With February 14th just around the corner, I thought I would share a few simple dessert ideas for the grand finale to your Valentine's Day dinner.
A heart shaped mini-cake pan works beautifully for baking up individual chocolate cakes. Add some cherry berry topping and a dollop of whipped cream for a simple Valentine's Day dessert.
Cherry Berry Topping:
- 1 can cherry pie filling
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
Don't have a heart-shaped mini-cake pan? No worries. Bake a chocolate sheet cake and cut out heart shaped pieces with a cookie cutter. Betty sent me the photo above along with that idea. Serve with cherry pie filling, whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
Or how about Raspberry Cream Parfaits made up in mini mason jars and topped with a chocolate heart? I posted that recipe here several years ago.
I happen to have the Heart Tasty-Fill Cake Pan from Wilton which makes it easy to add a mousse filled heart to the center of a cake.
Those are just a few suggestions from my kitchen. What are your favorite 'hearty desserts'?