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Valentine Heart Cakes

 Valentine Heart Cakes
Show your Valentine how much you care by serving up one of these adorable heart cakes this year. These sweet treats are a cinch to put together and offer limitless variations for the toppings of your choice! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
10 ServingsPrep: 30 min.


  • 10 individual cream-filled sponge cakes
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup pink sprinkles
  • 3/4 cup canned vanilla frosting, divided
  • 1/2 cup canned chocolate frosting
  • Pink paste food coloring
  • Coarse sugar


  • Slice five sponge cakes diagonally in half widthwise in the same
  • direction. Slice remaining cakes diagonally in the opposite
  • direction.
  • On each of four dessert plates, place two oppositely cut cake halves
  • together to form a heart. In a microwave, heat corn syrup for 15
  • seconds or just until thinned; brush over tops and sides of cakes.
  • Gently press sprinkles over cakes to coat.
  • Assemble remaining cake halves into heart shapes on a wire rack over
  • waxed paper. Place 1/2 cup vanilla frosting in a small
  • microwave-safe bowl; tint pink. Place chocolate frosting in a
  • separate small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave frostings on high for
  • 10 seconds; stir. Microwave in 5-second intervals until slightly
  • thinned.
  • Spoon frosting evenly over tops and sides of cakes, letting excess
  • drip off. Let stand until set. Repeat. Gently transfer cakes to

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Valentine Heart Cakes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • dessert plates. Tint remaining vanilla frosting pink if desired.
  • Pipe onto cakes and decorate with coarse sugar as desired. Yield: 10
  • servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with creamy-style frosting. Whipped frosting is not recommended for this recipe.