It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so I thought I would share my 25 favorite Valentine’s Day Recipes!
Does anyone else always think of Galentine’s Day with Leslie Knope when Valentine’s Day comes around?!
Anyways, this list has everything you could want from easy homemade breakfast ideas the whole family will love to romantic lava cakes to share with your loved one.
Enjoy! And don’t forget to comment and let me know which recipe you’re going to try this year!
Valentine’s Day Breakfast Recipes
How to make deliciously thin, buttery, and easy crepes inspired by Paris, France right at home. The flavor and filling options are endless! Can be made ahead of time. Top with strawberries and whipped cream for the most indulgent breakfast!
How to Make Belgian Liege Waffles – the BEST waffles ever! Includes a step-by-step video and tons of recipe tips so your waffles turn out perfect. Top them with fruit, Nutella, and whipped cream or ice cream for a truly outrageous breakfast or dessert!
Fudge Waffles are the ultimate dessert for breakfast loaded with rich chocolate flavor and topped with ice cream and fudge chocolate sauce! You’re going to LOVE these!
Gooey Chocolate Rolls are what happens when you take fluffy cinnamon buns and fill them with an ooey chocolate filling then top them with a rich cocoa icing. Absolute chocolate decadence!
Homemade Cakes & Cupcakes
This impressive Valentine’s Day Cake with chocolate cake and strawberry buttercream looks like something from a gourmet bakery, but is totally doable at home!
Chocolate Lava Cakes are ultra right, decadent, and gourmet but surprisingly simple! Make them for Valentine’s Day this year, just follow the video to see how they’re made. Can be made ahead of time!
Chocolate Blackout Cupcakes feature a dark chocolate cupcake filled with chocolate ganache and topped with a rich dark chocolate buttercream. For serious chocolate lovers only!! P.S. Make sure to check out my Easy Chocolate Cupcake Decorating post!
Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes feature a perfect chocolate cupcake stuffed with Nutella and topped with a delightful raspberry buttercream.
This Best Chocolate Cake recipe makes for the most flavorful, moist, and tender chocolate cake you’ve ever tasted! Everyone LOVES it and you don’t even need a mixer to make the batter.
This light, fluffy, and flavorful Strawberry Bundt Cake is made with a fresh strawberry puree and absolutely no artificial colors or flavors! It’s the perfect easy yet crowd-pleasing spring or summer cake.
This decadent Nutella Cake features four layers of moist and tender Nutella chocolate cake with a generous helping of luscious Nutella buttercream.
Creative and Classic Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes
How to Make Chocolate Truffles that rival any bakery or chocolatier! Just a handful of ingredients make for ultra luscious, fudgy, and rich truffles with tons of options for customizing flavors and coatings. Perfect homemade gift for the holidays!
Rich yet light Chocolate Soufflés for Two are the perfect romantic Valentine’s Day dessert! Recipe can be made ahead of time.
Make bakery-quality Chocolate Eclairs at home with this recipe. The airy pastry shells, rich pastry cream filling, and thick chocolate glaze are HEAVENLY.
These adorable no-bake chocolate covered Cookie Dough Hearts are the perfect homemade chocolate treat for Valentine’s Day, no chocolate tempering or candy melts required!
Lava Brownies are ultimate chocolate decadence and one of my all-time favorite desserts. Rich, chewy, gooey, and luscious with tons of chocolate flavor.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries with the best tips and tricks! These easy yet gourmet-looking treats are absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day Cookies & Bars
Cut into hearts for a super festive Valentine’s Day treat!
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are thick and fudgy with just a hint of cocoa flavor.
Super quick and easy Raspberry Dark Chocolate Blondies are ultra ooey, gooey, and chewy blonde brownies stuffed with melty dark chocolate and tart raspberries for the perfect simple sweet treat!
This Raspberry Brownie Recipe is ultra rich and fudgy with gooey chocolate chunks and fresh raspberries studded throughout. Garnished with raspberry powder on top.
Cheesecake (and Mini Cheesecake!) Recipes
Chocolate Strawberry Mini Cheesecakes are perfectly easy, adorable, and transportable for the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert. Plus they can be made ahead of time!
These Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars turn the classic French dessert into something even easier and tastier!
Insanely decadent Death by Chocolate Cheesecake features chocolate in FOUR forms: chocolate cookie crust, double chocolate cheesecake filling, with a chocolate ganache topping.
This is the ULTIMATE Cheesecake recipe! It took lots of testing to get a perfectly smooth and tangy cheesecake with NO CRACKS. I share all of my best cheesecake tips, including how to prepare a water bath.
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