The commercialism of Valentine’s Day reached Oscar this year. Hubby and I usually ignore it, but Oscar insisted that we needed to have something special for dinner, so we made a “heart love” cake. I had shared some instruction on Facebook for a heart cake made from a square cake and a circle cake, but that was too much cake for three people, so I made my own template and cut the heart out of a round cake – I’ve even saved the template for another time and included it in the recipe.
This cake is so cute and easy you don’t need to wait until next Valentine’s day, make it for any special occasion or a little girl’s birthday party.
We made a banana chocolate cake, but you can use any favourite cake that can be cut (placing them in the freezer for a couple of hours helps). Some FAILSAFE/Low Chemical options are:
Love Heart Cake
|Prep time||45 minutes|
|Allergy / Intolerance||Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Egg, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates, Wheat|
|Suitable for||RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe, Salicylates & Amines|
|Meal type||Dessert, Sweet Things|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold|
|Occasion||Birthday Party, Special Occasions, Valentines day|
- 1 20 cm round cake
- 110g pure icing sugar (sifted)
- 50g butter (softened)
- Hopper's pink 100s and 1000s
- Allen's Freckles
|1.||Print the attached heart cake template and cut out the heart shape.|
|2.||Place the template on top of the cake and hold in place with toothpicks|
|3.||Cut around the cake with a bread knife to create the heart shape then remove the template.|
|4.||Beat together the icing sugar and butter until pale and fluffy.|
|5.||Spread over the top and around the sides of the cake.|
|6.||Sprinkle 100s and 1000s over the top of the cake, and place the Freckles around the side.|
Very High Amines, Salicylates, Low Glutamates
Hopper's coloured sprinkles contain salicylates from natural food colours. Allen's Freckles contain amines (chocolate) and salicylates (natural food colours). The cake can be decorated in any allowed alternatives, or kept plain.
Click here for the Heart Cake Template.