Whether you’re hosting a Galentine’s party or a romantic dinner for two, sweets are a big part of a Valentine celebration. So we put this list of Valentine’s Day dessert ideas together. From cakes and brownies to truffles and fudge, there are tons of options to choose from.
One of the best things about Valentine’s Day is that it’s an excuse to make some really pretty and delicious desserts!
So I decided to find some of the best Valentine’s Day dessert recipes out there.
Whether you’re looking for cakes, brownies, chocolate treats or something a little different like Pavlova, doughnuts and gummies, we’ve got you covered.
There’s even some gluten-free, vegan and no bake options.
And most of them are really easy to make!
Keep reading to see my list of Valentine’s Day dessert ideas.
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How to make a heart-shaped cake
Making this heart-shaped cake is actually really easy to do…And you don’t need a heart shaped cake pan to do it. Your Valentine’s Day cake will be the star of your table.
Cut into this pretty pink conversation heart piñata cake from Hungry Happenings to find candy hearts hiding inside. For an extra-special touch, personalize this Valentine’s Day cake by writing “Be Mine” on the top.
This red mirror glaze cake from Cooking Journey Blog is made with white chocolate mousse, strawberries and chocolate in the shape of a blooming heart. The ultimate Valentine’s dessert to wow your sweetheart!
With pink frosting and bright red accents, this cinnamon-flavored cake from Ottawa Mommy Club screams Valentine’s day. The jaw-dropping cake decorations make for a presentation your valentine will never forget.
For a non-traditional version of red velvet cake, try this one made with cream cheese mousse from Spatula Desserts. It's a lighter version of the well-known cake we all love and a must make for Valentine’s Day!
This over-the-top brownie recipe from Amy Casey Cooks features a fudgy base with chocolate chips. Topped with fresh strawberries and decadent chocolate ganache, it’s the perfect treat for your Valentine’s Day sweetheart.
These brownies from Scotch and Scones take a family-favorite rich chocolate fudge brownie recipe and make them heart-shaped topped with whipped chocolate ganache. A delicious way to say “I love you” for the special people in your life.
For the chocolate lovers! This amazing Valentine dessert from A Sprinkle and a Splash is like pudding, but sooo much better! Made with only FIVE ingredients and takes only TEN minutes to make! It’s unbelievably quick and easy and will impress everyone!
These chocolate covered cheesecake bites from The Forked Spoon are made with mini bite-size pieces of cheesecake covered in a delicious chocolate shell coating. They are the perfect party treat for Valentine's Day.
These truffles from Live To Sweet have a dark chocolate filling flavored with a champagne reduction, then coated in *even more* chocolate. And topped with heart sprinkles. A truly decadent Valentine dessert.
This strawberry mug cake from Sweet Tea and Sprinkles is a light and airy dessert filled with bits of fresh strawberries and cooked in just 7 minutes using your microwave. And the individual servings are great for a Galentine's Day party.
What would Valentine's Day be without chocolate covered strawberries? Learn how to make them from Drive Me Hungry, including tricks for how to melt the chocolate & how to dip and decorate the strawberries.
Crunchy on the outside, creamy on the inside and covered with whipped cream and strawberries, this pavlova from Spatula Desserts is such a beautiful and delicious dessert, it's worth the effort to make it.
Light, creamy and delicious strawberry tiramisu from Inside The Rustic Kitchen is made with juicy strawberries, Cointreau liqueur, and shavings of white chocolate. The perfect dessert after your Valentine's Day dinner.
This easy trifle from Barth Bakery is creamy, fruity, and spiked with a boozy element for luscious and completely addicting dessert. Layers of light and spongy angel food cake and peaks of fluffy whipped cream perfectly compliment the fresh sweet strawberries in this divine dessert.
These cute little heart shaped strawberry hand pies from Barley and Sage have homemade strawberry filling sandwiched between two layers of my perfect flaky pie crust! They’re the perfect Valentine’s Day treat!
These made-from-scratch strawberry cake pops from Tao of Spice are the ideal addition to your Valentine’s Day menu, especially if you're serving for a crowd. It's so easy for everyone to grab one…no cake cutting required!
For a Valentine's dessert that can be made ahead of time, tastes delicious and looks really pretty, try this frozen lemon mousse with raspberry sauce. It looks a lot more complicated than it actually is!
These heart shaped meringues from What A Girl Eats are made with fresh raspberries and whipped cream. They're a light and airy dessert for Valentine’s Day that can be put together ahead of time which is always a bonus for special occasion dinners!
Silky chocolate ganache with hidden fresh raspberries and a raspberry brownie base. This recipe is vegan-friendly, gluten-free and no-bake. Quite possibly the yummiest, tastiest, easiest tart you will ever make.
These light almond cupcakes from Gastronotherapy are topped with rich raspberry buttercream and fresh raspberries. Easy enough for beginners and beautiful enough for your Valentine's Day dessert table!
Easy to make and delicious to eat, this Valentine’s Keto Cake is about to sweep you off This Valentine’s Keto Cake from Keto Focus is a great gluten-free, low-carb keto dessert that is easy to make and delicious to eat. Perfect for people with dietary restrictions.
This easy gluten free chocolate mayonnaise cake from Small Farm Big Life is an updated version of a classic 1950s southern recipe. This old fashioned homemade chocolate cake is so moist your Valentine won't be able to resist it.
Or if you prefer chocolate cupcakes try this gluten-free version from Gluten Free Tranquility that is topped with whipped chocolate ganache frosting. These Chocolate cupcakes are so simple to make but taste and look stunning.
This vegan lemon and strawberry cheesecake from The Vegan Larder is gluten-free but you wouldn't know it! Great for Valentine dinner parties, a romantic night in or casual family dinners since everyone loves it.
These Valentines Rice Krispie Treats from Berly's Kitchen are packed with melted marshmallows, chocolate candies, and more mini marshmallows for extra gooiness! They're a fun way to add a holiday twist on the original recipe.
Strawberry desserts are so popular on Valentine’s day. But this one from Cooking Journal Blog is actually healthy, as well as being tasty and easy to make while still looking elegant. And there's no baking involved!
These heart shaped sourdough donuts from Barley and Sage are light and airy and made with a combination of sourdough starter and instant yeast. They are deep fried to perfection and then dunked in the most amazing strawberry glaze.