Valentine Cake

valentine cake

Valentine Cake

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The best Valentine's Day gift for your special someone is a homemade cake! Follow these tips to make the perfect cake, day or night.
Calories: 4977

Ingredients
 

  • 6 oz butter or margarine
  • 6 oz caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 oz self- raising flour

for the filling and icing

  • 1 pint double or whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons redcurrant jelly
  • 4 oz icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • a few drops of pink food colouring

Instructions

  • Grease a 20 cm (8 in) heart-shaped cake tin.
  • Cream the butter or margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs, then fold in the flour.
  • Bake in a moderate oven for 35 - 40 minutes or until golden and firm. Turn out to cool on a wire rack. Cut the cake horizontally in half.
  • Whip the cream until thick. Sandwich the cake halves together with half the redcurrant jelly and some of the cream. Dissolve the remaining redcurrant jelly in a saucepan over a low heat, then smooth over the top of the cake. Cool. Pipe cream around the sides of the cake.
  • Beat the icing sugar with the water and food colouring until smooth. Pour over the jelly on top of the cake. Add a border of cream on the top of the cake.

Notes

Cook's Tip
Cook this cake in a 20 cm (8 in) round cake tin and continue as above for a celebration cake for any occasion.
Calories: 4977 kcal
Carbohydrates: 476 g
Protein: 48 g
Fat: 328g
Saturated Fat: 201 g
Trans Fat: 6 g
Cholesterol: 1505 mg
Sodium: 1615 mg
Potassium: 815 mg
Fiber: 5 g
Sugar: 321 g
Vitamin A: 11923 IU
Vitamin C: 10 mg
Calcium: 467 mg
Iron: 5 mg
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