Valentine's Day Heart Cake

Sunday, February 13, 2011
What better way to celebrate a Valentine's Day holiday than to say "I love you" to that special someone than with an easy delicious pretty heart cake or pie?

Our heart-shaped pan does all the work needed, a cake mix or even a pie crust will work, and pudding, fresh strawberry, and strawberry glaze super fast and so pretty to serve.

The cake can even be made ahead of time and frozen then put together with these ingredients after thawing!

For other creative heart, food recipes check out our all Heart Shaped Food Ideas they are all super easy to make.

Scroll down to our printable recipe card for instructions for your special Valentine.

heart shaped cake

What You Will Need to do Step by Step

  1. bake a cake in a heart-shaped pan
  2. cool it
  3. spread the pudding on top
  4. decorate with strawberries
  5. top with glaze and enjoy!

collage of how to make a heart cake with pudding and strawberries

Ingredients You Will Need

  • cake mix
  • strawberries sliced
  • strawberry glaze
  • snack pack pudding or instant pudding made from a box
  • optional whipped cream or topping

fresh strawberries

Tips For Baking a Heart Shape

  • any flavored cake mix can be used.
  • pie filling can be substituted for strawberries
  • use any flavored pudding you prefer
  • not a fan of strawberries use cherries pitted and sliced
  • line the pan with piecrust instead of cake batter and make a pie
  • use an instant cheesecake mix instead of pudding

heart shaped pie crust

Fancier Valentine'Day Suggestions:

Valentine's Day Heart Cake

Valentine's Day Heart Cake
Yield: 10
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 35 MinTotal time: 45 Min
Strawberries, cake, and pudding dessert in a heart-shaped pan for Valentine's Day


  • 1- cake mix any flavor made to package instructions (or line your heart pan with pie crust and bake it until golden brown before filling)
  • 4 small premade snack pack puddings or 1 box of instant pudding any flavor to packaging instructions
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, (raspberries or cherries can also be used) cleaned and sliced
  • 1 container of strawberry glaze or use warmed strawberry preserves
  • Optional: whipped topping


  1. Bake the cake in a greased heart-shaped pan to package instructions (or pie crust if making a pie).
  2. Cool completely.
  3. Top the cake with pudding.
  4. Mix the glaze or warmed jam with sliced fruit.
  5. Arrange fruit on top of the pudding.
  6. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  7. Top with whipped cream of topping if desired.
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