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!!
125g Self raising flour (sieved)
125g Golden Caster sugar
25g Coco powder
1tsp vanilla essence
4 tablespoons milk
140g Icing sugar
2 tablespoon summer fruit dilute pop
10 love heart sweets for crushing
12 for the tops of the cakes
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