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Can’t Miss Valentine’s Day Picks

by on February 12, 2012 · 10 comments

Need more suggestions for Valentine’s Day? Here’s a handy list! It’s based on family favorites and things we’ve enjoyed through the years. I may add to it as the day goes by.

First up, these Mini Chocolate Chip Cut-Outs shaped as hearts. This is an old recipe from the Nestle kitchen designed for those tiny, miniature chips.  I’ve made these with regular size chocolate chips as well, but the minis work much better. Kids go crazy over these.  Gosh, I really need a new photo.

Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookie

If you feel like building rather than baking, how about The 30 Rock Ice Cream Crunch Cake?  That middle layer is made with a homemade “crunch” mixture similar to what you find in a Fudgie the Whale cake.

ice cream cake

Another easy recipe, these  Fudgy Peanut Butter Brownies start with a Duncan Hines mix.  They served these at the Emmy party where they were the first to go.

peanut butter brownie

Here’s another fun one.  People seem to like these red velvet cheesecake cupcakes.  I think they’re okay.

red velvet cheesecake cup

But I’d rather eat chocolate cake!   Here are nine of my favorites.  The one in the photo below is the super easy Troy chocolate cake.

Troy Chocolate Cake Recipe

Or you could make a red velvet cake.  This my favorite scratch red velvet cake.

Red Velvet Cake

If you’re in a pie mood, this chocolate cream pie recipe is one of the best.   It’s from Perfect Pies: The Best Sweet and Savory Recipes from America’s Pie-Baking Champion, and the recipe is posted on Dash Recipes.

chocolate cream pie

An oldie but a goodie, the Hershey’s Chocolate Pie.  You could make this with any kind of chocolate you want, of course.

hershey bar pie.jpg

Similar to that is Chocolate Marshmallow Pie — lighter than French Silk, but just as satisfying.

chocolate pie

Chocolate Pots de Crème is the perfect easy yet elegant dessert, and this old recipe from Epicurious is my favorite.

pots de creme

But back to cake.   Here’s my Favorite Chocolate Bundt Cake.

chocolate bundt cake

If you’d rather make something a little fancier than cake and like the idea of a recipe just for two, here’s Double Layer Mocha Cheesecake for Two.  You’ll need a mini loaf pan.

Mocha Cheesecake

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Published on February 12, 2012

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

bakingblonde February 12, 2012 at 9:28 am

YUM! Talk about chocolate overload, I love holidays that highlight desserts. Valentine’s Day is one of my faves.

Paula B. February 12, 2012 at 10:29 am

Having “the girls” over for lunch during school vacation and I think we will still go with the chocolate/Valentine’s theme, so I’m going to use at least two of these desserts, yum!

Louise February 12, 2012 at 10:31 am

I love holidays that highlight Chocolate! I have 2 egg yolks left over from last night and I’m thinking I’ll make a half batch of

Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat February 12, 2012 at 10:31 am

Yum this post is making me hungry!!

vanillasugarblog February 12, 2012 at 11:35 am

that’s my favorite chocolate bundt cake too!

Upstate NY Native February 12, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Oh My Goodness – what a WONDERFUL post!!!! I am in chocolate overload just looking at it, but what a great place to be :-)

Katrina February 12, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Mmmm! I’d like a slice of each and whatever else goes on the side! ;) I’m about to post some red chocolate chip cookies and Red Velvet Ice Cream, perfect for Valentine’s Day!

I'm At Home Baking February 13, 2012 at 3:15 am

Wow, yumminess :)

Barbara February 13, 2012 at 6:51 am

The cc cookie heart cut-outs are such a cute idea!

Liz February 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I made the Chocolate Chip Heart Cut Outs, for the second year in a row and I love them. I frost mine with chocolate frosting though : )

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