Valentine Baking Ideas to Impress your Love


February is truly one of our favorite baking months, so if you’re in need of Valentine’s Day dessert ideas, look no further! Here are some Valentine baking ideas to try.

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

A piece of cake on a plate

Easier and quicker than a full cheesecake, white chocolate raspberry cheesecake bars are creamy, sweet, and swirled with layers of homemade fresh raspberry sauce. They’re baked in a 9-inch square pan and sit on a buttery Oreo cookie crust.

Mini Vanilla Pound Cakes

A plate of food on a table

These adorable mini vanilla pound cakes are moist, flavorful, and wonderfully buttery. If you don’t have a mini Bundt cake pan, use mini loaf pans or even a regular loaf pan– see recipe note.

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

Raspberry cheesecake brownies combine everything we love about fudge brownies and creamy raspberry cheesecake. They’re swirly, twirly, and indulgently rich.

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

Top these sugar cookie bars with pink frosting and load them up with Valentine’s Day sprinkles. People go ABSOLUTELY NUTS whenever I make them. And they’re pretty easy, too!

Red Velvet Cake

Red velvet cake is the queen of layer cakes. My homemade recipe yields a buttery cake with hints of vanilla and cocoa flavors, all topped with tangy cream cheese frosting.

Homemade Strawberry Cake

Packed with strawberry flavor, this homemade strawberry cake has strawberries inside the cake and in the frosting too. 100% real ingredients– no boxed mix here!

Triple Chocolate Cake

This chocolate cake has a super-moist crumb and fudgy, yet light texture. The post was recently updated with helpful recipe tips, clearer explanations, and a recipe video.

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Layer Cake

Homemade raspberry chocolate chip layer cake is an older recipe on the site, but it’s always been a favorite. It combines vanilla cake, chocolate chips, raspberries, and creamy chocolate buttercream.

Sparkle Sweetheart Cookies

Beautifully festive sparkle sweetheart cookies are dressed up in Valentine’s Day sprinkles with a chocolate heart nestled on top. This simple cream cheese drop-style sugar cookie only requires 30-60 minutes of cookie dough chilling.

Valentine’s Day Heart Sugar Cookies

Homemade Valentine’s Day heart sugar cookies are like conversation heart candies– as cookies! Use our beloved sugar cookies recipe as the base and top with royal icing. Interested in a chocolate version? Use this recipe for chocolate sugar cookies and follow the same decorating steps.

Soft Cream Cheese Cookies with Nutella Glaze

These soft cream cheese cookies with Nutella glaze are truly the softest sugar cookies. The dough is easy to work with, the cookies hold their shape beautifully, and each bite is smooth and creamy. An added bonus is that the Nutella glaze sets on top, making the cookies convenient for stacking, storing, and gifting. You’ll enjoy our raspberry sugar cookies, too.

White Chocolate Red Velvet Cookies

Made entirely from scratch, these white chocolate red velvet cookies are soft-baked, chewy, simple to make, and totally festive. Dunk in pure white chocolate and top with adorable sprinkles.

Chocolate Lava Cakes

Molten chocolate lava cakes are the ultimate chocolate dessert indulgence. Top each warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. You’ll be surprised at how quickly this reader-favorite dessert comes together.

These are some delicious and pretty Valentine baking ideas.

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