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Cinnamon Valentine Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

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This Valentine Cake with cinnamon flavor and homemade vanilla frosting is the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert. Top it with sprinkles and red rock candy for a festive look.

We have made several new yummy Valentine’s Day desserts. Want to try more cakes? Check out our Love Cake, our Cookie Cake and our White Sheet Cake. So good!

How To Make A Valentine Cake

Valentine Cake

This recipe uses a regular white boxed cake mix but adds in some cinnamon extract for a fun flavor. If you are a fan of Red Hot candy this has a really similar taste.

Cake Ingredients:

  • White Cake Mix
  • Eggs
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Cinnamon Extract

How To Make A Valentine Cake

Making this cake really could not be any easier unless you just bought it from a bakery. All you do is mix the all the ingredients together and pour into three round cake pans. Bake the cakes for about half an hour and then set them out to cool.

Next up is to make your homemade frosting. It is just as simple as the cake recipe, but if you’re short on time you can always grab some pre-made icing from the store.

To make the icing, just mix up all the ingredients until stiff peaks form. Take a bit out and add more pink food coloring to make a darker color.

This Valentine Cake with cinnamon flavor and homemade vanilla frosting is the perfect Valentine's Day dessert.

How To Decorate a Cake for Valentine’s Day

Layer each cake with a cup of pink frosting in between each. Then, use the rest of the frosting to coat the top and sides of the cake. Press sprinkles around the bottom edge.

Pipe darker pink drips around the top and then thicker light pink dollops around the top.

For decoration, add a few red rock candy pieces, red heart marshmallows and chocolate hearts.

How To Decorate a Pink Cake

This cake, while it looks very pretty and slightly difficult, is actually much easier than you’d think. You can do it!

Servings: 12

Valentine Cake

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Decorating:
15 mins
 
This Valentine Cake with cinnamon flavor and homemade vanilla frosting is the perfect Valentine's Day dessert.

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes of white cake mix
  • 8 large Egg whites
  • 2 ½ C water
  • 1 C canola oil
  • 2 tsp cinnamon extract
  • 3 - 9 inch round cake pans
  • 1 - 10 inch round cake board

Vanilla Frosting Ingredients

  • 3 C unsalted butter softened
  • 6 C powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pink gel food coloring
  • 1 disposable piping bag
  • 1 large piping bag with star tip
  • Valentine's Day Sprinkles
  • 3 Red Rock Candy Sticks
  • 2 Red Heart Marshmallow sticks
  • Red foiled chocolate hearts

Instructions

Cake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray cake pans with pam baking spray
  2. Using a hand mixer and large bowl, beat all cake ingredients until combined and smooth
  3. Pour batter evenly into the three pans
  4. Place into the oven and back for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  5. Allow to cool completely

Frosting Directions

  1. Using a standing mixer, beat all ingredients except for the color until combined and smooth but stiff with peaks
  2. Beat in a few drops of pink coloring until combined
  3. Scoop 1 C of the pink frosting into another bowl and mix in a few more drops of pink to make it darker

Building the Cake directions

  1. Place one cake layer onto the cake board and cut the dome off the cake to make an even layer
  2. Repeat step with other two layers
  3. Scoop 1 C of pink frosting onto the bottom layer and spread evenly
  4. Place the second cake layer on top and spread evenly 1 more cup of frosting
  5. Place the last layer of cake on top and frost with remaining pink frosting
  6. Using some valentine's day sprinkles, coat the bottom part of the cake with sprinkles
  7. Place the darker pink frosting into the microwave for 10 seconds to soften it
  8. Scoop it into the piping bag
  9. Cut the tip off the piping bag and pipe drips around the top edge
  10. Scoop the lighter pink frosting into the large piping bag
  11. Pipe dollops around the top and sprinkle some more Valentine’s Day sprinkles on top
  12. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Valentine Cake
Amount Per Serving (12 g)
Calories 995 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Fat 51g78%
Saturated Fat 31g194%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 643mg28%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 131g44%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 96g107%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1428IU29%
Calcium 212mg21%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This Valentine Cake with cinnamon flavor and homemade vanilla frosting is the perfect Valentine's Day dessert. Top it with sprinkles and red rock candy for a festive look.

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