Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's day cake (pound cake with chocolate cream cheese frosting)

Happy Valentine's Day wishes to all you there


for pound cake:

Maida / AP flour - 2cups
Butter - 1/2cup(1 stick)
Sugar - 2cups(divided)
Eggs - 4
Butter milk - 1cup
Vanilla - 1tsp
Baking soda - 1/4tsp

For chocolate cream cheese icing:

Chocolate chips - 1 cup(divided)
Cream cheese - 1Block
Butter - 6tbs(divided)
Sugar - 1cup
Vanilla - 1tsp
Milk - about 1/2 cup

for cake -
  • Pre heat oven to 350 .
  • Grease and dust  two  8 / 9 inch round cake pans .
  • Cream 4 tbs butter and 11/2cups of sugar . When is it is fluffy add eggs to the butter mixture and wisk it until it turns it is all mixed or light yellow colour . Add Vanilla , butter milk and mix it well .

  • In a saperate bowl , add flour , baking soda and mix well.
  • Now add flour mixture to the butter mixtur . Add little by little so that no lumps are formed . wisk until the flour is well incorperated into the butter mixture .(if the batter is too thick , add little milk ) Now the batter is ready .

  • Equally distribute the batter into 2 pan and bake it for 35 - 40 minutes or until cake is bakked .

  • Once they are done , take out of the oven and cool completely .

Now for the frosting -
  • Bring cream cheese and and butter to room temperature .
  • Ground sugar to fine powder .
  • Wisk cream cheese and butter until they are completely incorperated .

  • Add  powdered sugar and mix it well .

  • In  microwave safe bowl , add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and 2tbs milk , 1tbs of butter and microwave it for 30 secs . Now wisk it until all the chocolate and milk is mixed will . Add it to the butter and cheese mixture.

  • Add vanilla to it and mix again .

  • If the frosting is too thick add milk to it by wisking(add 1tbs of milk at a time) .
  • let the frosting stay in room temepreature until cakes are cooled .
for assembling cake and frosting -
  • Boil 1/2 cup of sugar with 1 cup of water .

  • Take the cooled cakes , poke some holes on both sides .

  • Now brush generously  the boiled water and sugar mixture on both sides .

  • To the cake base , apply little bit of frosting (so that cake dosent slide when you move) .

  • Now take 1 layer and put it upside down and 1/3 of the frosting and spread it through out .

  • Now place another layer on it as it is  (not upside down) and add another 1/3 of frosting and spread it .
  • Now frost the sides with remaining 1/3 of frosting .

  • Take another 1/2 cup of chocolate chips , 1tbs butter , 1/4 cup of  milk and microwave it for 30 secs and wisk it well . Keep it in fritz and let it cool completely .Pour this cooles chocolate mixture on top of the frosted cake . Make sure all the cake is covered with this cocolate mixture.

  • keep it in fritz so that chocolate is cooled .
  • Now cake is ready .
for extra decoration -
  • for further decoration , I took some of the cream cheese frosting before adding chocolate and added orange color to it and put little hearts .

  • For chocolate heat design , i took some of the melted chocolate and put the little chocolate hearts  color .
  • For cake base , i cut some cardboard piece and lined it with foil .


  1. Looks so cute and Happy valentines day !!!!

  2. Looks very cute and delicious....!!!

  3. Happy valentines day! the cake looks very yum and lovely.

  4. beautiful cake and lovely hearts..
    happy v'day sandhya...

  5. Looks absolutely chocolaty and yummmmm.. :) I am loving it.

    Here for the first time and found your blog pretty interesting. Nice collection of recipes. Would surely be back often.

    You are most welcome to my blogs too. Do peep in sometime.


  6. looks absolutely yummy...nice creation..visit us whenever time permits

  7. very beautiful cake,looks really good and loved the step by step pics as well

  8. Wow your cake looks delicious and so pretty.My first time here, you have a good collection of recipes.

  9. u got a lovely blog so will def keep coming here..thanks for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment and for joining in as well...hope to c u again & can i know your name pls??

  10. Valentines day cake looks yummy...and u've narrated it well...

  11. What a lovely decorated cake, great job!!

  12. hey..first time at ur blog.. i am amazed by your step by step presentation.. glad to be here.. will visit often.. do have a look at mine..


  13. nice cake.. perfectly decorated...