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20+ Decadent Valentine’s Day Desserts

Here we are…the last week of January already! I guess that means it’s about time to round up some Valentine’s Day Desserts! Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, I say it’s always a good day for decadent treats!

Collage of images of Valentine's Day Desserts.

I feel like people usually either love or hate Valentine’s Day. I, myself, am rather neutral about it. My husband and I don’t celebrate it *shrugs*, but I always make sure there’s an extra special treat for my kiddos. Regardless of your personal feelings on Valentine’s Day, there will nearly always be some sort of class party or festive lunch to celebrate the day, and what is the holiday without decadent Valentine’s Day treats?

I’ve got you covered for Valentine’s Day dessert ideas! I’ve sorted recipes into the following categories:

  • Pies & Tarts
  • Cakes & Cupcakes
  • Cheesecakes
  • Candy
  • Everything Else!

There’s something for everyone! So, without further ado…

Pies & Tarts

Valentine’s Day calls for decadence, and these pie and tart recipes are just that! Lots of chocolate, salted caramel, and rich pastry creams and custards are the best way to show you care! 😉

Kahlua Brownie Pie
A decadent dark chocolate Kahlua icebox pie with brownie crust, topped with three flavors of whipped cream!
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Chocolate Caramel Tart
This Chocolate Caramel Tart has a chocolate shortbread crust filled with homemade salted caramel sauce and dark chocolate ganache! A decadent classic!
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Chocolate Caramel Tart
Mocha Tart
This Mocha Tart has a chocolate shortbread crust filled with chocolate espresso custard and topped with (five shades of) fresh whipped cream!
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Chocolate Raspberry Tartlets
Deep, rich dark chocolate cream in a sweet pastry shell, topped with raspberry meringue and fresh berries!
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Mimosa Tart
An orange-scented sweet pastry crust filled with champagne pastry cream and topped with candied citrus. A mimosa in dessert form!
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mimosa tart

Cakes & Cupcakes

It isn’t really a party without cake, right?? These cake and cupcake recipes are decadent and delicious with deep dark chocolate and pink berry tones. There isn’t a recipe in this list that wouldn’t go over well with a crowd!

Vanilla Cake with Berry Buttercream
This vanilla cake is amazing–soft, fluffy, and flavorful. With the addition of mixed berry buttercream, it's like a dream!
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Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream
These Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream are a classic! Deep, rich chocolate cupcakes with smooth, creamy vanilla buttercream. Who could resist? (Spoiler: not me!)
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Chocolate Champagne Cake
Chocolate champagne cake with champagne swiss meringue buttercream and dark chocolate ganache! For your next celebration, or anytime!
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Chocolate Champagne Cake
Champagne and Chocolate Strawberries Cake
Champagne Cake topped with strawberry Swiss meringue buttercream, dark chocolate ganache, and chocolate-covered strawberries!
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Champagne and Chocolate Strawberries Cake
Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Italian Buttercream
This one is for all the chocolate lovers out there, especially my oldest son, James. This is his "ultimate" birthday cake.
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High Hat Cupcakes
These Hi-Hat Cupcakes are super moist and super chocolatey! Frosted sky-high with vanilla buttercream, then dipped in chocolate, these babies are over the top in the best way!
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Strawberry Angel Food Cake
This Strawberry Angel Food Cake is light and fluffy with serious strawberry flavor thanks to freeze-dried berries! Also delicious using blueberries, with the bonus of a showstopping purple color!
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Strawberry Angel Food Cake
Death by Chocolate Cupcakes
Dark chocolate cupcakes filled with dark chocolate ganache, and topped with the deepest, darkest chocolate cream cheese frosting you've ever seen!
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Cheesecakes

I don’t know about you, but cheesecake is definitely the way to my heart! Indulgent and delicious, you’ll want these after your romantic Valentine’s Day dinner!

Cookie Dough Brownie Cheesecake
This Cookie Dough Brownie Cheesecake is three desserts in one! A fudgy brownie is topped with (eggless!) chocolate chip cookie dough, then with a layer of no-bake vanilla bean cheesecake!
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Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake with Date Caramel
This beauty is a dark chocolate cheesecake with hazelnut graham cracker crust, topped with date caramel!
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Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

Candy

The cliché is flowers and chocolates, but it’s not a cliché if it’s delicious! These truffles are better than anything you can get in those heart-shaped boxes at the store! Nothing shows your love quite like treats that you made yourself!

Dark Chocolate Champagne Truffles
Dark chocolate truffles flavored with champagne! Simple ingredients combine for a decadent treat!
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Chocolate Champagne Truffles
Hazelnut Espresso Truffles
Dark chocolate, hazelnuts, and espresso combine into a decadent treat! Beautiful and delicious!
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Everything Else!

So these Valentine’s Day treats fall into a miscellaneous category, but are certainly not to be overlooked! These recipes are unique and a little unexpected. Your valentine will certainly be impressed!

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Cheesecake Mousse
Mini chocolate chip cookie cups filled with no-bake cheesecake mousse!
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mini chocolate chip cookie cups with cheesecake mousse
Honey Cookies
These Honey Cookies are tender and chewy, with the floral flavor of honey! Drizzled with a honey vanilla bean glaze, these cuties are simple and delicious!
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Dark Chocolate Madeleines
These Dark Chocolate Madeleines are tender and suuuuper chocolatey thanks to bittersweet chocolate and black cocoa powder! I should have called them Midnight Madeleines!
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Strawberry Powdered Sugar Doughnuts
Tender, baked vanilla bean doughnuts coated in strawberry powdered sugar! A twist on a classic!
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strawberry powdered sugar donuts
Strawberry Sugar Cookie Cups
These Strawberry Sugar Cookie Cups are chewy sugar cookie cups filled with strawberry mousse! These little pink gems are sure to please a crowd!
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So whether you love, hate, or love/hate this holiday, I’m sure there’s something for everyone in this roundup of Valentine’s Day Desserts! Make them for someone you love, make them for friends, make them for yourself! Baking is love, and you deserve it! <3

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Updated 1/15/2022

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