Valentine Red Velvet Party Blast Cookie Pizza
box red velvet cake mix
maple syrup or vanilla extract
Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
Strawberry jam or preserves
microwave for 2 - 3 minutes, boil to reduce and let cool
+ 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
Optional: Red Food coloring
Assorted Valentine Candies
I used Cherry Sours
Valentine Hearts, Strawberry M&Ms and some Dark Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven 350 and grease 8 or 9 inch pie pan or baking pan with non-stick spray, set aside.
Using mixer, mix together the cake mix, eggs, butter and maple syrup or vanilla until just combined. Batter will be very sticky and quite thick.
Dump into baking pan and spread out. I used parchment paper to spread it out by pressing down and out to level out the dough.
Microwave Nutella for 1-2 minutes until melted and place 5 - 6 globs on top of dough.
Using a knife swirl the Nutella around to create swirls.
Place in oven and let baking 25-30 minutes, don't overbake.
1/4 cup Strawberry jam or preserves, microwave for 3-4 minutes, boil to reduce and let cool.
Using mixer, beat butter until very light and fluffy.
Mix in cooled strawberry syrup, powdered sugar and salt until desired consistency. Add food coloring if you want more pink color. I chose to keep it pale.
Add more powdered sugar or some milk if you need to thicken or thin.
Frost or pipe border around the cookie pizza.
Place candies on top of frosting as desired.
Depending on size of pan, time will vary 5 minutes or so.