Hidden heart cake with chocolate frosting and pomegranate topping

Valentine’s Day cake 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.

10 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Slice into this delicious loaf cake and reveal the secret heart design running through the middle - a really romantic bake!

3 hrs and 10 mins
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45 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A retro twist to a childhood favourite - learn how to make fairy cakes then decorate for any occasion

55 mins
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99 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Bake a modern classic with this fabulous red velvet cake. This chocolatey sponge is perfect for a celebration, or halve for smaller crowd

2 hrs and 5 mins
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22 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Give this celebration sponge a showstopping finish by piping spikes of ganache on top and filling with salted caramel butter icing

2 hrs
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13 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Bake this impressive tropical sponge for a special occasion. This scrumptious triple-layer passion fruit cake is also perfect for Valentine's Day

1 hr and 25 mins
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6 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

The perfect cake for Prosecco lovers, with the Italian tipple finding its way into the cake, boozy buttercream and Prosecco-flavoured sweet topping

1 hr and 20 mins
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27 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
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8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This rich dark chocolate sponge makes a great alternative Christmas cake, or dinner party dessert

55 mins
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67 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
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96 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

These decorative cupcakes make the perfect centrepiece for a wedding or christening, or a lovely gift

30 mins
Easy
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1,297 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
7 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 40 mins
Easy
16 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A show-stopping layer cake of moist buttermilk sponge, jam, berries and cream cheese frosting - a real centrepiece

1 hr and 15 mins
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81 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Impress your guests with this chocolate cherry layered cream cake - a revamped version of a retro classic.

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
30 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
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3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Get ahead for a dinner party or celebration with this indulgent, fruity cake which can be frozen for up to 2 months

1 hr and 25 mins
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110 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

For the ultimate indulgence look no further than Sarah Cook's four-layered chocolate-caramel extravaganza

1 hr and 55 mins
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7 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
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22 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
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26 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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
21 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
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52 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Decorate this simple elderflower and lemon cake with edible flowers for a showstopping celebration dessert. It's perfect for a wedding or birthday

1 hr and 25 mins
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3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Sandwich our best ever chocolate sponge with a fruity coconut mousse and smother in a rich ganache for a stunning party centrepiece

1 hr and 30 mins
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6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 50 mins
A challenge
Vegetarian
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