These chocolate cake hearts are perfect for sharing with your sweetheart! A mini chocolate cake topped with ganache and served with love!
Are you looking for a special dessert to serve for Valentine’s Day this year? I think this one might just be it! Especially if your sweetie loves chocolate!
I started by making my favorite chocolate cake recipe as a sheet cake rather than a layer cake. I’ve actually shared that way of making it with you before, so that part is super simple.
Then, once the cake has baked and cooled, I take a large heart shaped cutter and cut large hearts out of the cake. I used about a 3-inch cutter for mine, like this one.
While I’m sharing these for Valentine’s Day, they’d also be mighty sweet for Mother’s Day or a shower, too!
Here’s my recipe for how I made my Chocolate Cake Hearts. I love ’em!
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Prepare rimmed kitchen sheet pan with nonstick baking spray or by coating with shortening and dusting lightly with flour, being sure to remove all excess flour.
- Prepare the chocolate cake batter as directed and pour into rimmed sheet pan. Use an offset spatula to make sure the batter is distributed evenly. Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cake slightly pulls away from the edges and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake. Allow the cake to cool slightly, about 10-15 minutes.
- While cake is cooling, prepare ganache recipe using the ganache glaze recipe.
- Cut cake with a heart shaped cutter and place on serving dishes. When ready to serve, pour about ¼ cup of ganache over top of each cake. Repeat with additional ganache until it reaches the desired thickness you prefer.
Happy Valentine’s Week!