Get in the mood for love with the best Valentine's Day Desserts! Whether you're baking for a loved one or gathering a group together to celebrate, this list of easy desserts for Valentine's Day has you covered.
- Best Valentine's Day Desserts Recipes
- 1. Pink Cake
- 2. Red Velvet Pound Cake With Heart Center
- 3. Raspberry Frangipane Tart
- 4. Heart Shaped Cookies
- 5. Red Velvet Brownies
- 6. Red Velvet Cake With Cream Cheese Mousse
- 7. Strawberry crunch cake
- 8. White Chocolate Raspberry Tart
- 9. Red Velvet Muffins
- 10. Raspberry Ruby Ice Cream Bar
- 11. Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes
- 12. Raspberry Ruby Chocolate Bonbon
- 13. Pink cupcakes
- 14. Fraisier Cake
- 15. White Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 16. Paris-Brest
- 17. Pink Mini Pavlova Dessert With Raspberries
- 18. Charlotte Cake
- 19. Mille Feuille
- 20. Victoria Sponge Cake
- 21. No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake
- 22. Strawberry Galette
- 23. No Bake Raspberry Cheesecake
- 24. Mini Strawberry Tartlets
- 25. Baked Raspberry Donuts
- 26. Mini Strawberry Pies
- 27. Raspberry Muffins
- 28. Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies
- 29. Sable Breton Tart
- 30. French Toast Brioche
- 31. No Bake Cheesecake Bites
- 32. Strawberry Cupcakes
- 33. Strawberry Pistachio Tart
- 34. Peanut Butter Cake
- 35. Mini Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies
- Related Valentine's Day Recipes
- The Top 35 Best Valentine's Day Desserts
When baking for Valentine's Day, you should consider how a recipe looks as well as its taste. Red and pink desserts symbolize the color of love and will always be popular. And, of course, anything heart-shaped! Read on for all the creamy textures, chocolate decadence, and fruity flavors to please anyone.
Best Valentine's Day Desserts Recipes
1. Pink Cake
Surprise a special someone with this pretty pink layer cake recipe featuring hints of aromatic vanilla and a wonderfully sweet yet tangy cream cheese frosting. The sponge cake is so moist and tender, and whilst this cake might look super impressive, it is actually a lot easier to make than you might think!
What could be cuter than to give your Valentine a cake with a surprise heart inside it? Everyone loves red velvet, and its vibrant red color makes it perfect for Valentine's Day. I show you exactly how to make this red velvet cake step-by-step and the heart center is actually very simple!
Serve this cute cake with coffee or after a special meal, and wait for the compliments to roll in.
Show your loved ones how much you care with a showstopping piece of French patisserie. A delicate Pâte Sablée (sweet shortcrust pastry) tart case is filled with frangipane (almond cream) and tasty raspberries.
To pull out all the stops, decorate your Valentine's dessert with tartlet with raspberry rosewater mousse domes, velvet spray, and rosewater whipped mascarpone piping. As fancy desserts go, this is top of the list!
Any dessert in the shape of hearts is going to be a winner for Valentine's Day, and everyone loves chocolate chip cookies. You don't need a cookie cutter for this easy Valentine's cookie recipe either, as I show you how to make the heart shape easily. Gooey chocolate chips complete the picture, and the compliments will roll in.
Heart cookies are one of the easiest Valentine's Day dessert recipes you can make, and you're always guaranteed success, as everyone loves them!
I don't know anyone who doesn't love brownies, and this is surely one of my favorite red velvet desserts. Dense, rich, and fudgy chocolate brownies with that iconic red velvet color and crinkly top are made even tastier with cream cheese marbelling. The vibrant color looks amazing when stacked and packaged up as a gift, but bake a double batch, as you won't be able to stop eating them yourself.
The iconic red velvet cake is sure to be a hit once again come Valentine's Day. And my version takes it to the next level with the most decadent cream cheese mousse filling. Reminiscent of a red velvet cheesecake but with the added benefit of a delicious sponge cake as well, what's not to love? This viral cake sensation shows no signs of slowing down in popularity, and I have yet to meet anyone who doesn't love it.
If you haven't heard of strawberry crunch cake, you need to get on board. This cake craze became a viral hit, and it isn't hard to see why. A tasty sponge strawberry cake is wrapped in tangy, silky smooth frosting and a delicious crunch coating made from freeze-dried strawberries and Golden Oreos. Meaning every bite is a flavor and texture explosion.
Its pretty pink color makes it the ideal dessert recipe for Valentine's Day, too!
Celebrate in style with a delicate and beautiful tartlet filled with the most amazing, silky white chocolate raspberry ganache. The flavor combination of white chocolate and raspberry is legendary, and this dessert is a super pretty pink color, too.
Make sure you check out my Ultimate Pâte Sablée Guide before you begin. I explain all the ingredients, techniques, equipment, and tips you will need to get it right every time. And then you can try other tart recipes and become a real baking pro!
No one can resist these red velvet muffins, and you'll certainly be in favor if you make them for your partner. Studded with gooey white chocolate chips and boasting that signature, vibrant red color, red velvet muffins make a great Valentine's Day sweet snack or even a tasty breakfast. You can serve this recipe on any special occasion, but I think it works especially well on February 14th.
Have you ever made no-churn ice cream? It has this delicious, soft, and chewy texture, but it is so much easier than traditional ice cream, yet you don't need an ice cream machine. Certainly, it's one of my favorite easy desserts to make, and with ruby chocolate, you get an amazing pink color, too. Decorate with melted white chocolate, edible flowers, or freeze-dried fruit to make them even prettier.
Cupcakes are both cute and portable, which makes them ideal edible gifts for Valentine's Day. Or individual desserts after a special meal! A soft and tender vanilla cupcake is topped with delicious cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with the iconic strawberry shortcake crumble topping.
You can also make Valentine's cupcakes as mini desserts for a spread at a party, but be sure to make a double batch, as they surely are popular.
Making homemade bonbons is actually very easy. But the result is always so impressive and hugely appreciated! Gift your Valentine these cute pink bonbons and watch their eyes light up.
A delicious white chocolate and ruby chocolate shell houses a whole freeze-dried raspberry so that every bite has delectable chocolate and raspberry flavor.
13. Pink cupcakes
The cutest pink cupcakes ever? Check! I love making cupcakes, and they make the best Valentine's Day desserts as they're so pretty, not too big, and you can box them up as a gift. These pink velvet cupcakes are a super pretty relative of the well-known red velvet cupcakes and have the most beautiful marbled frosting.
My signature cupcake frosting has no butter and is ready in no time by whipping together just 3 simple ingredients. What's not to love? Add edible pearls to make them even more special for Valentine's Day.
14. Fraisier Cake
This stunning strawberry Fraisier cake is sure to impress anyone. But what you wouldn't guess is that it is not that complicated! All you need is a few basic ingredients and some simple equipment. Honestly, it looks so much harder than it is. Try making it for your partner and watch their jaw drop. Honestly, it's a showstopper, one of my favorite French desserts!
If you're looking for light Valentine desserts, try this. Elegant, classy, and simple, chocolate-dipped strawberries have all the flavor but are super straightforward to make and pack far fewer calories. Certainly, this is one of my favorite white chocolate desserts, and it is just so easy, too.
If you want to serve a showstopper, this is certainly the Valentine's Day dessert recipe for you. A golden brown ring of choux pastry (which is the same type of pastry used for eclairs) is baked and filled with rich hazelnut praline cream and then decorated with powdered sugar and flaked almonds. I will also make this Valentine's Day dessert easy for you if you follow the basic baking rules that I share along the way.
The famous ballerina Anna Pavlova had scores of fans who loved her dancing, and it inspired this delicious dessert! A mound of crunchy meringue is topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. Make my mini version that is one of those perfect Valentine dessert recipes for two.
What's more, you can adapt pavlova in so many ways. I like to add food coloring to make it pink, and you can flavor the cream or add different fruit. Why not try adding chopped nuts and fresh herbs, too?
18. Charlotte Cake
You won't believe how easy Charlotte Cake is to make! You can use homemade ladyfingers or buy some at the store, and then it's just a case of making a tasty vanilla-flavored Créme mousseline and assembling this tasty French dessert. If you like impressing your loved ones with delicious European desserts, make this!
19. Mille Feuille
And whilst we are talking of French pastries, here is one of the best. Mille Feuille (which translates as 'a thousand leaves') is a classic French dessert. And the French sure know how to do romance! Puff pastry is layered with vanilla pastry cream, and it is honestly one of the most delicate and flavorful Valentine's dessert recipes ever.
Queen Victoria was famously in love with her husband, Prince Albert. So what better way to celebrate love than to make a Victoria sponge cake named after this famous British queen? Moist sponge cake is layered with fresh strawberries, strawberry compote, and whipped cream. It's simple, elegant, and delicious.
If you bake a lot of cakes, read my ultimate guide to baking the best sponge cake and elevate all your cakes forevermore!
I love a no-bake cheesecake dessert recipe for Valentine's Day. You get all the benefits of the crunchy Graham cracker crust, tangy cream cheese filling, and fresh fruity flavor, but you don't even need to turn on the oven.
Read my tutorial on making the best, foolproof cheesecake crust here so that all your cheesecakes come out looking super pro in the future!
A galette has to be one of the easiest Valentine's Day desserts you can make. A super simple pastry crust is filled with juicy fruit and baked until it is golden brown and bubbling. Serve with fresh cream or even ice cream, and thank me later. Finally, I love to top this easy berry dessert with fresh mint, too, for a splash of color. Easy valentine's day desserts? You have found it!
Make someone fall head over heels in love with you by making them this delicious and easy cheesecake recipe for Valentine's Day. The tangy, creamy filling is so simple to put together, and the contrast with the buttery crust is just heaven. Simply put, make this dessert!
If there are only two of you, sometimes it can seem silly to make a huge dessert. Leftovers are great, but often, you just want something dainty and individual-sized! These mini tartlets are perfect Valentine's Day desserts as it's one per person.
The tart crust is super crisp and flaky, and then the creamy filling is amazing against the juicy fresh raspberries. Honestly, you'll love it.
I love a baked donut (also known as cake donuts) as they are so much easier than deep fried kind! In fact, of all the different kinds of donuts, they are probably my personal favorite.
These raspberry donuts have juicy raspberries in the batter and are covered with a silky raspberry glaze, too. And with their pretty pink color, surely perfect for Valentine's Day.
If your partner has a penchant for strawberries and cream, plus buttery pastry, try this. My mini strawberry pies are certainly destined to capture their heart! Plump, fresh strawberries sit in a miniature cream pie with a wonderfully flaky crust.
What's more, this is an uncomplicated two-step recipe, suitable even for beginner bakers. One of the best Valentine's day pie recipes!
Imagine tender and moist muffins studded with juicy pieces of real raspberries. It's delicious! I use my winning formula of using a combination of oil and butter to make muffins super light and fluffy. Once you've tried it, you won't go back. And what's more, not only is this recipe easy to follow, but it only takes 30 minutes to make! Looking for simple valentine's day desserts? This is it!
If you love both cookies and cheesecake, this is a dessert recipe for you. A perfectly soft and chewy cookie is wrapped around a cream cheese disk and baked to gooey perfection. Every bite has the most amazing cookie texture, plus a silky tang of cheesecake filling. It's a taste sensation and certainly never disappoints!
Be sure to bake a double batch, as this is one of those types of cookies where everyone eats more than one.
Making fancy Valentine's Day desserts doesn't have to be hard or time-consuming. Yet no one will believe you didn't buy it in a French pâtissérie! It has everything you want from a showstopper dessert. Buttery pastry, creamy filling, fruity flavor, and stunning decoration.
I always go into the science behind the process with my recipes so that you get flawless results every time.
If you want to spoil your love with a fancy breakfast or Valentine's Day brunch dessert, try making them French toast. You will likely already have all the ingredients you need, but you can make a dish that is crispy and sweet on the outside but soft and melt in the mouth on the inside.
Choose your own toppings, and go as fancy as you like! I normally use my homemade brioche to make the French toast to make it even more special.
If you want more of a sharing platter of Valentine's sweets, you should certainly make cheesecake bites. Each one has a crunch of buttery cracker crust, creamy cheesecake filling, and juicy strawberry.
What's more, there's only 30 minutes of prep time, and you don't even need to turn the oven on!
Homemade strawberry cupcakes have the most amazing moist and fluffy texture, with soft vanilla sponge crowned with fresh strawberry cream cheese frosting.
The pretty pink color of the frosting comes from rea fresh strawberries which infuse it with real fruity flavor and no need for added food coloring.
Imagine serving your lover a beautiful tartlet brimming with velvety pistachio ganache garnished with fresh, ripe strawberries. How could they not be impressed? This Valentine's dessert recipe is rich and nutty with a burst of fresh fruit, all encased in a buttery, sweet pastry shell.
Undoubtedly, it stands out as one of the finest French tartlets I have ever tried!
Sometimes, your one true love can be a type of food. And peanut butter is certainly one of those foods. Make this soft and tender peanut butter cake for yourself or for someone who loves it as much as you do! The frosting alone would warrant a proposal, in my opinion. But the soft and tender sponge is out of this world and really worth making.
How cute are these heart sugar cookies? All you need is a cookie cutter and a few simple ingredients, and they can be yours. The easy dough comes together so quickly, and then all you need to do is cut the shapes out and bake. Finally, decorate the cute Valentine's cookies however you like, and then wrap them up as gorgeous gifts. Or, eat them all yourself. Happy Valentine's Day!
Food with mood-enhancing properties will be big in 2024, so chocolate Valentines Day desserts will be popular!
Desserts containing red fruits like raspberries and strawberries make great alternatives to chocolate desserts for Valentine's Day, as they are the color of love!
Valentine's Day is a day to enjoy with loved ones, so foods that evoke the feeling of love! Think chocolate-dipped strawberries, cheesecake bars, chocolate cake, and red velvet cookies.
Related Valentine's Day Recipes
The Top 35 Best Valentine's Day Desserts
- Pink Cake
- Red Velvet Pound Cake With Heart Center
- Raspberry Frangipane Tart
- Heart Shaped Cookies
- Red Velvet Brownies
- Red Velvet Cake With Cream Cheese Mousse
- Strawberry crunch cake
- White Chocolate Raspberry Tart
- Red Velvet Muffins
- Raspberry Ruby Ice Cream Bar
- Strawberry crunch cupcakes
- Raspberry Ruby Chocolate Bonbon
- Pink cupcakes
- Fraisier Cake
- White Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Pink Mini Pavlova Dessert With Raspberries
- Charlotte Cake
- Millie Feuille
- Victoria Sponge Cake
- No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake
- Strawberry Galette
- No Bake Raspberry Cheesecake
- Mini Strawberry Tartlets
- Baked Raspberry Donuts with Raspberry Glaze
- Mini Strawberry Pies
- Raspberry Muffins
- Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies
- Sable Breton Tart
- French Toast Brioche
- No Bake Cheesecake Bites
- Strawberry Cupcakes
- Strawberry Pistachio Tart
- Peanut Butter Cake
- Mini Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies
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