13 Feb 2015

Baking Adventures: Valentines Heart Cake

NO FAT valentine's day Heart Cake

Can't say it's my favourite holiday tomorrow - once you've endured peppero/pocky day, valentines day, and white day, it doesn't hold very much sentiment anymore - but for all those who don't want to spend money on store bought cakes and chocolate, I think I have just the thing for you.

Chocolate Heart cake, anyone?

(p.s. it has no fat! Which makes it a chiffon cake base, but don't worry it's not scary or hard!)



NO FAT valentine's day Heart Cake

NO FAT valentine's day Heart Cake | Little miss fii

NO FAT valentine's day Heart Cake | Little miss fii



Ingredients:


100g plain flour
125g caster sugar 
25g cocoa powder
4 large eggs

4tbsp icing sugar
284ml double cream, whipped.


Method:

1 - preheat your oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4 
2 - grease your heart shaped tin(s) - I got mine from Wilko's
3 - sift together flour & cocoa powder
4 - put eggs and sugar into a heat proof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Do not let the water boil or touch the bowl!!!
5 - whisk the eggs & sugar together until thick, foamy, pale and tripled in volume - preferably with an electric hand whisk because if you're ace like me and don't have one it'll take a lot longer than 10 minutes... who needs arm day, eh?
6 - remove bow from pan and whisk for 2 more minutes until cool
7 - fold in flour and cocoa using a metal spoon - try to keep as much air as possible in the mix!
8 - pour mixture into cake tin(s) and bake for 25 minutes until sides have shrunk away from the tin/it's springy to the touch
9 - turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool
10 - dust with some icing sugar!
11 - mix 2 tablespoons of icing sugar into the cream
12 - decorate your heart! 


I'm not a massive fan of Chiffon cakes myself, but I was determined to try and make at least one this year - so success!! It tastes divine, fyi - so if you make this for anyone special tomorrow, it'll definitely be appreciated!

What are you doing for Valentine's Day this year?



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16 comments

  1. looks pretty and yummy! thanks for sharing

    happy valentine's (:

    Life In Pastel

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    1. It was such fun to make aha! Thank you for reading :)

      Fii x

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  2. I made a valentines cake as well- this one looks lovely! Followed you, would really appreciate a follow back? xx

    thelilymint.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Awh thank you! Followed you too, lovely :) x

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    1. I think the shape is what makes it genuinely festive! Gotta love funky shaped cake tins! :)

      Fii x

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  4. looks great;)

    PS: I would like to invite to you to join my giveaway, would be great if you would participate:)
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    1. Awh thank you!
      I'll make sure I take a look (and who doesn't love a giveaway!)

      Fii x

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  5. Oh wow these look delicious! Definitely going to give this recipe a try, thank you for sharing! I hope you had a lovely Valentines, sweetie!

    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog :)

    Laura's All Made Up - UK Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog ♥
    http://www.laurasallmadeup.com/

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    1. It's surprisingly easy, I had always though Chiffon cake bases were really hard, what with no fat being used, but it tastes soo goood.
      Thank you hun, it was terribly uneventful, but films will always be the best valentines ;) x

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  6. Looks really cute & yummy!!

    Nati xx
    artdicted2.blogspot.com/

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  7. these look amazing and so easy to do too! x
    www.article21.co.uk

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