Hidden heart loaf cake

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  • Hidden shape cakes have got to be one of our favourite food trends – there’s something so satisfying about cutting into a cake to reveal the hidden surprise within.

    We knew how to do it with one shape in a cupcake so we thought we’d challenge ourselves to do a whole loaf – with every slice revealing the same shape.

    Sounds hard? It was actually pretty easy! Follow our step-by-step pics below to make your own. You can choose whatever shape you like – we chose the heart for Valentine’s Day.


    Pink heart cake

    • 2 eggs
    • 125g butter
    • 125g sugar
    • 125g self-raising flour
    • Red food colouring

    Loaf cake

    • 4 eggs
    • 225g butter
    • 225g caster sugar
    • 225g self-raising flour
    • 1tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract

    To decorate

    • Strawberry Marshmallow Fluff
    • Chocolate buttons/candy melts