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How to Make a Valentine's Day Cake for Him

Updated on April 26, 2014

Valentine Cake Ideas

Need Valentine cake ideas? How about how to bake a cake? I have a variety of Valentine cake recipes including frostings, as well as some beautiful cake toppers.

Whether it's the first time you're baking a cake or you're a seasoned baker, I have some delicious recipes for you.

Not only do guys love cake, it's a great personalized Valentine gift for him that comes from the heart. Ready to start baking?

Image by Jim Moore at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

How to Make a Valentine Cake

If you're not used to baking, you may want to use a cake mix. With most mixes, you will need to add eggs, water and oil. The directions are easy enough to follow, so it should be simple enough to have the cake come out well.

If you're a more seasoned baker, you could make a fancier cake. Chocolate and strawberry cakes are popular for Valentine's Day. I have some recipes below specifically for Valentine's Day both from scratch and using cake mixes.

Cake image by DaGoaty at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Make your cake fancy by using a heart shaped cake pan.

Heart Cake Pan

Wilton Excelle Elite 9 x 2 1/4"  Heart Pan
Wilton Excelle Elite 9 x 2 1/4" Heart Pan

What I like about this pan is that not only is it non-stick, it warms up evenly as well.

 

Simple Cake Frosting Recipes

So you've baked a cake and want to make your own frosting. Here's a variety of frosting recipes to choose from.

Frosting image by SheGotTheBeat at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Valentine Cake Decorating Ideas

Even if you're not the world's greatest baker, you can still make an impression with how delicious it looks. If you feel you can, try decorating your cake to fit the theme for Valentine's Day. I have some suggestions for you below.

Cake image by megan chroomik at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Wilton 8-Pack Pre-made Royal Icing Rose, Red
Wilton 8-Pack Pre-made Royal Icing Rose, Red

Add thse beautiful roses to really dress up your Valentine cake. They add such a warm, romantic touch.

 
Valentines Day Heart Beats Sugar Decorations Cookie Cupcake Cake 12 Count
Valentines Day Heart Beats Sugar Decorations Cookie Cupcake Cake 12 Count

Like hearts? Gently add a dozen of these hearts on top of your cake to give it a festive look.

 

Want something fancy, but don't feel comfortable decorating the cake yourself? Check out these edible cake toppers.

Valentine Cake Toppers

Sweet Candy Edible Image
Sweet Candy Edible Image

This will add a touch of love and sweetness.

 
Valentine's Day Heart DecoPlac Layon ~ Designer Cake Topper
Valentine's Day Heart DecoPlac Layon ~ Designer Cake Topper

This adorable cake topper can be used on any cake.

 
Happy Valentines Day ~ Edible Cake Topper
Happy Valentines Day ~ Edible Cake Topper

This will add a splash of color to your cake. Good for a 1/4 sheet cake.

 

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Cake Baking Tips

Here are a few tips to help you bake your cake.

First, be sure the oven is completely heated to the temperature you need before putting the cake in the oven.

Keep the cake in the middle of the middle rack.

Oven times can vary depending on the oven. When you think the cake is done, place a toothpick in it. When you pull the toothpick out, if there's nothing on it, then the cake is done.

Let the cake cool before removing it from the baking pan. It's also best for the cake to cool before frosting it.

Image by slettvet at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Valentine's Day Tips

You are now set to bake him that cake. If you haven't baked a cake before, you may want to bake one before, just to get the practice. Make sure you have something to keep it in so it stays fresh.

Think about how you want to serve the cake. Do you have any decorative plates? What about picking up some Valentine paper plates?

Do you plan to decorate the table? How about background music? No matter what you decide, you are giving him a wonderful personalized gift for Valentine's Day.

Cupid image by Blue Stone Graphics at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Need more gifts ideas? Check out the items below.

Valentine Gift Ideas for Guys

Love Coupons (Coupon Collections)
Love Coupons (Coupon Collections)

This romantic coupon book contains a variety of coupons including lunch and cuddling.

 
Delight Expressions® "Hugs and Kisses" Gift Basket - Valentine's Day Candy Bouquet
Delight Expressions® "Hugs and Kisses" Gift Basket - Valentine's Day Candy Bouquet

Guys can really get their chocolate fix with this gift basket.

 
Hearts TIES Valentines Day Men's Neck tie heart
Hearts TIES Valentines Day Men's Neck tie heart

Planning to go out? How about a Valentine tie for him?

 
Concepts Frames B451544RD 4 x 4-Inch Red Heart shaped with Stones Picture Frame
Concepts Frames B451544RD 4 x 4-Inch Red Heart shaped with Stones Picture Frame

Place a picture either of yourself or of the two of you and give it to him as a gift.

 

What treats do you plan to have on Valentine's Day?

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @TolovajWordsmith: LOL

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

      All kinds of treats:)))

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @smine27: Good to know.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Love these ideas. I could use these for next year.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Magda2012: Hope it turns out well.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Unchain3dAuthor: How nice of her.

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      Magda2012 4 years ago

      Valentine's is over, but I plan to make a birthday cake using one of the recipes, thanks for sharing:)

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      Unchain3dAuthor 4 years ago

      Thank you for this information, my girlfriend made me a yummy cake just like these!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I love cake!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @FatLossDiva: LOL. Good one!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      One time my we have pretzels dipped in yema, it was really good! This lens made me hunger for cake!

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      FatLossDiva 4 years ago

      I really should have eaten breakfast before looking at this lens. Yummo!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @rasnasah: Thanks! I hope you enjoyed your Valentine's Day.

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      Fox Music 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this delicious lens "How to Make a Valentine's Day Cake for Him"

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Fox Music: Thanks for reading it.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @moralblogger lm: I sure hope she did!

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      rasnasah 4 years ago

      Yummy Cakes Wow.Great Lens.

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      moralblogger lm 4 years ago

      I've forwarded this article to my wife in the hope that she gets the hint!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @kabbalah lm: You are too funny!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Jogalog: That sounds delicious.

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      kabbalah lm 4 years ago

      Although I have been accounted for more than 25 years to the same great lady, I am open to receiving valentine day cakes to simply judge them for your significant others at no charge. Please forward the freshly baked cakes to me. :)

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      Jogalog 4 years ago

      I will probably make a creme brule or a chocolate fondant for my husband as those are his favourite desserts.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Michael Oksa: I hope she does, too. You deserve a great cake.

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      Michael Oksa 4 years ago

      I love chocolate! If my wife makes a cake, I'm hoping she puts extra, extra frosting on it. :)

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Elsie Hagley: Thank you!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @juditpaton: In that case, forget about "him" and just enjoy some cake for yourself. :-)

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      I liked this idea! So came back here to look at. Blessed by a little Squid Angel!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @takkhisa: Thank you very much!

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      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Beautiful cake, great idea for valentine day for a male. Blessed.

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 4 years ago from Ozun

      beautiful cake, great recipe, the problem is to find around that "Him" who deserves the work and the weight gain what you get for your half cake...

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @myspace9: I'm glad you think so.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @DeborahDian: I bet they would.

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      myspace9 4 years ago

      Beautiful and delcious valentines cake for him.

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      My husband would love a Valentine's Day Cake, and I'm sure our grandkids would love to help him eat it! :)

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @getmoreinfo: Thank you for your comment.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @MJ Martin: I hope you have a very happy household for Valentine's Day.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @LisaNowatzki: That sounds really good.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @LisaNowatzki: That sounds really good.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Mickie Gee: Please let me know how it turns out.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Mickie Gee: Please let me know how it turns out.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Mamabyrd: I hope your husband likes his cake.

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing tips on How to Make a Valentine's Day Cake for Him

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Washington State

      Making cakes and cupcakes for Valentine's Day is the best gift ever in our household. Thanks for some great ideas on other hot gifts he'd love

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      LisaNowatzki 4 years ago

      A romantic evening at home.

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      Mickie Goad 4 years ago

      After looking at your cakes, I must dust off my heart shaped pan for Valentine's Day. I love the cake with the chocolate swirl hearts. Will try and duplicate it.

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      Mamabyrd 4 years ago

      I love to bake with my daughters. I love the idea of baking my husband a Valentine's Day cake. Red velvet is his favorite! perfect for Valentine's Day.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @takkhisa: Hopefully not too long!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @ThanhQuach: Isn't it though?

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @VspaBotanicals: That is so sweet.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Great Idea! I have to wait for a cake! I don't know how long i have to wait.

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      ThanhQuach 4 years ago

      The way to a man's heart is through his stomach, it's a great idea ;)

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      My husband just saw these beautiful cakes and requested one...Thanks Janis.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @kislanyk: I was hoping so.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Aunt-Mollie: Thank you!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @justramblin: Don't they?

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Camden1: I like the way you think.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Jo-Jackson: Yes, it is.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @TaraWojt: Have fun making one.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @DuaneJ: I sure hope so!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @DuaneJ: I sure hope so!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Judith Nazarewicz: Sounds perfect!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @kislanyk: Nice to know that.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Aunt-Mollie: Thank you!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @justramblin: Don't they?

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @justramblin: Don't they?

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Camden1: That sounds like a perfect combination.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @TaraWojt: Have fun making one.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Jo-Jackson: Chocolate is always good. :-)

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Judith Nazarewicz: Someone's in for a real treat.

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      Marika 4 years ago from Cyprus

      Great idea, and some really yummie!

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      Great ideas for Valentine's Day.

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      justramblin 4 years ago

      Lots of chocolate for me. those heart shaped pans make the cake look so professional.

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      Chocolate and champagne are must haves for Valentine's Day!

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      I plan on chocolate. Chocolate is good for all occasions.

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      Tara Wojtaszek 4 years ago

      Great idea! I know my hubby would love a Valentine's cake.

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      DuaneJ 4 years ago

      This will certainly put romance in his taste buds!

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      Judith Nazarewicz 4 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      Black Forest cake in a heart shaped pan and chocolate dipped strawberries and some other romantic goodies :-) Love the royal icing rose!