36 Easy, Last-Minute Valentine's Day Desserts Your Family Will Love
Even though February 14 is nearly upon us, there's still more than enough time to whip up one of these quick and easy desserts. Treat you family, friends, and co-workers with a sweet homemade treat on Valentine's Day, courtesy of yours truly. Even though these treats are homemade, they're easy enough for you to throw together in a flash, and some even start with a simple store-bought mix.
Whether your Valentine is a fan of chocolate, strawberries, or Red Velvet, you can't go wrong with any of these cute and festive desserts. There's plenty of time to make the perfect treat to show them how much you care.
Red-and-White Meringue Kisses
Recipe: Red-and-White Meringue Kisses
With a short ingredient list and minimal prep time, this recipe makes about three dozen "kisses" perfect for any party.
Classic Southern Pound Cake
Recipe: Classic Southern Pound Cake
Top this Southern classic with fresh strawberries for an easy Valentine's Day dessert.
Red Velvet Thumbprints
Recipe: Red Velvet Thumbprints
These festive treats are the perfect bite-sized take on classic Red Velvet Cake.
Mamie Eisenhower's Chocolate Fudge
Marshmallow cream gives this foolproof fudge a light and creamy texture.
Recipe: Heart Cookies
Use strawberry cake mix for these sweet cookies and top with icing and sprinkles galore.
Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes
Recipe: Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes
Use both unsweetened and semisweet baking chocolate for the batter of these cupcakes. Cook them in jumbo muffin pans.
White Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Dip each strawberry in melted white chocolate and drizzle with semisweet chocolate for an extra special touch.
Recipe: Cheesecake Cookies
These bite-sized cheesecakes are a great way to impress your with an easy-to-make cookie.
Angel Food Cake
Recipe: Angel Food Cake
After taking this cake out of the oven, let it cool upside down in the pan so it will pull away from the sides of the pan cleanly.
Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
Recipe: Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
Six ingredients and 20 minutes of hands-on time make this an easy and impressive dessert.
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
Recipe: Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
Sprinkle in white chocolate chips to this decadent cookie cake treat.
Conversation Heart White Chocolate Bark
Festive sprinkles and conversation hearts make this creamy, white chocolate dessert a festive treat.
White Cupcakes with Rose Petals
Recipe: White Cupcakes with Rose Petals
Top these white cupcakes with edible rose petals to sweep your sweethearts off their feet.
Chocolate Strawberry Cake
Recipe: Chocolate Strawberry Cake
This cake gets its pretty pink color from the fresh berries in the frosting.
Chocolate-Marshmallow Linzer Cookies
Feel these basic chocolate shortbread cookies with ready-made marshmallow crème. Tint the marshmallow pink or red for a festive touch.
Beet Red Velvet Cupcakes
Recipe: Beet Red Velvet Cupcakes
Microwave beets and add lemon juice to make the red coloring of these cupcakes even brighter.
Raspberry Truffle Shortcake
Recipe: Raspberry Truffle Shortcake
Use raspberries, shaved chocolate, and hot fudge for this fun shortcake twist.
Fresh Strawberry Milkshake
Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Milkshake
Use smaller batch ice cream and real vanilla extract for the best flavor.
Key Lime Slab Pie with Strawberry Whipped Cream
Strawberry and key lime fuse together for a burst of fresh flavor. Garnish this pie with cut berries and lime zest.
Valentine's Day Cake
Recipe: Valentine's Day Cake
This cake's heart shape with its sweet pink frosting and strawberry outline is cute as can be.
Honey Bun Cake
Recipe: Honey Bun Cake
Add sour cream and vanilla to the yellow cake mix to add moisture and depth in flavor.
Recipe: Caramel Cake
This cake has the same consistency as a pound cake and is smothered in rich frosting.
Recipe: Chocolate Cobbler
Warm chocolate pudding- like fudge and chocolate layer cake are mixed together to make this dreamy dessert.
Mixed Nut Brittle
Recipe: Mixed Nut Brittle
Use peanuts, almonds, cashews, and pecans for this Southern favorite.
Recipe: Chocolate Parfait
Rich chocolatey flavor shines in this no-bake dessert.
Red Velvet Souffles with Whipped Sour Cream
This recipe will allow each member of the family to enjoy their own personal Valentine's Day soufflé.
Strawberries-and-Cream Sheet Cake
Cook and serve this delicious dessert on the same pan for easy cleanup. Garnish with fresh strawberries.
Red Velvet Fudge
Recipe: Red Velvet Fudge
If you're looking for a no-bake treat, this fudge is for you. It makes about two dozen pieces of fudge with just 30 minutes of hands-on time.
Mini Triple-Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cakes
These personal pound cakes are topped off with both chocolate and buttermilk glaze to make them even sweeter.
Salted Caramel Strawberries
Recipe: Salted Caramel Strawberries
Ready in just 15 minutes, the kids can help make this Valentine's Day treat.
Crispy Chocolate Hearts
Recipe: Crispy Chocolate Hearts
These no-bake treats will win over their hearts.
Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Serve this warm, giant chocolate chip cookie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it'll be an instant crowd-pleaser.
Red Velvet Layer Cake
Recipe: Red Velvet Layer Cake
Red Velvet Cake covered in cream cheese frosting is the perfect way to say "I love you."
Recipe: So-Good Brownies
These homemade fudgy brownies will be your new go-to recipe.
Chocolate-Dipped Praline Pretzels
These treats are great to pack in your kiddo's lunchbox for a sweet surprise.
All-Time Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
It's hard to beat a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies.