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!
I’ve sorted all my best Valentine’s Day Desserts into the following categories:
- Pies & Tarts
- Cakes & Cupcakes
- Everything Else!
There’s something for everyone! So, without further ado…
Pies & Tarts
This Kahlua Brownie Pie is a decadent dark chocolate & Kahlua icebox pie with a thick, fudgy brownie crust. As though that weren’t enough, it’s also topped with THREE flavors of whipped cream (vanilla bean, Kahlua, and chocolate)! This recipe definitely sets my heart aflutter!
This Chocolate Caramel Tart has a chocolate shortbread crust filled with homemade salted caramel sauce and dark chocolate ganache! This recipe is great any time of year, but aaaall that chocolate makes it Valentine’s Day worthy in my book!
Your Valentine will be extra impressed when you make this Mocha Tart! This beauty is a crisp, crumbly chocolate shortbread crust filled with creamy chocolate-espresso custard and topped with (five shades of) chocolate whipped cream!
These little cuties would definitely make your Valentine smile! 🙂 These Chocolate Cream Tartlets with Raspberry Meringue have a sweet pastry crust filled with dark chocolate custard and topped with light-as-air raspberry meringue!
There’s just something about mimosas…they always mean you’re in for a treat! This Mimosa Tart is no different! The sweet, orange-scented pastry is filled with champagne pastry cream and topped with candied citrus slices. You’ll definitely feel treated when you have a slice of this!
Cakes & Cupcakes
The gorgeous colors of this Vanilla Cake with Mixed Berry Buttercream are perfect for Valentine’s Day! This beauty is three layers of vanilla cake with strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry buttercreams! And, since the buttercream uses freeze-dried berries, you can still have awesome berry flavor in the middle of February!
A classic! These Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream are the quickest, easiest recipe of the bunch, and sooo delicious!
The recipe for this Chocolate Champagne Cake is always one of the most popular on the blog, no matter the season! I think the three layers of chocolate champagne cake, champagne Swiss meringue buttercream, and dark chocolate ganache are perfect for your sweetie (and you)!
Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries is an EPIC combination! Here it is in cake form, my Champagne and Chocolate Strawberries Cake. Layers of champagne cake are frosted with a strawberry buttercream, and topped with dark chocolate ganache and chocolate-covered strawberries! This is a romantic one for sure! <3
I think we can all agree that Valentine’s Day and chocolate go hand-in-hand, so your valentine probably wants you to make this Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream! That buttercream is the chocolatiest ever, with a full POUND of melted chocolate!
These super chocolatey High Hat Cupcakes are topped SKY HIGH with vanilla buttercream, then dipped in chocolate and covered in sprinkles! <3
This Strawberry Angel Food Cake is so light and fluffy! The slight pink hue and serious strawberry flavor are thanks to freeze-dried strawberries, ground into a powder and added right to the cake! It’s a splurge to use all those egg whites, but check out my post on Ways to Use Egg Yolks for decadent recipe ideas for the yolks!
Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go hand-in-hand, but these cupcakes take it to a whole new level! These Death by Chocolate Cupcakes are dark chocolate cakes filled with dark chocolate ganache and topped with the deepest, darkest chocolate cream cheese frosting! This recipe is only for true chocolate lovers!!
This is the recipe when you can’t decide between all the things. Brownies? Cookies? Cheesecake? YES! This Cookie Dough Brownie Cheesecake has it all! This gorgeous thing is layers of fudgy brownie, (eggless!) chocolate chip cookie dough, and vanilla bean cheesecake. You can’t go wrong!
This Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake is dark chocolate cheesecake with a hazelnut & graham cracker crust, all topped with date caramel and chopped hazelnuts! A decadent Valentine’s Day treat!
These Chocolate Champagne Truffles only have a few simple ingredients, but the result is truly decadent! The dark chocolate truffle filling is flavored with a champagne reduction, then coated in *even more* dark chocolate! You can use whatever kind of chocolate you like, but dark chocolate is my jaaaaam.
These Hazelnut Espresso Truffles are what your valentine really wants! These decadent, bite-sized treats beat those mass-produced chocolate any day!
These little babies are so cute and SO delicious! These Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups are easy to make but look like you spent all day! These are filled with cheesecake mousse, but you can fill them however you like! <3
These Honey Sugar Cookies are barely crisp and chewy with the floral flavor of honey, and drizzled with a honey-vanilla bean glaze. These beauties are beautiful in their simplicity just as plain cut-outs, or jazz them up for the holiday like I did here!
Dark Chocolate Madeleines are perfect for Valentine’s Day! These tender little cakes are super chocolatey thanks to bittersweet chocolate and black cocoa powder!
Doughnuts might be a nontraditional Valentine’s Day treat, but who could resist one of these pretty pink gems?? These Strawberry Powdered Sugar Doughnuts are tender, baked vanilla bean doughnuts coated in strawberry powdered sugar!
These Strawberry Sugar Cookie Cups are sweet, chewy sugar cookie cups filled with homemade strawberry mousse!
Last but *certainly* not least, feast your eyes upon this Valentine’s Day Dessert Board! Mix-and-match flavors to make your favorite Valentine’s Day treat! This beauty is the ultimate in dessert grazing!
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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