My Funny Valentine Cake

This fun heart-shaped cake is made with banana-flavored quick bread muffin mix. Candy makes a cute face for this sweet dessert.

My Funny Valentine Cake
Cool 10 mins Bake 350°F 55 mins to 1 hr


  • 1 14 ounce box banana-flavored quick-bread muffin mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • Red food-coloring marker
  • 1 12 ounce can whipped vanilla frosting
  • Red icing color
  • 1 cup rolled fondant
  • 2 red M&M's

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour the inside of a 2-1/2- to 3-quart ovenproof glass bowl, such as Pyrex. In a medium bowl, combine quick-bread mix with water, eggs, and oil. Stir for 1 minute, or until well blended. Pour into prepared glass bowl.

2. Place glass bowl on a baking sheet and bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes. Invert cake onto wire rack and let cool completely.

3. Draw the shape of a heart onto the inverted cake using food-coloring marker. Cut to shape into a heart, using a sharp knife. Tint frosting red using icing color; frost cake. Using your fingers, shape fondant into arms with hands and legs with sneaker-covered feet. Roll a piece of fondant out to flatten and make eyes, mouth, and nose for face; attach to cake. Place 2 red M&M's into fondant circles for eyes.