5 Fun Valentine’s Day Cake Ideas – With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’ve put together my top 5 Valentine’s Day cakes for you.

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What are your plans for this Valentine’s Day? My husband Ryan and I don’t normally celebrate Valentine’s Day, but I still love to create some fun and delicious Valentine-themed cakes. Here are 5 fun Valentine’s Day cake ideas you can try this year! I hope they make your Valentine’s Day that much more special. 

This list is made up of some of my favorite cakes I’ve made over the years for Valentine’s Day. Something I love about cakes, especially for holidays, is that the flavor combinations are timeless. (For example, chocolate-covered strawberries.) I hope you have fun baking and eating these cakes as much as I have! 

5 Fun Valentine’s Day Cake Ideas

Valentine’s Day Cake Idea #1: Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Cake

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I made this Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Cake to surprise my kids one year for Valentine’s Day! Kids make every holiday a bit more magical, don’t you think? There are a lot of different elements to this cake, so make sure to check out my original post for a step-by-step tutorial on putting it together and getting the best results with the cake layers, frostings, and everything in between. 

Valentine’s Day Cake Idea #2: Red Velvet Bundt Cake

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This would be a fun Valentine’s cake to whip up if you don’t have a lot of time this holiday. Something I love about my Red Velvet Bundt Cake is that I use red velvet emulsion instead of red food coloring. The emulsion really boosts the color and the flavor, making this cake that much better. If you can’t find red velvet emulsion, red food coloring is totally fine to use. It will still taste amazing! 

Valentine’s Day Cake Idea #3: Pink Velvet Cake with Raspberry Buttercream 

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My Pink Velvet Cake with Raspberry Buttercream is a fun twist to the traditional red velvet cake. For this pink velvet cake, I use my favorite vanilla cake recipe and add in just a couple of drops of food coloring to get the pink color. I cannot get over how pink and tender these cake layers look! Adding the fresh raspberries on top is the perfect finishing touch. 

Valentine’s Day Cake Idea #4: Strawberry Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake

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Chocolate-covered strawberries, anyone? I had so much fun making this Strawberry Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake. The strawberry buttercream is really the star of the show because it tastes more like strawberries and cream. And it pairs so perfectly with the slightly bitter dark chocolate cake layers and chocolate ganache. I promise you will fall in love when you take that first bite! 

Valentine’s Day Cake Idea #5: Old Fashioned Cherry Chip Cake

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I had a lot of fun playing around with the recipe for my Old Fashioned Cherry Chip Cake. There are several ways to get the color and flavors you want to pop the most, so check out my original post to see my tips on getting the best results. This vintage Valentine’s Day cake would be a hit at any Valentine’s Day party! 

5 Fun Valentine’s Day Cake Ideas

I hope you enjoyed these 5 fun Valentine’s Day cake ideas! There’s nothing like embracing the Valentine’s holiday by baking and eating a delicious pink cake. If you liked these ideas and want even more inspiration for your cakes this Valentine’s Day, check out these posts:

I hope all of you have a Happy Valentine’s Day celebrating with your loved ones! Follow me on Instagram @cakebycourtney for more tips and recipes on all things cake.


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  1. Both truffle cakes sound absolutely delicious! I know you recommend 8×2″ for cake pans but I accidentally bought 8×3″. Is that going to cause an issue when I bake?

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