Chocolate + Chocolate = Love

by Shawnda on February 10, 2012

in Chocolate,Holiday Favorites,Recipe Collections

Chocolate-Valentine's Day Series

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. I can tell because everything in every store is pink, red, and chocolate. And 4 of the 5 most viewed posts on the blog this week are indulgent chocolate desserts (the popular non-chocolate recipe is the recipe for a Blood Orange Margarita – now that’s why we get along). So if you’re looking for a chocolate dessert to knock your significant other’s socks off (let’s stick with “socks” – my 11-year old niece reads this), I’ve got a couple of favorites:

Chocolate Overdose Cake

Chocolate Overdose Cake. This is the most viewed post over the last few days. Inspired by a dessert that our favorite pizza place used to serve, it’s a layer of chocolate mousse sandwiched between a brownie base and a top layer of chocolate cake. If that’s not enough, it’s coated in chocolate ganache. You’ll need a few hours and almost 2 pounds of chocolate to make the recipe. You’re welcome. (About the chocolate, not the few hours. I’m sorry for that part.)

Individual Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake. A rich, gooey chocolate center inside a cake. The recipe can easily be made without a fancy mixer and scaled to serve only 2 people. Should you not want a couple of extras hanging around for breakfast the next morning.

Dark Chocolate Mousse

Dark Chocolate Mousse. Correction, the world’s best chocolate mousse.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries. They’re probably a lot little cliche. And a little messy to make. But is it really Valentine’s Day without them?

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cupcakes. I’m an unapologetic Red Velvet fan. I strongly feel that copious amounts of scary red food coloring should be dumped into every baked good possible… and then slathered with cream cheese frosting.

Chocolate Raspberry Tart

Chocolate Raspberry Tart. A dense, rich chocolate tart spiked with raspberry liqueur. You can say “I love you” and “You have a gym membership, right?” without really saying anything at all.

Chocolate Truffles with Grand Marnier

Chocolate Truffles. You melt chocolate, cream, and maybe a little booze, let it cool, and then scoop it into rounds. That’s it. A fancy dessert with little effort.

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1 Hannah (Hannah Lives) February 11, 2012 at 2:17 am

I’m not a chocolate person. I’m sorry. I like it, but given a choice I would choose something fruity, or caramely, or cinnamony, or fruity…. But I must be PMSing and less than a week from MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY because I am obsessed with all of the above. Thank you, and I hate you.

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2 Kathryn February 11, 2012 at 5:43 am

Oh what a mouth-watering round up!

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3 Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen February 11, 2012 at 7:45 am

Ooh this is lovely! One of each please?! ;)

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4 Tina @ mylifeasamrs February 11, 2012 at 8:13 am

oh. my. word. I want all of these! especially that chocolate mousse!!!

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5 Blog is the New Black February 11, 2012 at 8:16 am

I want it ALL!

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6 Notyet100 February 11, 2012 at 8:30 am

Such y,yummy links,..I am drooling,..

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7 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel February 11, 2012 at 10:01 am

I want that molten cake in a serious way! And that mousse looks pretty incredible.

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8 J February 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I would like a sample of each one!

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9 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking February 11, 2012 at 8:09 pm

All of these Valentine’s Day treats look incredible, Shawnda!

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10 Joanne February 11, 2012 at 8:10 pm

What’s that? Oh I’m sorry, I almost didn’t snap out of that CHOCOLATE COMA that you induced. That chocolate overdose cake = needed in my everyday life.

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11 Jenn @therebelchick February 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I want to eat all of these. LOL

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12 Living The Sweet Life February 12, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Any of the recipes above would win my heart over :) GREAT round up!!

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13 Michelle McGuckin March 23, 2012 at 8:04 am

Yummerz!!!

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