Pink, fluffy and scrumptious Valentine's Day desserts

Valentine's Day is all about the sweets if it's not about the love.

Instead of opting for a box of chocolates this holiday, grab your apron and serve up something a little sweater and straight from your heart. From cupcakes to cookies, trifles to pies, we've got you covered this 14th. 

Valentine's Day Sweets
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Valentine's Day Sweets

Surprise Inside Heart Cupcakes

"Surprise! Looks complicated, doesn’t it?! Not at all!! In fact, I even used boxed cake mix for these! Easy peasy, and delicious." This Silly Girls Kitchen

Dark Chocolate Heart with Red Wine Glaze

"Things I love about this cake:

  • it’s in the shape of a heart
  • it’s rich, but not cloyingly sweet
  • the red wine glaze is absolutely divine
  • it’s the perfect cake for a romantic celebration" 

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Red Velvet Cookie Pie

"All you need is a scoop of ice cream to top it off. This pie is good both warm and at room temperature, but I really like it a little warm with the ice cream melting on top. I’m pretty sure this would be the perfect holiday dessert!" Taste and Tell

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake (Courtesy Thumbtack Chef Niko Paranomous)



  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 medjool dates
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • 2 cups raw cashews, soaked for 3 hours
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 cups strawberries


1. Place base ingredients in food processor, blend till crumbly.

2. Transfer into 6” springform pan, and press down firmly. Place in freezer. 

3. Place filling ingredients in high speed blender and blend till smooth.

4. Pour into springform pan, and return to freezer. 

5. Transfer to fridge after 2-3 hours and enjoy

Raspberry Rose Cake

"The white cake has a light and tender crumb that is perfectly sweet.  In between the layers is some amazing bright red homemade raspberry jam." Garnish and Glaze

Chocolate Bark

"It reminds me of a grown up Crunch bar, and it would be a sweet treat to share with neighbors and friends as a surprise Valentine’s gift—provided you can keep yourself from munching the entire batch first." Well Plated

Vanilla Bean, Berry Cheesecake Bites

"Quite honestly this might just be one of my favorite desserts ever, and that is saying a lot for me! So make these for your lover, husband, kids or friends, with a cup of coffee or glass of champagne, because life is too short not to enjoy a sweet treat!" Colorful Eats

Sweet Heart Shaped Potstickers

"Incredibly simple, and more unique than the typical heart shaped pies, these Valentine desserts will make you want to eat the entire batch." Boxwood Avenue

Cherry Winks

"These cookies have the best texture – soft and chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside because the dough is rolled in a pile of cereal before baking.  There are Maraschino cherries in them too, which makes them turn pink, and that makes me happy." JJ Begonia

Mulled Wine Plum Rose Tarts (courtesy of Thumbtack Chef Niko Paranomous)


  • 12 plums
  • 2 cups Mulled Wine
  • 1 cup dark chocolate ganache
  • Frozen Chocolate Tart Dough


1. Make and par bake 12 chocolate tart shells.

2. Begin reducing 1 1/2 cups mulled wine.

3. Slice all 12 plums so that each slice is about 1/4" thick, and place in pot with 1 cup of sugar and about 1/2 cup of mulled wine.  Put on medium low heat and stir until the plums have softened enough  that they are flexible, about 5 minutes.

4. Spoon in the dark chocolate ganache into each tart shell so that it fills about 1/4 of the tart.

5. Now you can make your plum roses -  Begin by taking about 5 slices of the plums and laying them so that they are nearly upright, skin side facing up towards you, around the perimeter of the tart.  Then continue to do this along the perimeter of the plums you just added, alternating the order so that the peak of each slice is placed right on where the previous two slices meet.  Continue to do this until you get to the middle. When it is no longer possible to layer them, take one plum slice and roll into a little scroll, place the scroll skin side up right in the middle of the tart,

6. Bake the tarts for about 8 - 10 minutes, then enjoy. 

Share the Pear (courtesy of Shaun Meglin) 


1.5 oz Osborne Fino sherry
.75 oz Saint George Spiced Pear
3 scoops of good quality vanilla ice cream (Péché makes theirs in-house)


1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until incorporated. 2. Pour in glass, garnish with cinnamon and serve.

Red Velvet Nutella Trifle

"Layers of red velvet cake, whipped cream and MORE whipped cream flavored with Nutella… and Nutella drizzle… umm, yes please!" This Silly Girl's Kitchen

White Chocolate Peppermint Pops

"This is recipe may look complex but it’s beyond simple to create. Using just mini candy canes & white chocolate (ok & a touch of sprinkles for some added glamour) you can create these delicious pops in under 5 minutes." Public Lives, Secret Recipes 

Pretty and Pink Cupcakes 

Get the recipe here.

Heart Shaped Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Get Donuts, Dresses and Dirt's recipe here.

Chili Dusted Frozen Hot Chocolate (Courtesy of Plated)

See the full recipe here


Because nothing says I love you like red velvet. Scroll through above to see what we're making. 

For more Valentine's Day baking inspiration, watch the video above! Happy cooking. 

RELATED: Show your friends some love this Valentine's Day

Gifts to show your bffs some love
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Gifts to show your bffs some love
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