I’m going to show you the easiest way to make a Valentine’s Day cookie cake using a box of cake mix and two other ingredients. Your family is going to love this!
Hey Mommas! Valentine’s Day is only 2 days away. TWO DAYS!?! Where has February gone? Heck, where did January go? I feel like we’ve been moving in warp speed lately. I feel like I’ve barely had time to breathe lately with all of the studying, working, being a Mom, and a wife that’s been happening over here.
I’m not complaining though. You see, the truth is, I love being busy. I cannot stand to have nothing to do. Even when I was a kid I would bring home extra books on the weekends just to make it look like I was super busy – I never actually studied more or longer than I had to, I just wanted to look important. Well these days, there’s is no pretending to our busy schedule.
I guess that’s what I get.
Well this past weekend I headed out of town for a review prep course for my upcoming exam, so I knew I wouldn’t have a lot of time to do anything sweet for the two boys in my life. So I opted for a simple Valentine’s Day love cookie cake.
J’s dessert of choice (well the only dessert he’ll actually eat) is chocolate chip cookies, so of course that made my decision super easy on what to make. I did a little baking magic to turn the cookie cake into a heart, but I’ll show you that down below.
We wanted to keep this Valentine’s Day budget friendly. We’ve been working extra hard lately to stick within our budget (no one’s perfect and neither are we). I realized I had just about everything we needed to bake a cookie cake on hand, except chocolate chips. Someone got a little chocolate craving one night and finished off the small bag we had in the freezer – oops!
I’m pretty proud of myself on this surprise though because J totally did not see it coming, which never happens! I’m the worst at keeping secrets from him.
Here’s how I created this sweet Valentine’s Day cookie cake:
Here’s what you need:
1 box white cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 bag mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Buttercream Icing or canned icing
Red food coloring
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, pour into greased pan. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.
Valentine’s Tip: To make a heart shaped cookie cake, I used one circle and one square pan. I did not double my recipe, but you could. I just opted for thinner cookies and started checking if they were done at around 15 minutes. Once the cookies are fully cooked, pop out of the pan.
Shaping the heart is really simple! All you have to do is take the round cookie cake and slice it in half. Then place the two circles on the square edges. You can take some icing to help hold it together.
For the icing I used my buttercream recipe and just used red food coloring to make it more Valentine-y. You could also always use store-bought icing as well.
- 1 box white cake mix
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 bag mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Buttercream Icing or canned icing
- Red food coloring
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Pour batter into a greased pan (one circle and one square if making a heart). Bake for 15-20 minutes.