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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


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


  • 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


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


  • 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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Easter is My Favourite Holiday

I love Easter. It’s in the spring time, the kids have two whole weeks off school and there is lots of chocolate! What’s not to love. You don’t even have to be religious to enjoy Easter, but if you are then you’ll know how uplifting the Church Service can be on Easter Sunday.

I’m going to visit some of my favourite Easter related things in this post. I may contain links to other sites and even affiliate links, just thought I’d let you know.

Easter Bonnets

My Children are too old for Easter Bonnets now, but here’s some we made earlier.

Easter Treats

Easter really is the time for treats, I know, I know, chocolate is a treat, but we’ll come to that later. Good things come to those that wait. First of all, how about Easter Cakes. I am a big fan of the Simnel Cake. I just adore marzipan (probably more than chocolate!)

This is my tried and tested recipe for Simnel Cake

Easter Simnel Cake

We made some yummy Easter Chocolate bark way back in 2013, It was fun and easy to make but my photography is not so good.

Easter Eggs

Do you have an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday? We do one at home but a couple of years ago we went to a local National Trust Property to do one. We may just do it again this year. You can find out if there is a hunt near you by clicking here.

Finally, here is a pick of a few of my favourite eggs from Cadburys!

Newsflash!! Use the code EGGHUNT at the checkout for 15% off, ends 5th April, so hurry

A box of five of the best selling Medium Cadbury Easter Eggs. Perfect for a family to share or to use for an easter egg hunt. £15.45

Giant Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit & Nut Egg with sharing bar. Cadbury’s smooth milk thick shelled chocolate egg with Fruit & Nut inclusions and 1 sharing bar inside each presentation box! £12

Two of our NEW for 2019 a special Easter egg gift of a smooth Dairy milk chocolate hollow Easter egg with a plush Cadbury purple Easter Bunny Toy. £11.98

I hope you have enjoyed my Easter themed post

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