Light, fluffy, vanilla flavoured, deep purple nesting heart cakes with red and orange icing. The smaller heart cake has a surprise strawberry filling.
These special symbolic cakes are great for anniversaries, Valentine's Day, baby showers, Mother's Day or birthdays. The colours can be changed to match the celebration. They are low FODMAP, gluten and lactose free.
Light, fluffy, delicious and great for any celebration
Preparation Time: 35 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Serves 1 large heart ring and 1 smaller heart
Ingredients 5 eggs
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 tbsp vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups cornflour (gluten free)
1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
1 cup strawberry filling or jam
Blue, red and yellow food colouring
2 cups icing sugar
3 tbsp nuttelex or butter
2 - 4 tbsp milk (lactose free or water)
Method To make the cake
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Grease a 22 cm tall, 23 cm wide and 7 cm deep heart shaped cake tin.
Beat the eggs and vanilla essence for 10 - 12 minutes until the eggs have tripled in size, are pale and fluffy.
Add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, and beat until dissolved.
Add 8 parts red and 4 parts blue food colouring and beat to combine.
Sift the cornflour and baking powder four times, to make the cake fluffy. Fold into the egg mixture to combine.
Pour the batter into the cake tin.
The food colouring will make a deep purple batter
Bake for 30 - 35 minutes, until the centre springs back when touched and the edge starts to come off the side of the tin.
Turn the cake out on a piece of baking paper on a wire rack to cool completely.