Recipe

Chocolate hearts

These divine chocolate hearts make the perfect sweet treat for this weekend. Sweet and decadent - these little hearts will be loved by all!

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 40 mins cooking
  • Makes 12
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Ingredients

Chocolate hearts
  • 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (75g) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1/3 cup (35g) cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar
  • 185 gram butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
  • 1 tablespoon icing (confectioners') sugar
Raspberry frosting
  • 40 gram butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup (40g) frozen raspberries, thawed
  • 1 cup (160g) icing (confectioners') sugar

Method

Chocolate hearts
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12-hole (¹⁄³-cup/80ml) muffin pan with paper cases.
  • 2
    Sift flours and cocoa into a large bowl of an electric mixer, add caster sugar, butter, eggs and milk; beat on low speed until ingredients are combined. Increase speed to medium; beat until mixture is smooth and has changed to a paler colour. Drop ¼ cup of the mixture into paper cases.
  • 3
    Bake about 20 minutes. Stand cupcakes in pan 5 minutes before turning, top-side up, onto a wire rack to cool.
  • 4
    Make raspberry frosting: Blend or process ingredients until smooth.
  • 5
    Carefully cut the top off each cupcake. Using the cutter, cut heart shapes from tops; reserve tops. Sprinkle heart shape with sifted icing sugar.
  • 6
    Spread 2 teaspoons of the raspberry frosting over each cake. Replace tops, then top with hearts, using picture as a guide.

Notes

Uniced cakes can be made a day ahead or frozen for up to three months. Ice cakes on the day of serving.

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