Valentine’s Day serves as a celebration of love, passion, and decadent desserts. A celebration that lacks amazing treats is not worth celebrating. Here, our focus will be on five different Valentine’s Day dessert recipes that will help make your special day a truly memorable one.
Chocolate hazelnut hearts are easy to prepare and can make your special day extra special. They are very chocolatey, creamy, and sweet to boot. If you don’t have hazelnuts, here is a list of hazelnut substitutes that you can use.
Dates, hazelnuts, and dark chocolate hearts. What could go wrong? Creamy and smooth dark chocolate is added to the mix with raspberry cream as the topper. To prepare your chocolate hazelnut hearts, you will need the ingredients below.
- Half a cup of powdered sugar.
- A cup of hazelnuts.
- A tablespoon of raspberry spreadable jam that is seedless.
- A cup of ten pitted dates.
- Four ounces of chopped, semi-sweet dark chocolate.
- A three-quarter cup of dark chocolate chips.
- A dash of salt.
- A teaspoon of vanilla.
- Three tablespoons of melted coconut oil.
Throw the hazelnuts in your food processor and process for six seconds. Add chocolate and chips to your processor and blend until the amalgam comes together. Add your salt, vanilla, and coconut oil and process for three more seconds.
Next, take the mixture and place it on a cutting board or a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment. Shape the mixture into a rectangle that is roughly half an inch thick. Cover your creation before placing it in the fridge for roughly half an hour.
Use your heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut the rectangle into multiple heart pieces. Add some water to a pot and bring it to a simmering boil. Place a bowl over the pot and place your chopped-up chocolate pieces into your bowl.
You will then need to stir everything together in a gentle manner until it is not only smooth but completely melted. Next, take your heart pieces and place them over the chocolate. Cover the hearts with more chocolate using a spoon.
Take out another cookie sheet and place the chocolate-covered hearts over it. Allow some time for the hearts to harden. Once all your hearts have been dipped in chocolate, place them in your refrigerator for them to set.
Add your jam to a bowl and heat in a microwave for a few seconds. Add your powdered sugar until the mixture is very smooth. Place the mixture into a zip bag using a spoon. Cut a tiny hole into one of the corners of the zip bag.
Take the hearts out of the fridge. Use a back and forth motion to squeeze your sugar mixture over your hearts. Place back in the refrigerator until they are 100% hardened, or place them in your freezer if you prefer.
2. Pink Velvet Cake
Pink velvet cake will serve as the icon, showstopper, and main event of your Valentine’s Day. It serves as the ideal way to celebrate your romantic evening with your loved one.
- One-eighth teaspoon of salt.
- Half a teaspoon of baking soda.
- ¼ cup of granulated sugar.
- Two and a half cups of all-purpose flour.
- A cup of buttermilk and a cup of unsalted butter.
- Some pink gel colouring.
- Three large eggs.
- 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder.
- A tablespoon of vanilla extract.
- A cup of shredded coconut.
- Two cups of strawberry frosting.
- Two cups of chopped strawberries.
Add cream, sugar, and butter and mix in a bowl. Add pink gel coloring, vanilla extract, eggs, and buttermilk and mix. Add salt, baking soda and powder, and flour to a second bowl and whisk. Dump your dry ingredients into the wet mixture.
Amalgamate until everything is nice and smooth. Pour the batter into a heart pan that has been floured and greased. Proceed to bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for forty minutes. Once the cake has cooled down, you can cut it in half.
Fill with frosting and place some strawberry pieces on the top. The second half of your cake should be placed on top of your strawberries. Frost the entire cake with some frosting. Coconut that has been finely shredded should be added to the sides of the cake.
Your cake’s cake board and roof should be piped using a star tip. Place more strawberries on top of your cake and finish the cake by sprinkling some coconut on it.
3. Heart-Shaped Cookies
Heart-shaped cookies can be customized to suit your unique personality and tastes.
- One-quarter cup of powdered sugar.
- Cup of white sugar.
- An egg.
- A cup of unsalted butter.
- Three cups of all-purpose flour.
- A teaspoon of vanilla extract.
- Half a teaspoon of salt.
- A teaspoon of baking powder.
- A ten-ounce jar of strawberry jam.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Use an electric mixer to cream the butter and sugar for five minutes. Mix in the vanilla extract and your egg.
Mix your salt, baking powder, and flour in a second bowl before adding it to the butter mix you made earlier.
Place the dough you made between 2 sheets of parchment paper and roll vigorously. Place the parchment paper and the rolled dough onto a cookie sheet before placing it in your refrigerator for ten to fifteen minutes.
Cut out some hearts from the hardened dough. A smaller, heart-shaped cookie cutter should be used to make a second hole in half of the cookies. The cut cookies should then be placed on a baking sheet.
Bake in your preheated oven for roughly ten minutes. Place the sheet on a wire rack to cool for half an hour. Next, place half a teaspoon of jam into the centers of the cookies that lack the heart-cut centers.
Take the other half of the cookies with heart-cut centers, sprinkle some powdered sugar on them, and mount them onto the cookies with the strawberry jam.
4. Conversation Heart Ice Cream
Conversation heart ice cream serves as the quintessential treat for Valentine’s Day.
- ⅓ cup of conversation heart candies.
- Two cans of coconut milk that have been placed in the fridge overnight.
- Four drops of pink food colouring.
- Two tablespoons of vanilla extract.
- Two cups of powdered sugar.
Open your coconut milk cans. Remove the thick and creamy component and set it in a bowl. Get rid of the coconut water. Next, add your powdered sugar. Use a hand or stand mixer to mix on a high setting for roughly five minutes.
Add your food coloring and vanilla. Proceed to mix for an additional five minutes. Take some parchment paper and line your baking loaf pan. Add some of your mixture, and then add some of your candy hearts.
Repeat the process and place everything in the freezer. You can serve your treats the next morning.
5. Rose Champagne Mug Cake
- 1 tablespoon of granulated white sugar (for syrup).
- 4 tablespoons of rose champagne (for syrup).
- 2 drops of pink food colouring (for frosting).
- Half a cup of whipping cream (for frosting).
- 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar (for frosting).
- One tablespoon of rose champagne (for frosting).
- 1 drop of pink food colouring (for cake).
- Four tablespoons of all-purpose flour (for cake).
- Half a tablespoon of vegetable oil (for cake).
- ¼ teaspoon of baking powder (for cake).
- 2 tablespoons of rose champagne syrup (for cake).
- Two tablespoons of fat-free milk (for cake).
- One tablespoon of granulated sugar (for cake).
Add syrup and mix in a pan—boil over medium heat. Cook until half the syrup is gone. You will need to mix the ingredients into a large mug to make the cake. The batter should only fill half the mug.
Cook at full power in the microwave for 60 seconds. Allow the mug cake to cool before you make the frosting. To make the frosting, you will need to combine your frosting ingredients into a large stand mixer bowl.
Whip on high speed and allow your cake to cool before you frost it. Your rose champagne mug cake will cook for only about a minute.
You can cook it directly in a champagne glass if you desire. However, if you are worried about the glass breaking, you can cook the cake in a bowl or mug and place it in your champagne glass afterward.
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We hope our Valentine’s Day dessert recipes will make your Valentine’s Day a memorable and romantic night for the ages.