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Catholic Recipe: Heart Cake


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Flour
  • Extract of rose
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin:

A simple and delicious Valentine heart cake that is made in honor of St. Valentine, and is an offering for our loved ones.


Cream butter and sugar. Add egg, cream and spices. Flavor with extract. Stir in enough flour to make a stiff dough. Roll on a floured board. Cut into hearts. Bake on a cookie sheet in a moderate oven (350°) about 15 minutes or until brown.

Recipe Source: Cooking for Christ by Florence Berger, National Catholic Rural Life Conference, 4625 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310, 1949, 1999
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