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Valentines Chocolate Loaf Cake

Happy Valentines Day!!



This is such a cute recipe to make for your loved ones at anytime of the year but since it's valentines day I thought why not bake a pink heart in a chocolate loaf cake?!


This recipe is an adaptation of the Halloween bat cake I posted on my Instagram way back in October 2019. I've just changed up the flavours and hidden shape :)



It takes a bit more time to make but I think the end result is definitely worth it! Everyone will be amazed when you cut into the cake and I bet they'll ask how you made it. Here's how....



Ingredients

For the pink heart cake

100g Butter

100g Caster Sugar

2 Medium Eggs

100g Self Raising Flour

Pink or Red Food Colouring


For the chocolate loaf cake

150g Butter

150g Caster Sugar

3 Medium Eggs

125g Self Raising Flour

25g Cocoa Powder


White chocolate and sprinkles to decorate


Step 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fan. Grease and line a 7" square cake tin and a 2lb loaf tin.


Step 2. For the hearts mix the butter and caster sugar together until light and fluffy and then add the eggs and self raising flour. Lastly add in enough food colouring to make a bright pink or red colour.


Step 3. Add the mixture to the 7" cake tin and bake for around 25 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin for around 10 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.


Step 4. Place the red/pink cake on a chopping board and use a heart cookie cutter to cut out 7 hearts. Set aside and make the chocolate loaf cake.


Step 5. To make the chocolate loaf mix the butter and caster sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, self raising flour and cocoa powder and combine to a smooth mixture. Add a third of the mixture to the bottom of the loaf tin. Add the baked hearts lined up along the middle and add the rest of the chocolate cake mixture.


Step 6. Tap lightly on the worktop to level out the mixture and bake for around 45-50 minutes. Take out the oven and cool slightly in the tin before cooling completely on a cooling rack.


Step 7. Melt the white chocolate and drizzle over the loaf cake and top with sprinkles! Slice and enjoy! :)



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