Sunday, February 16, 2014

Valentines Day Cooking!!!

Valentines Day Cooking!!!

I decided to surprise my love with a cake and chocolate covered strawberries. Cake is very easy to make and you can tweak it anyway you like. 

Valentines Day Cake 

You'll need:

  1. 2  9" Pans 
  2. Mixer 
  3. Cooking Spray
  4. Spatula
  5. Piping bag 

  1. 1 cup of all purpose flour 
  2. 2 cup of sugar
  3. 6 eggs
  4. 2-3 cups of heavy whipping cream
  5. 1 tbs of vanilla 
  6. 2 cups of coconut shavings (optional) 
  7. 1-2 cups of blueberries (optional) 
  8. 1 cup of strawberries 
  9. 2 kiwis 

Preheat oven to 375F degrees 
Spray cooking spray on pans
Mix eggs with sugar till mixture becomes white and thick 
Add flour and keep mixing 
Add blueberries if desired or you can add raspberries, cranberries   
Pour batter into pans divide evenly into two pans
Bake for 20-25 min or till its firm to touch 

Prepare cream:
Whip heavy whipping cream with 1 cup of sugar and add vanilla 
Mix in coconut flakes 
Blend 5-6 strawberries in blender and add them to the whip cream 

Take out cake
Let it cool
Slice it in half
Spread cream
Add fruits if desired (kiwis,strawberries more blueberries or any other soft berries or fruits) 
Repeat layer by layer 
Decorate Top layer with whip cream and fruits 
Let it cool in fridge for at least 5-7hrs better if it stays there overnight 

Chocolate Covered Strawberries 

1 pack of strawberries 
1 cup of milk chocolate
1 cup of white chocolate
1/2 stick of butter
1/4 of a cup of milk 

Make a water bath
Melt milk chocolate with 1/4 stick of butter add little bit of milk if chocolate is too thick
Let mixture cool for a little 
Dip Strawberries 
Place them on  sprayed pan or parchment paper 
Let it cool

Prepare white chocolate same way you prepared milk chocolate
Dip or drizzle it on top of already covered strawberries    

Place it in fridge for an hr or till chocolate is completely cooled 


Happy Valentines Day!!!