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Valentine's Desserts Recipes

They say the way to someone's heart is through their stomach - our delicious range of Valentine's desserts certainly proves that! We got plenty of recipes to tempt the chocoholics amongst you - from Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova, to Toblerone Fondue, to Molten Chocolate Babycakes. If you and your loved ones are more fans of a fruity dessert, Nigella's Peach Melba or Little Lemon Puddings are just the thing. Or if ice cream is the order of the day, why not try Nigella's No-Churn Pomegranate Ice Cream, or her cocktail-inspired No-Churn Margarita Ice Cream? And, of course, how could we not mention the famous Love Buns? These adorable little cupcakes are the perfect way to say "I love you"!

Posted by Nigella      Makes 12 love buns

In another time I'd have been satisfied with calling these Valentine's Day Cupcakes but, as the saying goes, if you're going to get…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8

This is it - summer on a plate. Most days I take the view that cooking fruit rather loses the point of its delectable freshness, but…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 2

Liquorice is one of the signature tastes of Italy. As this is an ingredient that divides people viscerally, I've made it just for…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8-10

One of the loveliest puddings, if it quite counts as that, to order in restaurants in Tuscany, is a glass of vin santo, that resinous,…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4

This is a reworking of my grandmother's Barbados creams: we're going the way of the coconut and the banana. It's scarcely a fancy…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 18 mini pavs

Because of the fruit - and the cream, for that matter - these are not cheap to make, but I always have a stash of egg whites in my…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4 very lucky people

This is the ultimate ice cream sundae. Obviously, if you're not a peanut-eater, it won't be for you, but for everyone else it is the…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6

You might think that no recipe could live up to this title. It's a reasonable presumption, but thank God, a wrong one. This is heaven…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8-10

You just cannot beat a pav in summer, and in particular this dark beauty. The crisp and chewy chocolate meringue base, rich in cocoa…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4

Syllabub is one of those ethereal, dreamy confections which seem at odds with the description 'pudding'. But this scented, whipped…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 24

Even though I do give instructions below as to how to make these into one big Red Velvet Cake, I like them so much more as cupcakes.…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4

Some say, challenging more generally accepted ideas about the provenance, that tiramisu was invented in a casa chiusa (a house of…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 12 cookies

Along with chocolate, there is much comfort to be gleaned from reading cookbooks. This recipe combines two loves by being chocolatey…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4

We're talking pure, all-encompassing bliss. When you eat this cooled, it is like chocolate satin cream and almost shocking in its…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6-8

The first thing you should know about creme brulee is that it's not hard to make. And few puddings are as voluptuously, seductively…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8

It's not hard to think of a pudding that can be made in advance. But mostly the advantage is simply that all the effort is upfront…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes about 25

These are breakfast pancakes summer-style, ridiculously light, and lemony somehow even without the addition of lemon. If you imagine…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8-10

So much in cooking, as in the rest of life I suppose, is about contrast, about balance. Here the acerbic fragrance of the passionfruit…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 64 pieces of rich fudge

I am willing to believe that a confectioner wouldn't call this proper fudge, but it tastes divine, and you won't need a sugar thermometer…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4-6

This is probably the queen of retro desserts and deservedly so. My version is a speeded-up and simplified one by virtue of using shop-bought…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes approx. 20 pancakes

Don't think breakfast pancakes, but rather a dreamy, light, aromatic and sweet pudding, slicked with orange-flower syrup and nubbled…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes eight 150ml / 6oz glasses

This hasn't got the temple-aching sweetness of Turkish Delight, nor its palate-cleaving glutinousness, but rather it is a cloud-light…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6

These are the acceptable face of culinary cute: their intensity guarantees the triumph of chic over prettiness. And, what's more,…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 1 litre

This is rather an example of fruitful cross-pollination. To explain, "CMS" added a recipe for No-Churn Salted Caramel Ice Cream, based…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 33 fingers

I know that biscuits sound like the sort of cooking someone else does, but you need never have baked anything ever in your life to…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes approx. 12 pancakes

It has been impossible not to notice the growing popularity for that classic of the American South (a region I have a culinary fondness…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 16 brownies

I haven’t originated the pairing of bacon and chocolate; my introduction to it came via Vosges-Chocolat Mo’s Bacon Bar,…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6

This is so simple - scarcely a recipe really - but so good. Unless you get figs straight from the tree they sometimes need the blistering…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6

This is a cinch to make, and easy-easy-easy to eat. If you want to serve it in glasses with rims dipped in sugar and salt, by all…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 30 baci

I don't deny that having to stand stoveside frying 30 teaspoons of ricotta at the end of dinner is a slight drawback, but these are…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 2

If ever you've - lazily, guiltily - bought ready-peeled, sliced, cubed fruit from the supermarket, and then wondered why you bothered,…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6-8

Let joy be unconfined.  This is one of the most irresistible puddings I think I have ever made, and I did it by no more than…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 2

My weaknesses are mainly savoury - think salt and vinegar crisps or cheese and biscuits - but there are times when only a doughnut…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 1

To make this hot chocolate you will need to have prepared my Salted Caramel Sauce.Read on

Posted by PartyDelicious      Serves 4

A lovely dessert for you who is a true sweet tooth and also for you who enjoy something which is delightful and refreshing.Read on

Posted by pdthree      Serves 0

This is a delicious strawberry sauce that will make your guests forget about chocolate. It goes down very smoothly and all of a sudden…Read on

Posted by morning      Serves -

These are the best of the variations that I have tried. Many people at work ask me when I will be baking more, and can they have the…Read on

Posted by burnt fingers      Serves 2

This is for a special occasion, an anniversary, or something you choose to remember!Read on

Posted by crouchcat      Serves 6-8

Indulgent boozy dessert.Read on

Posted by Squishy      Serves 50

Yummy little cookies.Read on

Posted by Community      Serves 6-8

This is another version of the famous "Torta Caprese", a cake made with chocolate and almonds from Capri island: it's less sweet and…Read on

Posted by Angel19      Serves 0

These are so simple to make and you will have all your friends asking for the recipe. The recipe is so versatile that you can use…Read on

Posted by fiesta      Serves 6

I found this in a magazine I was reading.I thought it will be great for those who want a simple recipe on sweet and great tasting…Read on

Posted by mounty      Serves 6

Part of my family is descended from the Dutch settlers in Sri Lanka (Ceylon), known as the Burghers. This is one of the favourite…Read on

Posted by etoile      Serves 2

You could make this in a bowl and then pour the batter into microwave-proof dishes/mugs or you can halve the ingredients into each…Read on

Posted by PeteC62      Makes 18-20

Based on the Sambuca kisses in "Nigellissima" but adapted to what I had in one Sunday morning when I fancied a more luxurious breakfast.Read on

Browse our full range of Valentine's Day recipes for inspiration - and why not give a homemade edible gift this Valentine's Day?