Valentine's baking

Valentine's baking recipes

39 Recipes

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

Champagne & raspberry possets


(6 ratings)

The dryness of your chosen fizz works well with the delicate sweetness of this impressive posset
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Melting heart muffins


(0 ratings)

Got a sweet tooth? Treat someone special on Valentine's Day with these rich chocolate cupcakes hiding a secret white chocolate truffle centre...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Strawberry & white chocolate choux buns


(0 ratings)

Fill light choux pastry with a creamy vanilla custard and Greek yogurt filling then finish with fresh fruit for a lower-sugar afternoon tea treat
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort

Raspberry religieuse


(0 ratings)

A fabulously fruity version of a French choux bun patisserie classic, filled with fluffy vanilla cream, fresh berries and naturally coloured pink icing
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • A challenge

Fortune cookies


(2 ratings)

Fill homemade fortune cookies with personalised messages for a customised treat - ideal for any occasion, such as Chinese New Year, Christmas, Valentine's Day, birthdays and weddings...
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Passion layer torte


(0 ratings)

Get ahead for a dinner party or celebration with this indulgent, fruity cake which can be frozen for up to 2 months
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort

Hidden heart cake


(6 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 mins
  • More effort

Mini eclairs


(3 ratings)

Afternoon tea goes glam with these Paris patisserie-style choux pastry fingers with berry liqueur cream filling
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

Doughnut muffins


(68 ratings)

These individual sugar-dipped cupcakes are baked not fried but taste just as delicious and are best straight from the oven
  • 38 mins
  • Easy

Love bug biscuits


(4 ratings)

These cute cookies decorated with fondant icing in a heart-shaped ladybird pattern would make a lovely romantic gift
  • 42 mins
  • Easy

Microwave boozy fudge


(11 ratings)

Also known as miracle fudge, this indulgent sweet treat is made in minutes in the microwave, and makes for an ideal last-minute edible gift - no sugar thermometer required
  • 17 mins
  • Easy

Coconut & raspberry cupcakes


(39 ratings)

Adding a little fruit purée to your buttercream frosting gives you a berry flavour and vibrant colour atop your sponges
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Peppermint candy biscuits


(1 rating)

These heart-shaped cookies with a crunchy mint filling are fun for children to make and give as a present
  • 37 mins
  • Easy

Sugared scones


(5 ratings)

A simple and quick scone recipe that has a great sweet finish - the crunchy sugar top adds texture too
  • 32 mins
  • Easy

Red velvet cake


(32 ratings)

A beautiful chocolate sponge with buttercream icing - perfect for a romantic evening
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort

Romantic rose cupcakes


(91 ratings)

These decorative cupcakes make the perfect centrepiece for a wedding or christening, or a lovely gift
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cherry shortbread hearts


(27 ratings)

James Martin's easy biscuits taste as good as they look and make an ideal Valentine's Day gift
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Passion cake


(9 ratings)

Bake Sarah Cook's scrumptious triple-layer cake for someone you love this Valentine's Day
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort

Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes


(247 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
  • More effort

Dark chocolate & orange cake


(75 ratings)

A dense, dark and devilishly delicious cake, this will be gone before you know it
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Easy chocolate cupcakes


(44 ratings)

These light cakes are perfect for freezing – they just need a quick blast in the microwave to bring them back to life
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Butterscotch cookies


(19 ratings)

Hidden rice puffs give reader Pamela Johnson's butterscotch chocolate chip biscuits a good crunch
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Peek-a-boo Battenberg cake


(13 ratings)

A stunning rose and almond sponge in the distinctive checkered pattern, hidden in sweet marzipan icing
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • A challenge