Heart Shaped Cake

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Prepare to fall in love with the most adorable heart shaped cake you’ll ever see! This delightful red velvet cake, frosted with cream cheese icing, is the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day!


  • Simply Adorable: What’s not to love about a heart shaped cake? Decorate it with pretty pink icing and Valentine’s Day sprinkles for an irresistibly cute dessert!
  • Incredibly Moist: Thanks to buttermilk, this cake is super moist, ensuring each bite is soft and delicious.
  • Gorgeous Color: Achieve vibrant red hues by using gel food coloring and Dutch process cocoa powder, making this cake as beautiful as it is tasty.
  • Dreamy Frosting: Indulge in the heavenly cream cheese frosting that perfectly complements the rich flavor of the cake, making every mouthful simply divine.
  • Easy to Make: No need for a special pan! With just a square and round cake pan, you can create this charming heart shaped cake effortlessly!

Heart Shaped Cake

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 10


**For the Red Velvet Cake:**

  • 1 ½ cups 187 g all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons 10 g Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons 98 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup 200 g granulated white sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup 158 ml buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons red gel food coloring

**For the Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting:**

  • 1 cup 224 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 oz 113 g cream cheese, cold
  • 2 cups 260 g powdered sugar
  • Red food coloring for decorative pink icing
  • Valentine’s Day sprinkles for decorating


**For the Red Velvet Cake:**

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 6-inch round cake pan and a 6-inch square cake pan, then line the bottoms with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing until smooth.
  • Alternate adding dry ingredients and buttermilk to the butter mixture, then fold in red gel food coloring.
  • Divide batter evenly between pans and bake for 26-29 minutes. Let cool completely.

**For the Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting:**

  • Beat butter until pale and fluffy. Add cream cheese and mix until combined.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar and mix until smooth and fluffy.

**Assembling the Heart Shaped Cake:**

  • Trim tops of cakes, then cut round cake in half.
  • Place square cake on serving plate and position half circles on each side to form a heart.
  • Frost cake with cream cheese icing and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Apply another layer of frosting, then decorate with pink icing and sprinkles.
  • Serve and enjoy the love!

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