Slideshow: 24 Desserts to Make for Valentine's Day

Raspberry Rosewater Cupcakes
Raspberry Rosewater Cupcakes

These cupcakes delicately exhale rosewater, their cores beat with red raspberry hearts, and their gently iced tops lie demurely under sugar-dusted satiny petals. How's that for a perfect ending to a romantic dinner?

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[Photograph: María del Mar Sacasa]

White Chocolate and Raspberry Frozen Mousse Bombes
White Chocolate and Raspberry Frozen Mousse Bombes

Snuggle closer with your honey as you enjoy these frozen, creamy white chocolate mousse bombes. Raspberries are layered on top of dark chocolate cake and encased in a white chocolate shell.

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[Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal]

Raspberry Dark Chocolate Macaroons
Raspberry Dark Chocolate Macaroons

These fruit forward raspberry macaroons get a contrasting drizzle of dark chocolate and make a great DIY gift on Valentine's Day.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Baked Chocolate Mousse Cake
Baked Chocolate Mousse Cake

This flourless chocolate souffle cake is so creamy-chocolatey, it's practically a mousse in cake form.

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[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

Coeur a la Creme
Coeur a la Creme

This dainty, creamy heart—the name literally translates into "heart of cream"—is rich, sweet, and meant to be shared. A rich raspberry sauce makes the perfect accompaniment.

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[Photograph: Stephanie Stiavetti]

Chocolate Angel Food Cake
Chocolate Angel Food Cake

This chocolate angel food cake is moist and light, and flavored with juicy orange and deep dark espresso. Perfect for guiltless second helpings to take you through the night.

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[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

Lavender-Earl Grey Flourless Chocolate Cake
Lavender-Earl Grey Flourless Chocolate Cake

An elegant flourless chocolate cake is flavored with earl grey tea, lavender, and flaky sea salt.

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[Photograph: Maria del Mar Sacasa]

Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cupcakes

These super moist, Valentine's Day-perfect cupcakes are topped with a luxurious white chocolate cream cheese frosting.

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[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

White Chocolate Soufflé
White Chocolate Soufflé

These white chocolate souffles are light and tender, a perfectly delicate treat for Valentine's Day.

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[Photograph: Stephanie Stiavetti]

Raspberry-Campari Sorbet
Raspberry-Campari Sorbet

If you're a little addicted to the pleasantly bitter taste of Campari, this sorbet is for you. It's more tart than sweet with a bitter kick that makes for an especially clean-tasting sorbet. A great refresher after a heavy meal.

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[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Conversation Heart Nanaimo Bars
Conversation Heart Nanaimo Bars

This seasonal variation on the classic Canadian treat is easy to execute. Despite being adorable, these treats are rich, decadent, and satisfying to eat.

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[Photograph: Jessie Oleson Moore]

Confetti Cookies
Confetti Cookies

Use heart-shaped cookie cutters on these fun roll-out butter cookies mixed with sprinkles for a colorful declaration of your love.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes
Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

These pretty in pink, berry-luscious, and chocolaty cupcakes will get you in the mood for Valentine's Day.

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[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

Chocolate Hazelnut Torte
Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

Hazelnuts round out this cake with a wonderfully toasty flavor, while a healthy dose of vanilla provides a gently sweet aroma to balance out all that dark chocolate. A touch of cinnamon adds a little something-something—all the better for you to get a little something-something from your boo.

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[Photograph: Stephanie Stiavetti]

Pear, Riesling, and Ginger Sorbet
Pear, Riesling, and Ginger Sorbet

Pears, sweet-tart Riesling, and spicy ginger come together in a sorbet that's ripe and juicy with a clean, refreshing heat.

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[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Flourless Chocolate Lava Cakes
Flourless Chocolate Lava Cakes

Spend more time out of the kitchen and with your loved one with these little pots of satiny molten chocolate that can be made in under 30 minutes.

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[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

Chocolate Hazelnut (Better than Nutella) Gelato
Chocolate Hazelnut (Better than Nutella) Gelato

This incredibly rich chocolate hazelnut gelato is the perfect homemade gift for the Nutella-lover in your life.

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[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Conversation Heart Cream Pie
Conversation Heart Cream Pie

This vanilla cream pudding pie is punctuated with sweet nothings printed on melty, pastel sugar cubes and crowned with a cloud of freshly whipped cream.

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[Photograph: Jessie Oleson Moore]