Simply Sweet Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes
Jam-Filled Hand Pies
There's more to pie than the slice. These pretty hand pies are the perfect way to indulge without having to share. We think they're best filled with strawberry jam or chocolate hazelnut spread.
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.
Dark Chocolate Pudding
Valentine's Day is the perfect time to indulge in something decadent. This rich dark chocolate pudding is just that—with an extra sprinkle of cinnamon. Top each bowl with a swirled heart made from whipped cream.
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.
Red Velvet Heart Cookies
Red velvet cake takes cookie form in these adorable Valentine's Day sweets. Add designs with our free stencils and a shake of powdered sugar. These sugar-dusted treats also make a wonderful DIY gift.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chocolate Bread Pudding
As dessert or a luscious breakfast, this rich chocolaty bread pudding is Valentine's Day baking on-point.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cinnamon Sugar Sticks
Shortbread-like sticks make great companions for cinnamon candies. Bake and cut the sticks, then dip in white chocolate and sprinkle with crushed cinnamon candies.
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.
Triple-Chocolate Cake Balls
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.
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.
The ultimate "I love you" treat is a box of chocolate-covered strawberries. Here's how to make them at home.
Combine your dessert and after-dinner coffee into one! This chilled tiramisu-inspired concoction is made with coffee liqueur and creme de cacao to give you the perfect ending to your Valentine's Day meal.
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.
Chocolate Squares with Cinnamon Candies
Top chocolate treats with cinnamon candies for a sweet Valentine's Day look. This recipe takes just 15 minutes of prep.
Conversation Heart Cut-Out Cookies
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.
Sweetheart Chocolate Martini
Candy conversation hearts are the quintessential Valentine's Day treat! Place one cute-as-can-be candy on the rim of this ultra-rich chocolate drink and serve to your sweetie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bittersweet Chocolate Bark with Cinnamon Candies
Chocolate and cinnamon always go great together on Valentine's Day. Melt some bittersweet chocolate and mix in a sprinkling of cinnamon candies to make bark candy that's a sweet surprise for the holiday.
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.
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.
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.
Valentine’s Day Heart Cinnamon Rolls
Make Valentine’s Day morning extra sweet with a plate of freshly-baked heart-shaped cinnamon rolls. Start with a can of store-bought cinnamon rolls (we used an 8-count refrigerated roll). Preheat the oven following package directions, open the tube and carefully unroll one cinnamon roll. Shape the roll by bringing the ends together like you're forming a circle and pulling down on the bottom to create a point. Repeat for the rest of the rolls, placing them in a 9-inch round cake pan so the points meet in the center. Bake the rolls according to package directions. Top with icing and small cinnamon candies or sprinkles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chocolate Stout Shake
A creamy mix of vanilla bean ice cream, fudge, and dark stout beer makes a perfect adults-only shake to share. A chocolate-covered pretzel rod adds a subtle salty contrast.