40+ Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

Is there a sweeter way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with delicious, special desserts and treats made from the heart? From bite-size snacks to stuff in a homemade candy box, to decadent Cheesecakes and stunning layer Cakes, to quick and easy Valentine’s Day desserts to healthy treats, spread the love this year with our collection of delicious Valentine’s Dessert Recipes.

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Valentine’s Day Cake Recipes

It’s hard to pick a favorite type of cake with so many delicious options like layered and frosted cakes, rich indulgent cheesecakes and cute, shareable cupcakes. No matter what your favorite type of cake is, we have a Valentine’s Day cake recipe you will love.

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We have the best Valentines Day cake recipes for any skill level! From our 4-ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake to our stunning triple layer Chocolate Mousse Cake, our step by step guides make every recipe an easy Valentine’s Day cake recipe.


Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake is a fudgy chocolate cake made with just 4 ingredients and just 5 minutes of work before it goes in the oven. If you need an easy, quick Valentine's dessert, this is the cake for you!
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Lava Cakes

These gooey, molten lava cakes make a delicious romantic recipe, especially for chocolate peanut butter lovers! Plus with only 6 ingredients, they are another easy Valentines dessert.
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Red Velvet Cheesecake Bundt Cake

With the bright red color and creamy cheesecake center, this is the perfect bundt cake for Valentine's Day! Our Red Velvet Cheesecake Bundt Cake is a moist red velvet cake recipe filled with rich creamy cheesecake and a classic cream cheese frosting.
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Better Than Sex Cake

Better Than Sex Cake is the ultimate chocolate poke cake recipe topped with sweetened condensed milk, caramel sauce, toffee, and cool whip. It's a Valentine cake idea where the name says it all!
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Red Velvet Cake

It's easier than you think to make a double layer Red Velvet Cake for Valentine's Day! This Red Velvet Cake is unbelievably MOIST and fluffy, made with cocoa powder, buttercream, and sour cream. Bake the cake layers the night before so they are fully cooled for a perfect presentation!
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Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake is an indulgent layer cake recipe with 3 layers of chocolate cake, dark chocolate frosting, and rich chocolate mousse. It's the ultimate showstopping chocolate cake recipe for Valentine's Day!
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Whether it’s a creamy, classic NY Cheesecake or super chocolaty Oreo Cheesecake, homemade cheesecakes are the ultimate rich and decadent Valentine’s Day desserts!


New York Cheesecake

This New York Cheesecake recipe is the PERFECT balance of sweet, creamy and rich. It's a simple, classic cheesecake for Valentine's Day that you easily take to the next level with our easy homemade Strawberry Topping.
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Oreo Cheesecake

Oreo Cheesecake is beyond amazing with an Oreo crust, cookie crumbs in the batter and chunky cookie pieces throughout. This epic cookie cheesecake is the best Oreo Valentine's dessert for the Oreo lover in your life!
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Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

The ultimate Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake! The dark chocolate cheesecake filling is made with Chocmeister Milk Chocolaty Hazelnut Spread, baked in a chocolate cookie crust, and then smothered with a thick, glossy Chocolate Ganache.
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No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake is silky, rich, and creamy with a sweet cherry pie filling topping and buttery graham cracker crust.
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Whether you make traditional Red Velvet Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day or chocolaty, decadent Black Bottom Cupcakes, baking mini cakes is always a sweet, cute treat for the holiday.


Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

Valentine's Day Cupcakes are fluffy vanilla cupcakes with festive pink swirls and pink buttercream frosting. The perfect Valentine cupcake idea for parties and potlucks.
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Strawberry Cupcakes

Easy Strawberry Cupcakes are moist and sweet cupcakes flavored with freeze dried strawberries and topped with bright strawberry buttercream.
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Black Bottom Cupcakes

Black Bottom Cupcakes have a chocolaty base with a chocolate chip cream cheese filling. A moist chocolate cupcake with a delicious twist!
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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes are soft and moist with an incredible red color, made with sour cream and buttermilk, and ready in under 45 minutes!
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Boston Cream Cupcakes

Boston Cream Cupcakes are made with tender, classic yellow cakes topped off with a chocolate glaze and filled with vanilla cream just like Boston Cream Pie!
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Cookies & Bars for Valentine’s Day

Skip the boring box of chocolates this year and bake your loved ones a basket of warm cookies, brownies or bars – or an assortment of all three!

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Whether you need quick & easy Valentines treats for a crowd or you have a cookie lover in your life, nothing beats these easy Valentines Day Cookie Recipes!


Iced Heart Cookies

These cute heart-shaped Valentin'es Day treats are quick and easy to make with a homemade royal icing recipe. The best Valentine's cookie recipe for gifting and parties!
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Cherry Kiss Cookies

Cherry Kiss Cookies are sweet, soft cherry almond cookies with cherry chunks and a chocolate kiss in the center. Perfect for Valentine's Day!
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Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

Oreo Cheesecake Cookies are EASY, rich and delicious cookies made with butter and cream cheese for the softest centers, just like the filling of an Oreo cookie!
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Red Velvet Kiss Cookies

Red Velvet Kiss Cookies tastes like red velvet cupcakes in cookie form with a Hershey's Kiss in the middle. A perfect Valentine's Day cookie!
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Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms are creamy, soft peanut butter cookies with chocolate kisses. PERFECT for any party, and ready to bake in 15 minutes!
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Cherry Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Shortbread Cookies are soft, buttery chocolate shortbread cookies sprinkled with chocolate chips and maraschino cherries.
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Brownies & Bars

From bright pink Strawberry Brownies to buttery, fruity Raspberry Shortbread Bars to indulgent Cherry Cheesecake Brownies, brownies and bars make easy Valentine’s treats.


Sugar Cookie Bars

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars are the best recipe for soft, chewy sugar cookies for a party. Sweet cream cheese frosting and sprinkles make this a fun dessert!
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Iced Strawberry Brownies

Iced Strawberry Brownies are the ultimate Valentine cake mix treat! These Valentine brownies are easy to make with strawberry cake mix, buttermilk, and a sweet, pink glaze.
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Cherry Cheesecake Brownies

Cherry Cheesecake Brownies are perfectly fudgy brownies with a layer of rich cheesecake and cherry pie filling over the top. Baked in just 35 minutes!
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Raspberry Shortbread Bars

Raspberry Shortbread Bars have a wonderfully buttery, slightly crumbly shortbread base with a sweet and tangy raspberry jam topping.
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Fruit Desserts for Valentine’s Day

There is something extra sweet about pairing fresh delicious fruit with sugary desserts. If you are a fruit lover, these Valentine’s Day fruit ideas are just for you!


Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries are a sweet, no-bake dessert made with fresh strawberries and melted chocolate, ready in just minutes!
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Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Pretzel Salad is a refreshing, chilled dessert with a buttery pretzel crumb base, cream cheese filling, and strawberry Jello topping! It's festive, creamy no-bake Valentine treat you can enjoy all week.
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Coconut Cranberry Yummies

Coconut Cranberry Yummies are easy, gluten-free desserts ready in 30 minutes! Bite-size treats made with coconut, condensed milk, and fresh cranberries.
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Strawberry Ice Cream

This creamy homemade Strawberry Ice Cream recipe is made with fresh strawberries and cream. Layer it between a baked Vanilla Pound Cake for an easy Valentine Ice Cream Cake!
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Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis is an amazing French fruit dessert with sweet, fresh cherries covered in a simple, buttery batter.
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Mixed Berry Trifle

Berry Trifle is the perfect Valentine's Day party recipe with pound cake, pudding and mixed berries in just 30 minutes. And it's a showstopper!
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Chocolate Desserts for Valentine’s Day

There are so many Valentines chocolate ideas, it’s hard to pick only a few favorites to feature. Be sure to check out our entire Chocolate Dessert Collection for more chocolaty Valentines desserts.


Chocolate Oreo Truffles

Oreo Balls (aka Oreo Truffles) made with only FOUR ingredients are a sweet and indulgent no-bake recipe that's ready in under 45 minutes! The easiest Oreo Valentine Treat!
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Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Pudding is a rich and creamy EASY dessert with cocoa powder, sugar, evaporated milk, corn starch, and ready in under 45 minutes!
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Chocolate Orange Truffles

Chocolate Orange Truffles are the perfect Valentines chocolate truffle candy made with creamy, dark chocolate, orange flavor, and orange powdered sugar coating.
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Hot Chocolate Souffle

Roy’s Hot Chocolate Soufflé (authentic restaurant recipe!) with rich dark chocolate, a crispy exterior and a molten center that's as easy as a box mix cake!
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Chocolate Covered Cherry Cordials

Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherry Cordials are an easy to make candy recipe with just five ingredients. Make these treats for the holidays!
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Chocolate Covered Caramels

Chocolate Covered Caramels are soft, chewy, and PERFECT for the holidays, made with sugar, butter, vanilla, and heavy cream, then coated with sweet chocolate.
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Healthy Treats for Valentine’s Day

If you are looking for light Valentine’s desserts, these recipes are just what you need to end your romantic dinner. Whether it’s gluten-free, egg-less, or a simple fruit salad, you don’t have to skip dessert on this special day.


Strawberry Pavlova

Strawberry Pavlova is a beautiful and romantic dessert with a meringue base, homemade whipped cream, and delicious strawberry topping. Gluten-Free Valentine's Day Dessert!
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Flourless Brownies

Flourless Brownies are chocolatey, gooey, and rich gluten-free treats. Made with cocoa powder, melted chocolate, butter, sugar, and eggs.
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Honey Lime Berry Fruit Salad

Honey Lime Berry Fruit Salad is the most refreshing salad ever with blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, tart apples, fresh mint, and honey.
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Eggless Chocolate Cake

No eggs? No problem! Eggless Chocolate Cake is wonderfully rich, moist, light, and fluffy without any eggs added to the chocolaty batter.
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Which desserts are you making for Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments below!

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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

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