Looking for easy Valentine’s Day desserts that won’t leave your kitchen looking like a Betty Crocker experiment gone wrong? I’ve got you covered!
From the seductive flavor of tiramisu to the decadence of chocolate cupcakes, we’re rolling out the V-day red velvet carpet to bring you a lineup of treats so tempting, you’ll want to keep them all to yourself. (Obviously, don’t. These are for sharing with your special someone!) And who could blame you, with options like macadamia bark and red velvet cheesecake bites? *cue silent drooling*
This February 14th, we’re celebrating the day of love with a full heart and an even fuller stomach. So, preheat your oven, break the sugar out, and let’s make this Valentine’s Day one for the books!
Red Velvet Cheesecake Pops
Imagine this combo of dessert-y goodness: fluffy red velvet cake rolled in creamy cheesecake. That’s exactly what you get with these Red Velvet Cheesecake Pops. After a visit to David Burke’s Fishtail restaurant in NYC, I developed a craving I couldn’t ignore, and Julie from The Little Kitchen came to the rescue! (She who knows a thing or two about making dessert dreams come true.) This recipe is inspired by her cheesecake pops. (Thanks Julie!)
Looking for the perfect sweet treat to share with your Valentine? Trust me… they will LOVE these cheesecake pops. Dive into the deliciousness with this recipe.
Salted Caramel Covered Strawberries
Forget everything you thought you knew about chocolate-covered strawberries because these Salted Caramel Covered Strawberries are about to steal the show this! AND, I’m gonna share with you the secret to achieving the softest, most indulgent caramel within this recipe. And the best part? They only take 15 minutes to make! They might just be the perfect last-minute dessert for your special day.
Ready to impress your sweetheart’s sweet tooth with something uniquely delicious? The perfect balance of sweet and salty awaits you with this recipe.
Chocolate and Coffee Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting
We all know someone who’s idea of love is chocolate and coffee. Wow that person with this indulgent cupcake recipe! A love affair of rich chocolate, aromatic coffee, and creamy coconut frosting, these Chocolate and Coffee Cupcakes are your ticket to V-day success. This is another one inspired by Julie from The Little Kitchen and simplified with a tip from Joanne and Adam of Inspired Taste (using cake mix!), and it promises a slight moan with every bite.
Looking to top that romantic dinner? Break out this dessert! Whip up a batch of these adorable mini cakes for your sweetheart with this easy recipe.
No-Knead Sticky Pecan Caramel Cinnamon Rolls
If you’re looking to break away from the chocolate norm this Valentine’s Day, but an equally indulgent and easy dessert, these No-Knead Sticky Pecan Caramel Cinnamon Rolls are calling your name. This no-knead dessert uses a base recipe called Master Dough, by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois from their book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. This sweet and enriched Master Dough can make over 100 baked goods–everything from Challah to flat bread pizzas to these cinnamon rolls. Sometimes, the best decadent desserts come in the form of warm, gooey cinnamon rolls. (We don’t make the rules.)
Be prepared to get sticky (in the best way) with this recipe.
Turtle Cheesecake Truffles
These bite-sized treats were meant for sharing! Turtle Cheesecake Truffles were designed with the sole purpose of bringing you and your Valentine closer together with every chocolatey, nutty, caramel-infused bite. (But promise me: no hoarding!) They’re also the perfect treat for those of us with zero portion control.
Ready to meet one of your new favorite valentine’s day desserts? Make these for your special someone here.
Strawberry Almond Cream Tart Recipe
A dessert that’s beautiful to look at, and even better to taste. That’s what the Strawberry Almond Cream Tart is all about. Inspired by the Cooking Light Cookbook, this tart combines a crunchy graham cracker crust with a silky cream-cheese filling. As if that’s not delicious enough, it’s then topped with fresh strawberries and slivered almonds. This refreshing fruit dessert is sure to impress your sweetheart with its fancy looks and even fancier flavor.
Ready to write this strawberry love note? Whip up a little extra love with this recipe.
Dark Chocolate & Toffee Macadamia Bark
What’s a better way to say “I love you” to the chocolate aficionado in your life than with the rich, indulgent flavors of this Dark Chocolate & Toffee Macadamia Bark? This treat is not only decadent but also customizable, as it allows you to swap in your favorite nuts or chocolate types. Whether you opt for the classic dark chocolate, switch it up with white chocolate chips, or add a nutty crunch with pistachios, there’s something for everyone. The hardest part is waiting 2 hours for it to chill. (Trust me. It’s worth the time!)
Check out this easy and customizable recipe here.
Best Tiramisu Recipe
I know that claiming the title of The Best Tiramisu Recipe is a big deal, but once you taste this version of the classic Italian dessert, you’ll understand. Adapted from the Barefoot Contessa, it’s an easy-to-make, no-bake wonder that layers rich chocolate, dark rum, and espresso with creamy mascarpone. It’s the perfect dessert to cap off that romantic Valentine’s Day dinner and get a taste of fine dining without leaving home.
Ready to wow your Valentine with this decadent treat? The perfect balance of flavors awaits in this recipe.
If you love the classic flavors of tiramisu, but want a twist on the traditional, these Tiramisu Cupcakes are your answer. Combining rich chocolate cake, coffee liqueur, creamy mascarpone, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings, it’s tiramisu reimagined in a cupcake! Simpler than its Pampered Chef inspiration with only two eggs required and no overnight wait, it takes chocolate desserts to a whole new level.
Uncover the secret to these delightful cupcakes with this recipe.
Secret Ingredient Microwave Chocolate Cake
This one is for those who need to fulfill their partner’s chocolate craving with very little time. No pressure, right? Secret Ingredient Microwave Chocolate Cake to the rescue! This genius recipe transforms a regular box of cake mix into a mouth-watering treat in under 10 minutes. The secret? Swapping out butter or oil for an overly ripe banana! It keeps the cake moist, and makes it just a little healthier. It’s the perfect sweet treat for a Valentine’s Day celebration that you definitely did not JUST realize was occurring today. (Whoops.)
Whip up this quick and satisfying dessert here.