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Hidden Heart Cake Recipe

Bright red heart cake hidden inside a chocolate cake. This cake is perfect for this valentines day. Surprise your valentine using this.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Deserts
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 158 kcal

Ingredients
  

FOR CHOCOLATE CAKE

  • ½ cup Unsalted butter (100 grams)
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • ½ cup Cocoa Powder (50 grams)
  • 1 cup Sugar (200 grams)
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour / Maida (120 grams)
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Instant Coffee Powder
  • cup Milk (80 ml)
  • ¼ tsp Salt

FOR RED HEART CAKE

  • ½ cup Unsalted butter (100 grams)
  • 1 cup Sugar (200 grams)
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Red Food Colouring
  • 3 Large Egg
  • cup All Purpose Flour / Maida

FOR CHOCOLATE GLAZE

  • 1 cup Icing Sugar | Confectioners Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tbsp Water

Instructions
 

FOR RED HEART CAKE

  • Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Take butter, sugar, vanilla in a bowl and use a beater to whip till creamy.
  • Now add in one egg at a time and beat till creamy.
  • Now in a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Now add this dry ingredients into the egg mixture along with milk and food colour and combine well.
  • Spoon this into the baking pan and bake for 35 to 45 mins.
  • Remove and cool completely. Now un mould the cake, slice it into thick slices.
  • Now use a heart cookie cutter, and cut out hearts. Set aside.

FOR CHOCOLATE CAKE

  • Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Take butter, sugar, vanilla in a bowl and use a beater to whip till creamy.
  • Now add in one egg at a time and beat till creamy.
  • Now in a separate bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, coffee powder, baking powder and salt.
  • Now add this dry ingredients into the egg mixture along with milk and mix well
  • Now take the loaf pan, Spoon little chocolate batter in, now spread it evenly.
  • Now place heart side down and arrange it over the chocolate batter.
  • Spoon remaining chocolate batter in and tap gently.
  • Bake this for 40 to 45 mins. Remove and cool completely.

Making Chocolate Glaze

  • Take icing sugar, cocoa powder, water in a sauce pan, heat till it melts and becomes creamy.
  • Now pour this over the cake. Decorate it as you like. Leave to set for 1 hour
  • Slice and serve.

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Notes

  1. Use small heart cookie cutter so the entire cake is hidden inside the chocolate cake batter.
  2. You can use any shaped cookie cutter instead of heart shape. 
  3. Don't over bake the cake.
  4. You can use any colour. Rainbow colour will look cute too.

STORAGE

  • You can wrap the cake and store in room temperature for 2 days.
  • Store in fridge upto a week.
Nutrition Facts
Hidden Heart Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 140mg47%
Sodium 362mg16%
Potassium 125mg4%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Calcium 124mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Cake with Heart inside, Chocolate Heart Cake, Heart cake, Hidden Heart Cake
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