Amazing Valentine Desserts

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Our Valentine desserts collection has the best recipes for Feb. 14th. You’ll find decadent chocolate, romantic, no bake, and dessert drinks!

When it comes to letting someone special know how much you care, nothing says “I love you” quite as well as a home cooked meal. Light a few candles and stream soft music to set the mood.

When the meal is over, brew some espresso or tea, or indulge in Valentine cocktails to enjoy with one of these swoon-worthy Valentine’s Day desserts!

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Browse this recipe collection and watch our video for inspiration. Then you’ll be able to make a decadent, romantic dessert to share with your Valentine.

Valentine Desserts Collection

To make it easy for you to find exactly what you’re looking for, we placed the Valentine’s Day desserts into the following categories:

  • CHOCOLATE
  • FRUIT DESSERTS
  • SIMPLE VALENTINES DAY TREATS 
  • DESSERT COCKTAILS AND OTHER DESSERT DRINKS

Click on the link below each image to get the recipe.

Decadent Chocolate Desserts

Here are some of our best dessert recipes that include chocolate. You’ll see some simple treats, but there are also over-the-top, decadent chocolate desserts that you and your Valentine are sure to love!

Rich, chocolaty treats are perfect for this holiday of love. Not only is chocolate delicious, but it also contains a natural stimulant called Tryptophan. It is part of a natural “feel good” drug in the brain known as serotonin.

Although these chemicals do exist in chocolate, the quantity isn’t enough to cause an actual physiological reaction. The thing is, chocolate is sweet, silky and smooth, so it’s likely to fuel a little inner passion.

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Outrageously Fudgy Brownies

The chocolate lover’s dream dessert! This treat is chocolatey, fudgy, soft, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Made with a truckload of chocolate and a sprinkling of coffee, the flavor is outrageously amazing!

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Cherry Dr Pepper Cake

This perfect Valentine’s Day dessert is an incredibly flavorful 5-ingredient cherry chocolate cake recipe. It may be the easiest and tastiest Valentine cake recipe ever.

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Chocolate Fudge Cake

Moist and rich, this dense cocoa cake has silky chocolate frosting and chocolate chips for a double chocolate delight!

To create the ultimate of Valentine desserts, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or some homemade whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup!

slice of cracker barrel coca cola cake

Coca Cola Cake

This dessert takes the words indulgent and rich to a whole new level! With twice the amount of cocoa powder, it’s the ultimate in decadent chocolate desserts. A layer of fudgy frosting on top seals the deal.

Need more Valentine’s Day dessert ideas to choose from? Check out our chocolate desserts recipe index.

Fruit Desserts

When you want a romantic dessert for two, look no further than chocolate and fresh fruit. Favorite choices are strawberries but you could use any fresh fruit you like.

Share a bowl of melted chocolate or hot fudge sauce for dipping, and before you know it, your Valentine may want you away from the table!

no bake strawberry cake topped with whipped cream and strawberry slices

Strawberry Icebox Cake

This is another one of our fantastic no bake Valentine’s Day desserts. With layers of juicy strawberries, fluffy whipped cream, and crushed graham crackers, it’s a light, slightly sweet, dreamy cake!

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Strawberry Brownie Cupcakes

Rich brownie cupcakes topped with luscious strawberry buttercream frosting and a finish of chocolate dipped strawberries. These cupcakes are the ultimate Valentine desserts!

no bake cheesecake with strawberries

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

Who can resist a slice of creamy smooth no bake cheesecake with fresh strawberry topping? With a base of cream cheese and whipped cream, it’s one of our lightest and most refreshing Valentines Day desserts!

How to Choose Fresh Berries

When you’re shopping for fresh strawberries (or any other type of berries), avoid those with dark leaves or mushy spots. If the fruit is in a plastic container, check the underside for signs of mildew or mold.

To extend their life, place your fresh berries in a vinegar water bath as soon as possible after you get home. Make the solution with 1 cup of white vinegar and 8 cups of cool water.

Either pat them dry with paper towels or simply allow them to air dry before storing them in the refrigerator. Use them within 4-5 days for the best flavor and freshness.

Simple Valentine’s Day Treats

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No Bake Chocolate Icebox Pie
If you don’t consider yourself a good baker, this is the best dessert recipe for you! It all starts with a chocolate cookie crust that is topped with silky smooth filling and a homemade chocolate ganache.

italian chocolate walnut cookies on platter

Chocolate Biscotti

If you’re looking for a lighter dessert, crunchy biscotti made with chocolate and coffee is the perfect solution! Not only that, but biscotti is super easy to make, and it is a beautiful food gift wrapped in cellophane and curly ribbons!

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Drinkable Valentine Desserts

Some of the best dessert recipes for this holiday of love involve a straw and a beautiful cocktail glass. Here are a few sip-worthy cocktail desserts and dessert drinks.

Frozen Kahlua Mudslide

If you’ve ever had the mudslide ice cream cocktail at TGI Fridays, you may be craving one right now. Stock up on gallons of vanilla ice cream and bottles of Kahlua liqueur, and don’t forget the whipped cream!

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cocktail

This cocktail dessert is like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in a glass. Boxed chocolates? Not a chance. Pour this chocolate sensation….

Chocolate Cherry Heart Cocktail

Give your sweetheart this Chocolate Cherry Heart Cocktail this Valentine’s Day. A fabulously romantic dessert for your sweetheart, chocolate and cherry flavors blend so seamlessly with the cream, it tastes heavenly!

Strawberries and Cream Shake

3 ingredients and 5 minutes is all that stands between you and this sweet Dreamy Strawberries and Cream Shake! Fresh strawberries and swirls of cream are all throughout this fantastic creamy drink

Kitchen Tools for Making Valentine’s Day Desserts

Enjoy!

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Originally published February 2016, updated and republished January 2022

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