chocolate heart cakes

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By Carol Junkins
from Hanson, MA

This is a very old recipe found in my Mom's old cookbook. It doesn't have to be Valentine's Day to make them, Wedding treats, Bridal showers, etc. or just to show your love.

serves 8-10 hearts
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate heart cakes

  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 c
    plus 2 tblsp. cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    water
  • 1/4 c
    plus 2 tblsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp
    white vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • frost with creamy frosting and use decorating gel for messages
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How To Make chocolate heart cakes

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350 DF . Grease and flour a 13x9x2" baking pan.
  • 2
    Stir together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in medium bowl.
  • 3
    Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla; beat with whisk or spoon until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • 4
    Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes, remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Transfer to cutting board. Using a 31/4 inch heart shaped cookie cutter, cut cake into 8-10 hearts. Prepare creamy Frosting. Spread desired color on top of each heart and write a message on each w/ decorating gel. .
  • 5
    A quick Creamy White Frosting: 3 T light cream 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 4 oz cream cheese 2 T butter 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cups of confectionery sugar Combine all ingredients and beat until fluffy.

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