3D Chocolate Heart Cake

You don’t have to be a pro cake maker to create a bakery-style cake for your sweetheart. You won’t have to spend all day it the kitchen or fuss with layers and layers of crumbly cake, either. The Sweet Creations Valentines Day 3D Heart Shaped Cake Pan makes it easy to create a masterpiece in minutes.




A heavy duty pan, coated in easy-release nonstick, this adorable cake mold bakes a heart-shaped cake, complete with ready-to-decorate designs. We recommend using the recipe below, then making a double batch of Our Favorite Buttercream, tinting portions into pretty colors and piping on fun designs with the Sweet Creations 11-piece Decorating Kit.

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Sweetheart Chocolate Cake

This delicious cake is made even more adorable when baked in a Sweet Creations Heart Shaped Cake Pan. The batter can also be cooked in to 9″ cake pans (baking time for 9″ cake pans will be 22-25 minutes). If you don’t have buttermilk, feel free to add 1/2 cup of sour cream and 1 cup of milk to your cake mix.

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 50
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8


  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), cut into pieces, plus more for the pans
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a Sweet Creations Heart Shaped Cake Pan with nonstick baking spray. Set aside. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together the butter, eggs, sugar, and brown sugar until very smooth and creamy. Add flour, melted unsweetened chocolate, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Beat until well mixed. Add buttermilk and vanilla and beat just until mixed and creamy. Pour cake mix into prepared pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the center of the cake springs back when touched lightly. Remove and cool completely before frosting with your favorite buttercream frosting.


  • Serving Size: 1

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