Valentine’s Menu: Desserts

When I think of desserts for an occasion like Valentine’s Day, I think towards the rich, sinful side of things. I’m talking creamy, fattening, thigh-padding desserts.

There is none more rich or sinful than the marvelous Flourless Chocolate Cake.
(Note: I made the chocolate glaze as the recipe calls for and added my own white chocolate decoration in lieu of chocolate leaves.)


I don’t have a picture of this–we always eat it too quickly, but I would highly recommend Bittersweet Chocolate Ice Cream. (My husband won’t even eat Haagen Daz anymore.)


Or what about a Black Forest Torte?

Or Black Forest Cake?
(Click here for chocolate cake recipe and here for assembly of Black Forest Cake.)

Another favorite–Molten Chocolate Cakes

Not in the mood for chocolate? Maybe something fruity and light? Or cold? I am always making some kind of ice cream. Here are a few favorites that also happen to red and pink…

Strawberry Sorbet

Raspberry Buttermilk Ice Cream

Maybe something non-chocolate, non-fruit, but super rich and creamy?

Creme Brulee Ice Cream

Maybe you would like something spicy and fruity and rich and creamy?

Cran-Apple Cherry Crisp with Spice Ice Cream

I have been keeping an eye out for other recipes that I think would be special and tasty for V-Day as I consider what to make this year.

Some recipes that have caught my eye:

Smitten Kitchen’s Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Squares
Tartlette’s Blueberry Heart Cheesecakes
Alpine Berry’s Heart Shaped Nutella Cookies
Simply Recipe’s Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Please post any other ideas or recipe links that you’d like to share in the comments.

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  1. i think i just gained 10 pounds looking at that post. tell me, what do you do with the kids while you enjoy a romantic dinner with the hubby?

  2. Well….hopefully I can get them into bed early enough so we don’t end up eating at 10 PM! And actually, I realized he has to work late on V-Day, so I guess we will postpone it for a day or two.

  3. I just wanted to say hi as I usually lurk. I love your blog and your yummy recipes. I am always so hungry after reading your posts.

    I hope you have a wonderful valentine’s with your husband.

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