Two raspberry posset pots with heart shaped biscuits

Valentine’s Day dessert recipes

Impress someone special with a delectable dessert on Valentine's Day. Choose from our tempting selection of chocolate fondants, tarts, puddings and more.

27 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
278 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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8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
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41 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Bake our easy jam tarts and they'll instantly become a family favourite – plus, you can make them in less than half-an-hour if you use ready-made pastry.

43 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
35 ratings 4.0 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
135 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Indulge guests at your next party with this impressive dessert. A touch of salt really sets off the caramel and dark chocolate

2 hrs
Easy
2 ratings 2.5 out of 5 star rating

Make this decadent Paris-Brest dessert for Valentine's Day. The choux pastry ring is filled with chocolate custard and chantilly cream and dusted with icing sugar

1 hr and 10 mins
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20 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Try making this classic Italian dessert with delicate vanilla and a fresh strawberry topping. The perfect light sweet for a chilled summer gathering

15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
8 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Use ready-made custard in these tropical desserts, for all the 'wow' factor but less of the effort

30 mins
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2,265 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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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Try wooing someone with this romantic dessert based on the classic chocolate treats. Add crystallised roses and violets for a pretty finish

25 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
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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2 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Rough puff pastry, crème pâtissière and fresh raspberries are layered up in this stunning French dessert - perfect for impressing dinner guests

1 hr and 50 mins
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196 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Perfect your whisking skills for these light baked meringues - a blank canvas for tasty flavour combinations.

2 hrs and 15 mins
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11 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

The perfect Valentine's dessert, best made ahead to give the flavours time to mingle

40 mins
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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
263 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Take indulgent, fudgy chocolate brownies to the next level with a layer of salted caramel running through the centre of each bite.

50 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Showcase vibrant rhubarb by poaching it with vanilla and combining with homemade meringue and whipped cream

1 hr and 15 mins
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Gluten-free
9 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Make a sweet heart for your sweetheart - it doesn't matter if it's Valentine's Day or not

45 mins
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47 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

The fizzy peach cocktail is transformed into an Italian iced dessert

10 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Swap the berries of an Eton mess with banana, and turn the traditional cream dessert into a banoffee-like treat

25 mins
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