Romantic Desserts For Your Sweetheart

You know what they say – the way to a person’s heart is through his or her stomach. This holds true on Valentine’s Day. After you finish a romantic dinner with your significant other, the meal just isn’t complete without a rich, delectable dessert made with love. Put your culinary certificates to good use by whipping up one of these romantic desserts for the object of your desire:

If she likes chocolate

Espresso meringues
You wouldn’t usually think of a cookie as a romantic dessert, but meringues definitely are. These little French cookies are light and simple, even if you’ve never made meringues before.

Pomegranate torte
If you’re tired of typical chocolate cakes, this spongy cake topped with pomegranate seeds will be just what you’re looking for. The taste is rich, but the texture is light and fluffy.

Hazelnut cheesecake
If “light” isn’t in yours or your partner’s vocabulary, this hazelnut cheesecake will be perfect for Valentine’s Day. With homemade crust, cheesecake and topping, what’s not to love? If it’s too rich to finish right away, freeze the rest for up to six weeks.

Chocolate truffle cookies
Nothing goes better with chocolate than sea salt. These truffle cookies have a sprinkling of coarse sea salt on top that perfectly complements the soft and chewy texture of the cookies.

Chocolate lava cake
What’s a list of desserts without a lava cake? These individual cakes are crispy on the outside and rich and molten on the inside. Top them with berries, powdered sugar or even some melted caramel.

If he likes fruit

Raspberry fool
This light and fluffy dessert only takes four ingredients, a whisk and a couple of bowls. It’s simple and quick, delicious on cookies, and leaves little mess to clean up!

Orange souffle
Many people are intimidated at the idea of preparing a souffle, but it’s not as tough as you might think. As long as you’re gentle, you’ll be able to bake a perfect orange souffle that will impress your significant other.

Raspberry powder puffs
Similar to macarons, these little sandwich cookies are fluffy and adorable. If you aren’t a fan of raspberry, you can use any other preserves for the filling as well, like strawberry or blackberry. Either will go well with the orange zest in the cookie.

Berry eclairs
These little eclairs are so small and tasty you’ll finish the whole batch. While pinks, purples and reds would be great colors to use for the icing for Valentine’s Day, you can use different food colorings to incorporate them into any event – like a wedding or baby shower.

Berry sorbet
If you’re thinking, “I could never actually make a sorbet,” get your negativity out of here. Made with just sugar, water, cranberries, raspberries, cherry, lime and orange juice, you should be thinking, “How have I never made a sorbet?” Simply boil the water and sugar together until the sugar has dissolved and mix in the berries. Refrigerate the mixture for a couple of hours before mixing in the juices and running it through your ice cream maker.

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