Here are some dessert ideas to make for Valentine’s Day

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Our favorite dessert recipes for Valentine’s DayHearst Property

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and love is in the air! Every year it falls on February 14.

If you’re thinking of cooking for a loved one or a group of friends to celebrate, we’ve got you covered. For Valentine’s Day main dishes, then, we have plenty of inspiration to try. But if you’re looking for a way to end your meal on a sweet note, our triple-tested recipes below won’t disappoint.

Highlights include our passion fruit soufflés and condensed milk cheesecake, they are almost too pretty to eat.

We have recipes for 2 people, up to 8 people, so no matter how big your dinner is, we’ve got your sweet tooth covered!

Pavlova with rhubarb, rose and orange

Kitsch in every way, you can of course just spoon the meringue or into a circle shape rather than a heart.

Recipe: Rhubarb, Rose and Orange Pavlova

Pavlova with rhubarb, rose and orange

Alex Luck – Hearst Property

Bakewell rice pudding

We served our individual rice puddings refrigerated, but you can serve yours straight from the pan and hot if you prefer.

Recipe: Bakewell Rice Pudding

baked rice pudding

Kate Whitaker – Hearst Property

Coconut and Caramelized Pineapple Crème Brûlée

This rich and creamy pudding is perfect for sharing. You can of course make it in two ramekins, if you prefer, by baking as below for 35 minutes.

Recipe: Crème Brûlée with Coconut and Caramelized Pineapple

coconut crème brûlée and caramelized pineapple

Kate Whitaker – Hearst Property

Valentine’s Day Chocolate and Raspberry Fondants

Be careful not to overcook these gooey puddings. The chocolate sauce and juicy raspberries should be overflowing.

Recipe: Valentine’s Day Chocolate and Raspberry Fondants

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White Chocolate and Raspberry Mousse Cake

This stunning no-bake layer cake is as tasty to eat as it is pretty to look at.

Recipe: White chocolate and raspberry mousse cake

white chocolate and raspberry mousse cake

Mike English – Hearst Property

Passionfruit Puffs

We’ve strained the passion fruit juice here for a more professional look, but you can keep the seeds if you prefer a certain texture.

Recipe: Passionfruit Souffles

coconut and lime tartlet

Mike English – Hearst Property

Coconut Lime Tartlet

For an even quicker pud, you can use a store-bought pastry case. Substitute dried coconut chips for coconut chips if you can’t get them.

Recipe: Coconut Lime Cream Pie

coconut and lime tartlet

Mike English – Hearst Property

Mini Ricotta and Chocolate Donuts

These donuts are yeast-free and are therefore quick to make, with the ricotta adding lightness. The recipe is easily doubled if you want to make more.

Recipe: Mini Ricotta and Chocolate Donuts

mini ricotta and chocolate donuts

Mike English / Alex Luck – Hearst Property

Cheesecake with condensed milk and aromatic poached peaches

You might think that condensed milk would make a dense, intensely sweet cheesecake, but thanks to its unusual method, this cheesecake is super light and fluffy.

Recipe: Cheesecake with condensed milk and aromatic poached peaches

best cheesecake recipes condensed milk cheesecake with aromatic poached peaches

Kate Whitaker – Hearst Property

Rhubarb and Custard Crème Brûlée

Guests will love falling for the caramelized layer of this crème brûlée dessert, prepared entirely in advance.

Recipe: Rhubarb and custard crème brûlée

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Lavender Shortbread Hearts

Super simple, these lavender shortbread cookies are the perfect homemade gift.

Recipe: Lavender Shortbread Hearts

Lavender Shortbread Hearts

Good Housekeeping – Hearst Property

Chocolate and peanut butter fondants

Fondant may seem like a delicate dessert, but our White Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache Balls guarantee a melted center every time.

Recipe: Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fondants

chocolate peanut butter fondants

Kate Whitaker – Hearst Property

Self-sauce passion pudding

A luxuriously tangy passion fruit sauce magically forms under the orange-scented sponge cake.

Recipe: Self-Sauced Passion Pudding

self-sauce passion fruit pudding

Kate Whitaker – Hearst Property

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