Heart shaped chocolate cake



100g butter

100g caster sugar

4 medium eggs

80g self-rising flour

30g cocoa powder


For the icing:

50g butter

50g cooking chocolate

20g cocoa powder

250g icing sugar



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/Gas Mark 4. Mix the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Mix the happy eggs together in a separate bowl, then slowly add to the butter mixture.
  2. Fold in the flour and cocoa powder until it has an even consistency

Top tip: if the mixture won’t drop off the spoon, it’s too thick, so add a little warm water.

  1. Pour the mixture into a heart shaped baking tin. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
  2. To test whether the cake is cooked, probe it in the middle with a skewer, if the skewer comes out clean, it’s cooked. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack.
  3. For the icing: Melt the butter and chocolate together over a low heat. Add the cocoa powder, then mix in the icing sugar with a fork, adding warm water until it has a thick consistency. Wait until the cake is cool before icing it.



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