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Valentine Pinata Cake Recipe

Valentine’s Day Piñata Cake Recipe with Conversation Hearts Candy

Easy to bake, this Valentine’s Day Piñata Cake can be your unique way to say 'I Love You.'

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake recipe, pinata cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Cooling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 32 minutes
Servings 6
Author Celebrate Woman


  • 1 box Cake mix, yellow or white
  • 3-4 cups Frosting
  • 1 bag Conversation hearts candy, 7 oz bag
  • Wilton Spray and Seal optional


  1. Heat the oven as per instructions on the Cake Mix: 350 F

  2. Make cake mix as per box instructions.

    Valentine Pinata Cake Recipe
  3. Line baking sheet with tin foil to cover all edges and corners. Pour cake mix into the baking sheet and spread evenly on the surface.

    Valentine Pinata Cake Recipe
  4. Bake 18-22 minutes, until lightly golden brown.

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  5. Cool the cake completely. I allow it to cool for an hour to assure that there won't be any frosting melting when we use it over the cake.

  6. Use 5 inch cookie cutter to cut 6 Hearts.

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  7. Use 3 inch cookie cutter to cut the centers out of the bigger 4 hearts.

    Valentine Pinata Cake Recipe
  8. Optional: Spray the cake layers with Wilton's Spray and Seal – it reduces crumbs and stickiness. But if you do not have this spray, you will be OK.

  9. Cut a small cake board into a heart shape, that is just a bit bigger than your heart cake. Or you can use any cake board that will hold your cake.

  10. Set one full cake on the cake board. Pipe some icing around the edge of the cakes, then stack them on top of each other. Use icing sparingly. Frost and stack all 4 of the cut-out cakes.

    Valentine Pinata Cake Recipe
  11. Pour conversation heart candies into the center of the cake. Pipe frosting around the edge of the top cut-out cake and set the remaining whole cake on top. Use any remaining icing to fill in between the layers around the outside of the cake.

    Valentine Pinata Cake Recipe
  12. Decorate to your liking!