Secret Heart Strawberry Vanilla Pound Cake

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This Secret Heart pound cake has a couple of twists on the classic pound cake. First, there's a hidden heart inside the pound cake. This becomes apparent after you slice into it. The second is the flavor combination of the strawberry poundcake hearts and the vanilla outer poundcake. Everyone will be shocked and surprised, and wonder how you did that. We don't have to tell them how easy it is. We'll keep that our little secret.

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Hidden Strawberrry Heart:
1 cup Unsalted butter ( room temperature )
2 cup Flour
1 cup Sugar
4 Eggs ( room temperature )
1 tsp Strawberry extract
1/2 tsp Salt
Pink gel food coloring
Heart cookie cutter
Vanilla Loaf:
1 cup Unsalted butter ( room temperature )
2 cup Flour
1 cup Sugar
4 Eggs ( room temperature )
2 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 tsp Salt
Icing Ingredients:
1/2 cup Butter
1 lb Powdered sugar
2 tbsp Milk
1 tsp Vanilla extract
Salt ( pinch )
Pink gel food coloring

Hidden Strawbery Heart Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep a loaf pan (8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches) with non-stick spray.
  2. Line pan with parchment paper.
  3. On...
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Nutritions

Calories
809

Sodium
282mg
11% DV

Fat
45g
69% DV

Protein
8g
17% DV

Carbs
91g
30% DV

Fiber
2g
11% DV

Skip store-bought cans, because you can't beat the sweet, savory and smoky taste of homemade baked beans with bacon and molasses. The old-fashioned beans cook slowly in the oven for hours, developing a rich, thick sauce. Baked beans from scratch are the perfect side dish for your next cookout or potluck, and a simple lunch or dinner entrée when paired with cornbread or Boston brown bread!

1 lb. dried navy or Great Northern beans
1/2 lb. bacon
1 medium onion
1/2 c ketchup
3/4 c molasses
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 t dry mustard
2 c chicken broth
kosher salt and black pepper
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  • Place beans in a large bowl or pot. Cover with water by 2 inches. Cover and let stand overnight. Drain and rinse the beans.
  • Place the beans in a large pot and cover with fresh water (about 1...
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Nutritions

Calories
461

Sodium
983mg
40% DV

Fat
12g
19% DV

Protein
13g
26% DV

Carbs
73g
24% DV

Fiber
8g
34% DV