Thursday, 21 March 2013

Sweetheart Cakes - Cake Just for Two

This could be the most romantic recipe I've ever shown you.  This recipe makes two little cakes, perfect for that special occasion when it's just the two of you, dining by candlelight.  



It could be romantic...but in reality, it's an exercise in damage limitation!  I love cake and the bigger the cake I bake, the more cake I eat. 



So if I bake only two little cakes, the most I can possibly eat is two little cakes.    But let's pretend we are feeling romantic.  Here's what you will need to make Sweetheart Cakes:

5 Tablespoons self-rising flour
4 Tablespoons caster sugar (white sugar)
1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil  
3 Tablespoons plain yogurt or milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 medium egg

Preheat the oven, 350F/180C, and oil the inside of two ramekins or small oven proof dishes.  

Place all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl and beat them with a fork until the batter is smooth and well mixed. 



Divide the cake batter equally between the two ramekins and bake for about 15-20 minutes.  Begin testing the cakes after about 12 minutes.  The baking time will vary according to the size and shape of your baking dishes.  



Let the cakes cool for a few minutes before dusting them with icing sugar.  You can serve them with ice cream and caramel sauce, a bit of pouring cream, or a splash of custard.  If you are really greedy, like me, you can just eat them while they are still warm!  I love chocolate cake, it's all so romantic!

10 comments:

  1. These are fast made cakes! And these heart-shaped bowls make your cakes really romatic!

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    1. These are perfect when you NEED a little cake right NOW! : )

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  2. Damage limitation - now you're speaking my language!

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    1. I can still wolf down two of these at a sitting! : )

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  3. Delicious! Making just two - such a clever idea! I love baking but the temptation is always to eat too many.

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    1. I can resist anything except temptation and cake! : )

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  4. These are so cute and they look moist and delicious, gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! : ) I think they would be pretty baked in old fashioned china cups.

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  5. Hi Deb, just wanna tell you that I made these wonderful little cakes this weekend. And for we are the "fruity" kind of cake eater, I took a bit less of sugar, and added instead some apple slices! It was SOOOO delicious!
    Thanks for the recipe!
    Calendula

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    1. That made my day! : )) I am so happy that you tried them and enjoyed them. Thank you!

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