Saturday, 9 February 2013

Valentine Love Heart cakes...



I use to love, love, love, love heart sweets when I was little. 

Could not eat them.

Fast enough.

Ripping the packaging off to see what the next one said.

 "keep cool"

 "in love" 

"cool dude"

 When I saw this tube of little packs in the pound shop, I could not wait to make something with them....

I did not expect them to go as fast as this though!!




Makes 12

Ingredients

  • 125g Self raising flour (sieved)
  • 125g Golden Caster sugar
  • 125g Margarine
  • 2 Eggs
  • 25g Coco powder
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 tablespoons milk

Icing

  • 140g Icing sugar
  • 100g Margarine
  • 2 tablespoon summer fruit dilute pop

Topping

  • 10 love heart sweets for crushing
  • 12 for the tops of the cakes


Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180˚C/Gas Mark 4.
  • Place 12 muffin bun cases in a 12 holed muffin tray.
  • Place the margarine and golden caster sugar in a bowl and mix together with an electric whisk.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time with a little of the flour.
  • Mix in the remaining flour and coco powder milk and vanilla essence.
  • Spoon the mixture evenly between the muffin cases.
  • Cook in the middle of a preheated oven for around 25 minutes.
  • Once cooked place on a wire rack and leave to cool completely.


Making the icing

  • Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl and add the butter and pop. Whisk all together.
  • Place into a icing bag and pipe onto the buns.
  • Put 10 sweets into a food bag and crush them  with a rolling pin.
  • Sprinkle onto the cakes
  • Place a love heart sweet into the middle of each


16 comments:

  1. Ooooh good gosh... cupcakes are my weak point. Those looks so YUMMY. Ok you've convinced me to get cupcakes for Valentines day :)

    Stephanie
    http://sharelovealways.blogspot.ca/

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  2. They went fast because they were made with love!

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  3. Wowwwww these are sooooooooooooooooooo SWEET !!
    We don't celebrate Valentine's Day but we have a similar holiday in a few months, and these would be Great.
    I'd love to make these for other other-half ♥

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  4. I am not surprised that they went quickly Clairejustine! They look so yummy!

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  5. This is absolutely perfect to prepare for the Valentines. I am not fond of giving expensive gifts, but rather cook something sweet. My husband and I both have sweet tooth.

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  6. How sweet and delicious! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday this week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  7. yummy! Those look super cute!!! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations. Just wanted to let you know that I just opened a shabby apply $50 giveaway and would love for you to get chance to enter!
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/02/blog-birthday-week-shabby-apple-giveaway.html

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  8. I found you from Sugar Bee Crafts! I'm your newest follower via GFC. I host Fluster Creative Muster Party on Wednesdays and I would love it if you would come by and party with us. Hope to see you there!

    Hugs, Smiles, and Blessings,

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  9. These are just adorable! They look so delicious. Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I hope you will be able to join us again next week. :-)

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