Devilish cake, perfect for valentines day....... in herat shapes cut to look like broken hearts, thats how it goes down in my house anyway..... looks rad.
Pre heat your oven to 175c
Butter and line 2 round baking tins
In one bowl sift flour salt and cocoa
In another bowl ass the butter and beat till soft and airy, add the sugar and beat 2 mins
Add eggs one by one adn beat well after each
Add vanilla and beat
In a small container or bowl mix the buttermilk and the colouring
Now add 1/3 of the flour mix to the batter and beat
Add 1/3 of the milk mix and repeat beating all the time till the flour, butter and milk mixes are all combines, it looks as if it has "split" but comes to gether at the end.
Split between the 2 tins and bake for appx 30 minutes or till a skewer comes out clean or ckae springs back in the centre.
Cool cakes then invert onto a rack to cool further.
Wrap cakes in clingwrap and chill in the freezer for 1 hr to make icing them easier (good tip)
Once cold, cut the cakes in half and start alternating your icing and your cake (make sure u leave enough to cover the cake at the end, youll need most of the icing for this.
serve with raspberry coulis and ice cream, whipped cream and strawberries, or chocolate dipped strawberries, looks great dusted with cocoa powder....
make a great high cake and goes quite far.
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