Red Velvet Cake Idea

Red Velvet Cake Idea

With Valentine’s Day just one day away, I wanted to share a quick post on a Red Velvet Cake Idea.

This post isn’t necessarily geared toward a recipe per se but rather a simple idea to get you in the spirit of Valentine’s Day.  These adorable heart-shaped red velvet cakes are simple enough to make on Valentine’s Day or the day before.


In fact, there really isn’t a need to make the red velvet cake from scratch unless that’s your preferred method.  I used a box of red velvet cake mix and ‘doctored’ it up by adding eggs, butter, milk, a pinch of salt and vanilla extract.  This cake was delicious, moist, and saved me a lot of time.  There’s nothing wrong with taking a little short cut as long as taste isn’t compromised – right?


This Red Velvet Cake Idea is very versatile.  Each cake can be topped with cream cheese frosting or drizzled with white chocolate (which is what I did).  I’ve also used these cute mini red velvet cakes to make red velvet strawberry shortcakes which are really cute.  Another great idea would be red velvet heart-shaped whoopie pies.  I haven’t made the heart-shaped whoopie pies, but I’m definitely putting this on my to-do list.  When you really think about it, the possibilities are endless, so why not bring a little red velvet cake love into your life.


Without a question, these mini red velvet cakes are perfect as a Valentine’s Day dessert.  Share them with your special Valentine or with your whole family.  For fun, top a few cakes with chocolate chips.  They are definitely a crowd-pleaser.


These delightful red velvet cakes also make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for friends, family or that special person in your life.

If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day food craft to enjoy with the little ones, this would be a great option.  This Red Velvet Cake Idea involves baking, using cookie cutters, decorating and of course taste testing.  What kid wouldn’t love that.

If you’re looking for another dessert option for Valentine’s Day, check out my Cranberry Orange Cookies or my Homemade Moist Yellow Cake.

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Red Velvet Cake Idea
Red Velvet Cake Idea
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

This Red Velvet Cake Idea allows you to take the guess work out of planning dessert for Valentine's Day or any other day. Simplify your life with these heart-shaped mini red velvet cakes. They are so adorable and easy to make.

Servings: 12 heart-shaped cakes
Calories: 294 kcal
Author: CookingwithBliss
  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup soften unsalted butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Line baking sheet/cooking sheet with parchment paper and spray parchment paper with cooking spray used for baking. 

  3. Cream butter with mixer. Add boxed cake mix, salt, eggs, milk, vanilla extract and continue mixing until all ingredients are incorporated.  Do not over-mix the batter.

  4. Pour cake batter onto cooking sheet and level batter with a large spoon.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Let cake cool completely.  Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out cake in the shape of hearts.

  5. Decorate each cake with frosting, melted chocolate or any other toppings of your choice.

  6. Serve and enjoy!!

Recipe Notes


**Please note: Nutritional values serve as a guide only as values may vary.

Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Cake Idea
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 440mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Sugars 20g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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