How to Make a Heart Cake

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!!

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

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


From start to finish, this adorable heart cake takes about 1 hour. I LOVE easy dessert recipes like this!

Supplies to Make a Heart Cake

(check your local dollar store)

  • 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

Watch how easy it is to make a heart shaped cake!

How to Make a Heart Cake

  1. Prepare the square and circle cake pans with non-stick spray
    How to make a homemade heart cake
  2. Gather all of the ingredients according to your cake mix of choice (or make a homemade recipe!)
    How to make a homemade heart cake
  3. Mix all of the ingredients until smooth
    How to make a homemade heart cake
  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.
    How to make a homemade heart cake
  5. Bake the cakes according to the cake mix recipe 
  6. Remove the cakes from their pans
    How to make a homemade heart cake
  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 like this:
    How to make a homemade heart cake
  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 like magic!
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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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