Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sweet Valentine

Valentine is the sweetest holiday of all and not just because a romantic prospect. This day is all about sweet deserts!

Valentine cake with raspberries and chocolate recipe
So we'd like to share this recipe with you. It is easy to make and will look perfect on your Valentine's table! Maria (lovelytrifles), who is the author of this delicious strawberry cake calls it "Strawberry fields forever" because she is using strawberries from her own garden in the summer. For the rest of us, who do not grow organic produce it is time to make a list and start shopping!

Valentine cake with raspberries and chocolate recipe
Here is what you need:

For dough:
5 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
Butter to grease a form (cooking spray will work also)
2 tablespoons farina
about 3 lbs of strawberries

For glaze:
2 stick of chocolate (200 gr)
50-70 ml of milk (1.5-2.5 oz)
30 gr of butter

Springform pan for baking

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 385'F.
Beat eggs and sugar with mixer. Add flour in two portions at the time while continue beating. The dough should be smooth with no lumps.

Valentine cake with raspberries and chocolate recipe
Grease your baking springform pan (about 12" diameter). Sprinkle the bottom and edges with farina. Arrange strawberries on the bottom of form, it can be done in two layers (reserve some strawberries for decoration). Pour the liquid dough on top of berries and bake for about 40 to 50 minutes or until ready (use a toothpick to check if it is ready). Let it chill in a form, then remove the sides.

Valentine cake with raspberries and chocolate recipeMake the glaze:
In a double boiler melt the chocolate. Add the butter and the milk and stir occasionally until smooth.

Valentine cake with raspberries and chocolate recipe
While it is still hot pour the glaze over the cooled cake and spread it evenly. Let it cool slightly and decorate with strawberries.

Valentine cake with raspberries and chocolate recipeBon appetite and we hope your Valentine will like it!

Valentine cake with raspberries and chocolate recipe
Recipe by Maria (Lovelytrifles)
Translated by Tanya (
Socksandmittens)

9 comments:

daimblond said...

Mmmm, delicious! Thank you, Maria!

Rosemary said...

Will try it for sure, thanks for sharing!

Lovely Trifles said...

thank you very much, girls!!! :)
The article look great!!!

and thanks so much for corrected all my mistakes in English 8))

Victoria said...

Looks absolutely delicious! Love recipes and strawberries and chocolate, thanks for sharing!

Victoria

Katrinshine said...

Yummy! I will try to cook it!

YanArt said...

Yummy!!! thank you very much! :)

TonyaUtkina said...

I bet it's delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe!!!

JCB Design Studio said...

So yummy I can't wait to try this recipe out! Thanks for sharing!

rizalaYa said...

I have try this recipe to make apple cake. It's delicious! Thank you for sharing!

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