Hidden heart cake with chocolate frosting and pomegranate topping

Valentine's Day cake recipes

25 Recipes

Express your passion in the form of baked goods. From a romantic hidden heart loaf and molten chocolate sponges to dainty fairy cakes, your other half will be blown away.

Hidden heart cake


(10 ratings)

Slice into this delicious loaf cake and reveal the secret heart design running through the middle - a really romantic bake!
  • 3 hours and 10 mins
  • More effort

Glamorous fairy cakes


(45 ratings)

A retro twist to a childhood favourite - learn how to make fairy cakes then decorate for any occasion
  • 55 mins
  • More effort

Red velvet cake


(91 ratings)

Bake a modern classic with this fabulous red velvet cake. This chocolatey sponge is perfect for a celebration, or halve for smaller crowd
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • More effort

Passion cake


(13 ratings)

Bake this impressive tropical sponge for a special occasion. This scrumptious triple-layer passion fruit cake is also perfect for Valentine's Day...
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort

Prosecco cake


(7 ratings)

The perfect cake for Prosecco lovers, with the Italian tipple finding its way into the cake, boozy buttercream and Prosecco-flavoured sweet topping
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • More effort

Rosewater & raspberry sponge cake


(26 ratings)

Eloise Shardlow creates a delicate, floral twist on the classic sponge cake. Dried rose petals, rose icing and raspberries make for a showstopping decoration
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easy chocolate molten cakes


(54 ratings)

Bake an impressive dinner party dessert with minimum fuss – these chocolate puddings, also known as chocolate fondant or lava cake, have a lovely gooey centre...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Romantic rose cupcakes


(96 ratings)

These decorative cupcakes make the perfect centrepiece for a wedding or christening, or a lovely gift
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Ultimate chocolate cake


(1292 ratings)

Indulge yourself with this ultimate chocolate cake recipe that is beautifully moist, rich and fudgy. Perfect for a celebration or an afternoon tea
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Beetroot cake


(5 ratings)

Make the most of beetroots with this beautiful chocolate sponge cake with buttercream icing. It's perfect as a sweet treat to impress friends and family...
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Raspberry spice cake


(16 ratings)

A show-stopping layer cake of moist buttermilk sponge, jam, berries and cream cheese frosting - a real centrepiece
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Black Forest gateau


(76 ratings)

Impress your guests with this chocolate cherry layered cream cake - a revamped version of a retro classic
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Easy caramel cake


(25 ratings)

Need to make a celebration cake at short notice? This foolproof, showstopping caramel cake uses storecupboard ingredients and is quick to whip up
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Passion layer torte


(3 ratings)

Get ahead for a dinner party or celebration with this indulgent, fruity cake which can be frozen for up to 2 months
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort

Chocolate & caramel ombre cake


(112 ratings)

For the ultimate indulgence look no further than Sarah Cook's four-layered chocolate-caramel extravaganza
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • More effort

Orange & passion fruit traybake


(6 ratings)

Try this fresh and fruity orange and passion fruit cake with creamy mascarpone topping - a lovely dessert for a weekend family meal
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sunken drunken chocolate cake


(22 ratings)

Prunes, Marsala and dark chocolate – a marriage made in heaven. It may sink and crack as it cools, but this is part of its charm...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Red velvet cupcakes


(20 ratings)

Bake a batch of red velvet cupcakes as a treat. With chocolate sponge and a cream cheese topping, they're perfect for elevenses served with a cuppa...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Mojito cake


(17 ratings)

Turn your favourite cocktail into a dessert with this mojito cake made with a lime, mint and white rum syrup and lime buttercream. It's a perfect party cake...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Lemon & elderflower celebration cake


(50 ratings)

Decorate this simple elderflower and lemon cake with edible flowers for a showstopping celebration dessert. It's perfect for a wedding or birthday...
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Salted caramel pear cake


(6 ratings)

Bake a cake that has it all: moist, fragrant sponge, silky Italian meringue, tahini buttercream and sharp pear-laced salted caramel. Serve with a cup of tea.
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • A challenge
  • Vegetarian

Blood orange & olive oil bundt cake


(8 ratings)

Using a bundt tin, gives a stunning effect to this zesty cake with light olive oil sponge and decadent white chocolate and blood orange glaze
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
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