Friday, 10 February 2017

Valentine Special Cake



Valentine special cake - a heart in every slice of cake. Sounds interesting, isn't it ?
I can assure this'll be a better way to show your love on Valentine's Day for your loved ones. Here I have used two different flavors of cake. One is orange and other one is of chocolate flavor. Orange and chocolate flavors are a unique combination.
So lets go in details without wasting any time ;)




Preparation Time : 60 mins      |      Cooking Time : 1 & ½ hrs


Ingredients :        

Ingredients
Measurements
Orange cake
All purpose flour
1 cup
Sugar (powdered)
½ cup
Baking soda
½ tsp
Milk
½ cup
Oil
½ cup
Orange essence
½ tsp
Orange zest
1 & ½ tsp
Salt
1 pinch
Chocolate cake
All purpose flour
1 cup
Milkmaid
½ tin or 200 gm
Cocoa powder
2 tbsp
Baking powder
½ tsp
Baking soda
½ tsp
Butter
50 gm
Vanilla essence
¼ tsp
Aerated soda
3/8 cup
Buttercream frosting
Heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp
Cocoa powder
1 tbsp
Icing sugar
1 cup
Butter
½ cup
Vanilla essence
½ tsp
Garnishing
Chocolate sauce
As needed

​Method :

A- Orange Cake :
  1. Preheat the oven to 180º C. 
  2. Grease a loaf tin with butter or line up with a butter paper. 
  3. Sift all purpose flour, salt and baking soda in a bowl. Keep aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, take sugar, milk, orange essence and oil. Whisk till sugar is melted. 
  5. Then add orange zest and mix well again.
  6. Next add in shifted dry ingredients, fold gently.
  7. Pour the batter into the greased loaf tin and bake for 35-40 mins.
  8. Take out from oven and let the cake to cool down for 10 mins in the tin. Then invert on a cooling rack and allow to cool down completely.
  9. Once the orange cake cooled, cut into slices. Then using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out the cake slices. Keep aside.


B- Chocolate Cake :
  1. Preheat again the oven to 180º C. 
  2. Grease the loaf tin with butter or line up with a butter paper. 
  3. Sift all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl. Keep aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, take butter and milkmaid. Mix well.
  5. Then add vanilla essence and mix well again.
  6. Add some dry ingredients to the milkmaid mixture and then add some aerated soda and mix well. Repeat, alternatively dry ingredients and aerated soda till both are used up.
  7. Now spoon 2-3 tbsp of the cake batter into the bottom of the loaf tin and spread evenly. 
  8. Place gently the heart shape cut-out orange cake pieces (side by side without having any gap in between the cake pieces) having the pointed end of the heart shapes upwards on the batter layer lenghthwise from one end to other end of the loaf tin. 
  9. Make sure to leave space at each end for rest of the chocolate cake batter. By placing side by side without having any gap in between the heart shape orange cakes will look like a heart shape log.
  10. Next gently spoon rest of the chocolate cake batter around and over the heart shape orange cake log so that the log is covered fully.
  11. Now bake for 35-40 mins.
  12. Take out from oven and let the cake to cool down for 10 mins in the tin. Then invert on a cooling rack and allow to cool down completely.

C- Buttercream frosting :
  1. In a mixing bowl, take icing sugar and butter. Mix using electric whisk on low speed until well blended.
  2. Then add cocoa powder, vanilla essence and whipping cream. Mix again on low and gradually increase speed to make frosting smooth and spreadable consistency.


D- Assembling :
  1. Now take the chocolate cake on a serving platter (must be bigger than the cake base).
  2. Then using a spatula, apply the buttercream frosting on top and sides of the cake and spread evenly.
  3. Keep in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes, so that the frosting'll well set.
  4. Now drizzle chocolate sauce on top of the frosting in preferable design.
  5. Serve by slicing the cake so that the cute heart inside will be visible !





Notes :

  • Frosting part is purely optional. If not interested to make froasting, then grab as it is.


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