Saturday, 14 February 2015

Valentine's Day Vanilla Loaf Cake

"Love is the happiness of today, and promise of tomorrow, so this warm note comes to you, to say that you must live life with a heart full of love. 
Happy Valentine's Day my Love!"

I always wanted to prepare one of those hidden design cakes and I thought Valentine's Day is a perfect day to try! I was right! I think it looks beautiful and I am sure everyone will love the hidden heart inside this delicious cake! Try it and surprise your Love by preparing this so simple but special loaf cake! 

For the red cake:
  • 175g butter
  • 175g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g yoghurt
  • 175 flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 package vanilla sugar
  • red food color
For the vanilla cake:
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g sugar 
  • 1 package of vanilla sugar (16g)
  • 150 g of butter
  • 3 drops of vanilla essence
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 100g of natural yogurt
  • 240 g flour

Preheat your oven to 175ÂșC and prepare a teacake mould.

For the red cake: Using an electronic mixer cream the sugars and butter until cream and fluffy. Add eggs and keep whisking, add flour with the baking powder and mix until all ingredients combine. Add yoghurt and whisk again. Add so much food color to turn the mixture red. Make sure the color is distributed evenly. 
Pour the mixture into the baking tin and bake for approx 35min or until well-risen and firm to touch. Leave to cool down. When the cake is cool using a cookie cutter cut out heart shapes. 
For the vanilla cake: To make the vanilla cake follow the same steps as for the red cake except adding the red color :) 
Place enough plain mixture into the tin to cover the base with a layer of mixture that is 3cm deep. Place the red hearts along the centre of the tin on top of the plain cake mixture. Fill the tin with the remaining plain cake mixture, carefully covering the row of the red hearts. 
Bake for approx 45min or until the cake is firm to the touch. You can check to see that it's ready by sticking a cocktail stick into the centre of the cake. It should come out clean and not sticky, if it is still sticky just leave it in the oven for 5-10 minutes more. Leva to cool down in tin. 
Happy Velentine's Day!! 

With a cookie cutter cut our heart shapes

Place the red hearts along the centre of the tin on top of the plain cake mixture. Fill the tin with the remaining batter.

Once the cake is done it should look like this :)

I wish you a lovely Day!

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