Valentine’s Day Cakes

With love in the air, I’ve created some new and fun Valentine’s Day cake designs with cake decorating options for all skill levels. I’ve also selected my favorite cake flavors for a celebration of love.

Valentine’s Cake Designs

For this year’s Valentine’s Cake collection, I found color inspiration from a felt ball collection from Hello Maypole and the My Mind’s Eye Valentine’s Collection. I love monochromatic pinks, with a hint of red and peach.

Felt balls from Hello Maypole

Decor from My Mind’s Eye

Simple stripes with funfetti buttercream

Simple piping with the Wilton 1m tip

Floral piping and XO hand painting with edible art paint

Pink buttercream with red Wilton heart sprinkles

Buttercream lips made with a simple acetate paper stencil

Bubble Tape hearts

Buttercream hearts

Favorite Cake Flavors Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Pink Velvet

Pink Velvet Cake with Raspberry ButtercreamTender pink velvet cake with raspberry buttercream and fresh raspberries.

Unlike a traditional red velvet cake, my pink velvet cake isn’t chocolate based. Instead, I went with a vanilla base and used the idea of a “velvet” as part of the texture. So tender and velvety!

Red Velvet

Red Velvet Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting – A new spin on the traditional red velvet cake, made with red velvet emulsion, toasted marshmallow filling and chocolate sour cream frosting.

Red Velvet Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

I have a confession to make. I used to be a red velvet cake addict. It was all thanks to the red velvet cupcake and cake at Susie Cakes that was about five blocks from my house in Santa Monica. I honestly think I got a red velvet cupcake every week. No joke! So I knew I wanted to make it count when I created my own red velvet cake. I wasn’t just going to offer up any ol’ red velvet cake. It needed to be something special.

Dark Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Cake

Rich dark chocolate cake layers with fresh strawberries, strawberry buttercream and chocolate ganache.

Rich dark chocolate cake layers with fresh strawberries, strawberry buttercream and chocolate ganache.

This strawberry frosting is incredible. My mom took one bite of it and immediately compared it to the strawberry truffle at See’s Candies. It’s not just a strawberry frosting, it’s more like a strawberry and cream frosting. It’s so flavorful and fluffy and pairs perfectly with this slightly bitter dark chocolate cake and chocolate ganache.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

A rich, decadent chocolate cake, made with just 7 ingredients!

This may be a flourless dessert, but you don’t need to be gluten-free to enjoy this cake! Nope. This Flourless Chocolate Cake is for any kind of chocolate lover! It Made with only 7 ingredients, this decadent cake is not only easy to make, it’s also incredibly delicious.

Creme Brulee Cake

Layers of vanilla bean cake baked on a graham cracker crust, filled with vanilla bean custard and covered in a vanilla bean buttercream.

Creme Brûlée Cake: vanilla bean cake layers baked on a graham cracker crust, filled with vanilla bean custard and covered in a vanilla bean buttercream #cakebycourtney #cake #cremebrulee #cremebruleecake #cakerecipe #vanillabeancake #vanillacake

I know a traditional creme brûlée doesn’t have any kind of crust, but I’ve had one before that used a graham cracker crust and it was heavenly. Plus, you know how much I like a little crunch and texture in my cakes! For this cake, I used my graham cracker crust that you’ve seen in other cakes like my Ultimate S’mores Cake and my Coconut Key Lime Pie Cake. This cake definitely adds extra fun as your Valentine’s Day cake!

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella

Rich chocolate cake layers with fresh strawberries and Nutella frosting.

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Valentine cake

For the cake layers, I use my go-to dark chocolate cake. It’s a fool-proof recipe perfect for your Valentine’s Day cake that gets rave reviews in every cake you’ll make with it. I like using dark chocolate because it’s a good balance to all the sweet elements we add to the cake, like the Nutella and the frosting.

Are you looking for something more? Check out this post HERE for more Valentine’s cake inspiration.

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. For that cake, I did my red velvet cake with my classic vanilla buttercream. You’ll find both recipes here on the blog.