Valentine's Day desserts: 17 delicious desserts to make this February

Valentine's Day is the perfect occasion to push the boat out when it comes to dessert. We've rounded up our favourites...

A selection of the best Valentine's Day desserts
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From gooey caramel chocolate fondant to a popular Baileys no-bake cheesecake, Valentine's Day just got a little tastier thanks to this selection of delicious Valentine's Day desserts.

If you're looking to spoil a loved one this Valentine's Day what better way to do so than with a lovingly prepared homemade Valentine's Day dessert? Valentine's Day, the 14th of February, is a great excuse to roll up your sleeves and get creative in the kitchen. We've rounded up our favourite desserts - including a couple of Valentine's Day cakes - to really show off your skills - for beginners to advanced chefs in the making.

"Personally, staying in and cooking a special dinner is far preferable to joining the over-priced tables-for-two setups in a restaurant, when it comes to Valentine's Day. And a special occasion has even the most reluctant bakers amongst us making the effort for our one true loves," says Goodto's Food Writer, Lara Kilner

"As this year's big day is a midweek affair, I'd recommend going for something that isn't overly time-consuming to make, like a raspberry and hazelnut Eton Mess or a tipsy 10-minute tiramisu. I'll tend to opt for a no-bake option, too, as there's so much less room for error – Bailey's no-bake cheesecake is a real winner."

Valentine's Day desserts

Arctic amaretoo and chocolate flake souffle

1. Arctic amaretto and chocolate flake soufflé

Serves: 4 | Skill level: Med | Total time: 30 mins plus freezing

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 and take your dessert-making skills to the next level. The amaretti biscuits and chocolate pair perfectly together. 

Get the recipe: Arctic amaretto and chocolate flake soufflé

Chocolate raspberry terrine

2. Chocolate raspberry terrine

Serves: 6-8 | Skill level: Med | Total time: 1 hour and 10 mins

Thick layers of chocolate and sharp bursts of raspberries make this luxurious dessert a romantic treat. The chocolate mousse is made with dark chocolate and double cream for a rich, luxurious finish. Top with fresh raspberries and enjoy with lashings of cream to serve. 

Get the recipe: Chocolate raspberry terrine

Mini cherry cheesecake

3. Mini cherry cheesecake

Serves: 6 | Skill level: Easy | Total time: 33 mins plus 2 hours setting

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. This recipe makes six mini cheesecakes - so you can have more than one if you fancy it.

Get the recipe: Mini cherry cheesecake

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4. Tipsy 10-minute tiramisu

Serves: 4 | Skill level: Easy | Total time: 10 mins

This simple tiramisu is a delicious dessert that is super-quick to prepare in just 10 minutes. The perfect choice if you're short on time but still want to impress. Infused with  Marsala wine, Irish whiskey, coffee, cream, and chocolate.

Get the recipe: Tipsy 10-minute tiramisu

Soft meringues on berry coulis

5. Soft meringues on berry coulis

Serves: 4 | Skill level: Easy | Total time: 1 hour

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

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6. Raspberry and hazelnut Eton mess

Serves: 4 | Skill level: Easy | Total time: 10 mins

Raspberry and hazelnut Eton mess will certainly impress a loved one on Valentine's Day and it only takes 10 minutes to make. The sweetness of the raspberries and the earthy taste and crunch of the hazelnut work well together. A delicious twist on a classic.

Get the recipe: Raspberry and hazelnut Eton mess

Valentine's Day dessert recipes

7. Macadamia chocolate mousse

Serves: 6 | Skill level: Easy | Total time: 20 mins plus chilling

It may look like a complex dessert you'd get at the end of a fancy restaurant meal, however, this chocolate mousse is much simpler to make than you may think - ready in just six easy steps. This macadamia chocolate mousse will make a perfectly romantic Valentine's Day dessert. 

Get the recipe: Macadamia chocolate mousse

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8. Raspberry sponge drops

Serves: 4 | Skill level: Easy | Total time: 30 mins 

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 cheesecake

9. Baileys no-bake cheesecake

Serves: 12 | Skill level: Easy | Total time: 1 hour and 20 mins

This a great one for sharing this Valentine's Day. 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

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10. Salted caramel chocolate torte

Serves: 8-12 | Skill level: Easy | Total time: 1 hour

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

Nutella cheesecake

11. Nutella cheesecake

Serves: 8-10 | Skill level: Med | Total time: 1 hour and 45 mins

Is your loved one a chocolate lover? They're going to absolutely love this recipe. A cheesecake made with Nutella. A sweet, nutty, rich chocolate cheesecake perfect for sharing. Ready in just five steps.

Get the recipe: Nutella cheesecake

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12. Hummingbird Bakery raspberry cheecake brownies

Serves: 12 | Skill level: Med | Total time: 1 hour and 50 mins

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

Valentine's Day dessert recipes

13. Chocolate and coconut ice cream sandwiches

Serves: 4 | Skill level: Easy | Total time: 10 mins

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. Not just for adults either - the kids will love them.

Get the recipe: Chocolate and coconut ice cream sandwiches

Chocolate praline meringue roulade

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14. Chocolate praline meringue roulade

Serves: 6-7 | Skill level: Med | Total time: 1 hour and 5 mins plus cooling

Impressive chocolate, hazelnut, and cream-packed roulade. Drizzled in melted chocolate and served with lashings of whipped cream. This roulade is perfect served with fresh berries such as blackberries, raspberries, or strawberries.

Get the recipe: Chocolate praline meringue roulade 

Slimming World meringue dessert pudding

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15. Slimming World's raspberry meringues

Serves: 4 | Skill level: Easy | Total time: 20 mins

This a light option for those looking to for a healthier option this Valentine's Day. It takes just 20 minutes to make this pud in five steps. Sponge fingers, raspberries, sweeteners, and egg whites make up this dessert.

Get the recipe: Slimming World raspberry meringues

Chocolate and caramel lava fondant

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16. Chocolate and caramel fondant

Serves: 6-7 | Skill level:  Med | Total time: 40 mins

An oozing rich caramel center makes this pud irresistible. The chocolate sponge is rich, and light made with dark chocolate for a decadent flavour. Serve with ice cream and enjoy. 

Get the recipe: Chocolate and caramel fondant

mary berry tarte tatin

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17. Mary Berry's plum and marzipan tarte tatin

Serves: 8 | Skill level: Med | Total time: 1 hour

You can't beat a Mary Berry classic and this mouthwatering plum tarte tatin is the perfect Valentine's Day dessert the whole family can enjoy. Made with just four ingredients; light muscovado sugar, plums, marzipan, and puff pastry. Serve with custard or vanilla ice cream and watch it disappear in minutes. 

Get the recipe: Mary Berry's plum and marzipan tarte tatin 

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