If you want to bake a delicious treat for someone special, or whether you enjoy a bit of variation in what you bake, this chocolate heart cake recipe is guaranteed to satisfy your every baking need.
Valentines Day is a special occasion, as it is a great excuse to show the special person or people in your life how much you care about them, and this Chocolate Heart Cake will do exactly that! The combination of flavours will leave your mouth watering and it doesn't even take that long to bake!
- 180g soft butter
- 180g caster sugar
- 180g self-raising flour
- 30g of cocoa powder
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tbsp of milk
For the Filling
- 200ml of double cream
- 150g of raspberries
For the Icing
- 100g of dark chocolate
- 30g unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp of raspberry jam
Step 1- Preheat your oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4/160 fan.
Step 2- Grease the base of an 8 inch heart shaped tin. A round cake tin is fine if you don’t have one.
Step 3- Mix the soft butter, caster sugar, self-raising flour, cocoa powder, eggs and milk in to a mixing bowl using a whisk, or if you are feeling particularly fancy, an electric whisk. Once it is all mixed together, empty the mixture in to the heart shaped tin. Bake the cake for 35-40 minutes until it rises well, and remove it from the tin and place on a cooling rack.
Step 4- Cut the cake in to two pieces so you are able to include the filling. To make the filling, whip the double cream until thick, and fold in the raspberries. Spread the mixture of the cream and raspberries over the bottom half of the cake, then add the top layer of the cake.
Step 5- To make the icing, add the 2 tbsp of raspberry jam to a pan and melt until it is runny, and then spread over the top layer of the cake.
Step 6- Then add the chocolate and unsalted butter to a small bowl and melt it over hot water. Ensure that the bowl doesn’t come in to contact with the water. Once this is complete, allow the mixture to cool.
Step 7-Once the mixture has cooled, spread it over the top of the cake ensuring that none of the mixture goes on the side of the cake. Let the icing set for an hour or so, and then you are ready to serve.
Step 8-We recommend serving with some double cream, or ice cream, enjoy!
Source: Annabel Karmel
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