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Valentine's chocolate cake

Take one times fool-proof recipe (all you need is a bowl, a microwave and ... love) for the most heavenly chocolate sponge and choose one of four ideas of how to turn this into the best Valentine's Day pudding ever!


Qty Ingredients
150g Self-raising Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
175g Caster Sugar
50g Twinings Swiss Chocolate powder
3 Eggs
175g Margarine
3 tbsp Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Essence

How to

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix together until properly combined ( = using electric whisk or wooden spoon).
  2. Lightly grease a microwave-safe dish like a glass bowl or ceramic oven dish.
  3. Pour in mixture and make sure the top is level.
  4. Microwave for 7 minutes at 900 Watts (= full power).
  5. Wait for a couple of minutes then cover the bowl with a plate or tray and turn out the cake.
  6. Once the cake has cooled completely you can get creative.

How To Serve

  • Slice into two layers and sandwich them together again with chocolate icing (available ready-to-use from any supermarket). Cover the top with the remaining icing and add a few pretty strawberries on top. For extra special effects, cut the sponge into a heart shape before you add the icing.
  • Turn into a trifle by layering it with whipped cream and raspberries.
  • Serve warm in a bowl with salted caramel fudge sauce or ice cream.
  • Take an A4 sheet of paper, cut out a heart shape and use as a stencil to add an icing sugar heart to the surface of the cake.

Happy best Valentine's Day ever!

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