35 Best Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

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Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it and I’ve got you covered with all the recipes you’ll need! More than 30 awesome recipes – everything from cheesecakes to cupcakes to puppy chow!

This is seriously an amazing list of treats for you to choose from. All the Valentine’s Day things you can think of – red, pink, hearts, champagne, chocolate – it’s all included. Plus, plenty of things that are perfect for adults and kids! Take your pick!

collage of 6 photos of valentines day desserts - chocolate covered strawberries, mini rose cheesecakes, lava cakes, chocolate covered strawberry cake, fudge and love bug oreo balls
Valentine's Day Fudge with sprinkles on top in a bowl

Valentine’s Day Fudge

This Valentine’s Day Fudge is made with only four ingredients! It’s full of colorful pink, red and white sprinkles and makes an easy treat for sharing with your Valentine!

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Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

These Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes are moist, tender and totally addicting! There are pieces of chopped strawberry in the cupcake and they are topped with strawberry buttercream! So much flavor and perfect for spring and summer!

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Red Velvet Cookie Cake

It’s time to give your go-to red velvet cookie recipe a rest – there’s a new chief in town! Studded with white chocolate chips and topped with a velvety cream cheese frosting, this soft and chewy Red Velvet Cookie Cake is a gorgeous goodie that no one can resist.

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Chocolate Lava Cake

These Chocolate Lava Cakes are decadent, gooey and will melt in your mouth! Served with a scoop of ice cream, they are an easy treat to whip up!

Linzer tart cookies on a plate.

Linzer Cookies

Filled with fruit jam, these Linzer cookies are the perfect holiday gift. Irresistibly crumbly and buttery, they’re a real treat.

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Cherry Kiss Cookies

Wonderfully cute, these cherry chocolate kiss cookies are the perfect holiday treat. The secret to their flavor? Cherry juice.

Small stack of red velvet cookies with white chocolate chips.

Red Velvet Cookies

These sweet and creamy red velvet cookies with white chocolate chips are an irresistible treat for your cookie boxes this holiday season.

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Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

These Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are perfect! So moist and fluffy! And they are an amazing copy of one my favorite cupcakes!

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Layer Cake

This Chocolate Covered Strawberry Layer Cake is a moist chocolate cake layered with fresh chopped strawberries, strawberry buttercream and chocolate ganache! It’s covered in a chocolate drip and chocolate covered strawberries for a stunning and delicious cake!

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake Recipe | Classic Red Velvet Recipe

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake

This Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake is made with layers of moist red velvet cake and thick and creamy cheesecake! If you’ve ever had the cheesecake by the same name at The Cheesecake Factory and loved it, this is the perfect recipe to make at home!

Strawberry Sprinkle Cookies on plate

Strawberry Sprinkle Cookies

Soft and chewy, these Strawberry Sprinkle Cookies are made with just 8 ingredients. Each one is full of strawberry flavor and covered with sprinkles for a fun sweet treat for any occasion – not to mention a quick & easy Valentine’s Day dessert!

Bowl of Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries

This Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe is one of my favorite simple desserts! Learn how to make chocolate covered strawberries and decorate them for sharing or gifting!

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Mini Rose Cheesecakes

These Mini Rose Cheesecakes are so lovely for Valentine’s Day and are flavored with rose water! They make a romantic little treat that’s great for gifting!

A slice of homemade red velvet cake on a plate with a bowl of sprinkles behind it

The Best Red Velvet Cake Recipe

This moist and tangy homemade Red Velvet Cake is layered with a fluffy cream cheese frosting for a classic dessert that you’ll savor every bite of. It’s super easy to prepare and it makes a wonderful treat for birthdays, Valentine’s Day or any other festive occasion!

slice of Red Wine Chocolate Poke Cake

Red Wine Chocolate Poke Cake

Red Wine Chocolate Poke Cake is moist chocolate cake made with red wine, then soaked with more chocolate and red wine! The topping is a fresh strawberry whipped cream! A dreamy and easy chocolate cake recipe.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake

This Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake recipe is made with a strawberry cheesecake filling and chocolate Oreo crust, all covered in chocolate ganache and chocolate covered strawberries!

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Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

These Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies are like the classic cake in bar form! Delicious, sweet and a little tangy!

love bug oreo balls recipe

Love Bug Oreo Cookie Balls

These Love Bug Oreo Cookie Balls are so fun for Valentine’s Day and a great treat for sharing! Learn how to make them with simple ingredients – pretzels, eyeball candies and sprinkles!

Chocolate Mousse Cake on plate

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake with three layers of moist chocolate cake and two layers of smooth & creamy chocolate mousse – all covered in chocolate whipped cream!

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Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake Cake

This Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake Cake is perfect in every way! With two layers of strawberry cake and a creamy layer of vanilla cheesecake in the middle, this cake is no joke.

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Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes

These Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes are smooth, creamy and made with an Oreo cookie crumb crust, chocolate ganache topping and chocolate whipped cream! A classic little treat with plenty of chocolate!

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Homemade Strawberry Cake

This Homemade Strawberry Cake is full of sweet, fresh strawberry flavor! Moist strawberry cake layers are paired with a strawberry cream cheese frosting for the ultimate strawberry cake! The texture isn’t light and fluffy, but instead tender with a tight crumb. You might even find it a little dense, but not too heavy.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes made with moist chocolate cupcake, strawberry frosting & chocolate covered strawberries! A Valentines Day recipe win!

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Creme Brûlée Cheesecake

This Creme Brûlée Cheesecake is made with a creamy brown sugar cheesecake, pastry cream and caramelized sugar on top! It’s a fun twist on traditional creme brûlée with lots of flavor!

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Mini Strawberry Champagne Cheesecakes

Enjoy the feel-good flavor of champagne with a sweet berry twist by whipping up these darling little Strawberry Champagne Cheesecakes! Each cupcake-style cheesecake has a crispy vanilla wafer crust, a creamy champagne filling with fresh strawberry chunks, plus a fluffy strawberry champagne whipped cream topping.

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Red Velvet Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

These Red Velvet Cupcakes are super moist and topped with a delicious chocolate cream cheese frosting!

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Rose Water Vanilla Layer Cake

This Rose Water Vanilla Layer Cake is my new favorite! It’s a moist and fluffy vanilla cake with rose water buttercream frosting and it’s SO good!

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Raspberry Almond Layer Cake

This Raspberry Almond Layer Cake has three layers of moist, fluffy almond cake filled with fresh raspberry frosting. It’s such a pretty cake and it tastes even better than it looks!

Strawberry Truffle Cupcakes on cake stand

Strawberry Truffle Cupcakes

These Strawberry Truffle Cupcakes are moist vanilla cupcakes filled with strawberry truffle filling, topped with white chocolate buttercream! A perfect strawberry dessert for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day Puppy Chow on white background

Valentine’s Day Strawberries and Cream Puppy Chow

Valentine’s Day Strawberries and Cream Puppy Chow is a no bake dessert recipe that makes a cute & festive treat for Valentine’s Day. This easy puppy chow is perfect for sharing with family and friends!

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The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe

This is the Best Chocolate Cake recipe! Moist homemade chocolate cake made completely from scratch. This is the kind of chocolate cake everyone should have in their recipe collection!

champagne cupcakes recipe

Champagne Cupcakes

These Champagne Cupcakes are super moist and full of satisfying champagne flavor! They’d be perfect For New Year’s Eve or any other special occasion.

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Red Velvet Cheesecake

Made with a classic Oreo crust, this Red Velvet Cheesecake is one of the smoothest and creamiest cheesecakes I’ve ever tasted. It has that light tanginess that’s so loved in a red velvet dessert, and the whipped cream cheese topping finishes it off perfectly!

Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups on a plate

Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups

These Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups are super fun, easy to make and beautiful! They’re great for sharing or enjoying as an individual treat.

A slice of Layered Red Velvet Cheesecake Bundt Cake on a white plate

Layered Red Velvet Cheesecake Bundt Cake

This Layered Red Velvet Cheesecake Bundt Cake is the best red velvet cake ever! Perfectly moist and tasty, the cheesecake swirl layered in it makes it even better! Red velvet and cheesecake is a match made in heaven.

Fun Valentine’s Day desserts from friends:
Red Velvet Cookie Dough Cupcakes from Your Cup of Cake
Red Velvet Cream Pie Cookie Cups from Beyond Frosting
Red Velvet Cake Truffles from Julie’s Eats and Treats
Love Bug Oreo Truffles from Lemon Tree Dwelling

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  1. Maria Godwin

    These are seriously amazing! These cookie cups are so pretty! Love the strawberry cake filling! I would be one happy lady if I got these for Valentine’s!

  2. Erin

    Those strawberry truffle cupcakes are calling my name! This list is great, Lindsay; SO many good options for Valentine’s Day!

  3. Lucia Winterstein

    I love to bake, and this post was amazing! I am 11 years old, and I have a passion of books and food.  I want to study culinary art in Greece someday. I have a major sweet tooth. My favorite dessert on this post was the No-Bake Strawberry Milkshake Cheesecake. Yum! Thank you for posting this!

    1. Lindsay

      Hi Lucia! I have a major sweet tooth too! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post! Good luck pursuing your dreams – it sounds like a wonderful goal!

  4. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats

    I’m not going to lie. I can’t believe it’s almost Valentine’s Day! What the what?! Thanks for saving me with all these great treat options!

  5. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    So much goodness for one post but I think my fav is the Nutella Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups. Gorgeous variety!
    Happy Friday!

  6. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    What a great collection of treats, Lindsay! Each one looks better than the next. I’m loving all of the red velvet desserts, sounds perfect!

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I'm a wife and a mom to twin boys and a baby girl! And I've got a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the treats!

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