How to make a hearty cake

Of course you’d like to know how to make a hearty cake. Especially with Valentine’s Day coming up, right?

So, as the RiverBlogger for the Riviera on Vaal, research forms part of almost everything I do. So does Pinterest, which is where I came across a very inspiring recipe explaining how to bake a cake with a red heart in the middle!

Source: via Renate on Pinterest

Thanks to the I am Baker Blog, I can now tell you how to do this in a few easy steps:

  • Bake four white cakes of about 20cm in diameter
  • Make one red velvet cake of about 25 x 35cm
  • Level all the white cakes
  • Now add ½ cup to 1 cup of frosting between two white cakes. You need to have two two-layer cakes from the original four white cakes.
  • Now run your fork through the red velvet cake to break it up. Add a cup of frosting to the broken up red velvet cake and mix well.
  • Put the cakes in the refrigerator for about an hour.
  • Now take two toothpicks and a piece of twine. Place one toothpick in the middle of the one two-layer cake. Holding it firmly, drag the outside toothpick around the outside of the cake to form a circle. This is just to indicate to yourself where you need to carve. Apply this method to the second two-layer cake as well.
  • Now, using the line of the circle, cut diagonally to the centre to form a circular V-shape in the cake. (This is done only with the one two-layer cake.)
  • For the top half of the heart, use the second two-layer cake. Start with your knife in the middle of the cake this time and cut a little island. Now use the circular line that you drew with the toothpicks and start inwards to leave the island in the middle of the cake. You may also use a spoon to create more detail.
  • Now you can start filling the two cakes with the red velvet cake.
  • After filling them, put the cake with the “island” in the middle on top of the other cake and put it in the refrigerator to let the cakes set for a while.
  • Cover the cake with frosting and let the cake set for about an hour.
  • When your guests arrive, cut the cake and show them the love!

For some more photos and details, visit I am Baker’s blog here: Surprise inside cake



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