Valentine's Day Chocolate Desserts

Make Valentine's Day special with decadent chocolate desserts from Food Network.

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Brownie Tart

What's better than a brownie? Ina's brownie tart. A tablespoon of instant coffee will deepen the chocolate flavor and only using a bit of flour will make the tart dense and gooey.

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A Gooey, Decadent Chocolate Cake

Fold chocolate chips into Tyler's buttercream frosting and spread onto layers of dense chocolate cake.

Get the Recipe: A Gooey, Decadent Chocolate Cake

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Crushed pretzel sticks or almonds make a crunchy topping for chocolate-covered strawberries. The salty pretzels are a perfect complement to the melted chocolate.

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Chocolate Sheet Cake

Ree's fluffy chocolate cake can be made on a baking sheet or in cupcake tins.

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Chocolate Stout Affogato Egg Cream

This adults-only egg cream features stout or chocolate stout and coffee liqueur.

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Towering Flourless Chocolate Cake

Make your sweetie this showstopping dessert, with rich, intense chocolate on the bottom and fluffy, towering meringue on top.

Get the Recipe: Towering Flourless Chocolate Cake

The Neelys' Molten Lava Cakes

Break into these cakes while they're still warm for an oozy chocolate surprise.

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Chocolate Layer Cake

For a whimsical twist, press homemade chocolate bark along the outside of this chocolate cake.

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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Combine bittersweet and semisweet chocolate to get just the right proportion for Ina's creamy frosting.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

This pie covers all of the sweet bases for Ree's husband, Ladd. It's full of chocolate and peanut butter and served in a cookie crust.

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Raspberry-Chocolate Parfaits

Toss raspberries with chocolate liqueur and layer with crumbled brownies and chocolate ice cream for a quick-fix dessert.

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Nigella's Chocolate Cheesecake

You can't go wrong serving up a rich and creamy chocolate cheesecake.

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Chocolate-Almond Torte

This is an intense chocolate dessert with layers of flavor from ground almonds, rum and orange zest.

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Brownie Rubble

Spread the Valentine's Day spirit with these impressive brownies.

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Black Bottom Cupcakes

When creamy cheesecake is surrounded by rich chocolate cake, it creates a cupcake that is so good on its own that it doesn't even need frosting. Plus, the absence of frosting makes these one-two-punch beauties extra easy to transport.

Get the Recipe: Black Bottom Cupcakes

Chocolate-Strawberry Waffle Ball on a Stick

Dress up your normal chocolate-covered strawberries with waffle batter and a quick fry for a standout Valentine's Day dessert.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Strawberry Waffle Ball on a Stick

Chocolate Truffles

See how Jacques Torres makes truffles, the perfect Valentine's Day treat.

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Chocolate Pots de Creme

Make these small cups of creamy chocolate pudding to impress your valentine.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

This dense, rich cake is the ultimate chocolate-lover's dream.

Get the Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Cake

Heart of the Batter

Strawberries make the perfect heart-shaped fruit. Stuff them inside cupakes for a sweet surprise. Top the cupcakes with creamy chocolate frosting and a sliced strawberry.

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Black-and-White Layer Cake

This stunning layer cake has the perfect balance of rich, dark chocolate and sweet, buttery white chocolate.

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Blackout Cake with Chocolate Crunch

Take a slice of something dark and decadent: chocolate blackout cake. With three layers of chocolate cake covered with rich, fudgy frosting and a coat of crunchy crumbs, it’s a chocolate lover’s dream. 

Get the Recipe: Blackout Cake with Chocolate Crunch

Chocolate-Caramel Banana Ice Cream Pie

Layer an ice cream pie with chocolate, ice cream, bananas and dulce de leche. The chocolate graham cracker crust is a total game-changer.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Caramel Banana Ice Cream Pie

Chocolate Mousse with Puff Pastry Hearts

Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your sweetheart this Valentine's Day. This light and fluffy chocolate mousse can be made the night before your romantic feast.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Mousse with Puff Pastry Hearts

Chocolate Pavlova with Strawberries and Cream

Crisp on the outside with a soft chocolate marshmallow center, this Pavlova is a breeze to make. You just need to plan ahead: The meringue dessert requires a 2-hour bake time plus a 3-hour cool time in the oven.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Pavlova with Strawberries and Cream

Chocolate-Walnut Pie

This chocolate-walnut pie gives pecan pie a run for its money. The extra (but easy) steps like toasting the walnuts and browning the butter make all the difference.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Walnut Pie

Double Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

For a dessert with a big wow factor, make croissant bread pudding studded with gobs of melted milk chocolate. Serve with a warm chocolate sauce for good measure.

Get the Recipe: Double Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

German Chocolate Cheesecake

One tiny sliver of this over-the-top cheesecake will put you in your chocolate happy place. 

Get the Recipe: German Chocolate Cheesecake

Mexican Chocolate Brownie Sundaes

Instead of adding spice to the brownies, try adding a pinch each of cayenne and cinnamon to a fresh batch of whipped cream. Dulce de leche is the obvious (and most-delicious) pairing. 

Get the Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Brownie Sundaes

Mini Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

Small, one-bite desserts are ideal for cocktail parties when you want to try a little bit of everything from the dessert table. A chocolate-on-chocolate combo is always a crowd-pleaser. 

Get the Recipe: Mini Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

Triple Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookies

These triple chocolate-hazelnut cookies taste best with a tall, cold glass of milk. 

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White Chocolate-Raspberry Parfaits

Get your sweet fix without turning on the oven. Whip up a batch of white chocolate mousse and top it with tart raspberries and a quick and easy raspberry sauce.

Get the Recipe: White Chocolate-Raspberry Parfaits

Espresso Chocolate Truffles with Toffee

Take espresso and chocolate to the next level with crushed toffee bars.

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Chocolate-Espresso Martini

Shake up a deeply chocolatey cocktail with real chocolate, vanilla-flavored vodka, brewed espresso and coffee liqueur.

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Chocolate Mini Loaves

Before dusting the tops of these rich, dark mini loaves with confectioners' sugar, cut out small hearts or other festive shapes from a piece of paper to make stencils, and place them on the loaves.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Mini-Loaves

Giada's Chocolate Honey Almond Tart

Giada's chocolate graham cracker crust makes this tart simple and easy.

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