30 Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

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It’s February 14th  and not only do we love love, but I know we also love making those beautiful “heart-y” Valentine’s Day desserts that you can gift others or celebrate love with your loved ones. 

If you love desserts, the cookies and sweets section of any grocery store, and those beautiful pink and blush heart-shaped dessert and candy boxes, then you will be inspired to celebrate February 14th with these 30 Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes including the sweetest red and pink cupcakes, heart-shaped cookies, thumbprint cookies, and other themed desserts that are perfect for the holiday.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to indulge guilt-free and enjoy all the sweet things you crave! Whether you’re baking these treats for kids and the family, or making desserts for a romantic getaway, dinner, date, or picnic for 2, you can’t just get by on February 14th without indulging your sweet cravings.

So, in this roundup, I have 30 of the best Valentine’s Day ideas for you. From mini cakes, shortcakes, cookies, cupcakes, chocolate desserts, strawberry recipes, red and pink desserts, heart-shaped desserts, and various themed desserts that are perfect for the holiday.

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Valentine’s Day Dessert Tips

Before we get into the recipes, let me share some of my Valentine’s dessert tips to help you get the best results. Be sure to check out my other dessert recipes and Valentine’s dinner ideas posts for more Valentine’s recipes and tips.

1. Choose a dessert that best reflects your loved one’s personality. If they’re a chocolate lover, go for a decadent mini chocolate cake or chocolate tarts. If they prefer something fruity, try a strawberry shortcake or raspberry tart.

2. Think pink and red. These are the classic Valentine’s Day colors, and they can be easily incorporated into your dessert. You can use pink and red frosting, sprinkles, candy melts, or even fresh berries. Try red velvet desserts or deserts with pink themes.

4. Keep it simple. If you are not a baker or don’t have the time to bake, you can buy store-bought desserts and dress them up for Valentine’s Day by just adding pink and red sprinkles, topping them with berries, or flowers.

30 Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

  1. CHOCOLATE MAYONNAISE CAKE RECIPE

                                 Photo: Pieladybakes

This luscious and deliciously moist Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe comes from my Grandma’s old recipe ledger. It’s so easy and the taste is out of this world!

Get the full recipe from:  Pie Lady Bakes 

  1. CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY TART & SUGAR COOKIE CRUST

                                            Photo: Pieladybakes

A Chocolate Raspberry Tart with a sugar cookie crust will make your world perfect.

This easy recipe is just what you need for the holidays and it’s a real show stopper.

Get the full recipe from:  Pie Lady Bakes 

  1. VALENTINE’S DAY CUPCAKES 

                             Photo: thissillygirlskitchen

Show your sweetie how much you love them with these Valentine’s Day Cupcakes. 

Simple yet delicious from scratch vanilla cupcakes dressed up for the holiday! It uses staple recipe ingredients you probably already have at home.

Get the full recipe from This Silly Girl’s Kitchen

  1. CHOCOLATE MOUSSE RECIPE

                             Photo: theforkedspoon.

This Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe is decadent and rich in chocolate flavor. Perfectly thick and silky smooth, it’s the ultimate chocolate dessert – no eggs required!

Get the full recipe from The Forked Spoon.

  1. RED VELVET CHEESECAKE CAKE

                             Photo: thissillygirlskitchen

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake, red velvet cake with a surprise swirl of cheesecake throughout, topped with cream cheese frosting and crushed red velvet Oreos.

This cake is also super simple to whip up and that is another thing that we love about it, tasty, simple…how much better can it get?

Get the full recipe from This Silly Girl’s Kitchen

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  1. MINI CHOCOLATE CAKE 

                             Photo: siftwithkima

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so it’s time to break out the small-batch baking for your loved ones! 

This Mini Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting will wow your significant other, and make them fall in love with you! 

Get the full recipe from Sift With Kima

  1. CHOCOLATE GANACHE STRAWBERRY TARTLETS

                             Photo: glutenfreetranquility

These Chocolate Ganache Strawberry Tartlets are so easy to make and are a no bake recipe so no need to put on the oven. 

I made these chocolate ganache tartlets with strawberries for Valentine’s day and cut the strawberries into heart shapes because in my opinion chocolate is the food of love!

Get the full recipe from Gluten Free Tranquility

  1. CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT TART 

                                                        Photo: sabrinacurrie

Rich and creamy chocolate “Cake” for valentines or galentines! this is the ultimate melt in your mouth dessert and a quick, easy “cake” recipe

Rich and delicious, the filling is quick and easy with just chocolate and 3 other ingredients (4 if you add the chilies!) 

Get the full recipe from Sabrina Currie

  1. VALENTINE’S DAY BACI DI DAMA COOKIES 

                             Photo: threeolivesbranch

Italian Valentine’s Day Baci di Dama Cookies are the perfect red and pink dessert cookie! Made with hazelnuts for a colorful holiday recipe.

Valentine’s Day Baci di Dama Cookies are classic Italian cookies dressed up for Valentine’s Day in pink and red!

Get the full recipe from Three Olives Branch

  1. BISCOFF TRUFFLES 

                             Photo: theshortordercook

If you are a fan of those addicting little Lotus Biscoff cookies, these chocolate-covered Biscoff Truffles will be your new favorite. 

Biscoff cookie truffles with a milk-chocolate coating are a great recipe to make for anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Christmas. 

Get the full recipe from The Short Order Cook

  1. PINK VELVET ICE CREAM WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING SWIRL 

                          Photo: cookingwithcarlee

Pink velvet ice cream is creamy with just a hint of chocolate and a swirl of cream cheese frosting. If you like red velvet cake you are going to love this pink velvet ice cream.

This pink ice cream has a hint of buttermilk, a bit of cocoa, and lots of yum. It is perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day.

Get the full recipe from Cooking With Carlee

  1. ROSE TRUFFLES

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These rose truffles are perfect for Valentine’s Day, bridal showers, tea parties, baby showers, or any other occasion that calls for a beautiful and whimsical treat

These chocolate truffles are flavored with rose water and topped with a sprinkle of dried rose petals. They’re delicious and so easy to make.

Get the full recipe from A Sweet Alternative

  1. EASY GLUTEN-FREE CREPES RECIPE

                                          Photo: goglutenfreely

Easy recipe for the best gluten-free crepes that are every bit as delicate and delicious as gluten-full, traditional French crepes.

If you’ve had crepes in your gluten-eating days, you will not be disappointed by these authentic French crepes. You’ll never notice the gluten is missing!

Get the full recipe from  Go Gluten Freely

  1. STRAWBERRY FUDGE RECIPE 

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This super simple homemade strawberry fudge recipe will melt in your mouth! Top with pretty sprinkles and you have a party! 

Perfect for Valentine’s Day, birthday parties, or baby showers! No-bake candy is so simple to make. This easy recipe only takes 10 minutes!

Get the full recipe from Bowl Me Over

  1. EASY VALENTINE’S DAY DESSERTS 

                           Photo: bakedbyblair

This Valentine’s Day charcuterie board is filled with easy Valentine’s Day desserts!  read on to find out how to make this cute and easy Valentine’s Day dessert board.

it’s so easy to make and filled with Hershey kisses, smarties, cookies, gummy candies and so much more.

Get the full recipe from Baked By Blair

  1. NUTELLA CREME BRULEE 

                           Photo: raspberriesandkohlrabi

This Nutella Creme Brulee is rich and creamy with lots of chocolatey hazelnut flavor.

Is your anniversary or Valentine’s Day coming up? Creme brulee is the perfect romantic dessert.

Get the full recipe from Raspberries And Kohlrabi

  1. TEDDY BEAR OREO COOKIES FOR VALENTINES DAY CELEBRATIONS 

                  Photo: homeschoolandhappiness

These teddy bear Oreo cookies for Valentine’s Day are so cute and easy to make! You can serve them for Valentine’s Day or make them as a special treat for kids and parties. 

Another fun thing that you can do with these Valentine’s teddy bear Oreo cookies is to add them to cupcakes

Get the full recipe from HomeSchool And Happiness

  1. THE BEST RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE BARS WITH A SHORTBREAD CRUST 

                                         Photo: thebonniefig

These fresh raspberry chocolate bars with a shortbread base are an easy treat to whip up and enjoy with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day is the holiday known for celebrating love with cards, gifts, flowers, and chocolate! These raspberry chocolate bars will have you covered in the chocolate department!

Get the full recipe from The Bonnie Fig

  1. OREO TRUFFLES

                                        Photo: vintagekitchennotes

They are 3-ingredient chocolate-dipped Oreo balls that make excellent holiday gifts and dessert. These small treats are perfect for satisfying everyone’s sweet tooth without the hassle of baking. They keep well for several days and can be frozen.

Get the full recipe from  Vintage Kitchen Notes

  1. MINI RED VELVET CUPCAKES 

                           Photo: thetoastykitchen

These eye-catching two-bite treats are topped with a classic ermine frosting that’s silky and less sweet than traditional buttercream.

These cute, two-bite mini cupcakes are perfect for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or for filling a dessert tray at your next birthday party.

Get the full recipe from The Toasty Kitchen

  1. RED VELVET CHEESECAKE 

                           Photo: willcookforsmiles

Smooth and rich Red Velvet Cheesecake makes a perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and many other celebrations. 

This luscious cheesecake is inspired by a traditional red velvet cake and is made with buttermilk, vinegar, and cocoa powder. On top, you will find a layer of soft cream cheese frosting. 

Get the full recipe from Will Cook For Smiles

  1. RED VELVET CHEESECAKE BROWNIES 

                           Photo: ifyougiveablondeakitchen

Enjoy a decadent and beautiful dessert this Valentine’s Day! Red velvet cheesecake brownies are fudgy, creamy, and delicious. 

They make the perfect treat for your partner, but these bars would also be popular at a Galentine’s Day party with your girlfriends!

Get the full recipe from If You Give A Blonde A Kitchen

  1. VALENTINE CHOCOLATE SANDWICH COOKIE RECIPE

                           Photo: fatdadfoodie

If you’re looking for a special treat to make this Valentine’s Day, why not try making some delicious chocolate sandwich cookies? 

This easy recipe requires just a few simple ingredients and will surely bring a smile to your loved ones’ faces. It’s easy to make and so tasty – perfect for Valentine’s Day! 

Get the full recipe from Fat Dad Foodie

  1. VALENTINE COOKIE BARS

                           Photo: crystalandcomp

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your loved one how much you care, which is why Valentine’s Cookie Bars are the ideal easy recipe! 

Using just six ingredients these treats will come together quickly yet still make a lasting impression. These easy Valentine’s Cookie Bars will be sure to fill the room with love!

Get the full recipe from Crystal And Comp

  1. VALENTINE’S DAY CHOCOLATE CHIP SKILLET COOKIE 

                           Photo: thecookinchicks

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is just the thing to make for your Valentine! 

This delicious skillet cookie is so easy to make and is ready to eat all ooey, gooey, and warm straight from the oven! Top the cookie with vanilla ice cream and you’ll be in dessert heaven.

Get the full recipe from The Cookin Chicks

  1. RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

                                                Photo: cheneetoday

Raspberry chocolate brownies are a decadent festive treat for Valentine’s Day or any special occasion! 

These raspberry brownies are a quick chocolate raspberry dessert that everyone will love! 

Get the full recipe from Chenee Today

  1. MERINGUE HEARTS WITH WHIPPED CREAM AND RASPBERRIES 

                                       Photo:  whatagirleats

Meringue hearts with whipped cream and raspberries, are perfect for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.

Light, airy, and crisp, filled with lightly sweetened whipped cream and fresh raspberries, they are an extra special dessert.

Get the full recipe from What A Girl Eats

  1. HEART-SHAPED RICE KRISPIES TREATS RECIPE 

                             Photo: honeyandlime

These heart-shaped Rice Krispies treats are such cute Valentine’s Day treats! Learn how to make these delicious and cute chocolate-dipped rice crispy hearts.

Whether you’re celebrating with your sweetheart or helping the kids with their school Valentines, these heart-shaped Rice Krispies Treats dipped in chocolate for Valentine’s Day will melt anyone’s heart!

Get the full recipe from Honey And Lime

  1. HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE (FOR YOUR VALENTINE!) 

                                Photo: 100daysofrealfood

Treat someone special this Valentine’s Day with a delicious Homemade Chocolate Mug Cake that is so simple and quick to make. 

Top it off with some vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream for a tasty treat.

Get the full recipe from 100 Days Of Real Food

  1. VEGAN CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES

                                Photo: watchlearneat

These Vegan chocolate-covered strawberries are perfect for enjoying a romantic treat with your sweetie, serving at a soiree, or getting your kids to eat more fruit! 

Make them with both vegan white and dark chocolate or pick your favorite. Either way, these delectable chocolate-dipped strawberries are easy to make and ready to enjoy in less than 30 minutes.

Get the full recipe from Watch Learn Eat

Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas FAQs

Are there desserts I can make ahead for Valentine’s Day?

Many of the  Valentine’s Day dessert recipes in this post can be made 1-2 days in advance, like red velvet cake, cookies, lemon tarts, chocolate bark, and raspberry chocolate brownies. Just store them in airtight containers until ready to serve.

Are there any options for those with dietary restrictions, like vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free desserts?

Absolutely! Many of these recipes can be adapted for various dietary needs. For example, gluten-free flour can be used for baking, and dairy-free alternatives can be substituted in recipes that call for milk or butter.

How can I make a dessert presentation more romantic for Valentine’s Day?

Use heart-shaped molds or cutouts, decorate with red and pink accents, and consider serving desserts on elegant dishes or in clear glasses. Adding a sprinkle of edible glitter or powdered sugar can also enhance the romantic vibe. You can also arrange the desserts and other sweets on a board, so you end up having a Valentine’s Day dessert charcuterie board.

Are you making any of these recipes? Get baking, love up your loved ones with the sweet nothings, then come back and share with us how much you loved them.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Judy Kahansky is an experienced writer and baker, creating delicious desserts (including pie!) for over 40 years. She loves to take classic and vintage recipes and update them to fit the busy lives of her readers. When not baking, Judy and her husband Mark are passionate golfers, travelers and dog lovers, spending as much time as they can with their sweet pup Millie.

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