With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start planning which little tasty tokens of love you’ll serve your family and friends. I adore making handmade treats and bakes to celebrate the holidays, and I’m guessing if you’re here – you do too. I’m excited to share some of my favorite vegan Valentine’s desserts with you.
If your Valentine’s Day planning means an evening with you and your partner, these ideas are perfect.
These 4-step vegan raspberry truffles are an absolute delight. I just love the carob or chocolate coating with the tart raspberry pop in the center. This recipe can be adjusted using other freeze-dried berries like strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries. Truffles have an elegant look to them – a perfect vegan Valentine’s Day dessert.
Aren’t these almond strawberry bites the cutest? You will love their tender crumb and rich carob or chocolate coating. They have a wonderfully gooey strawberry center that acts as a little surprise as you bite into them.
What makes these bites so special is the base, which is a healthy alternative to shortbread – made with almond flour. It is just as light and comforting in taste but without the gluten or butter.
These are freezer-friendly, so make them now and pop them in your freezer – ready for February 14th! You can decorate them as I have, with little edible hearts or with mini rose petals. Sprinkle over a little edible glitter, or just keep them plain.
This Vegan Valentine’s Day Cake is layered and heart-shaped (of course) and filled with cute little blobs of my delicious vegan vanilla frosting. It’s so good!
You could also make a round version if you’d prefer or fill it with another flavored frosting. Make it your own and have fun with it.
These easy vegan donuts are made with a handful of super simple ingredients that you probably already have at home. They are yeast-free and don’t require proving, resting, rising, etc. They are so simple to make.
For Valentine’s Day, I love them dipped in a pale pink glaze. You could also serve them rolled in a flavored sugar for a more simple doughnut. Follow my basic glaze recipe and customize it to the color and flavor of your choice.
Here are the perfect fluffy, light and vanilla-loaded cupcakes. This dreamy recipe has a light frosting and is a wonderful topping to these delights. Remember not to overmix the batter but check out my recipe post to see how to get the best vegan cupcakes possible.
I love this vegan lemon raspberry cake, so I had to include it with my favorite vegan Valentine’s desserts. Light and luscious, the lemon and tart raspberry flavors are wonderful with the sweet cake layers.
I’ve developed this recipe to use applesauce instead of eggs. This ensures the cake remains moist while also keeping the ingredients totally vegan.
This has got to be on your Valentine’s Day menu plan! Ah, it is so pretty and super simple to make. It has the wonderful bright taste of raspberries (that you know I love). In addition, the rich pastry gets sweetened with maple syrup – it’s a total dream and is romance-ready.
You can use whichever fruits you like. Just keep in mind that if you want to prepare it in advance, certain fruits will oxidize and turn brown. I’d suggest making your fruit kabobs with fruits that won’t brown – think berries, watermelon, citrus, kiwi, and pineapple. This way, you can make them before your guest or guests arrive.
Here is another recipe from the raspberry and almond collection – these raspberry almond thumbprint cookies are the perfect Valentine’s Day cookies. The delicate almond crumb is lightly toasted and full of nutty flavor, contrasted by the tartness of the raspberry. Serve these with tea or hot lemonade for a delicious treat.
I love the idea of a fun Valentine’s Day breakfast or brunch. Here is my simple vegan crepes recipe. They are dainty, fun, and delicious – made in a classical style but with all vegan ingredients, of course. You can fill them with your favorite berries and add powdered sugar and maple syrup.
You can, of course, make and serve these as a Valentine’s dessert. Fill them with a carob or chocolate sauce, and serve them with vegan ice cream and berries or grilled peaches with vegan peach ice cream.
If you’re making a Valentine’s Day breakfast or brunch – you’ve got to add my vegan strawberry jam scones to the menu. You’ll love the sweet, lemony glaze. So delicious!
Serve them to your loved ones with a bowl of whipped coconut cream and some homemade strawberry jam for extra love!
Vegan pavlova! Say what? Is it even possible? Yes, thanks to the discovery of aquafaba. This liquid can whip up with sugar in a similar way to egg whites. Here is my wonderful double-decker pavlova. It is loaded with vanilla flavors, and you can fill the layers with your favorite vegan topping or whip.
Wrapping it up
There is nothing more exciting (in my culinary world) than preparing for an upcoming holiday. Valentine’s Day is no exception. I hope this recipe round-up has inspired you to get baking! Let me know if you try any of my vegan Valentine’s desserts!
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