Simply Sweet Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes

Want ideas on how to end Valentine's Day on a sweet note? Try one of these romantic little desserts, from mini cakes and fondue to cookies and tartlets.

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Love Note Cupcakes
Love Note Cupcakes

    Decorate these sweet cupcakes with love messages like "Be Mine" and share them with your valentine for a simple Valentine's Day treat.

Individual Brownie Trifles

    Layers of brownies, whipped cream, and raspberries make a scrumptious Valentine's Day dessert.

Mini Raspberry and White Chocolate Whoopie Pies

    These sweet whoopie pies combine layers of white chocolate, raspberry preserves, and mascarpone to make a romantic Valentine's Day dessert.

Chocolate-Ancho Creme Brulee

    Spice things up after your Valentine's Day dinner with this luscious creme brulee recipe -- ground ancho chile pepper adds a subtle kick

The Original Chocolate Fondue

    The best kind of romantic dessert is one that you share -- our chocolate fondue is topped with chopped peanuts and a swirl of marshmallow creme and just takes 15 minutes to make.

German Chocolate Cupcakes

    These rich and flavorful chocolate cupcakes are garnished with a layer of chocolate-pecan ice cream and caramel ice cream topping -- the perfect dessert to satisfy your sweetheart's sweet tooth.

Cheesecake Brownies

    This decadent dessert combines two of our favorites, cheesecake and brownies, and is small and sweet -- and easy to share with a loved one.

So-Easy Chocolate Souffle

    You don't need to be an experienced baker to impress your chocolate-loving valentine -- this recipe has four ingredients and requires just 15 minutes to make.

Raspberry Velvet Melange

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

Chocolate-Cherry Stack Cake

    Creamy layers of cherry-flavored frosting between each tier of rich chocolate cake make this dessert unforgettable. Chocolate-covered cherries are a gorgeous topper.

Mocha Truffle Tartlets

    Melted dark chocolate and creamy coffee-flavored mousse make these tartlets a hit; save time by making them with store-bought phyllo pastry.

Chocolate Pillows

    Wonton wrappers are filled with a buttery mixture of red wine, melted chocolate, and tart cherries; vanilla ice cream sprinkled with chocolate shavings completes the treat.

Cherry Baby Cakes

    Mini vanilla cakes are filled with cherry marmalade; maraschino cherries make a quick and easy topper.

Very Raspberry Frappes

    A perfectly balanced ration of fruit to milk to gelato creates a frothy dessert that's too thick for a straw but perfect for a spoon. Substitute your favorite fruits if you like.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cakes

    Upside-down cupcakes are smothered in luscious ganache and topped off with a fresh strawberry.

Fudge Brownie Tartlets

    A decedent homemade frosting fills buttery pastry shells; serve it with tawny port or espresso.

Rum-Laced Chocolate Fondue

    This rich fondue looks impressive and is ready in minutes; serve it with strawberries, petite croissants, fortune cookies, or shortbread for dipping.

Chocolate-Malted Mousse

    Malted milk balls make a comeback in this chocolaty mousse topped with coco-flavored whipped cream.

Choco-Berry Tartlets

    A sweet and creamy chocolate-raspberry-coconut blend fills these moist tartlets; serve them with espresso or a glass of Shiraz.

Apricot Cakes for Two

    Apricot frosting with a hint of raspberry liqueur makes ordinary pound cake special; fresh flowers on top spiff things up.

Bittersweet Chocolate-Walnut Meringue Kisses

    For light-and-airy meringues, gradually add sugar to egg whites, and then bake the mixture at a low temperature (no peeking!) for a crisp exterior and tender center.

Banana Bread Pudding and a Kiss

    A chocolate truffle or kiss dresses up classic banana bread pudding; try it with a scoop of strawberry sorbet.

White Chocolate & Raspberry Cookies

    Jazz up classic butter cookies with raspberry preserves and melted white chocolate; serve them with chocolate gelato.

Coconut Macaroons

    Tender coconut macaroons pair beautifully with raspberry or strawberry sorbet.

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