Valentine's Day Desserts: Recipe Ideas

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One easy and relatively inexpensive way to celebrate Valentine's Day is with a romantic dessert. Whether it is part of a whole meal or simply the conclusion to a meal out back at home, your spouse will appreciate the gesture. No matter what your dessert preferences are, there are lots of great romantic options. Here are just a few to get you started. Happy baking!

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Mini Heart Shaped Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake

This recipe is designed for the heart springform pan that I linked below. If you already own this pan and are looking for a new recipe that fits it or you enjoy purchasing new kitchen gadgets, this is a great recipe for you. The layers for this cake are gorgeous and still make it easy for you to enjoy the flavors of the chocolate, cheesecake, and raspberry all together. You can easily switch the raspberry out for a different fruit flavor or skip it altogether if you prefer. The fresh fruit surrounding the dessert on the plate is the perfect touch to finish off this dessert.

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Red Velvet Cake Napoleons

I am not a huge fan of red velvet cake, but when it is homemade and has a not overly sweet frosting, it can be delicious. I love these little cakes. You only need a few bites to be satisfied with this type of dessert. The author used a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut the cake. I love the idea of adding a little lemon juice to the cream cheese frosting to make it just a bit tangy.

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Classic Chocolate Truffles

A couple years ago Kristy of Sweet Treats and More posted seven days of sweets for Valentine's Day. I picked this one to highlight here because it is such a classic choice. Chocolate truffles are a widely loved dessert. You can create an entire set with a single topping or have fun mixing it up as you go.

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Rose Crème Brûlée

Take a classic vanilla crème brûlée recipe and give it the perfect touch for Valentine's Day with rose syrup. I'm not sure which will be more delightful: the color or the flavor. This recipe is a bit time intensive, but not too tough otherwise. The author suggestions that you can caramelize the crème brûlée in the broiler if you don't have a blow torch.

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Valentine's Day Neapolitan Cupcakes

If you and your spouse enjoy Neapolitan ice cream and cupcakes, combine your loves with this great recipe. Strawberry cake, chocolate brownies, and butter cream frosting makes for a killer combination both for taste and aesthetics. A cupcake is the perfect portion for enjoying this rich indulgence.

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Molten Mocha Cakes

An easy way to make any dessert into a Valentine's Day dessert is to add a powdered sugar heart to the top of it. You can use a heart shaped cookie cutter or your own heart stencil. I like this recipe because it's portioned just for two people (with the option to double or triple the recipe for more people of course).

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Pretzel Dessert

Add a bit of red to your Valentine's Day dessert with red Jello. The recipe suggests strawberry. This has the perfect combination of sweet Jello and cream cheese/whipped cream filling with salty pretzels. Make sure that you allow time for the Jello to set so that it's ready in time for dessert.

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Valentine's Day Cake Pops

Cake pops are all the rage right now, so why not whip up a batch for Valentine's Day? This recipe assumes that you already have some experience with cake pops and are ready for a new twist. You can make the detail on the bears as simple or complex as you like.

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Just History 4 years ago from England

Great ideas! nicely written and presented hub too, voted up!


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CZCZCZ 4 years ago from Oregon

The pretzel dessert and the red velvet napoleans look amazing. Thanks for the interesting hub with all of the great valentine dessert making ideas!


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ktrapp 4 years ago from Illinois

All these Valentine's Day desserts look terrific. The pretzel dessert recipe looks really interesting with its top layer of jello.


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

What a great resource for Valentine's Day! I love creme brulee. May have to try that one.


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Robin 4 years ago from San Francisco

What a great resource guide! The bear cake pops are adorable. I bet our girls would love them!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks so much for all of the great feedback about this hub! I'm glad that everyone was able to pick out favorites from this. If you try anything, let me know.


SplendidStars 4 years ago

Wow! This is fabulous! So much love-ly yumminess!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks so much Margaret!


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habee 4 years ago from Georgia

You're not helping my diet!! I knew I shouldn't have come here. lol. Voted up, anyway.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Haha sorry Holle! Thanks for the vote.


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ThePracticalMommy 4 years ago from United States

Yum! Now I want chocolate truffles... My mom makes that strawberry pretzel dessert often. It's delicious!

Thanks for sharing these ideas!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Delicious. Love the Napoleons. Voting this Up and Useful.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Marissa, that's awesome about the dessert.

Thanks alocsin!


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

Voted up! Great recipes! Love Valentine's Day Neapolitan Cupcakes.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thank you! I'm glad that you found something here that you like.


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midnightbliss 4 years ago from Hermosa Beach

i love all these desserts, they all look delicious. bookmarked and i will be back sson if i have time to make one


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks! Sounds good. If you make any of them, let me know how it goes.


Natalie 4 years ago

Thanks for linking to my cheesecake! The other desserts all look fantastic too, I'm very intrigued by the red wine chocolate sauce!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

You're welcome Natalie! That sauce does sound really interesting. You should give it a try sometime.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

Yummy! They all look so delicious. I had the pretzel dessert at a shower not too long ago and I couldn't believe how good it was. Thanks for this great list.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

That's awesome Cara! I'm glad that you enjoyed this hub.


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coffeegginmyrice 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

I am falling in love with these hearty treats and desserts. Simple, great recipes! 'Love your hub, wonderful thoughts!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks so much coffeegginmyrice!


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

These are awesome. I´m looking for ideas on how I can make Valentines cakes and desserts look beautiful and Voila!, here you are. Presenting me these yummy desserts. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day!


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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

That's great, Thelma. :) Enjoy your Valentine's Day desserts!


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RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

A seriously nice collection of holiday recipes. Fortunately, there is time to make and test each one before the big day, including the 7 days of sweets! ;)


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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks so much, RTalloni! Yes, for sure!


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adity5 3 years ago

lovely hub...nice creative ideas and presentation. Thanks for sharing :) Have a nice day !!


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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks so much, adity! Take care.


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Better Yourself 3 years ago from North Carolina

Another great hub! Love the teddy bear cake pops!


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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks so much, Better Yourself!

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