Chocolate Sweetheart Cake with Chocolate Frosting ~ Eggless

>>  Friday, October 4, 2013

With so much planning for other weeks and the fact that it was a chocolate theme, got me very relaxed and I completely forgot to get the other two posts ready. Today's chocolate dish was supposed to be for next week Cakes, however since it also falls under chocolate dessert, I resorted to using it for today's post. 

This recipe is adapted from Hershey's Chocolate Sweetheart cake. The recipe calls for heart cutters to cut the cake and layer it. Well for one thing I didn't have bigger cutters and another I was held up with couple of other things that I completely forgot to bake another set to layer the cakes. However since I remembered to make the chocolate frosting, I went ahead cutting out shapes and layering it as it was told.

The egg substitute used in this cake is Vinegar. My previous experience in baking cakes with Vinegar have not been so good, probably because I skipped adding the Vanilla essence. I asked my BM Buddies if they had felt the same Vinegar being so oppressive in the baked cake, I asked if skipping the vanilla is the issue. On knowing that skipping might cause the vinegar to be so obvious, ensured I added it this time and surprisingly the cake didn't smell of vinegar at all and tasted so wonderful.

This cake again needs a butter paper to be placed on the bottom for the cake to come out clean. Else you will end up with not so neat slices.

This delicious chocolate cake is again for the Kid's Delight party!

Chocolate Sweetheart Cake

Ingredients Needed

All purpose flour/ Maida - 3/4 cup
Granulated sugar - 1/4 cup
Light brown sugar - 1/4 cup packed
Cocoa powder - 3 tbsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
salt - 1/8 tsp
Water - 1/2 cup
Vegetable oil - 3 tbsp
White vinegar - 1/2 tsp
Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp

Chocolate Frosting (recipe below)

How to bake the Chocolate Sweetheart cake

Pre Heat oven to 185°C. Grease and flour 8-inch square baking pan.

In a bowl, stir together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla essence. Beat with whisk or spoon until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick/knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Transfer to cutting board. Using 3-1/4 inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut cake into 4 hearts.

Spread chocolate frosting in the center, place the other piece over this. And again spread on top.

Chocolate Frosting:

Butter - 1 tbsp
Powdered sugar/ Castor Sugar - 2/3 cup
Cocoa powder - 1 tbsp
Milk - 2 to 3 teaspoons
vanilla extract - 1/8 tsp

This can either be done in Microwave or over stove top.

Place butter in small MW safe bowl. MW for 20 seconds or until butter is melted. Remove and stir together powdered sugar and cocoa; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beating with spoon or whisk until smooth. Stir in vanilla. makes about 3/4 cup frosting.

On stove top, take the butter in a thick bottom pan, melt over low flame, add the sugar and cocoa powder. Stir in milk and continue cooking till the mixture comes together

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Jayanthi Padmanabhan October 4, 2013 at 3:10 PM  

Chocolate frosting looks sinfully delicious

Nilu A October 4, 2013 at 3:31 PM  

Looks absolutely yummy and delicious.. Will try it soon.. Do visit my blog..

Priya R October 4, 2013 at 5:12 PM  

Beautiful cake :) make me drool.... so tempting

Priya Suresh October 4, 2013 at 5:32 PM  

Omg, look at the slice, very moist and very delicious cake.

Manjula Bharath October 4, 2013 at 10:26 PM  

wow super moist and a drool worthy cake :) looks super yummmmm !!

cquek October 4, 2013 at 10:33 PM  

I’m keeping your recipe close by!

Harini-Jaya R October 5, 2013 at 8:58 AM  

Choco lovers will have a great time at the party!

Chef Mireille October 5, 2013 at 11:01 AM  

OMG - I want a bite right now

Sapana Behl October 5, 2013 at 11:51 AM  

Chocolate cake with that melting frosting looks so delicious . Oh ! pass me one slice please....

Wer SAHM October 5, 2013 at 2:45 PM  

delectable dessert...

Arthy Suman October 6, 2013 at 1:29 PM  

i love this cake....look at the color

Padmajha PJ October 6, 2013 at 2:06 PM  

Srivalli, I really need a piece of cake so be a sweetheart and pack one off to me :)

Preeti Garg October 7, 2013 at 7:20 PM  

Look cake so moist and tasty.

Pavani N October 8, 2013 at 8:03 AM  

Amazing chocolate cake.. Looks so moist & delicious.
I've never had any issues with vinegar, but recently mu cousin her cake turned bitter the next day due to vinegar (???????), not sure if that can happen!!!!!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan October 11, 2013 at 7:34 AM  

Glad that the vinegar worked this time for you. I love to use vinegar on days when I can't use eggs. The cake looks so moist and love the oozing dripping frosting!

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