Valentine’s Day Recipes Page

By Caro

Here is a selection of easy sweet & savoury bakes for Valentines Day, as well as some no-bake recipes too.

Sweet Valentine’s Day Recipes

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No Bake Tropical Cake Truffles

Tropical Pineapple Coconut Cake Truffles, are my easy recipe using leftovers Christmas fruit cake, cookies & coconut. No need for buttercream frosting or cream cheese, these cake truffles, can be made from pantry staples. Make beautiful handmade Valentine’s, Christmas or birthday gifts and taste amazing with Bailey’s too.

Tropical Cake Truffles

Easier Microwave Chocolate Fudge

Add some orange extract or Baileys to this easy microwave chocolate fudge recipe and add some nuts or sprinkles. Perfect as a Valentine’s gift.

Microwave Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate truffles, some with coconut on the outside, in heart dishes.

No Bake – Chocolate Truffles

A very special recipe for Valentine’s Day and beyond, is this protein packed chocolate truffle, which is also a good use of left-over chocolate ganache. Coat anyway you like.

Chocolate truffle recipe

Close shot of 4 heart shaped soft sandwich sugar cookies with a jam and buttercream filling known as Jammie dodgers with heart chocolates around them.

Seasonal/Themed Jammie Dodgers

Try my take on British biscuit/cookie Jammy Dodgers. Themed for any season, with any cookie cutters you like, they are filled with jam & a firmer buttercream, perfect for a sandwich cookie. Photo by Mrs D.

Seasonal Jammie Dodgers Cookies

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Most Versatile Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

A super simple & flexible recipe, these cupcakes don’t use butter or eggs. Can be made Vegan or as a layer cake (see below)

Versatile Chocolate Cupcake recipe

Jam sandwich cookies in red tissue paper in a red gift box themed for Valentine's day.

Soft Jam Sandwich Sugar Cookies For Valentine’s

Here’s my super simple jam sandwich cookies, that can be customized for any theme or season.

Jam Sandwich Cookies

Lemon bundt cake with drizzle down the groves and black and white background.

Lemon Poppy Seed Drizzle Bundt Cake

Try my very popular lemon drizzle cake, this time with a ‘pop’ of poppy seeds and made in a pretty bundt tin.

Lemon Drizzle Poppy Seed Bundt Cake recipe

Or why not try the mini bundt version below? (Includes some quick videos on decorating and how to remove the silicone cases).

Mini Lemon Drizzle Poppy Seed Bundt Cakes

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Red Velvet ‘Oreo Style’ Sandwich Cookies

Valentine’s special of my Oreo style sandwich cookies made from scratch. Can also be made using alternative flour such as Gluten Free or Spelt flour.

Red Velvet Oreo Sandwich Cookies

Stack of cranberry Scottish shortbread shapes and some also on wooden log board.

Cranberry, Orange & Pecan Scottish Shortbread

Here’s my flavoured version of Traditional Scottish Shortbread, which can also be made into love heart shaped biscuits/cookies.

Cranberry Orange Pecan Scottish Shortbread recipe

Or Try my Original authentic Scottish Shortbread Recipe

Scottish coconut chocolate round shortbread biscuits served with teapot and pink flower.

Chocolate & Coconut Dipped Scottish Shortbread

My new Scottish Shortbread, but in rounds, dipped in chocolate and coconut, with just a hint of Anise. Use heart shaped cutters and half dip at an angle for Valentine’s Day.

Chocolate & Coconut Scottish Shortbread

Madeira cake sliced on balck slate board, with one slice on a white plate with plum jam, fork, jam jar and small white and gold espresso coffee cup & saucer.

Easy Madeira Loaf Cake

Madeira Cake is a classic British bake and more so in Scotland. A very simple bake, and not too sweet, this cake is liked by all. Eat Plain or have with some jam. This is my Home-made Plum & Orange Jam recipe.

Go to Madeira Cake recipe or try using fresh cranberries & orange (see new photo below.

Carrot Cake Slices With Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Here’s Classic Carrot Cake but on a smaller scale for easy baking. Paired with an Orange & Cream Cheese frosting.

Go to Carrot Cake Slices. Or try the various forms of carrot cake, layer cakes, cupcakes, bundt cakes, and even gluten free, via the Carrot Cake Day Recipes page.

Shot of chocolate sandwich cookies in various shapes, with orange coloured buttercream filling and rose and napkin to the side.

Chocolate & Orange Sandwich Cookies

Here’s  my ‘Oreo-style’ cookies, Chocolate & orange sandwich cookies, themed for any holiday/occassion and filled with an orange flavoured buttercream. Can be made with Gluten free flour too.

Go to my Chocolate & Orange Sandwich Cookies recipe.

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Buttered Brazil Nuts

Buttered Brazils are whole Brazil nuts encased in smooth butterscotch caramel, they are ideal as a gift at any time of the year and easy to make too.

Go to Buttered Brazil Nuts

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Brandy Snaps – A Recipe Review

Here’s a review of Mary Berry’s Brandy Snaps recipe. A British classic!

review of Brandy Snaps

Yule log swirl

CHOCOLATE ORANGE YULE LOG – That Just Happens To Be Gluten & Flour Free Too

Chocolate Swiss/Jelly Rolls shouldn’t just be for Christmas. Make the Yule Log without the branch and add some Valentine’s decorations, or red fruit like cherries, raspberries or strawberries. Or even some mini roles. Detailed recipe and pics, as well as a video tutorial to make this great cake.

Go to Gluten Free Flour Free Chocolate Orange Yule Log

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17 image collage of various cake, cookie, sweets and pastries.

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pink and white squares of coconut ice candy, in a small heart dish, with large pink flower to left on a pale lilac soft background in a hortizontal pic.

Coconut Ice

Try Mrs D’s recipe for no bake sweet treat Coconut Ice. uses just icing/powdered sugar, coconut, water & little pink or red food colouring.

Coconut Ice recipe.

More No-bake Recipes

Go to Tropical Cake truffles recipes

Go to Microwave Chocolate Fidge recipe

Go to my Chocolate Truffles recipe

Close shot of honeycomb or sponge candy half dipped in chocolate and stacked.

Honeycomb & Chocolate Dipped Honeycomb (Sponge Candy)

New no-bake recipe, for honeycomb, that is ideal for food gifting anytime. Make with or without a chocolate coating.

Honeycomb Sponge Candy recipe.

hard caramel shards with peanuts inside & title peanut brittle recipe review.

Peanut Brittle – Recipe Review

Read Mrs D’s review of this no-bake sweet treat, ideal for gifting.

Peanut Brittle Review


party table with cheese pastry twists, drinks, party poppers and bottles.

Quick Cheese Pastry Twists

Here’s my quick & simple recipe for making Cheese Pastry Twists, using shop-bought puff pastry. A perfect, quick bake, great for entertaining & sure to please your Valentine.

Cheese Pastry Twists

Very close shot of lots of deep red brown coloured almonds coated in smoked paprika.

Roasted Salted, Smoked Paprika Almonds

Try this great savoury snack, that’s perfect for parties and even as giving out in gift baskets.

Roasted Smoked Paprika Almonds

Partial shot of diagonal long platter of cheesy squares, circles & stars, with a cheese fork.

Easy Peasy Smokin’ Cheezee Squares

Love cheese? Then these you will love too and so easy to make and great for nibbles and gifting. Use a heart shaped cookie or fondant cutter.

Smokin’ Cheeze Squares

Bonus recipe, a spicy version!


Flower shaped spicy cheesy squares version, close on baking sheet.
Spicy Version

Angled wooden chopping board on white backdrop, with savoury seeed topped biscuits/cookies.

Turkish Savoury Biscuits

Try these super simple, savoury snacks from Turkey. My take on a Tuzlu Kurabiye, it it literally translates as ‘salty biscuit’. These are perfect for pairing with your favourite cheese, but equally good snacked on alone. They are very moreish…. you won’t be disappointed.

Can also be made with different shaped cookie cutters for a theme.

Cheesy Savoury Biscuit recipe. Or try the same savoury biscuits, but without cheese, via the link below.

Links To Other Baker Friends’ Sites

Here’s some links to sites of two baking friends. Tanya’s Valentine’s recipes at Global Bakes. And Sally’s Valentine’s Bakes at Bewitching Kitchen. Both were lucky enough to bake on The Great American Baking Show Holiday Edition 2019. So lots of great recipes there to check out.

Various chocolate, coconut & cocoa decorated cake truffles on a black slate with 2 bottles of Bailey's Irish cream in the shot.

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