Valentine's baking

Valentine's baking recipes

41 Recipes

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

Butterscotch cookies


(27 ratings)

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

Peek-a-boo battenberg cake


(16 ratings)

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

Flourless chocolate & pear cake


(79 ratings)

A light, but luscious cake made with hazelnuts - serve a slice for dessert with a dollop of crème fraîche
  • 1 hour
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Glamorous fairy cakes


(44 ratings)

A retro twist to a childhood favourite - learn how to make fairy cakes then decorate for any occasion
  • 55 mins
  • More effort

Ultimate chocolate cake


(1214 ratings)

Indulge yourself with this ultimate chocolate cake recipe that is beautifully moist, rich and fudgy. Perfect for a celebration or an afternoon tea
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate chunk pecan cookies


(67 ratings)

You can't beat American-style cookies with big chunks of chocolate and nuts. The perfect grown-up biscuit
  • 27 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate brownie cake


(443 ratings)

Get kids cooking at the weekend by baking this yummy brownie cake, much better than shop bought
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Cherry bakewell cake


(226 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 mins
  • Easy

Tia Maria cheesecake


(77 ratings)

Perfect for a special occasion, this American style dessert really has the wow-factor
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate caramel cake


(29 ratings)

This rich cake makes an impressive centrepiece for any summer tea party
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Lemon kisses


(22 ratings)

Who could resist a kiss? These dainty melt-in-the-mouth biscuits make a scrumptious addition to an afternoon tea spread
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Custard kisses


(25 ratings)

Try a homemade version of these old-school favourites for a comforting afternoon tea
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Triple chocolate cookies


(65 ratings)

You've got all bases covered with white, milk and dark chocolate in these American-style cookies, best enjoyed warm with a cold glass of milk...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate & caramel flapjacks


(49 ratings)

These sweet and sticky treats are best made a day in advance - perfect if you need to get ahead for a bake sale
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy


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