St. Valentine’s Day Cake (Chocolate Chip Cake)

Ingredients

2 1/2 C. All-purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 C. chocolate chips
1/2 C. unsalted butter, melted
1 C. Granulated sugar
1/2 C. brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 C. whole milk

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Spray one 9″ square baking pan and one 9″ round baking pan with cooking spray
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt
  • Add chocolate chips to dry ingredients and stir until chips are coated
  • Heat butter in microwave until just beginning to melt
  • Cream together butter and sugars
  • Add eggs and vanilla to butter/sugar mixture
  • Slowly add milk and dry ingredients to wet ingredients while stirring
  • Stir batter until just combined
  • Spread batter evenly in prepared pans
  • Bake at 350°F for about 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
  • Cool in pans about 10 minutes
  • Cool completely on wire rack
  • Cut round cake in half and place on either side of square cake to form a heart shape
  • Trim round cakes as necessary to align with square cake, as seen below
  • Top with frosting or icing as desired

This chocolate chip cake has the texture and taste of a yellow cake, not white. It could be frosted with vanilla or chocolate frosting, or you could just leave it naked and serve it dusted with powdered sugar and berries (that’s how I prefer it). If you’re not making a heart shaped cake, you can use the same recipe to make a two layer round cake, or one 13×9, although cook time may vary slightly. It’s a good, simple cake for any occasion.

God bless

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