February 06, 2019
The old saying goes ‘the way to someone’s heart is through food’, so what better way to show someone you love them than by baking something sweet this Valentine’s Day? With the internet now full of Valentine’s baking ideas, you’re probably spoilt for choice on what to bake. So we’re making it easy for you! In this blog post, we’ve rounded up our favourite Valentine’s Day baking recipes, including a few of our own. And no, it’s not just heart shaped cookies. Though there’s a few of those in here too...
For us, Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without at least a little chocolate. That’s why the first thing on our list of favourite Valentine’s Day bakes are our irresistible Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies! Just when we thought we couldn’t top our ultimate Double Choc Brownie kit, we went and added a layer of cheesecake and then another layer of chocolate on top. Now, you really can’t beat these brownies!
Our Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies was the November baking box for our Baking Club members. The Baking Club makes it easy for you to bake from scratch at home, by giving you a brand new baking box each month filled to the brim with all the dry ingredients you need to bake an exclusive Michel Roux recipe, as well as some handy extras such as baking paper, testing skewer and butter measure. Like the sound of that? Sign up to the Baking Club now by clicking the button below!
A cake blending strawberries and everyone’s favourite bubbly prosecco really is the ultimate bake for Valentine’s Day. Our Strawberry & Prosecco cake kit makes a show-stopping four-layer celebration cake that’s just waiting to be shared with your loved one. The sponges are flavoured with vanilla and drizzled with a prosecco syrup, before being sandwiched together with a prosecco flavoured buttercream and fresh strawberries. In the kit, we give you all the dry ingredients needed to make the kit, as well as a miniature bottle of prosecco (try to actually include it in the cake, though, tempting as it is to drink it!) We also throw in four disposable baking tins, a cake board, butter measure and testing skewer to make it even easier to bake at home!
We couldn’t write a list of the best Valentine’s baking ideas without including at least one heart-shaped cookie now, could we? Really, anything could be turned into a Valentine’s bake if it’s heart-shaped, but we still think these heart-shaped chocolate sandwich cookies by Table for Two are worth baking anyway.
They’re based on a homemade Oreo recipe, but you could easily replace the cocoa powder in them if you wanted. We love the pink coloured buttercream sandwiching them together to really drum it home that it’s Valentine’s Day! The recipe makes around 24 cookies, so there should definitely be some left over for you to share with friends and family once you and your other half have had your fill :) If you wanted to be super fancy, you could coat your heart cookie sandwiches in a shiny red icing. Y’know… just in case you forgot it was Valentine’s Day!
Macarons are a wonderful Parisian bake, and with Paris being the city of love, we couldn’t leave them out, could we? There are plenty of macaron recipes out there, perfect for Valentine’s Day, but our favourite is this recipe for French Macarons as inspired by Persian love cake by Bakedin superfan Corrina over at Confarreo Creates. The macarons are flavoured with cardamom, filled with a pistachio flavoured buttercream and topped with a beautiful saffron and rose petal garnish. What a beautiful Valentine’s baking idea!
In the recipe, Corrina tells the story of a lady that fell in love with a Persian Prince, and demonstrated this love by baking him a pistachio flavoured cake. Now, there are two very different endings to this story - was it happily ever after, or a tragic tale of death by nuts?! You decide!
If you’ve run out of time to make a Valentine’s Day dessert, but just happen to have raspberries and cream lying around, then this aptly-named Cupid’s Cloud recipe by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs is perfect for you! It's so-called because you can imagine the cloud that Cupid sits on being a little bit pink and fluffy, can't you? And the recipe really couldn’t be simpler to make. All you need to do is blitz raspberries in a food processor, and then mix together with whipped cream, sugar and a little vanilla flavouring. And that really is it! You can serve the dessert in fancy wine glasses if you have them, but it looks just as good eaten out of bowls with a little dark chocolate grated on top.
You know we can never say no to a warm, sticky, iced cinnamon bun. But did you know these also make the perfect Valentine’s bake too? Imagine tucking into a delicious cinnamon bun with your loved one, rolled out to resemble a heart shape. So cute! In this recipe by Lady Behind the Curtain, the main ingredient is a pack of shop-bought cinnamon roll dough, but we can do one better than shop-bought, can’t we?!
With our Iced Cinnamon Buns baking kit, we give you all the dry ingredients you need to make two whole tins worth of cinnamon buns. You can still follow the Lady Behind the Curtain’s recipe to turn them into heart-shaped buns, but trust us… they taste so much better than the shop-bought ingredients. We use only the best quality ingredients in our baking kits, from British sugar and seriously tasty cinnamon. Once you’ve tried these, you’ll never go back!
If you’re looking for something a little more sophisticated to bake this Valentine’s Day, how about some perfect molten lava cakes? Nothing says Valentine’s Day like chocolate does, and we love the way the melted chocolate oozes out of these puddings when you cut them open. They’re even better when topped with a scoop of ice cream or a spoonful of double cream!
This delicious Chocolate Molten Lava Cake recipe by Dessert for Two is really easy. You just need to mix up a few store cupboard ingredients in a bowl, place the finished mixture into two ramekins and then bake! The hardest part is not eating all the mixture before it makes it into the oven ;)
What are your favourite things to bake for Valentine’s Day? We’d love for you to share your recipes with us in the comments below!
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