Heart Chocolate Cake

After receiving some very cute ‘heart-shaped’ cake tins from my Mother-In-Law, I thought it was only appropriate to put them to good use, especially with my Birthday coming up!!!

Heart Chocolate Cake

Happy Birthday!

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 250g plain flour
  • 400g castor sugar
  • 65g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 150 ml oil
  • 150 ml milk
  • 150 ml water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs

Frosting:

  • 2 3/4 cups icing sugar
  • 100gms unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 100gms softened butter
  • 30ml milk

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C and grease 2 x 20cm ring tin with butter or cook spray.
  2. Sieve the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, bicarb of soda, baking powder and salt thoroughly into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the milk, oil, water, eggs and vanilla essence to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into the greased pans and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool in pans for 10 minutes, then remove and cool completely.
  6. For the icing: Beat the butter in a mixing bowl until light and smooth.
  7. Add the icing mix to the butter and mix until smooth. Add the milk and mix again until lump free. Allow to cool slightly.
  8. Smooth the icing over each layer and decorate the top with cake delights!
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