13Ingredients
410Calories
105Minutes

Ingredients

  • 175 grams butter
  • 175 grams caster sugar
  • 150 grams plain flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 vanilla pod (halved lengthways, seeds scraped out)
  • 1 lemon (grated zest)
  • 70 grams cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 200 grams dark chocolate (broken into pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 50 grams marzipan
  • red food colouring

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease a heart-shaped cake pan. Cream butter and sugar then add 2 tbsp flour. Add eggs, 1 at a time. Add vanilla bean seeds, lemon zest and a pinch of salt. Gradually sift in cornstarch, baking powder and remaining flour, beating constantly. Transfer to prepared pan, smooth and bake for 1 hour, or until a skewer comes out clean. Remove from oven, turn out onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  2. Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water then spread over cake and allow to dry.
  3. Cut out strips of paper and place diagonally over cake. Sift cocoa powder over top then 1 tbsp powdered sugar. Carefully remove paper strips.
  4. Color the marzipan pale pink with food coloring then sprinkle with 1 tbsp powdered sugar and roll out. Cut out petals and shape into a rose. Use to decorate cake.
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NutritionView more

410Calories
Sodium8%DV180mg
Fat35%DV23g
Protein10%DV5g
Carbs17%DV50g
Fiber12%DV3g

PER SERVING *

Calories410Calories from Fat210
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat23g35%
Saturated Fat13g65%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol100mg33%
Sodium180mg8%
Potassium200mg6%
Protein5g10%
Calories from Fat210
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate50g17%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Sugars28g56%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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