Valentine’s Day Cake

This impressive Valentine’s Day Cake with chocolate cake and strawberry buttercream looks like something from a gourmet bakery, but is totally doable at home! Step-by-step cake decorating video included!

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Chocolate plus strawberry is perfection, not to mention totally romantic!
Texture: The cake is ridiculously rich and moist, the frosting is luscious and flavorful, and the chocolate covered strawberries on top add a whole new realm of juiciness combined with shattering chocolate goodness. MMM.
Ease: Assembling and decorating a beautiful cake is totally doable, especially with my step-by-step video, but it does require some patience and makes a mess. Let’s be honest! Totally worth it when you see jaws drop at its beauty!
Appearance: Stunning and so impressive.
Pros: Romantic and beautiful cake that actually tastes good.
Cons: None!
Would I make this again? Absolutely. Would be great for any romantic occasion.

21 Responses to “Valentine’s Day Cake”

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    June Burns — February 4, 2015 at 3:42 am

    Wow that is just amazing! It looks so fudgy and chocolaty, mmm ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jen @ Baked by an Introvert — February 4, 2015 at 8:21 am

    The cake is purely heaven! I love the chocolate cake with strawberry buttercream. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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    Julia @ Sprinkled With Jules — February 4, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Beautiful job! It sounds delicious, I love the chocolate covered strawberries on top.

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — February 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    wow, this looks amazing!! it’s gorgeous!

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    Gaby — February 4, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Stunningly gorgeous! This cake is a Valentine’s Day showstopper!!!

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    Olivia - Primavera Kitchen — February 4, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Iโ€™m at a loss for words! This cake truly is a work of art!

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    kay — February 5, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Ohhh my the cake looks soooo yummmmmy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms — February 5, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Oh WOWEEEE this is simply beautiful!! I love everything about it!!

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    GiGi Eats — February 5, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Wow! That cake is beyond beyond beyond beautiful!!!!!!

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    Cecilia — January 18, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Your cake looks amazing! I have never made a homemade cake so what do I do with the buttermilk? Do I just add the powder buttermilk? Or do I mix the buttermilk powder with water and then add it to the recipe? I’m not sure what “buttermilk, shaken” means?

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      Tessa — January 20, 2016 at 10:41 am

      Just regular liquid buttermilk. When it sits in the container for a while it tends to settle and needs to be physically shaken to make cohesive again.

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    Clara wimberley — January 19, 2016 at 8:45 am

    You are great

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    Sienna Creado — January 20, 2016 at 1:40 am

    Your cake looks awesome. Will definitely try it out.

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    Sienna Creado — January 20, 2016 at 1:40 am

    YOur cake is awesome. Will definitely try it out.

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    vanity — January 21, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Do you freeze all your cakes before frosting, if so how long do you frost them for are they covered , uncovered, and with what ?

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    Dahianna — February 2, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    This looks amazing! Does freezing it make it easier to frost? And could I put it in the fridge if there is no room in the freezer ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Tessa — February 2, 2016 at 6:14 pm

      Yep! Did you watch the video?! You could put it in the fridge but it will take longer to firm up for frosting.

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    Martha — February 9, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Can this be made into cupcakes? If so, how long do you bake them for?

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    Hannah — February 20, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I just made this cake. Not only is it fun to make, it is beautiful and delicious! I see me making it other times during the year!

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    Psthmini — February 4, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Lovely cake what is the cake tin size for this cake

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    Sandra — February 6, 2017 at 9:17 am

    How do I preserve the buttercream consistency while crumb coat is firming in frig.? (No room in freezer)

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