Chocolate Valentine Cake with Glossy Chocolate Frosting

“This yummy cake is great anytime, but especially to finish off that special meal on Valentine's Day. The cake is slightly dry, but complements the rich, creamy frosting very well.”
1hr 10mins
1 cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To prepare the cake: Preheat oven to 350* (F).
  2. Grease and flour a 9x13x2 inch pan; set aside.
  3. Melt chocolate in boiling water; cool.
  4. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  5. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well.
  6. Stir in cooled chocolate and vanilla.
  7. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  8. Add sifted ingredients to cake batter, alternating with milk.
  9. Add red food coloring.
  10. In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry.
  11. Fold into batter.
  12. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  13. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  14. Cool; frost with prepared frosting.
  15. For frosting: Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt together.
  16. Add sugar mixture to boiling water, stirring constantly over medium heat, until mixture comes to a boil.
  17. Boil for one minute then remove from heat.
  18. Stir in chocolate bits until smooth.
  19. Stir in butter and vanilla.
  20. Spread on cake while still warm.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a