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Valentine's baking recipes

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

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  • Hidden heart cake

    Hidden heart cake

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.12 ratings

    Slice into this delicious loaf cake and reveal the secret heart design running through the middle - a really romantic bake!

  • Champagne & raspberry possets

    Champagne & raspberry possets

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.28 ratings

    The dryness of your chosen fizz works well with the delicate sweetness of this impressive posset

  • Chocolate heart cupcakes on plate

    Valentine's Day cupcakes

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • Strawberry & white chocolate choux buns

    Strawberry & white chocolate choux buns

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 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

  • Red velvet cookies served on a wire tray

    Red velvet cookies

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.25 ratings

    Turn the popular cake into chewy cookies, complete with cream cheese icing. Box them up to give as a gift, or make a batch of dough to keep in the freezer

  • Raspberry religieuse

    Raspberry religieuse

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

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

  • One red velvet cupcake with buttercream icing piped on the top

    Red velvet cupcakes

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.48 ratings

    Bake a batch of red velvet cupcakes as a treat. With chocolate sponge and a cream cheese topping, they're perfect for elevenses served with a cuppa

  • Fortune cookies

    Fortune cookies

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.9 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

  • Passion layer torte

    Passion layer torte

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Get ahead for a dinner party or celebration with this indulgent, fruity cake which can be frozen for up to 2 months

  • Mini eclairs

    Mini eclairs

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.9 ratings

    Afternoon tea goes glam with these Paris patisserie-style choux pastry fingers with berry liqueur cream filling

  • Doughnut muffins

    Doughnut muffins

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.154 ratings

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

  • Love bug biscuits

    Love bug biscuits

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.11 ratings

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

  • Microwave boozy fudge

    Microwave boozy fudge

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.27 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

  • Squidgy chocolate & pomegranate torte

    Squidgy chocolate & pomegranate torte

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.8 ratings

    This rich dark chocolate sponge makes a great alternative Christmas cake, or dinner party dessert

  • Coconut & raspberry cupcakes

    Coconut & raspberry cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.64 ratings

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

  • Peppermint candy biscuits

    Peppermint candy biscuits

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Sugared scones

    Sugared scones

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • Red velvet cake served on a cake stand

    Red velvet cake

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.134 ratings

    Bake a modern classic with this fabulous red velvet cake. This chocolatey sponge is perfect for a celebration, or halve for smaller crowd

  • Romantic rose cupcakes

    Romantic rose cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.98 ratings

    These decorative cupcakes make the perfect centrepiece for a wedding or christening, or a lovely gift

  • Cherry shortbread hearts

    Cherry shortbread hearts

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.34 ratings

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

  • Passion cake

    Passion cake

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.14 ratings

    Bake this impressive tropical sponge for a special occasion. This scrumptious triple-layer passion fruit cake is also perfect for Valentine's Day

  • Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes

    Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.320 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

  • Dark chocolate & orange cake

    Dark chocolate & orange cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.99 ratings

    A dense, dark and devilishly delicious cake, this will be gone before you know it

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