Naturally Colored Hidden Heart Cake

Naturally Colored Hidden Heart Cake

Bake a romantic hidden heart cake without artificial food coloring for Valentine’s Day! The pink heart is naturally colored with raspberries and beetroot.

cake recipe with natural food coloring raspberry beetroot

White Cake Layer
  • 150g flour
  • 100g starch
  • 125g sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 packet baking powder
  • 30ml water
  • 1 tbsp homemade vanilla sugar
  • pinch salt
Pink Cake Layer
Natural Pink Icing


natural food coloring raspberry heart cake

Preheat oven to 150°C/ 302°F (circulating air). Butter a pan. Strain raspberries through a sieve. Combine all ingredients for the pink cake layer.

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Use just raspberry puree for pale pink hearts or add raw beetroot puree for dark pink hearts.

Bake for about 40 minutes. When cool, cut off the browned crust.

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Cut out hearts with a heart-shaped cookie cutter.

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Beetroot & raspberry hearts

naturally colored hidden heart cake

Fill half of the white cake into a buttered baking pan, add the hearts …

naturally colored hidden heart cake recipe raspberry beetroot

… and cover them with the remaining cake batter. Bake for about 1 h.

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