Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hidden Chocolate Heart in Vanilla Cake

I have few bakes in my draft since few months, one among those bakes is this hidden heart cake, i baked this cake during the month of february for Valentine's day. I couldnt able to post this cake immediately coz of few commitments but thank god without any knowledge i kept this post aside to post later. Now its helps me a lot to post for this month's long blogging marathon as we are running with baking as theme. Baking became a part of my life,whenever i feel down i'll get the ingredients to bake something to motivate myself to overcome those difficult moments. Baking helped me a lot to overcome many situations, yes its helps a lot to control my stress,my anger and my frustration etc, and the list goes on. Trust me or not, when my dad passed away, i even baked at 3am in the morning just to overcome his absence.Now you can guess how my ovens are precious to me.Sending to Srivalli's Anniversary Mela.

This cake goes for two different cakes, one cake is chocolate cake while the other one is vanilla cake. You can go low fat versions of cakes for making this hidden heart cake, eventhough my both the cakes goes for egg, they are completely butterfree . I simply replaced the butter with mascarpone cheese for vanilla cake and oil for chocolate cake. This cake is a prefect choice for a celebration if its very close to your heart, it can be either a Valentine's day celebration or a declaration of your love to your loved one or simply for a birthday to surprise your loved one. Am sure this cake will be a super hit among everyone and you will definitely surprise everyone with this beautiful cake.This post is going to be a part of this month's blogging marathon as am running this week with Cakes and muffins as theme.

Hidden Chocolate Heart Vanilla cake

For chocolate yogurt cake:
1+1/2cups All purpose flour
1+1/2cups Corn flour
1cup Yogurt
3tbsp Dutch processed Cocoa powder
1cup Oil
2cups Sugar
1tsp Baking powder
2nos Eggs

Sift the flours with baking powder,cocoa powder and keep aside.

Preheat the oven to 350F..Beat the eggs with sugar until they turns soft and fluffy, add the yogurt, oil, and beat well.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients,dont over mix and mix gently with a wooden spatula until everything get well mixed.

Pour the cake batter in a greased loaf mould lined with a baking sheet, i used silicon cake mould for making out this cake..

Bake the cake in the middle rack of the oven for 20-25 minutes, until a skewer inserted come out clean.

Remove the cake and let it cook completely in a wire rack.

Slice the cake as medium sized thick slices, with a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut the cake as heart.

Remove the heart carefully, arrange over a wire rack and keep aside.

Hidden heart cake

For Vanilla Cake:
2cups All purpose flour
1cup Sugar
1cup Mascarpone cheese
1tsp Vanilla extract
3nos Eggs
1/2cup Milk
1tsp Baking powder
1cup Oil

Preheat the oven to 350F..

Beat the eggs and sugar together until they turns pale...

Meanwhile sieve the all purpose flour, sugar,baking powder and keep aside.

Add the mascarpone cheese,milk and oil to the egg-sugar mixture, beat well.

Finally add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mix gently with a spatula well.

Grease a loaf pan generously with oil.

Spoon half of the batter to the mould, arrange the already prepared chocolate hearts closely one by one without any gap in between.

Pour slowly the remaining vanilla batter over the hearts and let them cover completely with the batter.

Bake in middle rack for 30-35minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Let the cake cool completely in wire rack.

Slice and enjoy.


  1. I never baked a cake with in a cake. Seeing yours and PJ's cakes last week, I am tempted to bake these.

  2. I start getting tensed, stressed and upset when I get to baking, not the other way around. I am almost always unhappy with my vision-reality mismatch!

  3. Agree that baking is therapeutic for some people. Your cake looks moist and fluffy and the kids would surely enjoy the the hidden heart surprise.

  4. Yummy! Soft, spongy and butter free cakes. Lovely hidden heart!

  5. The chocolate heart looks stunning! So cute! Love that slice of cake,

  6. Nice cake Priya. Yes, baking is a stress buster!

  7. Cakes with surprises inside look awesome when sliced. Love the look of them.

  8. hidden heart cake is so perfect for valentine's day!!! such a nice bake...

    delicious cake!!

  9. mascarpone in vanilla cake....awesome...also loved the those popping hearts in the middle of cake slice

  10. Mascarpone cheese as a substitute for butter is interesting. The hidden surprise is heart warming!

  11. I too got so much tempted after seeing this post..that's an awesome cake Priya.Love those cute little heart in the middle of the cake..nice color contrast..

  12. Cake looks fantastic and good that you saved it..:)

  13. Cute little heart so perfectly hidden to make a surprise...love it

  14. The sweet surprises are always welcome

  15. that cute heart stole my heart!! such a delicious and inviting bake!!

  16. Love the idea of hiding a heart in the cake. Looks amazing.

  17. A cake with a lil surprise - perfect for v-day

  18. I totally agree with you Priya. Even I baked like crazy to forget my mom and dad's death. It is such a stress buster. Between the cake with a little heart inside looks superb...

  19. Looks super cute Priya! Love the chocolate heart in a vanilla cake :)

  20. Surprises will have its own value!! And this cute heart is really a winner in any place..

  21. Lovely surprise. The hidden heart is yumm

  22. I have never tried this kind of cake. But looking at tours and Pj's cake tempted to try.


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