Valentine Love Heart cakes…

I use to love, love, love, love heart sweets when I was little. Could not eat them, fast enough.

Ripping the packaging off to see what the next one said.

 “keep cool”

“in love” 

“cool dude”

 When I saw this tube of little packs in the pound shop, I could not wait to make something with them….

I did not expect them to go as fast as this though!!

Makes 12


  • 125g Self raising flour (sieved)
  • 125g Golden Caster sugar
  • 125g Margarine
  • 2 Eggs
  • 25g Coco powder
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 tablespoons milk


  • 140g Icing sugar
  • 100g Margarine
  • 2 tablespoon summer fruit dilute pop


  • 10 love heart sweets for crushing
  • 12 for the tops of the cakes


  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Place 12 muffin bun cases in a 12 holed muffin tray.
  3. Place the margarine and golden caster sugar in a bowl and mix together with an electric whisk.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time with a little of the flour.
  5. Mix in the remaining flour and coco powder milk and vanilla essence.
  6. Spoon the mixture evenly between the muffin cases.
  7. Cook in the middle of a preheated oven for around 25 minutes.
  8. Once cooked place on a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

Making the icing:

  1. Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl and add the butter and pop. Whisk all together.
  2. Place into a icing bag and pipe onto the buns.
  3. Put 10 sweets into a food bag and crush them  with a rolling pin.
  4. Sprinkle onto the cakes
  5. Place a love heart sweet into the middle of each


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.



  1. Stephanie F
    February 9, 2013 / 5:30 pm

    Ooooh good gosh… cupcakes are my weak point. Those looks so YUMMY. Ok you've convinced me to get cupcakes for Valentines day :)Stephanie

    • Claire Justine
      February 12, 2013 / 4:30 pm

      Thanks Stephanie πŸ™‚

  2. Ofelia
    February 9, 2013 / 7:05 pm

    They went fast because they were made with love!

    • Claire Justine
      February 12, 2013 / 4:30 pm

      Thanks, whoo they were πŸ™‚

  3. Winnie
    February 9, 2013 / 7:09 pm

    Wowwwww these are sooooooooooooooooooo SWEET !!We don't celebrate Valentine's Day but we have a similar holiday in a few months, and these would be Great.I'd love to make these for other other-half β™₯

    • Claire Justine
      February 12, 2013 / 4:31 pm

      Arr thanks Winnie πŸ™‚

  4. Judy Haughton-James
    February 9, 2013 / 11:41 pm

    I am not surprised that they went quickly Clairejustine! They look so yummy!

    • Claire Justine
      February 12, 2013 / 4:32 pm

      Thanks Judy πŸ™‚

  5. Sarah Park
    February 10, 2013 / 2:30 am

    This is absolutely perfect to prepare for the Valentines. I am not fond of giving expensive gifts, but rather cook something sweet. My husband and I both have sweet tooth.

    • Claire Justine
      February 12, 2013 / 4:32 pm

      Thanks for the comment Sarah πŸ™‚

  6. TinaΒ΄s PicStory
    February 10, 2013 / 10:08 pm

    that looks so yummy! πŸ™‚

    • Claire Justine
      February 12, 2013 / 4:33 pm

      Thanks Tina πŸ™‚

  7. Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon
    February 13, 2013 / 9:31 pm

    How sweet and delicious! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday this week!Take care, Trish

  8. Fluster Buster
    February 16, 2013 / 9:56 pm

    I found you from Sugar Bee Crafts! I'm your newest follower via GFC. I host Fluster Creative Muster Party on Wednesdays and I would love it if you would come by and party with us. Hope to see you there!Hugs, Smiles, and Blessings,Robin Fluster Buster

  9. Lisa
    February 17, 2013 / 2:23 am

    These are just adorable! They look so delicious. Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I hope you will be able to join us again next week. πŸ™‚

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