Fruity Heart Cake Recipe

Valentines cake

A light vanilla Madeira sponge cake- filled with vanilla buttercream and strawberries – the way to any partner’s heart – perfect for a Valentines Day treat


1 x 6″ heart cake tin or round cake tin


6oz Self Raising Flour
2oz Plain Flour
6oz Caster Sugar
6oz Margarine
3 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Essence

For the Filling:

125g Butter
250g Icing Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
Small punnet of strawberries
Small punnet of Blueberries


Line your cake tin

Mix together your butter and caster sugar
Add a little egg and a little flour and stir in – keep adding until all blended in
Add your vanilla essence

Place mixture into your cake tin and place in the oven at 160 degrees for 45 mins-1 hour

leave to cool

Mix together your icing sugar, butter and vanilla essence

Cut the cake in half and pipe or layer on some butter cream onto the bottom layer
Slice your strawberries and place them evenly around the buttercream
Place the top half onto the cake
Again pipe on your buttercream onto the top of the cake and add your blueberries in the shape of a heart and some sliced strawberries ontop


valentine heart cake slice

N.b : you can substitute the buttercream for real cream but please remember that you will need to refrigerate the cake after doing so.

4.3/5 (3 Reviews)

Written by Sally Laker

Sally Laker grew up on the Isle of Wight and studied music at Chichester University. She worked as a store manager and medical administration assistant before going full-time with her cake-making business, Sally4Cakes. In 2014, she was named Home-Based Businesswoman Of The Year at the Kent Women In Business awards and in 2017 won Home Based Business of the Year at the Independent Business Awards Kent .
In 2016 she made the wedding cake for Gregg Wallace's marriage to Anna, which was featured in Hello Magazine, along with all the major UK newspapers and even on the TV !!
In 2019 Sally retired from her cake business and now works for a local business, Interpreting Matters, who help to provide sign language interpreters for deaf adults. She still bakes for family and friends in her spare time and is enjoying having time to explore the beautiful Kent countryside for the Baldhiker

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