Top 8 Decadent Desserts

Perfect for Valentine's Day or any special occasion

Impress your valentine, or a special friend, with one of these fabulous desserts.

  • 01 of 08

    Dark Chocolate Truffles

    Photo (c) John Mitzewich

    Rich and decadent chocolate truffles are surprisingly easy to make at home. Hand rolling chocolate truffles is a fun way to create your own sweet treats, or to make a special gift for the chocolate lover in your life. This recipe also makes a great Valentine's Day project.

  • 02 of 08

    Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

    Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake
    Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake. Credit: Kieran wills/E+/Getty Images

    Swirled with raspberry jam, this rich and creamy cheesecake is as pretty to look at as it is delicious.

  • 03 of 08

    Strawberry Angel Food Cake

    Strawberry Angel Food Cake

    ​The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

    Fresh berries and airy cream cheese frosting make this strawberry angel food cake extra special. It's fun to create, surprisingly simple, and utterly delicious.

  • 04 of 08

    Strawberry Soup

    Strawberry Soup

    The Spruce Eats / Elaine Lemm

    For something that's really unique, try strawberry soup. This delicious dessert is filled with flavor and looks stunning in the bowl when garnished with mascarpone cheese and balsamic glaze.

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  • 05 of 08

    Chocolate Truffle Tart


    If you love chocolate, then you will love this decadent chocolate tart. The nut crust requires no rolling, and the bittersweet filling is a simple, rich ganache--a mixture of warm melted chocolate and heavy cream. It's the perfect dessert to serve for the holidays or a special occasion.

  • 06 of 08

    Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes


    These individual cakes with molten chocolate centers are popular on American restaurant menus. This version is especially rich and chocolaty and would be made even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

  • 07 of 08

    Chocolate Raspberry Tart

    Raspberry tarts
    Raspberry tarts. Getty

    For this delicious tart, you can substitute strawberries or blueberries for the raspberries if you like—or use a combination of all three.

  • 08 of 08

    Triple Layer Lemon Cake

    Lemon Layer Cake
    Lemon Layer Cake. Getty

    Nothing is more refreshing and satisfying than this Triple Lemon Layer Cake. Three cake layers, filled with a tangy lemon curd and a lemon-coconut cream cheese icing-it's irresistible.