H is for Heart Jelly Cakes for Valentine's Day

For our Valentine's Day baking activity I came up with this cute little treat perfect for a morning or afternoon tea break with your loved ones.  I have been wanting to try making jelly cakes with Bear and Bee for a while.  Then I saw the idea for making heart shaped cupcakes using marbles on a cooking site and knew I could combine the two ideas.  The result? Very cute heart shaped jelly cakes.

Here's what to do.

Heart Jelly Cakes
Makes 16
You can download a free printable recipe card here.

125g butter
125g sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
170g SR flour
glass marbles
1 85g pkt strawberry or raspberry jelly crystals
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cold water
3 cups desiccated coconut

1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius and line cupcake tray with paper cases.
2. Cream butter and sugar.

Heart Jelly Cakes
3. Add eggs and beat well.

Heart Jelly Cakes
4. Mix in flour and milk.
5. Fill the paper cases with cake mix.  Only fill them about 1/2 full otherwise there will be too much cake to form a heart shape.

Heart Jelly Cakes
Bee adding the marbles to the cupcake tray.

Heart Jelly Cakes

6.  Place a marble into each cupcake tin hole between the tin and the paper case to form the heart shape.
7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Heart Jelly Cakes
8.  Cool cakes on a wire rack.

Heart Jelly Cakes
9. Stir jelly crystals and boiling water in a bowl until the crystals have dissolved.  Stir in the cold water and refrigerate for an hour or until cold and thick.

Heart Jelly Cakes
 10. Place coconut onto a plate.  Dip each cake into the jelly and coat well.  Allow excess to drain and then roll in the coconut.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes until set.

Heart Jelly Cakes

What are you cooking with your child for Valentine's Day?

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