This collection of Valentine’s Day dessert recipes has everything you need to celebrate on February 14th – including cakes, cupcakes, candy, cheesecake bars, indulgent desserts, and more. From flourless chocolate cake and creme brulee to festive red velvet cupcakescut-out sugar cookies, and easy homemade peanut butter cups, there is definitely something for everyone!

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If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day inspiration, whether it’s a work party, a girl’s night in, a school party, fun with your kids, or celebrating with your significant other, I have 44+ of the best Valentine’s Day desserts for you!

I love February baking because it showcases my favorite types of desserts – decadent chocolates, rich cheesecakes, and all of the gorgeous pink frostings and sprinkles.

I’ve got you covered with all of the recipe inspiration you need!

Celebration-Worthy Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

These strawberry cheesecake bars start with a graham cracker crust, a layer of cheesecake, and then a baked strawberry-sour cream layer. A light, delicious, and portable dessert!

These easy sugar cookie bars are super soft thanks to cream cheese in the dough and are topped with the best vanilla buttercream frosting. Use pink frosting and/or decorate with Valentine’s-themed sprinkles!

The Baked Brownie

The Baked Brownie! Totally famous and for good reason – they are rich, dense, fudge-like brownies.

Sweet and Salty Brownies

These are the ULTIMATE salted caramel brownies! The batter from the super popular Baked brownie is used, with a layer of homemade salted caramel sauce baked right into the middle. Sprinkled with fleur de sel and coarse sugar, it’s a sweet/salty lover’s dream!

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Rich, fudgy, and perfectly sweet, this flourless chocolate cake is the perfect dessert for any chocolate lover! Made with just 5 pantry staple ingredients, this naturally gluten-free cake is as easy to make as it is to enjoy.


Dish out the best tiramisu you’ll ever eat with this easy-to-follow recipe. Made with layers of coffee-dipped ladyfingers, Kahlua flavored mascarpone custard, and cocoa powder, this Italian dessert is perfect for an extra-special birthday, dinner party, or holiday!

Easy Strawberry Shortcake

This classic strawberry shortcake recipe is made completely from scratch! It starts with homemade buttermilk biscuits that are topped with a fresh, macerated strawberry filling, and homemade whipped cream.

Devil’s Food Cake

This traditional devil’s food cake recipe is easy and super moist. Filled and covered with seven minute frosting, it will quickly become a family favorite!

Chocolate Pound Cake

This chocolate pound cake is a chocolate-lover’s dream come true… it’s dense and buttery and still has an amazingly rich chocolate flavor. Enjoy it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Red Velvet Roll Cake with White Chocolate-Cream Cheese Filling

A beautiful roll cake made with red velvet cake batter and filled with a luscious cream cheese filling mixed with melted white chocolate.

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake 

This triple chocolate mousse cake is the trifecta of chocolate deliciousness. The bottom layer is a flourless chocolate cake… the middle layer is a light dark chocolate mousse… and the top layer is an even lighter white chocolate mousse. The combination of the three is rich, intensely flavorful and silky smooth.

Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake Roll

This angel food cake roll bakes up quickly and is filled with fresh strawberries folded into freshly whipped cream. An easy, light, and delicious dessert.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

A homemade version of Reese’s peanut butter cups. This easy recipe comes together quickly and is great for gifting or stashing in your freezer! Grab a silicone heart mold and make them extra festive!

New York Cheesecake

Follow this classic New York cheesecake recipe for a creamy, rich, and indulgent baked dessert. Serve it plain or with your favorite cheesecake toppings (strawberries and cherries are a great choice) for an impressive dessert!

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Treat yourself with a slice (or two) of this divine red velvet cheesecake. Tender red velvet cake sandwiches creamy cheesecake for the ultimate dessert pairing. Based on the Cheesecake Factory’s decadent version, this unforgettable cheesecake recipe is perfect for Valentine’s Day, date night in, or just because. 

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Red velvet whoopie pies (or gobs, depending on where you live) are filled with cream cheese frosting and are perfect for Valentine’s Day dessert!

Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

This is the absolute BEST cut-out sugar cookie recipe, hands-down! No softening butter, no chilling dough, they bake up super soft with no spreading and keep their shape each and every time. Use your favorite cookie cutters and eat them plain or decorate them with an easy buttercream or royal icing. (A fun idea: use a heart-shaped cookie cutter and decorate them like Sweethearts conversation heart candies!)

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

These chocolate sugar cookies are thick, incredibly chewy, and even more chocolatey. They have such a deep flavor and the perfect sugar cookie texture. You can make these into heart cookies, too! 

Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes

These sparkling cranberry white chocolate cupcakes start as vanilla cupcakes that are filled with a white chocolate ganache, topped with cranberry buttercream frosting, and are garnished with sugared cranberries.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

These red velvet cupcakes are a gorgeous red color, moist and fluffy, have the most amazing flavor, and are topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting. An easy recipe that is great year-round!

Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Meringue Buttercream

These soft, sweet strawberry cupcakes packed with fresh chopped strawberries are topped with a silky smooth meringue buttercream loaded with fresh strawberry flavor.

Chocolate Souffle

Chocolate soufflé is light and decadent at the same time, plus you can make a large one or individual ramekins, and prepare in advance for an easy dinner party dessert.

Classic Creme Brulee

Homemade Crème Brûlée has never been easier! A silky-smooth vanilla custard base is topped with a caramelized sugar topping in a classic dessert you can whip up at home (and up to 4 days in advance!). Made with 6 pantry-staple ingredients, this easy Crème Brûlée recipe is sure to impress everyone!

Chocolate Pots de Creme

If you’ve never had pots de crème, they are creamier and richer than pudding, denser than pastry cream, almost like the filling for French silk pie… and yet, still better than all of those things put together.

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Rich, chocolaty, and oh so creamy, this homemade chocolate pudding is a must-make treat! This easy to follow pudding recipe is made with 6 simple ingredients and comes together in about 10 minutes. 

Chocolate Pavlova with Mascarpone and Raspberries

This chocolate pavlova puts a delicious spin on traditional pavlova; the light dessert is topped with mascarpone whipped cream and fresh berries.

Dark Chocolate Mousse

This chocolate mousse is bursting with a clean chocolate flavor, a light, melt-in-your-mouth texture, and silky smooth. I topped the mousse with fresh whipped cream and chocolate shavings; it would also be wonderful with some fresh berries on top.

Strawberry Pie

This fresh strawberry pie sits on my favorite pie crust, is held together with a delicious homemade glaze, and adorned with the best whipped cream. A perfect summer dessert! 

Oreo Truffles

These Oreo truffles are packed with Oreo cookie crumbs and cream cheese then covered in chocolate. With no bake time and only four ingredients, these are the perfect quick dessert.

Cake Pops

Made completely from scratch, these vanilla and chocolate cake pops are a fabulous kid-friendly treat! From baking to rolling and topping I am walking you through everything you need to know about making the perfect cake pop.

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

These dark chocolate cupcakes are loaded with rich chocolate flavor, and topped with a light and creamy peanut butter frosting. If you are a chocolate/peanut butter fan, these are your jam!

Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream Frosting

These mocha cupcakes are coffee and espresso-infused, with a subtle chocolate flavor, and topped with an espresso powder-spiked buttercream frosting.

Red Velvet Poke Cake

Red velvet poke cake! Red velvet cake is infused with sweetened condensed milk and topped with the best cream cheese frosting. A must for Valentine’s Day!

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

This quick and easy homemade salted caramel sauce recipe requires only four ingredients, takes just 15 minutes, and comes out perfect every single time. Drizzle it over your dessert, even if it’s a bowl of store-bought ice cream, for something a little extra special.

New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

This New York Times chocolate chip cookie recipe uses a combination of bread and cake flours to achieve a chewy, yet delicate texture. The dough is packed full of dark chocolate and then is left to chill in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours. These huge, gorgeous cookies look like they walked straight out of a high-end bakery, and taste even better!

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These large, bakery-style thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies stay soft for days and are a huge family favorite. Made with melted butter, a high brown sugar to white sugar ratio, and an extra egg yolk to ensure super soft cookies, they require NO chilling time.

Oreo Cheesecake Bars

These Oreo cheesecake bars have a thick crust and is topped with a smooth, creamy cheesecake that is absolutely packed with chopped Oreo cookies. A wonderful portable version of my favorite Oreo cheesecake!

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

These are the BEST chocolate cupcakes – a moist chocolate cupcake recipe made from scratch with a chocolate ganache center and dreamy chocolate frosting.

Classic No-Bake Cookies

These easy no bake cookies with chocolate, peanut butter, and oatmeal are a classic; they come together in minutes and are great to make with kids. 

Surprise your kids after school with this chocolate chip cookie dough dip! It’s a fun sweet treat and great for dipping graham crackers, apple slices, and pretzels.

Homemade Rum Cake

Rich and tender rum cake soaked in a rum glaze makes this decadent cake recipe the perfect addition to your next extra-special dinner or holiday gathering. Drenched in flavor without being overpowering, this moist rum cake recipe pairs perfectly with a warm cup of coffee and a dollop of fresh whipped cream.

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

This easy fruit dip recipe is the best! Made with just two ingredients – cream cheese and marshmallow creme – it takes only minutes to prepare and is the perfect addition to fruit trays!

Peanut Butter Brownies

If you love the chocolate and peanut butter combo, you will go bananas for these peanut butter brownies. They’re made using my favorite homemade fudgy brownies recipe, are stuffed with a peanut butter filling, and taste like the most amazing peanut butter cups!

Muddy Buddies

Whether you call it muddy buddies or puppy chow, this classic is always guaranteed to be a crowd favorite. Rice Chex cereal is coated with a combination of melted chocolate and peanut butter, then tossed in powdered sugar for the ultimate easy sweet snack. 

Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas

While we tend to focus on dessert options for Valentine’s Day, breakfast is a great opportunity for something sweet and special! Here are a few ideas:

Vanilla Cream-Filled Doughnuts

These cream-filled doughnuts have a thin, crisp exterior that gives way to an airy and tender center filled with a pastry cream that has been lightened up with whipped cream. 

Danish Pastries

These Danish pastries are made completely from scratch, taste like they came straight from the fanciest of bakeries, and are easier than you’d think. The topping possibilities are endless; choose from cream cheese, fruit, chocolate, lemon curd, or a combination of those! 

Buttermilk Waffles

These classic buttermilk waffles are easy to make and come out big, fluffy, and crisp every time. It’s a must-have recipe for turning an ordinary breakfast into something extra-special. 

Baked Oatmeal

This baked oatmeal is packed with apples, raisins, and walnuts. It couldn’t be easier to prepare, is delicious and wonderfully filling, and you can easily change up the fruits based on the season.

Do you have a favorite Valentine’s Day tradition or sweet? Have you tried any of these recipes yet?