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Valentine’s Day is right across the corner. What can be more exciting to surprise your Valentine with this Surprise Heart inside Cake. This cake has been on my mind for a long time. Finally I gathered courage and patience to bake this delicious cake. Its a wonderful DIY project you can do with your kids. Specially when the result is enthralling. The ordinary looking cake when cut open has a cute heart in every slice! How romantic! Isn’t it?

 Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius and grease a bread loaf 7 cm long and 2 inches deep pan with oil or butter. Line it with a parchment paper and set aside.

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2. In a bowl combine sugar and butter, till it turns creamy.


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3. Add eggs and keep mixing.


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4. Add vanilla extract and mix.

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 5. In an other bowl add All purpose flour, Salt and Baking powder. Whisk everything together.


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6. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine using a spatula.

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7. Add food colour as per your choice. I am using red and blue to make pink.


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8. Pour the batter in the greased loaf pan and bake for 40 minutes or till the toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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9. Let the cake cool down completely.

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10. Cut the cooled loaf into slices . About seven slices.

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11. Take a cookie cutter and cut heart from each slice. Don’t throw the trimmings away, they can be used to make cake pops or truffles. Place the hearts of a tray lined with parchment paper freeze the hearts for 30 minutes.


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12. Re grease the loaf pan with oil . Sift flour, baking powder,salt and mix with creamed butter and sugar.


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 13. Thickly spread some of the cake mixture over the bottom and sides of the tin, making sure it is completely covered.

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14. Arrange the sponge hearts, upright, down the length of the tin, closely together so that they support each other.


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 15. Carefully spoon the remaining cake mixture on top of the hearts, gently tapping the tin on the work surface to help the mixture settle round the hearts. Make sure the hearts are well covered in cake mixture to help create the surprise. Bake the cake in preheated oven on 180 degree Celsius for 40 minutes or so or till the toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool it on a wire rack. 


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 16.For the chocolate sauce melt butter in a saucepan on a low flame. Once the butter is melted add chocolate chips and keep stirring till the chocolate melts and becomes thick in consistency.


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 17. Place the cake on a wirerack with a plate under it. When the chocolate mixture starts to thicken, spoon over the top of the loaf. Gently tap the wire rack on the tray to spread and smooth the icing on top, letting it drip down the sides of the cake. Leave to stand in a cool place for several minutes to allow the icing to set before transferring to a serving plate. 


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 18.Your cake is ready to slice and surprise!

You can try other Valentine’s Day recipe like Blueberry Bars, Wacky Vegan Chocolate Cake, Persimmon Rum Cake.

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Surprise Heart Inside Cake
Serves 8
Delicious Heart Inside Cake
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Total Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr
For the Heart
  1. 125 g Butter, softened at room temperature
  2. 125 g Caster Sugar
  3. 2 Medium Eggs
  4. 200 g All Purpose Flour
  5. 2 tsp Baking Powder
  6. 1/4 tsp Salt
  7. 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  8. Bright Red & Blue Food Colour for Pink Colour
For the White Cake
  1. 115 g Butter, at room temperature
  2. 115 g Caster Sugar
  3. 2 Medium Eggs, beaten
  4. 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  5. 1/2 tsp Salt
  6. 125 g All Purpose Flour
  7. 1 tsp Baking Powder
For the Decoration
  1. 75 g Dark Chocolate
  2. 40 g Unsalted Butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius and grease a bread loaf 7 cm long and 2 inches deep pan with oil or butter. Line it with a parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a bowl combine sugar and butter, till it turns creamy.
  3. Add eggs and keep mixing.
  4. Add vanilla extract and mix.
  5. In an other bowl add All purpose flour, Salt and Baking powder. Whisk everything together.
  6. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine using a spatula.
  7. Add food colour as per your choice. I am using red and blue to make pink.
  8. Pour the batter in the greased loaf pan and bake for 40 minutes or till the toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Let the cake cool down completely.
  10. Cut the cooled loaf into slices . About seven slices.
  11. Take a cookie cutter and cut heart from each slice. Don’t throw the trimmings away, they can be used to make cake pops or truffles. Place the hearts of a tray lined with parchment paper freeze the hearts for 30 minutes.
  12. Re grease the loaf pan with oil . Sift flour, baking powder,salt and mix with creamed butter and sugar.
  13. Thickly spread some of the cake mixture over the bottom and sides of the tin, making sure it is completely covered.
  14. Arrange the sponge hearts, upright, down the length of the tin, closely together so that they support each other.
  15. Carefully spoon the remaining cake mixture on top of the hearts, gently tapping the tin on the work surface to help the mixture settle round the hearts. Make sure the hearts are well covered in cake mixture to help create the surprise. Bake the cake in preheated oven on 180 degree Celsius for 40 minutes or so or till the toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool it on a wire rack.
  16. For the chocolate sauce melt butter in a saucepan on a low flame. Once the butter is melted add chocolate chips and keep stirring till the chocolate melts and becomes thick in consistency.
  17. Place the cake on a wirerack with a plate under it. When the chocolate mixture starts to thicken, spoon over the top of the loaf. Gently tap the wire rack on the tray to spread and smooth the icing on top, letting it drip down the sides of the cake. Leave to stand in a cool place for several minutes to allow the icing to set before transferring to a serving plate.
  18. Your cake is ready to slice and surprise!
Notes
  1. You can even make the white cake into chocolate cake by using cocoa powder.
Adapted from Oetker
Adapted from Oetker
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