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

4

(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

4.81818

(44 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

3.486485

(74 ratings)

Bake a modern classic with this fabulous red velvet cake. With a light chocolatey flavour and bright red sponge, it’s both delicious and gorgeous to look at...
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • More effort

Passion cake

4.18182

(11 ratings)

Bake Sarah Cook's scrumptious triple-layer cake for someone you love this Valentine's Day
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort

Prosecco cake

3.666665

(6 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

5

(21 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

4.846155

(39 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

4.854165

(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

4.70041

(1215 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

3.5

(2 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

4.1875

(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

4.432835

(67 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

4.416665

(12 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

4

(1 rating)

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

4.47222

(108 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

4.25

(4 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

4.77778

(18 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

3.833335

(6 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

4.5

(10 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

4.46154

(39 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

4.6

(5 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

4.833335

(6 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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