When looking for dessert recipes for Valentine's Day, it's all about showing your partner how much you love them - with bonus points for a festive color scheme. Because no matter how it looks, Valentine’s Day is all about rich and sumptuous desserts.
So you'll find dozens of homemade Valentine's desserts here, from romantic desserts for two and chocolatey treats to heart-shaped sweets and stunning cakes. Use the navigation buttons below to jump to a specific category of recipes.
🍰 Valentine’s Day Cakes, Cupcakes, Pies, and Tarts
Chocolate Almond Flour Cake
This chocolate almond flour cake is not only beautiful on any dessert table, but every bite is deliciously moist and chocolatey. No one will ever know how easy it is to make.
Boasting of superb chocolatey goodness and fudgy texture, this almond flour chocolate cake is also gluten-free, low-carb, Keto-friendly, and refined sugar free. Its the perfect healthy yet indulgent treat for Hearts day!
Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
Unlock the indulgent secret ingredient to passion hidden within this chocolate molten lava cake – a molten core of rich, gooey chocolate! The contrast of textures and flavors makes each individual serving a seductive delight.
To top it all off, serve it warm and with vanilla ice cream for the all-time perfect V-day dessert.
Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes
Chocolate and raspberry are the perfect partners in these delicious vegan cupcakes! The combination of rich chocolate and tart raspberries creates a harmonious and elegant dessert that’s perfect for hearts day.
Each one is topped with a rich and mousse-like chocolate ganache for extra decadence. Though vegan, these cupcakes aren’t missing any of the chocolatey goodness from the rich cocoa powder and vegan dark chocolate. They're absolutely indulgent, like any good Valentine’s dessert should be.
Mini Chocolate Mousse Brownie Cake
Mini chocolate brownie cakes show your loved one just how special they are. Rich chocolate mousse and chewy brownies are wonderful by themselves, but put them together and the result is romance on a plate!
Make a mini cake for Valentine's Day, date night, or when you just want a special treat to share.
Easy Strawberry Charlotte Cake with Fresh Strawberries
This uncomplicated strawberry Charlotte cake is an easy, light and creamy summer dessert! This simple recipe doesn’t have any eggs or gelatin - instead it uses fresh strawberries, cream and ladyfingers! It’s a delicious, no-bake, show-stopping dessert that is sure to wow any crowd!
Chocolate Raspberry Cake
Celebrate Valentine's day with this out of this world chocolate raspberry cake. Featuring three layers of chocolate cake, chocolate buttercream, and raspberry curd filling, it’s THE cake to make for Hearts day.
It’s super easy and leftovers freeze well so you get to enjoy the delightful blend of rich chocolate and tangy raspberry after the season.
Chocolate Raspberry Tarts
Create an indulgent and sophisticated tart with rich chocolate and the freshest raspberries. The buttery crust and tangy chocolatey filling make it a delightful treat for a romantic celebration.
The trick here is to sift the cocoa powder to achieve optimum smoothness. I guarantee these rustic tarts will put you in the mood for romance!
Chocolate Bundt with Surprise Heart Inside
This rich chocolate Bundt cake features a special surprise once you cut inside - a perfect vanilla heart. Aside from this delightful surprise, this Valentines cake has a great chocolaty taste complemented by a smooth vanilla glaze.
It’s an ideal dessert to make to let your special someone know just how much you care for them. Although making the surprise heart looks super tricky, it’s actually remarkably straightforward!
No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake
Sculpted into a romantic heart, this no-bake chocolate biscuit cake’s the ideal lazy girl treat to bake for Valentine’s day or any day!
Crushed biscuits are combined with a mixture of chocolate, dried fruits, and nuts. Then a luxurious chocolate ganache made from melted chocolate chips is poured over it. The deliciousness truly speaks of love.
Mini Strawberry Cake
If you want to make something small, for just two people, and not worry about any leftovers, this recipe is your best bet. Mini strawberry cakes are elegant yet simple enough to make for your sweetheart, especially if you add a drizzle of melted chocolate.
They're basically a white cake base with strawberry purée mixed in topped with a strawberry frosting and fresh strawberry slices.
Healthy Brownie Cheesecake
Enjoy a guilt-free Valentine's Day with this exquisite brownie cheesecake recipe. A decadent fusion of velvety cheesecake bliss atop a moist, healthful brownie base.
This decadent dessert blends the richness of chocolatey brownies with a creamy, protein-rich cheesecake layer and topped with fresh raspberries and dark chocolate to create a delectable and festive treat. Now that’s a guilt-free Valentine’s day dessert.
Get ready to indulge in a treat that’s both wholesome and irresistible with this yogurt cake. Say goodbye to butter and simply enjoy a scrumptious Valentine's dessert without the guilt.
Yogurt adds moisture and a unique tangy flavor to the cake while the chocolate ganache makes this Valentine dessert oh-so-divine. With its moist and tender texture, rich chocolatey goodness, whipped cream and fresh strawberries on top, this cake is a crowd-pleaser that’s easy to make.
Fresh Strawberry Crumb Cake
Who needs fancy jewelry or expensive roses when you have this beautifully simple yet ridiculously flavourful fresh strawberry crumb cake. Delicately sweet with juicy ripe strawberries taking center stage.
It's just perfect for either a brunch or dinner dessert for two. Have it with salted coffee in the morning, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the evening.
Pink Pineapple Pie
How pretty is this pink pineapple pie?! This naturally pink pie has a no-bake filling that is silky smooth and packed with juicy pineapple flavor, idea for a pink-themed holiday.
Mixed in the blender for an unbelievably smooth texture with minimal effort. It’s that dainty little treat to share with your special someone.
Keto Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake
This low-carb chocolate raspberry cheesecake is a show-stopper and the ideal dessert for Valentine's Day. A dessert that combines the freshness of raspberries with the rich decadence of a chocolate cheesecake, creating a harmonious symphony.
Featuring a chocolate almond crust, a chocolate cheesecake studded with raspberries, a layer of chocolate ganache, and finally another layer of fresh raspberries. Enjoy all of the deliciousness of its higher-carb version without having to worry about eating too many carbs and sugar.
🍮 Unique Valentine’s Day Desserts
Deviled Strawberries (Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries)
Celebrate Valentine's Day with these deviled strawberries. These are simply juicy fresh strawberries stuffed with a creamy, fluffy no bake cheesecake filling.
These deviled strawberries are super awesome already but you can also go the extra mile and enjoy them dipped in chocolate, making a chocolate cheesecake version or stuffing other berries with the filling.
This fancy dessert recipe is for that special person you just can't get out of your head. The best way to impress is a classic creme brulee, surprisingly super simple to prepare and something you can actually make ahead.
This 4-ingredient creme brulee is rich and creamy, using real vanilla pods for a more authentic flavor. Nothing says elegant luxury more than that!
Pink Vanilla and Dark Chocolate Dessert Shooters
Looking for that decadent and deliciously sweet Valentine’s dessert? These pink vanilla and dark chocolate shooters are colorful and festive, with an abundance of exciting textures and flavors.
They’re essentially layers of chocolate pudding mixed with pink vanilla and dark chocolate espresso flavors with whipped topping and cookie crumbles. Served in individual glasses, it's a visually appealing dessert that's also super easy to share.
Move aside tuxedo strawberries; these no-bake pistachio cookie truffles are the new fancy kids on the block. These festive little treats are made with crushed pistachios, cream cheese and a dash of rum rolled and then coated in white chocolate.
They’re irresistible two-bite candies that are quick and easy to make. While they make excellent food gifts for St. Valentine’s, they’re also delicious with a glass of bubbly for a date night dessert idea.
If you're nuts about this Valentine's day dessert, you'll also adore this round up of nutty desserts.
Pink Champagne Nama Chocolate Truffles
Love nama chocolates but find them uber expensive? Make it yourself! These rich and creamy pink champagne Japanese chocolate truffles are made with fresh cream and melted chocolate (you can use any chocolate, even sugar-free chocolate chips), plus a reduction of Rosé Champagne.
It’s so easy yet makes a truly decadent, velvety Valentine's Day treat. This homemade copycat recipe yields a smooth and rich melt-in-your-mouth dessert that’s to die for. Still think this recipe is a bit tricky? Check out these delicious no-cook 2-ingredient chocolate truffles.
Meringue Hearts with Whipped Cream and Fresh Raspberries
Try these meringue hearts with raspberries and cream for a sweet gesture for your special someone on Valentine’s! They’re so easy to put together that you’ll have lots more time to spend together afterwards.
Light, airy and crisp, filled with lightly sweetened whipped cream and some fresh bright red raspberries, they’re an extra special dessert.
Valentine Cake Pops
Transform box cake mix, buttercream frosting and candy melts into bite-sized, mess free treats for the whole family. Simply bake the cake and pop open the frosting, then melt chocolate and dip the portable pops in one by one.
They’re scrumptious and borderline addictive, as well as remarkably easy to get little ones to help with. Make Valentine’s Day extra special with these simple sweet treats.
Valentine’s Day Saltine Toffee
You can't resist the salty and sweet chocolate goodness of Valentine's Day Saltine Toffee! Chocolate and salt go so well together IMHO.
Layer crackers, toffee and chocolate chips for a delicious and easy Valentine's candy. It's a delicious way to celebrate love and affection on the holiday of hearts!
Chocolate Orange Pots
This foolproof chocolate orange mousse is so delicious and also super easy to make! Ready in minutes, you simply melt chocolate, add light-as-air whipped cream, refrigerate and devour.
This Valentine’s dessert recipe is the perfect symphony of elegant flavors, fancy enough for date night in and one of the best orange desserts you can make at home.
Pink Raspberry Macarons
Pink raspberry macarons are a beautiful and fancy Valentine's treat. These macarons have delicious raspberry flavored shells and a creamy white chocolate and raspberry filling.
They're pretty, festive, and not as difficult as you might think to make. Make these handheld nibblers for a Valentine's or Galentine's Party to remember!
Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons
If you love anything and everything coconut, these chocolate-covered coconut macaroons will be right up your alley. They’re perfectly toasted on the outside and delightfully moist on the inside.
Once you make them, they're dipped in rich, velvety melted chocolate and then drizzled with more chocolate on top. Naturally gluten-free with an unbelievable taste and texture, make this recipe for a fancy little treat for Valentine’s Day.
Molten Chocolate Souffle with Ice Cream Bar
Fall in love with this divine Valentine’s dessert. Soft and airy, but at the same time creamy and decadent, this chocolate souffle is topped with fresh sugary-sweet strawberries for the perfect finish.
The chocolate fudge sauce is made with fresh cream, melted chocolate chips and Nutella, then garnished with almonds and a delicious ice cream bar, inserted in the already gorgeous and decadent dessert. It’s such an ingenious and delicious creation that just one bite will put you in the mood for romance.
Cardamom Blueberry Popsicles
Whether you're trying to use up a pack of frozen blueberries or just plain love them, these blueberry coconut milk popsicles are just the frozen delight for Valentine's. Featuring two main flavors, coconut and cardamom, it's a refreshing, delicious vegan dessert that will earn you brownie points from the whole fam.
From the bright berries and tropical coconut to the hint of ginger and the allure of fragrant cardamom, this frozen Valentine's treat is a winner. If you're a fan of cardamom in your desserts, you'll also love this line up of cardamom-spiced desserts.
Mini Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Fresh Strawberries
These no-bake chocolate avocado and strawberry mousse spoon desserts are a delightful, sophisticated, yet simple Valentine's Day treat that comes together in just 15 minutes. They're also gluten-free, vegetarian, and diet-friendly.
Elegantly served in individual spoons, their presentation is a large part of what makes them the ideal bite-sized treat when you’re trying to stick to your health objectives and only want "a little dessert."
Chocolate Ricotta Pudding
This smooth, creamy chocolate ricotta pudding is a romantic getaway for your taste buds! Plus you'll never believe how fast and easy it is to make.
No eggs required in this no-bake, dairy-free, gluten-free recipe. The pudding’s perfectly smooth and creamy from the ricotta, but you’ll barely notice it there. This pure chocolate indulgence Valentine's dessert is Michelin worthy.
Strawberry Cheesecake Fluff
Poured in a glass, this strawberry cheesecake fluff is a visual delight and absolutely delectable. Made with only 6 ingredients and 10-minutes of prep time, this keto recipe is the easiest sugar-free Valentine’s dessert ever.
A fluffy cream cheese and whipped cream fluff to channel a light, airy and decadent cheesecake with fresh strawberries folded in. Light and luscious strawberry cheesecake fluff is a perfectly pretty make ahead Valentine’s Day dessert.
Vanilla Pudding with Caramel Sauce
Create individual heart-shaped vanilla pudding for a visually impressive dessert for your significant other. The glossy vanilla pudding is delicately garnished with tiny hearts for a beautiful dessert.
The caramel flavor lends an exquisite sweetness to the pudding, making each bite a luxurious experience. Forget about canned mixes and make this one yourself.
🍩 Valentine’s Day Baked Treats
Easy Valentines Cinnamon Roll
Valentine’s Day around the world isn't just for couples. These days, families shower each other with sweet notes and presents, from South Korea ot the south of France. For hearts day this year, why not surprise the whole fam with these gooey heart-shaped cinnamon rolls?
Using pre-made dough, you only need to knead and bake these little babies, and then top each one with pink frosting and heart sprinkles. It’s the Valentine’s dessert for breakfast recipe that the whole family will love!
Heart-Shaped Red Velvet Blondies
Infused with the essence of red velvet, these heart-shaped blondies are a playful and portable way to share the love. The rich cream cheese filling sandwiched between two cakey hearts is an irresistible Valentine's treat for two.
Whether you’re staying in and getting cozy with your partner or sharing the love with friends and family, these chewy red velvet blondie bars will make for an unforgettable V-Day.
Cronuts with Raspberry Jam and Glaze
Start St. Valentine’s Day on a sweet note with these raspberry flavored cronuts. Oven-baked puff pastry donuts are filled with raspberry jam (and fruit), and topped with a divine raspberry glaze.
Making donuts is as easy as a flick of a wand with this recipe. And the donut is totally irresistible, with a fruity center for a surprising burst of tang and sweetness. The raspberry glaze sends these over the top, and will have you on the moon!
Baked Apple Rose Puffs
No need to spend money on flowers with these beautiful and delicious apple roses. Baked apple roses taste just like apple pies but much prettier.
These are fine dining restaurant-caliber desserts for Valentines, but easy to make at home. Prepare these stunning desserts with homemade puff pastry and you’ll be in dessert heaven.
Heart-Shaped Strawberry Empanadas
Get ready to fall in love with these adorable heart-shaped strawberry empanadas! Made with fresh strawberries simmering in piloncillo (pure Mexican brown cane sugar or panela) encased in flaky pastry, they're the sweetest way to brighten up your day.
Handcrafted and heart-shaped, these strawberry hand pies are a charming and portable dessert perfect for a mess-free romantic picnic.
Hindbærsnitter (Danish Raspberry Bars)
These frosted shortbread cookies with raspberry jam in the middle make for a charming and delicious treat. With a crunchy exterior and a soft, melt-in-your-mouth center, Hindbærsnitter - or Danish raspberry bars - should be your go to Valentine's dessert.
The sweet raspberry jam brings a tartness to the cookies that pairs perfectly with the buttery flavor. You’ll surely fall in love with the flavors of this sweet treat.
Strawberry And White Chocolate Muffins
Bake up chewy muffins with fresh strawberries and white chocolate chunks. The burst of sweet tart strawberry and creamy white chocolate creates a delightful contrast in each bite.
This is THE Valentine’s day dessert breakfast treat to make that will put everyone in a good mood. Sweet, juicy, tasty, soft and moist; this muffin’s got it all.
🍪 Valentine’s Day Cookies
Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Calling all cookie lovers! This chocolate chip skillet cookie is just the thing to make for your Valentine. This easy and fool-proof recipe yields an amazingly delicious skillet cookie that will definitely impress your beau.
Deck the cookie with red and pink chocolate drops, then top it with vanilla ice cream. Or if you're out of chocolate bits, check your pantry for any of these chocolate chip substitutes to save you a trip to the store. You’ll be basking in ooey, gooey goodness straight from the oven.
Heart Thumbprint Cookies with Strawberry Chia Jam
These adorable heart thumbprint cookies make a healthy treat that adults and kids will love. Unlike other sugary shortbread biscuits, this healthy alternative has a nutty flavor and is softly sweetened with maple syrup and a delicious strawberry chia jam.
With just a few simple ingredients, you’ve got yourself and your family a nutritious and toothsome sweet treat for St. Valentine’s.
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
These white chocolate peanut butter cookies show adoration in its purest form. White chocolate coated peanut butter cookies that are so delicious and simple to make will win over anyone.
Starting with buttery crackers paired with peanut butter then dipped in melted white chocolate. Top them off with fun candy sprinkles and spread the love. You’ll wonder how something so simple can be so delicious.
Rose Vanilla Shortbread Cookies
Nothing captures the essence of romance like a lovingly prepared, home-made token. These beautiful dark chocolate dipped vanilla shortbread cookies with rose and almond will speak miles and miles of your love and affection.
Choose good quality dark chocolate to make the black and white cookies, then carefully garnish with edible rose petals and almonds on vanilla. The floral notes of rose petals with chunks of almonds is such a pinterest-inspired grown-up twist to classic cookies in your Valentine cookie box.
Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies
Up your cookie game this feast of St. Valentine with strawberry cheesecake cookies. These strawberry cheesecake cookies are soft, buttery, and filled with real strawberry pieces in every bite.
They're naturally flavored and stuffed with a delicious cream cheese filling. Between the creamy texture, fruity swirl, and buttery dough it's a delightful and easy-to-share dessert with your S.O.
Gluten-Free Gochujang Caramel Cookies
Craving a different flavor profile in your treats? Whip up these grain-free gochujang caramel cookies in no time for a sweet, spicy Valentine's Day dessert.
This recipe hack from the original NY Times article is so easy, sure to wow friends and family alike. Enjoy the toffee sweetness of these umami-specked cookies for Hearts day.
Strawberry and White Chocolate Cookie Hearts
Celebrate Valentine's Day with strawberry and white chocolate cookie hearts. These almond-based treats are coated in smooth white chocolate and sprinkled with freeze-dried strawberry powder, making each bite a heartwarming delight.
The cookie isn't soft nor chewy, but it holds freeze-dried strawberries well. And you can easily decorate the cookies with melted white chocolate, making them delicious works of art that kids oculd also help decorate.
Cherry Chocolate Crinkles
This cherry chocolate crinkle cookie recipe will surely win over any cherry and chocolate combo fan. An adorable red & white treat to add to your Valentine's Day baking list.
The vivid red color is right up there with the theme and boasts of amazing flavors, while the rich chocolate and sweet cherry create a perfect pairing in each bite.
🍫 Frequently Asked Questions
The most popular Valentine's Day dessert is chocolate in any form. This indulgent treat can be enjoyed by itself or used as a base for more luscious and divine treats, like a chocolate fountain for dipping various fruits, marshmallows, and other sweets.
The most romantic Valentine's Day desserts include indulgent and luxurious chocolate-based desserts like chocolate-dipped strawberries paired with champagne, and decadent desserts like chocolate fondue or red velvet cake.
Desserts that are most often associated with love include chocolate-covered strawberries, heart-shaped cookies, red velvet cake, and desserts with romantic connotations such as raspberry, rose, and champagne. These treats are commonly enjoyed as symbols of love, and are popular choices on special occasions like Valentine's Day.
47+ Valentine’s Day Desserts to Make at Home
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- Hand Blender
- Mixing Bowl
- Chocolate Almond Flour Cake
- Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
- Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes
- Mini Chocolate Mousse Brownie Cake
- Easy Strawberry Charlotte Cake with Fresh Strawberries
- Chocolate Raspberry Cake
- Chocolate Raspberry Tarts
- Chocolate Bundt with Surprise Heart Inside
- No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake
- Mini Strawberry Cake
- Healthy Brownie Cheesecake
- Yogurt Cake
- Fresh Strawberry Crumb Cake
- Pink Pineapple Pie
- Keto Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake
- Deviled Strawberries
- Creme Brulee
- Pink Vanilla and Dark Chocolate Dessert Shooters
- Pistachio Truffles
- Pink Champagne Nama Chocolate Truffles
- Meringue Hearts with Whipped Cream and Fresh Raspberries
- Valentine Cake Pops
- Valentine’s Day Saltine Toffee
- Chocolate Orange Pots
- Pink Raspberry Macarons
- Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons
- Molten Chocolate Souffle with Ice Cream Bar
- Cardamom Blueberry Popsicles
- Mini Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Fresh Strawberries
- Chocolate Ricotta Pudding
- Strawberry Cheesecake Fluff
- Vanilla Pudding with Caramel Sauce
- Easy Valentines Cinnamon Roll
- Heart-Shaped Red Velvet Blondies
- Cronuts with Raspberry Jam and Glaze
- Baked Apple Rose Puffs
- Heart-Shaped Strawberry Empanadas
- Hindbærsnitter (Danish Raspberry Bars)
- Strawberry And White Chocolate Muffins
- Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
- Heart Thumbprint Cookies with Strawberry Chia Jam
- White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
- Rose Vanilla Shortbread Cookies
- Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies
- NYT Copycat Chewy Gochujang Caramel Cookie
- Strawberry and White Chocolate Cookie Hearts
- Cherry Chocolate Crinkles
- Choose a recipe that appeals to you.
- Gather the ingredients.
- Follow the instructions, then enjoy!