Chocolate; if we try to define this tasty milt-in-the-mouth type of food, we could say that chocolate is a sweet, usually brown food made out of roasted and ground Theobroma cacao seeds. However, the seeds don’t naturally have the sweet taste loved by millions; the cacao tree seeds are of intense bitter taste; to develop the flavor they need to be fermented. Chocolate is deeply rooted in the history of mankind. Cacao has been cultivated for three millennia in Mesoamerica by many cultures like the Maya and Aztecs. Evidence of chocolate beverages goes back to 1900 B.C. You must have recalled the timeless movie Chocolate while reading this; it brilliantly conveyed the deep-rootedness of chocolate.
Chocolate, brown or white, takes different forms; liquid, paste, in a block alongside being used as a flavoring ingredient in other foods. Being one of the most loved flavors, chocolate has become a main ingredient in a lot of desserts such as cakes, pudding, mousse, chocolate brownies and cookies. This is exactly what this topic presents; yummy chocolate desserts for a quite special occasion, the Valentine’s Day. There’s a quite strong relation between chocolate and Valentine; people love to have or make chocolate desserts, besides the fact that chocolate is one of the most popular Valentine’s gifts. So, we present you 25 heavenly chocolate desserts that could give you and your loved ones a special experience on a special day.
25 White Chocolate-Cherry Shortbread
Tart cherries are definitely the perfect complement for white chocolate. These dipped-in-white-chocolate and rolled-in-nonpareils shortbread cookies are, no doubt, a special dessert for a unique occasion.
24 Chocolate mousse
Being favored by many chocolate dessert lovers, the chocolate mousse is quite easy to make; it is a perfect pick- me-up. For its rich and creamy taste, it’s a perfect end for the Valentine dinner. Opt for red pots or decorate yours with red straps.
23 Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies
Chocolate and cherry are rich duet that rocks any dessert they are part of, and tasty dark chocolate cherry brownies are no exception. Whether you are buying or making them yourself, opt for the low-calorie ones with healthy ingredients.
22 Individual Chocolate Melting Cake
Chocolate Melting Cakes are the most melt-in your mouth, rich with chocolate cake which many are crazy about. With a scoop of ice cream atop and swirl of caramel, they are eaten while still warm.
21 Handwritten Valentine Cupcakes
Martha Stewart Handwritten Valentine Cupcakes are chocolate cupcakes with chocolate glaze atop, multicolored frosting is another option, are such a decadent desert for the Valentine’s Day. For the perfect finish, write on the chocolate glaze using milted white chocolate.
20 Double Chocolate Mascarpone Raspberry Pie
This incredibly yummy pie is the chocolate version of the Pavlova which was created in 1920s as an honor of Anna Pavlova, the Russian ballet dancer, by a hotel chef during one of her tours to Australia or New Zealand.
19 Chocolate-covered strawberries
Being widely known with their pictures and recipes everywhere, no one seems to get bored of the delicious and beautiful chocolate-dipped strawberries. Seriously, what can look more romantic than these?
18 Espresso Truffles
Espresso Truffles are amazing with their dark chocolate taste, rich coffee flavor and creamy texture. Have as many as you can from these balls; they go really quick.
17 Cherry Trifle
Are you looking for a dessert with a hint of chocolate rather that chocolate-based one? If so, cherry Trifle is a perfect choice; add grated dark chocolate to the simmered-in-brandy crimson cherries and serve them with sweet cream.
16 Bittersweet Chocolate Soufflé
A straight from the oven chocolate soufflé is an excellent choice for the Valentine’s Day. If you will be going for a home-baked one, you can prepare most of the ingredients in advance and bake it just before serving.
15 Chocolate Bar Fondue
Another chocolate dessert needs to be served just after prepared. Delicious chocolate fondue cannot be completed without the ingredients for dipping; strawberries, dried fruits, flavored marshmallow, leftover pound cake, graham crackers etc.
14 Hot Chocolate Bar for Valentine’s Day
A perfect Valentine’s Day dessert for children is the hot chocolate bar; so if you have kids, give it a try. A Hot Chocolate Bar comprises heart-shaped marshmallows, chocolate-covered ones on sticks, maybe cookies along with the hot chocolate cups and whip cream container.
13 Chocolate Cinnamon Balls
The combination of chocolate and cinnamon flavors is bewitching. These soft and fragrant balls can be a perfect chocolate dessert for the Valentine’s Day. They are easy to make that if you are a mom who decided to make them herself, you can let your kids help you and have fun time together.
12 Strawberry White-chocolate Champagne Cake
What a luxurious dessert to surprise your loved one with in such a special day. This rich combination of champagne, white chocolate and strawberries results in a moist, fruity cake that will definitely add more magic to the day.
11 Croissant and Chocolate Bread Pudding
Numerous people have a crush on croissants for their yummy buttery and flaky taste. Croissant and Chocolate Bread Pudding is a rich dessert. Plus, they are quite easy to make and affordable in case you want to buy it.
10 Persian Love Cake
Described by the Telegraph as a reminder of “a Persian garden in the late spring”, the Persian love cake is definitely a special dessert for a special occasion. This one is not chocolate dessert, however it is so perfect for Valentines that we included it her anyway. It is a moist, densely textured cake with strong flavors due to the spices like cardamom, nutmeg and a punch of sea fine salt, in addition to the floral scent of rose water and citrus. The garnish consists of green pistachios alongside dried rose petals for special occasions. The Persian cake which is now considered a symbol of undying love, is said to be originally created for a Persian prince as a romantic gesture.
9 Yellow Cake With Fresh Strawberry Filling, Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting, and Strawberries
This two-layered, chocolate-frosted cake hides a fruit filling inside. The impressive strawberry garnish atop this masterpiece emphasizes the taste of the filling.
8 Candy-Box Caramels
Candy-box caramels are a timeless dessert that could rock any celebration. What can be more delicious than caramel pieces dipped in dark and white chocolates, and garnished with crushed toffee pieces, chopped nuts and nonpareils?
7 White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
Now, this is definitely a timeless dessert. Rich and creamy white chocolate raspberry cheesecake has been striking many with such a divine taste. Besides, it look so romantic with the color contrasts of red, off-whites and dark brown produced by the cake’s four parts; chocolate Oreo cookie crust base, creamy white chocolate filling, fresh raspberry swirl, often with fresh raspberries, and whipped cream.
6 Nutella Cheesecake
Nutella and cream cheese are a good mix that blends perfectly resulting in decadent, creamy taste. Being that silky and not overly sweet makes you want to eat more and more. It is a timeless choice especially for the lovers of chocolate and cheesecake.
5 Fudgy Cocoa Pomegranate Brownies
Rich in dark chocolate flavor and fresh pomegranates, this luxurious dessert is of heavenly taste; dense and full of warm aromatic spices. It also looks romantic with those little shinning rubies atop the cake. It is healthy as well as delicious.
4 Chocolate Banana Cake
Coco banana combo just rocks in this cake. It’s the charm of mashed ripe bananas combined with coco powder. The shine it will bring to the eyes of your loved ones makes the chocolate banana cake an excellent choice for the celebration of love.
3 Valentine’s Day Chocolate Trail Mix
Trail mix rocks when there’s chocolate involved. This snake has it all; sweet and salty flavors alongside chewy and crunchy textures. It could make a wonderful Valentine gift for its wonderful taste and look. It’s quite healthy too, containing nuts like cashews and almonds, dried fruits as cranberries and goji berries, besides dark chocolate.
2 The French Silk Pie
One of the most delicious pies ever is the iconic French Silk Pie. It is a traditional pie crust, flaky and buttery, with rich and silky chocolate filling. It is an unforgettable chocolate experience.
1 Salted Almond Truffle Tart
With rich flavor, chocolate sweetness contrasted with saltiness of roast-toasty almonds and flaky sea salt atop, the salted almond truffle tart has easily won its advanced place on this list. The tart could also be filled with delicious caramel.
Chocolate has magic. Nothing says I love you like a heavenly dessert made or presented with great love. Judith Viorst, an author of several fiction and non-fiction works, says “Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces”. Well, love could be the ability to share these yummy desserts; boy love is never easy. We hope that you have found your Valentine dessert among this special collection we carefully picked up for you.