Inspiring Cuisine’s Valentine Cake

Inspiring Cuisine’s Valentine Cake


It’s time for a Valentine Cake. I was thinking I’d make a Strawberry Cake, but then I came across this recipe of Dale’s, and I can’t decide between the Strawberry Cake and this one. Wow!

Dale’s Black Forest Cake

You will need:

1 ¾ cup Flour                               1 Egg

1 cup Sugar                                    ½ cup Coffee

1/3 cup Cocoa                               ½ cup Buttermilk

1 teaspoon Baking Soda             ¼ cup Vegetable Oil

½ teaspoon Baking Powder     ½ teaspoon Vanilla

½ Salt                                           1 can or ½ can Cherry Pie Filling



  1. Place dry ingredients in bowl. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Mix egg with coffee, buttermilk, oil and vanilla.
  3. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly.


  1. Pour into two layer cake pans that have been greased with shortening and dusted with flour.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.


  1. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from pans carefully.
  3. Spread 1/2 can cherry pie filling over one layer.
  4. Stack Layers.
  5. Pipe whipped cream border around perimeter of cake.
  6. Spread rest of cherry pie filling from center out to whip cream.
  7. Umm Good!

Food for Thought:

                         The Many Faces of Love


            From a humanist point of view, Longfellow wrote: There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the first consciousness of love

—the first fluttering of its silken wings

—the first rising sound and breath of that wind which is so soon to sweep through the soul, to purify or to destroy.


Washington Irving wrote: Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.”

Goethe wrote, “We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”

Hannah Moore wrote of genuine love this way. “Love never reasons, but profusely gives; gives, like a thoughtless prodigal, its all, and trembles lest it has done to little.”

Have you thought about what it means to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37)?

“Here,” says Jerry Bridges, “are a few obvious aspects: you seek fellowship with Him and long to gaze upon His beauty (Psalm 27:4); you rejoice in meditating on His Word and rise early to pray (Psalm 119:97). You always delight to do His will” (Psalm 40:8).

But then have you thought how much God loves you?  His love is higher than the sky, deeper than the ocean. As the imprisoned poet wrote:

“Could we with ink the ocean fill,

And were the sky of parchment made,

Were every stalk on earth a quill,

And every man a scribe by trade,

To write the love of God above

Would drain the ocean dry.

Nor could the scroll contain the whole,

Though stretched from sky to sky.”

(Hymn: The Love of God)

Let’s make this Valentine’s Day a special day for genuine love. One hint— Make a Black Forest Cake for someone you love. [RuthAnn]

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1 Response to Inspiring Cuisine’s Valentine Cake

  1. Lori Sly says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

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