June 23, 2024

54 Best Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes & Ideas | Recipes, Dinners and Easy Meal Ideas

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Chocolate Cherry Candy Cake

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Chocolate Dip with Strawberries

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Chocolate Strawberry Jelly Roll

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Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

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Chocolate Lava Cakes

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Million Heart Cheesecake

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Red Velvet Strawberry Cake

When creamy cheesecake is surrounded by rich chocolate cake, it creates a cupcake that is so good on its own that it doesn’t even need frosting. Plus, the absence of frosting makes these one-two-punch beauties extra easy to transport.

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Black Bottom Cupcakes

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Chocolate Tart

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White Chocolate-Strawberry Snack Mix

Before dusting the tops of these rich, dark mini loaves with confectioners’ sugar, cut out small hearts or other festive shapes from a piece of paper to make stencils, and place them on the loaves.

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Chocolate Mini-Loaves

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Chocolate Covered Cherries

What’s better than a brownie? Ina’s brownie tart. A tablespoon of instant coffee will deepen the chocolate flavor and only using a bit of flour will make the tart dense and gooey.

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Brownie Tart

Make your sweetie this showstopping dessert, with rich, intense chocolate on the bottom and fluffy, towering meringue on top.

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Towering Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Chocolate Strawberry Cake

Crushed pretzel sticks or almonds make a crunchy topping for chocolate-covered strawberries. The salty pretzels are a perfect complement to the melted chocolate.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

This dense, rich cake is the ultimate chocolate-lover’s dream.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Mini Cupcake Chocolate Box

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Chocolate Pudding

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Chocolate Raspberry-Mousse Candy Cake

Toss raspberries with chocolate liqueur and layer with crumbled brownies and chocolate ice cream for a quick-fix dessert.

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Raspberry-Chocolate Parfaits

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cheesecake

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Chocolate Coconut Fudge Candy Cake

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Chocolate-Covered Ice Cream Hearts

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

This adults-only egg cream features stout or chocolate stout and coffee liqueur.

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Chocolate Stout Affogato Egg Cream

Strawberries make the perfect heart-shaped fruit. Stuff them inside cupakes for a sweet surprise. Top the cupcakes with creamy chocolate frosting and a sliced strawberry.

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Heart of the Batter

For a whimsical twist, press homemade chocolate bark along the outside of this chocolate cake.

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Chocolate Layer Cake

Get your sweet fix without turning on the oven. Whip up a batch of white chocolate mousse and top it with tart raspberries and a quick and easy raspberry sauce.

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White Chocolate-Raspberry Parfaits

Small, one-bite desserts are ideal for cocktail parties when you want to try a little bit of everything from the dessert table. A chocolate-on-chocolate combo is always a crowd-pleaser. 

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Mini Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

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Classic Molten Chocolate Cake with Cassis Berries

Fold chocolate chips into Tyler’s buttercream frosting and spread onto layers of dense chocolate cake.

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A Gooey, Decadent Chocolate Cake

See how Jacques Torres makes truffles, the perfect Valentine’s Day treat.

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Chocolate Truffles

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Breakup Cake

Ree’s fluffy chocolate cake can be made on a baking sheet or in cupcake tins.

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Chocolate Sheet Cake

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Chocolate Caramel-Creme Candy Cake

Make these small cups of creamy chocolate pudding to impress your valentine.

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Chocolate Pots de Creme

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Marshmallows

These triple chocolate-hazelnut cookies taste best with a tall, cold glass of milk. 

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Triple Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookies

For a dessert with a big wow factor, make croissant bread pudding studded with gobs of melted milk chocolate. Serve with a warm chocolate sauce for good measure.

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Double Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

Take a slice of something dark and decadent: chocolate blackout cake. With three layers of chocolate cake covered with rich, fudgy frosting and a coat of crunchy crumbs, it’s a chocolate lover’s dream. 

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Blackout Cake with Chocolate Crunch

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Valentine’s Double Chocolate Bark

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Flourless Chocolate Torte

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Broken Heart Chocolate Cake

Crisp on the outside with a soft chocolate marshmallow center, this Pavlova is a breeze to make. You just need to plan ahead: The meringue dessert requires a 2-hour bake time plus a 3-hour cool time in the oven.

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Chocolate Pavlova with Strawberries and Cream

You can’t go wrong serving up a rich and creamy chocolate cheesecake.

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Chocolate Cheesecake

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Buried Strawberry Cheesecake

This pie covers all of the sweet bases for Ree’s husband, Ladd. It’s full of chocolate and peanut butter and served in a cookie crust.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Instead of adding spice to the brownies, try adding a pinch each of cayenne and cinnamon to a fresh batch of whipped cream. Dulce de leche is the obvious (and most-delicious) pairing. 

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Brownie Sundaes with Cinnamon-Cayenne Whipped Cream

This stunning layer cake has the perfect balance of rich, dark chocolate and sweet, buttery white chocolate.

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Black-and-White Layer Cake

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Love and Kisses Cookies

One tiny sliver of this over-the-top cheesecake will put you in your chocolate happy place. 

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German Chocolate Cheesecake

Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. This light and fluffy chocolate mousse can be made the night before your romantic feast.

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Chocolate Mousse with Puff Pastry Hearts

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Ichigo Daifuku (Strawberry Mochi)