Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes

Love is in the air with these chocolates, cheesecakes, and other sweet, Valentine's Day desserts. Indulge your sweet tooth in some of our best romantic desserts.

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Valentine Chocolate Souffle with Mocha Sauce

Rating: 4 stars 6
Make a fun Valentine's Day project out of this recipe for dark chocolate souffles drizzled with a marvelous mocha sauce.
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Eclair Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Rating: 5 stars 164
A delicious, creamy filling on top of a light choux pastry gets glazed with a rich chocolate ganache. This dessert sounds fancy but it is so easy to make and it's a definite crowd-pleaser!

Chocolate Cream Puff Swans

Rating: 4.5 stars 33
These chocolate ganache-filled cream puff swans would be a great way to say thanks to your mother for that whole giving-you-life thing. I think once she tastes them, she'll agree that it was all worth it after all. Make more swan 'heads' so that you have extra in case one breaks.

Heart Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing

Rating: 3.5 stars 11
Iced heart-shaped cookies make a lovely gift for your Valentine. This recipe uses the flood technique with royal icing to achieve a gorgeous and smooth result that sets firmly.

Marbled Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Marbled chocolate-covered strawberries with luscious, fresh strawberries dipped dipped into colored candy melts. Fun, delicious, and pretty!

Mini Dessert Brownies with Raspberries

Rating: 5 stars 3
My daughter wanted brownies with raspberries for her class as a treat for her birthday and since I did not want to make huge brownies for all the kids I came up with these mini desserts.

Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream

Rating: 4.5 stars 45
The key to a great pastry cream is using the minimum of starch. You need enough so the cream holds a shape, but not so much it interferes with the flavor. This version uses cornstarch; just be careful not to keep cooking it once it has thickened. This is perfect in Napoleons, pies, tarts, or cakes.

Raspberry Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 344
I've made raspberry sauce so many ways and this is my favorite. Thanks to MSG Mark Morgan.

White Chocolate Fondue

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
Rich creamy white chocolate fondue, made with real cream! Perfect for a special dessert, party, or a romantic night in. Assemble tasty things to dip like pretzel rods, brownies, marshmallows, and assorted fruits. Enjoy!

Real Strawberry Cupcakes

Rating: 4 stars 177
Most strawberry cake recipes ask you to use artificially flavored gelatin. This one uses only uses fresh ingredients. Also makes a great cake!

Panna Cotta with Berry Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
A creamy vanilla gelatin-based dessert that is easy, quick, and very tasty. Make the berry sauce an hour before serving.
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Chef John's Chocolate Lava Cake

Rating: 4 stars 313
Legend has it that this dessert was the result of a major catering disaster. The dessert for this particular event was to be individual chocolate cakes, but someone took them out of the ovens too soon and the centers were not cooked enough and still liquefied. Well, there was no time to take them off the plates and bake them more, so the chef simply had his wait staff introduce the dessert as Chocolate 'Lava' Cake! Brilliant!

Inspiration and Ideas

10 Easy Valentine's Day Treats
Simple homemade treats to show them how much you care.
7 Creamy, Dreamy Puddings for Valentine's Day
Warm and dreamy or cool and creamy, homemade pudding simply melts hearts.
The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
Rating: 4.5 stars 11180

These are the best rolled sugar cookies – easy to cut out and perfect for decorating.