Oh, You Sweet Thing! 20 Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes
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Oh, You Sweet Thing! 20 Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, so now’s the time to start auditioning recipes — everything from breakfast in bed to, uh, mood boosting creations. And here are 20 decadent dessert recipes that would be oh-so-perfect served atop DIY mini cake stands. (If you and your oven are on the outs, no need to worry. Just check out our collection of no-bake desserts for 12 more sweet solutions.)

1. Raspberry Mille Feuille: This multi-layered dessert is remarkably easy to prepare. Bonus: a dairy-free raspberry cream filling recipe is included. (via Delightful Delicacies)

2. Pomegranate Fortune Cookies: Control your Valentine’s Day destiny with custom fortunes. (via What Jew Wanna Eat)

3. Pistachio Chocolate Tart with Potato Chip Crust: Rich, truffle-esque filling is balanced by a salty, potato-chip crust. Trust us, the combo of flavors is unexpectedly awesome. (via 10th Kitchen)

4. Chocolate Fondue with Cardamom and Orange Liqueur: Is there anything more romantic than fondue for two? (via Cook the Story)

5. Cherry Heart Cutout Cupcakes: Queue up some Warrant and rock out with these sweet cherry-pie-filled cupcakes. (via Food Family and Finds)

6. White Chocolate Raspberry Croissant Pudding: Great for dessert or breakfast, this sinful-yet-simple bread pudding has your back. (via Baking Equals Love)

7. Ice Cream Sandwiches with Bittersweet Chocolate Heart Cookies: Hopefully these are the only cold, cold hearts that need melting on Valentine’s Day. (via Feasting at Home)

8. Chocolate Soufflé Cupcakes with Mint Cream: A dollop of breath-freshening mint creme is nestled atop these airy, naturally gluten-free cupcakes. (via Smitten Kitchen)

9. Raspberry Panna Cotta Cups: These bite-size creamy panna-cotta-filled cups are a terrific treat to celebrate the day with anyone! (via Brit + Co.)

10. Boozy Valentine’s Day Candy Hearts: After a big Valentine’s Day dinner, you may not have enough room left for an indulgent dessert. These DIY conversation hearts are just the thing to serve! (via The Boys Club)

11. Valentine’s Heart Shaped Macarons: What a heartfelt treat for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day! Italian meringue is piped into heart-shaped shells that are then filled with an indulgent, white-chocolate raspberry ganache. (via Ai Love Baking)

12. Pink Strawberry Cake: This pink-hued cake gets its color and signature flavor from three strawberry sources: gelatin, fresh stawberry puree, and freeze-dried berries. (via Tikkido)

13. Sugar Cookie Bars: Adults and kiddos alike will enjoy these festive, frosting-topped sugar cookie bars! (via Tide and Thyme)

14. Coeur a la Creme: Akin to a crustless cheesecake, coeur a la creme is the perfect blank slate to highlight the real star of the show: a red-wine caramel sauce that enlivens the accompanying berries. (via Devil’s Food Advocate)

15. Baked Figs with Rosewater Honeyed Yogurt + Candied Walnuts: If ending a meal with fruit and nuts is more your style, give this gluten-free recipe a try. (via The Cook Who Knew Nothing)

16. Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake: A classic cheesecake recipe gets a pop of rouge from a pureed raspberry swirl. (via Martha Stewart)

17. Love Potion Valentine’s Day Cocktail: Sip this sweet, dessert cocktail to finish your V-Day on a spirited note. (via Jelly Toast Blog)

18. Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies: Short on time? Cake-mix cookies to the rescue! Strawberry-swirl Dove chocolates are pressed into the tops after baking to give them that little extra je ne sais quoi.(via Food Fanatic)

19. Honey Yogurt Semifreddo with Raspberries and Pistachios: A cross between gelato and mousse, this etherial dessert is surprisingly approachable and doesn’t even require an ice cream maker! Plus, it can easily be made dairy-free with whipped coconut cream! (via Gourmande in the Kitchen)

20. Almond Linzer Cookies with Cherry Preserves (Vegan): A heart-shaped window showcases the ruby-red preserves within. Not a fan of cherry? Swap in your favorite raspberry jam instead. (via Oh, Ladycakes)

What’s your ideal dessert to wrap up Valentine’s Day? Share your [PG-rated, please] preferences in the comments!