If you think these cupcakes are to difficult (they are not) or time-consuming (they aren’t either) or you’re just looking for the perfect Valentine’s dessert, this post is for you. (Don’t let me fool you, it’s for you anyways). When I made the heart surprise cupcakes, I had some baked cake left and this inspired the following dessert. Restrictions and left-overs make me the most creative.
All you need is:
– 1/2 cup flour
– 1 pinch of baking powder
– 1 pinch of salt
– 1 teaspoon baking cacao powder
– 25 g butter (room temperature)
– 1/4 cup sugar
– 1 small egg
– 3 Tbsp buttermilk
– 1/2 tsp red food coloring
– 3 Tbsp cream cheese
– 2 Tbsp cream (beaten)
– 1 tsp dusting sugar.
Preheat the oven to 175 ° C. Beat the butter with the sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add the egg and combine well for 2 – 3 mins. In a separate cup mix the buttermilk with the food coloring. Mix the flour, baking and cacao powder and add alternately the flour mixture and the buttermilk to the butter mixture. Put the sponge in a greased baking tray and bake for 15 mins. Let it cool afterwards and cut out 2 hearts with a cookie cutter. Rip the rest of the cake into small pieces and add them into a glass.
Mix the cream cheese with the beaten cream and dusting sugar and pipe it on the sponge into the glass. Add the hearts to the top and voilá! A perfect little Valentine’s dessert!
What are you doing for Valentine’s day? Any plans already?
Now. Carry on!