With Valentine’s Day approaching, we wanted to make your planning a little bit easier by creating a roundup of our FAVORITE Valentine’s Day Cakes, Tutorials, Recipes, and Ideas! We’re including favorites from our site as well as other great cake pages!
Last Updated Jan 2018
I just LOVE this time of year not only because it’s an excuse to buy more chocolate, heart candies, and sprinkles than usual, but cake design inspiration is everywhere you turn!
From cute Valentine’s Day cards, to home accents, to stuffed animals and gift baskets, I’m always scanning the shelves in stores for ideas that can be translated into cake!
Some of our featured Valentine’s Day cake designs and recipes were created especially for the holiday, while other featured cake designs and recipes could be used year round for a variety of occasions.
We hope that you find something that you’d like to try! We’re featuring our free cake tutorials, free cake recipes, and some favorites from our member cake video section as well. Enjoy scrolling through!!
First, let’s talk Valentine’s Day Cake Recipes!
This sophisticated and flavorful Pink Champagne Cake with Pink Champagne Buttercream is one of our most popular recipes! It is the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert! Find this recipe (as well as a doctored cake mix version of Pink Champagne Cake) here: Pink Champagne Cake .
Here’s another delicious cake that is a lovely shade of pink! Our AMAZING homemade Cherry Chocolate Chip Cake is super moist and flavorful, holds up well to fondant, and works for cupcakes as well!
I just love the combination of cherry and a hint of chocolate, and the bits of chocolate and maraschino cherries in every slice! This one is a keeper!
Next up, you can never go wrong with Red Velvet Cake! Moist, delicious, and just the right amount of chocolate! Find the recipe here (you will find both scratch and doctored cake mix Red Velvet recipes!): Red Velvet Cake
If Red Velvet Cupcakes are what you’re searching for, look no further! This is our favorite recipe for red velvet cupcakes.
The recipe is the same as our Red Velvet cake mentioned above, but the mixing method is different, yielding a fluffier cake. Everybody loves fluffy cupcakes! These are super moist too. Don’t forget the cream cheese frosting! Try the recipe here: Red Velvet Cupcakes
Next up, no matter what time of year, you cannot go wrong with this amazing Classic Chocolate Cake recipe!
It is perfectly moist, chocolatey, and delicious! This link will carry you to our FAVORITE scratch chocolate cake recipe as well as our favorite Chocolate Sour Cream doctored mix recipe. Enjoy! Classic Chocolate Cake.
This elegant White Chocolate Raspberry Cake would also make a fantastic Valentine’s Day Dessert. White Chocolate Cake Layers are glazed with raspberry filling, followed by an amazing White Chocolate filling and frosting! No matter what the occasion, this recipe is a keeper!
Beautiful Chocolate Covered Strawberries always come to mind when thinking of Valentine’s Day Sweets, so of course a fantastic Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake would make a perfect Valentine’s Day dessert!
This cake consists of homemade strawberry cake layers, strawberry buttercream frosting, and a rich ganache drip. YUM!
Next up, a FANTASTIC Devil’s Food Cake recipe with raspberry & ganache filling and raspberry buttercream frosting! This recipe is amazing. Devil’s Food Cake with Raspberry Filling
Now that you have some delicious cake recipes in mind for cakes and cupcakes, you need some inspiration for how to decorate them! Here are some fun ideas for you!:
First up, a free cake video tutorial for creating a BEAUTIFUL Marbled Chocolate Panel Cake!
This cake design is perfect for Valentine’s Day and anniversaries, but the technique shown in the video can be applied to cakes for any occasion! This elegant cake method is surprisingly simple to make!
Here’s an adorable variety of Valentine’s Day cupcakes in our free Valentine’s Day Cupcake Tutorial! These cupcake designs are simple enough for all levels of cake decorating!
Here are some cute and EASY strawberry cupcakes by Life, Love, and Sugar that are decorated with simple chocolate accents! I love the simplicity of these.
I just love owl themes! This sweet “Owl Love You Forever” cake is from our free video tutorial! It’s the cutest little cake design for Valentine’s Day and anniversaries! Find the free tutorial here: “Owl Love You Forever” Cake Video Tutorial
Next up, Bee Mine!! A sweet and simple free Valentine’s Day cake & matching cupcake tutorial! Find it here: “Bee Mine” Cake and Cupcake Tutorial!
I LOVE this next idea for Strawberry Brownie Skewers by One Little Project! They are so bright and festive for Valentine’s Day parties, and who doesn’t love chocolate and strawberries?! I’ll take two!
Next up, this romantic Buttercream Roses Sweetheart Cake is one of my favorites! Learn how to cover a heart shaped cake in a blanket of ribbon roses! Perfect for all skill levels of cake decorating!: Buttercream Roses Heart Cake.
This sweet Love Birds Valentine’s Day cake theme is as easy as it is cute!! Find the free tutorial here: Love Birds Cake Tutorial.
Let someone know that you’re WILD about them with these adorable animal print buttercream cupcakes! Click on over to see!: Animal Print Cupcake Tutorial
I love everything about these chocolate dipped Strawberry Pops by A Spicy Perspective! SO easy to make but so CUTE and fun!
This “I Love Ewe” themed cake is sure to bring smiles! Learn to create this sweet cake, complete with fondant sheep! Find the free tutorial here: I Love Ewe Valentine’s Day Cake Tutorial.
Another favorite if this fun “Lots of Love” cake tutorial! These chocolate hearts are a breeze to make and I just love the look! Find our free tutorial here: Lots of Love! Valentine’s Day Cake Tutorial
I’ve always loved these sweet Love Bugs by Party Pinching! They are perfect for a quick Valentine’s Day treat for little ones, or for cake or cupcake toppers!
These Conversation Heart Flowers make the perfect cupcake toppers for Valentine’s Day! So simple!: Conversation Heart Flower Cupcake Toppers!
I cannot tell you how much I love this beautiful Pink Swan Cake by My Petit Sweets! (instagram)
Arrange your cupcakes into an adorable cupcake wreath in this sweet & simple Valentine’s Day tutorial!: Valentine’s Cupcake Wreath.
Love this sweet and simple Valentine’s Day Heart Cake by Beyond Frosting!
Here’s another simple buttercream idea: a “Hugs and Kisses” Valentine’s Day Cake! XOXO
Here’s a fun idea from Two Sisters Crafting! These colorful chocolate dipped Marshmallow Wands would make a great treat for class Valentine’s Day parties or to hand out to classmates!
Love you Bunches!! We first made this cake tutorial with Mother’s Day in mind but it would be perfect for Valentine’s Day too–just replace the small elephant with a large one! Free Tutorial: Love You Bunches!
I love this next Candy Box Cake Tutorial by the Cake Girls as featured on The Cake Blog! Added bonus? Chocolate candy with your cake!
How about a gorgeous bouquet of buttercream cupcakes? Learn to pipe some of our favorite buttercream flowers and how to assemble the perfect bouquet! So fun! Buttercream Cupcake Bouquet – Free Tutorial
This cake looks like a BIG piece of chocolate candy! This tutorial is an oldie but is still perfect for Valentine’s Day or the chocolate lover in your life! Free Tutorial: BIG Piece of Chocolate Candy Cake!
This simple “100 Hearts” Valentine’s Day Cake Design is one of my favorites. When in doubt, just add more hearts! : 100 Hearts Cake Tutorial for Valentine’s Day.
We have a few Valentine’s Day cake tutorials to share from our Member Cake Video section as well! These are among the hundreds of cake decorating video tutorials available to our members!
One of my FAVORITES is this (surprisingly simple) gravity defying “Candy Pour” Valentine’s Day Cake Tutorial!
Another new favorite from our member cake video section is this adorable Valentine’s Day Bicycle Cake Tutorial! I just love that sweet bicycle! This cake design could easily be adapted to other sizes as well, including sheet cakes.
In our next member cake video tutorial, we demonstrate how to pipe braided buttercream as well as how to make a beautiful ruffled heart cake topper!: Braided Buttercream and Ruffled Heart Cake Topper Video!
Here is our fun take on the popular geode cake trend: A Beautiful Heart Geode Cake (member section)
Here’s another beautiful cake from our member section, which would work perfectly for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and weddings: Elegant Swan Cake Video Tutorial
Finally, here is a beautiful Ganache Drip Cake with Heart Meringues! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!
I hope that you’ve enjoyed this sweet Valentine’s roundup and have been inspired to try a cake or two! Stop by again soon for more cake designs and deliciousness! xoxo
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