February 13, 2013

No Bake No Cook Valentine Sweethearts


Its been a week since Hubby presented me with a DSLR camera for valentine's day and it would be an understatement if I say that I had been obsessed with the new toy. I'm still getting used to it and had been practicing like crazy but unfortunately my laptop died on me. This is what I say is perfect timing. It is going to take another 2 or 3 days for me to get my laptop back and I had no plans of blogging until Hubby stepped in and lent me his laptop despite being very busy and you know why because he loved this sweethearts that I made for him. Don't they say the way to man's heart is thru his tummy and at least it proved to be correct in my case.




A few years back both of us got an opportunity to attend a launch party of a travel agency who specialize in overseas travel packages and though I do not like to attend parties or weddings I had no other option but to go as the person happened to be our very good friend. But despite my fear about a flashy, over crowded party it turned out to be well organized and I actually loved the ambiance of the whole thing. They served some lovely hors d'oeuvres and I got the idea for this recipe when I wanted to go for an easy recipe for the Valentine Day. Actually this is not even a recipe but just to give you all an idea if you do not want to go in for or have the time for elaborate preparations.This will also be a fun project for kids to take to school.


Valentine Sweethearts

Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: Nil  | Makes:4


Ingredients:


  • Vanilla Sponge Cake - 1 recipe
  • Strawberry Jam - 2 tbsp
  • Nutella - 2 tbsp
  • Powdered/Icing Sugar - for dusting
  • Pitted halved Cherries - for topping
  • Toothpicks

Instructions:

1. Slice the vanilla cake into 1 or 2 inch thick pieces.

2. With a heart shaped cookie cutter cut out the cake.

3. Sandwich strawberry jam and nutella between 2 heart shaped cake piece and arrange on a plate.

4. Dust the top with icing sugar.

5. Place a halved cherry on top and insert with a toothpick and serve.

Variations:

1. Instead of vanilla cake you can use a chocolate sponge cake and sandwich either butter cream frosting or whipped cream.

2. You can use an Orange Cake and sandwich orange marmalade in between.



26 comments:

  1. Nice hearts n perfect for d occasion Radhika..nice clicks too

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  2. Radhi, wow this looks perfect..love the pictures..so very tempting.

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  3. Looking so yummy & gorgeous.... Lovely presentation. :-) Happy Valentines day...

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  4. wow very appealing n delicious dear... well made n nice clicks... congrats for DSLR... enjoy...

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  5. I have a a chocolate cake in the oven Radhika.Will make these for hubby.

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  6. Awesome hearts for Valentines day....

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  7. Love the clicks. Enjoy ur new toy!
    Hope to see more of your pictures...

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  8. Good idea..will make for some kids parties..

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  9. very cute looking hearts... :)
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  10. congrats on your DSLR gift/purchase. have fun - these cuties have my attention;like you say perfect party starters and a sure kid pleaser .

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  11. this is simply superb Radhika!Happy V day.congrats on the SLR.

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  12. wow that is a nice idea.... looks so picture perfect and so delicious!!!
    Sowmya
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  13. lovely heart shaped goodies. do visit my space too.

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  14. Hi Radhika! You hubby must have loved your sweethearts very much! Happy V-Day!

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  15. This looks really amazing- will try it for sure, thanks :)

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  16. Congrats on ur new gift Radhi! Enjoy :)
    Very interesting idea, looks delicious too! Lovely pics!

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