I love the idea of making something from scratch for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. Not only is it less costly, but the thought and effort show that you care far more than a box of truffles or expensive dinner ever could.
From all over the web, here are my favorite finds for chocolate-y Valentine’s treats. If you don’t have a lot of time, consider some simple truffles, the espresso cookies, or the chocotorta. But if baking is in your blood, give the souffles, truffle tarts, or cherry chocolate cake a shot.
Designed as the ultimate chocolate cake to fulfill chocolate cravings, this marriage of chocolate and sour cherries hits the right notes for those in the mood for chocolate and those wanting something with a light, fruity taste.
recipe by No Recipes
Bittersweet Chocolate Souffle with Earl Grey Custard Sauce
I was sold on this dish by the name alone! Also, you really can’t go wrong with Bon Appetit recipes for complex foods. Their recipes practically come with the guarantee: bake this and people will think you are a professional chef.
recipe by Bon Appetit
Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies
The chef’s note says it all: “Two warnings about these cookies: don’t give them to young children before bedtime and don’t leave them lying around (if you want any left for yourself).”
recipe from Food 52
The photography is enough reason to check out Matt Bites, but this flavorful, no-bake Argentine recipe is perfect when you want something exotic in no time.
recipe by Matt Bites
Beautiful and gluten-free, these simple tarts stick to the basics cooking-wise, so don’t feel overwhelmed by the three separate recipes. Deep chocolate-y crust, ganache, and truffle filling give you three different chocolate tastes all on one plate.
recipe by Tartlette
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