Simply Sweet Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes

Sweeten your Valentine's Day with a scrumptious, romantic, or heart-shape dessert recipe. Whether your sweetie likes rich chocolate desserts, berry pies, or creme brulee, you're sure to win hearts with a delicious Valentine's Day dessert.

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    Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars

    These beautiful red velvet bars are the perfect Valentine's Day treat. Be sure to add a drizzle of chocolate over the yummy red velvet cheesecake filling.

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    Double-Mint Chocolate Cookies

    Calling all mint- and chocolate-lovers: These cookies were made for you. Wrap store-bought chocolate-mint patties in a homemade chocolate dough and bake. To finish, top cookies with Kisses chocolates.

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    Fudgy Cherry and Port Brownies

    Step up your brownie game this Valentine's Day with these chewy and decadent treats filled with dry cherries. Top with fresh raspberries for more fruity flavor.

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    Cherry Cobbler

    There is nothing better than an old-fashioned cherry cobbler, so why not try making one this Valentine's Day? The fruit dessert is topped with spoonfuls of sweet biscuit dough that turn golden brown when baked. For variety, replace the cherries with blueberries, peaches, or apples.

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    How to Make Tiramisu

    Don't forget about tiramisu when thinking about a dessert to make this Valentine's Day. Espresso, ladyfingers, chocolate, and creamy mascarpone cheese do no wrong in this Italian dessert.

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    Chocolate-Pistachio Heart Cookies

    These nutty cookies are almost too pretty to eat! Dip half of each finished chocolate cookie into melted chocolate and pistachios. These heart-shape desserts are perfect for Valentine's Day, but feel free to vary the shape depending on the season.

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    Fresh Strawberry Bars

    These strawberry bars boast a peanut butter base, which can be made and frozen ahead of time. In a pinch, simply thaw and top with strawberries and jam.

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    Chocolate Fondue

    Impress loved ones on February 14th by making your own chocolate fondue. You'll love our variations, whether you're looking for an original recipe or turtle sundae or s'mores flavors. Dip cake cubes, marshmallows, and/or fruit into the final product.

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    Red Velvet Cupcakes

    Red velvet could vie for the title Official Flavor of Valentine's Day (if it weren't for that pesky dark chocolate that always seems to take the win). These cupcakes hit all the holiday high notes: Taste, color, and a powdered-sugar dusting in the shape of a heart. Get the look by placing a heart-shape cookie on top before sprinkling.

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    Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

    The ultimate "I love you" treat is a box of chocolate-covered strawberries. Here's how to make them at home.

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    Bourbon Cranberry Cookies

    Something sweet (oat-and-chocolate cookies) with something salty (flaked sea salt) with something indulgent (3-ingredient Bourbon Ganache) makes an adults-only cookie that your valentine will swoon for.

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    Chocolate Bread Pudding

    As dessert or a luscious breakfast, this rich chocolaty bread pudding is Valentine's Day baking on-point.

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    Red Velvet Heart Cake

    Bake a heart-shape cake for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. Rows of almonds, raspberries, maraschino cherries, and icing stripe this chocolate-frosted red velvet cake for a sweet and romantic treat.

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    Best-Ever Vanilla Pudding

    Love is sure to be in the air when you serve this simple vanilla pudding decorated with heart-shape sprinkles. The silky dessert is easy to whip up and can be served hot or cold.

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    White-Chocolate Cherry Shortbread

    These shortbread cookies get their pink and red color from maraschino cherries and red food coloring. Nonpareils and edible glitter give them an extra touch.

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    Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cakes

    Creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread and rich chocolate swirl together in these gooey chocolate pudding cakes. Coffee or vanilla ice cream and sliced strawberries complete the indulgent Valentine's Day dessert.

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    Strawberry Crepes

    Whether as a sweet Valentine's Day dessert or a special wake-up breakfast on February 14, do-it-yourself crepes are a delicious way to celebrate the day.

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    Dark Chocolate Cake with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

    Brownie-textured cake layers are topped with smooth, rich buttercream frosting. The result? A decadent cake enjoyed by chocolate and fruit lovers alike.

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    Jelly Doughnut Cake

    Take a love of doughnuts to the next level. Layers of cream filling and ruby red jam between soft yellow cake mimic your sweetheart's favorite breakfast treat.

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    Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cakes

    This delightful pairing of rich dark chocolate and sweet-tart raspberries makes for the perfect Valentine's Day dessert. Chocolate truffle icing adds a sweet touch.

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    Chocolate Cannoli

    For a fancy finish to your romantic Valentine's Day dinner, serve your loved one a chocolaty twist on classic Italian cannoli. Rolled up with love in a homemade chocolate shell, creamy ricotta cheese flavored with cocoa and orange peel gets a gorgeous garnish from shaved dark chocolate.

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    Sparkling Grapefruit Sorbet Floats

    Prepare a Valentine's Day dessert that shines with the help of bubbly Prosecco. Pour the fizzy drink onto homemade grapefruit sorbet and scoops of vanilla ice cream for a sparkling sweet-tart indulgence.

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    Double-Cherry Slab Pie

    Gooey cherry filling is the key to charming your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. To thicken the fruity filling, we incorporated cornflakes with the cherries. Use heart-shape cookie cutters for a sweet reveal.

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    Triple-Chocolate Cake Balls

    Our Best-Ever Chocolate Cake mixes with cream cheese and graham cracker. Dunk the chocolately cake balls in more chocolate, then top with cocoa powder!

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    Raspberry-Chocolate Frozen Dessert

    Drizzled in chocolate sauce, this custardlike dessert gets a boost of elegance from fresh raspberries, toasted almonds, and dreamy dark chocolate. The easy Valentine's Day recipe is sweetened with honey rather than sugar for a more natural sweetness.

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    Double-Chocolate Brownies

    Fudgy, almond-studded brownies topped with a love note make a swoon-inducing Valentine's Day dessert worthy of true love. Don't skimp on the chocolate frosting -- heavy whipping cream gives it a smooth, velvety finish.

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    So-Easy Chocolate Ganache

    Ganache is a delicious way to top off many Valentine's Day desserts, and it's easier than you think.

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    Lavender-Lemon Pudding Cakes

    Softly sweet lavender infuses these mini lemon pudding cups with light ambrosial flavor. Make them in heart-shape ramekins to show extra love.

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    Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

    Every nibble of these honey-topped morsels features crumbly shortbread crust and classic cheesecake filling. The sweetest part? The naturally heart-shape strawberry slices.

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    Raspberry Swirl Brownies

    Fudgy brownies made with dark chocolate get a sweet surprise from a swirl of tart raspberry puree. Heart-shape cutouts give the dessert a charming finish.

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    Grapefruit Olive Oil Cake

    Pound cake gets a pink Valentine's Day makeover thanks to fresh grapefruit. The peel of the tart ingredient is used to flavor the deliciously dense cake, while the juice helps create a tangy syrup that complements the crunchy sugar topper.

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    Love Note Cupcakes

    Scrawling a love note in frosting is a sweet way to celebrate Valentine's Day. Start with a mix for German chocolate cupcakes, and top off the dessert with one (or all!) of our three frosting recipes.

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    Baked Raspberry Custards

    Show your love with a dreamy cup of vanilla custard. Sprinkle in raspberries or strawberry slices before baking these sweet, fruity bites.

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    No-Bake Truffle Treats

    Dote on your valentine with candies that look oh so charming but are finished in about a half-hour. With four flavors, one (or more) is sure to make your holiday sweeter.

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    Vanilla Dessert Sandwiches

    Get to the heart of your valentine with a decadent cutout cookie. Light and delicate, this sandwich cookie is crisp, but the filling is soft and sweet.

    Editor's Tip: Use tiny heart-shape cookie cutters to make the cutouts. A few drops of red food coloring will tint the filling pink. Or substitute chocolate frosting for the filling.

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    White Chocolate Cheesecake with Triple-Raspberry Sauce

    Your valentine will be smitten with this delightfully rich white chocolate cheesecake recipe. Raspberry sauce covers the dessert with a dramatic red flair.

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    Double-Chocolate Mascarpone Raspberry Pie

    Fresh raspberries, bittersweet chocolate, luscious mascarpone, and rich whipped cream pile into a flaky crust for this over-the-top Valentine's Day dessert. Top off each slice with a dollop of homemade white chocolate whipped cream.

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    Lemon Macarons with Cranberry-Mascarpone Filling

    Creamy mascarpone cheese fills these tender cookies with just the right Valentine's Day flourish. Tart cranberries and citrusy lemon peel add a subtle tangy kick.

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    Red Velvet Cheesecake

    Red is the color of Valentine's Day, but the taste of this luscious dessert recipe is all chocolate. This elegant cheesecake marries red velvet flavor with a creamy twist.

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    Raspberry Eclairs

    Exquisite is the only word for these raspberry-filled delights. As elegant as this special Valentine's Day dessert looks, the pastries are surprisingly easy to prepare, bake, and fill.

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    Chocolate-Cherry Stack Cake

    Creamy layers of cherry-flavor frosting between each tier of rich chocolate cake will make your Valentine's Day unforgettable. Chocolate-covered cherries are a gorgeous topper.

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    Raspberry Velvet Melange

    This airy chocolate-raspberry dessert offers a light bite at the end of your Valentine's Day dinner -- and it takes just a few minutes to prepare.

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    Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cakes

    The romance of chocolate-covered strawberries takes a delightfully elegant turn in this Valentine's Day dessert recipe. Upside-down cupcakes are smothered in rich ganache and topped with fresh strawberries.

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    Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Brownie Cookies

    This Valentine's Day, look to a classic flavor combination to please your sweetie. You can't go wrong when you fill crispy peanut butter cookies with sweet jam and chocolate.

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