Heart-shaped-chocolate-cake

 

Show your loved one much you love them this Valentine’s…with chocolate! This delicious chocolate cake recipe is bound to go down a treat.

 

YOU WILL NEED:

100g butter, softened

100g caster sugar

4 medium happy eggs

80g self raising flour

30g cocoa powder

 

For the icing:

50g butter

50g 72% cooking Chocolate

20g cocoa powder

250g icing Sugar

 

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HOW TO MAKE IT:

1. Mix the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Mix the happy eggs together in a separate bowl, then slowly add to the butter mixture.

2. Fold in the rest of the flour and 30g cocoa powder until it has an even consistency

3. Pour the mixture into a heart shaped baking tin. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4 for 40 minutes. To test whether the cake is cooked, probe it in the middle with a skewer, if the skewer comes out clean, it’s cooked. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack.

4. For the icing, melt the butter and chocolate together on a low heat, add cocoa and then mix in the icing sugar with a fork, adding warm water until it has a thick consistency. Wait until the cake is cool before icing it.

 

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