Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Eat Your Heart Out Chocolate Cake Recipe #evenbetterbaking

Chocolate cake is one of life's little pleasures.  There is not many things to rival a piece of rich, moist, chocolate cake topped with an indulgent frosting.  So when Dr.Oetker challenged me to try a new chocolatey bake, I decided to make a heart shaped chocolate cake, perfect to share with my lovely husband (and the kiddies too of course!)  We missed our Valentine's celebrations this year as Freddy was very poorly, so by making a gloriously romantic chocolate heart cake, Ian and I will get to have a belated celebration.  Chocolate always tastes better if it's shared with the one you love!

Dr Oetkers, chocolate cake

The recipe I chose, Eat Your Heart Out Chocolate Cake, is from the Dr.Oetker's website, where you can find lots of baking inspiration for chocolate cakes and bakes.

I received a parcel of Dr.Oetker's delicious cooking chocolate and edible decorations to use in my bake.  The range makes cooking with chocolate so easy, and with a variety of different products from white chocolate to 90% extra dark chocolate, there is something for all tastes.  The chocolate melts so well whether you chose to use a microwave or to melt it in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.

Dr Oetkers, chocolate cake

Eat Your Heart Out Chocolate Cake Recipe

Dr Oetkers, chocolate cake

Cake Ingredients

50g Dr.Oetker Fine Cooks' 72% Extra Dark Chocolate
115g butter
225g dark brown sugar
2 eggs
150ml set yogurt
200g SR flour
25g Dr.Oetker cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Frosting Ingredients

85g Dr.Oetker Fine Cooks' 72% Extra Dark Chocolate
115g butter
175g icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Dr.Oetker milk and white Chocolate Hearts
Dr.Oetker Silver Pearls
a dusting of cocoa powder


Preheat oven to gas mark 4 / 180 degrees C
Melt the Fine Cooks' Chocolate (I used the microwave on a medium setting but you could melt it in a bowl over simmering water).
Using an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar.
Mix eggs and yogurt together and add to mixture along with other ingredients including melted chocolate.
Beat for 2 minutes.
Place into a 10 inch heart shaped prepared tin (I used a silicone mould with Cake Release).
Cook for 40 - 45 minutes until cake is risen and springs back to touch.
Leave to cool for 15 minutes then turn onto cake rack.

Dr Oetkers, chocolate cake

To make frosting melt the chocolate.
Beat together the icing sugar and butter.
Add vanilla extract and melted chocolate and beat until smooth.
Spread over cake and around edges.
Dust lightly with sieved cocoa powder.
Decorate using Dr.Oetker's milk and white Chocolate Hearts and Silver Pearls.

Dr Oetkers, chocolate cake

Throughout March, Dr.Oetker wants to celebrate all things chocolatey and is running a competition on Twitter to encourage everyone to have a go at baking their own yummy chocolate cakes and bakes.

To enter, simply Tweet @DrOetkerbakes a photo of a chocolate bake you've made and tell them who you will be sharing it with using the hashtag #evenbetterbaking. You could win a deluxe hamper of Dr.Oetker chocolate products!  

You could try the Eat Your Heart Out Chocolate recipe that I made or one of the other delicious chocolate recipes at

Dr Oetkers, chocolate cake


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