How to Make True Love Chocolate Cake

True Love Chocolate Cake is a unique dessert that can be decorated according to different occasions as you can top it with hearts on Valentine’s Day, coloured hard candies-like peppermints on Christmas, flowers on anniversaries and bunties on birthday parties. This delicious dessert is sure to please the chocolate lovers. It will definitely enhance the charm of your get-together or party due to its distinctive rich brown colour.

Ingredients (serves 24 people and take maximum 40 minutes)

(1/4 cup) softened butter

(1-2/3 cups) sugar

2 eggs

(1/2 cup) unsweetened applesauce

(2-1/4 cups) all-purpose flour

(2/3 cup) baking cocoa

(1-1/4 teaspoons) baking powder

(1-teaspoon) salt

(1/4 teaspoon) baking soda

(1-1/4 cups) water

(1 cup / 6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

(8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese

(1/3 cup) confectioners’ sugar

(1-teaspoon) vanilla extract

(1 carton / 8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping

(3/4 cup) flaked coconut

(1/2 cup) candy hearts


  • 1

    Take a larger bowl and place add butter and sugar in it. Beat the sugar and butter for two minutes or until crumbly. Add the two eggs to the butter-sugar mixture and continue beating until smooth.

  • 2

    Take another large bowl, add flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt to it. Now add in the butter-sugar mixture alternatively with 1-1/4 cups of water. Beat this mixture until all ingredients are mixed. Now fold in the chips.

  • 3

    Pour the mixture into a baking pan, coated with cooking spray, and bake it 350 degree for 35 to 40 minutes. However, you can also insert a toothpick near the centre of the cake and if it comes out clean, it means your cake ready. Now place it on the wire racks to cool completely.

  • 4

    Now it is a time for foresting. Grab a bowl and add cream cheese and confectioners' sugar to it. Beat it until smooth.

  • 5

    Add vanilla to the cream cheese-mixture and continue beating until soft and smooth. Fold in the whipped topping and frost your cake. Refrigerate the True Love Chocolate Cake until presenting to your guests.  In order to give your cake a perfect look, sprinkle it with coconut and candy just before serving.

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