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Valentine’s Day Desserts

Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, so I thought it was high-time to start thinking about sweets for your sweetie. While many couples go out for Valentine’s Day, it seems that a vast majority prefer to enjoy a home-cooked meal in instead. Which means homemade dessert! Right up my alley :)

I have included over 35 of my favorite sweets and desserts that I think are especially fitting for celebrating Valentine’s Day. Nothin’ says lovin’ like some sweets baked from your heart. Whether you celebrate with a significant other, your kids, friends or family, these treats will certainly be appreciated!

Snack/Dip

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Brownies

Baked Brownies
Salted Caramel Brownies

Cake

Almost Fudge Gateau
Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake
Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte
Chocolate Rum Cheesecake
Coffee-and-Espresso Cheesecake
Fallen Chocolate Cakes
Fig and Almond Cheesecake
Gooey Chocolate Cakes
Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte
Peanut Butter-Fudge Cheesecake
Perfectly Chocolate Cake
Tiramisu

Candy

Cheesecake Truffles
Dark Chocolate Truffles

Cookies

Homemade Oreo Cookies
Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies (for making heart cut-outs!)
How to Decorate Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing (a tutorial for decorating those cut-outs!)
Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cupcakes

Banana Cupcakes with Vanilla Pastry Cream
Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Lemon-Limoncello Cupcakes
Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Frosting
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ice Cream

Chocolate Espresso Semifreddo
Chocolate Ice Cream
Classic Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Pastries

Apple Hand Pies
Cannoli
Eclairs and Cream Puffs

Pies

Dutch Apple Pie
Lemon Meringue Pie

Puddings/Custards

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding
Bostini Cream Pie
Creme Brulee

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37 Responses to “Valentine’s Day Desserts”

  1. Katrina on February 8, 2011 at 6:17 am

    I agree. Nothing quite says “I love you” like a baked good. Thanks for the ideas! I LOVE when you do round ups :)

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  2. Lynn Brown on February 8, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Great list! Will have to add some to my to do list!!! Cheesecake and rum, mmmmm…Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Aku on February 8, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Those red velvet cupcakes look incredible, especially with the baby bllue cases! Thanks for the list of ideas :)

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  4. Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish) on February 8, 2011 at 7:12 am

    I love those cupcake liners! Great list! The hard part is narrowing it down to a couple to try!

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  5. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) on February 8, 2011 at 7:18 am

    I was just thinking about red velvet cake! Those cupcakes look beautiful!! I think I might have to make your recipe for Valentine’s Day. They’re so tempting. :)

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  6. Blog is the New Black on February 8, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Thanks for all the great recipes- I have a Valentine’s cookie I’m working on!

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  7. Lauren at KeepItSweet on February 8, 2011 at 7:49 am

    So many good ideas- It is barely 8 am and I could really go for some chocolate now:-)

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  8. Caroline on February 8, 2011 at 8:36 am

    That “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip” is something I’m going to HAVE to try. Though I need to make sure I’m in a place where I’ll be sure to share, because I would finish that whole bowl if left to my own devices…

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  9. Megan on February 8, 2011 at 9:09 am

    YUM!!!
    Still in “cupcake” form, on my blog, I have some delish savory-ness to counteract all the sweet that you posted today!

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  10. Happy When Not Hungry on February 8, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Love all your goodies! Those cupcakes look delicious too! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  11. Tina from PA on February 8, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I love the list! Everything you make is the best, so how is one to choose?

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  12. Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner on February 8, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Oh man, the color of those Red Velvet Cupcakes is INCREDIBLE!!! :) LOVE IT!!! :)

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  13. Helena on February 8, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I’m a real sucker for round-up lists. I always want to immediately make (*cough* eat) EVERYTHING!

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  14. Delishhh on February 8, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Wonderful list and love your cupcake picture! :)

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  15. Liz on February 8, 2011 at 11:25 am

    I love the way the red velvet cake really pops against those blue cupcake liners :)

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  16. Leslie on February 8, 2011 at 11:35 am

    What a romantic delicious round up of goodies!

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  17. Jill Colonna on February 8, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Great list of recipes you’ve got. Now my only problem is where to start…. Tempting photos. Going to have to celebrate Valentine’s day over a few days!

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  18. Felice on February 8, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks for the list. Now, how to choose! I’ll have to have a bake-off.

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  19. Melissa on February 8, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Oh my gosh….Red Velvet Cupcakes…they look so beautiful and delish!

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  20. The Farmers Wife on February 8, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Great list of ideas! I agree that there’s nothing quite like a homemade goodie on Valentines Day!

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  21. Eftychia on February 8, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Thank you for all those delicious recipes. Very thoughtful of you!!!

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  22. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on February 8, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Wow… So many great desserts! I’m getting hungry.

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  23. yin on February 8, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I bet whoever receive these as gift will not only taste the sweetness of the cupcakes but also melt their heart with it!

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  24. Elyse @ The Cultural Dish on February 8, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas! This is actually the first year that my boyfriend and I are going to stay in and eat! :)

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  25. Sherry on February 8, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Yumm all these recipes would surely be a great way to finish a Valentine’s Day dinner!

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  26. Dulce Dough on February 8, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    These look perfect for Valentines Day! Yummy!

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  27. Liz on February 8, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    I’m still trying to decide what to bake for Valentine’s Day…and your list is chock full of excellent suggestions. Thanks!

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  28. Christina on February 8, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Great list! Thanks for sharing, I’m definitely bookmarking a ton of these. :)

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  29. Nikki (Pennies on a Platter) on February 9, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Nice list! I’m sharing it on my FB page.

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  30. Karen on February 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    First I must say eye catching photography! Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip mmmmm yum! Banana Cupcakes I must try :) A fun addition to cookies or any baked treat is
    got milk straws its the new way to drink chocolate milk :)

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  31. The Chocolate Priestess on February 9, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Oh, goodness, I’m so lazy. I want to be given sweets and taken out that day myself.

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  32. The Coffee Break on February 9, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    What a great list of mouth-watering recipes! Thanks!

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  33. CaSaundra on February 10, 2011 at 8:02 am

    What a delicious round-up of recipes!!

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  34. athena on February 10, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Thanks for all the great suggestions here. I’ve been meaning to try the baked brownies, but then I saw the fallen chocolate cake… and the cheesecake truffles… and the red velvet cupcakes… gah! I don’t know which to choose. :)

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  35. something_good on February 11, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    difficult to choose, indeed… I’ll ask him to bake a little bit of everything :)

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  36. Pudding Pie Lane on February 13, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    I agree, I definitely think cooking and staying in is much better than going out for Valentine’s! The cupcakes look amazing :D

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  37. Toffee Bits and Chocolate Chips on February 14, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Great list of ideas! Thanks!

    Reply

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