These fancy desserts for Valentine’s day are the sweetest way to say “I love you” to your partner and loved ones. Make any of these fancy sweets yourself and feel decadent and sophisticated even if you’re just dining at home.
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Fancy Desserts Perfect for a Homemade Valentine Dinner Date
Enjoy an Exceptional Valentine’s Date With Homemade Fancy Desserts
Love is in the air and it’s time to plan a romantic dinner, whether for just two or for the whole family. Aside from quality wine and refreshing mocktails, nothing brings a special dinner to a remarkable ending than sweet and heartwarming Valentine’s Day desserts.
From luscious chocolate and eye-popping raspberries to pretty-in-pink sugar cookies and boozy parfaits, these gourmet desserts are guaranteed to impress. Whether you want fancy-looking French desserts or simple and easy desserts to make, you can spread the love on Valentine’s Day even while on a budget.
Not only do treats like these elegant desserts make the moment even more exceptional, but they also are the most delicious way to express your love for the most special people in your life. They are simply mouthwatering and just plain impressive, as any fancy dessert worthy of a Valentine’s day meal should be.
Some are super easy and quick to prepare so you need not stress in the kitchen, while some will challenge you and will awaken your inner pastry chef. Rise to the occasion and enjoy fancy desserts on Valentine’s day in the comfort of your own home.
1. White Chocolate and Mascarpone Tart With Berries
Now, you just have to fill it with a rich white chocolate mixture and top with fresh and juicy raspberries!
2. Quick Peanut Butter Chocolate Hot Fudge
Don’t complicate your life any further by equating elegance with back-breaking labor. This lovely-looking easy dessert recipe looks fancy enough with minimal effort.
Here are some tips: Use a warm knife to cut the dessert into perfect squares. Serve it with a slightly burnt marshmallow on top and dust with powdered sugar. Easy, right?
3. Chocolate Bread Pudding With Raspberry Sauce
If your sweetheart loves chocolate, then what better way to serve it than this delectable dessert on Valentine’s Day? Prepare for a request for another chocolate bread pudding slice long after V-Day is over.
4. Easy Mudslide Parfait Dessert
Spice up the night with this simple yet exciting French dessert complemented by Baileys Irish Cream and hot fudge sauce. This recipe is a no-bake Valentine’s Day dessert which looks really fancy and impressive when served in a champagne glass.
5. White Chocolate Mousse Dessert
I think we can all agree champagne glasses give any dessert a touch of class and elegance. A mousse dessert recipe is fancy enough, but serving it in champagne or cocktail glasses makes it all the more fitting for an elegant Valentine’s Day dinner at home.
6. Valentine’s Amaretto Truffles
What makes these beauties even more fantastic is that they are gluten-free and a little more nutritious. These are dark chocolate truffles coated with bright pinkish-red beetroot powder.
These treats are rich in antioxidants while being very tasty and a little tangy from Amaretto liqueur. You’ll love it for sure!
7. Raspberry Chocolate Swiss Roll Dessert
Level up your cake roll game with this impressive recipe perfect for Hearts Day. It’s a deceptively simple cake recipe beautiful enough to add to your Valentine’s Day buffet.
8. Raw Chocolate Cheesecake Dessert Recipe
Here’s a chocolate cheesecake recipe for your vegan darling or even for non-vegan chocolate lovers. This cheesecake is rich, raw, and entirely made of pure chocolate goodness.
It is such a straightforward and guilt-free recipe you must try on Valentine’s Day.
9. Chocolate Raspberry Tartlets Dessert Recipe
Making these chocolate raspberry tartlets will require only 20 minutes of preparation time. You don’t have to spend too much time working in the kitchen and you can enjoy more time with your beau.
These desserts are so delightful — both adults and kids will take a fancy!
10. Pink White Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Okay, sugar cookies do sound unromantic and “un-fancy” on Valentine’s Day, but a pink cookie? They fit the bill.
Not only the kids but your darling will also adore these pretty-in-pink sugar cookies. These treats are great for dessert, after-school snacks, treats, and as an adorable Valentine’s Day gift.
11. Heart-Shaped Chocolate Raspberry Cakes
A drool-worthy heart-shaped cake with a decadent raspberry cream filling. It’s simply a chocolate cake with an extraordinary flavor deserving of a standing ovation!
12. Triple Berry Tiramisu Dessert Recipe
Enjoy a sweet and fruity dessert on Valentine’s Day! With this yummy triple berry tiramisu recipe, you and your partner will have the most phenomenal Valentine’s Day dessert ever.
13. Graham Cracker Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe
What makes an ice cream sandwich fancy? Three ice cream sandwiches! Check out the recipe from The Chew because it’s nothing short of glorious.
14. Pistachio Tartelettes Dessert Recipe
A nutty and creamy dessert so dainty and divine, it brings tears to my eyes. The hefty price at fancy restaurants for this dessert fit-for-the-gods will also make you tear up.
So better attempt to make this one now and perfect it in time for Valentine’s Day.
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15. Gluten + Dairy Free Caramel Mousse Cakes
Pardon my French but this mousse cake with spun sugar decor on top is fancy AF. We can already see you enjoying every bite with a ‘cuppa’ tea and your pinky sticking out.
16. Panna Cotta Dessert With Wild Blueberries
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Eat your heart out at the sight of this ambrosial panna cotta. But then again, there is no need when you can satisfy your desire for it in a pinch.
17. Lemon Meringue Dessert Shooters
With airy elegance, the classic lemon meringue exudes an inherent French vibe. Every bite will have you kissing your fingers and saying “C’est magnifique!”
You can add a bit of flair to this simple pastry by serving it in shot glasses. There’s a certain finesse in enjoying addictive sweets in small portions.
18. Hot Fudge Chocolate Pudding Cake
A velvety chocolate pudding cake smothered in hot fudge sauce warms the soul with a comforting sweetness. Serve with a scoop (or two) of vanilla ice cream and, sweet tooth or not, you will fall in love in an instant.
19. Tropical Fruit Vacherins (Meringue Cups)
Make meringue cups with vanilla creme Anglaise in the ingredients, then make a tropical fruit salsa.
Serve the fruit salsa in the decadent meringue cups to make a fancy dessert. So decadent!
20. Fresh Strawberry Mousse Cake Recipe
Savor a fine dining experience without the scary bill with this beautiful fancy dessert. Select only fresh strawberries and the best baking ingredients because that’s what a five-star restaurant pastry chef would do.
21. Tres Leches Cake With Dulce de Leche Glaze
This creamy milk cake is so rich and decadent, it should be outlawed. A triple treat of milky cake soaked in a milk mixture and glazed with toothsome dulce de leche is a showstopper of a dessert.
22. Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies With Sea Salt
While chocolate chip cookies aren’t your typical elite dessert, this recipe could make the cut. And hello, it’s made with dark chocolate and sea salt sprinkled on top for that extra flair.
Okay, you can put whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on the side for a little more panache.
23. Crustless Apple Pie Dessert With Vanilla Ice Cream
Save the crust for ordinary days and take your apple pie up a notch with this crustless recipe for Valentine’s Day.
24. Brownie Bottom Cookie Dough Cheesecake
These layers of delicate dessert are sublime, it is pure torture to only allow yourself a slice. From the chewy chocolate brownie to the creamy cheesecake laker, all the way to the the milky cookie dough, it’s almost more than I can take.
As if it’s not enough, a rich melted chocolate sauce just had to be drizzled on top to finish me off.
25. Mini Red Velvet Bundt Cakes With Cream Cheese Frosting
Your favorite red velvet cake baked in cute bundt cake pans, drizzled with cream cheese frosting, then decorated with sprinkles and tiny heart candies on top. Fancy, right?
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We might have gone too far sharing these fancy desserts for Valentine’s Day but if it’s any comfort, I am just as dazed and enamored as you are.
I too can’t make out which one (or ones) to create. I guess my boo and I are just gonna rock, paper, and scissors our way out of this Valentine’s Day dessert pickle.
Which Valentine’s Day fancy desserts are you planning to try? Share your experience with me in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on February 7, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.