Strawberry Heart Cake

Strawberry Heart Cake

by Amber on January 24, 2011

Okay, so Strawberry Heart Cake isn’t the most complicated of things to make. But I can’t claim to be the world’s best cake decorator. That title can be battled out between my friends Amanda and Kristan. But maybe you’re like me. You wish you could make the beautiful things those talented women make. Plus, I think we can all agree strawberry cake can overcome a lot of homeliness.

That’s where I am with this cake. I made it, I covered it (and myself) in red and pink frosting and about a gazillion sprinkles. It’s homely as all get out. But it tastes phenomenal, and my husband really liked it and thought it was sweet. That’s all this girl can ask for, really.

When I was little, I had this best friend, named Sara. Her mom was really great at all sorts of crafty baking things. And she made Sara this heart cake for her birthday in August. I was so beyond in love with it, and just a little bit jealous of her! My mom didn’t know how to make a heart shaped cake, and I have a February birthday. Shouldn’t the mom of the February kid know how to make all heart shaped confectionery?

Luckily, Sara’s mom was the giving type, and gave my mom the method. And it’s kind of a forehead slapper once you know how easily it’s done.

The cake in the photo has two layers: the strawberry cake recipe that’s below, and a vanilla white cake. Keep in mind that this is a LOT of cake. It’s the equivalent of 2 two layer cakes. So it’s perfect for a birthday party or Valentine’s Day party. But it is just as beautiful in one layer if you’re thinking of it as just a Valentine’s Day treat for your family.

Have you ever had a heart-shaped cake?

strawberry heart cake

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

whatmegansmaking January 24, 2011 at 3:35 PM

very cute!! I had no idea how to make a heart cake – I might try this :)


Amber January 24, 2011 at 3:39 PM

It’s SO easy, Megan! (And I won’t tell if you use a box mix instead. That can be a lot quicker and easier for something like this, where the real work begins with frosting)


Tracy January 24, 2011 at 3:53 PM

Lovely! All those sprinkles on top just make me want to dive right in – yum!


Kristen January 24, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Stunning photos, first of all. Second of all, I hope my valentine sees this recipe. How yummy!


Jamie | MBA January 24, 2011 at 4:04 PM

So festive and I am a sucker for anything with sprinkles! I have never really had a good homemade strawberry cake, so I definitely want to give this one a whirl!


Jen Schall January 24, 2011 at 4:41 PM

Very cute cake, Amber! I love the two different layers in the cake!


DessertForTwo January 24, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Eeee!! I get so excited for Valentine’s desserts! This one is absolutely gorgeous! And yummy looking! :)


SMITH BITES January 24, 2011 at 5:49 PM

why yes, as a matter of fact, i have had a heart shaped cake – aren’t they fun?? yours is lovely Amber – the sprinkles make it so festive – Amanda and Kristan haven’t got anything on you!


Michelle Vandergrift January 24, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Tried to print this recipe so I could make it for the family for V-Day and the print function is not working for some reason. Any ideas? Could you email me the recipe? Thanks! Michelle


Cookbook Queen January 24, 2011 at 6:04 PM


I never thought about making a heart shape this way…here I’ve been spending money on shaped pans.

I don’t care what you say, this cake is BEAUTIFUL to me…pink, sparkly, and covered in sprinkles…what more could a girl ask for?


Shaina January 24, 2011 at 6:17 PM

So cute! I love how pink it is.


Kate January 24, 2011 at 6:58 PM

Pink has never looked so delicious.


Nancy @TSP January 24, 2011 at 9:40 PM

It’s very pretty!! And, I’m certain it tastes good because you are a good cook. Love it. (Pun intended.)


Chef Dennis January 24, 2011 at 10:22 PM

what a great cake for valentines day! I bet it was delicious!


blackbookkitchendiar January 25, 2011 at 7:34 PM

this is such a pretty cake:


Wenderly January 27, 2011 at 6:33 PM

So incredibly darling Amber!! Makes me smile a “heartfelt” smile just looking at it!!!


Sylvie@GITK January 27, 2011 at 11:22 PM

Oh how sweet! I love the gazillion sprinkles by the way, very festive and girly :-)


bridget {bake at 350 February 26, 2011 at 6:38 PM

That is adorable! Not sure how I missed it, but it just popped up while I was stumbling!


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