Your sweetheart will love these scrumptious Mini Conversation Heart Cakes with White Chocolate Ganache Glaze. Each colorful cake looks just like a conversation heart candy and is imprinted with a special message for Valentine’s Day.
It’s that time of year when store shelves are filled with conversation hearts. Do you love ’em or hate ’em?
I’m kind of in the middle. I’ll eat them if they are in front of me, but can’t say I’d go out of my way to get my hands on the Valentine’s Day candies. The ones pictured above have been in my candy drawer since last year if that tells you how much I like them.
I do, however, love how they look. As a kid I thought it was so fun to open a box to see what new sayings were imprinted onto the heart shaped treats. Over the years I’ve made my ever popular Conversation Heart Cheesecakes, along with a Conversation Heart Pinata Cake, Conversation Heart Pastries, Conversation Heart Mug Hug Cookies, Conversation Heart Toast, and even Conversation Heart Fudge. It’s about time I finally made some cute Mini Conversation Heart Cakes.
All of my heart shaped desserts taste decidedly better than the candies but look just as fun.
To make these little cakes you’ll want to whip up your favorite white cake batter or just use a cake mix like I did. Then divide the batter into 6 bowls (or fewer if you want to make this easier on yourself) and color each to match the colors of the candies. I created pretty pastel orange, yellow, pink, purple, blue and green cake batter.
Then pour the batter into a silicone heart mold and bake. I used 3 Wilton 6-cavity silicone heart molds and made 3 of each color cake. Level the cooled cakes then glaze them with a matching color of white chocolate ganache. After the ganache sets firm, you can add the conversation heart sayings .
If you can pipe frosting neatly, you can pipe on the messages. You could also use a paint brush and red food coloring. I opted to brush edible red luster dust over a conversation heart stencil to get nearly perfect letters.
Watch this video to see how you can make these Mini Conversation Heart Cakes for Valentine’s Day:
You can find supplies needed to make these Conversation Heart Cakes on amazon (commission earned for sales).
- 4 cups cake batter (1 cake mix or your favorite recipe)
- orange, yellow, pink, purple, blue, and green food coloring
- 24 ounces white chocolate finely chopped (4 ounces for each color)
- 18 tablespoons heavy whipping cream (3 tablespoons for each color)
- 6 teaspoons light corn syrup
- edible red luster dust
- Divide cake batter into 6 bowls.
- Color each bowl a different conversation heart color using food coloring.
- Divide each batter into 3 heart shaped cavities in a silicone mold.
- Bake for 12-16 minutes until you press down on the center of a cupcake and the indentation springs back.
- Remove and let cool for 15 minutes.
- Pop the molds in the freezer for at least 30 minutes until the cakes are chilled and firm.
- Push cakes out of mold.
- Cut off the domed part of each cake. Save both halves.
- To make each color of white chocolate ganache, combine 4 ounces white chocolate with 3 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream and 1 teaspoon corn syrup.
- Heat in microwave for 30 seconds.
- Let sit for 3 minutes then stir until melted and smooth.
- Or melt in a double boiler set over low heat.
- Set cakes on a cooling rack.
- Pour glaze over 3 of the flat heart shaped cakes.
- Scoop up any glaze that drips off the cakes and use to glaze the smaller domed heart shaped cakes (which you can enjoy as a snack).
- Pick up cakes and set on a baking sheet.
- Set aside for 2-4 hours (or freeze for 1 hour then set at room temperature for 1 hour) until the glaze feels dry to the touch.
- Set a stencil over top of a cake.
- Brush red luster dust over the stencil.
- Remove stencil and repeat with the remaining cakes.
Have fun making these Mini Conversation Heart Cakes. If you make them and share pictures online be sure to link back to this tutorial, mention Hungry Happenings, and use #hungryhappenings.
Be sure to check out all my other festive Valentine’s Day Desserts too.