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

A romantic Valentine Cake bursting with spicy cinnamon flavor and topped with creamy homemade vanilla frosting! This cake recipe is the perfect Valentine's Day dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Decorating15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy cake recipes, valentines day cake, valentines day desserts
Servings: 12
Calories: 995kcal
Author: Jill


  • 3 9-inch round cake pans
  • 1 10-inch round cake board



  • 2 boxes white cake mix
  • 8 large egg whites
  • 2 ½ C water
  • 1 C canola oil
  • 2 tsp cinnamon extract

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


Cake Directions

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

Frosting Directions

  • Using a standing mixer, beat all ingredients except for the color until combined and smooth but stiff with peaks
  • Beat in a few drops of pink coloring until combined
  • 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

  • Place one cake layer onto the cake board and cut the dome off the cake to make an even layer
  • Repeat step with other two layers
  • Scoop 1 C of pink frosting onto the bottom layer and spread evenly
  • Place the second cake layer on top and spread evenly 1 more cup of frosting
  • Place the last layer of cake on top and frost with remaining pink frosting
  • Using some valentine's day sprinkles, coat the bottom part of the cake with sprinkles
  • Place the darker pink frosting into the microwave for 10 seconds to soften it
  • Scoop it into the piping bag
  • Cut the tip off the piping bag and pipe drips around the top edge
  • Scoop the lighter pink frosting into the large piping bag
  • Pipe dollops around the top and sprinkle some more Valentine’s Day sprinkles on top
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 12g | Calories: 995kcal | Carbohydrates: 131g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 96g | Vitamin A: 1428IU | Calcium: 212mg | Iron: 2mg