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Chocolate Pound Cake With Hidden Heart

Chocolate Pound Cake With Hidden Heart

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 20

Cook Time : 50

Total Time : 70

Ingredients

Serves 6

  • For the hidden heart cake : cake flour 1.5 cups

  • Eggs 3 nos

  • Milk 3 tbsp

  • Baking powder 1 tsp

  • Vanilla extract 1 tsp

  • Sugar 3/4 cups

  • Butter 3/4 cups

  • Pink gel food colour (I have added 1/4 th tsp for the darkness) 1/4 tsp

  • For the chocolate pound cake ,Cocoa powder 1/4 cups

  • Hot boiling water 1/4 cups

  • Milk 2 tbsp

  • Eggs 4 nos

  • Cake flour 1.5 cups

  • Sugar 1.25 cups

  • Vanila extract 1.5 tsp

  • Baking powder (for chocolate cake) 1 tsp

  • Unsalted butter 1 cups

  • Salt 1/2 tsp

  • Chocolate glaze ,Chopped plain chocolate 90 gms

  • Honey 1 tbsp

  • Butter 2 tbsp

Directions

  • 01

    For the heart cake, Whisk the butter and sugar till very fluffy. Make a mixture of eggs + milk + vanilla extract.

  • 02

    Sieve the flour and baking powder, keep aside. Now fold in the egg mixture and flour mix into the butter mixture in 2 parts, that is add half the egg mixture first and then add the flour mixture, followed by egg mix and then flour mix. Add the colour and mix.

  • 03

    Pour this mixture into a greased flat tray tin and bake for 35 minutes in a preheated oven at 165℃.

  • 04

    Cool and using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut hearts out of the cake.

  • 05

    For the chocolate cake ,Mix the cocoa powder with hot boiling water. Mix well and keep aside to cool it down.

  • 06

    Whisk the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the eggs one by one and whisk well. Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt together in a separate bowl.

  • 07

    Now mix the cocoa mix into the egg Mix, whisk well. Now fold in the flour mix alternating with the milk into the egg Mix.

  • 08

    Grease a loaf tin, pour 1/3 rd of the chocolate cake batter into the tin. Now stack the heart shaped cake pieces on the tin.

  • 09

    Pour rest of the batter and bake this at 165 degree Celsius, in a preheated oven for 55-60 minutes. Let the cake cool.

  • 10

    To make the glaze, heat Chocolate, honey and butter together in a double boiler. Mix well and let this cool for few minutes and pour this over the cake.

  • 11

    How to make cake flour : Take 1.5 cups of Maida, remove 3 tbsp of it and add 3 tbsp of cornflour..

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