Chocolate Sweetheart Cake with Roses

Serves 10 Prep Time 1 hours   Cook Time 1 hours   Rated:

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Looking for that perfect homemade Valentines Day stunning display of deliciousness? Look no further. This is it. Don't fall in love, fall in cake! We loved this cake, which I know we pretty much say about most things, but seriously...it is so good. If you are not a coffee drinker, I do believe you still need the depth of the coffee flavour in this cake, which you absolutely cannot taste. Alternatively, you could use hot brewed Brew Choc, which is a close second in this instance.

Watch the video reel for the best way to make your round cake into a heart, or use a heart shaped tin, which used to be pretty available, but are harder to find these days. Plus a bit tricky to release the cake from. (And we did love the buttercream being used as cement to glue the heart shaped bits on, so much better when you hit a vein of buttercream!)

We wrapped each flower stem with florist tape to protect the flowers and the eaters. This also helped to keep the flowers looking fresh and lovely for a few days.

SO...Happy Valentine's Day my lovelies...can't wait to see you make this one!

Chocolate Sweetheart Cake

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To make the Buttercream place butter in the Thermomix bowl and chop 30 sec/speed 6. Insert Butterfly and whip 2 min/speed 3. Remove Butterfly and add remaining ingredients 20 sec/speed 6. Insert Butterfly and continue whipping for 1 min/speed 3. Scrape and repeat.

2  

Slice the tops off the 2 chocolate cakes to level. Sandwich together with Buttercream.

3  

Roughly frost cake all over and smooth edges. This is called the crumb coat. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or longer. Overnight is great, or even freezing at this stage will work well.

4  

Bring the cake out of the fridge or freezer well in advance of finishing it off. Cut cake as per video to make a heart shape. Press and mould into position using the buttercream as cement.

5  

Add remaining buttercream and smooth all over the cake with a palate knife or similar, you can be quite rustic at this point as it does look lovely regardless.

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Decorate with roses that have had the stalks wrapped in florist tape.

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