Surprise Your Loved One with a Valentine’s Day Dessert
Red Velvet Cake with Chocolate Vodka Strawberries

with Chef Nilesh

Tuesday 9th February at 12:30


The Copthorne Tara Hotel’s Head Chef, Nilesh will talk you through the recipe, method and presentation for creating this gorgeous and sexy chocolate dessert – perfect for Valentine’s Day.  And then you can go out, buy the ingredients and serve it up for that Special Someone.


If you can resist the temptation to eat it immediately, take a picture of your creation and email it to Charmian, by Tuesday 16th February.  Chef Nilesh will choose one lucky person to win bed and breakfast for two, in a luxurious Club room.  A treat to look forward to once lockdown is over!

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is set in the heart of fashionable Kensington, just a 3-minute walk from Kensington High Street.  The hotel is located close to the iconic Royal Albert Hall, The Design Museum, Hyde Park and the beautiful Kensington Palace Gardens. The shops and restaurants of Knightsbridge and Notting Hill are also within easy reach.


The Cake
250 gm butter (softened)
250 gm sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
500 gm  plain flour
150 gm  cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
200 ml buttermilk (or whole milk)
1 tbsp white vinegar
2 tsp red colouring

The Frosting
400 gm cream cheese (softened)
150 gm  butter
500 gm icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt

For the Strawberry chocolate
6 fresh strawberries
200 ml vodka
200 gm melted dark chocolate

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