Valentines Day Heart Candy Cake

By | January 5, 2016

A fun and delicious Valentine’s Candy Cake to match your Valentine decor! It will make a beautiful addition to your table setting. This simple cake is soft and bursting with delicious lemon flavor with a sweet vanilla cream cheese topping.

Heart Valentines Day Candy  Lemon Cake

I love it when I can make a dessert that matches my decor.  My home is decorated with all my Valentine decorations, so I thought why not make a pretty dessert to go with the Valentine theme.

Valentine Candy and Cake

For this cake you’re going to make two cakes.  You’ll have so much fun baking them.  It’s super easy and so pretty.

Photo’s to show you how to make the heart cake and the recipe are at the end of the post. 

Heart Center Valentine Candy Cake

The lemon cake is made with a delicious lemon pie filling added right into the cake batter….it’s bursting with lemon flavor and makes it very moist.

Lemon Valentines Day Candy Cake

For the heart shaped cake you will use a white cake mix and add AmeriColor food coloring-Fuchsia Pink. If you don’t have that brand you can use regular Red food coloring.  Start out by adding a small amount and continue adding in the food coloring until you have reached your desired color.

Valentine Candy Cake

So lovely!

Heart Valentine Candy Candy

I’ve started collecting holiday spatulas, they are so fun to decorate my kitchen with.

sewlicioushomedecor Valentine spatulas

For the blue icing I added a few drops of regular blue food coloring until I reached my desired color.

Heart Center Valentines Day Candy Cake

Here’s the easy tutorial!

Heart Centered Valentine Cake Tutorial Part 1 sewlicioushomedecor

STEP 1:  Select your cookie cutter. The one I used is 2 inches from top to bottom.  I found a set of them at the Dollar Store.

STEP 2:  Bake the pink cake in a 13×9 cake pan. You want to use this size pan so when you cut out the hearts the cake won’t be too thick. Once it’s done and cooled, take it out of the pan and place it on the counter on top of parchment paper.  You may need to spray your cookie cutter with oil so the cake won’t stick to it!

STEP 3:  Cut out the hearts with your cookie cutter.

Heart Centered Valentine Cake Tutorial Part 2 sewlicioushomedecor

STEP 4:  Line a loaf pan with foil and spray with cooking oil. (lightly)

STEP 5:  Line up the hearts so they are snug.  If they are not snug they will fall to one side.

STEP 6:  Pour the lemon cake batter down both sides first. (unless you spill like I did!) This keeps the hearts from getting top heavy so they don’t fall over.

STEP 7:  Pour the remaining cake batter on top. Bake as directed below. When the cake is done and cooled, top with icing. Let it set a couple of hours in the refrigerator to dry and harden. Then lift it out of the loaf pan by the foil. Remove the foil, slice and serve.

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Valentines Day Heart Candy Cake
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A delicious Lemon Valentine cake bursting with lemon zest!
Serves: 2 Cakes
  • 1 Box Pillsbury Lemon cake mix.
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Can 15-3/4 oz. Lemon pie filling
  • 1 Box Pillsbury white cake mix (without pudding in the mix)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Cup whole milk
  • ½ Cup butter, unsalted preferably
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • ½ Cup butter, softened
  • 2 Cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1-1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  1. Combine cake mix, milk and eggs in large bowl. Beat well. Fold in butter and vanilla extract. Mix well. Add food coloring until you have reached your desired color. Pour in a 13x9 baking dish. Bake 20-30 minutes until done. Test with a toothpick.
  1. Combine cake mix and eggs in large bowl. Beat well. Fold in pie filling. Pour over hearts as directed. Bake at 350 until done. About 40 minutes.
  1. In a bowl beat cream cheese, butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Add blue food coloring to reach your desired color. Spread over cake.
Use food coloring to color your cake and icing. Top with Valentine jimmies.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Loaf

Lemon Valentines Day Heart Candy Cake

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    1. Marti Post author

      Thank you, Amanda!! It’s such a fun cake to make for Valentine’s! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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    1. Marti Post author

      Thank you, Lorelai for the invite and for stopping by!! Happy Valentines Day to you, too! 🙂

  10. Cathy

    This cake looks so yummy! Love the pink heart and the blue icing! Super sweet and creative!


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