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Chocolate Heart Cake

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  • Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 8-inch heart-shaped (6 cups) or 9 x 2-inch-round baking pan.

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  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into bowl. Beat butter and sugar in bowl, 1 minute. Beat in melted unsweetened chocolate. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until fluffy, 1 minute. Beat in vanilla.

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  • On low speed, beat flour mixture and half-and-half alternately into chocolate mixture just until blended. Scrape into prepared pan.

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  • Bake in 350°F oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until wooden pick tests clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan to rack; cool.

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  • Place cake, bottom side up, on rack; brush off excess crumbs. Spoon Chocolate Glaze on top; spread to cover top and sides. Refrigerate until hardened, about 30 minutes.

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  • Melt milk chocolate and oil in dish in microwave oven at 100% power, 1 minute; stir until smooth.

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  • Dip half the strawberries in melted white and milk chocolates; dip some in toppings; place on waxed paper. Spoon remaining melted chocolates in 2 small plastic bags; snip off corner. Pipe chocolates over berries. Chill to harden, 30 minutes. Place on cake just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (Chocolate Heart Cake)

302 calories; 13 g total fat; 7 g saturated fat; 46 mg cholesterol; 135 mg sodium. 46 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein;

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  • Whisk confectioners sugar and water until good coating consistency.

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