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Making a Heart-Shaped Cake

Making a Heart-Shaped Cake

Making a Heart-Shaped Cake

Don't have a heart-shaped cake pan? Not to worry. Follow the steps below and you'll have a perfect heart-shaped cake for Valentine's Day.


  • Spread the batter evenly in both pans so that the square and round layers are equal in size. This will avoid a major height difference at the seams.
  • Heart-shaped cake pans are also available.
  • Make sure the sides of the square cake pan are the same size as the diameter of the round cake pan, so the edges line up correctly.
  • Try these Valentine's Day favorites; Raspberry Chocolate Heart and Giant Valentine Cookie.


  1. Prepare your favorite cake mix or batter, making sure you have enough for a two-layer cake.
  2. Put half of the batter in the square cake pan and half of the batter in the round cake pan. Bake as directed and let cool.
  3. Prepare a platter, cookie sheet or cardboard base for the cake. It should measure about 15 by 15 inches. Cover with aluminum foil or paper doilies as desired.
  4. Place the square layer on the platter so that one corner faces down at the bottom of the platter, forming a diamond shape.
  5. Cut the round layer in half, then place the cut side of each half of the round layer against one upper side of the square layer to form a one-layer heart.
  6. Frost the cake, using frosting to cover the seams.
  7. Decorate the cake as desired. Consider using colored decorating sugar, candy conversation hearts, red hots or other decorating candies.


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