Triple Chocolate Hidden Heart Cake

Triple Chocolate Hidden Heart Cake

This pretty Triple Chocolate Hidden Heart Cake would be a perfect homemade bake to surprise your loved ones with on Valentines day. Inside this chocolate cake, lies hidden little red hearts; one on every slice. 

We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in my house. However, I know that for many it is a day and night to enjoy, and make a special effort to spend time with the one you love, and rekindle some romance.

However, even though I won’t be doing anything to mark the day, I am still happy to bake a cake in honour of the 14th February, afterall I do love cake and you can show someone how much you love them with cake!!!  Well, it would make a change from flowers and chocolates and romantic dinners for 2 πŸ™‚

When I made my Comic Relief inspired Red Noses Day Cake the other week, I had some extra red velvet batter leftover, so I baked a traybake and cut out some heart shaped pieces which I have been keeping in the freezer ever since.  I then cooked a simple chocolate sponge cake and placed the hearts inside the batter and then covered with the remaining batter to give a surprise heart effect once the cake was cut. The hearts did not show in the slices aswell as I had hoped for (this was the first time I have attempted this effect), but you could see the red and so I do feel that there was a surprise if only a smaller one than I had planned for!

If you fancy giving this a go then here is how I made my Triple Chocolate Hidden Heart Cake.

Triple Chocolate Hidden Heart Cake
a chocolate sponge containing red velvet heart shaped sponge pieces hidden inside, covered in a white chocolate drizzle
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Ingredients
  1. *FOR THE CHOCOLATE SPONGE*
  2. 200g unsalted butter
  3. 200g caster sugar
  4. 4 eggs
  5. 30g cocoa powder
  6. 170g self raising flour
  7. *FOR THE RED VELVET HEARTS*
  8. (I needed 14)
either use ready made Betty Crocker red velvet cake mix or
  1. 100g unsalted butter
  2. 100g caster sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 30g cocoa powder
  5. 70g self raising flour
  6. red food colouring
  7. *DECORATION*
  8. 100g white chocolate
  9. edible heart cake decorations
Instructions
  1. *TO MAKE THE RED VELVET HEARTS*
  2. preheat the oven to 180oc/160oc fan
  3. grease and line a swiss roll baking tray
  4. cream together the butter and sugar until pale and soft
  5. add the egg and a spoonful of flour and beat well
  6. fold in the flour and cocoa powder
  7. add a good squeeze of the red food colouring until the batter turns a deep shade of crimson
  8. pour the batter onto the tin and cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes
  9. leave to cool
meanwhile make the chocolate cake batter by
  1. grease and line a 9 inch loose bottomed bundt tin
  2. cream together the butter and sugar until pale and soft
  3. add the eggs and a spoonful of flour and beat well
  4. fold in the remaining flour and cocoa powder
  5. by now the red velvet cake should be cool, so turn out of the tin and cut out 14 medium sized hearts
  6. Pour enough of the chocolate cake batter to cover the bottom of the cake tin
  7. stand the hearts in the tin (see photo below)
  8. cover with the remaining chocolate batter
  9. bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes
  10. leave to cool completely before removing and then covering with the decoration
  11. melt the white chocolate and then drizzle generously over the top of the cake
  12. sprinkle the hearts over the top and allow to set, before slicing and tucking in
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As you can see the heart shaped is not as clear or as big as I had hoped, BUT I think it still looks ok and it tasted lovely so all good really πŸ™‚

You could make this cake for the one you love, or in my case why not make it for yourself??? Mmmm well as I said, I do love cake!!!

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  1. Ooh yum, this looks so good Jenny. I think I might give it a go…also I didn’t know you could get Betty Crocker Red Velvet, I always struggle with mine so this might be the way forward from now on! xx

  2. That is absolutely beautiful! What a lovely idea. I’m not big on Valentines either, but it’s always a good excuse to bake something nice! xx

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