How to Make a Heart Cake

Last updated: January 14, 2018
This post was originally published on January 28, 2017

Today I’m showing you how to make the easiest, cutest, and quickest heart cake EVER! Great for Valentine’s Day or a birthday. I got all of the supplies from the dollar store and spent a total of $6.00!!

How to make a homemade heart shaped cake for $6!

How to Make a Heart Cake

From start to finish, this adorable heart cake takes about 1 hour. I LOVE easy dessert recipes like this! Watch how easy it is to make a heart shaped cake:

How to Make a Heart Cake

Prepare the square and circle cake pans with non-stick spray

How to make a homemade heart cake

Gather all of the ingredients according to your cake mix of choice (or make a homemade recipe!)

How to make a homemade heart cake

Mix all of the ingredients until smooth

How to make a homemade heart cake

Pour 1/2 of the cake batter into the square pan and 1/2 into the circle pan. Eye ball the cake batter to make sure the thickness of it in each pan looks similar.

How to make a homemade heart cake

Bake the cakes according to the cake mix recipe

Remove the cakes from their pans

How to make a homemade heart cake

Cut the circle cake in half evenly.

Position the square cake so it looks like a diamond, then place each half of the circle cake like this:

How to make a homemade heart cake

Place the cake on a large plate or cake board. If you don’t have one, use wax paper or parchment paper and place the cake where you plan to serve it.

Liberally apply the frosting. It’s so easy! The frosting will fill in the imperfections and it will connect the 3 pieces like magic!

How to make a homemade heart cake

Add sprinkles, icing letters, birthday candles, whatever you want:)

Isn’t that adorable and easy?

How to make a homemade heart shaped cake for $6! Easy DIY Valentine's Day or Birthday cake idea.

Make a heart shaped cake for Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or a special gathering. People will be so impressed (plus it tastes so good too!).

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DIY Heart Cake Directions

How to make a homemade heart shaped cake for $6!
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You Will Need

  • 1 square cake pan (about 8 inches)
  • 1 round cake pan (about 8 inches but the same size as the square pan)
  • 2 containers of frosting. I used strawberry.
  • 1 box of cake mix (usually you’ll need oil, water, and eggs for the mix)
  •  Sprinkles (optional)
  • Non-stick spray

Directions

  1. Prepare the square and circle cake pans with non-stick spray
  2. Gather all of the ingredients according to your cake mix of choice (or make a homemade recipe!)
  3. Mix all of the ingredients until smooth
  4. Pour 1/2 of the cake batter into the square pan and 1/2 into the circle pan. Eye ball the cake batter to make sure the thickness of it in each pan looks similar.
  5. Bake the cakes according to the cake mix recipe
  6. Remove the cakes from their pans
  7. Cut the circle cake in half evenly
  8. Position the square cake so it looks like a diamond, then place each half of the circle cake on top
  9. Place the cake on a large plate or cake board. If you don’t have one, use wax paper or parchment paper and place the cake where you plan to serve it.
  10. Liberally apply the frosting. It’s so easy! The frosting will fill in the imperfections and it will connect the 3 pieces
  11. Add sprinkles, icing letters, birthday candles, whatever you want:)

2 thoughts on “How to Make a Heart Cake

  1. Fabulous idea! MY Moms birthday is on Valentine’s Day and it’s tradition to make a heart shaped cake but I don’t have a heart pan was trying to think of what i could do this is the perfect solution thanku!!!

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