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Chocolate loaf cake with hidden red heart shape in the middle

Valentine's baking recipes

48 Recipes

Find a bake to suit your beloved, from heart-shaped biscuits to beautiful cakes. Whether they are a chocolate lover or prefer a dainty cupcake, these bakes are sure to impress.

Try these Valentine's baking recipes, then check out our main collection of Valentine's Day recipes, Valentine's Day dessert recipes and Valentine's Day cake recipes.

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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 5.29 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 4 out of 5.5 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 3.6 out of 5.29 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 4 out of 5.52 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 out of 5.11 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

  • Slice-and-bake Valentine’s biscuits

    Valentine’s biscuits

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.10 ratings

    These picture-perfect sweet treats make a gorgeous gift for someone special. Create dough cylinders then simply slice and bake the number of biscuits you want.

  • A fondue skewer covered in chocolate alongside a strawberry and shortbread finger

    Boozy chocolate fondue

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Make an easy, decadent dessert of chocolate fondue spiked with alcohol. Ideal for Valentine's Day. Buy strawberries, marshmallows and shortbread for dipping

  • 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 5.159 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 5.13 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

  • Coconut & raspberry cupcakes

    Coconut & raspberry cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.67 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 3.8 out of 5.148 ratings

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

  • Chocolate cake with slice cut on cake stand

    Easy chocolate fudge cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.921 ratings

    Need a guaranteed crowd-pleasing cake that's easy to make? This super-squidgy chocolate fudge cake with smooth icing is an instant baking win

  • 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 5.35 ratings

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

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