The Most Decadent Valentine's Day Desserts
This Valentine’s Day, instead of reaching for the cliché box of chocolates, why not tie on a heart-print apron instead? Grab the mixing bowls, put on your favorite love song playlist, and whip up a delicious home-baked treat for you and your loved ones to enjoy together! It’s far more rewarding to dig into a homemade red velvet layer cake than it is to bite into the inevitable bad pick from a box of mixed chocolates. If you think you don’t have time to make a batch of heart-shaped brownies, think again. Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday on a three-day weekend, so set aside time now to channel your inner Ace of Cakes. You can even make an event of it and ask your sweetheart to join you for a romantic afternoon in the kitchen. Pour some rosé, nibble on a slice of cheese, and put together a berry tiramisu. Need inspiration? Here are 10 of the most decadent Valentine’s Day desserts around.
Chocolate cupcakes with creamy pink buttercream frosting and brownie heart toppers? I mean, come on! How could you say no to that?
Although they are somewhat of a pain to make, the sweet nostalgic scrumptiousness that is cake pops is worth it. Dip in pink, white, or red melted-candy coating, and cover with miniature hearts.
Red velvet cake goes grown-up in this recipe for red wine velvet cake. The key ingredient? You guessed it: red wine. Oprah is a fan!
M&M’s make everything better, as proven by these cookies with the milk chocolate candy. For the most festive cookies around, be sure to use Valentine’s Day–themed M&M’s.
Fans of the chocolate-and–peanut butter combo will swoon for these chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting and edible brownie heart garnish. Yum!
Is there anything better than a classic red velvet layer cake? I think not! This cake is moist, dense, and oh so addictive thanks to the wildly smooth cream cheese frosting.
Tiramisu gets a berry great upgrade in this recipe for berry tiramisu. Don’t be intimidated if you’ve never made tiramisu before; it’s actually not that complicated. Simply mise en place and go for it!
No Valentine’s Day dessert roundup would be complete without a chocolate lava cake recipe. These individual cakes were originally created by chef Jean Georges-Vongerichten—and they were a mistake! Too little flour was added to a classic chocolate cake, and the resulting dessert was so wildly inventive rich that it went down in culinary history.
For a modern twist on the classic chocolate molten cakes, make these fudgy espresso cupcakes. Top with a decadent glossy ganache and chopped pistachios or flaky chunks of sea salt.
Why not surprise your loved ones with a breakfast treat on Valentine’s Day morning? Make these pink-frosted doughnuts.
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What dessert will you be indulging in come Valentine’s Day?