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Chocolate Sweetheart Cakes for Two


2 hours
Skill Level
2 small cakes

This is the perfect chocolate cake recipe for two. Make two beautiful heart shaped cakes to celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetheart. Get creative with the designs on top to make it feel special.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Bake Time
20 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour


  • 3/4 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup
    granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup
    packed light brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsps
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/2 cup
  • 3 Tbsps
    vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
Add a Garnish

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
8-inch baking pan 8-inch baking pan
mixing bowl mixing bowl
whisk or spoon whisk or spoon
wire rack wire rack
cutting board cutting board
microwave microwave
3-1/4 inch cookie cutter 3-1/4 inch cookie cutter

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 8-inch square baking pan.


Stir together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla; beat with whisk or spoon until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.


Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.


Transfer to cutting board. Using 3-1/4 inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut cake into 4 hearts. Prepare Chocolate Frosting; spread over tops of two hearts. Place remaining two hearts on top. Garnish as desired.

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