Valentines cake

A light vanilla Madeira sponge cake- filled with vanilla buttercream and strawberries – the way to any partner’s heart – perfect for a Valentines Day treat.

A unique way to show presentation and wow your family or guests.

valentine heart cake slice

Equipment:

1 x 6″ heart cake tin or round cake tin

Fruity Heart Cake Recipe

Fruity Heart Cake Recipe

Recipe by Sally Laker
5 from 2 votes

A light vanilla Madeira sponge cake- filled with vanilla buttercream and strawberries – the way to any partner’s heart – perfect for a Valentines Day treat.

Course: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

10

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

45

minutes
Calories

245

kcal

Ingredients

  • For the cake
  • 6 oz 6 Self Raising Flour

  • 2 oz 2 Plain Flour

  • 6 oz 6 Caster Sugar

  • 6 oz 6 Margarine

  • 3 3 Eggs

  • 1 tsp 1 Vanilla Essence

  • For the Filling
  • 125 g 125 Butter

  • 250 g 250 Icing Sugar

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 Vanilla Essence

  • Small punnet of strawberries

Directions

  • Line your cake tin
  • Mix together your butter and caster sugar
  • Add a little egg and a little flour and stir in – keep adding until all blended in
  • Add your vanilla essence
  • Place mixture into your cake tin and place in the oven at 160 degrees for 45 mins-1 hour
  • leave to cool
  • Mix together your icing sugar, butter and vanilla essence
  • Cut the cake in half and pipe or layer on some butter cream onto the bottom layer
  • Slice your strawberries and place them evenly around the buttercream
  • Place the top half onto the cake
  • Again pipe on your buttercream onto the top of the cake and add your blueberries in the shape of a heart and some sliced strawberries on top

Notes

  • You can substitute the buttercream for real cream but please remember that you will need to refrigerate the cake after doing so.

Enjoy

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