Chocolate Sweetheart Cake

Chocolate Sweetheart Cake

Surprise your loved ones with this beautiful and delicious heart-shaped chocolate cake - perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day.

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12-16 servings

package ( 1 pound 2.25 ounces) devil's food cake mix with pudding
1 1/3
cups water
cup vegetable oil
tub (12 ounces) chocolate whipped frosting or 1 tub (16 ounces) chocolate ready-to-spread frosting
  1. Heat oven to 350°. Grease bottom only of 1 round pan, 8x1 1/2 inches, and 1 square pan, 8x8x2 inches, with shortening. Make cake mix as directed on package, using water, oil and eggs. Pour into pans.
  2. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pans to loosen cakes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  3. Cut round layer in half as shown in diagram. Freeze uncovered about 1 hour for easier frosting if desired. Arrange pieces on serving platter to form heart as shown in diagram. Frost cake with frosting, attaching pieces with small amount of frosting. Store loosely covered at room temperature.
Makes 12-16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Holiday Flavor Twist
For a truly special presentation to make hearts flutter, garnish with fresh small strawberries or raspberries and curls of white chocolate. Or for real chocolate lovers, press miniature chocolate chips onto the side of the frosted cake.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 410
    • (Calories from Fat 190),
  • Total Fat 21g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 55mg;
  • Sodium 400mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 51g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 38g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.