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Pink Desserts {Valentine’s Day Desserts}

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This roundup of pink treats (Valentine’s Day Desserts) has everything your heart desires- Beautiful cakes, cupcakes, cookies, candies that are homemade with simple ingredients! Great for baby showers or gender reveal parties too.

These treats are perfect for Valentine’s Day parties, Mother’s Day, wedding anniversaries, baby showers and even gender reveal parties for girls. As a bonus, I have shared a new delicious recipe at the end of this post for chocolate coconut cookies that also fits this theme perfectly since the cookies are coated in pink coconut.

You can obviously use all these desserts here in this roundup to set up a beautiful Valentine’s Day Dessert Table too.

How to make pink desserts?

The pink color can be achieved through the following:

  • Food coloring- Liquid or gel based.
  • Fruits- Especially pureed strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, dragonfruit, watermelon.
  • Jams and preserves- Especially raspberry and strawberry.
  • Sprinkles and sugar decorations- There is a variety of designs available.
Collage Image of Many Pink Desserts or Valentine' Day Desserts


Since cakes are one of the most classic desserts out there, it made logical sense to kickstart this roundup with them. Make them from scratch or use a doctored cake mix recipe. From that point onwards, it’s all about the correct pairing of icings and decorations. Stick to a pink theme with pink food coloring in the batter, in the frosting and obviously use pink sprinkles and sugar decorations or fondant decorations.

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Pink Velvet Cake
Soft, moist, easy pink velvet cake recipe from scratch with strawberry frosting, requiring simple ingredients. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or birthdays.
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Mini Love Letter Cakes
Use this cake decorating tutorial to make easy mini love letter cakes. Great for Anniversaries or Valentine’s day and can be used as Wedding party favors.
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Mini Love Letter Cakes
Chocolate Marshmallow Cake
Quick and easy chocolate marshmallow cake recipe. This soft and moist cake with strawberry frosting and pink marshmallows is perfect for Valentine’s day.
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Chocolate Bark Cake
Learn how to make this quick and easy chocolate bark cake. An easy cake decorating technique for Valentine’s day, Weddings, Anniversaries, birthday parties.
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Raspberry Mousse Cake
This delicious raspberry mousse cake is composed of 3 layers: Vanilla cake, Raspberry mousse, Chocolate ganache. Beautiful dessert for special occasions!
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Easy Mother’s Day Cake Tower
Easy Mother's Day Cake Tower recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Slices of pound cake are stacked & decorated with pink buttercream & fondant flowers.
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Easy Pink Mother's Day Cake Tower on Cake Stand
Buttercream Ruffle Cake
Use this quick and easy cake decorating tutorial to learn how to make buttercream ruffle cake with just Tip 104. Perfect for Valentine's day parties!
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How to Make Ruffle Cake (Pink Ruffle Cake Tutorial)
Fondant Bows
Learn how to make easy fondant bows with no cutters, using this step by step tutorial. Super cute for decorating cakes and cupcakes. 
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Easy Fondant Bows Decorated on Tiered Gray Cake
Easy Love Cake
Use this cake decorating tutorial to make an easy Love cake for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or Anniversaries with fondant, sprinkles, edible markers.
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Easy Love Cake on White Plate With Pink Background
Fondant Flower Cake
Learn how to make easy fondant flower cake with a polka dot design, using basic tools and cutters. It's great for girls birthday parties or even Spring or Summer wedding parties.
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Polka Dot Pink Fondant Flower Cake on Yellow Background- Overhead Shot


Pink cupcakes are just as easy to make as any other pink treat out there. Use pink natural food colors or liquid food colors or gel colors. I am a big fan of gel colors since they are concentrated and don’t affect the consistency of the batter or icing. Dragon fruits are naturally pink and make a beautiful decoration for this theme. Also, strawberry puree adds a nice natural pink color. Dried strawberry and raspberry powder is another natural way to add pink color to your treats.

Pink Champagne Cupcakes With Champagne Buttercream Frosting
Quick, easy pink champagne cupcakes recipe with champagne buttercream frosting. Soft, moist, fluffy! Great for New Year’s party or Valentine’s Day.
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Easy Pink Champagne Cupcakes Recipe With Champagne Buttercream Frosting
Easy Strawberry Cupcakes From Scratch
Quick and easy strawberry cupcakes recipe, homemade from scratch with simple ingredients. Pink, soft, moist and loaded with fresh strawberry flavor. 
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Easy Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting
Mini No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes
Easy no bake strawberry cheesecake cupcakes with graham cracker crust and strawberry topping are simple to make and healthier than traditional cheesecakes.
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How to Make Flower Cupcake Bouquet
Learn how to make easy flower cupcake bouquet with frosting. This pull apart flower bouquet cupcake cake is great for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day parties.
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How to Make Flower Cupcake Bouquet (Pull Apart Flower Bouquet Cupcakes Tutorial)


They are certain extracts and flavors that are just associated with the pink color such as cotton candy, peppermint, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, pomegranates and cranberries. The most popular cookies in this collection are the peppermint cookies. Although the extract is clear in color, the dough can be colored pink.

Peppermint Cookies
Quick and easy white chocolate peppermint cookies recipe, made from scratch with simple ingredients. Crispy and crackly on the outside, chewy on the inside.
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White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe (Peppermint Sugar Cookies)
Cotton Candy Cookies
Quick and easy cotton candy cookies recipe starts off with a cake mix. These crispy and chewy sugar cookies are great for serving at kids birthday parties!
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Cotton Candy Cookies With Cake Mix
Champagne Cookies
This easy champagne cookies recipe requires a few simple ingredients and no chilling. These champagne sugar cookies are decorated with champagne frosting.
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Easy Flower Cookies
Use this cookie decorating tutorial to make quick and easy flower cookies with marshmallow fondant, sugar cookies. Great for weddings, birthdays or use as party favors.
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Easy Flower Cookies On Pink Background
Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
This easy chocolate cake mix cookies recipe require simple ingredients. These soft cookies are great as a snack, dessert or cookie exchange too.
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Easy Meringue Cookies
Easy meringue cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. A classic Christmas cookie that’s delicate, light, airy and packed with vanilla flavor. 
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Easy Meringue Cookies Recipe
Easy Tulip Cookies
Use this step by step cookie decorating tutorial to make easy tulip cookies. Only basic cutters, round sugar cookies and marshmallow fondant needed!
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Easy Homemade Tulip Cookies Placed on a Checkered Background
Easy Valentine’s Day Cookies (Love Letter Cookies)
Quick and easy Valentine's Day cookies (love letter cookies), homemade with simple ingredients. All you need is sugar cookies or graham crackers, marshmallow fondant and edible markers.
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Easy Valentine's Day Cookies (Love Letter Cookies) Placed on Yellow Paper with Heart Sprinkles

No Bake Desserts

Desserts that don’t require the use of oven are my favorite to make since they are typically quick and easy. In these recipes below, the pink fruit dip is the most popular and it comes together in minutes. It’s super rich and creamy and is always a hit at parties with kids and adults!

Easy Fruit Dip Recipe
Quick and easy cream cheese fruit dip recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Smooth, rich, creamy. Perfect for dipping fresh fruits at parties.
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Watermelon Ice Cream (2 Ingredients)
Quick and easy watermelon ice cream recipe, made with just 2 ingredients. This simple, no churn ice cream is healthy, creamy and great for Summer parties.
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Raspberry Mousse
This smooth and creamy fresh raspberry mousse just melts in your mouth. Easy to make and perfect for Valentine’s Day or Summer parties!
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How to Make Sugar Hearts and Sugar Stars
Learn how to make sugar hearts and sugar stars or any other shape you like with just 3 basic ingredients! Beautiful and sparkly! Any color is possible!
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Juice Popsicles
These healthy and easy juicy popsicles are made with fresh juices. A guilt-free treat for kids and adults! Has no artificial colors or preservatives!
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Easy Royal Icing Flowers
Use this tutorial to learn how to make easy royal icing flowers for decorating cakes and cupcakes. They can be made months in advance and dry hard.
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Chocolate Cake Decorated with Pink Royal Icing Flowers and Green Sprinkles


You can take any white pie mixture and turn it pink with food coloring or the addition of a red fruit puree like strawberry or raspberry. This cranberry pie was naturally pink and paired with whipped cream. You can replace cranberries with any other fruit of your choice.

No Bake Cranberry Pie
Easy no bake cranberry pie recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with cranberry sauce, whipped cream, orange flavors over a graham cracker crust.
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Easy No Bake Cranberry Pie Recipe on White Background


Homemade candies are so much fun to make. You need to use oil-based food coloring since liquid food coloring can make the chocolate texture grainy. Using colored jello powder (as seen in the marshmallow candy below) is another way to add the right color and some flavor too.

Mocha Almond Fudge
This creamy and nutty lightened up mocha almond fudge recipe has no butter and no heavy cream and even includes some pumpkin puree to make it healthy.
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White Chocolate Bark
Quick and easy white chocolate bark recipe, made with 2 simple ingredients. Great as Christmas dessert, snack or homemade gift. Many variations possible!
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Easy White Chocolate Bark Recipe (2 Ingredients)
Pink Velvet Cake Truffles
Quick and easy cake truffles that are rich, creamy and covered in white chocolate. They are an easy bite-sized dessert for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day.
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JELL-O Marshmallow Candy
Easy JELL-O marshmallow candy or JELL-O pinwheels, made in 1 hour with 4 basic ingredients. This is a simple no bake dessert or snack for kids parties.
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Jello Marshmallow Candy Recipe-Quick and Easy Dessert or Snack


Any cake, cupcake or brownie recipe can be elevated to a whole new level of deliciousness with the correct frosting pairing. Maraschino cherry juice or blackberry puree or strawberry puree or strawberry sauce can give any white icing a stunning pink shade and add flavor as well.

Maraschino Cherry Frosting Recipe
Quick, easy cherry frosting recipe (creamy cherry buttercream)- Made with 4 ingredients: butter, sugar, maraschino cherry juice, extract. Perfect for piping
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Cherry Frosting Recipe (Cherry Buttercream Frosting)
Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
Quick and easy strawberry buttercream frosting recipe for cupcakes and cakes. This fresh strawberry frosting is smooth, creamy, easy to spread and pipe.
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Blackberry Buttercream Frosting
Quick and easy blackberry buttercream frosting recipe made with fresh blackberries. Great for piping and filling cakes and cupcakes. Perfect Summer dessert. 
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Although these are not desserts, they are pink in color and still satisfy those overwhelming sweet cravings. Natural pink color can easily be achieved through berries and some high quality protein powders. These smoothies are also healthier alternatives to traditional party drinks.

Strawberry Smoothie
Quick and easy strawberry smoothie recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. It's refreshing, healthy, rich and creamy. Perfect for breakfast or snack!
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Strawberry Smoothie in Clear Glass with Pink Straw
Raspberry Banana Smoothie
Quick and easy healthy raspberry banana smoothie that’s perfect for breakfast on the go. It’s packed with oatmeal, yogurt, milk, fruits and is very filling.
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My Favorite Pink Dessert- Chocolate Coconut Cookies

When it comes to my my favorite pink dessert, that has to be these chocolate coconut cookies. They are small cookies, which are coated in pink colored coconut. The cookies have the best texture- soft on the inside, crispy on the outside and slightly chewy, thanks to all that coconut.

Closeup Shot of Chocolate Coconut Cookies in White Plate

You can use natural pink food coloring or replace food coloring altogether. That’s your personal preference. If you are a big fan of coconut, be sure to check out these 3 other cookie recipes too:

Stack of Coconut Oil Cookies in Plate with Closeup Shot of Single Cookie With Partial Bite

Instead of shredded or desiccated coconut, you can roll cookies in pink sprinkles or pink sanding sugar too. However, I highly recommend using coconut because it adds a lovely flavor and texture, which compliments the chocolate cookie flavor very well.

Add-ins like chopped nuts or mini chocolate chips can also be stirred into the dough to elevate them even further.

Pink Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies in White Plate

In terms of storage, keep them in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 3 days and in the fridge for up to 5 weeks. They can also be frozen in a sealed bag for up to 1 month and thawed at room temperature or in the fridge overnight.


Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Servings: 30 Cookies
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cookies, coconut cookies, homemade cookies
Calories: 126 kcal
Author: Abeer Rizvi


  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 1/3 cup Oil Can use melted coconut oil or light olive oil or vegetable oil or canola oil or corn oil
  • 1.5 tsp Coconut extract
  • 1 box Chocolate cake mix
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/3-1/2 cup Mini chocolate chips Adjust according to your preference
  • 2 cups Desiccated coconut Colored pink


  1. In a large mixing bowl, add eggs, oil, coconut extract and mix until smooth.

  2. Add chocolate cake mix, baking powder and mix until just combined. Don't over-mix!

  3. Stir in chocolate chips until they are evenly incorporated.

  4. Chill dough in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes to make it easier to handle, if it's too sticky.

  5. Scoop out small portions of the dough and form little balls. These will be small cookies.

  6. Roll them in a bowl of pink desiccated coconut.

  7. Place them on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper.

  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are firm but center is slightly soft.

  9. Let them cool in the tray and then enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container at room temperature for 3 days or in the fridge for up to 5 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Coconut Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 125mg5%
Potassium 99mg3%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 16IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

6 comments on “Pink Desserts {Valentine’s Day Desserts}”

  1. So much fun!! I love Valentine’s Day treats!

  2. Love these pink treats–they’re getting me in the Valentine’s spirit for sure!

  3. Such beautiful ideas! I can’t wait for Valentines Day!

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