ALEXANDER'S DING DONG VALENTINES CHOCOLATE HEARTS
"This Recipe Has Been Perfected By Me!"Serves 8 Servings | Prep Time 30 Minutes | Cook Time 35 Minutes
Why I Love This Recipe
I Love This Recipe!
Ingredients You'll Need
For the cake:
1 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cups sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
For 7 Minute Frosting:
1 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 cup light corn syrup
1 tablespoons water
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
For the Chocolate Topping:
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tsp unsalted butter
6 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
Preheat the oven to 330 F. Spray with cooking spray 9-inch round cake pan (or square 8 x 8 inch pan), line with parchment paper, and spray the paper with cooking spray and set aside.
Place chopped chocolate in a small bowl and Whisk to combine until the chocolate is melted. Set aside.
In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients: sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.
In a large bowl beat eggs with an electric mixer, until pale yellow, than add oil, buttermilk, vanilla and chocolate mixture.
Add dry mixture into wet mixture and beat until evenly combined but don’t over-mix it.
Spread batter in prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out (almost) clean.
Cool cake in the pans 5-10 minutes and transfer it on the wire racks to cool completely.
Using heart shaped cookie cutter, carefully cut hearts of the cake (I cut 8 hearts-number depends on size of your cookie cutter).
Place hearts upside on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Using a cupcake corer (or a sharp knife) carefully cut out a cone of cake from each heart.
To make the 7 minute frosting:
Combine all ingredients in a metal bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water.
beat with a handheld electric mixer at high speed until frosting is thick and fluffy(6 to 7 minutes).
Remove bowl from heat and continue beating until slightly cooled.
In a small saucepan heat heavy cream over medium high heat, bring to a boil.
Place chopped semisweet chocolate in heatproof bowl and pour the boiling cream over, leave it for 5 minutes, then stir until its smooth.
Carefully pipe a small amount of 7 minutes frosting in each heart.
Spoon a small amount of topping on to each heart and spread into a thin layer on the top of the cake.
Place cakes into refrigerator for 20 minutes to firm the topping so you can turn the hearts and cover the other side with the topping.
Pour the topping over the each heart to covers it evenly and drip to cover the sides over all edges.
Return cakes to the refrigerator until the topping is completely hardened.
Transfer about 1 TBSP of 7 minute frosting in a small bag and cut the corner, pipe “LOVE” swirl on each cooled heart.
Pairs Well With
Pretzels And Saltines