Food & Drink

26 Valentine's Day Desserts That Are Better Than A Date

All of them perfectly decadent.
02/12/2013 09:10am ET | Updated February 5, 2015

Unless you're within the first year of dating someone new, Valentine's Day sucks. It either makes you feel like you're all alone -- don't worry, you're not -- or it reminds you that the romance from your relationship has simmered to a neutral -- it's not either. The expectations of love for this one single day of the year are entirely unrealistic. The only saving grace of this holiday is the chocolate. And cake. And chocolate-covered strawberries on top of a towering cake.

This year, we're rejecting all romantic expectations of this holiday and replacing it with the best desserts one can possibly eat on Valentine's Day. Many of them involve strawberries. Or raspberries. And even more of them are loaded with chocolate. A couple of them even involve booze. But each and every one of them is better than any date you can have on this holiday.

That is our gift of love to you. Happy Let's-Eat-Lots-Of-Dessert Day!

1
Profiteroles
Baked Bree
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2
Red Velvet Molten Lava Cake
Handle The Heat
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3
Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes
Handle The Heat
4
Strawberry Champagne Tart
Life, Love and Sugar
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5
Raspberry Nutella Tart
Life, Love and Sugar
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6
Flourless Chocolate and Red Wine Swedish Cake
Hummingbird High
7
Strawberry Chocolate Tiramisu Trifle
Completely Delicious
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8
Chocolate Fudge Swirled Lemon Ricotta Tart
Half Baked Harvest
9
German Chocolate Brownie Pie
Foodie Crush
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10
Chocolate Truffle Martini With Dulce De Leche Rum Butter Truffles
Half Baked Harvest
11
Cabernet Chocolate Truffles
How Sweet It Is
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12
Sweet Balsamic Strawberries With Whipped Ricotta Cream
Half Baked Harvest
13
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Handle The Heat
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14
Vanilla Bean Chocolate Cake
How Sweet It Is
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15
Roasted Strawberry Balsamic S'more
Adventures in Cooking
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16
Loaded Soft And Chewy M&M Cookie Pie
Averie Cooks
17
Cherry Buttermilk Cupcakes With Cherry Buttercream Frosting
A Spicy Perspective
18
Chocolate Pudding
Verses From My Kitchen
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19
Cherry And Goat's Milk Coconut Mousse
Half Baked Harvest
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20
Puff Pastry With Sabayon Custard And Strawberries
Foodie Crush
21
Conversation Heart Brownie
Gimme Some Oven
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22
Chocolate Pomegranate Petit Fours
A Spicy Perspective
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23
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ice Cream Cake
Handle The Heat
24
Strawberries And Cream Cake
Gimme Some Oven
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