Jelly Doughnut Heart Cake

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Feb. 06, 2015

This is a big baked heart shaped jelly doughnut cake, perfect for a romantic Valentines Day dinner! - or just bake it in a regular cake pan... and enjoy it anytime.


All purpose flour
Active dry yeast 20 1/2 Teaspoon
Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Granulated sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Eggs 2
Pure vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
Jam 2/3 Cup (10.67 tbs) ((your favourite jam))
For cream filling
Milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
All purpose flour
Pure vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
Softened butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Granulated sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Salt 1 Pinch


Getting Ready

Preheat oven to 325ºF (160ºF)


Cream filling Method:

In a saucepan, whisk together milk and flour while cooking over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. 

Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla. 

Transfer to a small bowl; cover and allow to cool to room temperature. 

With a mixer cream butter, sugar and salt until well-combined. 

Add the cooled milk mixture and beat until smooth.

Cake Method:

Heat milk, sugar, butter, and salt In a saucepan, just until warm (120ºF). 

In a bowl, stir together flour and yeast.

Add milk mixture to flour mixture. Then add eggs and vanilla. Cream together with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, then beat on high speed for 3 minutes. 

With beater on low, mix in remaining flour (dough will be very soft and sticky). 

Cover dough and chill for 2 to 24 hours.

Butter a 9"x2" heart-shaped cake pan. Transfer dough to pan and smooth to an even layer. 

Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until double in size. 

Place in the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. 

Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes, then remove from pan and turn top-side up. 

Cool completely on wire rack. 


Slice cake in half horizontally; remove top. 

Place bottom layer, cut-side up, on a serving plate. 

Spread cream filling and then the jam to edges. Place top layer of cake on filling, cut-side down.

Dust cake with powdered sugar; drizzle with jam.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 10650Calories from Fat 2002

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 228 g350.8%

Saturated Fat 129 g645%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1664 mg69.33%

Total Carbohydrates 1863 g621%

Dietary Fiber 76 g304%

Sugars 297 g

Protein 268 g536%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet