Mini Naked Chocolate Cake Hearts
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
55 mins
These mini naked chocolate cake hearts are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Red wine chocolate cake with berry mascarpone filling & decorated with fondant hearts!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Cake Hearts, Valentine's Day Recipes
Servings: 4 Mini Heart Cakes
Calories: 770 kcal
For the Cake:
Important Note:
  • If using Dutch processed cocoa powder in this recipe use baking powder.
  • If using natural unsweetened cocoa powder use baking soda.
For the Filling:
For Fondant Hearts:
  1. Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder in a large bowl. Add sugar & salt. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  2. Pour in the oil, milk and add eggs. Using a wooden spoon, combine all the ingredients until you get nice smooth batter. Pour in wine – a small amount at a time. After each addition, mix well. Line 2 round cake tins with baking paper (The tins should be 20cm/8inch wide. If using one 20cm/8inch cake tin, then this has to be at least 15cm/6inch high).

  3. Pour in the mixture and place in a preheated oven. Bake at 350° Fahrenheit/180° Celsius for 30 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

  4. Cool completely. Trim off the top part if necessary.
  1. In a frying pan (or sauce pan) simmer berries with sugar for about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it cool down.
  2. In a bowl whisk together mascarpone, icing sugar and cooled berry mix until smooth.
Fondant Hearts:
  1. Roll out the fondant and cut out 4 hearts that are smaller than the cake hearts.
Heart Assembling:
  1. Cut 4 hearts out of each cake. Take 4 of them and spread/pipe the filling over. Cover with another cake heart. Dust with icing sugar. Place a fondant heart on top and you are done!
Nutrition Facts
Mini Naked Chocolate Cake Hearts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 770 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 65%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Total Carbohydrates 88g 29%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 52g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 11.2%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 22.3%
Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.