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Romantic Chocolate Cake

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A chocolate sponge cake decorated with chocolate butter icing and chocolate heart shaped pieces. Delicious.

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Ingredients

  • 100g soften butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 70g SR flour
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • For decorations:
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 50g soften butter
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 20g cocoa

Details

servings 8
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 30mins
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

Cream butter and sugar in a food mixer till light and fluffy.
Add in beaten egg a little at a time.
Sieve flour and cocoa together. Fold the flour into the cake mixture.

Step 2

Transfer the mixture into a greased lined 18cm. tin. Bake in the preheated oven at 190C/ Gas Mark 5 for 30 to 35 minutes, until firm to the touch.
Remove from the oven. Leave the cake to cool.

Step 3

Melt chocolate on a bowl of hot water. Spread the melted chocolate on a piece of grease proof paper. Leave to cool. Use heart shaped cutters to cut into 2 different sizes heart shaped chocolate pieces.

Step 4

Cream butter and icing sugar together. Mix cocoa in a teaspoon of hot water. Stir cocoa into the butter cream.
Spread the top of the cake with chocolate butter cream. Decorate the cake with chocolate hearts.

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