How To Make A Heart Shaped Cake? 3 Delicious Cakes To Surprise, Your Partner!

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Valentine’s Day is next week, so why not surprise the love of your life with a heart-shaped cake? Although you can do numerous things to show your love for him, baking a cake is indeed one of them. Cakes are a tasty treat and serve as a delicious dessert for any occasion. This Valentine’s Day, try baking the perfect homemade cake. Red velvet cake with frosting on top, cut into hearts, is the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day. If you are not in for red velvet, try chocolate, strawberry, or lemon pound cake. Thinking about how to give your cake a perfect heart shape or, in simple language, how to make a heart-shaped cake? Don’t worry; let’s make this easy cake recipe together to make your Valentine’s day more special.

How To Make A Heart-Shaped Cake?

how to make heart shaped cakes

The easiest way to make a heart-shaped cake is to use a heart-shaped mold. However, if you can’t find it, take two 8-inch square and circle baking pans. Once the cake is baked, cut the circle into two semicircles. Arrange the square so that the corners point toward you. Place one of the semicircles in the top left corner of the square cake. Similarly, put the other semicircle in the top right corner. Frost with heavy cream and serve.

Best Heart-Shape Cake For Your Valentine

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love. It’s the perfect day to bake a romantic heart-shaped cake for your partner. These cakes are delicious and easy to make, regardless of your baking skills. Here are three special Valentine’s Day cake recipes.

Heart-Shaped Red Velvet Cake

Win your Valentine’s heart with this traditional, heart-shaped Red Velvet Cake, frost it with sweet cream cheese and voila, ready to serve. This simple recipe yields a gorgeously red cake that is incredibly moist, fluffy, and tasty.

Heart shaped red velvet cake

Ingredients

For Cake
  • All-purpose flour – 2 ½ cups a
  • Eggs – 2 large
  • Unsalted butter – ½ cup 
  • Cocoa powder – 2 tbsps
  • Buttermilk – 1 cup
  • Icing sugar – 1 ½ cups 
  • Baking soda – 1 tsp
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp 
  • White vinegar – 1tbsp
  • Liquid red food colouring – 2 tbsps
For Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Unsalted butter – 1 ½ cups 
  • Cream cheese – 450 g
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp 
  • Salt – ½ tsp 
  • Powdered sugar – 4 cups

Instructions

red velvet heart shaped cake
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a heart-shaped mold and place parchment paper on the bottom. 
  • Take a medium-sized bowl and sift the flour, salt, and baking soda together.
  • Combine sugar, room-temperature butter, and vanilla extract in a stand mixer bowl until the mixture is light and fluffy. Now add the eggs one by one and mix well. 
  • Add cocoa powder to the butter mixture and mix well. Combine buttermilk, vinegar, and liquid red colouring in a small bowl.
  • On low speed, add the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, and salt) and beat until thoroughly blended. Add the buttermilk mixture and beat it into the batter.
  • Put the batter into a heart-shaped mold and bake for 30-35 minutes. When done, let it completely cool on a wire rack.

For The Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Take a stand mixer, and beat the butter and cream cheese together on medium speed for about 3 minutes. When the mixture becomes smooth and fluffy, add vanilla essence and salt and mix well.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar to the butter mixture and mix well. When the sugar is added, increase the speed to medium until the batter is light and fluffy. In a piping bag, place 1 cup of frosting and set aside.

For Assembling

  • Cut the heart-shaped cake into two equal horizontal halves. 
  • Put a layer of cake on a serving dish or cake stand. 
  • On top of the cake, spread about 1/2 cup of frosting. 
  • Now put the other half on the frosted cake and frost it. 
  • Use a spatula or bench scraper to level the cake and refrigerate for one hour to set the icing. 
  • Decorate with red sprinkles and enjoy.

Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cake With Pink Frosting

Everybody loves chocolate cake. Why not bake a chocolate cake for your Valentine and top it with pink cream cheese to show your eternal love for him? In addition, this recipe is simple to make and ideal for this day.

heart shaped chocolate cakes

Ingredients

For Cake
  • All-purpose flour – 1½ cups 
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder – 1/4 cup 
  • Butter – ½ cup 
  • Eggs – 3 large 
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Baking soda – 1 tsp 
  • Baking powder – ½ tsp 
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp 
For Buttercream Frosting
  • Unsalted butter – 1½ cups 
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp 
  • Powdered sugar – 4 cups 
  • Cream cheese – 450g 
  • Pink food colour – 1 tsp 

Instruction

yummy chocoloate pink cake
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a heart-shaped mold and place parchment paper on the bottom.
  • Take a large bowl, and sift together dry ingredients ( flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder) and set aside. Beat butter, vanilla essence, and sugar in a mixer bowl until fluffy. Add eggs to the butter mixture one at a time and mix well.  
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the batter and fold with the help of a spatula. 
  • Put the batter into a heart-shaped mold and bake for 35 minutes.
  • Check that the cake is baked by inserting a toothpick into the centre. When cooked, let it cool on a wire rack.
For Pink Buttercream Frosting
  • Once the cake is cooled, trim the loose edges with a butter knife, then cut the cake into two horizontal layers. 
  • In a mixing bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until the mixture becomes light and fluffy. 
  • Then add vanilla essence and pink food colouring and beat well. 
  • Gradually add sugar to the batter and mix well. 
  • Pour one cup of frosting into a piping bag and ice the cake as desired.

Heart-Shaped Strawberry Cake

Among all strawberry recipes, my personal favourite is a strawberry cake with fresh buttercream frosting. This cake is incredibly soft and just right for Valentine’s Day dinner. In addition, the strawberry glaze on the top will give it a more delicious finish.

strawberry frosting heart shaped cakes

Ingredients

For Cake
  • All-purpose flour – 2 ½ cups 
  • Unsalted softened butter – 1 cup 
  • Sugar – 2 cups 
  • Eggs whites – 4 
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp 
  • Milk – 1/2 cup 
  • Fresh strawberry puree – ½ cup 
  • Baking powder – 2 tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp 
  • Baking soda – 1/4 tsp 
  • Pink food colouring (optional) – Few drops
For Strawberry Frosting
  • 227g cream cheese 
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 5 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 cup strawberry puree
  • Edible decorating hearts – 10-14 pieces

Instructions

strawberry heart shaped cakes
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a heart-shaped mold and place parchment paper on the bottom.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl.
  • In a mixer bowl, beat butter, vanilla essence, and sugar on medium speed until they become creamy and fluffy. 
  • Then add the egg whites and beat for a minute until the eggs are fully combined with the butter and sugar.
  • Add the dry ingredients, strawberry puree, and milk to the batter at low speed. 
  • Now add a few drops of pink food colouring to your cake if you want it to be pinkier. Pour the batter into a heart-shaped mold and bake for 30-35 minutes. When cooked, let it cool on a wire rack. 
For Strawberry Frosting
  • After the cake is cooled, remove the parchment paper and cut the loosened edges with a butter knife. 
  • Horizontally cut the cake into two equal parts. 
  • Beat cream cheese, vanilla essence, salt, and butter in a mixer bowl until the mixture is smooth and creamy. 
  • Gradually add powdered sugar and strawberry puree to the mixture and beat well. 
  • To make the batter fluffy and creamy, increase the speed of the mixer.
Assembling
  • Put a layer of cake on a cake plate. 
  • Frost, the cake, then add another layer and frost it with cream cheese. 
  • Use a knife to level the frosting and refrigerate for an hour.
  • Decorate the edges with cream cheese. 
  • Top the cake with strawberry glaze and decorate it with edible decorating hearts and enjoy this yummy cake.

Conclusion

Surprise the love of your life with delicious cakes. We have shared mouth-watering Valentine’s Day cake recipes that are tasty and ideal for the day. Additionally, these recipes are easy and aren’t limited to Valentine’s Day. You can also try them any day you want.

Also Read: If not cakes, try these brownies recipes; also, pair these with some valentine’s gifts for your beloved to make the day more special.

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