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An Easy to Make Valentines Cake

Four years ago my Little Girl made a lovely Valentines Cake. She did it mostly by herself after receiving some cake decorations in the post. She was nine years old at the time and I think she did a really good job.

Valentines Cake

Easy Valentines Cake.

Valentines Cake Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

8oz self-raising flour
8oz unsalted butter
8oz caster sugar
4 eggs
1tbs cocoa powder

METHOD:

  • Preheat oven to 180C/gas mark 4
  • Put the butter and caster sugar in a bowl and mix until creamy
  • Add the eggs on at a time and beat into the mixture
  • Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and mix
  • Pour into an 8″ round tin which has been greased and lined with baking paper
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
  • Leave to cool and then decorate.

Decorating the Cake

INGREDIENTS:

4oz of soft unsalted butter
8oz icing sugar
1tsp vanilla extract

A selection of decorations,
we used sugar sprinkles, icing roses and white flowers from Cake Angels

METHOD:

  • Put the unsalted butter in a bowl
  • Sift in the icing sugar
  • add the vanilla extract and mix
  • cover the top and side of the cake with the buttercream
  • decorate as you wish

Videos of Valentines Cake

Here are a couple of videos we made of my girl both making the cake and then decorating it. She was at the age when she wanted to be a You Tuber, the career of choice of so many youngsters these days. She has grown out of that now and as a teen she shies away from the camera. Which I think is a shame as I feel she had a talent she could have developed. Not that most parents wish for a You Tube career for their youngsters!

This is part of my new cake series on this blog. You can find some of my other cakes here:

Peppa Pig Car Cake

Christmas Cake

My Little Pony Cake

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