Wednesday, February 16, 2011

(Bleeding) Heart Cake

My husband has a sweet tooth, so I made him a cake for Valentine's day.  I thought it needed a little holiday flair, so after I baked it, I stabbed a heart into it.  With a fork.  Then, I smothered the thing in pomegranate syrup, which had the effect of making bloody pools around the stabbed heart.  Yeah, I'm wildly romantic.  But it tasted great.  For the cake batter, I like to add a few teaspoons of cocoa powder to a vanilla base to make a not-quite-chocolate, not-quite vanilla flavor, which goes well with fruit-based toppings.

The Ingredients:
1 c almond milk
2 t apple cider vinegar
1/2 c vegetable oil
2 t vanilla extract
1/2 t almond extract
1 1/4 c flour
2 T cornstarch
2 t cocoa powder
3/4 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
3/4 c sugar

1/2 c pomegranate syrup or other fruit syrup, or jam if you prefer

The Process:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Whisk together wet ingredients.
  3. Whisk together dry ingredients.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry, and stir until just combined.
  5. Bake for about 25 minutes.
  6. Let cool a bit, then remove from pan.
  7. (Stab stab stab a heart into it. If you like that sort of thing, or are just feeling stabby.)
  8. Cover the whole thing in fruit syrup and let the syrup soak in a little before devouring.

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