Valentine's Day is the perfect occasion to go all out with your desserts. We've rounded up our favourite romantic recipes for you to choose from - why not try something new this year?
Making your own Valentine’s meal at home is much more romantic (and not to mention cheaper!) than eating out in a restaurant.
You probably already know your man’s favourite meal (if in doubt, we always go with steak!) but what about dessert?
Dessert is a dish you can really show off with and it needn’t mean precious time wasted in the kitchen on the night.
Take a look at our cheap, quick and easy ideas for Valentine’s desserts. They include delicious ideas for chocolate including melting chocolate fondants, soufflés, fondue – you’ve got to have a little chocolate on Valentine’s Day, right? And some romantic fruity ideas for strawberries and raspberries.
If you really want to impress, why not try one of MasterChef-style creations like our millefeuille of raspberries and chocolate, brandy snap baskets or chocolate-filled meringues?
Make as much of the dessert as you can beforehand so you have more time to enjoy your romantic night in…
First on the list are these delicious, classic fondant puds. Make these puddings for an indulgent dessert that should melt a few hearts on Valentine’s Day.
Get the recipe: Chocolate coffee fondant puddings
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Rich, creamy and covered in chocolate, what’s not to love about this arctic amaretto and chocolate flake soufflé? This is a dessert to try if you really want to impress.
Get the recipe: Arctic amaretto and chocolate flake soufflé
Thick layers of chocolate and sharp bursts of raspberries make this luxurious dessert a romantic treat.
Get the recipe: Chocolate raspberry terrine
This small, tempting bite is the perfect way to finish the day. The ruby red cherries scream romance – and you can make them way in advance.
Get the recipe: Mini cherry cheesecake
This light mousse is made with white chocolate for a luxurious twist. The sweet caramel filling will be a nice surprise for your loved one.
Get the recipe: White chocolate mousse with caramel sauce
This magically simple idea is a delicious dessert that is super-quick to prepare. This leaves you plenty of time to make yourself extra gorgeous.
Get the recipe: Tipsy 10-minute tiramisu
Fancy showing off a bit? This dessert would be right at home on the menu of a fancy restaurant – all without the hassle of leaving your own home.
Get the recipe: Soft meringues on berry coulis
Raspberry and hazelnut Eton mess will certainly impress a loved one on Valentine’s Day and it only takes 10 minutes to make.
Get the recipe: Raspberry and hazelnut Eton mess
Macademia chocolate mousse will make a perfectly romantic Valentine’s Day dessert. And It’s a delicious light way to finish to a romantic meal.
Get the recipe:Macademia chocolate mousse
These raspberry sponge drops are a three-tiered masterpiece. They are sure to impress a loved one and are remarkably simple to make.
Get the recipe: Raspberry sponge drops
Thick, rich and so so naughty, this cheesecake is made with Baileys for a sophisticated grown-up twist. No bake means less hassle for you too!
Get the recipe: Baileys no-bake cheesecake
This Woman’s Weekly recipe for salted caramel chocolate torte has a delicious hint of saltiness which really brings out the rich flavours, it’s a perfect Valentine’s treat, but serves 8 to 12 so you may need to offer your love around!
Get the recipe: Salted caramel chocolate torte
Try making this super-indulgent dessert this Valentine’s Day. This chocolate raspberry tart has a delicious contrast of flavours and will serve 8 to 10, so plenty for seconds!
Get the recipe: Chocolate raspberry tart
Your loved one a chocolate lover? They’re going to absolutely love this recipe. A cheesecake made with Nutella – need we say more?
Get the recipe: Nutella cheesecake
These cheesecake brownies will make an indulgent Valentine’s dessert – with a layer of brownies, topped with cheesecake and covered in fresh raspberries and cream.
Get the recipe: Hummingbird Bakery raspberry cheesecake brownies
These ice cream sandwiches will make a simple and delicious dessert for a special someone on Valentine’s Day – and they only take 10 minutes to prepare.
Get the recipe: Chocolate and coconut ice cream sandwiches
Get the temperature rising this Valentine’s Day with these spicy little puds.
Get the recipe: Chocolate and chilli puddings.
Show your affection with this cute and romantic cheesecake.
Get the recipe: Strawberry yogurt cheesecakes.
Test your cooking skills with this fancy MasterChef-style dessert – Gregg would be proud!
Get the recipe: Millefeuille of raspberries and chocolate recipe
Packed with cherries, chocolate, hazlenuts and creamy coconut, these boozy little hearts are the perfect grown-up treat.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Kirsch hearts
Strawberries are synonymous with Valentine’s and they don’t need to be smothered in chocolate. This light meringue roulade is the perfect treat after a heavy meal.
Get the recipe: Strawberry meringue roulade
Lorraine Pascale’s mini tiramisu from her Baking Made Easy cookery book are a fancy treat – perfect for a romantic Valentine’s night.
Get the recipe: Lorraine Pascale’s mini tiramisu’s
These romanticlove hearts can be made the night before – leaving you more time away from the kitchen.
Get the recipe: Pistachio and raspberry meringue love hearts
Looking for something a little easier? This fun chocolate fondue could not be simpler.
Get the recipe: Chocolate fondue
These bite-sized hearts are delicious puffed pasty filled with pears, Amaretto, honey and apricot jam – gorgeous!
Get the recipe: Puff pear hearts
At just 110 calories, this light pud is great if you’re watching your weight.
Get the recipe: Raspberry panna cotta
There’s something so wonderfully simple about making a trifle for a romantic dessert. The simplicity will not be noticed with this dish as the beautiful combination of flavours transforms it into a masterpiece.
Get the recipe: Caramel and pistachio trifles
Put a little passion into your night – literally! These passion fruit puddings are zinging with flavour – and you only need 4 ingredients to make them!
Get the recipe: Passion fruit and lime puddings
The French know a thing or two about romantic desserts and their classic profiteroles are a favourite for a reason. Get them just right and they’re all you need for a Valentine’s pud.
Get the recipe: Profiteroles with chocolate sauce
This pud is an absolute show stopper. Place this in the centre of the table and watch your loved one’s mouth drop. Sharp tangy fruit sandwiched between crisp meringue layers, this pavlova is sure to impress.
Get the recipe: Peach and passionfruit pavlovaWhere to next:
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