Eat Your Heart Out! Here Are PETA’s Picks for 2024 Valentine’s Day Desserts

This Valentine’s Day, couples from Kalamazoo to Key West have a world of choices at their fingertips when it comes to decadent vegan sweet treats that show some love to animals, too. From Kirsch-marinated cherries to sumptuous red velvet cake, PETA’s picks are all approved by Cupid—and chickens and cows. That’s because they’re made with vegan butter and dairy-free milk instead of cow’s milk meant for baby cows and vegan egg replacements instead of eggs from hens who are killed once they’re no longer useful to the industry.

Here are our top treats to surprise your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, available for shipping nationwide:

Vegan Gluten-Free Red Velvet Sweetheart Cake—Karma Baker

This vegan and gluten-free red velvet wonder features a decadent custard filling with a vanilla bean frosting covered with red, white, and pink Valentine’s sprinkles.

a vegan ralentine's day themed red velvet cake covered in sprinkles, from Karma Baker© Karma Baker

Vegan Heart Cream Tart Cake—Giselle’s Vegan Kitchen

We heart this elegant two-layer cake, which has a light, sugar-free vegan buttercream and is garnished with fresh berries, chocolates, and egg-free macarons. Order the small size to share with your love, or opt for the larger size if you’re throwing a Galentine’s celebration.

vegan heart-shaped tart cake from Giselle's Vegan Kitchen, covered in fruit and macarons© Giselle's Vegan Kitchen

Vegan French Macarons—L’Artisane Creative Bakery

With flavors like Salted Caramel, Pistachio-White Chocolate, and Strawberry-Rose, this assortment of French macarons is sure to impress. And since they’re made without eggs, you know they’re chicken-friendly.

Valentine’s Collection—Maya’s Cookies

Maya’s Cookies makes great gifts for any celebration, and its Valentine’s Collection is no exception. This box includes three flavors of vegan cookies: Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Double Chocolate Sweetheart, and Classic Chocolate Chip.

Vegan Strawberry Shortcake Minikins—Daisy Cakes

Each single-serve “minikin” is filled with layers of rose-tinted vanilla cake and homemade strawberry filling and topped with a vegan cream cheese frosting.

A pink vegan mini cake in a jar, from Daisy Cakes© Daisy Cakes

Vegan Cordial Cherries—Rose City Vegan Chocolatier

These Vegan Cordial Cherries are the classic Valentine’s choice, with Kirsh-marinated cherries draped in a rich dark chocolate. They’re classy and simple, and they come wrapped in a gift box tied with a ribbon.

Heart Chocolate Truffle Box—No Whey! Foods

If your lover can’t get enough chocolate, this box is for them. It features five varieties of rich vegan chocolate truffles, including “milk” fudge, raspberry, coffee, Grand Marnier, and salted caramel.

a heart-shaped vegan chocolate truffle box for valentine's day, from No Whey! Foods© No Whey! Foods

Heartfelt Treasure’s Valentine’s Chocolates—Divine Treasures Chocolates

For the ultimate variety, choose this box from Divine Treasures Chocolates, which features 30 artisan chocolate creations, from caramels to dark ganache.

Vegan Valentine’s Day Gift Box—Baked by Melissa

This box of 25 bite-size cupcakes features six sweet vegan flavors: Vegan Strawberry, Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut, Vegan Triple Chocolate Chip, Vegan Vanilla Chocolate Cup, Vegan Maple Cinnamon Bun, and Vegan Peanut Butter.

an assortment of vegan mini cupcakes from Baked by Melissa© Baked by Melissa

Fatally Yours Coffin Chocolate Box—Vegan Treats

Expertly crafted and devilishly decadent, these chocolates from Vegan Treats are as unique and beautiful as the one you love most.

Vegan Cookies—Uncle Eddie’s

With eight cookie flavors to choose from, you can’t go wrong with Uncle Eddie’s. Plus, $2 of every bag is donated to help PETA’s vital work for animals.

Mini Valentine Cakes—Yvonne’s Vegan Kitchen

Choose from red velvet, chocolate, confetti, or strawberry cake and seven super-cute cake designs for something truly special.

seven vegan mini cakes from Yvonne's Vegan Kitchen, each with a different Valentine's Day design© Yvonne's Vegan Kitchen


What’s the sweetest thing you can do this Valentine’s Day? Go vegan, of course! Learn more about how you can make the change and spare the lives of many animals:

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind