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Enjoy this collection of all the best Valentine’s Day desserts to make on the 14th!! We’ve got cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, and more!!

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Collage of Valentine's Day dessert recipes.

We Love Valentine’s Desserts!

We LOVE celebrating February 14th with dessert!! And I think we can all agree that it’s hard NOT to celebrate this sweet day without something sweet.

Dessert is a MUST! With that in mind, we wanted to share some of our favorite Valentine’s Day dessert recipes.

What’s not to love:

  • Flavor. From rich dark chocolate desserts to berry treats to red velvet cake – we’ve got them all covered.
  • Pretty! We are also sharing some pink and red desserts because they’re festive for Valentine’s Day!
  • For sharing. I love to make this a special day for the entire family (or for you and your sweetheart)!
Close up of Valentine's sugar cookies.

Dessert Tips

Check out our Valentine’s Dinner Ideas post for even more tips, but here are some ideas to help with the decor and dessert:

  • Use cute decor. Pink, red, and heart plates make the table festive. Even a few balloons or a pretty bouquet centerpiece make it look special.
  • Don’t stress if you don’t have time for dessert! We have great ideas on this list, but other store-bought ideas include Chocolate-Covered Strawberries, mini chocolate heart boxes, or favorite candy bars for each kid. An Oreo or chocolate truffle makes a sweet gift!
  • Fondue is another easy dessert idea!! Use our homemade Caramel Apple Dip, Cream Cheese Fruit Dip, or Nutella Dip, and have fruits, marshmallows, and more to dip in.
  • Use plastic champagne glasses for sparkling cider or another yummy drink (like our Red Velvet Milkshake) to make it more special.
  • Candy. Sprinkle the table with conversation hearts or other Valentine’s candy or add a small box of chocolates to each plate as a treat for after dinner.

Top Valentines Day Treats

There are so many great ways to make dessert special for the kids, like homemade treats. Below you will find some of our most popular Valentine’s desserts!

1 Valentine Cookies Recipe

Dessert Valentine Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 17 minutes

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5 from 120 votes
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2 Valentine’s Charcuterie Board Recipe

Appetizer Valentine’s Charcuterie Board Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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3 Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Dessert Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

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5 from 80 votes
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4 Red Velvet Poke Cake Recipe

Dessert Red Velvet Poke Cake Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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5 Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

Dessert Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe
Total Time: 23 minutes
5 from 17 votes
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6 White Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cookies Recipe

Dessert White Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 19 minutes
4.92 from 12 votes
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7 Cherry Almond Cupcake Recipe

Dessert Cherry Almond Cupcake Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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8 White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe

Dessert White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe
Total Time: 9 hours 30 minutes
4.78 from 9 votes
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9 Crème Brûlée Recipe

Dessert Crème Brûlée Recipe
Total Time: 50 minutes

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5 from 8 votes
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10 Red Velvet Poke Cake Recipe

Dessert Red Velvet Poke Cake Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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Valentine’s cake ideas

Nothing is sweeter than a slice of delicious cake, especially on Valentine’s Day.

Our angel food cake and pound cake recipes are especially versatile – top them with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream, chocolate ganache, raspberry sauce, Caramel Sauce, or even some Strawberry Jam!

Get creative with our cakes and suit them to your taste!

11 Cream Puff Cake Recipe

Dessert Cream Puff Cake Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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4.99 from 153 votes
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12 Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

Dessert Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour
5 from 10 votes
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13 Chocolate Sheet Cake

Dessert Chocolate Sheet Cake
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 38 votes
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14 Jello Poke Cake Recipe

Dessert Jello Poke Cake Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes

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5 from 674 votes
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15 Strawberry Sheet Cake Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Sheet Cake Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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4.95 from 119 votes
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16 Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake Recipe

Dessert Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake Recipe
Total Time: 33 minutes

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4.92 from 12 votes
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17 Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe

chocolate covered strawberry cupcake on white plate
Dessert Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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18 Strawberry Butter Cake Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Butter Cake Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes
4.92 from 12 votes
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19 Strawberry Cake Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Cake Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes

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4.93 from 27 votes
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20 Cherry Sheet Cake Recipe

Dessert Cherry Sheet Cake Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.97 from 29 votes
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21 Strawberry Pound Cake Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Pound Cake Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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22 Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake
Dessert Tres Leches Cake
Total Time: 5 hours

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5 from 37 votes
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23 Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake Recipe

Dessert Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.85 from 13 votes
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24 Chiffon Cake Recipe

Dessert Chiffon Cake Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

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5 from 10 votes
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Cookies for Valentines

It is always so fun to whip up a batch of special Valentine cookies to share with those you love! There are plenty of easy and delicious recipes to choose from here to make your day extra sweet!

25 Peanut Butter Hershey Kiss Cookies

Dessert Peanut Butter Hershey Kiss Cookies
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 73 votes
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26 Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

Dessert Red Velvet Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 49 minutes
4.95 from 17 votes
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27 Sugar Cookie Bars

Dessert Sugar Cookie Bars
Total Time: 35 minutes

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4.90 from 28 votes
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28 Copycat Swig Cookies Recipe

Dessert Copycat Swig Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 18 minutes
4.95 from 36 votes
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29 Nutella Cookies Recipe

Dessert Nutella Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
4.80 from 5 votes
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30 Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe

Dessert Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
4.96 from 44 votes
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31 Meringue Cookie Recipe

Dessert Meringue Cookie Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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32 Chocolate Dipped Cookies Recipe

Dessert Chocolate Dipped Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 28 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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33 Strawberry Cookie Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Cookie Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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4.97 from 54 votes
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34 Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 48 minutes
5 from 20 votes
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35 Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

Dessert Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 48 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Chocolate Valentine’s Desserts

You can never go wrong with CHOCOLATE.

We have a variety of chocolate treats here from cakes to chocolate pudding desserts to chocolate cupcakes that would be great for your Valentines celebration.

We are obsessed with our Chocolate Sheet Cake (especially if you are serving lots of people), but we think any of these would be perfect for the sweet day.

36 Brownies and Cream Fruit Trifle Recipe

Dessert Brownies and Cream Fruit Trifle Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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37 Chocolate Delight Recipe

Dessert Chocolate Delight Recipe
Total Time: 54 minutes

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4.98 from 44 votes
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38 Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

Dessert Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.65 from 17 votes
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39 Nutella Dip Recipe

Dessert Nutella Dip Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 23 votes
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40 Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Dessert Chocolate Fondue Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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5 from 2 votes
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41 Dirt Cake Recipe

Dessert Dirt Cake Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

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4.99 from 177 votes
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42 Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Dessert Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
4.84 from 18 votes
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43 Oreo Cream Cheese Balls Recipe

Dessert Oreo Cream Cheese Balls Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
5 from 22 votes
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44 No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

no bake chocolate cheesecake bar on white plate
Dessert No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
5 from 23 votes
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45 Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Dessert Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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5 from 5 votes
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46 Dirt Cake Parfait Recipe

Dessert Dirt Cake Parfait Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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Other Pink And Red Favorites

Second to chocolate, we love to have strawberry, cherry, and raspberry desserts for Valentine’s Day.

I think it has something to do with the RED, and also because both fruits are delicious. We have so many yummy easy Valentine’s Day dessert recipes here on the site that are perfect for the 14th because of that color and goodness.

47 Frozen Strawberry Dessert Recipe

Dessert Frozen Strawberry Dessert Recipe
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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48 Strawberry Shortcake Bars Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Shortcake Bars Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes

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4.98 from 70 votes
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49 Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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50 Strawberry Shortcake Trifle Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Shortcake Trifle Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes

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5 from 68 votes
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51 Cherry Bars Recipe

Dessert Cherry Bars Recipe
Total Time: 43 minutes

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4.98 from 46 votes
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52 Cheesecake Cupcakes Recipe

Dessert Cheesecake Cupcakes Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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4.97 from 55 votes
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53 Strawberry Cream Cheese Dessert Bars

Dessert Strawberry Cream Cheese Dessert Bars
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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54 Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe

Dessert Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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55 Homemade Sucker Recipe

Dessert Homemade Sucker Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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5 from 30 votes
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56 Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Bears Recipe

Dessert Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Bears Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Our Go-To Valentine’s Day Goodie

Our kids are LOVE cookies, and who can blame them?

When it’s not our class Valentine Cookie, we make our FAVORITE sugar cookies. They’re great for gifting, and we love that they are also great for parties.

Just bring them unfrosted and let everyone frost their own cookie and top with sprinkles!

Here is the recipe:

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50+ Valentine’s Day Desserts – Cakes, Cookies and MORE!

By: Lil’ Luna
These Valentine sugar cookies are the perfect way to say I love you! They are easy, delicious and perfect for parties and gifting.
Servings: 24
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 18 minutes

Ingredients 

Cookie

Frosting

Topping

  • Red and pink decorating gel, Valentines sprinkles
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Instructions 

Cookie

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl or in the bowl of a Kitchen-Aid, cream butter, cream cheese, sugars, egg and almond extract..
  • In a separate medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until soft dough forms.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to about 3/8 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutter and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes on greased pan. Let cool.

Frost and decorate

  • In a medium bowl. make frosting by mixing all ingredients with hand mixer until smooth. If too thick, add a tad more milk. 
  • Frost the cookies and top with sprinkles.

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Notes

STORE the baked cookies unfrosted or frosted. Unfrosted cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 
How to store frosted cookies? If you have frosted the cookies the storage times are the same you just need to be more careful about stacking the cookies. Make sure that the frosting has set and that you put parchment paper in between layers.

Nutrition

Calories: 293kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 39mg, Sodium: 157mg, Potassium: 46mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 33g, Vitamin A: 397IU, Calcium: 22mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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A Little Something Sweet

There are plenty of desserts to choose from to make Valentine’s Day (or any Valentine’s party for that matter) especially delicious.

We hope you like this list!! Be sure to come back and let us know which one you chose!!

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Sue says:

    5 stars
    I was asked to bring a treat to a gal-entines party last week. I found this page and opted to take the shortcake kabobs. They were so easy to make and everyone liked that they weren’t a heavy dessert so it left room for another treat.