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Valentine’s chocolate recipes

Give your sweetheart homemade chocolate treats on Valentine's Day. From fondants and cakes to truffles and tortes, our dreamy recipes are meltingly moreish.

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

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

55 mins
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269 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A gooey prepare-ahead dessert that's perfect for entertaining - it's all a matter of timing...

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

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
33 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Combining sweet and salty flavours really works when chocolate and toffee is involved - best served in individual portions

35 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

These indulgent puds are great to freeze so you'll always have something to whip out for unexpected guests

40 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

3 hrs and 10 mins
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7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These make-ahead puds are easy, but look glamorous

35 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A loving spoonful in the form of delicious heart-shaped French toasts with a sweet chocolatey filling

10 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Wrap these decorative chocolates in cellophane and pack in boxes to give as gifts or simply bring out after dinner to wow your guests

35 mins
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9 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Just a few spoonfuls of this rich and creamy make-ahead dessert are all you need to end the meal with a flourish without overdoing it

22 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Gordon Ramsay’s tips make this elegant dessert a sure winner

1 hr
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22 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

It doesn't get much more indulgent than these classic melt-in-the-middle chocolate desserts, serve them at your next dinner party

55 mins
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A foolproof brownie recipe for a squidgy chocolate bake. Watch our recipe video to help you get a perfect traybake every time.

1 hr
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44 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Reader Jessica Creed shares her showy, no-fail chocolate dessert - it's perfect for entertaining

35 mins
Easy
5 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Rich, dark chocolate and tart citrussy limes are a dreamy combination in this warm, gooey-centred chocolate dessert

1 hr and 35 mins
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9 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

These truffles, from Good Food reader Jeanette Jones, make great gifts. Vary them with chopped walnuts, dried fruit or a splash of rum

15 mins
Easy
108 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 5 mins
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1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

These homemade chocolates are filled with boozy flavours such as Pisco sour, espresso martini and Cosmopolitan – an irresistible homemade gift

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
60 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Create a mouthwatering chocolate truffle torte - and there's no cooking necessary!

1 hr
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10 ratings 1.4 out of 5 star rating

These cheat's sweets make a great addition to a party spread or gift hamper. Use chocolate caramels and cover with edible gold

5 mins
Easy
232 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

You can make it up to two days ahead. Any leftovers will make a welcome treat with a cup of coffee the next day

25 mins
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7 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Perfect as a homemade gift for chocolate and prosecco lovers. Rich, melt-in-the-mouth chocolate truffles with a hint of our favourite tipple

1 hr and 10 mins
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7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Rich, decadent and utterly delicious - this classic recipe never fails to impress

1 hr and 20 mins
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