So it’s that time of the year – Valentine’s Day or should I say the ultimate Hallmark day! Time to bring out your inner romantic and make everything pink and heart shaped……..
And if my black pudding starter seems very ‘hearty’ well here is the ultimate chocolate cake to finish off your romantic meal á deux! (what you choose to have for main course is entirely up to you………….)
I came across this recipe when I was putting together a ‘Cupid’s Cooking’ class last year and it went down very well. I think it came from Delicious Magazine so I hope they don’t mind my variation on it!
It’s quick , easy and delicious so go on, give it a try………..
Heart’s Desire Cake
Preheat your oven to 180C/Fan 160C/Gas 4. You’ll need a loose bottomed heart-shaped tin – I got mine from Kit Your Kitchen last year and I’m sure Gemma will have some in stock this year
What you need:
- 150g butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 150g dark chocolate (70% cocoa) buttons
- 140g light brown sugar
- 130g caster sugar
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 150g plain flour
- 50g hazelnuts
- 50g Green & Black’s butterscotch chocolate
What to do:
Put butter, vanilla, chocolate and sugars into a bowl
Remove bowl from heat, add in the beaten eggs and fold in the flour
Allow to cool in tin for 15 mins before carefully turning out onto serving plate.
Decorate to your heart’s content ……
and serve warm with whipped cream and lots of love……..
Did I mention I had a very interested observer while all this was going on….
Happy Cooking !
PS Valentine if you’re reading this, I have the cake so flowers or jewellery will do……….