Simply Sweet Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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

Tiramisu Tippers

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

Homemade sugar cookies are so much better than candy. Customize your batch with names, sweet notes, or funny sayings. Package them up with one of our free printable tags for a delicious edible Valentine's Day gift. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Favorite Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread isn't just for Christmas -- make these heart-shape gingerbread cookies for your loved one on February 14. Topped with cream cheese frosting and cinnamon candies, these cookies finish the day on a sweet note.

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