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Chocolate Sweetheart Cakes for Two

Details

Time
2 hours
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
2 small cakes

This is the perfect chocolate cake recipe for two. Make two beautiful heart shaped cakes to celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetheart. Get creative with the designs on top to make it feel special.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Bake Time
20 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup

    all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup

    granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup

    packed light brown sugar

  • 3 Tbsps
  • 1/2 tsp

    baking soda

  • 1/8 tsp

    salt

  • 1/2 cup

    water

  • 3 Tbsps

    vegetable oil

  • 1/2 tsp

    white vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp

    vanilla extract

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Add a Garnish

Make our Chocolate Frosting to complete this recipe as shown in the image.

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven
oven
8-inch baking pan
8-inch baking pan
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
whisk or spoon
whisk or spoon
wire rack
wire rack
cutting board
cutting board
microwave
microwave
3-1/4 inch cookie cutter
3-1/4 inch cookie cutter
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 8-inch square baking pan.

2

Stir together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla; beat with whisk or spoon until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.

3

Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.

4

Transfer to cutting board. Using 3-1/4 inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut cake into 4 hearts. Prepare Chocolate Frosting; spread over tops of two hearts. Place remaining two hearts on top. Garnish as desired.

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