A simple Valentine's day dessert that is for the least simple person in your life, your partner in the good, the bad and the ugly. Celebrate each other this holiday. After all, love should conquer everything!
Valentines Cake with Strawberries & Cream
2 eierkoeken (a large cake-like cookie from Holland - a bundt cake could substitute or any soft but fluffy cake)
100 g heavy whipping cream 35% fat
about 10-15 strawberries (depending on size) - quartered
powdered sugar for dusting
35 g sugar
1/2 of a vanilla bean
60 g cream cheese - room temperature
Mix the cream cheese & sugar together roughly with a whisk and set aside. This helps break down the sugar crystals.
Using a cookie cutter, cut out a heart in the cookie/cake. Toss the strawberries with a little of powdered sugar. Set aside.
Whip the cream with the insides of the vanilla bean. Once stiff, gently mix in the cream cheese mixture. Place in a piping bag with a tip of choice. (or it can be spooned on top, whatever works and makes you happy.
Place the strawberries inside of the heart cut-out and then using the whipped cream, make a border around the strawberries keeping the shape of the heart visible.