Making a piñata cake has been on my baking bucket list for over a year. I think they are so amazing but also a little intimidating at the same time. But I’m here to tell you that this heart piñata cake is very easy to make. I kept it simple, so even a beginner can make this cake. You don’t have to be an advanced baker to make this cake. If you can mix a cake mix then you can make this cake!
To make this Heart Piñata Cake you will need the following –
For the Cake –
For the frosting –
You can save a little money and only buy one heart-shaped pan, that’s what I did. Just know it will extend your baking time. Because this is a piñata cake, having 4 layers does work best but you could do 3 layers if you would like.
First, it’s time to start baking those cake layers!
Mix your cake mix according to the directions. I mixed each box individually. Baked 2 layers then mixed the next box.
Once your cake mix is ready, spray the heart pan with the baking spray. Pour half the batter in the pan and bake. I baked my layers for 20-25 minutes per layer.
Let the cakes cool. Trim the tops so they are even.
Take the heart-shaped cookie cutter and cut a heart in the center of 2 of the cakes. Make sure they are both in the same place so they line up when you layer them.
Next up is frosting the cake!
You will need a stand mixer for this. If you prefer, you can also buy buttercream from your local bakery or used canned frosting.
With the paddle attachment, beat the butter until it’s fluffy.
Gradually mix in the powdered sugar.
Stir in the vanilla extract.
Mix in a little of heavy whipping cream until your buttercream is smooth and fluffy.
Frost the bottom layer of your cake.
Place one of the layers with the heart cut out on top of that layer and frost the layer.
Add the second layer with the heart cut out on top of the previous layer. Be sure the hearts line up. Frost the layer and then use some frosting and frost the inside of the heart.
Pour conversation hearts into the heart until it is full but be sure it is level so when you place the top on the cake it will lay flat.
Flip the last cake layer upside down and place on top of the cake.
Frost the whole cake with the remaining buttercream.
Place the conversation hearts all over the cake.
Now you are ready to serve!
When you slice into the cake, the conversation hearts will pour out of the cake. That’s what makes this a piñata cake!
If you love this cake check out some of our other cake recipes.