41 Delicious Valentine's Day Desserts You'll Fall in Love With

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These Valentine's Day dessert recipes will surely charm your sweetie. Skip the basic box of chocolates this year and go for a more dazzling confection like our pink lemonade cake, red velvet brownies, or Neapolitan cookies. Valentine's Day is all about celebrating the people you love and cherish in your life. And what better way to do that than make them a simply irresistible dessert?

From fancy and involved to quick and easy, there's something for everyone in this collection of Valentine's dessert recipes. Some of these Valentine's Day desserts start with store-bought cookies, while others are made completely from scratch. Are you in the mood for something classically chocolate? Try our Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes or Chocolate Strawberry Cake. If you're looking for something fruity, our Lemon Raspberry Cake and Strawberry Icebox Cake are sure to impress. Skip the restaurant this year and make a romantic dinner at home. Be sure to end with one of these Valentine's Day treats for the grand finale.

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cheesecake

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Photographer: Will Dickey Prop Stylist: Missie Crawford Food Stylist: Erin Merhar

Recipe: Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cheesecake

If you can't resist a slice of cheesecake or a chocolate-covered strawberry, we've found your Valentine.

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Valentine's Day Cake

Valentine's Day Cake
Photographer: Will Dickey Prop Stylist: Missie Crawford Food Stylist: Erin Merhar

Recipe: Valentine's Day Cake

Sweet strawberries and buttercream frosting are the most beautiful couple for this heart-shape cake.

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Red Velvet Cake Balls

Red Velvet Cake Balls
Photography: Caitlin Bensel; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners

Recipe: Red Velvet Cake Balls

Are you celebrating Valentine's Day with the whole family this year? Red Velvet Cake Balls are great to make with the kids.

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Heart Cookies

Heart Cookies
Caitlin Bensel; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners

Recipe: Heart Cookies

These cookies have a secret we promise not to tell your party guests. Hint: There's store-bought cake mix involved.

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Conversation Heart Sugar Cookies

Conversation Heart Cookies
Zoe Denenberg; Prop Styling: Grant Gaar

Recipe: Conversation Heart Sugar Cookies

We swapped classic conversation heart sayings for Southern quips like,"Hotter Than Texas" and "Bless Your Heart."

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White Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

White Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Micah A. Leal

Recipe: White Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Impress your Valentine with a white chocolate design that's easier to dip than it looks.

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White Chocolate Raspberry Loaf Cake

White Chocolate Raspberry Loaf Cake
Photo: Antonis Achilleos, Prop Styling: Kay Clarke, Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: White Chocolate Raspberry Loaf Cake

You can enjoy this beautiful cake after Valentine's dinner or with a cup of coffee for Valentine's Day breakfast in bed.

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Strawberry Brownies

Strawberry Brownies
Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling: Margaret Dickey, Prop Styling: Kay E Clarke

Recipe: Strawberry Brownies

These fudgy brownies are delicious on their own, but a layer of fresh, juicy strawberries and chocolate ganache on top take them over the top.

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Chocolate Strawberry Cake

Chocolate Strawberry Cake
Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Melissa Gray; Prop Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

Recipe: Chocolate Strawberry Cake

This dessert tastes like a chocolate-dipped strawberry in cake form, so yeah, it's delicious.

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Lemon Raspberry Cake

Lemon Raspberry Cake
Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Melissa Gray; Prop Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

Recipe: Lemon Raspberry Cake

Brimming with elegance, this Lemon Raspberry Cake is light and tender with a twist of lemon zest.

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Molten Red Velvet Cakes

Molten Red Velvet Cakes
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Molten Red Velvet Cakes

End the perfect Valentine's Day dinner at home with these Molten Red Velvet Cakes, and watch your sweetheart swoon.

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Mini Triple-Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cakes

Lemon Ginger Pound Cake
Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Recipe: Mini Triple-Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cakes

Pound cake, but make it miniature. We love these personal, chocolate-filled treats.

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Cheesecake Cookies

Cheesecake Cookies
Caitlin Bensel

Recipe: Cheesecake Cookies

If you don't have hours to spend in the kitchen making a traditional cheesecake, give these cookies a try. They are easy to make and taste just a great.

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Buttermilk Lime Mini Cakes with Vanilla-Mascarpone Buttercream

Buttermilk-Lime Mini Cakes with Vanilla-Mascarpone Buttercream
Greg DuPree

Recipe: Buttermilk Lime Mini Cakes with Vanilla-Mascarpone Buttercream

These mini cakes are sure to impress your special someone. Layers of buttercream make this dessert oh-so decadent.

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Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake
Photographer: Jennifer Causey Food Stylist: Ana Kelly Prop Stylist: Kay Clarke

Recipe: Angel Food Cake

Pillowy Angel Food Cake and fresh strawberries make this dessert truly celebratory. And it only takes 10 minutes to prep!

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Strawberries-and-Cream Sheet Cake

Strawberries-and-Cream Sheet Cake

Recipe: Strawberries-and-Cream Sheet Cake

Looking for the perfect bake-and-take dessert to bring to a Valentine's day party? This sheet cake will be the belle of the ball - guaranteed.

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Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake with Caramel Buttercream

Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake with Caramel Buttercream
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake with Caramel Buttercream

Did someone say chocolate ganache? This fudge-filled layer cake is rich and creamy in all the right ways.

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Strawberry Cream Pie

Strawberry Cream Pie
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Strawberry Cream Pie

Enhance your Valentine's day with red currant jelly and orange liqueur. Complete with fresh strawberries, this dessert is an elegant choice for a romantic dinner.

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Strawberry-Rosé Snack Cake

Strawberry-Rosé Snack Cake
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

Recipe: Strawberry-Rosé Snack Cake

Indulge in a sheet of sweet, strawberry-rosé satisfaction. This fruity snack cake is light, fluffy, and pretty in pink.

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Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet Brownies
Photography: Caitlin Bensel, Prop Styling: Audrey Davis, Food Styling: Rishon Hanners

Recipe: Red Velvet Brownies

Sweet cream cheese frosting and rich red velvet cake make this dessert the ideal choice for a Valentine's Day dinner.

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Strawberry Icebox Cake

Strawberry Icebox Cake
Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Melissa Gray; Prop Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

Recipe: Strawberry Icebox Cake

What's better than whipped cream and cookies to make your Valentine's Day dreams come to life? This easy-to-make cake is oh-so fancy.

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Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
Caitlin Bensel

Recipe: Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Why decide between ice cream and cake on Valentine's Day? This beautiful dessert offers the best of both worlds.

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Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

Red-Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
Micah A. Leal

Recipe: Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

Whip up these striking red cookies in just 10 minutes. Chewy, rich, and topped with white chocolate chips, they are sure to impress your sweetheart.

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Pink Lemonade Cake

Pink Lemonade Cake
Southern Living

Recipe: Pink Lemonade Cake

We transformed one of the South's favorite beverages into a sinfully sweet cake for Valentine's Day.

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Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes
Micah Leal

Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

Your partner will think you picked up these airy delights at the local bakery. Made with no artificial flavors or colors, the taste is unmatched by any other dessert.

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Lane Cupcakes

Lane Cupcakes
Southern Living

Recipe: Lane Cupcakes

Inspired by the beloved Southern cake that bears the same name, these Lane cupcakes pack the same flavor punch in a single serving.

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Butterscotch Pie with Whiskey Caramel Sauce

Butterscotch Pie with Whiskey Caramel Sauce
Greg DuPree

Recipe: Butterscotch Pie with Whiskey Caramel Sauce

Butterscotch filling and caramel sauce create a delicious pie worthy of only the highest praise. Serve it with a scoop of ice cream to take it over the top.

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Red Velvet-White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Red Velvet-White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Red Velvet-White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

We swapped red velvet's usual cream cheese frosting companion for rich white chocolate chunks, and you're going to love the rich pairing.

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Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream

Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream
Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream

This bright flavor combination will have you ready for spring.

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Conversation Heart White Chocolate Bark

Conversation Heart Chocolate Bark
Photographer: Greg DuPree, Food Stylist: Rishon Hanners Prop Stylist: Christina Daley

Recipe: Conversation Heart White Chocolate Bark

We gave your favorite Christmas toffee recipe a makeover that's ready for Valentine's Day.

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Mini Red Velvet Cakes

Mini Red Velvet Cakes
Southern Living

Recipe: Mini Red Velvet Cakes

After a decadent Valentine's Day dinner, these perfectly portioned mini cakes hit the spot.

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Cheerwine Cherry Cupcakes with Cherry-Swirl Frosting

Cheerwine Cherry Cupcakes with Cherry-Swirl Frosting
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner

Recipe: Cheerwine Cherry Cupcakes with Cherry-Swirl Frosting

These festive little cupcakes prove everything is better with a splash of Cheerwine!

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Marbled Sugar Heart Cookies

Marbled Sugar Cookies
Zoe Denenberg; Prop Styling: Grant Gaar

Recipe: Marbled Sugar Heart Cookies

The kids will have so much fun decorating these sugar cookies on Valentine's Day.

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Red Velvet Soufflés with Whipped Sour Cream

Red Velvet Soufflés with Whipped Sour Cream
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Red Velvet Soufflés with Whipped Sour Cream

Totally dreamy and beautiful, you'll fall in love with these red velvet mini desserts.

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Mini Strawberry Chiffon Pies

Mini Strawberry Chiffon Pies
Cedric Angeles; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Mini Strawberry Chiffon Pies

Refrigerated pie crusts and an easy whipped cream topping make these pretty little pies super easy.

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Beet Red Velvet Cupcakes

Beet Red Velvet Cupcakes
Victor Protasio

Recipe: Beet Red Velvet Cupcakes

If you're not a fan of red food dye, these adorable cupcakes get their color from natural red beets.

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Butterscotch-Bourbon Lava Cakes

Butterscotch-Bourbon Lava Cakes
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Lydia Pursell

Recipe: Butterscotch-Bourbon Lava Cakes

Finish your date night with a spirited dessert that feels inherently romantic.

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Strawberry-Lemonade Cake

Strawberry-Lemonade Cake
Jen Causey

Recipe: Strawberry-Lemonade Cake

This stunning pink cake combines two of our favorite flavors that will have it feeling like spring has arrived to your table.

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Bourbon-Praline Cheesecake

Bourbon-Praline Cheesecake and Vanilla Custard with Bourbon-Caramel Sauce
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop styling: Lydia Pursell

Recipe: Bourbon-Praline Cheesecake

If your Valentine doesn't want red velvet on Valentine's Day, treat them to a decadent cheesecake with a homemade praline topping.

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Raspberry-White Chocolate Meringue Sandwich Cookies

Raspberry-White Chocolate Meringue Sandwich Cookies
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Raspberry-White Chocolate Meringue Sandwich Cookies

Thesepretty sandwich cookies beautifully swirled to resemble our favorite pink blooms. How do we get this sweet look? We spike the meringue with finely-ground, freeze-dried raspberries.

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Chocolate-Marshmallow Linzer Heart Cookies

Linzer Heart Cookies

Recipe: Chocolate-Marshmallow Linzer Heart Cookies

Nothing says Valentine's Day quite like these cookies. Made with decadent ingredients like marshmallows and chocolate, Linzer Heart Cookies are great for celebrating your sweetheart.

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