With the 14th February less than two weeks away, we’ve discovered 15 fantastic cake and chocolate delivery ideas to sweeten up your lockdown love-in. From vegan brownies to posh chocolate, and not to mention truffles galore – here’s  our top sweet treat picks for V-Day 2021:

Valentine’s Day: Cake Deliveries

1. For Afternoon Tea: GAIL’s Bakery

The Lowdown: Following the huge success of their GAIL’s At Home and Christmas Hampers, the bakery wants to ensure everyone can spread the love this year when it’s more important than ever. GAIL’s Hot Chocolate Afternoon Tea Hamper is a veritable feast, and comprises: Islands bitter-sweet 75% chocolate buttons for melting into creamy, frothy milk and transforming into hot chocolate, vanilla shortbread, two chocolate and cherry scones with Rodda’s Fresh Cornish Clotted Cream, and two flourless chocolate cakes (excellent for the gluten-free queens).

Price: £25

Where: Buy online

2. For Brownies: Cutter and Squidge

The Lowdown: Making V-Day that little bit sweeter, Cutter and Squidge’s Mini Brownie Box contains three different flavours including their brand new Strawberry Cheesecake brownie. This rich gooey layer of fudgy brownie, topped with a delightful strawberry cream cheese is delicately decorated with freeze-dried raspberry and strawberry pieces, crispy white chocolate pearls, cute sugar heart sprinkles and beautiful mixed petals. Other flavours include: Millionaire Mini Brownie Bites and White Chocolate Brownie Bites.

Price: £13.90

Where: Buy online 

3. For Doughnuts: Crosstown 

The Lowdown: Crosstown have launched a range of limited edition Valentine’s Day dough bites and curated gift boxes for the 14th February. Three brand-new dough bite flavours have been crafted using Crosstown’s black cocoa sourdough and premium plant-based ingredients. The new flavours, which are all suitable for vegans, are: Blueberry and Vanilla, Hazelnut and Chocolate, and Raspberry and English Sparkling Rosé.

Price: £35, box including 15 bites

Where: Buy online

4. For Austrian Treats: Kipferl 

The Lowdown: Send some Austrian love to the person dearest to you with Kipferl’s Sachertorte. One of the most famous Viennese culinary specialities, Sachertorte is an intensely rich, fluffy chocolate cake with a layer of apricot jam inside, and including a personalised message iced on top. Now available for nationwide delivery.

Price: From £35

Where: Buy online 

5. For Cheesecakes: Pleesecakes

The Lowdown: It ain’t easy being cheesy but at Pleesecakes that’s what it’s all about. Skip the roses this Valentine’s and spread the love with the ‘Pleese Be Mine’ handmade Chocolate Cheesecake Hearts. The six silky-smooth geometric hearts are filled with three cheesecake flavours – caramel and butterscotch, vanilla with a coconut twist and Nutella – swirled with chocolate digestive pearls, and elegantly packaged in a gift box.

Price: £25, box of six

Where: Order online 

6. For Cakes Galore: PAUL

The Lowdown: Order in a dose of TLC in the form of freshly baked French pâtisserie fromPAUL Bakery. Crafted with passion and packaged with care, go heart-to-heart with the You & Me Bundle featuring two heart-shaped cakes (Craquant and Fraisier) and a box of 12 mini macarons. Alternatively, opt for the Sent with Love Box also including additional treats of chocolate dipped shortbread biscuits and, with the compliments of PAUL, five chocolate beignets (mini doughnuts). 

Price: From £19.95

Where: Buy online

7.  For Vegan Brownies: Cake or Death

The Lowdown: Cake or Death’s limited-edition Valentine’s brownie box features three biscuit-themed brownies flavours: Oreo, Jammie Dodgers and Biscoff. Cake or Death’s Biscoff brownies are the bakery’s best seller; swirled with rich Biscoff spread and strewn with Biscoff biscuits. The brand-new Oreo flavour features crumbled Oreo biscuits and a creamy swirl, and another brand-new flavour to complete the Valentine’s trio is Cake or Death’s classic brownie swirled with a raspberry caramel and studded with mini Jammie Dodgers with their tiny cut out hearts.

Price: £19

Where: Buy online 

8. For Cookies: Blondies Kitchen 

The Lowdown: Blondies Kitchen’s recently launched Valentine’s Day range features DIY kits, personalised cookies, and sharing cookie dough (honestly, it’s sweet treat heaven). Show off your baking skills (with a little help) thanks to the Stuff it Yo’self DIY kit comprising ready to Bake Raw Cookie Dough (6 thic milk choc cookies), 3 pipings bag filled with Nutella, Biscof and Kinder Bueno Cream, and an easy-to-follow instruction card for baking.

Price: From £12

Where: Order online 

9. For a Cake Kit: Bakedin

The Lowdown: Bakedin has teamed up with Cake Factory for their first DIY Valentine’s cake kit, aptly called All You Need Is Love. Thanks to Bakedin’s baking wizardry,  you can make this lockdown Valentine’s extra special by creating a showstopping four-layer Valentine’s cake for the one you love – all for just under a tenner. The concoction features four red cake layers, buttercream icing plus pink and red sugar heart sprinkles – all you have to do is bring the eggs, milk and butter.

Price: £9.99

Where: Buy online 

Valentine’s Day: Chocolate Deliveries

10. For Iconic Chocolate: Pierre Marcolini

The Lowdown: Pierre Marcolini has launched a brand-new Valentine’s collection for 2021 to share the love this lockdown. The Valentine’s Day love hearts are iconic creation of the chocolate house. This tasty, rounded bites are available in five recipes to suit every emotion: the Raspberry version is sensational, revealing a ganache of dark chocolate with raspberry pulp, refreshed with a few lemon zest, and the Lemon Hearts, Passion Fruit, Pistachio Praline, and Salted Butter Caramel offer sweet and exquisite surprises. All hearts have been made with natural dyes based on fruit powder.

Price: £19.90

Where: All products are available from the Pierre Marcolini Marylebone boutique, counters in Selfridges, Harrods and Online

10. For Brazilian Treats: Brigadeiros Gourmet 

The Lowdown: Brigadeiros Gourmet specialises in Brazil’s much-loved sweet treat, Brigadeiros: they are little balls, almost truffle-like and a little light fudge in consistency, made by hand with swiss cocoa, condensed milk and double cream. For Valentine’s Day, founder Katia has created a box of 16 of these moreish, and utterly creamy bites alongside stunning British, seasonal flowers.

Price: £55, 16 brigadeiros with flowers

Where: Order online

11. For a Hamper: Hotel Chocolat

The Lowdown: Hotel Chocolat’s Valentine’s Hampers features a carefully curated collection of chocolates and bubbles, ribbon-tied and ready to gift. Expect their Valentine’s H-box, Creamed Caramel Ribbon Bag, Strawberry Smoothie Selector, Melting Hearts – Milk, Ultimate Caramel Nano Slab, Fruit & Nut Nano Slab and Kiss Pillow Pack – along with an expertly paired bottle of Prosecco Superiore DOCG.

Price: £40

Where: Buy online 

12. For Hot Chocolate: Knoops 

The Lowdown: The experts of chocolate drinks, Knoops, have created a deliciously sweet bundle ideal for an at-home love-in. Included is a tube of the 47% Ruby Chocolate Flakes to make a smooth hot chocolate at home, with a distinctive pinky hue complemented by a delightful fruity tang, plus a tube of Special Edition Heart-Shaped Valentine’s Marshmallows to enjoy with it.

Price: £19

Where: Buy online

14. For Premium Vegan Chocolate: Auroso 

The Lowdown: Auroso Chocolate, founded last year, concentrated on producing chocolate that’s delicious and pure, but also sustainability credentials to match. An ideal V-Day gift, Auroso’s Rose Geranium ganache filled bars are just the ticket. The Rose Geranium ganache is a one of a kind vegan offering, pairing pure rose and scented geranium organic oils blended with stone-milled cashews creating a smooth ganache enrobed in 90% Madagascan RaiseTrade chocolate.

Price: £7.50

Where: Buy online 

15. For Luxury Chocolate: Melt 

The Lowdown: Melt’s Valentine chocolate box is for those who love the classic sweet bite. Their Melt hearts are filled with passion fruit caramel and sit alongside Single Origin truffles from Bolivia, a delicious 68% dark chocolate ganache with honey and fruity notes.

Price: From £18

Where: Buy online