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Romantic Desserts

Show Your Love With Dessert

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Having trouble showing your love? Do it with dessert. Here are several delectable treats to help woo your intended or loved one.

Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate

Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
All you'll need is some beautiful stemmed strawberries and at least one kind of chocolate. Have a nice bottle of chilled champagne and you're all set for a night of love.

Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate

Making a Heart Shaped Cake

2010 Valentines Heart Shaped Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
2010 Valentines Heart Shaped Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
You don't need a special pan to make a heart-shaped cake.

For a "red" cake, follow this recipe for Red Velvet cake.

Making Truffles

2010 Truffles Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
2010 Truffles Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
Chocolate has long been associated with love offerings. Instead of purchasing chocolate, why not make your own homemade truffles. It's very simple with these directions.

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Cake

2008 Festive Flourless Chocolate Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
2008 Festive Flourless Chocolate Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
Another good source of romantic chocolate is through a chocolate cake. You could bake one as fancy at this Festive Flourless Chocolate Cake or an everyday one like this recipe for Chocolate Fudge Cake.

More Chocolate Cake Recipes

Heart-Shaped Cookies

2010 Heart-Shaped Cookie Press Cookies Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2010 Heart-Shaped Cookie Press Cookies Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
These heart-shaped cookies are made with a cookie press. You can also make heart-shaped cookies with sugar cookie dough and heart-shaped cookie cutters.

Butter Spritz Cookie Recipe
Making Spritz Cookies with Photo Instructions
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Step by Step Photo Instructions for Making Sugar Cookies and Other Roll-Outs

Heart-Shaped Cutters

2010 Heart Shaped Cookie Cutters Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2010 Heart Shaped Cookie Cutters Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Heart-Shaped Cutters can say "I Love You" in many different forms besides cookies. Use them to cut brownies, breads for sandwiches and more. I even have metal ones I can use to shape pancakes and fried eggs.

Best Brownie Recipes
Bread Recipes
Making Pancakes

What Comes After a Romantic Dessert? Hopefully Breakfast in Bread?

2010 Fruited French Toast Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
2010 Fruited French Toast Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
Being served breakfast in bed (with a rose maybe), is the best in saying I love you. You do have to prepare this the night before, so it takes a little planning. You can do it.

Fruited French Toast
Basic Fruit Syrup
Maple-Based Fruit Syrup

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