55 Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes to Surprise Your Loved Ones!

Valentine's Day celebrates love with desserts serving as a sweet symbol of affection. Gifting or sharing desserts, from breakfast in bed to post-meal treats, enhances the day's romantic essence. While bakeries offer a range of special sweets, baking a dessert for your loved one embodies a deeply personal expression of care and affection, making it the most heartfelt way to convey how special they are to you. We have gathered 55 dessert recipes to give you inspiration!

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Valentine's Day, a celebration of love and affection, holds a cherished place in the hearts of many around the world. It's a day when couples express their feelings through various gestures, and among these, the gift of desserts plays a pivotal role. Desserts for Valentine's Day are not just treats; they are expressions of love, crafted and given with thought and care. Whether it's breakfast in bed with a sweet start to the day or a decadent dessert shared after a romantic meal, these sweet delights add a layer of joy and intimacy to the celebration. Bakeries, too, join in the spirit, offering special confections that range from heart-shaped cakes to artisan chocolates, making it easy for lovebirds to find the perfect sweet token for their partners. Across the globe, traditions vary, but the essence remains the same—desserts like French macarons, Italian tiramisu, Japanese strawberry shortcakes, or classic American chocolate chip cookies are popular gifts that symbolize the sweetness of love.

Yet, amidst the myriad ways to celebrate with sweets, the act of baking a dessert for your loved one stands out as the ultimate gesture of love and affection. The effort and time invested in preparing something by hand, tailored to your partner's tastes, speak volumes more than the most exquisite dessert purchased from a bakery. It's a testament to the baker's desire to please and show their partner how truly special they are. This Valentine's Day, consider stepping into the kitchen to whip up your partner's favorite dessert. Whether it's a simple batch of brownies or a more elaborate red velvet cake, the act of baking carries with it an inherent message of love, care, and the willingness to spend time creating something uniquely special for the one you love.

To help you with ideas, we have gathered 55 dessert recipes, sure to satisfy all types of tastes, including your partner's! Come and find them out, as you get ready for this Valentine's Day!

1. Raspberry Mousse Cups: the sweet mousse cup recipe you’ll love
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Summer is the perfect time for refreshing desserts. That’s why we love fruit desserts with just a touch of sweetness. This Raspberry Mousse Cup recipe hits the spot. It’s a quick and easy version of the popular Charlotte Cake, a classic icebox cake with fruit and custard. The raspberry mousse has all the tangy flavor of the fruits, while the texture is creamy and smooth. The lady finger biscuits round off the dessert with just the right amount of crunch. It’s not a complicated dessert at all. You simply soak your biscuits, make a raspberry mousse, and assemble! Just a few steps for a deliciously fruity dessert!

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2. Lemon Pound Cake: the delicious, summery recipe for making a moist lemon pound cake
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A pound cake is a type of cake traditionally made with one pound of each of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. These days they come in many variations as this lemon pound cake recipe, and it’s no longer made strictly with one pound of each. Pound cakes are usually made in a loaf tin or Bundt cake pan. It’s then served plain, with a dusting of powdered sugar, or glazed with icing.

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3. Triple Chocolate Cake: the recipe for a delicious chocolate dessert
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This incredibly fluffy and moist triple chocolate cake features a chocolate sponge cake layered with dark and white chocolate ganache fillings. Delicious alternative to classic chocolate cake, top your masterpiece with even more chocolate chips for a decadent show-stopper made for the chocoholic in your life.

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4. Brookies: the mouthwatering recipe for a decadent brownie and cookie hybrid dessert
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If you're a fan of dessert bars, get ready to fall in love with brookies. These rich, delicious treats are a combination of fudgy brownies (which have more in common with cookie bars than cakes) and buttery chocolate chip cookies, which is how brookies get their name.

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5. Chocolate Cheesecake Bars: a fantastic no-bake treat for chocolate lovers
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If you're looking for an amazingly decadent, rich chocolate dessert that doesn't involve turning on the oven, check out this super easy chocolate cheesecake bar recipe. Made from a silky chocolate cream cheese cheesecake filling thickly layered over an Oreo cookie crust and topped with loads of chocolate chips, these phenomenal cheesecake bars are simple to make, and definite crowdpleasers. No baking involved! Make chocolate cheesecake bars for picnics, parties, and potlucks, and watch them disappear!

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6. Red Velvet Cake: an easy recipe for a velvety, chocolate-vanilla cake
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With its beautiful, mouthwatering chocolate-vanilla flavor and eye-catching red color, red velvet cake is a much-loved American dessert that's is perfect for any occasion. This delicious cake gets its name from its rich, velvety texture and stunning red color.

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7. Strawberry Crepe Cake: the colorful dessert recipe made with crepes
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Looking for a dessert that’s both fancy and delicious? Then look no further. While the colorful Strawberry Crepe Cake makes quite the impression on the table, it’s actually an easy recipe. It’s based on a Mille Crepe Cake, which originated in France, in the late 19th century. Mille means thousand, and although a thousand might be somewhat of an overstatement, it does refer to the many layers in the dessert.

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8. Mixed Berry Cheesecake: the recipe for a delicious, no-bake dessert
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The mixed berry cheesecake is a fresh and delicious no-bake dessert made with a biscuit base, a creamy cheese and a delicate mixed berry topping. Perfect for a special occasion, a party or an anniversary, it is very impressive but simple to make.

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9. Classic New York-Style Cheesecake
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New York is known for many different foods from amazing pizza to great bagels but, when thinking of dessert, New York cheesecake is the best! This recipe is a classic, simple yet delicious, easy yet will be sure to wow a crowd. This recipe creates a cheesecake that is creamy and smooth but is not overly sweet. Sour cream adds just the right amount of zeal to keep this cheesecake from being boring. You can also feel free to experiment with this cheesecake by adding in a swirl of raspberry jam or maybe some chocolate ganache- the possibilities are endless! This cheesecake also freezes very well (again thanks to the sour cream!) so double the recipe and freeze one to take out later! Rich and dense, smooth and creamy, simple to make- this recipe has it all! Get ready to bake a mouth-watering dessert.

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10. Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies: the easy heart-shaped sugar cookies recipe you’ll love
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This Valentine's Day, if you want to impress your date with a sweet but easy-to-make dessert, try making Valentine's sugar cookies. These tasty heart-shaped sugar cookies are a variation of old-school sugar cookies but decorated with royal icing, so you can draw different themed designs and write sweet messages on them.

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11. Chocolate Shortbread Heart Cookies: the easy recipe for fancy, romantic cookies
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The chocolate shortbread heart cookies are soft and delicious cookies, perfect for breakfast, snack or as dessert. You can also make them for a romantic occasion like anniversaries or Valentine's Day.

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12. Chocolate Chip Cookies: the best recipe for classic buttery, chewy chocolate chip cookies
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There's nothing better than homemade chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven. This easy cookie recipe is always a popular treat to make, whether you want to satisfy your sweet tooth or are looking to slip a homemade snack into your kids' packed lunch.

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13. Red Velvet Cookies: the delicious recipe for chewy red velvet white chocolate chip cookies
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Anyone who enjoys the light, moist, mild chocolate-vanilla flavor of classic red velvet cake will fall in love with these easy homemade chewy red velvet cookies. They're a wonderful, delicious treat you can make for special occasions or just because.

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14. Chocolate Lava Cake: the easy recipe for the yummiest dessert
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This chocolate lava cake is a single portion, impressive dessert with a melting, creamy, piping hot dark chocolate filling. The uniqueness of this delicious treat lies in its texture: it is soft and spongy outside, irresistible and creamy inside. Easy and quick to make, the secret to a flawless lava cake is cooking it at a high temperature for a very short time.

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15. Chocolate Raspberry Truffles: the effortless recipe for an elegant dessert
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Chocolate raspberry truffles are an incredible homemade treat that is virtually effortless to make. With a rich, slightly bittersweet chocolate flavor swirled with a delicious hint of raspberry, these chocolate raspberry truffles are delicious and oh-so-satisfying. These bite-sized desserts are perfect for those moments when you want to whip up an easy-to-make dessert or are looking for a simple yet elegant and colorful homemade gift to give friends and family.

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16. Tiramisu Truffles: the delicious, no-bake dessert to enjoy in one bite
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We’re always keen for a good, tasty truffle. What’s not to love? They’re quick to make, easy to scale up, and so indulgent! These Tiramisu Truffles are no different. It’s an easy, no-bake dessert recipe that creates the bite-sized version of the classic Italian tiramisu. With the same classic ingredients you’d find in a regular tiramisu (ladyfingers, mascarpone, powdered sugar, espresso, and cocoa powder), you can whip up delicious truffles in no time!

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17. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Strawberry Fudge
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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Fudge are the perfect bites for those days when you want something sweet. This easy no-bake dessert is rich in chocolate flavor, with just the right amount of tartness from the strawberries. And boy, do they look pretty too! The ripe strawberries add a pop of color to the dark-brown fudge.

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18. Fudge Brownies: the easy recipe step by step
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This recipe is made with dark chocolate, cocoa powder, unsalted butter, eggs, sugar, and flour. The result is a rich, moist, and fudgy treat that is perfect for any occasion. The most important thing to remember when making brownies, is to use high-quality chocolate. This will ensure that your brownies are delicious and have a rich, chocolatey flavor. Whether you are looking for a dessert to take to a potluck or you want something to enjoy at home with your family, fudge brownies are always a good choice. They make great snacks for those sweet cravings.

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19. Valentine Cake Pops: a cute, tasty dessert for Valentine’s Day
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If you want to surprise your partner by showing off your culinary skills this Valentine's Day, try making these delicious Valentine cake pops. They're made from a decadent mixture of chocolate cake mixed with a chocolate buttercream shaped into a ball or heart and dipped in a festive pink candy melt coating.

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20. No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake: the decadent, no-bake dessert recipe you’ll love
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If you like cheesecake and Oreos, you’ll be a big fan of this recipe. This easy, no-bake Oreo Cheesecake is a dessert recipe made from Oreo cookies and it’s perfect for summer – no slaving in front of the stove!

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21. Champagne Cupcakes: the easy and fancy cupcake recipe
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Cupcakes are great for any occasion, but when you celebrate the holidays (like New Year’s Eve) you want to take them from bland to amazing. These Champagne Cupcakes are easy to make, but they look super fancy. They’re rich and buttery, with a moist and fluffy texture. Simply mix your cupcake ingredients together — which includes champagne — and cover with your sweet frostings. With a few golden sprinkles, they are ready to lighten up any festive table. Serve these alcohol-filled cupcakes on top of a champagne flute for an impressive dessert presentation. Make sure to bake up these Champagne Cupcakes for your next occasion!

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22. Hidden Heart Cupcakes: the elegant, impressive recipe for Valentine’s say cupcakes
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It’s that time of the year again where love is in the air, and everything is decorated with red hearts and cupids! So what better time to make Valentine’s Day cupcakes? These hidden heart cupcakes are perfect for making a special baked good for your loved one.

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23. Cupcake Bouquet: the fancy, romantic recipe for making a rose cupcake bouquet
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Who wants a bouquet of flowers when you can have a cupcake bouquet? This rose cupcake bouquet is an easy, impressive recipe for a special occasion like Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day.

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24. Valentine’s Day Cupcakes: the delicious recipe for a romantic dessert
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This Valentine's Day, treat your date by whipping up a batch of homemade Valentine's Day cupcakes. These adorable, delicious cupcakes have a mouthwatering chocolate flavor and are topped with decadent, silky vanilla cream cheese frosting.

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25. Breakfast Creme Brûlée: the decadent creme brulée recipe for you breakfast
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This breakfast creme brûlée is an easy recipe and a delicious way to enjoy your morning meal. Technically a crème brûlée is described as a dessert of custard topped with caramelized sugar. It’s known for its richness and decadence. A lot of countries claim to be the originator of the crème brûlée (France, England, and Spain, etc.), but what we do know is that it's been a popular dessert for more than one hundred years.

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26. Tiramisu: the original recipe for the Italian dessert based on ladyfingers
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Typical of the Italian patisserie tradition, tiramisu is the dessert par excellence, the most loved and known in the world made with layers of ladyfingers soaked in coffee and then covered with layers of mascarpone cheese cream.

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27. Chocolate Soufflé: the best recipe for making a flawless dessert soufflé
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If you're looking for an amazing dessert to impress your partner this Valentine's Day, look no further than the classic chocolate soufflé. This beautiful French dessert offers a rich, chocolatey flavor and a melt-in-your-mouth texture that's impossible to resist.

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28. Colorful Glazed Donuts: the best recipe for fun, vibrant, baked donuts
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Love donuts but don't love how unhealthy they are? These colorful glazed donuts are the answer! Rather than being fried like most classic donuts, these vanilla-glazed donuts are baked in the oven, which makes them a slightly healthier treat.

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29. Chocolate Sour Cream Cake: an amazing recipe for a decadent, moist cake
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Rich, moist, and with an irresistible chocolatey flavor, chocolate sour cream cake is one of the best chocolate cakes you can make at home. It's simple to make, yet this cake is decadent and fudgy with a tender crumb and intense chocolate flavor. This amazing chocolate sour cream cake is perfect for any occasion – birthdays, holidays, family dinners, and anniversaries. It's beautiful, elegant, and delicious which will impress everyone.

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30. Panna Cotta: the traditional Italian panna cotta recipe for a molded chilled dessert
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Panna cotta is a molded chilled Italian dessert, a classic recipe in Italy and now popular worldwide. This spoon dessert is made and sweetened with cream and sugar, and flavored with vanilla, while the gelatin is important to thicken the panna cotta and hold its shape.

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31. Chocolate Mousse: the classic, elegant French recipe for a decadent chocolate mousse
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When done right, chocolate mousse is the quintessential indulgent dessert. Chocolate is loved by most, and chocolate mousse is a definite crowd-pleaser. This chocolate mousse is an easy and rich yet light French dessert that’s even better than the ones you’d find in French restaurants.

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32. Strawberry Shortcake: a delicious recipe for a bright dessert
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With their fresh berry flavor and lighter-than-air texture, there's nothing quite like whipping up a batch of homemade strawberry shortcakes. These delicious treats are simpler and quicker to make than your classic strawberry cake and feature delicious layers of biscuits, sweetened strawberries, and homemade whipped cream.

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33. Chocolate Fondue: the effortless recipe for a decadent dessert
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For a luxurious, decadent dessert that's super easy to make yet is sure to impress, you'll love this fantastic chocolate fondue recipe. Chocolate fondue is ideal for special occasions like Valentine's Day, anniversaries, birthdays, or any time you want to dazzle with your culinary skills.

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34. Pavlova: an easy recipe for a classic light, airy Australian dessert
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For a delicious lighter-than-air dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth, there's nothing like homemade pavlova. This easy-to-make dessert is wildly popular in Australia and New Zealand, where it's enjoyed around the Christmas holidays, as well as all year long.

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35. Chocolate Covered Strawberries: the effortless recipe for a decadent bite-sized dessert
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Chocolate covered strawberries are a decadent, impressive bite-sized dessert recipe you can make in no time. Super quick and easy to make, you just need 3 ingredients.

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36. Lemon Meringue Pie: a zesty, refreshing dessert for any occasion
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Lemon meringue pie is as classic a dessert as they come. Made from tangy, sweet, zesty lemon filling in a buttery, flaky pie crust and topped with cloud-like sweetened meringue, each bite is a delight to the taste buds.

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37. Chocolate Cream Pie: a silky, delicious pie to make for any occasion
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Chocolate lovers unite! This stunning silky-smooth chocolate cream pie is the perfect, elegant dessert to serve for any special occasion. Amazing as a holiday dessert, but just as wonderful for birthdays, parties, or anytime you want to impress your loved ones with your baking skills, chocolate cream pie is always a treat.

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38. Tree Stump Cake: the impressive, delicious dessert recipe you’ll love
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Looking for the perfect birthday cake for a nature lover? Then look no further than this tree stump cake. What is a tree stump cake, you ask? Well, it’s like a vertical layered yule log. It’s the perfect dessert recipe for the winter holidays.

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39. Coffee and Cream Coffee Cake: a new spin on a traditional dessert
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This is the easiest homemade coffee cake you’ll ever make. This recipe replaces the classic flavors of cinnamon and spongy, sweet cake with a cheesecake-like texture and real coffee flavor. Start with a separated sponge cake layered with a creamy, Greek yogurt and mascarpone filling. The result is a moist cheesecake-like coffee cake that’s guaranteed to wow and amaze guests.

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40. Croquembouche: the impressive French dessert recipe for making a cream puff tower
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The Classic French croquembouche is just a fancy name for a cream puff tower. Yes, it’s as simple as that. A bunch of cream puffs filled with pastry cream and stuck together with caramel.

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41. Profiteroles: the French recipe for delicious filled and glazed cream puffs
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Profiteroles are a dessert recipe typical of French patisserie. This recipe is also known as chou à la crème or cream puffs in the United States. Profiteroles are small choux pastry balls filled with a delicious chantilly cream and then glazed with a smooth chocolate sauce topping.

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42. Chocolate Eclairs: the decadent recipe for French eclairs
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Chocolate eclairs are a classic French dessert. They’re rich, chocolatey, and very indulgent. The texture of the choux pastry is fluffy and light, while the filling and ganache topping is like a chocolate overload. This is an easy recipe for classic chocolate eclairs, and we also have a lot of tips to make sure your eclairs come out perfect every time!

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43. Sicilian Cannoli: The Original Recipe To Make Cannoli At Home Step by Step
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Sicilian cannoli are the most famous pastries of Sicilian tradition, along with the cassata. Preparing them by yourself at home is not so much difficult, you just need a few ingredients for classic cannoli recipe and soon you will feel in Sicily. A delightful pleasure which blends on the palate the crunchiness of the shell with the creaminess of ricotta cheese, and that can be combined with a good Passito wine from Pantelleria.

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44. Dark Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons: a Coconut-Lover Recipe
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Coconut-lovers, listen up, this one’s for you. If you love the flavor of coconut, then you’ll love these Dark Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons. Coconut macaroons are not to be confused with macarons. While they are both sweet, delicious treats, they differ in taste, and the way they’re made. While macarons are made with almond flour, coconut macaroons are made with shredded coconut, whipped egg whites, and sugar. Unlike almond macarons, they have a craggy surface with a chewy texture.

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45. Strawberry Cake Roll: the delicious, fluffy dessert recipe made with strawberries
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So many home cooks have never made a cake roll which is also known as a Swiss roll. The reason is probably that this beautiful cake looks so complicated to make—but that’s far from the truth. This easy strawberry cake roll is an easy, impressive spring-summer dessert recipe that is perfect to feed a crowd.

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46. Nutella brownies: the recipe that needs just a few ingredients
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Nutella brownies are high, gummy and very chocolatey American desserts, with a light chocolate crust on top and a creamy heart. They are prepared with a few ingredients but these must be weighed in such a way as not to create problems during cooking. I can not tell you which ones are my favorite but, probably, these are the best because, compared to the classic recipe, they are delicious and have a more intense taste.

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47. Cinnamon Rolls: the ultimate recipe for the best homemade cinnamon rolls ever
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There's nothing like sinking your teeth into a warm cinnamon roll smothered in deliciously sweet vanilla cream cheese frosting. The good news? They're incredibly easy to make! These easy cinnamon rolls have a phenomenally soft, fluffy texture and sweet, buttery cinnamon flavor that is impossible to resist.

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48. Heart-Shaped Cake: the perfect dessert to make this Valentine’s Day
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Heart-shaped cake is a wonderful dessert you can serve up for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, or simply to let someone know you care. This delicious cake is a classic red velvet cake, with the same irresistible lighter-than-air, moist, soft texture, and subtle chocolate-vanilla flavor, topped off with decadent cream cheese frosting.

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49. Valentine’s Strawberry Heart Tart: surprise your love with this delicious dessert
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Do you want to tell in a special way that you love him or her? Surprise your great love by serving this delicious dessert after a romantic dinner. And if you still do not have a partner, it is also a nice way to show your friends how much you love them, I am sure that after giving them to try this delight, they will love you much more.

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50. Heart-shaped Cheesecake: an impressive, delicious Valentine’s Day dessert
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This Valentine's Day, impress your date by making this beautiful, delicious no-bake heart-shaped cheesecake. Made with sweet raspberries, decadent cream cheese, and Greek yogurt sweetened to perfection and set on an irresistible graham cracker crust, heart-shaped cheesecake is a mouthwateringly tasty dessert that's surprisingly easy to make.

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51. Strawberry Trifle: the sweet, layered dessert recipe
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Trifle is a traditional British dessert consisting of layers of fruits, sponge cake pieces, cream, and sometimes even a bit of alcohol. This Strawberry Trifle is a perfect dessert recipe for spring. It celebrates the freshness of the season thanks to ripe strawberries, and the sponge cake and whipped cream add just the right amount of sweetness. The flavor is sweet and light, while the texture is creamy. While the dessert is super easy, it’s perfect to serve to guests, as the layers make this strawberry trifle very impressive. Just what you need on your dining table this Spring! You only need a handful of ingredients (pudding mix, whipped cream, strawberries, powdered sugar), and by assembling the ingredients in layers, you will have a beautiful dessert in no time!

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52. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies: the easy sweet baked treat for every occasion
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These easy-to-make vegan chocolate chip cookies are just as delicious as regular ones. Made with vegan chocolate chips, plant-based butter, and plant milk, these vegan cookies boast the same chewy on the inside with crispy edges texture, and sweet chocolate flavor as classic chocolate chip cookies.

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53. Vegan Chocolate Cake: the decadent, vegan-friendly dessert recipe
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Vegan chocolate cake is a delicious, rich dessert recipe. It's super moist and fluffy as any classic chocolate cake, but it's vegan-friendly as it has no dairy or eggs. This is the best recipe to celebrate a birthday or any special occasion with friends, vegan or not.

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54. Vegan Apple Pie: the delicious recipe for an easy vegan dessert
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This ultra-easy vegan apple pie recipe is a delicious dessert that everyone will enjoy. It's a great apple pie recipe suitable for vegans and vegetarians which features a homemade vegan pie crust. This recipe is gluten-free and can be made sugar-free with a few simple tweaks. The dairy-free pie crust has a bit of crunch which goes beautifully with the cinnamon-scented apple filling. It's a wonderful dessert to make in any season, but it's especially good during the autumn when apples are in season. Make homemade vegan apple pie for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or other special occasions.

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55. Vegan chocolate glazed donuts: a delicious vegetarian version
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You would certainly love this vegan version of chocolate donuts! A very simple recipe to prepare a delicious vegetarian version of classic chocolate glazed donuts!

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