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10 easy baking recipes for Valentine’s Day

by Lottie Huckle

published on 8 February 2017

Here at The Happy Foodie we’re of the belief that the very best way to express your love is through baked goods. Forget cheesy greetings cards and bunches of flowers; cakes, brownies, and decadent desserts are the true language of the heart. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up 10 deliciously indulgent baking recipes that are perfect for Valentine’s Day, from a dark and squidgy chocolate cake to a batch of pastel-hued strawberry cupcakes.

Love Cake

Love Cake

A light, delicate sponge infused with spices and rose water, this fragrant cake lives up to its name. Serve it with a dollop of cardamom cream and a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds.

The Ultimate Millionaire’s Shortbread

The Ultimate Millionaire’s Shortbread

Impress your Valentine with this failsafe millionaire’s shortbread recipe from Bake Off star James Morton.

roasting tin rhubarb custard blondies

Rhubarb and Custard Blondies

Make the most of bright pink forced rhubarb with this blondie recipe from Rukmini Iyer, combining sweet custard, tangy rhubarb chunks, and chopped hazelnuts.

Salted Caramel Stuffed NYC Cookies

Salted Caramel-Stuffed NYC Cookies

by Jane Dunn

Cookies are surely at the top of every sweet lover’s wish list, and these salted caramel-stuffed NYC-style cookies are guaranteed to impress.

Chocolate Sunken Soufflé Cake

Chocolate Sunken Soufflé Cake

by Claire Ptak

Rich, gooey, and intensely chocolatey, this flourless chocolate cake from Claire Ptak is a truly indulgent bake, and it also happens to be gluten-free.

Vegan Victoria Sponge Cake

by Holly Jade

Baking for a vegan? Wow them with this plant-based twist on a British teatime classic, combining light, lemon-scented sponge, fresh berries, and vanilla cream.

Orange & Hibiscus Madeleines

Orange & Hibiscus Madeleines

from Comfort

The combination of orange and hibiscus makes these madeleine’s irresistibly fragrant, while their pretty scalloped shape means they’re decidedly gift-worthy.

Heart-shaped Chocolate Box Cake

Heart-shaped Chocolate Box Cake

by Molly Bakes

Go all-out with this heart-shaped cake, enclosed in a sheet of chocolate and topped with homemade truffles.

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Red Velvet Cheesecake

by David Lesniak, David Muniz

The deep red hue of this creamy, American-style cheesecake makes it deeply suitable for a romantic Valentine’s Day meal.

Nadiya Hussain’s Strawberry and Clotted Cream Shortcake Cupcakes

Nadiya Hussain’s Strawberry and Clotted Cream Shortcake Cupcakes

With a biscuit base, fluffy vanilla sponge enclosing a fresh strawberry, and a topping of strawberry ice cream frosting, these pretty cupcakes will go down a treat.

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