Valentine’s Day Chocolate Hearts Cake Recipe

Last updated on February 11th, 2024 at 09:51 am

It’s Valentine’s Day soon. I didn’t have much time to do something extra special for Mr P this year but I thought a little baking would warm his heart. I whipped up these chocolate heart cakes for him and his office to celebrate. It really is the easiest recipe ever and you can use for any special occasion.

Valentine's Day Chocolate Hearts Cake Recipe

Can You Make Heart Cupcakes Without Heart Shaped Tins?

These heart tins I got in America but you can find similar ones on Amazon for so cheap. I love making shaped cakes. I always thinking baking presents are the best kind of presents to give.

If you don’t have time to get some tins don’t worry, you can make heart cupcakes without a heart shaped tin. Place cupcake cases on a regular cupcake tray and fill them with your batter. You can then take a marble and put it on the outside of the cupcake case, so that it pushes against the side and makes a heart shape. If you don’t have marbles then you can scrunch up foil into a ball for each one. Then bake as normal.

Check out my tips for Valentine’s Day activities at home for more simple ideas for food and fun for the whole family

Valentine's Day Chocolate Hearts Cake Recipe
4 from 2 votes

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Heart Cakes

easy chocolate cake recipe to celebrate Valentine’s Day
Author Let’s Talk Mommy


  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F
  2. Grease your pan, I chose to use mini heart shaped cake pans for Valentine’s Day (find them on amazon)
  3. Using a mixer blend all ingredients on medium for about five minutes
  4. Pour into chosen cake pans and bake until the cake springs back when lightly touched in the center or using a toothpick comes out clean

Recipe Notes

An easy chocolate cakes recipes for any special occasion.

Valentine's Day Chocolate Hearts Cake Recipe

My photos this time don’t do this cake justice. It’s light, fluffy, and moist. It’s hard to get the right combination sometimes with chocolate cake without it turning really dry. I like this recipe as mini cakes or cupcakes!

The kids loved it and I got great feedback from Mr P’s office. I love baking and sending them off to his work. They are great too they always pay a pound into the company charity for each cake. Win-win All for a good cause.

Valentine's Day Chocolate Hearts Cake Recipe
Valentine's Day Chocolate Hearts Cake Recipe

Try this easy chocolate cake recipe out. Would love you to pin it to your Pinterest board for later if you like it. Don’t forget to tweet or instagram me a photo of your attempts, I love seeing what others come up with. You might do flower shapes instead for Valentine’s Day. Get creative.

Valentine's Day Chocolate Hearts Cake Recipe

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27 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Chocolate Hearts Cake Recipe”

  1. oh, they look so yummy:-) great photos too! cld you tell me approx how long do you bake them (i am real beginner here:-) thanks a lot

    • Thanks Stella. Depends on what cake pan you are using hunny so if it’s large it will probably be 25-30 mins if its cupcakes or mini cakes like mine more like 18-20 mins but always keep an eye on them and use the toothpick in the center if it pulls out clean it’s done or if you lightly press the center with your finger and it bounces back up its done. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. thanks so much for all your tips:-) will try to do my best:-) i am a bit ashamed to admit that i m an Italian mom and a complete beginner in baking…
    greetings frm Milan
    really love your blog:-)

    • Thanks Stella so very much. Don’t be ashamed you have to start somewhere and the beauty of baking it’s never too late. All my recipes are fast and really simple so try a few out to get you started. Glad you like my blog hunny that means a lot.


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