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Making a Sweetheart Cake

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These sweet and dense cakes are reminiscent of a bar cookie. They are popular for celebrating Valentine's Day but a delicious dessert anytime. This is a page about making a sweetheart cake.


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This cake is simply delicious and way over the top for decadence. Made specially for Valentine's Day and your favorite Sweetheart, you'll only do this about once a year, so go ahead and treat you both. For this one day, we will not count calories.

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This is a cute cookie-layered red velvet cake you can make with a box mix, Oreo cookies, chocolate kisses, and heart-shaped candies. It was a big hit in both taste and appearance!

I purposely did not follow the ingredient suggestions on the cake mix box so it would be more dense. This is definitely a denser and decadent cake this way.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Sweetheart Crunch Cake on plate


  • 1 box (15 oz) red velvet cake mix
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 16 Oreo cookies
  • 50 Cookies 'n' Cream Hershey's Kisses
  • mini heart candies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, oil, milk, and egg until you have a smooth batter.
  2. mixing batter
  3. Lightly grease a 9x9 in. baking dish and pour in half the batter. Spread to distribute evenly.
  4. batter spread in Cake pan
  5. Place the cookies on top of this first layer. Use halves at some edges if they fit better so every bite has cookie.
  6. cookies spread on Cake
  7. Pour on the rest of the batter on top evenly.
  8. batter spread on cookie layer
  9. Bake for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  10. spread batter
  11. Place on a wired rack and top with the Hershey's Kisses straight away while the cake is still piping hot.
  12. kisses spread on hot Cake
  13. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then spread the Kisses around. If any are still a bit solid, pop in the warm oven for a couple minutes until softened, then spread.
  14. spreading kisses on Cake
  15. Let cake cool for 20 minutes, then add mini heart candies on top. Let cool completely, then place in fridge to set for an hour.
  16. hearts placed on Cake
  17. Cut and serve. Enjoy the moist red velvet, crunchy cookie layer, and the smooth yet crisp top. :)
  18. cut Sweetheart Crunch Cake
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September 21, 2017

A sweetheart cake is more like a brownie or cookie in texture. This particular recipe includes the addition of a delicious cream cheese based glaze.


This page contains a cream cheese sweetheart cake recipe.

Cream Cheese Sweetheart Cake - Finished Cake

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