These Valentine’s Day cake recipes are a sweet and romantic way to say I love you – whether to your significant other, your friends, or to yourself.
Because the heart wants what the heart wants. And let’s be honest – most of the time, the heart wants cake.
30 Swoon-Worthy Valentine’s Day Cakes
This Valentine’s Day, instead of flowers and chocolates, why not treat yourself and your loved ones to a delicious, homemade cake?
Make something grand and over the top, or keep it simple and cute.
Either way, these Valentine’s Day cake recipes should give you some inspiration.
Let’s kick things off with something simple – though it certainly doesn’t look it!
And there is a secret inside this cake – a pink heart in every slice.
It means making two cake batter, then cutting out the hearts. But it’s so worth it when you slice into it!
From the luxurious chocolate frosting and drip to the bright pink decor, this cake just screams Valentine!
And that’s all before you take a bite.
The sponge is infused with red wine, which really brings out the cocoa. And the pink frosting is actually raspberry, so it’s wonderfully sweet.
This red velvet cheesecake is a romantic twist on the classic recipe.
You’ll add cocoa powder and red food coloring to vanilla cheesecake to create a striking, richly-colored dessert.
And add a tasty Oreo crust for added chocolatey goodness.
Top it off with whipped cream to contrast the bright colors, and it’ll be a hit any day of the week.
Full disclosure: you’ll need special molds to make this mousse cake. There’s just no other way to get that clean shape.
Luckily, they’re pretty inexpensive. And just look at these things! I’d say it’s worth a splurge.
From the fudgy brownie base to the zippy raspberry mousse, they’re romantic, sweet, and super cute.
If you’re looking for a dessert that really stands out, let this chocolate cake be this year’s showstopper.
You’ll fall in love with this decadent chocolate cake filled with a berry compote and frosted with Swiss buttercream.
And you don’t need to be a pro to get that fun piping on top! Just grab a few different tips and get creative.
This cake may look plain on the outside, but it hides a secret.
Cut a slice, and you’ll see mini pink hearts baked into the vanilla sponge. What a wonderful surprise!
Frosted in luscious strawberry buttercream, it’s elegant, clean, and fruity. Yum!
The chocolate sponge features cocoa, Greek yogurt, espresso, and chopped chocolate that melts into every bite.
But it’s the sweet Kahlua glaze that’ll keep you coming back for more.
Decorate with a couple of chocolate hearts and pink sprinkles, and they’ll be a hit at the party.
If you can make a simple vanilla sheet cake and pipe a few blobs of vanilla frosting, you can make these mini heart cakes.
Just cut hearts out of the sheet cake, then line the edges with frosting. Fill with frosting or jam, put another layer on top, and pipe again.
As for the decorations, fresh berries will work well. Or use edible flowers if you can find them.
Looking to impress a vegan? Try this stunning chocolate and raspberry cake.
Its layers of melt-in-your-mouth chocolate cake are filled and frosted with silky raspberry frosting.
That’s all finished off with chocolate ganache on top and fresh raspberries for good measure.
A sweet, decadent treat that fits your dietary needs – what more can you ask for?
If your sweetheart eats eggs but can’t take gluten, then I’ve got you covered too!
Flourless chocolate cake is insanely rich and indulgent. It’s beautifully fudgy and loaded with flavor, too.
You’ll love the mocha whipped cream, which calls for espresso powder and cocoa.
Then, add some fresh berries for color and serve.
Want a whimsical way to treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day?
This heart-shaped vanilla cake with pink buttercream and edible flowers is a perfect choice.
It makes for an eye-catching centerpiece on any table. And the melt-in-your-mouth buttercream complements the simplicity of the vanilla cake just right.
Not only does it look elegant, but it’s also simple enough for novice bakers to execute with ease.
With that bright pink icing, I think this is perfect for kids.
They’ll love the soft cake, sprinkles, and candies in the middle. And you’ll love how quick it is to throw together.
It may not be neat, but it sure is effective.
When all you need is a small something sweet to cap off a romantic meal, you can’t go wrong with chocolate lava cake.
It’s a rich and decadent cake that oozes with molten chocolate when cut into.
Serve this cake fresh from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. The added contrast between hot and cold will make it even more enjoyable.
Anyone hoping to impress this V-day should check out this quadruple threat cake.
It starts with a layer of tender chocolate cake, over which you’ll spread raspberry frosting.
Next up is a drizzle of ganache, followed by raspberry cake and chocolate buttercream.
Repeat those steps, then cover the whole thing with more frosting.
Trust me, you’ll hear gasps of delight when you cut into it!
For the chocolate lover in your life, nothing says “I love you” quite like this heart-shaped chocolate cake.
It’s filled with chocolate and blackberry filling, glazed with chocolate ganache, and topped with homemade chocolate truffles, for good measure.
Who can resist such indulgence? I sure can’t! It’s incredible from top to bottom.
Valentine’s Day is kind of a big deal for lovers.
And if you’re planning to pop the question after dinner, might I suggest something extra special for dessert?
Pink Champagne in a cake is just as delicious as it sounds. And that vibrant filling really stands out against the pale pink.
Nestle the ring box on top, and watch your honey’s eyes light up!
Looking at the recipe alone, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s nothing special.
But one look at that picture and I think you’ll see why it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day.
First of all, the cake is super unique, thanks to the olive oil. And you can use Greek yogurt if you can’t find labneh.
But really, this one is all about the shiny glaze and those delicate dried rose petals.
For anyone traveling this V-day, how about a sturdy but scrumptious cookie cake?
I know I’d be thrilled to receive a thick, M&M studded cookie with sweet buttercream and sprinkles.
Bake it in a heart-shaped springform pan and make sure it’s cold before piping.
Silky strawberry cheesecake topped with chocolate ganache is perfect for any romantic dinner.
But when you add chocolate-covered strawberries? Oh man, now we’re talking!
It’s two desserts in one, and I love it!
Just when you thought those lava cakes above were good…how about a red velvet version?
Sweet and warming, it’s sure to hit the spot with a nice glass of wine.
Top tip: if you want a chocolate filling, add a Lindt chocolate before baking. It’ll melt as the cake bakes and ooze out when you take that first spoonful.
I love the pretty pink pastel of this one almost as much as the flavors.
There’s rose and lemon in the frosting and the cake, including rose petals for lovely pops of color.
It’s floral, citrusy, and oh-so-tender.
The perfect combination of pound cake, whipped cream, and raspberries, this dessert will get your heart pounding with delight!
These cakes aren’t just delicious and gorgeous, they’re also versatile. So feel free to decorate them to your heart’s desire.
Whether topped with fresh fruit, chocolate chips, or even Nutella, you can’t go wrong.
This one isn’t pink and cute. But it’ll make any Reese’s lovers swoon.
There’s creamy peanut butter in the cake, filling, and the frosting! And there’s even more in the decorations.
It’s a peanut butter overload, and I can’t get enough!
White chocolate and raspberry are a terrific flavor combo.
One is sweet and creamy, while the other is fruity and tart. Together, they make cake magic.
Plus, how fabulous does that bright red look against the white?
25. Red Velvet Cake
You didn’t think I’d do a whole post of Valentine’s Day cakes and not include a red velvet cake, did you?
Soft, crumbly, and infused with a delicate combination of cocoa and vanilla, it’s a surefire winner every time.
The cream cheese frosting adds moisture and a sweet, tangy, and buttery flavor. And I love the contrast in colors, too.
26. Love Letter Cake
This love letter cake is a creative and delicious way to say “I love you”.
And all it takes are a couple of sheet cakes, some frosting, and white fondant.
Make the cakes, fill them, then chill. They’ll be easier to cut when they’re cold. As for the fondant, anybody can cut a rectangle, right?
This sweetheart cherry cake will make your Valentine’s Day celebration even sweeter.
It’s moist and fluffy, with cherry pie filling mixed right into the sponge. So every forkful is insanely tender and fruity.
Add more pie filling to the top, and get ready to dig in!
28. Pink Velvet Cake
A cute variation on red velvet, this pink velvet cake is too cute not to share.
Like its vibrant cousin, it gets its signature hue from a few drops of food coloring.
But you’ll use less, giving it a pleasant rosy shade of pink.
Not only is this cake visually stunning, but its incredibly moist texture and sweet flavor make it a hit.
This chocolate-covered strawberry icebox cake is the easiest no-bake dessert you’ll ever make.
It involves chocolate, strawberries, store-bought whipped topping, and cookies. Layer it, chill it, then enjoy.
It couldn’t be more simple.
This Ferrero Rocher Valentine’s cake is sweet, crunchy, nutty, and delightful.
Featuring thin layers of hazelnut sponge cake filled with thick, creamy Nutella mascarpone mousse, it’s very elegant.
Covered with pink icing and finished off with crushed hazelnuts and sprinkles, this is the ultimate Valentine’s Day treat.
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