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25 Sweet Valentine’s Day Recipes

By Tessa Arias
February 8th, 2021

25 Sweet Valentine’s Day Recipes from breakfast to cookies, cake, cupcakes, candy, souffle, chocolate, raspberry, strawberry cheesecake, and more! Easy and make-ahead recipes included.

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

1. How to Make Crepes

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!

2. How to Make Belgian Liege Waffles

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!

3. Chocolate Fudge Waffles

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 swirl rolls in baking pan with cocoa icing flooded on top

4. Gooey Chocolate Rolls

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!

Pink strawberry frosted chocolate Valentine's Day cake on a plate with heart sprinkles

Homemade Cakes & Cupcakes

5. Valentine’s Day Cake

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!

6. Chocolate Lava Cakes

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!

7. Chocolate Blackout Cupcakes

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!

8. Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes feature a perfect chocolate cupcake stuffed with Nutella and topped with a delightful raspberry buttercream.

9. Best Chocolate Cake

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.

10. Strawberry Bundt Cake

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.

11. Nutella Cake

This decadent Nutella Cake features four layers of moist and tender Nutella chocolate cake with a generous helping of luscious Nutella buttercream.

assortment of easy chocolate truffles with bite taken out of one

Creative and Classic Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

12. How to Make Chocolate Truffles

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!

13. Chocolate Souffles for Two

Rich yet light Chocolate Soufflés for Two are the perfect romantic Valentine’s Day dessert! Recipe can be made ahead of time.

14. Chocolate Eclairs

Make bakery-quality Chocolate Eclairs at home with this recipe. The airy pastry shells, rich pastry cream filling, and thick chocolate glaze are HEAVENLY.

cookie dough on a gold fork being dipped into melted chocolate

15. Cookie Dough Hearts

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!

16. Lava Brownies

Lava Brownies are ultimate chocolate decadence and one of my all-time favorite desserts. Rich, chewy, gooey, and luscious with tons of chocolate flavor.

17. Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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.

homemade red velvet cut out cookies with cream cheese frosting

Valentine’s Day Cookies & Bars

18. Red Velvet Cut Out Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cut into hearts for a super festive Valentine’s Day treat!

19. Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are thick and fudgy with just a hint of cocoa flavor.

20. Raspberry Dark Chocolate Blondies

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!

21. Raspberry Brownie Recipe

This Raspberry Brownie Recipe is ultra rich and fudgy with gooey chocolate chunks and fresh raspberries studded throughout. Garnished with raspberry powder on top.

Chocolate Strawberry Mini Cheesecakes

Cheesecake (and Mini Cheesecake!) Recipes

22. Chocolate Strawberry Mini Cheesecakes

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!

23. Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars

These Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars turn the classic French dessert into something even easier and tastier!

24. Death By Chocolate Cheesecake

Insanely decadent Death by Chocolate Cheesecake features chocolate in FOUR forms: chocolate cookie crust, double chocolate cheesecake filling, with a chocolate ganache topping.

25. Ultimate Classic Cheesecake

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.

25 Sweet Valentine's Day Recipes

Tessa Arias
Author: Tessa Arias

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    big6 jqueen — April 21, 2021 at 1:05 am

    Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars
    These Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars turn the classic French dessert into something even easier and tastier!My daughter and I like this very much, every time we eat together, we are very happy,jqueen team

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      Tessa — April 21, 2021 at 8:32 am

      Happy to hear you love the cheesecake bars!

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    frances — February 11, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    Awesome list. I’ll be making the Chocolate Strawberry Mini Cheesecakes. You can never go wrong with strawberries and cheesecakes.

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    frances — February 11, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    Great list you have here. I love all kinds of cheesecakes but the Chocolate Strawberry Mini Cheesecakes is really yum! I always check your website for any new recipes I want to try.

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    Andrea Charles — February 28, 2020 at 2:36 am

    Thank you, Tessa, (you are a star) for sharing all the stunning recipes in one post. I’m already excited to prepare a few from this for our upcoming wedding anniversary celebration, followed by mom’s birthday. I’d treat myself to chocolate lava cake and chocolate-filled strawberries every single day without the slightest bit of guilt!

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    Floranet — February 13, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Fabulous information! Thank You!!

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