Mini Chocolate Heart Cakes Recipe {Elvis Cakes}

How is everyone doing so far? The first month of the year is almost over and we are getting close to February. For most of us, February means Valentine’s day! I still don’t have plans for the V-day, how about you? I know hubby has to work on the actual day but we are thinking of going out that weekend. Still no clue where. I don’t really want to have the traditional dinner and a movie date. I want something different…hint, hint. {Yes this was for his benefit, since he reads my posts.}

Today, I have a sweet idea about what to do with leftover cake batter. Remember the Heart Vanilla and Chocolate Pound Cake? After I made the cake, I had some chocolate batter leftover. I just couldn’t waste that batter, it was too delicious. So, I poured it into some individual heart cake pans (that I happened to pick up on clearance last summer) and made some mini cakes. The next morning, I made these “Elvis” dessert cakes for the boys.
Why “Elvis”? It reminds me of The King’s favorite sandwich of peanut butter and banana sandwich. I just used hazelnut butter instead and made it “desserty”.
Mini Chocolate Heart Cakes Recipe {Elvis Cakes}

(This recipe will make a loaf of pound cake,
or a lot of hearts. Cut in half if you have to.)
3 eggs, room temperature
3 tbs of whole milk, also room temperature
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup of sugar
13 tbs of butter
2 tbs cocoa powder

Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a mini heart cake pan (or loaf pan)
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla. Set aside.
2. In a bowl of an electric mixer (or in a separate bowl using hand mixer)…sift the flour. Add the sugar, salt and baking powder. Mix the dry ingredients on low for about 30 seconds (until well combined).
3. Add the butter and half of the egg mixture. Mix on low until just combined. Scrape the sides and bottom. Change the speed to medium and beat for about a minute. The batter will start get light and airy.
4. Add the other half of the egg mixture in two batches, beating for about 30 seconds after each addition. The cake batter will be light and fluffy at that point. Add the cocoa powder to the batter and mix just until all combined.
5. Separate between the mini heart pans, bake for 13-15 minutes or until the toothpick, inserted in the center, comes out clean. (If baking in the loaf pan, bake for 55-60 minutes.)
6. To assemble the cakes, cut the cakes in half. Spread the hazelnut butter, layer some bananas and cover it with the cake top. Drizzle some hot fudge on top.

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  1. says

    Ohh my my – I loooooooooove these little “sandwiches”
    We don’t celebrate Valentine’s day (we have a similar holiday on a different date), but these would be super for any romantic dessert :)

  2. says

    I didn’t know that about Elvis. Reminds me of the banana sandwiches I used to make when I was little with Miracle Whip, peanut butter, and bananas (I know, really strange). But they were delicious. This looks so de-lish; had to pin! Thanks for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday!


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