30 Valentine's Day desserts

Valentine's Day is the perfect occasion to go all out with your desserts. We've rounded up our favourite romantic recipes for you to choose from - why not try something new this year?

Arctic amaretoo and chocolate flake souffle

Valentine's Day desserts are perfect if you really want to impress, so why not try one of these MasterChef-style creations like our millefeuille of raspberries and chocolate, brandy snap baskets or chocolate-filled meringues?

Valentine's Day (opens in new tab) is the perfect occasion to go all out with your desserts. We've rounded up our favourite romantic recipes for you to choose from - why not try something new this year?

Making your own Valentine's meal at home is much more romantic (and not to mention cheaper!) than eating out in a restaurant.

You probably already know your man's favourite meal (if in doubt, we always go with steak!) but what about dessert?

Dessert is a dish you can really show off with and it needn't mean precious time wasted in the kitchen on the night.

Take a look at our cheap, quick and easy ideas for Valentine's desserts. They include delicious ideas for chocolate including melting chocolate fondants, soufflés, fondue - you've got to have a little chocolate on Valentine's Day, right? And some romantic fruity ideas for strawberries and raspberries.

Make as much of the dessert as you can beforehand so you have more time to enjoy your romantic night in...

First on the list are these delicious, classic fondant puds. Make these puddings for an indulgent dessert that should melt a few hearts on Valentine's Day.

Get the recipe: Chocolate coffee fondant puddings

Arctic amaretto and chocolate flake soufflé

Rich, creamy and covered in chocolate, what's not to love about this arctic amaretto and chocolate flake soufflé? This is a dessert to try if you really want to impress.

Get the recipe: Arctic amaretto and chocolate flake soufflé

Chocolate raspberry terrine

Chocolate raspberry terrine

Thick layers of chocolate and sharp bursts of raspberries make this luxurious dessert a romantic treat.

Get the recipe: Chocolate raspberry terrine

Mini cherry cheesecake

Mini cherry cheesecake

This small, tempting bite is the perfect way to finish the day. The ruby red cherries scream romance - and you can make them way in advance.

Get the recipe: Mini cherry cheesecake

White chocolate mousse with caramel sauce

White chocolate mousse and caramel sauce

This light mousse is made with white chocolate for a luxurious twist. The sweet caramel filling will be a nice surprise for your loved one.

Get the recipe: White chocolate mousse with caramel sauce

Tipsy 10-minute tiramisu

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This magically simple idea is a delicious dessert that is super-quick to prepare. This leaves you plenty of time to make yourself extra gorgeous.

Get the recipe: Tipsy 10-minute tiramisu

Soft meringues on berry coulis

Soft meringues on berry coulis

Fancy showing off a bit? This dessert would be right at home on the menu of a fancy restaurant - all without the hassle of leaving your own home.

Get the recipe: Soft meringues on berry coulis

Raspberry and hazelnut Eton mess

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Raspberry and hazelnut Eton mess will certainly impress a loved one on Valentine's Day and it only takes 10 minutes to make.

Get the recipe: Raspberry and hazelnut Eton mess

Macadamia chocolate mousse

Valentine's Day dessert recipes

Macademia chocolate mousse will make a perfectly romantic Valentine's Day dessert. And It's a delicious light way to finish to a romantic meal.

Get the recipe:Macademia chocolate mousse

Raspberry sponge drops

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These raspberry sponge drops are a three-tiered masterpiece. They are sure to impress a loved one and are remarkably simple to make.

Get the recipe: Raspberry sponge drops

Baileys no-bake cheesecake

Baileys cheesecake

Thick, rich and so so naughty, this cheesecake is made with Baileys for a sophisticated grown-up twist. No bake means less hassle for you too!

Get the recipe: Baileys no-bake cheesecake

Salted caramel chocolate torte

Valentine's Day dessert recipes

This Woman's Weekly recipe for salted caramel chocolate torte has a delicious hint of saltiness which really brings out the rich flavours, it's a perfect Valentine's treat, but serves 8 to 12 so you may need to offer your love around!

Get the recipe: Salted caramel chocolate torte

Chocolate raspberry tart

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Try making this super-indulgent dessert this Valentine's Day. This chocolate raspberry tart has a delicious contrast of flavours and will serve 8 to 10, so plenty for seconds!

Get the recipe: Chocolate raspberry tart

Nutella cheesecake

Nutella cheesecake

Your loved one a chocolate lover? They're going to absolutely love this recipe. A cheesecake made with Nutella - need we say more?

Get the recipe: Nutella cheesecake

Hummingbird Bakery raspberry cheecake brownies

Valentine's Day dessert recipes

These cheesecake brownies will make an indulgent Valentine's dessert - with a layer of brownies, topped with cheesecake and covered in fresh raspberries and cream.

Get the recipe: Hummingbird Bakery raspberry cheesecake brownies

Chocolate and coconut ice cream sandwiches

Valentine's Day dessert recipes

These ice cream sandwiches will make a simple and delicious dessert for a special someone on Valentine's Day - and they only take 10 minutes to prepare.

Get the recipe: Chocolate and coconut ice cream sandwiches

Chocolate and chilli pudding

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Get the temperature rising this Valentine's Day with these spicy little puds.

Get the recipe: Chocolate and chilli puddings.

Strawberry yogurt cheesecake

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Show your affection with this cute and romantic cheesecake.

Get the recipe: Strawberry yogurt cheesecakes.

Millefeuille of raspberries and chocolate

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Test your cooking skills with this fancy MasterChef-style dessert - Gregg would be proud!

Get the recipe: Millefeuille of raspberries and chocolate recipe (opens in new tab)

Chocolate Kirsch hearts

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Packed with cherries, chocolate, hazlenuts and creamy coconut, these boozy little hearts are the perfect grown-up treat.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Kirsch hearts (opens in new tab)

Strawberry meringue roulade

Meringue roulade

Strawberries are synonymous with Valentine's and they don't need to be smothered in chocolate. This light meringue roulade is the perfect treat after a heavy meal.

Get the recipe: Strawberry meringue roulade

Lorraine Pascale's mini tiramisu

Valentine's Day dessert recipes

Lorraine Pascale's mini tiramisu from her Baking Made Easy cookery book are a fancy treat - perfect for a romantic Valentine's night.

Get the recipe: Lorraine Pascale's mini tiramisu's

Pistachio and raspberry meringue love hearts

Valentine's Day dessert recipes

These romanticlove hearts can be made the night before - leaving you more time away from the kitchen.

Get the recipe: Pistachio and raspberry meringue love hearts

Chocolate fondue

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Looking for something a little easier? This fun chocolate fondue could not be simpler.

Get the recipe: Chocolate fondue

Puff pear hearts

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These bite-sized hearts are delicious puffed pasty filled with pears, Amaretto, honey and apricot jam - gorgeous!

Get the recipe: Puff pear hearts

Raspberry panna cotta

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At just 110 calories, this light pud is great if you're watching your weight.

Get the recipe: Raspberry panna cotta (opens in new tab)

Caramel and pistachio trifles

Sherry caramel trifle

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There's something so wonderfully simple about making a trifle for a romantic dessert. The simplicity will not be noticed with this dish as the beautiful combination of flavours transforms it into a masterpiece.

Get the recipe: Caramel and pistachio trifles

Passion fruit and lime puddings

Passion fruit and lime puddings

Put a little passion into your night - literally! These passion fruit puddings are zinging with flavour - and you only need 4 ingredients to make them!

Get the recipe: Passion fruit and lime puddings

Profiteroles with chocolate sauce

profiteroles

The French know a thing or two about romantic desserts and their classic profiteroles are a favourite for a reason. Get them just right and they're all you need for a Valentine's pud.

Get the recipe: Profiteroles with chocolate sauce

Peach and passionfruit pavlova

Essentials magazine, peach and passionfruit pavlova

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This pud is an absolute show stopper. Place this in the centre of the table and watch your loved one's mouth drop. Sharp tangy fruit sandwiched between crisp meringue layers, this pavlova is sure to impress.

Get the recipe: Peach and passionfruit pavlovaWhere to next:

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This indulgent chocolate cake is a perfect dessert for a romantic date night at home. You could even bake it together- you’ll definitely both be fighting to lick the spoon.

Get the recipe: Mary Berry’s chocolate cake (opens in new tab)

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