9 February 2011

Forever Nigella #2 - Chocolate Love Buns

I'm not normally one to get swept away with the whole Valentines Day hype, but this year I've decided to jump on the bandwagon & create a Valentines Day treat for the second round of the Forever Nigella blogging challenge hosted by Maison Cupcake

This months theme is Seduced by Chocolate & I did wonder if I could resubmit last months recipe. In case you missed it, it was Devils Food Cake & was about as chocolaty you could get! But that would be cheating & instead I made a variation on a recipe that was featured in Nigella's Feast book (my favourite!)

Love Buns seemed quite apt for Valentines Day, I've adapted them into Chocolate Love Buns, topping them with pink frosting & a dusting of shimmer!

Click here to view Nigella's original recipe. For my variation I simply added 25g cocoa powder to the cake mix & a few drop of natural red food colouring to the frosting along with the vanilla essence. I love these & trust me they're not half as sweet as they look. The cake is deliciously soft & the frosting is so fluffy & light it could almost float off the top of the cake!



Hope you enjoy my Love Buns (makes me giggle like a 8 year old every time!) & maybe even make some for your Love Bunny this Valentines Day, beats shop bought any day!



Happy Valentines Day, Rebecca x

3 comments:

Janice said...

Aw they are so cute, you need some little red heart sprinkles to finish them off!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

Not sure I've come across these love buns before, I'll have to peek in my Nigella books and find them. You are right, the name makes me smile!! Thanks for joining in with Forever Nigella!

Sally - My Custard Pie said...

I love the side view picture - a towering mound of love-frosting.

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9 February 2011

Forever Nigella #2 - Chocolate Love Buns

I'm not normally one to get swept away with the whole Valentines Day hype, but this year I've decided to jump on the bandwagon & create a Valentines Day treat for the second round of the Forever Nigella blogging challenge hosted by Maison Cupcake

This months theme is Seduced by Chocolate & I did wonder if I could resubmit last months recipe. In case you missed it, it was Devils Food Cake & was about as chocolaty you could get! But that would be cheating & instead I made a variation on a recipe that was featured in Nigella's Feast book (my favourite!)

Love Buns seemed quite apt for Valentines Day, I've adapted them into Chocolate Love Buns, topping them with pink frosting & a dusting of shimmer!

Click here to view Nigella's original recipe. For my variation I simply added 25g cocoa powder to the cake mix & a few drop of natural red food colouring to the frosting along with the vanilla essence. I love these & trust me they're not half as sweet as they look. The cake is deliciously soft & the frosting is so fluffy & light it could almost float off the top of the cake!



Hope you enjoy my Love Buns (makes me giggle like a 8 year old every time!) & maybe even make some for your Love Bunny this Valentines Day, beats shop bought any day!



Happy Valentines Day, Rebecca x

3 comments:

Janice said...

Aw they are so cute, you need some little red heart sprinkles to finish them off!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

Not sure I've come across these love buns before, I'll have to peek in my Nigella books and find them. You are right, the name makes me smile!! Thanks for joining in with Forever Nigella!

Sally - My Custard Pie said...

I love the side view picture - a towering mound of love-frosting.

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