With Valentine’s Day approaching, we wanted to come up with some fun new recipe ideas. This Heart Surprise Cake is a heart shaped cake inside a cake. Why the surprise? Well, you won’t actually see the heart until you cut the cake, as it’s hiding inside!
There is a bit more effort required to make this cake. First, you need to bake a red velvet cake to make the heart shapes. Watch our video to learn a cool hack to make a heart cookie cutter from a soda bottle.
Then we stuffed the hearts into a loaf pan and pour white cake batter around it. You bake them together in the same pan for the finished product – voila!
It’s a fun recipe to make with kids around, and they’ll love cutting the heart shapes and the element of surprise. Happy V Day! Watch out video to see how to make it:
Heart Surprise Cake
- 1 15-oz box red velvet cake mix
- 1 15-oz box white cake mix
- eggs, oil and water called for on cake mix boxes
- 1 tube white icing
- Preheat the oven at 350F degrees. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
- Make the red velvet cake batter according to the directions on the box. Pour into prepared pan and bake until a cake tester comes out clean.
- Meanwhile, if you don’t have heart cookie cutter, make one from a medium soda bottle following the video.
- Meanwhile, also prepare the white cake batter according to the directions on the box, and set aside.
- Remove red velvet cake from oven and allow to cool. Slice into 1-inch pieces, and cut heart shapes from each piece. Freeze them for 30 minutes.
- Clean and dry the loaf pan. Line with parchment paper again. Pour a 1/2 inch of white batter into the bottom.
- Carefully stack the hearts upright inside the pan, side to side. Then pour the remaining batter on top of the hearts to cover.
- Bake until a cake tester comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the pan. Then apply frosting and add sprinkles. Serve and enjoy!