Valentine鈥檚 Day is all about sweetness. Sweethearts, sweet desserts, sweet 90s-inspired Valentine鈥檚 Day cards鈥 it never stops. And when it comes to holiday-themed desserts, you have plenty of pink, red and heart-shaped ideas at your disposal, from healthy Valentine鈥檚 Day fruit salad recipes to colorful red velvet cheese聽tart recipes. But here are 18 of our absolute *favorite* romantic dessert recipes for lovebirds.

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes Valentine's Day Dessert Recipe

1. Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes: Is it weird to call cupcakes sexy? Because these cupcakes are *sexy.* They鈥檙e made with rich chocolate batter, topped with silky buttercream and finished off with a fresh, chocolate-covered cherry. (via Baked by an Introvert)

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Valentine's Day Dessert Recipe

2. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecakes: Speaking of rich, silky treats, these mini cheesecakes are perfect for Valentine鈥檚 Day. Feel free to serve them as-is, or get creative with holiday-inspired (think pink hearts and bright colors) cupcake liners. (via Away from the Box)

XXL Death by Chocolate Cookie Valentine's Day Dessert Recipe

3. XXL Death by Chocolate Cookie: This bad boy is for real chocoholics. It鈥檚 EXPLODING with chocolate-y goodness, stuffed with tons of cocoa powder and dark chocolate chips. Bonus points for the colorful heart-shaped sprinkles on top. (via Sally鈥檚 Baking Addiction)

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies Valentine's Day Dessert Recipe

4. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies: Chocolate covered strawberries are a Valentine鈥檚 Day hallmark, but we love this creative (and much more indulgent) iteration. (via Closet Cooking)

Lavender Creme Brulee Valentine's Day Dessert Recipe

5. Lavender Creme Brulee: Cr猫me br没l茅e is arguably the quintessential date-night dessert for two, so why not serve it on V-day? This version is made with the floral tastes of delicate lavender, making it a feminine and romantic choice. (via Lavender and Macarons)

Easy Tiramisu Mousse Valentine's Day Dessert Recipe

6. Easy Tiramisu Mousse: This delicious tiramisu mousse is ready in about 20 minutes, and is a cinch to make (really!). (via Crazy for Crust)

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes Valentine's Day Dessert Recipe

7. Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes: Wait until right before serving to add fresh strawberries on top of these babies. (via Chocolate With Grace)

Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart Valentine's Day Dessert Recipe

8. Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart: The crust is from-scratch, so this isn鈥檛 the most low-maintenance option鈥 but it鈥檚 certainly one of the most delicious. (via Home Cooking Adventure)

Ros茅 Champagne Mug Cake Valentine's Day Dessert Recipe

9. Ros茅 Champagne Mug Cake: Mug cakes are a major dessert trend right now, and for good reason: They鈥檙e easy to whip up in roughly one minute with the help of a microwave. These particular mug cakes are made with sparkling ros茅, sugar, milk and flour (and can be made right in the coupe glass!). (via Kirbie鈥檚 Cravings)

Easy Chocolate Creme Brulee Valentine's Day Dessert Recipe

10. Easy Chocolate Creme Brulee: If ros茅 mug cakes don鈥檛 sound enticing, maybe this chocolate dessert is more up your alley. Bonus: It鈥檚 super easy to make鈥 in fact, it鈥檚 no-bake! (via Crazy for Crust)


11. No Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake: Here鈥檚 another no-bake dessert idea for you. This one is flavored with strawberries, vanilla and bananas, and is so flexible that it can be made into whatever shape you desire (hearts, anyone?). (via Cakes Cottage)


12. Black Magic Chocolate Cake: Dark chocolate lovers, rejoice! This cake is simply bursting with the flavors of rich, chocolatey dark cocoa. (via Diethood)


13. Easy Chocolate Mousse: Another option for the chocolate-obsessed: this frothy, whippy chocolate mousse. It also happens to be amazingly easy to make, and simply has to chill in the fridge for about two hours before it鈥檚 perfect and ready to enjoy. (via Cookies & Cups)


14. Easy Tiramisu: This traditional yet simple-to-prepare recipe is ideal for rounding out an Italian-inspired V-day dinner. Side note: You鈥檒l notice that this recipe calls for raw eggs. Don鈥檛 be alarmed 鈥 this is the traditional way to make tiramisu. But feel free to beat the eggs over a double broiler if you feel uncomfortable with using them raw. (via Recipe Tin Eats)


15. Pink Velvet Cake: Red velvet is so pass茅 (JK, we love red velvet cake). But this *pink* velvet cake is even more interesting. (via Cake Whiz)


16. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake: This sweet and fruity cheesecake recipe is a major crowd pleaser, so it鈥檚 perfect for serving at your Valentine鈥檚 Day dinner or gathering. (via Foody Schmoody Blog)


17. Raspberry Champagne Cake: Champagne is the perfect way to toast your boo on Valentine鈥檚 Day, and what better way to do that than with a Champagne-infused dessert? This cake *literally* has Champagne baked right into it. And it鈥檚 also topped with raspberry-Champagne buttercream. (via The Cake Blog)


18. Famous Brick Street Chocolate Cake: This indulgent dessert has everything you love about chocolate cake, but with a catch: It鈥檚 made in a convection oven! If you don鈥檛 have one, no worries. It can easily be adapted to work with a regular oven instead. (via Through Her Looking Glass)

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