The Speckled Palate
February 5, 2018

14 Valentine’s Day Desserts

Need Valentine’s Day dessert inspiration? Look no farther than these fourteen unique, delectable sweets that can be made for two! From cupcakes to souffles, cream puffs to an after-dinner drink, this recipe round-up contains a wealth of different dessert ideas that would be perfect for any at-home date night or Valentine’s Day sweet.

Collage of 14 Valentine's Day Desserts

I feel like most people could take or leave Valentine’s Day, even though we’ve all got a friend who loathes the holiday that’s allllll about lurve.

You know what’s something we can all agree on, whether or not it involves Valentine’s Day? DESSERT. (I mean, right?)

Specifically, homemade desserts you make for someone you love… whether that someone is yourself, a significant other, a parent, a sibling, a friend, etc.

And today, well, today, y’all, I’ve rounded up 14 Valentine’s Day desserts you’re going to want to bake this year!

Y’all ready to check these out? Scroll on down to see ’em…

Side shot of Dairy Free Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes, topped with chocolate sprinkles

I’m a sucker for all things chocolate, and these Dairy Free Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes from Simply Whisked are totally swoon-worthy! Added bonus: Doesn’t make your lactose intolerant friend’s tummy sad later.

Nutella Icebox Stacks, decorated with pink sprinkles and in pink cupcake liners

Have you ever seen a dessert as sweet as these Nutella Icebox Stacks from Cake ‘n Knife? I think not. And they’re incredibly easy to make, too!

Small-batch Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing are the perfect sweet for a celebration. Made with fresh strawberry puree instead of strawberry-flavored ingredients, these cupcakes exude subtle strawberry flavor, then are topped with a decadent strawberry cream cheese icing for a final touch!

Strawberries are always my jam, and my Small-Batch Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing recipe is perfect for two!

Paleo Molten Lava Cake oozing on a plate with a spoon and a scoop of dairy-free ice cream

Ooey, gooey and PALEO? Oh yes. 40 Aprons brings it with her Paleo Molten Lava Cake.

Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta with Fresh Blackberries in martini glasses, topped with fresh blackberries

When I first saw this Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta with Fresh Blackberries, I thought it was a drink. Well done, Home & Plate!

Three Ingredient Cupcakes with Whipped Pudding Frosting decorated with heart sprinkles on a white plate

Lookin’ for a quick fix baked good? Love and Flour’s Three Ingredient Cupcakes with Whipped Pudding Frosting look ah-mazing!

8 bit heart cookies being held in a hand

Share your (cookie) geek love by decorating The Cookie Writer’s 8 Bit Heart Cookies!

Raspberry Souffles decorated on white plates, complete with a raspberry on top

Love raspberries this time of year? Surprise your sweet by baking up A Joyfully Mad Kitchen’s Raspberry Souffles.

A half-eaten Strawberry Filled Cupcakes with Chocolate Icing is held in hand

I’m a sucker for ALL things strawberry and chocolate. If you feel the same, you should totally bake A Savory Feast’s Strawberry Filled Cupcakes with Chocolate Icing!

Mini Brownie Layer Cakes with Raspberry Coulis stacked on a tiny cake stand and decorated with fresh raspberries

I have no words for the beauty that is The Crumby Kitchen’s Mini Brownie Layer Cakes with Raspberry Coulis! Also, chocolate and raspberries are ALWAYS a good idea!

Gooey, decadent and delicious Dark Chocolate SouffleŽs, lined up on a baking dish straight out of the oven.

If you’re a chocolate lover and adore a rich dessert, my  Dark Chocolate Soufflés are what you need to bake this Valentine’s Day!

Cream Puffs with Chocolate Custard displayed on a marble slab

Cream puff fan? Life, Love and Good Food’s Cream Puffs with Chocolate Custard look out-of-this-world delicious!

Overhead shot of S'mores Fondue for Two on a plate

Shake up Valentine’s Dessert with something different! Off the Eaten Path’s S’mores Fondue for Two fits the bill!

Two Chocolate Cake Shooters lined up with sprinkles and lemon wedges

A drink for dessert? Why not! Feast + West brings the fun with her Chocolate Cake Shooters!

What are you fixing for dessert next week? Would you like to try any of these?

Comment below to let me know!


  1. Kacey Joanette

    You have no idea how much I am craving all of these right now! Chocolate, more chocolate, and maybe some chocolate shaved on top?! Haha, thanks for the awesome round up 🙂

    • Erin

      ALL the chocolate for Valentine’s Day! And maybe a little fruit, too, to balance it out. 😉

      Thanks so much! I hope this helps narrow down what you’re gonna make next week.

  2. Malinda

    Those dark chocolate souffles are calling my name!! Great round up!!

    • Erin

      They call my name all the time. 😉

      Thank you!

  3. Danielle Green

    They are all simply delicious looking!! How do you choose just one to make?

    • Erin

      Haha, that’s the problem. 😉 But not a bad problem.

  4. Melissa Howell

    Love all these great ideas! Especially the chocolate ones 🙂

    • Erin

      Thank you! And you can NEVER go wrong with chocolate for Valentine’s Day!

  5. Julie Evink

    I would like one of each!!! Yikes!!! Is that bad??? 🙂

    • Erin

      Haha, nope. Not bad at all! 😉 Happy Valentine’s Day to YOU!

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