Betty's Individual Heart-Shaped Cakes--for Valentine's Day!

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Aug. 06, 2013

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make an Individual Heart-Shaped Cake for Valentine's Day. You may use Red Currant Chocolate Ganache Frosting to ice the cake, or any chocolate icing may be used.


Shortcake 4 , frozen (Hostess shortcakes)
Red currant jelly 4 Tablespoon , divided
Chocolate frosting/Red currant ganache frosting 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (as needed)
Red cinnamon candies 2 Tablespoon (as needed)



1. Place shortcakes on a lined tray and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight to make it easy to handle.


2. Make indentation in the middle shortcake and fill each one of them a tablespoon of jelly.

3. In pairs, invert one over the top of another, allowing the jelly-filled centers to meet.

4. Place cookie cutter on top of the double shortcake as shown in the video and using a serrated knife cut around and giving it a heart shape. If the shortcake is still frozen it will be very easy to cut. Pull the cut off pieces away.

5. Remove crumbs and excess jelly. Spread frosting on top and sides.


6. While the frosting is still moist, place red cinnamon candies in the shape of a heart on top. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


7. Serve and enjoy!

For red currant ganache frosting please check out this link - Betty's Red Currant Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 591Calories from Fat 95

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 511 mg21.29%

Total Carbohydrates 125 g41.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 87 g

Protein 6 g12%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet