Our Most Swoon-Worthy Valentine's Day Cakes To Make This Month
If there is ever a time to whip up an extra special dessert, February 14th is the perfect excuse. Beyond making the day all about spoiling your significant other, it’s also a wonderful opportunity to treat your family and friends to a decadent Valentine’s Day treat by trying your hand at one of these delicious cakes that celebrate the day of love. Sure, you have your tried-and-true layer cakes, but why not flirt around with something new? These are bound to scrounge up some serious secret admirers—and not-so-secret ones too! Featuring classic Valentine’s Day flavors like rich chocolate, romantic red velvet, and swoon-worthy strawberry, these dreamy Valentine’s Day cakes are sure to spread the love.
Strawberry Icebox Cake
Recipe: Strawberry Icebox Cake
No baking is required to pull off this chocolate and strawberry creation.
Valentine's Day Cake
Recipe: Valentine's Day Cake
Have you seen a more perfect sheet cake to make for V-Day? Fill your sweetie's heart with strawberries and buttercream frosting.
Chocolate Strawberry Cake
Recipe: Chocolate Strawberry Cake
This rich and fudgy dessert is reminiscent of a chocolate-covered strawberry.
Chocolate Lava Cake
Recipe: Chocolate Lava Cake
Let your slow cooker be the MVP of Valentine’s Day this year.
Valentine's Pavlovas with Strawberry Sweet Cream
Capture hearts with these delightfully sweet, fluffy, chewy, crunchy mini pavlovas—complete with a drizzle of melted dark chocolate and homemade sweet cream.
Recipe: Reese's Cake
If Reese’s are your Valentine’s candy of choice, take it one step further and try your hand at this Bundt cake that turns a favorite treat into a decadent dessert.
Red Velvet Cake Balls
Recipe: Red Velvet Cake Balls
Make this romantic day even more special with these bite-sized minis packed full of red velvet flavor.
Classic Chocolate Pound Cake
Recipe: Classic Chocolate Pound Cake
Sometimes simple is best, and this no-fuss recipe proves just that.
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cheesecake
We had to invite at least one cheesecake into the Cupid Shuffle—and this one is the ultimate decadent bite filled with creamy strawberry cheesecake filling covered in chocolate.
Molten Red Velvet Cakes
Recipe: Molten Red Velvet Cakes
End Valentine’s Day on a sweet note with these single-serving cakes. You can make the chocolate mixture and whipped cream a day in advance.
White Chocolate Raspberry Loaf Cake
We'd venture to say that this loaf cake can work for a lovely Valentine's Day brunch with your S.O. Plus, it's much easier to frost! No layers required.
Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
Recipe: Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
If you've never made a cake with mayonnaise, just trust us on this one.
Chocolate-Coconut Pavlova Cake
Recipe: Chocolate-Coconut Pavlova Cake
If you need to cater to any specific dietary restrictions, this flourless showstopper is dairy-and-gluten free with no shortage of flavor.
Honey Bun Cake
Recipe: Honey Bun Cake
A honey bun-inspired cake for your honey bun. Need we say more? Expect a cozy, cinnamon-spiked Bundt.
Strawberry Upside-Down Cake
Recipe: Strawberry Upside-Down Cake
The old-school classic—pineapple upside-down cake—just got a fanciful makeover for date night. You can never go wrong with sweet, caramelized strawberries.
Strawberry Swirl Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Premade strawberry glaze helps easily achieve a marbled look for an elegant presentation.
Triple-Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake
Chocolate cake, chocolate chips, and chocolate icing are the perfect trio.
Strawberries-and-Cream Sheet Cake
A sheet cake makes icing and serving a breeze.
Chocolate Mousse Cake
Recipe: Chocolate Mousse Cake
This ultimate chocolatey creation starts with a layer of velvety cake that's topped with a layer of rich mousse and then covered with a thin layer of dark chocolate ganache.
Red Velvet Layer Cake
Recipe: Red Velvet Layer Cake
Equally as fitting for Valentine's Day as it is for Christmas, a pretty slice of red velvet cake is festive and delicious.
German Chocolate Cake with Coconut-Pecan Frosting
If you haven't already, it's time to make this Southern classic that is the definition of decadent—thanks to chocolate, coconut, and pecans. How could anyone resist?
Lemon Raspberry Cake
Recipe: Lemon Raspberry Cake
Fresh berries give the icing in this layer cake a pink hue, making it fit for the occasion.
Chocolate Bundt Cake
Recipe: Chocolate Bundt Cake
Boxed brownie and cake mixes are the secret ingredients that make this dessert easy to pull off.
Recipe: Caramel Cake
There's a good chance that you already have all the ingredients you need to make this old-fashioned favorite. Plus, it requires just 15 minutes of hands-on time.
Little Layer Chocolate Cake
Recipe: Little Layer Chocolate Cake
These 18 thin cake layers are a true labor of love.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Because cookie cake is always a good idea.
Old-Fashioned Pound Cake
Recipe: Old-Fashioned Pound Cake
Serve this classic cake with whipped cream and fresh berries of your choice.