Chocolate Heart Cake

Chocolate Heart Cake
Servings: 14 Prep 30 mins Bake 350°F 25 mins to 30 mins


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half OR: milk
  • Chocolate Glaze (recipe follows)
  • 3 ounces milk chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 3 ounces white chocolate, melted
  • 14 strawberries
  • Assorted decorettes, sprinkles, chopped nuts, candied violets

Make It

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

2. 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.

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

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

5. 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.

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

7. 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.

Chocolate Glaze


  • 2 cups chocolate-flavored confectioners sugar
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons water

Make It

1. Whisk confectioners sugar and water until good coating consistency.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 14; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 302, Fat, total (g): 13, chol. (mg): 46, sat. fat (g): 7, carb. (g): 46, pro. (g): 8, sodium (mg): 135, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.