Monday 11 February 2019

Love Heart Cake

In our house there's a sweet treat for every occasion. Birthday? Let's bake a cake. Friends coming round? Let's bake a couple of dozen cookies. 

So, why not preheat the oven and bake a little V day treat like this one?

Heart shaped cake

Want to give it a try? You'll need........
  • Heart shaped tin 
  • Greaseproof paper
  • Heart cutters
  • Heart sprinkles
  • Love heart sweets
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g butter/baking spread
  • 3 lightly beaten eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Sieve
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk or wooden spoon
  • Wire rack
  • Plate or cake board
  • Spatula or spoon
Ingredients and utensils listed

Preheat the oven to 180c and line the baking tray. Next, place the butter and sugar in the mixing bowl and mix until creamy.

mixing bowl with sugar and butter

mixture creamed together

Add the lightly beaten eggs and mix again.

mixture with eggs added

Add the teaspoon of vanilla essence, the tablespoon of milk, sift in the flour and mix well. 

mixture with flour added


Spoon the mixture into the tin and even out.

heart shaped tin with some cake mixture spooned into the centre

mixture smoothed out in tin

Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown. Leave to cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool. 

baked cake on wire tray cooling

Using a spoon or spatula cover the top of the cake with the vanilla frosting.

Buttercream icing spooned on to the cake

Then, place the largest heart cutter lightly in the centre of the cake. 

Heart shaped cutter placed on to the cake

Fill the heart with sprinkles and carefully remove the cutter.

Cutter filled with heart sprinkles

cutter removed leaving a heart shape in the centre of the cake

 Finish by decorating with heart sweets. 

Love hearts placed around the edge of the cake

Enjoy with a cup of tea and maybe share a piece if you're feeling the love!

Finished cake with sprinkles in the centre and sweets around the edge

Cake with two slices cut and plated with heart napkins

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