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Heart Shaped Cake

Learn how easy it is to make a heart shaped cake for Valentine's Day without any special pans!
Prep Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cake
Keyword: cake, Valentine's Day


  • 9x9 inch Cake Pan square, see note
  • 9 inch Cake Pan round


  • 1 Boxed Cake Mix
  • Other Ingredients listed on boxed mix


  • Line both cake pans with parchment paper for easy cake removal. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, or as directed on the cake mix.
  • Add additional ingredients to the cake mix as directed on the box and use an electric mixer to beat well.
  • Divide the cake batter between the two pans, using a little more mix in the square pan so that the batter is the same level in each pan.
  • Bake as directed for 9 inch round pans, removing from the oven when a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow cake to cool completely.
  • Turn the square cake out of the pan and remove the parchment paper. Place on large plate, cutting board, or cake board.
  • Turn out the circle cake onto another surface and remove the parchment paper. Slice the circle cake in half and place each half next to the square cake to form a heart shape. If needed, even out the tops of the cakes by slicing a little off the top so they are level.
    Heart shaped cake made from square cake and round cake cut in half.
  • Frost and decorate as desired.


8 inch pans may also be used if that's what you have. Baking time will be slightly increased.