Whether you celebrate as a couple, with family or friends, these Valentines Day Desserts make a delicious treat or finale to a special meal. You do not have to spend hours in the kitchen to treat your loved ones – most of these desserts – including the delicious Red Wine Brownies shown above – can be made in not much time at all!
Valentines Day Desserts and Treats
My Easy Fruit Brûlée is a delicious, healthier twist on Crème Brûlée. Crème fraîche or light sour cream is gently spooned over fruit and brandy soaked Amaretti biscuits, sprinkled with Demerara sugar and broiled. You can even make these desserts ahead of time. Just stash them in the fridge, and brûlée them at the last minute.
There’s a story behind the name of these light and delicious St Clement’s Custards. Gently spiked with citrus, they are the perfect end to a romantic meal.
For some, Valentines Day desserts have to involve chocolate – and that is no bad thing. One of my Chocolate Orange Brownies, topped with good vanilla ice cream and drizzled with a bit of chocolate sauce is a great way to anyone’s heart. They are delicious served with a scoop of this easy to make, no churn Blood Orange Ice Cream.
You could also just make the ice cream on its own and serve it with cookies. The cookies in the photograph are my light and tasty Orange Pecan Slice and Bake Cookies.
If you have a bit more time, try a classic Molton Chocolate Babycakes recipe for a special dessert. Tender cake gives way to a smooth, chocolatey middle – also delicious with the aforementioned ice cream!
Cakes and Puddings
My Chocolate Orange Marble Loaf Cake is much easier to put together than it looks. My step by step directions make marbling easy, and the blood orange and chocolate glaze is sure to impress. At the risk of repeating myself, it’s also delicious with Blood Orange Ice Cream!
And finally, if you love a deeply chocolate-y indulgent dessert, don’t miss this!
My Chocolate and Blueberry Pudding Cake just begs you to dive on in – and if there are leftovers they make a delightfully indulgent breakfast the next day!
Whatever Valentines Day dessert you decide to serve, I hope that you and your loved ones have a wonderful time. And no, that’s not a typo – for me it will always be about loved ones (plural) on Valentines Day. Because while I’m blessed with a wonderfully romantic husband, we love to share the celebrations – and the love – with our family and friends. Valentines Day doesn’t have to just be about romance after all – although I do hope you get to enjoy a bit of that too!
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