Melting Heart Bundt Cake – A Valentine Rainbow Cake Recipe

by Sugar on February 7, 2012 · 62 comments

Melting Heart Bundt Cake – A Valentine Rainbow Cake Recipe Print

My Rainbow Bundt Cakes have been a fun cake to make for any holiday. They are easy to make because all you basically need is some Cake mix, frosting, food coloring and a tube pan or Bundt pan.

The best part about making this dessert is that it’s so fun and easy and it taste great too. Each one becomes a work of art because you never know how it’s going to turn out until you slice it. All the colors twist and swirl as it bakes and it creates a fun dessert that everyone loves.

For this Valentine version, I used Red, Pink, Black and White but you can certainly vary the colors and do it any way you like. If you would like to see a video of me making this cake for Halloween. Just go here: http://www.cookingwithsugar.com/amazing-halloween-rainbow-party-bundt-cake-recipe/

Melting Heart Bundt Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® Dark Chocolate cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • Black food coloring (I use the Black McCormick)
  • Red food coloring (I use the Red McCormick)
  • 1 (12 oz) can Betty Crocker® Whipped Fluffy White Frosting
  • Colored Sprinkles (optional)

Directions:

Heat oven to 325°F. Generously grease a 12-cup tube (Bundt) cake pan. Make cake batters as directed on boxes. Divide the white cake into two separate bowls.

Add some red food coloring to one bowl and mix to the desired shade of pink.  Then, add red to the other and mix to the desired color red.

Pour 2/3 of the chocolate cake batter into a bowl and mix with a few drops of the black food coloring. Discard the remainder of the batter or use it for cupcakes. (You only need 2/3 of the chocolate cake batter, because if you use the whole thing in won’t fit in the tube pan).

Pour 1/2 of the chocolate cake mix into the bottom of the greased pan. Carefully pour the pink over the chocolate, making sure you don’t stir it. Just pour it on top.

Then, carefully pour the red batter over the pink batter and pour in the remainder of the chocolate.

Bake as directed on box or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes.

Turn pan upside down onto cooling rack that is placed over a cookie sheet. Cool cake completely, about 30 minutes.

Once cake is cool, equally divide your frosting into 3 bowls. Use the food coloring again to make one bowl red, one bowl pink and leave one white.

Microwave each bowl of frosting for a few seconds on high until it is smooth enough to drizzle over the cake. With a spoon, drizzle the pink frosting back and forth around the whole ring in a striping pattern until you use it all. Then do the same with the red and then the white.

Sprinkle with colored sprinkles if using.

Set cake aside to dry. Store loosely covered and unrefrigerated.

Cake can be made a day or two in advance.

 

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Amy says:

I ended up using more of the chocolate cake mix than the pink & red cake mix. Hopefully it will turn out just as pretty as yours. Made the Christmas version & was a hit. Thank you.

Sugar says:

I’m sure it turned out great. Post a picture on Facebook if you can. :)

TheresaM says:

Sugar, I am so glad I ran across you on YouTube for the Halloween Cake (which I bought the ingredients for but never ended up making, LOL) so now that the girls and I are stuck in the house today (cold Michigan weather, snow and a dead Van battery…) we will make the Valentine Cake! WooHoo So Excited to turn our day around! Your Breakfast Salad looks awesome as well; can’t wait to try that! THANKS AGAIN!

Sugar says:

Oh I am sorry you were stuck in the house too but those days can be the best some times. I hope it was a fun one. Try the salad too and let me know how you like it. Oh and make sure you share my site with family and friends on facebook. :)

I love this cake I will have to do a Halloween one, the kids will love this. Thanks for Sharing.

Sugar says:

I’m so glad you liked it. Thanks for the feedback. :)

Yadira says:

I am having a hard time finding the Black food coloring. Any suggestions??

Sugar says:

You can just use the chocolate cake without the color or you can order it online or try a craft store.

Joyce G says:

I make this cake in all the holiday colors, for work. My co-workers love it and they can’t believe its as simple as it is. Just made one for Easter, purple, green and pink, with a little bit of yellow between the layers.

Sugar says:

So glad you like it. It is a fun cake for any holiday. Thanks for sharing your feedback.

Sugar

Terri says:

What a very pretty cake. I also watched your Halloween video, so cool! I will try this one for sure. Thank you.

Ter ;)

Sugar says:

Great! Happy Baking. :)

Mary Jane says:

I took the idea for this cake and I actually put in the colors for Mardi Gras, (purple, gold and green). The colors on the inside came out pretty good except for I didnt put enough gold in it. The frosting was another story! I guess I will have to try it again next year to get it right.
The cake was super yummy though! Everyone loved it.

Sugar says:

Oh I’m sure it was great. Thanks for the feedback. I never had a chance to make mine because I wasn’t feeling well this week so it’s nice to know you did.

XXOO Sugar

Bonnie Doman says:

Thank you Sugar! I made this for my family last night! They loved it! I did, however run out of red food coloring :( I must have used too much in the cake batter…so I had to get my daughter to get more, lol. My friend, April made one too,.and she ran out of red food coloring,.too! I asked her why she didnt give me a heads up, lol! Loved it though!

Sugar says:

I’m so glad you liked it. I use the 1 oz Mc Cormick one and it seems to be more than enough. I should make a note of that. Thanks for the feedback. :)

Sugar

Laura says:

Just made this for my hubby…he loved it…thanks for sharing:)

Sugar says:

Laura,

So glad he liked it. Thanks for the feedback.

Sugar

Lisa says:

Just like Heather, I found your reciped on BC’s FB page. OHHHHH MYYYYYY. Must follow you now, too. ;)

Sugar says:

Hi Lisa,

So nice to meet you. I love spreading fun and joy from my kitchen to others. I do hope you try some of my other recipes.

Thanks for posting and have a Happy Valentines Day.

Sugar :)

Patty says:

Was thinking about making this in cupcakes so I could dole them out. Do you think this would work? How long to cook? Thanks. Made the Christmas one, everyone loved it.

Sugar says:

Patty,

Sure it will work. Just cool them so they are cool to the touch this way the frosting won’t melt on them.

Have a Happy Valentines Day!

Sugar

Patty says:

Thanks Sugar. Love your recipes. Keep on cooking!

Sugar says:

Patty you are so sweet. Thanks honey. :)

Sugar

Heather says:

Sugar,
I found this recipe via the Betty Crocker Facebook Page… & I have to admit I can’t bake worth a tart… <– teehehe :P But this looks so simple and yummy! This year is mine and my boyfriends first Valentines Day together & I am just ruining my kitchen trying to make the perfect Valentines Day meal! This has helped, I was so close to bashing my head into the counter! :) Thank You! I will visit your site often now that I have discovered it! You should thank the Betty Crocker FB page :) God Bless!

Sugar says:

Heather,

WOW!! I didn’t even know it was featured there. I will be sure to go and check it out. I’m sure your dinner will be great. Thank you for the feedback. It is so nice to meet you. :)

Sugar

Jennifer Walter says:

Would this work with a regular chocolate cake. I am not a fan of Dark Chocolate…

Sugar says:

Sure I have made them in all flavors.

Nan says:

Just for clarification…the cake is to be cooled UPSIDE-DOWN? Your pic shows it right-side-up. Thanks!

Sugar says:

Nan,

Once I flip it out of the pan I turn it rightside up so it doesn’t flatten out but it doesn’t realy matter.

Have fun making it.

Sugar

Sugar says:

Sure I have made them in all flavors. :)

Matt says:

i am so gonna make this! and the cannolis, and everything else you make haha. you’re like the italian mother i never had.

Sugar says:

Great to know Matt.

Happy Cooking and thanks for the feedback.

Sugar :)

Mary Jane says:

I saw the Halloween one and just loved it! However, I cant wait that long to try this so Im going to make a Mardi Gras one with Green, yellow and purple! Im hoping it turns out ok.
Mary Jane

Sugar says:

Mary Jane,

That is a great idea. I haven’t done one yet for Mardi Gras but I plan to. Send me photos if you make it.

Enjoy!

Sugar

i love this sugar valentines day is getting nearer thanks for this because i dont have to think a recipe to cook on valentines day and it look so yummy im sure my hubby will love this! :)

Reem says:

I love the cake and I love the way it looks with all these bright colors i hope u get my comment

Sugar says:

Reem,

You are so sweet to take the time to write to me. Thanks for the feedback and if you make the cake let me know how it goes.

Sugar :)

I also have the same memories as you growing up. I am soo glad I found you. I am now retired here in the Ozarks, far away from where I grew up on “The Hill” in St. Louis. I am the token Italian down here. Now I feel I have an Italian neighbor in you. I will soon be 72 . When my father died he took his spedini stuffing recipe with him. Do you have one? Thank you and God Bless you. Jo Ann.

Sugar says:

Oh Jo Ann you are so sweet. The Ozarks!! WOW! You are far from home. Thank you for your lovely feedback. My mom makes wonderful spedini but she never made a stuffing. How did your dad serve it?

Keep me posted.

Sugar

Erin says:

I love this cake every time you make it. Such a great idea for every holiday!

Sugar says:

I know right. My daughter was the one who asked me to make one for Valentines Day and she named it. :) Very fun.

suez kitchen says:

This looks really cool! I’ll have to be careful the kids don’t get too excited and turn the color to mud! Definitely gonna try this!

Sugar says:

Oh it’s so fun. Just make sure you don’t mix the colors together in the pan. Just pour them in so they rest on top of each other.

Enjoy!

Sugar

Gary C says:

Dear Sugar,

I want to thank you for all the wonderful recipes you send my way. Yet, it is your passion for cooking and your spirited good nature that is truly the blessing. I honestly look forward to receiving your e-mails – they bring happiness, joy, and anticipation for a new recipe – a chance to make something wonderful.
The Melting Bundt Cake is especially timely – my daughter has a birthday on Valentine’s Day, and I always make a special cake. This year it will be sensational, thanks to you, Sugar.
May God bless you, and I sincerely thank you for allowing me to keep a part om my Italian heritage alive.
Gary C

Gary C says:

typo – sorry, Sugar: OF my Italian heritage.
Thank you, Gary C.

Sugar says:

Oh you are funny Gary :)

Sugar says:

Oh Gary how sweet of you to take the time to write such nice feedback. I hope your daughter has a beautiful birthday.

God Bless.

Sugar :)

I LOVE this idea! I repinned it on Pinterest…so glad I found it!

Sugar says:

Thank you Jennifer. It is such a fun cake to make. :)

Sugar

Janet says:

Love this Sugar! Thanks for sharing. I did do a Christmas one and Halloween one.

Sugar says:

Thanks Janet. It is fun for every holiday. :)

alexs says:

hey that looks so cool

Sugar says:

Thanks for the feedback. :)

Sugar says:

Thanks for the sweet feedback Jennifer. :)

Sugar says:

That came out great Meg. I love it!