Baking Your Way Into Bed: Endless Simmer’s Valentine’s Day Dessert Guide

Seriously, why would anyone want to go out for dinner on Valentine’s Day? Eating out on the busiest restaurant night of the year has always struck us as significantly more exhausting than enticing.

If you’re really looking to get lucky, take if from ES, there’s no better tactic than staying home and making dessert. So check out our top picks, sorted by what type of date you’ve lined up for this year.

 The Classy Date: Banana Cream Pie Cupcakes

Sorry, guys — if you’re skipping the night out, you can’t just order up a pint of B&J and call it a day. Staying home for V-day usually requires presenting something both pretty and impressive. These banana cream pie cupcakes ought to do the trick.

The Quirky Date: Trashy Cupcakes

If you’re looking less for knock-her-socks-off impressive and more show-how-cute-and-quirky-I-am, these cracked-out cupcakes will display your silly side. Plus, if you’ve left it until the last minute and the only things you have in the kitchen are ramen noodles, Cocoa Puffs, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, we’ve got your back: trashy cupcakes.

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