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12 divinely decadent Valentine's desserts

Ahh, Valentine’s Day is nigh and love is in the air! As the saying goes, the way to a person’s heart is via their bellies, so serve up some of these decadent, delicious and divine desserts and you’ll be in like Flynn! (So to speak … )

You’ll heart these

Red-velvet-pancakes

Love-heart shaped perfection. For when you really want to get the point across.

1. Valentine’s day cake

This one’s got it all. Chocolate. Strawberries. Cream. Shaped in a heart. Oh yeah, you’re feeling the loooove.

2. Valentine’s heart shaped cupcakes

Make a delicious batch of heart-shaped Valentine’s Day cupcakes and treat your loved one over and over. (Or hand them out to your multiple paramours, we’ll be none the wiser.)

3. Red velvet pancakes

Serve these passion puppies up as a sultry breakfast or a saucy dessert. Rest assured they’ll be eagerly received at any time of the day or night.

Chocolate cheese cake

Cheesecake

Not sure what it is about cheesecakes that makes them perfect for Valentine’s Day, but it might have something to do with how darn good they taste …

4. No-bake chocolate cheesecake

Using chocolate ripple biscuits as its base, you’re already on to a winner before you’ve got to the lush, rich dark chocolate filling. And – bonus! – you don’t even have to turn the oven on!

5. Mango cheesecake with passionfruit sauce

What better fruit than PASSIONfruit and its sensual bedfellow mango to help you create a decadent dessert for your special someone?

6. Healthy strawberry no-bake cheesecake slice

It may be Valentine’s Day and all that, but that doesn’t mean we have to pay for it with extra kilos tomorrow, amiright? Kudos to this dessert for being both healthy and romantic.

Easy (but no less heartfelt)

Let it be said that your lack of effort in the kitchen creating these dishes is in no way reflective of the love swelling in your heart …

7. 2-ingredient Nutella mousse

Looks sexy, tastes sexy, requires little more effort than cracking open a jar of Nutella. Winning!

8. Brown sugar meringues

Ridiculously simple, yet look like you’ve gone to a ridiculous amount of effort. (And did we mention the yum?)

9. 2-ingredient white chocolate mousse

White, fluffy and creamy, topped with fresh raspberries or grated dark chocolate, your love bunny will be putty in your not-very-hard-working hands.

2 ingredient white chocolate mousse

Choc-tastic

When it comes to stirring the heart-strings (or loins) of your other half, chocolate is never a bad idea. (Which is why it also features in a couple of the other categories too … )

10. Salted caramel and ganache tarts

The magic combination of rich chocolate and decadent caramel teamed with the freshness of strawberries is so irresistible, you may find yourself whipping up another batch of these babies long after February 14 has been and gone.

11. Chocolate lava cake

Call me old-fashioned, but there’s something about cracking into a chocolate cake and having gooey stuff run out the middle that just instantly gets the heart beating that little bit faster, you know what I’m saying?

12. Poached pears with chocolate sauce

The pear, with its sensual lines evoking the curves of the female body. Chocolate dribbled all over said pear. Nuff said, really …

 

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