This list of 55 Valentine’s Day ideas for desserts and with drinks to match will keep the heart of your loved one beating strong.
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? We’ll probably be sipping some champagne while making my favorite coq au vin and cap it off with some crème brûlée (a perfect, French-inspired trifecta). Whether you’ll be in the company of your best girls, celebrating Galentine’s Day over cocktails (thanks Leslie Knope), cooking with your sweetie, or rocking it solo, I’ve got you covered. I’ve scoured the web for some of the sexiest, cutest, festive Valentine’s desserts ideas, and I think you’ll fall in love (or at least go a bit weak in the knees) for this list of many of them.
Now, let’s get that heart going pitter-patter.
Heart Shaped Sweet Valentine’s Day Desserts
Our hearts are a flutter over these flirty treats. What could be sweeter than showing your love with a sweet heart?
1. Rice Krispie Valentine Treats
This recipe for ultra festive, super delicious rice krispie treats couldn’t be easier, and is a great thing to make with kiddos.
2. Strawberry Malt Sugar Cookies
from Hummingbird High
These adorable strawberry and malt flavored sugar cookies are so fun to make and super delicious too.
3. Raspberry Heart Shaped Doughnuts
from The Yellow Butterfly
These pillowy, raspberry jam filled yeasted doughnuts are the perfect thing to wake up to on the morning of the 14th.
4. Nutella Linzer Heart Cookies
from Yoga of Cooking
These gorgeous, chocolate heart shaped linzer cookies are filled with rich and creamy Nutella for the yummiest, most festive sandwich cookie.
5. Ombré Raspberry Lemon Sugar Cookies
from The Baker Chick
These bright and lemony sugar cookie hearts have the prettiest ombré raspberry cream cheese icing, and are so simple to make, especially since you don’t need to chill the dough!
6. Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cake
from Zoe Bakes
These elegant, mini, heart-shaped Devil’s food cakes have a layer of raspberry cream or buttercream and are enrobed in a rich chocolate ganache for the most decadent treat.
7. Valentine Cookies
These adorable Valentine cookies get an extra boost of flavor from the almond extract in the dough. Top with your favorite royal icing or cream cheese frosting!
8. Puff Pastry with Sabayon Custard and Strawberries
Tender, buttery puff pastry hearts mingle with a rich, marsala wine-infused sabayon and fresh strawberries for a sophisticated version of pudding.
9. Raspberry Sugar Cookies
from Sally’s Baking Addiction
These sugar cookies are made with tangy cream cheese and freeze-dried raspberries for an all-natural pretty pink hue. Then they’re dipped in dark chocolate for a decadent finish.
10. Strawberry Hand Pies
from Stephanie’s Sweet Treats
These flaky, heart shaped strawberry hand pies are a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
11. Strawberry and White Chocolate Sablé Hearts
from Now, Forager
If you really want to impress your loved one, these cookies are très chic, and will definitely do the trick. All gussied up for V-Day, these buttery vanilla bean flecked sablé cookies that are dipped in a striking marbled swirl of strawberries and white chocolate, then sprinkled with gold colored cocoa butter and edible gold leaf.
Red Velvet Dreams
Is there any other dessert more emblematic of this holiday than red velvet?
12. Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
These classic, pure unadulterated red velvet cupcakes are everything you want a red velvet cupcake to be – moist, fluffy, and deliriously decadent.
13. Red Velvet Cheesecake with Oreo Crust
from Easy Weeknight Recipes
This silky smooth red velvet cheesecake is baked in an Oreo cookie crust, then topped with a simple cream cheese frosting for the most sinful treat.
14. Red Velvet Lava Cake
from Grandbaby Cakes
This luxurious red velvet lava cake is made with Red Velvet Liqueur and has an oozing chocolate center for a festive spin on traditional lava cake.
15. Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
from Vintage Kitchen
Not quite a cookie, not quite a cake, these pillowy-soft red velvet whoopie pies are sandwiched with a fluffy cloud of cream cheese icing for the most decadent, pint-sized sweet to treat yourself with.
16. Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
from Handle the Heat
These deep red velvet crinkle cookies are pillowy and fudgy, with just a hint of cocoa.
17. Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
from Broma Bakery
These rich and fudgy red velvet brownies are swirled with a luxurious ribbon of creamy cheesecake — what’s not to love?
18. Red Velvet Macarons
American flavors + French macarons makes for a gorgeous and insanely delicious treat.
Classic & Romantic Desserts
If pink and red or sprinkles aren’t your jam, you can never go wrong with these classic desserts on Valentine’s Day.
19. Easy Crème Brûlée
Don’t be intimidated by this classic egg custard dessert’s fancy perception. With these easy rules, crème brûlée really is one of the simplest desserts to master.
20. Chocolate Cake for Two
from A Cozy Kitchen
This one bowl chocolate cake is ultra moist, chocolate-y, and decadent, and perfect for you and yours (if you must share).
21. Strawberry Tartlets
from Garnish & Glaze
These petite strawberry tarts are made with a buttery shortbread crust filled with a sweet, lemony cream filling and topped with juicy strawberries.
from Preppy Kitchen
These super easy chocolate éclairs filled with vanilla pastry cream are foolproof and always a hit, but especially on V-Day.
23. Vanilla Raspberry Pannacotta
from Baking Ginger
This silky vanilla raspberry pannacotta is wonderfully light, creamy, tangy, and fruity.
24. Chocolate Mousse
from Lindsey Eats
Creamy and extravagant, chocolate mousse is a classic for a reason. Make this for your favorite chocoholic.
25. White Chocolate Chunk Lavender Ice Cream
from How Sweet It Is
One bite of this dreamy, lavender-infused ice cream studded with white chocolate chunks, and you’ll feel like you’re Meryl Streep, eating ice cream in the bath in It’s Complicated.
26. Flourless Chocolate Cake with Mocha Whipped Cream
from Sally’s Baking Addiction
This wonderfully easy, 1-bowl flourless chocolate cake is moist and fudgy and topped with an irresistible, light as a cloud mocha whipped cream and fresh raspberries.
27. Valentine’s Day Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
from Foodness Gracious
Chocolate covered strawberries are one of the easiest treats you can make for Valentine’s Day, and they’ll never steer you wrong.
28. Mini Lava Cakes for Two
from Cookie and Kate
Lava cake screams Valentine’s Day (and for a good reason). These decadent, warm chocolate cakes with molten chocolate centers are so easy to love. This recipe is brilliant because it serves 2 and looks impressive but is insanely quick and easy to make—you can even bake these in a muffin tin!
Pretty in Pink and Red Valentine’s Day Desserts
Don’t be embarrassed. It’s totally okay if you’re blushing over these recipes—there’s just something undeniably romantic about pink and red desserts.
29. Spicy Chocolate Bark with Chipotle Almonds
Decadent, rich chocolate is always a safe bet for Valentine’s Day, especially when it’s marbled pink and almost too pretty to eat (almost). Hit it with a little Chipotle spice and a salty crunch and man oh man, I go weak in the knees.
30. Strawberry Rose Snickerdoodles
from Hummingbird High
These strawberry rose snickerdoodles are a fun and elegant twist on classic snickerdoodles. The buttery cookie dough is flavored with floral rose water and rolled in strawberry sugar for a fruity bite.
31. Classic Raspberry Pavlova
from Tutti Dolci
This classic pavlova is topped with whipped cream and homemade raspberry sauce for a beautiful showstopper. It’s perfectly crisp on the outside with a soft, marshmallow-like center and a tangy and fruity raspberry flavor to counter the sweetness of the meringue.
32. Strawberry Mousse Cake
from Baked by an Introvert
This no-bake strawberry mousse cake features a thick layer of strawberry mousse atop a Golden Oreo cookie crust. It’s topped with fresh strawberry jam and homemade whipped cream and is bursting with amazing strawberry flavor and a sublimely smooth texture.
33. Forget Me Nots (Rose Flavored Meringue Cookies
from Boulder Locavore
These easy to make, melt-in-your-mouth rose-flavored meringues are the perfect bite-sized confection.
34. Frosted Earl Grey Brownies with Rose Petals
from Snixy Kitchen
Both fudgy and cakey, these frosted earl grey brownies are baked in a loaf pan and topped with rose petals for a romantic flair.
35. Valentine’s Day Fudge
by Life Love and Sugar
This fun and colorful white chocolate Valentine’s Day Fudge is made with only four ingredients and plenty of sprinkles.
36. Strawberry Galette
from Two Peas and Their Pod
This rustic strawberry galette has the easiest, free-form galette dough, made extra easy in the food processor, and it has a delightful, slight crunch thanks to the addition of cornmeal. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and this fruity, buttery treat is utter perfection.
37. Rose Water Shortbread Cookies
from The Little Epicurean
These dark chocolate dipped, buttery, rose water-infused shortbread cookies are so delicate and would make a beautiful gift for a loved one or friend.
38. White Chocolate Rose Macarons
from Barley and Sage
These white chocolate rose macarons are simple, yet elegant. They have a pink macaron shell and are filled with a beautiful white chocolate rose buttercream, then drizzled with more white chocolate and topped with dried rose petals.
39. Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies
from Butternut Bakery
Enjoy strawberry cheesecake in petite, cookie-sized form! These soft and buttery cookies are baked with a puddle of strawberry preserves and topped with a dollop of cheesecake.
40. White Chocolate Raspberry Tarts
from Wood and Spoon
These white chocolate raspberry tarts have a soft shortbread crust and are filled with a silky white chocolate and raspberry ganache filling. They’re made extra festive with fresh whipped cream and fresh raspberries.
41. Raspberry Sheet Cake
from Spoon Fork Bacon
This raspberry sheet cake has a subtle flavor of raspberries and is topped with the fluffiest white chocolate frosting.
42. Sugar Cookie Bars
from Creme de la Crumb
Thick and soft, these scrumptious sugar cookie bars are topped with a rich and fluffy buttercream frosting and lots of sprinkles. They’re so simple to make too.
43. Cherry Cheesecake Bars
from Recipe Girl
These no-bake cherry cheesecake bars are delicious and easy. They’re made with a simple graham cracker crust, topped with a rich and creamy layer of cheesecake, and topped with cherry pie filling.
44. Strawberry Meringue Roses
from Always Eat Dessert
These adorable, easy to make blush pink strawberry meringue roses are naturally colored and flavored with freeze-dried strawberries.
45. Raspberry Lemon Poppy Seed Snacking Cake
from The Candid Appetite
This fluffy lemon poppy seed snack cake is filled with tart raspberry jam and topped with a raspberry buttercream. Cut it however you’d like, but try not going back for more!
46. Strawberry Eton Mess
from Emma Duckworth Bakes
This dreamy, classic British dessert features crisp, sweet layers of meringue combined with light mint whipped cream and roasted strawberries.
Bubbly Sips & Treats
Champagne—c’est si bon, no? And it’s not just for drinking, but we do suggest you sip some fine bubbly while you sneak it into these effervescent recipes. Santé!
47. Grapefruit Gin Spritz
from A Pinch of Parsley
This grapefruit gin spritz is made with fresh grapefruit juice, gin, prosecco, club soda, and rosemary, and is the light and refreshing, and made extra elegant served in a coupe glass.
48. Pink Champagne Cake with Champagne Buttercream
from Curly Girl Kitchen
This pretty pink champagne layer cake is the perfect dessert to celebrate this lovely holiday with. Soft, moist and light, it’s flavored with pink champagne and vanilla and adorned with sparkly sugar.
49. Clover Club Cocktail
from Home Speakeasy
This classic prohibition-era cocktail is just as pretty to sip on as it is to look at. Lightly sweet and tart, it’s made with gin, lemon juice, raspberry syrup, and egg white, for a creamy, foamy top.
50. Lychee Rose Mimosas
from Kitchen Confidante
This mimosa champagne cocktail is made with sparkling rosé, sweet lychee syrup, and rosewater for the prettiest color and fragrant, fruity flavor.
51. Champagne Chocolate Truffles
from Simply Recipes
If you really wanna fancy it up, these super luxe champagne and dark chocolate truffles topped with gold leaf are the way.
52. Strawberry & Rose Sorbet Champagne Cocktail
from Sugar & Cloth
A strawberry and rose petal-infused sorbet mingles with bubbly champagne and gin or vodka in this fun and festive cocktail.
53. Rosé Sangria
from A Couple Cooks
This rosé sangria would be the perfect thing to serve when hosting your best girls for a Galentine’s Day celebration. Light and refreshing, it has a delicate, nuanced flavor and is made the authentic Spanish way, so it’s not too sweet.
54. Elderflower Guava Mimosa
from A Sassy Spoon
Perfect for sipping with your galentine’s or your significant other, this pretty pink mimosa made with guava nectar, elderflower liqueur, and champagne is a wonderfully fruity and bubbly treat.
55. Raspberry Champagne Cake
from The Cake Blog
This champagne-infused cake is layered with a lucious raspberry champagne buttercream, drizzled with a bright raspberry drip glaze and served with fresh raspberries, and whipped cream. It’s a showstopper for sure.
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