Love is in the air...or is that just the smell of steak?
Knock the socks off your valentine or yourself with these delicious recipes. Whether you're a hopeless romantic obsessed with all things chocolate or you're an Anti-Valentine, we've got a Valentine's Day menu for you!
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All About Dessert
CakeDark and Delicious Chocolate Cake with Rich Chocolate Frosting
You can’t beat chocolate on chocolate. This decadently fudgy cake is made all the richer with coffee granules and buttermilk. Serve it at a birthday party or whenever you need an intense hit of chocolate.
Panna CottaButtermilk Panna Cottas
In Italian, “panna cotta” means “cooked cream.” This molded custard dessert is flavoured with tangy buttermilk, almond extract and lemon peel and its topped with pomegranate gelatin.
Tiramisu may seem complicated, but this light Italian dessert can actually be very quick to put together. We use store-bought ladyfingers to streamline the process.
PuddingSticky Toffee Puddings
These individual desserts are baked up in muffin pans. Top them with an irresistible toffee sauce and a dollop of whipped cream.
MousseRaspberry Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate mousse is great — but it’s even better when it’s layered over fresh or frozen raspberries. This rich dessert is also spiked with raspberry liqueur and crème de cacao.
CakeRed Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Red Velvet cake first appeared at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York in the 1920s but has experienced a huge resurgence in popularity over the last decade or so. This cake contains a bit of cocoa, but it’s there to enhance the red colour, not to provide any chocolaty flavour. We ice this cake with a traditional Cream Cheese Frosting.
Crème BrüléeChocolate Crème Brülée
Crème Brulée is as fun to make as it is to crack into. This version is made with semi-sweet chocolate for added flavour and richness.
CheesecakeClassic Baked Cheesecake
Serve this luscious cheesecake with a drizzle of your favourite dessert sauce.
BrowniesChocolate Truffle Squares
This dessert is a chocolate lover’s dream. We top a chocolate cookie crust with a gooey coffee liqueur-spiked chocolate truffle filling.
CookiesCream Cheese Sugar Cookies
A little bit of cream cheese will give your sugar cookies a softer, creamier texture and a richer taste. Roll out the dough and use your favourite cookie cutters to make the prettiest Valentine's Day cookies.
CookiesRaspberry Window Cookies
These pretty sandwich cookies have a cutout on the top cookie, revealing the raspberry jam filling.
CookiesSpicy Crackled Chocolate Cookies
These cookies are made with sugar and spice and all things nice. Their cracked or crinkled exterior makes these cookie stand out and is created by rolling your cookie dough in icing sugar before baking.
TrufflesIrish Cream Truffles
Irish cream liqueur gives a distinctive flavour to these rich chocolate truffles. These are quick and easy to make, thanks to the help of a can of store-bought frosting.
CookiesDouble Chocolate Cherry Cookies
Chocolate and dried cherries are a terrific match. Keep some of these cookies on hand as a weeknight dessert or a special lunchbox treat.