Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!
Fancy treating the one you love? Or just fancy treating yourself? Then these mini heart cakes are perfect! Of course, you can adapt it to making them any colour and shape, the principle is the same.
So what do you need?
For the cake:
240g butter or baking margarine
240g caster sugar
a teaspoon of good quality vanilla extract
240g self raising flour
a splash of milk
red food colouring (I used Sugarflair red extra, you can use paste or liquid colouring, but will need to use more liquid colouring to achieve a strong colour)
For the buttercream:
200g icing sugar
a splash of good quality vanilla extract
And for serving:
An extra dusting of icing sugar
7. Leave it to cool in the tin, then turn it upside down onto a board or your work surface and peel off the paper. Using a small heart cutter, cut out the hearts you need. You can save the cut offs for making cake pops, or just to eat with a bowl of custard!