Red Hot Heart Cake Recipe Inspired By Valentine’s Day

There are all kinds of different approaches to a good valentine’s day cake recipe. With pink frosting and bright red accents, a Red Hot Heart Cake screams Valentine’s day!

Many cakes are decadent chocolate desserts full of deep rich cocoa and other flavours from caramel, to coconut. The trouble with chocolate is that while it can be as beautiful as it takes, it often lacks the pizzazz that you can invoke with other flavours. Vanilla has a reputation for being boring. Yet it’s essential as that blank canvas that affords you the creativity to pull off something as eye-catching. Something as surprising as a Valentine’s Day red hot heart cake!

Red Hot Heart Cake Recipe

Bright, Attractive, Visual Appeal

The candy toppers burst from the cake in bright red tones reminding you of your favourite hot cinnamon-flavoured candy. No matter who you are making this Valentine’s Day cake for, it’s perfectly appropriate. It’s got a wow factor, it’s tasteful, it’s just as good for friends as couples and for valentines of all ages.

Easy Two-Part Valentine’s Day Red Hot Heart Cake Recipe

The best thing about making this recipe is that the red hot heart cake all starts with a boxed mix. You mostly just have to follow our instructions below on how to make the Red Hot Hear Cake; however, this cake has a hidden surprise. As the name suggests, the cake itself will have a hot cinnamon flavour to it. The candy on top looks like red hots, but the real spice comes from the cake. The cake toppers in the frosting are made of rock candy and marshmallows. The flavour-packed inside with the jaw-dropping pink frosting and bright red candy make for a presentation your valentine will never forget.

Red Hot Heart Cake Recipe Inspired By Valentine's Day

Candy Toppers

The cake almost serves as an ornate basket for the premade candy nestled in the centre. It’s a dazzling third layer that is just as easy to put together as the cake. You don’t have to be an award-winning cake decorator. The toughest part is making the frosting, but even that is really easy and with a small amount of piping practice, you will rock this elaborate Valentine’s Day cake.

HOW TO STORE THE VALENTINE’S DAY CAKE

  • On the counter: Store on the counter in a plastic container at room temperature for up to 5 days
  • Refrigerator: Store in a plastic container for 7-10 days
  • Freezer: Store in a plastic container for up to 6 months.

VALENTINE’S DAY DESSERT RECIPE IDEAS

If you are looking for more Valentine’s Day dessert recipe ideas, you might like these:

  1. Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Pops Recipe
  2. Kid Friendly Valentine’s Day Treats
  3. 13 Best Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats
  4. Valentine’s Day Crinkle Cookies with a White Chocolate Drizzle
  5. Brownie Chocolate Chip Bars Filled with Strawberry M&Ms #Recipe
  6. Valentine’s Day Candy Bark

Red Hot Heart Cake Recipe

Red Hot Heart Cake Ingredients

  • 2 boxes of white cake mix
  • 8 large Egg whites
  • 2 ½ cup water
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp cinnamon extract

Vanilla Frosting

  • 3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 cup powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pink gel food colouring

Cake Decorations

  • Valentine’s Day Sprinkles
  • 3 Red Rock Candy Sticks
  • 2 Red Heart Marshmallow sticks
  • 4 Red foiled chocolate hearts

Material needed

  • 1 disposable piping bag
  • 3 – 9 inch round cake pans
  • 1 – 10 inch round cake board
  • 1 large piping bag with star tip
Red Hot Heart Cake Recipe

How To Make The Red Hot Heart Cake Recipe

Cake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 and spray cake pans with pam baking spray.
  • Using a hand mixer and large bowl, beat all cake ingredients until combined and smooth.
  • Pour batter evenly into the three pans.
  • Place into the oven and back for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely.

Frosting Directions

  • Using a standing mixer, beat all ingredients except for the colour until combined and smooth but stiff with peaks.
  • Beat in a few drops of pink colouring until combined.
  • Scoop 1 cup of the pink frosting into another bowl and mix in a few more drops of pink to make it darker.

Building The Red Hot Heart Cake Directions

  • 1. Place one cake layer onto the cake board and cut the dome off the cake to make an even layer.
  • 2. Repeat step with other two layers.
  • 3. Scoop 1 cup of pink frosting onto the bottom layer and spread evenly.
Valentine's Day cake in process
  • 4. Place the second cake layer on top and spread evenly 1 more cup of frosting.
  • 5. Place the last layer of cake on top and frost with remaining pink frosting.
  • 6. Using some valentine’s day sprinkles, coat the bottom part of the cake with sprinkles.
  • 7. Place the darker pink frosting into the microwave for 10 seconds to soften it.
  • 8. Scoop it into the piping bag.
Valentine's day cake in process
  • 9. Cut the tip off the piping bag and pipe drips around the top edge.
  • 10. Scoop the lighter pink frosting into the large piping bag.
  • 11. Pipe dollops around the top and sprinkle some more Valentine’s Day sprinkles on top.
Valentine's Day cake
  • 12. Decorate the cake however you would like. I used 3 red rock candy sticks, 2 red Heart marshmallow sticks, and 4 red foiled chocolate hearts!

I hope you enjoyed my Red Hot Heart Cake Recipe Inspired By Valentine’s Day as much as I did! If you make it, please share your photos with us on Facebook or Twitter! Also, check out all of our other recipes!

Red Hot Heart Cake Recipe Inspired By Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day cake

RED HOT HEART CAKE

With pink frosting and bright red accents, a red hot heart cake screams Valentine's day. The candy on top makes the presentation easy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 38 mins
Total Time 58 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 10 Slices
Calories 1041 kcal

Equipment

  • 3 – 9 inch round cake pans
  • 1 disposable piping bag
  • 1 – 10 inch round cake board
  • 1 large piping bag with star tip

Ingredients
  

RED HOT HEART CAKE INGREDIENTS

  • 2 boxes white cake mix
  • 8 Egg whites
  • 2 ½ cup water
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp cinnamon extract

VANILLA FROSTING

  • 3 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 6 cup powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pink gel food colouring

CAKE DECORATIONS

  • Valentine’s Day Sprinkles
  • 3 Red Rock Candy Sticks
  • 2 Red Heart Marshmallow sticks
  • 4 Red foiled chocolate hearts

Instructions
 

CAKE DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 and spray cake pans with pam baking spray.
  • Using a hand mixer and large bowl, beat all cake ingredients until combined and smooth.
  • Pour batter evenly into the three pans.
  • Place into the oven and back for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely.

FROSTING DIRECTIONS

  • Using a standing mixer, beat all ingredients except for the colour until combined and smooth but stiff with peaks.
  • Beat in a few drops of pink colouring until combined.
  • Scoop 1 C of the pink frosting into another bowl and mix in a few more drops of pink to make it darker.

BUILDING THE RED HOT HEART CAKE DIRECTIONS

  • Place one cake layer onto the cake board and cut the dome off the cake to make an even layer.
  • Repeat step with other two layers.
  • Scoop 1 cup of pink frosting onto the bottom layer and spread evenly.
  • Place the second cake layer on top and spread evenly 1 more cup of frosting.
  • Place the last layer of cake on top and frost with remaining pink frosting.
  • Using some valentine’s day sprinkles, coat the bottom part of the cake with sprinkles.
  • Place the darker pink frosting into the microwave for 10 seconds to soften it.
  • Scoop it into the piping bag.
  • Cut the tip off the piping bag and pipe drips around the top edge.
  • Scoop the lighter pink frosting into the large piping bag.
  • Pipe dollops around the top and sprinkle some more Valentine’s Day sprinkles on top.
  • Decorate the cake however you would like. I used 3 red rock candy sticks, 2 red Heart marshmallow sticks, and 4 red foiled chocolate hearts!

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 1041kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 4gFat: 80gSaturated Fat: 39gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 157mgSodium: 119mgPotassium: 70mgFiber: 1gSugar: 75gVitamin A: 1812IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cake, heart cake, Valentine’ Day cake, Valentine’s Day
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Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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