You’ll Fall in love with these beautiful Valentine’s Day cakes

It’s time to show your beloved some love with the ultimate Valentine’s Day dessert – CAKE!

This collection of Valentine’s Day cake recipes has something for everyone! Whether you love sky-high cakes with tons of layers and frosting, simple cheesecakes, or adorable mini cakes, we’ve got you covered. And of course, no Valentine’s Day cake collection would be complete without plenty of gorgeous heart-shaped cakes.

We’ve also gathered lots of fun decorating ideas, from unique chocolate decorations, to piped buttercream, heart-shaped cake toppers, and so much more. You’re sure to find the inspiration you need to make an amazing Valentine’s Day dessert this year.

Find our whole collection of Valentine’s Day dessert recipes here!

Red Velvet Valentine’s Day Cake

Nothing says “love” like this Pink and Red Velvet Valentine’s Day Cake! The uniquely sized tiers give it a modern look, and the graphic red, black, and white heart-and-arrow pattern is striking. You’ll swoon over this romantic red velvet cake!
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A Red Velvet Valentine's Day Cake on a white cake platter next to a gift box and ribbon.

Box of Chocolates Cake

Why give a box of chocolates when you can give a box of chocolates CAKE instead? This beautiful dessert is two treats in one—a chocolate cake filled with strawberry buttercream and fresh strawberries, plus gourmet chocolates on top! Even the candy wrappers are made of chocolate! It’s a gorgeous treat perfect for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, or any special occasion.
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Box of Chocolates Cake on a white cake plate.

Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake – a gorgeous three-layer mousse cake with chocolate, raspberry, and vanilla mousse, all on a chocolate brownie base. 
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Three-layer mousse cake with chocolate drip and fresh raspberries on top.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Mini Cakes

These Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Mini Cakes are made with rich chocolate cake, strawberry buttercream, glossy chocolate ganache, and fresh chocolate-dipped strawberries on top. They’re beautiful, romantic, and perfect for any special occasion.
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Close-up of mini cake with pink strawberry buttercream, a chocolate drip, and a large chocolate strawberry on top.

Sky-High Pink and Red Velvet Cake

Looking for a lovely Valentine’s Day dessert? This Pink and Red Velvet Cake has it all – 8 beautiful cake layers, a delicious cream cheese frosting, and a super easy decoration anyone can do!
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Pink and red velvet cake on a white cake stand, with red candy heart decorations.

Truffle-Topped Heart Cake

This Truffle-Topped Heart Cake is a chocolate lover's dream come true! It starts with a moist chocolate cake, layered with chocolate-blackberry filling and covered with a shiny chocolate glaze. Top it off with a mass of homemade chocolate truffles!
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Truffle-Topped Heart Cake on a linen tablecloth with birds on it.

Chocolate Rasperry Mini Crepe Cakes

These Chocolate Raspberry Mini Crepe Cakes are so beautiful and elegant! Miniature crepes are layered with chocolate and fresh raspberries to make a unique and delicious dessert. 
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2 Chocolate Raspberry Mini Crepe Cakes on gold edged plates next to gold forks.

Emoji Mini Cakes

These adorable Mini Emoji Cakes are made with chocolate cake, buttercream, and lots of sass. Recreate your favorite emoji expressions in mini cake form!
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Close up of a mini Emoji Cake with heart eyes.

Red Velvet Icebox Cakes

Red Velvet Icebox Cakes are adorable mini cakes made from red velvet-flavored cookies and cream cheese whipped cream! They're a sweet and romantic dessert, perfect for sharing.
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Red Velvet Icebox Cake on red and white doilies.

Strawberries and Cream Layer Cake

This Strawberries and Cream Layer Cake is a moist strawberry cake full of whipped cream and fresh berries. Decorated with white chocolate panels and curls, it's a real show-stopper!
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Strawberries and Cream Layer Cake on a pink cake stand with roses in the background.

Red Velvet Cake In A Jar

Red Velvet Cake In A Jar feature layers of red velvet cake and strawberry rose cream cheese frosting in miniature jars. They're perfect for gift giving!
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Close up of red velvet cake in a jar with the lid off and a heart on top.

Nutella Pound Cake Petit Fours

These Nutella Pound Cake Petit Fours have three thin layers of moist cream cheese pound cake sandwiching two thick layers of Nutella. Utterly delicious!
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Close up of a Nutella Pound Cake Petit Four on a red doily.

Raspberry-Rose Cake

This Raspberry-Rose Cake is a light cake layered with bright raspberries and soft, rose-scented whipped cream. It's easy to make, flavorful, and stays moist for days!
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Slice of Raspberry-Rose Cake on a white plate next to floral napkins, a pink rose and a white fork.

Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake

This Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake is pillowy soft, moist and flavorful. It is the perfect balance of tangy buttermilk and rhubarb, sweet white chocolate and sliced fresh strawberries!
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Front view of a Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake.

Chocolate Raspberry No-Bake Cake

This Chocolate Raspberry No-Bake Cake is an easy icebox cake made with just 6 ingredients! It’s easy enough for kids to help with, and everyone will love the combination of dark chocolate, vanilla whipped cream, and tangy fresh raspberries. 
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Close up of a Chocolate Raspberry No-Bake Cake on a white ruffled cake plate.

Charlotte Royale Cake

Charlotte Royale is a spectacular cake that is two desserts in one.  An outer shell of Swiss cake rolls hide a beautifully creamy filling studded with strawberries. It’s fancy enough for even the most special birthday, but the light texture makes it a great everyday dessert option.
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Charlotte Royale Cake on glass cake stand.

Strawberry Swirl Bundt Cake

Looking for the perfect bundt cake? Try this Strawberry Swirl Bundt Cake – a moist vanilla cake with a strawberry swirl inside, topped with fresh berries and beautiful buttercream flowers! 
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Top view of a decorated Strawberry Swirl Bundt Cake.

Black Forest Mini Cakes

These Black Forest Mini Cakes are covered with a full layer of chocolate curls, then topped with a whipped cream rosette and a shiny fresh cherry. Elegant, gorgeous, and completely irresistible!
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Close up of black forest mini cake with hand placing cherry on top and additional mini cakes in the background.

Radiant Orchid Mini Cakes

Radiant Orchid Mini Cakes have layers of vanilla cake, vanilla buttercream, and fresh blackberries in the center. They are vivid, cheerful, and playful – just like dessert should be!
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Close up of a Radiant Orchid Mini Cake with orchid petals.

Chocolate Pound Cake

This Chocolate Pound Cake has a really deep cocoa flavor—not one of those light brown chocolate-ish cakes that I’ve been disappointed by in the past. This is my perfect pound cake: soft and plush inside, with a crackly top and a dark chocolate taste.
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Close up of Chocolate Pound Cake on a white plate with strawberries and whipped cream.

Raspberry Almond Spiral Cake

This unique Raspberry Almond Spiral Cake is as delicious as it is pretty! A moist almond cake, chocolate whipped cream, and fresh raspberries are all rolled into a beautiful spiral shape. 
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Top view of a Raspberry Almond Spiral Cake.

Champagne Strawberry Truffle Cake

This tender, fluffy Champagne Strawberry Truffle Cake is layered with strawberry reduction, fresh strawberries and white chocolate ganache. Frosted with silky Italian meringue buttercream, this is a perfectly delicious and beautiful cake for any romantic occasion. (via littlevintagebakingcompany)
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Champagne Strawberry Truffle Cake on a wood and marble cake platter with champagne and strawberries below the cake.

Pretty Pink Raspberry Vanilla Mini Cakes

These Raspberry Vanilla Mini Cakes are layered with a creamy vanilla frosting and tangy raspberry jam. They are the perfect size . . . one for you and one for your Valentine! (via livforcake)
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Close up of a Raspberry Vanilla Mini Cake next to ruscus and raspberries.

Pink Velvet Cake

This candy heart studded Pink Velvet Cake is the showstopper you need to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the one you love. It has sweet layers of pink cake with vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam. (via livforcake)
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Pink Velvet cake on a white cake platter.

Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Hearts

These heart shaped Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes are super cute! Perfect for Valentine's day or any other day you want to treat the one you love. (via keepcalmandeaticecream)
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Close up of a heart-shaped Mini Strawberry Cheesecake next to a fork and strawberry.

Heaven On Earth Cake

Heaven on Earth Cake is a trifle-style, no-bake dessert. It has cubes of angel food cake, creamy vanilla pudding, and sweet-tart cherry pie filling, under a layer of whipped topping and almonds. You can put this together in just a few minutes and the resulting dessert is completely out of this world! (via littlesunnykitchen)
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Slice of Heaven On Earth Cake on a small white plate.

Chocolate Berry Cake

Nothing says romance like this decadent Chocolate Berry Cake! Rich layers of dark chocolate cake covered in a glorious whipped berry buttercream. Indulge your sweetheart with this sinfully delicious Valentine’s Day dessert. (via cakedbykatie)
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Top view of a Chocolate Berry Cake with a few slices removed on top of newspaper.

Heart Cake Bites

These Heart Cake Bites are an adorable mix between cake pops and cakesicles. Plus, there is an option to add conversations so they look like sweetheart conversation hearts. It's a fun Valentine’s day treat for your loved ones! (via partylicious)
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Top view of Heart Shaped Cake Bites on a rectangular serving platter next to conversation hearts.

Strawberry Shortcake Cake

This Strawberry Shortcake Cake is made with two layers of rich and buttery vanilla cake topped with sweetened strawberries and fluffy whipped cream. It’s easy to make, has all the great taste of a classic strawberry shortcake, and is beautiful to serve. (via littlesweetbaker)
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Front view of a layered Strawberry Shortcake Cake on a white cake platter surrounded by strawberries and white flowers.

Mini Love Letter Cakes

There's nothing like a sweet and personal handwritten love letter! Let these Mini Love Letter Cakes bring a smile to your heart with their thick layers of moist chocolate cake, white chocolate buttercream, strawberry jam and a lovely fondant letter on top. (via cakewhiz)
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Top view of a Love Letter Mini Cake on a multi-colored background sprinkled with hearts.

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    1. Thank you so much Olivia! I just adore specialty cakes and Valentine’s Day is the perfect reason to try something new!