The Best Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes on Hummingbird High
Let’s keep things short and sweet: these are the best Valentine’s Day dessert recipes on Hummingbird High! I’ve scoured my recipe archive for the best chocolate, pink and/or red, and heart-shaped baked goods so YOU don’t have to. There’s something here for everybody, with a range of cupcake, cookie, and even small batch bakes perfect for just two people!
Best Valentine’s Day Cupcakes Recipes
Candy Heart Cupcakes
These candy heart cupcakes are one of my best Valentine’s Day dessert recipes! The recipe first instructs you to make an incredibly moist chocolate cake. You then top the cupcakes with marshmallow meringue and candy hearts!
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red velvet cupcakes are a classic Valentine’s Day dessert! And I adapted these modern red velvet cupcakes from my cookbook, Weeknight Baking! The red velvet cupcakes contain orange zest, giving the red velvet a modern taste and twist.
Best Valentine’s Day Chocolate Recipes
Chocolate Chess Pie
Chocolate chess pie is a butter-crusted pie with a smooth, creamy chocolate custard filling. My chocolate chess pie recipe instructs you to make the pie with LOTS of chocolate. Doing so makes a gooey, brownie-like filling. It’s the best Valentine’s Day dessert recipe for chocoholics!
Chocolate Strawberry Snack Cake
This chocolate strawberry snack cake is made with a light and fluffy chocolate cake topped off with tangy strawberry cream cheese frosting. I use freeze-dried strawberries in the frosting for extra flavor and color! The recipe makes an 8-inch square cake, making it the perfect cake for a small Valentine’s Day celebration.
Flourless Chocolate Cookies
These flourless gluten free chocolate cookies contain just five ingredients: confectioner’s sugar, cocoa powder, egg whites, chocolate chips, and salt. They taste like a combination of chewy edge brownie pieces and meringues! Another perfect Valentine’s Day dessert recipe for chocolate lovers.
Flourless Gluten Free Cheesecake Brownies
These flourless cheesecake brownies are gluten free and use ingredients that are already in your pantry! No specialty flours here, folks. Instead, the recipe just uses pantry ingredients like cocoa powder and cornstarch. The cheesecake swirl complements the fudge brownies’ rich, ganache-like texture.
Milk Chocolate Brownies
Most fudge brownie recipes use bittersweet, semisweet, or dark chocolate. But in a pinch, milk chocolate works, too—like in this recipe! Milk chocolate makes these milk chocolate brownies sweeter and chewier. It also results in an especially flaky and paper-thin sugar top. It’s the best Valentine’s Day dessert recipe for someone looking for a new twist on a classic brownie!
Real Talk: this supernatural brownie recipe is one of my favorite brownie recipes of ALL TIME. I first started making this recipe for supernatural brownies in 2013, when a coworker tipped me off to the recipe. But I rely on the recipe so much that I decided to include a variation of it in my cookbook, Weeknight Baking! To me, this recipe is one of my best Valentine’s Day dessert recipes.
Best Valentine’s Day Cookie Recipes
Blood Orange Curd Linzer Cookies
This recipe for blood orange curd linzer cookies starts with a tangy, bright homemade blood orange curd. The recipe then instructs you to sandwich that curd between two incredibly buttery shortbread cookies! Don’t forget to go the extra mile and stamp out hearts in the cookies for Valentine’s Day.
Lavender Earl Grey Cookies
This recipe for lavender Earl Grey cookies are one of the most popular recipes on Hummingbird High… ever! The recipe instructs you to infuse a chewy, buttery sugar cookie dough. You then infuse the dough with the floral flavors of Earl Grey tea and lavender. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day recipe for those looking for a unique and sophisticated dessert!
Want a more interactive recipe? Try these neapolitan cookies! These sugar cookies are flavored with the three flavors of Neapolitan ice cream: strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate! This is the perfect cookie for the indecisive eater who simply wants to try ALL the flavors.
Raspberry Lemon Snickerdoodles
Looking for a unique twist on the classic snickerdoodle cookie? These raspberry lemon snickerdoodles have your back! The recipe first instructs you to make a buttery, lemon-flavored sugar cookie base. You then roll each cookie in a generous amount of raspberry sugar. The raspberry is made with freeze-dried raspberries and gives the cookies a subtle, pink hue perfect for celebrating Valentine’s Day!
Strawberry Malt Sugar Cookies
These strawberry malt sugar cookies are two sugar cookies in one: classic sugar cookie and strawberry malt sugar cookie! Although the cookies look complicated to make, they are fun and easy to put together thanks to a technique I like to call “COOKIE INCEPTION.” This recipe would be a fun Valentine’s Day dessert project with kids!
Strawberry Rose Snickerdoodles
These strawberry rose snickerdoodles are a unique twist on classic snickerdoodles! The buttery cookie dough is flavored with floral rose water, and then rolled in strawberry sugar made from freeze-dried strawberries. Together, all the flavors combine to make a delicate and delicious buttery snickerdoodle!
Best Valentine’s Day Recipes For Two
6 Inch Cheesecake Recipe
This 6 inch cheesecake recipe makes a mini version of classic, New York style cheesecake! Despite its smaller size, this cheesecake still packs a punch with three layers: buttery graham cracker crust, dense and creamy cream cheese filling, and tart and tangy sour cream topping.
Small Batch Almond Flour Brownies
This small batch almond flour brownie recipe is baked in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan to make 8 petite brownies! The almond flour brownies are thick, chewy, and 100% gluten free. The best part? These gluten free brownies have no specialty ingredients and taste exactly like your favorite regular brownie!
Small Batch Brookie Bars
These small batch brookie bars are made from a combination of chewy, all cocoa powder brownies and fudgy chocolate chip cookies! The recipe is small batch and made in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. It makes 8 brookie bars, enough for 2 to 4 people. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert for the couple who can’t decide between brownies and cookies!
Small Batch Brownies
This small batch fudge brownie recipe makes either 8 humble-sized, all edge piece brownies (or 2 large bakery-style brownies). It is a small batch version of one of the most popular brownie recipes on my blog and in my cookbook, the Better-Than-Supernatural Fudge Brownies.
Small Batch Funfetti Sheet Cake
This small batch funfetti cake is baked in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. It’s the perfect serving size for 2 to 4 people! Despite its small size, it’s still the funfetti cake we all know and love: a super moist white cake studded with rainbow sprinkles and topped with vanilla buttercream frosting.
Small Batch Strawberry Sheet Cake
This small batch strawberry sheet cake is baked in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan to make a very small sheet cake! The cake is made with a fluffy, white cake base that is then topped off with a fresh strawberry buttercream frosting.
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Over the past several years of running Hummingbird High, I kept a crucial aspect of my life hidden from my readers: I had a full-time, extremely demanding job in the tech world. In my debut cookbook, Weeknight Baking, I finally reveal the secrets to baking delicious desserts on a tight schedule.
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