Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Chocolate Valentine Surprise Cake

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This Valentine Surprise Cake has a hidden heart inside! This chocolate loaf cake is so fun and easy to make for Valentine’s Day and everyone will just love it.

Valentine Surprise Cake...using a chocolate loaf cake! Such a fun & easy idea for Valentine's Day!

You can also use a white cake/frosting using pink/red food coloring. However, we love the strawberry and chocolate combo!

Valentine Surprise Cake...using a chocolate loaf cake! Such a fun & easy idea for Valentine's Day!

Valentine Surprise Cake

  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 1 strawberry cake mix
  • 1 can of strawberry icing
  • heart sprinkles

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare you strawberry cake mix according to the package directions and pour into a greased loaf pan…

Valentine Surprise Cake...using a chocolate loaf cake! Such a fun & easy idea for Valentine's Day!

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center…

Valentine Surprise Cake...using a chocolate loaf cake! Such a fun & easy idea for Valentine's Day!

Cool completely. Remove the cake from the pan and wrap with plastic wrap….

Valentine Surprise Cake...using a chocolate loaf cake! Such a fun & easy idea for Valentine's Day!

Place the cake in the fridge for 30 minutes. Take a heart cookie cutter to measure your slices…

Valentine Surprise Cake...using a chocolate loaf cake! Such a fun & easy idea for Valentine's Day!

Then cut out heart shapes from the slices using your heart cookie cutter…

Valentine Surprise Cake...using a chocolate loaf cake! Such a fun & easy idea for Valentine's Day!

Prepare your chocolate cake according to the package directions. Grease you pan and pour enough batter on the bottom just to cover it. Then add your heart cake cut outs like this making sure they are pressed together tightly. Pour the rest of the batter on top to cover…

Valentine Surprise Cake...using a chocolate loaf cake! Such a fun & easy idea for Valentine's Day!

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean in the center. Cool completely then frost the top using your strawberry frosting…

Valentine Surprise Cake...using a chocolate loaf cake! Such a fun & easy idea for Valentine's Day!

We also added a heart to the sides using our frosting. Add heart sprinkles on top of the frosting…

Valentine Surprise Cake...using a chocolate loaf cake! Such a fun & easy idea for Valentine's Day!

Cut slices and find a delicious strawberry cake slice inside!

Valentine Surprise Cake...using a chocolate loaf cake! Such a fun & easy idea for Valentine's Day!

My 6 year old LOVED his Valentine Surprise Cake!

Valentine Surprise Cake...using a chocolate loaf cake! Such a fun & easy idea for Valentine's Day!

Chocolate Valentine Surprise Cake
 
This Valentine Surprise Cake has a hidden heart inside! This chocolate loaf cake is so fun and easy to make for Valentine's Day and everyone will just love it.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Cake
Ingredients
  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 1 strawberry cake mix
  • 1 can of strawberry icing
  • heart sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare you strawberry cake mix according to the package directions.
  3. Pour into a greased loaf pan.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center.
  5. Cool completely.
  6. Remove the cake from the pan and wrap with plastic wrap.
  7. Place the cake in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  8. Take a heart cookie cutter to measure your slices.
  9. Then cut out heart shapes from the slices using your heart cookie cutter.
  10. Prepare your chocolate cake according to the package directions. Grease you pan and pour enough batter on the bottom just to cover it. Then add your heart cake cut outs like this making sure they are pressed together tightly. Pour the rest of the batter on top to cover.
  11. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean in the center. Cool completely then frost the top using your strawberry frosting.
  12. We also added a heart to the sides using our frosting. Add heart sprinkles on top of the frosting.
  13. Cut slices and find a delicious strawberry cake slice inside!

 

 

This is easy enough for the Kids to make themselves!

Valentine Surprise Cake...using a chocolate loaf cake! Such a fun & easy idea for Valentine's Day!

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7 comments

  1. Can you send me the recipe or link for chocolate valentine surprise cake? Thank you.

  2. What did you do with the leftover pink cake?

    • I just store the scraps and my boys eat them…but I have also made cake pops several times with leftover cake.

  3. HELlo!
    The Valentine’s Day cake with the heart in the center, when it’s time to pour the chocolate batter do I pour it all or just enough to cover the bottom of the pan?
    Thanks!

  4. I like your method for cutting the hearts. It’s a lot easier than the way I did it.

  5. Do you bake the cake in a 9×13 or loaf pan and where is the 2nd row of hearts?

  6. Do you use the entire cake mix or just half? I’m just wondering it will overflow if I use too much. Excited to try this! Thanks!