Thursday, 14 February 2008

Happy Valentines Day~ Chocolate Heart Sponge Cake

Happy Valentines Day, hope your having a day full of love and romance. My hubby has taken today off to spend it with me and he surprised me with another bunch of red roses, his main gift to me didn't arrive on time and his not too pleased, he was looking forward to presenting it to me (a heart pendant) this morning with my card and roses. So I have that to look forward to and our romantic meal out this evening ;o)

This morning I had to bake this Chocolate Heart Sponge Cake for a client who wanted this made for her husbands birthday tomorrow. The recipe is by Nigella Lawson but I have changed the filling. It is a gorgeous chocolate sponge, with whipped cream and strawberry filling and topped with a chocolate ganache and sugarcraft hearts.




9 comments:

Rosie said...

Hi Maria you are so deserving of those wonderful red roses and what a romantic hubby - so very lovely :D

Wishing you a very Happy Valentines Day!

I would like to present you on this Valentines Day a Red Rose

http://rosiebakesapeaceofcake.blogspot.com/2008/02/for-my-valentine-cupcakes.html

Rosie x

Cooking and the City said...

Maria, that is really gorgeous & the roses are lovely. the pendant sounds beautiful. hope you & hubby have a lovely Valentines, I did :-)

Dell xo

Rosie said...

Oops I got carried away with the romance of your roses from hubby ;) I just wanted to say your Choclate Heart Cake looks very, very beautiful - I wish I was cutting into a slice of this - yummy!

Rosie x

Maria said...

Awe thanks Rosie and Dell for the lovely comments and dropping by. May your day be full of happiness and love ;o)

Maria
x

MrsB said...

wow maria, you've been really busy since i last visited! your cake looks amazing, i bet your client was so pleased with it, i love your little heart shaped cakes too they look stunning!

Maria said...

Hi Mrs B

Lovely to see you back here and as always thanks for your kind comments. Yeah I've been a busy bee and I need a well deserved break, hehehe.

Happy Valentines ;o)

Maria
x

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Wishing you a very happy Valentine's Day!!
And I am truly impressed with the choc cake...the heart shape has come out so well...I dont get this shape with the kind of pans I get in India...I also really liked the cupcakes you did with the lovely icing and loved the Pink Gerbara too...Feel like making it out of sugarpaste now :)

Maria said...

Hi Sugarcraft India

Thanks so much for the lovely comments, especially coming from such a talented baker as yourself. I use a heart silicone mould, which is probably why it keeps the shape, I definitely recommend them ;o) Thanks for dropping by!

Maria
x

Pixie said...

Happy Belated Valentines! Your cake looks amazing. Sounds like you were showered with lots of LOVE. :)