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Swirl Valentine Cake ~ Super Easy Dessert Starts with a Boxed Cake Mix and Becomes the Perfect Easy Valentine's Day Dessert!
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5 from 3 votes

Valentine’s Swirl Cake

Super Easy Dessert Starts with a Boxed Cake Mix and Becomes the Perfect Easy Valentine's Day Dessert!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 box white cake mix + Ingredients to prepare cake
  • 1 Tbsp strawberry jello
  • 1 container white frosting
  • Pink Gel Food Coloring


  • Preheat oven to temperature on cake mix. Generously grease a fluted tube cake pan. Make cake batter according to directions on box.
  • Pour 1/2 of the batter into a small bowl; stir 1 Tbsp strawberry jello into cake mix until well mixed.
  • Pour 1/2 of the red cake batter into bottom of pan. Carefully pour remaining white batter over red batter. Top with the rest of the red batter. The red batter will not completely cover the white batter.
  • Bake as directed on box. Cool cake 5 minutes. Flip out of pan onto cooling rack and cool cake completely.
  • When cake is cooled, divide the frosting evenly into 2 microwaveable bowls. Microwave 1 bowl of frosting on high a few seconds until smooth enough to drizzle over cake. With spoon, drizzle all of the 1st bowl of microwaved frosting over the cake. Repeat microwaving second bowl. Stir in the pink gel food coloring. Drizzle over cake. *Note you do not need to use all the frosting!
  • Let the cake stand until frosting is set. Enjoy!



Serving: 1 | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 26mg | Sugar: 18g | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 0.8mg