Mini amaretto chocolate hearts

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Mini amaretto chocolate hearts
This is the perfect dessert for two and will make that romantic dinner complete. 

50g caster sugar
1 medium egg
40g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
10g cocoa powder
2 tbsp amaretto
100ml whipping cream
Chocolate hearts or other cake decorations
4½ tbsp double cream
100g plain chocolate
1 tsp butter

Heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Grease and base line 20cm sandwich tin. Whisk the sugar and egg together until pale and thick. Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa into a bowl, then fold into the egg mix. Pour into the prepared tin and level.

Bake for 12-15 mins until cooked through. Cool on a wire rack, then cut out four 7cm hearts using a cutter. Drizzle each heart-shape sponge with ½ tbsp amaretto.

For the ganache, heat double cream until hot, but not boiling; add the chocolate and butter and leave to melt. Stir briefly until smooth and leave to cool.

Whisk the whipping cream until thick, then use to sandwich together each pair of cake hearts.

Using a teaspoon, smooth cooled ganache on top of the cakes and sprinkle with chocolate hearts or other pretty decorations.

This recipe is courtesy of Dr. Oetker baking range

Serves
2

Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour, Chocolate

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Dessert, Entertaining

Special Info
Nut free, Pregnant Mums

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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