5 Romantic Cake Recipes for Valentine’s Day

5 Romantic Cake Recipes for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! How will you be celebrating the holiday? My husband Ryan and I don’t normally do anything too special to celebrate, but you know I’ll never say no to cake. These are 5 romantic cake recipes for Valentine’s Day. I may or may not be trying all five of them, but you should definitely pick one or two and try it out this year! 

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Obviously, any berry and chocolate combination would be a good choice for Valentine’s Day flavors. While I included a couple of those on this list, I picked a few others that need a little love too. I hope you find one from this list that becomes a new favorite for you and your family. It’s not like you need a holiday as an excuse to eat cake, but it definitely helps with getting motivated to make one! 

5 Romantic Cake Recipes for Valentine’s Day

Romantic Valentine’s Cake #1: Red Velvet Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

delicious red velvet cake with chocolate frosting. www.cakebycourtney.com

This cake has the most fluffy cake layers I’ve ever seen. If you’re a fan of red velvet, this would be the perfect cake to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I know red velvet is such a polarizing flavor, so while some of you don’t like it, the good news is that those who do will absolutely love this Red Velvet Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

Romantic Valentine’s Cake #2: Raspberry Pretzel Crunch Cake

sweet and salty raspberry crunch cake. www.cakebycourtney.com

This Raspberry Pretzel Crunch Cake could really be enjoyed any time of the year, but the colors are perfect for Valentine’s Day. The cake is made up of raspberry cake layers, whipped cream cheese frosting, and a raspberry pretzel crunch filling. It’s the perfect combo of sweet and salty, so if your loved one could be described with that same combo, making this cake for them would be the best Valentine’s gift!

Romantic Valentine’s Cake #3: Strawberry Shortcake

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It might be a little early in the season to be talking about my Strawberry Shortcake, but I couldn’t resist. I love the classic light pink color it has which is obviously a popular color for Valentine’s Day. The base of this cake comes from my classic vanilla cake recipe and then I fill it with homemade whipped cream and fresh strawberries, and then I finish it off with a strawberry buttercream frosting. I know a strawberry buttercream is a little untraditional but was totally worth it in my case! 

Romantic Valentine’s Cake #4: Chocolate Blackberry Cake

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This rich and decadent Chocolate Blackberry Cake is pretty romantic, don’t you think? You will fall in love with the pairing of the sweet blackberry buttercream and bittersweet dark chocolate cake layers. I use my go-to chocolate cake recipe, which ended up blending beautifully with the blackberry compote and fresh blackberries on top. 

Romantic Valentine’s Cake #5: Chocolate Raspberry Swiss Roll with Raspberry Cream

homemade swiss roll dessert with raspberry cream. www.cakebycourtney.com

OK, I know this isn’t technically a cake, but it still tastes delicious and would be a great dessert for Valentine’s Day. I went through three rounds of baking this cake before I got it right (as you’ll see in the original post) but I’m glad I kept trying because it tasted absolutely amazing. (Especially with the raspberry cream inside.) This Chocolate Raspberry Swiss Roll with Raspberry Cream could easily become a family tradition for Valentine’s Day! 

5 Romantic Cake Recipes for Valentine’s Day

I hope you enjoy these 5 romantic cake recipes for Valentine’s Day. However you celebrate the holiday, you can’t go wrong with sharing a piece of delicious cake together. If you want more inspiration on your next cake to bake, follow me on Instagram @cakebycourtney where I talk about all things cake! 

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Courtney Rich

I’m a self-taught baker, obsessed with cake.

I long ago ditched box mixes in pursuit of melt-in-your-mouth, to-die-for flavor combinations, fillings and textures. I believe cake must be decadent, life-changing and worthy of celebration! And I believe anyone should be able to bake that kind of cake – and I’m here to teach you just that!

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  1. Hello,
    I made the Flourless Chocolate Cake from your cookbook. It was so incredibly decadent and delicious. Everyone loved it! I had a problem getting it out of the pan, though. Was I supposed to use parchment paper to line the pan or just cooking spray? I am definitely going to make this cake again, so I appreciate any help you can provide.