Nothing says love like, "I baked it myself." Impress your valentine with one of these delicious chocolate desserts.
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This dessert combines two of my favorite things: cheesecake and chocolate. White chocolate and dark chocolate are used to create a wonderful contrast in color and taste. Nestle Chocolatier dark chocolate chips work very well in this recipe. You can also chop up a bar of dark chocolate or, if you prefer, you can use semi-sweet chocolate.
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Chocolate Lava Cakes are so called because the center of the cake is a thick liquid chocolate and oozes out when cut, like molten lava. These make a great surprise dessert and, although pretty simple to make, will impress your guests. The chocolate flavor is intense (especially if you use bittersweet), so I like to serve it with vanilla ice cream to balance the flavor.
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Flourless chocolate cake is a beautifully rich dessert. You will find it on the menu of many upscale restaurants but it is quite simple to make. Easier than most regular cakes, in fact, because if undercooked it will have a nice fudgy texture unlike the sogginess of an undercooked flour cake. I like to serve this with crème anglaise. Vanilla and chocolate naturally compliment each other and you get a nice contrast in temperatures and textures.