44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (2024)

This collection of Valentine’s Day dessert recipes has everything you need to celebrate on February 14th – including cakes, cupcakes, candy, cheesecake bars, indulgent desserts, and more. Fromflourless chocolate cakeandcreme bruleeto festivered velvet cupcakes,cut-out sugar cookies,and easyhomemade peanut butter cups, there is definitely something for everyone!

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (1)

If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day inspiration, whether it’s a work party, a girl’s night in, a school party, fun with your kids, or celebrating with your significant other, I have 44+ of the best Valentine’s Day desserts for you!

I love February baking because it showcases my favorite types of desserts – decadent chocolates, rich cheesecakes, and all of the gorgeous pink frostings and sprinkles.

I’ve got you covered with all of the recipe inspiration you need!

Celebration-Worthy Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (2)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (3)

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Thesestrawberry cheesecake barsstart with a graham cracker crust, a layer of cheesecake, and then a baked strawberry-sour cream layer. A light, delicious, and portable dessert!

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

These easysugar cookie barsare super soft thanks to cream cheese in the dough and are topped with the best vanilla buttercream frosting. Use pink frosting and/or decorate with Valentine’s-themed sprinkles!

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (4)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (5)

The Baked Brownie

TheBaked Brownie! Totally famous and for good reason – they are rich, dense, fudge-like brownies.

Sweet and Salty Brownies

These are the ULTIMATEsalted caramel brownies! The batter from the super popular Baked brownie is used, with a layer ofhomemade salted caramel saucebaked right into the middle. Sprinkled with fleur de sel and coarse sugar, it’s a sweet/salty lover’s dream!

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (6)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (7)

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Rich, fudgy, and perfectly sweet, thisflourless chocolate cakeis the perfect dessert for any chocolate lover! Made with just 5 pantry staple ingredients, this naturally gluten-free cake is as easy to make as it is to enjoy.

Tiramisu

Dish out the besttiramisuyou’ll ever eat with this easy-to-follow recipe. Made with layers of coffee-dipped ladyfingers, Kahlua flavored mascarpone custard, and cocoa powder, this Italian dessert is perfect for an extra-special birthday, dinner party, or holiday!

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (8)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (9)

Easy Strawberry Shortcake

This classicstrawberry shortcake recipeis made completely from scratch! It starts withhomemade buttermilk biscuitsthat are topped with a fresh, macerated strawberry filling, andhomemade whipped cream.

Devil’s Food Cake

This traditionaldevil’s food cake recipeis easy and super moist. Filled and covered with seven minute frosting, it will quickly become a family favorite!

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (10)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (11)

Chocolate Pound Cake

Thischocolate pound cakeis a chocolate-lover’s dream come true… it’s dense and buttery and still has an amazingly rich chocolate flavor. Enjoy it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Red Velvet Roll Cake with White Chocolate-Cream Cheese Filling

A beautifulroll cakemade with red velvet cake batter and filled with a luscious cream cheese filling mixed with melted white chocolate.

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (12)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (13)

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

Thistriple chocolate mousse cakeis the trifecta of chocolate deliciousness. The bottom layer is a flourless chocolate cake… the middle layer is a light dark chocolate mousse… and the top layer is an even lighter white chocolate mousse. The combination of the three is rich, intensely flavorful and silky smooth.

Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake Roll

Thisangel food cake rollbakes up quickly and is filled with fresh strawberries folded into freshlywhipped cream. An easy, light, and delicious dessert.

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (14)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (15)

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

A homemade version of Reese’s peanut butter cups. This easy recipe comes together quickly and is great for gifting or stashing in your freezer! Grab asilicone heart moldand make them extra festive!

New York Cheesecake

Follow this classicNew York cheesecake recipefor a creamy, rich, and indulgent baked dessert. Serve it plain or with your favorite cheesecake toppings (strawberries and cherries are a great choice) for an impressive dessert!

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (16)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (17)

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Treat yourself with a slice (or two) of this divinered velvet cheesecake. Tender red velvet cake sandwiches creamy cheesecake for the ultimate dessert pairing. Based on the Cheesecake Factory’s decadent version, this unforgettable cheesecake recipe is perfect for Valentine’s Day, date night in, or just because.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Red velvet whoopie pies(or gobs, depending on where you live) are filled with cream cheese frosting and are perfect for Valentine’s Day dessert!

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (18)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (19)

Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

This is the absolute BESTcut-out sugar cookie recipe, hands-down! No softening butter, no chilling dough, they bake up super soft with no spreading and keep their shape each and every time. Use your favoritecookie cuttersand eat them plain or decorate them with an easybuttercreamorroyal icing. (A fun idea: use a heart-shaped cookie cutter anddecorate them like Sweethearts conversation heart candies!)

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Thesechocolate sugar cookiesare thick, incredibly chewy, and even more chocolatey. They have such a deep flavor and the perfect sugar cookie texture. You can make these into heart cookies, too!

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (20)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (21)

Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes

Thesesparkling cranberry white chocolate cupcakesstart as vanilla cupcakes that are filled with a white chocolate ganache, topped with cranberry buttercream frosting, and are garnished with sugared cranberries.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Thesered velvet cupcakesare a gorgeous red color, moist and fluffy, have the most amazing flavor, and are topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting. An easy recipe that is great year-round!

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (22)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (23)

Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Meringue Buttercream

These soft, sweetstrawberry cupcakespacked with fresh chopped strawberries are topped with a silky smooth meringue buttercream loaded with fresh strawberry flavor.

Chocolate Souffle

Chocolate souffléis light and decadent at the same time, plus you can make a large one or individual ramekins, and prepare in advance for an easy dinner party dessert.

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (24)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (25)

Classic Creme Brulee

Homemade Crème Brûléehas never been easier! A silky-smooth vanilla custard base is topped with a caramelized sugar topping in a classic dessert you can whip up at home (and up to 4 days in advance!). Made with 6 pantry-staple ingredients, this easy Crème Brûlée recipe is sure to impress everyone!

Chocolate Pots de Creme

If you’ve never hadpots de crème, they are creamier and richer than pudding, denser than pastry cream, almost like the filling for French silk pie… and yet, still better than all of those things put together.

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (26)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (27)

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Rich, chocolaty, and oh so creamy, thishomemade chocolate puddingis a must-make treat! This easy to follow pudding recipe is made with 6 simple ingredients and comes together in about 10 minutes.

Chocolate Pavlova with Mascarpone and Raspberries

Thischocolate pavlovaputs a delicious spin ontraditional pavlova; the light dessert is topped with mascarpone whipped cream and fresh berries.

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (28)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (29)

Dark Chocolate Mousse

Thischocolate mousseis bursting with a clean chocolate flavor, a light, melt-in-your-mouth texture, and silky smooth. I topped the mousse withfresh whipped creamand chocolate shavings; it would also be wonderful with some fresh berries on top.

Strawberry Pie

Thisfresh strawberry piesits onmy favorite pie crust, is held together with a delicious homemade glaze, and adorned withthe best whipped cream. A perfect summer dessert!

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (30)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (31)

Oreo Truffles

TheseOreo trufflesare packed with Oreo cookie crumbs and cream cheese then covered in chocolate. With no bake time and only four ingredients, these are the perfect quick dessert.

Cake Pops

Made completely from scratch, these vanilla and chocolatecake popsare a fabulous kid-friendly treat! From baking to rolling and topping I am walking you through everything you need to know about making the perfect cake pop.

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (32)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (33)

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Thesedark chocolate cupcakesare loaded with rich chocolate flavor, and topped with a light and creamy peanut butter frosting. If you are a chocolate/peanut butter fan, these are your jam!

Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream Frosting

Thesemocha cupcakesare coffee and espresso-infused, with a subtle chocolate flavor, and topped with an espresso powder-spiked buttercream frosting.

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (34)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (35)

Red Velvet Poke Cake

Red velvet poke cake! Red velvet cake is infused with sweetened condensed milk and topped with the best cream cheese frosting. A must for Valentine’s Day!

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

This quick and easyhomemade salted caramel sauce reciperequires only four ingredients, takes just 15 minutes, and comes out perfect every single time. Drizzle it over your dessert, even if it’s a bowl of store-bought ice cream, for something a little extra special.

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (36)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (37)

New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

ThisNew York Times chocolate chip cookie recipeuses a combination of bread and cake flours to achieve a chewy, yet delicate texture. The dough is packed full of dark chocolate and then is left to chill in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours. These huge, gorgeous cookies look like they walked straight out of a high-end bakery, and taste even better!

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These large, bakery-stylethick and chewy chocolate chip cookiesstay soft for days and are a huge family favorite. Made with melted butter, a high brown sugar to white sugar ratio, and an extra egg yolk to ensure super soft cookies, they require NO chilling time.

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (38)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (39)

Oreo Cheesecake Bars

TheseOreo cheesecake barshave a thick crust and is topped with a smooth, creamy cheesecake that is absolutely packed with chopped Oreo cookies. A wonderful portable version of my favoriteOreo cheesecake!

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

These are the BESTchocolate cupcakes– a moist chocolate cupcake recipe made from scratch with a chocolate ganache center and dreamy chocolate frosting.

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (40)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (41)

Classic No-Bake Cookies

Theseeasy no bake cookieswith chocolate, peanut butter, and oatmeal are a classic; they come together in minutes and are great to make with kids.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Surprise your kids after school with thischocolate chip cookie dough dip! It’s a fun sweet treat and great for dipping graham crackers, apple slices, and pretzels.

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (42)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (43)

Homemade Rum Cake

Rich and tenderrum cakesoaked in a rum glaze makes this decadent cake recipe the perfect addition to your next extra-special dinner or holiday gathering. Drenched in flavor without being overpowering, this moist rum cake recipe pairs perfectly with a warm cup of coffee and a dollop offresh whipped cream.

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Thiseasy fruit dip recipeis the best! Made with just two ingredients – cream cheese and marshmallow creme – it takes only minutes to prepare and is the perfect addition to fruit trays!

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (44)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (45)

Peanut Butter Brownies

If you love the chocolate and peanut butter combo, you will go bananas for thesepeanut butter brownies. They’re made using my favoritehomemade fudgy brownies recipe,are stuffed with a peanut butter filling, and taste like the most amazing peanut butter cups!

Muddy Buddies

Whether you call itmuddy buddiesor puppy chow, this classic is always guaranteed to be a crowd favorite. Rice Chex cereal is coated with a combination of melted chocolate and peanut butter, then tossed in powdered sugar for the ultimate easy sweet snack.

Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas

While we tend to focus on dessert options for Valentine’s Day, breakfast is a great opportunity for something sweet and special! Here are a few ideas:

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (46)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (47)

Vanilla Cream-Filled Doughnuts

Thesecream-filled doughnutshavea thin, crisp exterior that gives way to an airy and tender center filled with a pastry cream that has been lightened up with whipped cream.

Danish Pastries

TheseDanish pastriesare made completely from scratch, taste like they came straight from the fanciest of bakeries, and are easier than you’d think. The topping possibilities are endless; choose from cream cheese, fruit, chocolate, lemon curd, or a combination of those!

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (48)
44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (49)

Buttermilk Waffles

These classicbuttermilk wafflesare easy to make and come out big, fluffy, and crisp every time. It’s a must-have recipe for turning an ordinarybreakfastinto something extra-special.

Baked Oatmeal

Thisbaked oatmealis packed with apples, raisins, and walnuts. It couldn’t be easier to prepare, is delicious and wonderfully filling, and you can easily change up the fruits based on the season.

Do you have a favorite Valentine’s Day tradition or sweet? Have you tried any of these recipes yet?

44+ Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes (2024)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Patricia Veum II

Last Updated:

Views: 5537

Rating: 4.3 / 5 (44 voted)

Reviews: 91% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Patricia Veum II

Birthday: 1994-12-16

Address: 2064 Little Summit, Goldieton, MS 97651-0862

Phone: +6873952696715

Job: Principal Officer

Hobby: Rafting, Cabaret, Candle making, Jigsaw puzzles, Inline skating, Magic, Graffiti

Introduction: My name is Patricia Veum II, I am a vast, combative, smiling, famous, inexpensive, zealous, sparkling person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.