Valentine’s Cake




10 minutes

Cook time

15 minutes

Passive time

5 minutes


3 out of 5

Chocolate Tart


  • Green’s Vanilla Sponge Mix
  • 2 Medium Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Cocoa Powder
  • Red Food Jel Colouring
  • 2 7″ Cake Tin
  • 50g Softened Butter
  • 280g Icing Sugar
  • 6 Teaspoon Sugar


  1. Follow the vanilla sponge mix instructions.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200 °C, (170°C for a fan oven), or Gas Mark 6. Generously grease 2×7 inch cake tins and line with greaseproof paper.
  3. Mix the cake mix, adding 2 eggs, 50g softened butter and 100ml water in a large bowl on low speed for 1 minute until moistened. Add the cocoa and red food gel to the mixture. Whisk at high speed for 2 minutes, until the mixture becomes thick and creamy.
  4. Pour equally into the 2 cake tins.
  5. Bake for 15-16 mins in centre of oven until it has risen and firm to the touch. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  6. Once cool, carefully cut a heart shape out of each cake.
  7. Blitz leftover cut-offs of cake in a food processor to make the coating.
  8. Make the buttercream for the filling and topping.
  9. Sprinkle the blitzed cake on top.