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Valentine's baking recipes

34 Recipes

Find a bake to suit your beloved, from heart-shaped biscuits to beautiful cakes.

Hidden heart cake

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(5 ratings)
Slice into this delicious loaf cake and reveal the secret heart design running through the middle - a really romantic bake!
3 hours and 10 minutes
Moderately easy

Mini eclairs

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(2 ratings)
Afternoon tea goes glam with these Paris patisserie-style choux pastry fingers with berry liqueur cream filling
1 hour and 45 minutes
Moderately easy

Doughnut muffins

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(60 ratings)
These individual sugar-dipped cupcakes are baked not fried but taste just as delicious and are best straight from the oven
38 minutes
Easy

Love bug biscuits

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(3 ratings)
These cute cookies decorated with fondant icing in a heart-shaped ladybird pattern would make a lovely romantic gift
42 minutes
Easy

Squidgy chocolate & pomegranate torte

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(2 ratings)
This rich dark chocolate sponge makes a great alternative Christmas cake, or dinner party dessert
55 minutes
Moderately easy

Coconut & raspberry cupcakes

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(26 ratings)
Adding a little fruit purée to your buttercream frosting gives you a berry flavour and vibrant colour atop your sponges
45 minutes
Easy

Peppermint candy biscuits

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(0 ratings)
These heart-shaped cookies with a crunchy mint filling are fun for children to make and give as a present
37 minutes
Easy

Sugared scones

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(3 ratings)
A simple and quick scone recipe that has a great sweet finish - the crunchy sugar top adds texture too
32 minutes
Easy

Red velvet cake

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(21 ratings)
A beautiful chocolate sponge with buttercream icing - perfect for a romantic evening
1 hour and 40 minutes
Moderately easy

Romantic rose cupcakes

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(85 ratings)
These decorative cupcakes make the perfect centrepiece for a wedding or christening, or a lovely gift
30 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Cherry shortbread hearts

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(23 ratings)
James Martin's easy biscuits taste as good as they look and make an ideal Valentine's Day gift
30 minutes
Easy

Passion cake

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(8 ratings)
Bake Sarah Cook's scrumptious triple-layer cake for someone you love this Valentine's Day
1 hour and 25 minutes
Moderately easy

Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes

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(217 ratings)
These zesty cupcakes look so gorgeous you won't want to eat them, but once you start you won't be able to stop
1 hour
Moderately easy

Dark chocolate & orange cake

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(58 ratings)
A dense, dark and devilishly delicious cake, this will be gone before you know it
2 hours and 10 minutes
Easy

Easy chocolate cupcakes

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(31 ratings)
These light cakes are perfect for freezing – they just need a quick blast in the microwave to bring them back to life
40 minutes
Easy

Salted caramel & peanut butter billionaire’s slice

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(3 ratings)
This popular shortbread bake is placed in a whole new league with the addition of an extra layer of indulgence plus a salted toffee topping
1 hour and 40 minutes
Moderately easy

Butterscotch cookies

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(14 ratings)
Hidden rice puffs give reader Pamela Johnson's butterscotch chocolate chip biscuits a good crunch
30 minutes
Easy

Peek-a-boo Battenberg cake

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(8 ratings)
A stunning rose and almond sponge in the distinctive checkered pattern, hidden in sweet marizpan icing
2 hours and 20 minutes
For the keen cook

Flourless chocolate & pear cake

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(53 ratings)
A light, but luscious cake made with hazelnuts - serve a slice for dessert with a dollop of crème fraîche
1 hour
Moderately easy
Vegetarian

Glamorous fairy cakes

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(38 ratings)
A retro twist to a childhood favourite - learn how to make fairy cakes then decorate for any occasion
55 minutes
Moderately easy

Ultimate chocolate cake

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(849 ratings)
Indulge yourself with Angela Nilsen's heavenly moist and fudgy chocolate cake - perfect for celebrations - birthdays, weddings, christenings - any excuse!
2 hours and 10 minutes
Easy

Chocolate chunk pecan cookies

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(53 ratings)
You can't beat American-style cookies with big chunks of chocolate and nuts. The perfect grown-up biscuit
27 minutes
Easy

Chocolate brownie cake

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(324 ratings)
Get kids cooking at the weekend by baking this yummy brownie cake, much better than shop bought
45 minutes
Easy

Cherry Bakewell cake

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(153 ratings)
If you know someone who likes Bakewell tart, then they will just love this cake – it’s full of almond flavour and sandwiched with cherry jam
45 minutes
Easy

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