Valentine's Day desert recipes - Chocolate mug cake

We know that for lots of you, cooking for others is your love language – especially when it’s of the sweet variety – so we’ve rounded up some fantastic Valentine's Day baking recipes and stunning dessert ideas for you to treat your loved ones.

Whether you’re planning a romantic meal for two, cooking for friends, or just fancy a bit of self-love (and you deserve it!), there’s something here for everyone. From mini breakfast crumpets to elegant puds, we’ve got everything you need to share the love this Valentine’s Day.

We love Jamie’s mash-up of a crumpet and a Yorkshire pudding. Super quick to put together and you can top them with pretty much anything. Great for a Valentine’s Day breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea if you’re celebrating at the weekend, perhaps with a Rhubarb bellini if that floats your boat.

Soft and silky set custard with bitter caramel and tangy passion fruit – this is the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert for that special person in your life. Try it in a heart-shaped mould for extra cuteness.

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You lot love a pear poached in red wine. It’s a classic pud – making this one of the best Valentine’s Day desserts. These are baked in the oven, making things super straightforward if you have other courses to get ready. It’s also great to do the day before; the pears will become more ruby red overnight!

Simple, elegant and totally moreish, Jools’ favourite chocolate pots are like a baked, oozy chocolate mousse. The recipe makes 6 cups, but we won’t tell anyone if you go back for a second one…

A stylishly playful Valentine’s Day dessert. Forced Yorkshire rhubarb is shocking pink and bang in season in February – it really dazzles next to the milky-white panna cotta.

Need a reliable gluten-free, nut-free and vegan Valentine’s Day dessert? Watch Jamie whip up these unctuous vegan chocolate pots in under 10 minutes.

Want to evoke a romantic holiday in Sicily? Or are you keen to give something new (and impressive!) a go? Jamie’s ricotta-filled sweet treats are flavoured with cocoa, Marsala, grappa, hazelnuts and honey – delicious! 

This 5-ingredient dessert takes less than 10 minutes to whip up and is the perfect choice for espresso lovers. Swap in your special someone’s favourite ice cream for extra brownie points.

For those of you looking to impress, a rich chocolate tart is the height of sophistication. For a quick version, use ready-rolled shortcrust pastry, or you can make your own

Jamie’s 5-ingredient version of a baked Alaska is ready in under 30 minutes and uses store-cupboard ingredients you’ll probably already have at home. Make sure to have your lucky guest (or guests!) ready and seated at the table, so you can serve straight away.

After sweet edible present ideas? Jam tarts are a great Valentine’s Day baking recipe to choose because they’re easy to make and you can personalise them with your loved one’s favourite jams, marmalades and jellies!

Wrap up these gorgeous stained glass biscuits to give to your Valentine. We like the little heart cutters, but you can use whatever shapes you like.

Vegan chocolate truffles make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. They’re rich, indulgent and simple to make. And you can easily make them nut-free, too, by rolling in cocoa powder (an iconic look!) or toasted mixed seeds.

For romance with a retro feel, Jamie’s magnificent marshmallows are full of nostalgia. This one’s a precise little recipe but so satisfying, and you can flavour it however you like – peppermint, orange blossom or even a dash of rose water, if that’s your thing.

Looking for more inspiration? Explore our recipe selection for Valentine’s Day.