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Simple Hearty Desserts

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
Mix cherry pie filling and 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'?


  1. Your sweets look so delicious, and they are beautiful art!
    Have a good weekend!

  2. Thanks for the clever idea of using a cookie cutter to cut out heart-shaped mini-cakes. It looks like you sliced the cutout hearts in half lengthwise. Makes an attractive dessert!

  3. Wow - beautiful desserts!!! That cake pan which molds a heart shape is so cool! Love the cherry berry mixture idea!


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