Valentine’s Day Desserts That Say Here’s My Heart
So when it comes to serving your loved ones a Valentine’s Day treat, we suggest you adopt the same strategy. Go big or go home. We’ve got five heart-shaped desserts sure to impress. Have a chocolate lover in the house? Consider serving our Cherry and Chocolate Pastry Hearts, filled with sweet, fruity cherry pie filling and a liberal dollop of hot fudge. Is your dinner plan a little more elegant? Opt for our Cream Hearts (pictured above), made with cream cheese, rum, and two kinds of coconut—it’ll have you dreaming of the beach.
If you’re serving a crowd, our Stacking Hearts Cake is a perfect option (boxed cake mix helps cut down the prep time), and there’s nothing as impressive as a towering pink cake at the center of your table. Heck, you could even surround it with red roses. After all, when it comes to the holiday of love, it’s hard to be too romantic.
Hearts and Cherries: Looking for something unexpected? Try this layered dessert: Sugar and cocoa powder are sprinkled over golden-brown, heart-shaped baked tortillas, which are then layered together with gooey black cherries and rich ice cream.
Cream Hearts: There’s an understated elegance to this cream-cheese-based treat, but there’s nothing shy about its tropical flavor. Rum, coconut extract, and toasted coconut flakes team up to give these pretty white hearts the taste of a well-made piña colada.
Stacking-Hearts Cake: Looking to go all out this Valentine’s Day? Impress the one you love with this towering pink showstopper, made by stacking together layers of rich chocolate cake.
Cupid’s Ice Cream Treats: These pretty little Valentine’s Day sandwiches say “I love you” with flair, but they’re exceptionally easy to make. Just bake up a batch of heart-shaped chocolate cookies, then fill them with creamy strawberry ice cream.
Cherry and Chocolate Pastry Hearts: Frozen puff pastry is the secret to the rich, buttery flavor of these cherry and chocolate hearts. Simply cut heart shapes into the dough, cut them out, bake them up, and fill them with fudge sauce and cherry pie filling. Divine!
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