Mini Valentine’s Day Recipe

Delight your Valentine with a charming and whimsical Mini Valentine’s Day Cake that hides a sweet surprise within its layers. This delightful dessert features a rich, moist cake with colorful Valentine’s Day M&Ms nestled in the center, making each slice a festive and fun celebration of love.


  • 1 box cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 bags Valentine’s Day M&Ms
  • 1 can vanilla icing
  • Valentine’s Day sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray mini cake pans with cooking spray.
  2. Mix cake batter with eggs, water, and oil according to package directions.
  3. Fill pans about 3/4 full and bake for 17-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool.
  4. Fill the center of one cake layer with M&Ms.
  5. Apply icing around the M&Ms and place the second cake layer on top, hollow side down.
  6. Frost the entire cake. Start at the bottom and make rows of M&Ms around the cake, working up to the top. Finish with more M&Ms and Valentine’s Day sprinkles.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 4 mini cakes
Category: Desserts
Method: Baking
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian


  • Use a cake leveler to ensure the bottom of your cake layers are flat for easy assembly.
  • Get creative with the filling! Try different candies or sprinkles for a personalized touch.
  • If you have leftover batter, bake extra cakes, cool them, and freeze for later treats.


  1. Can I make this cake gluten-free?
    Yes, simply use a gluten-free cake mix to make this dessert suitable for those with gluten sensitivities.
  2. What other types of icing can I use?
    Feel free to experiment with different flavors such as chocolate, strawberry, or cream cheese icing to tailor the cake to your taste preferences.
  3. How can I make the cakes more moist?
    Adding an extra 1/4 cup of sour cream or replacing the water with milk can help make the cakes more moist and rich.

This Mini Valentine’s Day Cake with Candy Surprise offers a delightful and tasty way to celebrate a day of love and affection. Not only does it look festive and attractive, but the hidden candy surprise inside makes each bite an exciting discovery. Perfect for an intimate celebration, these mini cakes are sure to impress and delight your Valentine.

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