Sweetheart cake

Just before you draw conclusions by reading the title, let me tell you, this is not valentine's day stuff. The story behind the cake is this. Sunny boy loves cake and chocolate. I do not make it very often because I have these huge cake tins that I will have to make huge cakes and me and Honey end up eating way more than what we should. So I went shopping for a smaller cake tin, so then I get to make cake more often, Sunny boy gets to eat cake more often, and we do not have to eat a mountain of left over cake. Unfortunately, I could not get either a square or a round cake tin in small size. So I was forced to by a silly heart shaped cake tin. So here it comes, a home make heart shaped cake for my sweetheart, therefore called sweetheart cake :)

We will need,

For the cake

Flour 1/2 cup
Sugar 1/2 cup
Butter 1 stick (1/2 cup) (room temp)
Eggs 2 (room temp)
Baking powder 1/8 tsp
Vanilla 1/2 tsp
Yogurt 2 tbsp

For the filling/ frosting
Cream cheese  1 tub (8 o)
Bitter sweet chocolate squares 3 (2 oz each)
Strawberries fresh 5-6
Sugar about 1-2 tbsps
Heavy cream (if needed)

Method:
  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and line a 6" cake tin with parchment paper.
  • Cream the butter till pale and fluffy. Throw in the sugar and cream till the sugar dissolves.
  • Crack one egg into the butter sugar mixture and beat till well combined. Repeat with the other egg.
  • Stir in the yogurt and the vanilla.
  • Sift the flour with baking powder. 
  • Fold the flour into the butter mixture. 
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake till a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and cool completely on a wire  rack.
  • For the frosting, melt the chocolate squares either on a double broiler or in the microwave. 
  • Cream the cream cheese and then stir in the melted chocolate. Add the sugar and check if it tastes good. Adjust with more sugar if necessary. Add a few tablespoons of heavy cream if the mixture is too tight. It should be light and fluffy. 
  • Chop the strawberries. Divide the frosting to two equal parts. Add the chopped strawberries to one part. 
  • Once the cake is completely cool, cut it horizontally into two. Gently set aside the top half. Spread the strawberry frosting mixture on the the bottom half of the cake. Place the top part back and spread the remaining frosting on to the cake. 
  • Garnish with some more strawberries. Serve it with a dollop of whipped cream.

8 comments:

Recipeswap said...

That's so sweet, a cake for ur sweet son.looks nice.

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Priya said...

So sweet and cute looking cake..beautifully done.

R said...

looks so cute, delicious stuff!

Sravs said...

wonderful cake !! super one !!

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Kannada Cuisine said...

Thanks people :)

Tina said...

So sweet nd lovely

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Looks rich! Love Cakes you know