Love is in the Cake❤️

Are you guys ready for a love filled post? ♥ I know I am!

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February 14th and hidden heart cake, hmmm no no! I am not big on celebrating Valentine’s day. But yeah, this sure is a day to celebrate for me. Because this was the day i met my best friend, my first love, my husband, Fadal, three years back. That was one beautiful day to remember, the memories of which i will cherish forever. 😍😍😊

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This day being so special for me, i wanted to post something that would go well with the mood. And i couldn’t think of anything more apt than this hidden heart cake. Don’t this cake just make you want to go…awwww. This cake really has a heart. Cut or bite into one to see how much love went into them. The best part is that they are surprisingly simple to make.

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The white cake with a very cute pink heart inside and a delicious chocolate ganache on top makes a sweet and simple treat fit for just any special day celebration.

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And if your sweetheart happens to be a chocolate fan, you could just as easily bake your heart into some chocolate cake batter. But i think the pink cake vs. white cake made all the difference in this.

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My sweetheart loved this beauty. I am sure all of your loved ones will love this too. Do try making it and enjoy!

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1 white Cake mix+ ingredients listed on back of the cake box
red food coloring
small heart cutter

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For the chocolate ganache:
4 ounces high-quality dark chocolate, preferably bittersweet
1/2 cup cream
1 teaspoon butter

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1. Mix up the white cake ingredients according to package directions.

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2. Take out 1/3rd of the batter out and mix in 3-4 drops of red food color to it.
3. Bake it in a well greased 7×3-inch loaf pan. This might take a little less time than instructed.
4. Remove from pan and let cool. Cut the cake into slices. Cut heart shapes from slices.

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5. Spread a touch of the white cake batter to the bottom of greased 9×5 pan as a ‘glue’ to stick the hearts together. Carefully align the hearts. Then pour the rest of the batter on top of the hearts to cover them well. You may have more batter than required. Try not to overfill the pan. Bake according to the directions in box. Let cool.

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Make the ganache:
1. Place chocolate in a large bowl. Heat 1 teaspoon butter and 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream in a saucepan over medium heat until butter is melted. Pour cream mixture over chocolate and whisk until smooth. Set aside until cooled, but still pourable, about 20 minutes.

Pour the ganache over the cake and refrigerate it for half an hour. Cut into slices and delight your loved ones with the heart shaped surprise that peeks out from inside! 🙂

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Notes:

✔️ If you want your heart to be darker, add more drops of color.
✔️ Instead of the box mix, you can make your own vanilla cake from scratch. I was too lazy to make one. I used betty crocker cake mix, which was extremely soft and moist.

 

Love is in the Cake
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INGREDIENTS
  1. 1 white Cake mix+ ingredients listed on back of the cake box
  2. red food coloring
  3. small heart cutter
For the chocolate ganache
  1. 4 ounces high-quality dark chocolate, preferably bittersweet
  2. 1/2 cup cream
  3. 1 teaspoon butter
DIRECTIONS
  1. Mix up the white cake ingredients according to package directions.
  2. Take out 1/3rd of the batter out and mix in 3-4 drops of red food color to it.
  3. Bake it in a well greased 7×3-inch loaf pan. This might take a little less time than instructed.
  4. Remove from pan and let cool. Cut the cake into slices. Cut heart shapes from slices.
  5. Spread a touch of the white cake batter to the bottom of greased 9×5 pan as a ‘glue’ to stick the hearts together. Carefully align the hearts. Then pour the rest of the batter on top of the hearts to cover them well. You may have more batter than required. Try not to overfill the pan. Bake according to the directions in box. Let cool.
Make the ganache
  1. Place chocolate in a large bowl. Heat 1 teaspoon butter and 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream in a saucepan over medium heat until butter is melted. Pour cream mixture over chocolate and whisk until smooth. Set aside until cooled, but still pourable, about 20 minutes.
  2. Pour the ganache over the cake and refrigerate it for half an hour. Cut into slices and delight your loved ones with the heart shaped surprise that peeks out from inside!
Notes
  1. ✔️ If you want your heart to be darker, add more drops of color.
  2. ✔️ Instead of the box mix, you can make your own vanilla cake from scratch. I was too lazy to make one. I used betty crocker cake mix, which was extremely soft and moist.
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51 thoughts on “Love is in the Cake❤️

  1. beautiful cake and pictures..especially the one with ganache being poured. I was contemplating making something like this with natural food color (maybe beets), now i have the steps to follow..thanks for posting this:)

    1. Thanks Sofia! Im not into valentines day at all, actually. But i happened to meet my husband on that day for the first time. 🙂 So i celebrate that day as my meeting anniversary. 🙂 🙂

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