Chocolate Cake For Lovers

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Chocolate Cake For Lovers

Just Enough For Two

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Chocolate Cake for Lovers is a sweet treat cake, meant for two.

This Valentine’s Day make a Chocolate Cake for Lovers for your Valentine. Chocolate cake is a favorite of almost everybody, and this one is moist, delicious and just the right size; one layer. This cake is homemade, not a cake mix, but don’t panic.

It’s so simple to make and following the directions it’s fail proof.

The fun part comes once you’ve baked and cooled it. Then you get to do all the fancy stuff in decorating it or just keep it simple and sweet. This photo shows a heart-shaped Valentine cake with the simple message Be Mine.

The frosting has been tinted to make a swirl on the cake to give the heart some dimension. Around the edge of the cake are those sweet little heart shaped candies with all the cute sayings.

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Only For The Two Of You

Very simple decoration, but very loving and effective. use your imagination when decorating a Chocolate Cake for Lovers for the two of you.

Special Cake For A Couple

Maybe you think the days of making your own cake from scratch are over because of the ease of packaged mixes. But this one is so simple and fail proof, you can’t go wrong.

Besides, you can tell your Valentine with great pride, “I made this myself, without a cake mix.”

Chocolate Cake For Lovers

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Ingredients
  • 1 & ½ cups unsifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup plus 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a small heart-shaped pan or a 8-inch square pan or a 9-inch round pan.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in large bowl.
  4. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla.
  5. Stir with spoon or wire whisk until batter is smooth and ingredients are well blended.
  6. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Do not overbake.
  7. Cool on wire rack in pan for 15 minutes then remove cake from pan to cool completely.
  8. Frost and decorate as desired.

 

There’s Nothing Like Romance In The Air

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Vanilla Butter Frosting

Chocolate Cake for Lovers Frosting Suggestion #1 – Decorate with Valentine’s Candy and food coloring if desired.

If you’d like to make a white, pink or red frosting, this recipe will serve you well. It colors up nicely with food coloring you may purchase at the time you buy your ingredients for this cake.

The trick to this is to beat the butter until it is fluffy, before you add the sugar and Vanilla Extract. The milk should be added a few drops at a time, so as not to make the frosting too thin. You may not need to use the entire amount of milk.

Vanilla Butter Frosting

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Ingredients
  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • ½ of a package Confectioner's sugar
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Beat butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Add Confectioner's Sugar gradually, beating well after each addition.
  3. If frosting becomes too dry add Vanilla extract and continue beating.
  4. If frosting still needs more liquid, add a few drops of milk at a time until you reach the proper consistency.

 

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Chocolate frosting

Chocolate Cake for Lovers Frosting Suggestion #2

If you or your love are chocoholics, you may want a chocolate frosting.

Here’s a Chocolate Butter Frosting you may like.

Chocolate Butter Frosting

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  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • ½ of a package of Confectioner's Sugar
  • ¼ cup chocolate syrup
  • ½ broken milk chocolate bar (2 ounces)
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and confectioner's sugar in small mixer bowl; blend in syrup.
  2. Melt chocolate bar pieces in microwave 10 seconds, stir until smooth and add to butter and sugar mixture in bowl.
  3. Stir to blend, add milk as needed a few drops at a time.

“Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine!”

Thomas Hood

“Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.”

John Lennon

 

 


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Nancy Hardin is a highly experienced writer and author. A retired journalist, she is also a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with a wealth of experience in many fields. In addition, she is a retiree veteran, having spent many years in the Women’s Army Corps. She is also an experienced ghostwriter and you can see more about her skills at the The Writers’Door. YOu can visit Nancy’s website here and discover more of her work at this site.

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