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10 Valentine’s Day desserts for the sweethearts in your life

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Valentine’s Day is a time for celebrating the sweetness of love with your significant other. Whether made with chocolate, fruit, red velvet cake or cookies (and did we mention chocolate?), these 10 Valentine’s Day desserts deliciously demonstrate the decadence of the holiday. Whether you make these for breakfast or dessert, they’ll show your affection for your loved one.

Strawberry layer brownies

Strawberry layer brownies, courtesy of Spend With Pennies, start with a boxed brownie mix, then hit the next level with strawberry creme and chocolate ganache. No one would ever suspect they come from a box.

Strawberry layer brownies

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Red-velvet cake roll

Red, the color of Valentine’s Day, signifies romance and commitment. Making this red-velvet cake roll, from Sally’s Baking Addiction, will show your loved ones your commitment and dedication. It’s a little more involved than the other recipes, but Sally has you covered with clear directions for a decadent and beautiful dessert.

Red velvet cake roll


Classic chocolate molten-lava cake

Classic chocolate molten-lava cake, from Jessica Gavin, comes together pretty quickly and will leave you all wanting more. Baking at high heat solidifies the edges of the cake yet keeps the center ooey-gooey. This is one beautiful, distinctive dessert.

Classic chocolate molten lava cake

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Red-velvet pancakes

These red-velvet pancakes, from Chocolate Covered Katie, are a wonderful way to start Valentine’s Day (maybe with a sweet breakfast in bed). Raspberries (not food coloring) provide the color. The recipe makes a single serving, but you might want to make more so you can share the love.

Red velvet pancakes


Strawberry white-chocolate scones

Like a muffin, a scone doubles as a dessert and a breakfast. These strawberry white-chocolate scones, courtesy of Budget Bytes, are tempting treats that’ll impress your loved ones morning and night.

Strawberry white chocolate scones


Red-velvet brownies

These red-velvet brownies, from Divas Can Cook are not just chocolate cake with red food coloring. Divas Can Cook explains that true red velvet cake tastes a bit like chocolate and a bit like vanilla, with a very slight sourness from buttermilk. The brownies are drizzled with cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with walnuts for out-of-this-world flavor and supreme moistness.

Red velvet brownies

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Death-by-chocolate cookies

Chocolate is the flavor of love, and these decadent death-by-chocolate cookies, from Truffles and Trends, are perfect for celebrating it this Valentine’s Day. These chocolate cookies are laden with chocolate chunks and dusted with flaky sea salt. Your taste buds will love you, for sure.

Chocolate fondue

Dipping fresh fruit, sweets and savories into warm chocolate is a delicious way to finish your Valentine’s Day meal. This chocolate fondue recipe, from Fox and Briar, is so easy to make: Basically, just melt the highest quality chocolate you can find with some half and half. No fondue pot needed!

Easy chocolate cake with raspberries

Feeding a crowd for Valentine’s Day? Give this easy chocolate cake with raspberries, from Sugar et al, a shot. The basic but outstandingly moist chocolate cake gets some Valentine flair with the addition of raspberries and chocolate buttercream frosting.

Hot-tamale snickerdoodle cookies

Chocolate doesn’t get to have all the fun this Valentine’s Day if you make these hot-tamale snickerdoodle cookies from Joy of Kosher. The spicy candy amplifies the sweet cinnamon flavor of the cookie for an unexpected Valentine’s Day treat.

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