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Super Easy Heart Shaped Cake– made using a square and round pan, easiest trick ever! One square cake and one round cake magically turn into a beautiful heart-shaped cake, with only a few ingredients: cake mix, icing and your favorite berries. Great for birthday parties, Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day! Party food, party dessert recipes. Video recipe

This Heart Shaped Cake is moist and delicious with colorful berries on top for a stunning presentation! It’s easy to make using a square and round cake pan. Perfect for any special occasion including birthdays, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day!

This Berry Heart Cake is perfect for Valentine's Day

This heart cake always conveys the message of love and affection with its delicious flavors and beautiful presentation! We used a simple white cake mix, but you can use any flavor you like.

You can also top with whatever fruits you like. We used strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. Other great choices include sliced kiwis, grapes and tangerines.

How to Make a Heart Shaped Cake

You don’t need a heart shaped cake pan for this recipe. Instead, we’re using a square 8-inch pan and a round 8-inch pan. After baking we cut the round cake in half and combine it with the square cake to make the heart shape. After frosting, nobody can tell!

We’ve suggested funfetti cake mix, but you can use whatever flavor you prefer. We’ve included four types of berries for fun, but you’re having trouble finding the varieties you want then just using strawberries will work.

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This Berry Heart Cake is perfect for Valentine's Day
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Easy Heart Shaped Cake

A festive dessert for any celebration including birthdays, Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Servings: 10 servings


  • 1 package white cake mix, funfetti recommended
  • ingredients called for on cake mix box, water, oil, egg etc.
  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 2 cups white icing


  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Grease one 8-inch round pan and one 8-inch square pan with oil or nonstick cooking spray.
  • Make the cake batter according to the instructions on the box. Divide batter between round and square pans, keeping thickness similar. Bake according to instructions.
  • Remove from the oven, and cool on wire cooling racks for at least 20 minutes. Then cut the round cake in half.
  • Place the square cake onto a large serving plate or cutting board. Arrange the two half round cake pieces with the square cake to make a heart shape.
  • Frost the cake using a spatula - it doesn't need to be perfect because it will be covered.
  • Arrange berries on top according to the photo. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Easy Heart Shaped Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 395mg16%
Potassium 180mg5%
Carbohydrates 83g28%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 68g76%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 38mg46%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: heart cake, heart shape cake
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