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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Recipes We Love

Heart Shaped Foods for Valentine's Day

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2-Ingredient Nutella Brownie Heart


  1. Such yummy and beautiful food! That strawberry tart looks incredible, Claudia~

  2. Claudia, these are great! Thanks so much for this great list of loving goodies. Have your best "loving" day ever!

  3. I have done nothing (yet) for Valentine's Day. This post has so much inspiration and care. I want it all ( and so does my family).

  4. What a great assortment of Valentine's Day treats.

  5. Awesome collection of valentine's day desserts.

  6. What a great roundup of delicious treats!

  7. Wow, which one to choose first? They all look so delicious and pretty. I haven't baked anything yet, thanks for the inspiration and Happy Valentine's Day:)

  8. Your coconut cream pie is positively luscious looking Claudia! I wish I could try each and every one of these desserts!

  9. all of these looks so wonderful - Happy Valentine Sweetie

  10. I'll take them all, especially the sweet little strawberry tart.
    Each and every one of them are a "labor of love" for Valentine's

  11. I remember you made those last year! Simply amazing. Hope you're having a flavourful & a sweetheart day too!
    Blessings, Kristy

  12. All are delicious and made with love! I'm loving the Godiva frappuccino and coconut jam filled cake - your dad knows what's good :) Happy Valentine's Day!

  13. Lovely Claudia.....Happy Valentines Day with love:)

  14. look so COOL and AWESOME...I missed it But no Worry I will TRY this and keep SECRET in my MIND and it becomes LOVELY SURPRISE for next VALENTINE.

    Worlds Best Information

  15. Everything looks fantastic! Hope you and your family had a wonderful valentines day :)

  16. So many delicious ideas, Claudia!!! Thank goodness I have a month to figure out what I'll be making for the family :)

  17. Such delicious treats & thx I completely forgot Valentine's Day is coming up!!

  18. Wow, all of these look wonderful! I love the your creativeness :) The strawberry blueberry orange scone and the strawberry Nutella cookie cake is making me drool! Your loved ones are extremely lucky :) Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  19. They're oldies because they are irresistible! Love the white chocolate covered strawberries - reminds me of White Day (in Japan, V Day is for the ladies, and the guys give white chocolate one month later).

  20. Great collection of recipes Claudia. I don't know which one I'd pick. One of each maybe. Lol!

  21. OMG...the entire food specially the white choco strawberries look divine...simply amazing! After posting a love story on my blog today and now looking at all these heart shaped goodies, Im head over heals in love again:))))

  22. What fun ideas...haven't even started to think about Valentine's Day yet!

  23. I'm struggling to see if I can get one Valentine's post up and here you have a cornucopia of heart-filled deliciousness.


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