Do you go out for Valentine’s Day or do you stay in or do you plan a date night at home? Most years, we have stayed in because we’ll have a young infant to tote along and a few other kids at home to have to find a sitter for. It’s got to be one of the hardest days of the year to find a babysitter! To keep the spirit of romance and the fun of the holiday alive, I like to make a fun dessert that we can share. This mini heart cake simple recipe is a perfect treat for your and your sweetheart to enjoy this Valentine’s Day. You can make two individual cakes or share one, it’s totally up to you.
Easy Mini Heart Cake
- Chocolate Cake
- Whipped Topping
- 1 Strawberry, sliced
Start with your chocolate cake. You can make a cake from a homemade cake recipe, use a boxed mix, or pick up a store bought cake depending on your time and budget. You want your cake to be about 1″ thick.
Cut out two pieces of cake with a heart shaped cookie cutter.
Layer the first cutout on a nice serving plate and layer with whipped topping. I’m partial to homemade whip cream, but you can use store bought in a pinch. Top with 3-5 sliced strawberries.
Repeat with one additional layer of cake and whip cream. Now, cut out a v-shape where the stem was on one of your strawberry slices to make it look like a heart. Add it to the top of your cake and you’ll have a cute and easy Valentine’s Day dessert!
If you go with pre-made ingredients, you should be able to make the whole treat up in just a few minutes. Even with all the elements homemade, it shouldn’t take you more than a half an hour (plus cooling time on the cake) to make this whole mini heart cake dessert!