Valentine’s Day Recipes

February 09th, 2011  | Category: Dessert

Valentine's Day Recipes

Valentine’s Day recipes, originally posted in 2008. Updated with new recipes and photos from my recipe archive…

If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day recipes, here are some ideas:

How about strawberries dressed in tuxedos? Maybe a Double Chocolate Bundt Cake with a sticky chocolate ganache glaze? If you have the time,  the Brownies I designed exclusively for Dolce & Gabbana will surely impress! Or you can try my favorite, Devil’s Food Cake with Biscoff Ganache. Don’t have the time, energy or ingredients to bake anything? I still have a recipe for you. With just chocolate and water (seriously, only two ingredients), you can prepare The Best Chocolate Mousse of Your Life under 5 minutes.

Pomegranates are in season. How about a candy-pink pomegranate frozen yogurt?

Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt

Strawberries aren’t in season, but this tart screams Valentine’s Day! They are nestled on a vanilla pastry cream and decorated with milk chocolate curls.

Strawberry Tart

The Double Chocolate Bundt Cake is the best cake in my repertoire. With the sticky chocolate ganache glaze, it is completely irresistible.

Double Chocolate Bundt Cake

Speaking of chocolate, this chocolate cheesecake recipe is a winner.

Chocolate Cheesecake

So are the Korova cookies.

Korova Cookies

… these Strawberry Tuxedos

Strawberry Tuxedo 2

… an orange-scented chocolate and almond cake covered with a lacquer chocolate glaze, called L’Orange

L'Orange - Orange, Chocolate and Almond Cake

And “Brownies My Way“!


How about Caramel Beurre Sale sandwich cookies with Henri Le Roux’s “Caramelier” spread in the middle?

Caramel Beurre Sale Sandwich Cookies

Or this Devil’s Food Cake with a Biscoff ganache in the middle, decorated with chocolate shards to look like a million bucks?

Devil's Food Cake

And if you really want to impress, take a look at the Brownies I designed exclusively for Dolce & Gabbana. Chocolate lace, dear reader, chocolate lace…

Brownie Wears Dolce & Gabbana

You don’t have the time or ingredients to bake any of these? I still have a recipe for you. With just chocolate and water (seriously, only two ingredients), you can prepare The Best Chocolate Mousse of Your Life under 5 minutes.

Chocolate Mousse

Happy Valentine’s Day.

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  1. 1 - brilynn on February 14th, 2008

    With treats like these, anyone would be lucky to be your valentine!

  2. 2 - robin on February 14th, 2008

    Oh I love your tuxedo strawberries, I was admiring them the other day!

    I was all prepared to make a nutella tart for V-Day but then I pooped out tonight–maybe I can squeeze making it in before dinner tomorrow… your creations are an inspiration! 🙂

  3. 3 - Jenni on February 14th, 2008

    Those are just beautiful! I’m hoping to make some Valentine’s cookies with my kiddos tomorrow, but we’ll have to see if I have the energy or not 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. 4 - Cenk on February 14th, 2008

    Brilynn – Thank you 🙂

    Robin – Thanks! The Nutella Tart is to die for. Hope you like it, too!

    Jenni – You’re welcome. Happy V Day!

  5. 5 - kate on February 14th, 2008

    Hey Cenk … with you a very Happy Valentines day as well 🙂

    Love the strawberry tux … so creative that one 🙂

  6. 6 - Nicole on February 14th, 2008

    That strawberry tart looks wonderful! Thanks for some great ideas!

  7. 7 - Helen on February 14th, 2008

    Am I the only person who’s never heard of drawing tuxedos on strawberries?! They look very cute. That raspberry and pistachio tart is now on my to-do list.

  8. 8 - Warda on February 14th, 2008

    Happy Valentine’s Day Cenk!

  9. 9 - Jessy on February 14th, 2008

    Wow. Those are really pretty desserts!!

  10. 10 - Adel on February 19th, 2008

    very cute…. and very delicious 😀 hmmmm

  11. 11 - Maryann on February 20th, 2008

    You seem to have a special way with pistachios 😉
    Everything in this post looks delicious!

  12. 12 - Tartelette on February 20th, 2008

    That raspberry and pistachios tart is really one of my favorites of yours! Happy belated V-Day!

  13. 13 - Hillary on February 22nd, 2008

    How adorable and perfect looking!

  14. 14 - Toffee on February 13th, 2010

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. 15 - Jessica's Dinner Party on February 9th, 2011

    Love the little tuxedo strawberries. Very cute and chic.

  16. 16 - Leila on February 9th, 2011

    it all looks so DELICIOUS!!!! can’t wait to start making them, one after the other! Thank you!!!! and keep inspiring us…

  17. 17 - Chris on February 9th, 2011

    Some really cute dishes here but I especially like the strawberry tuxedos.

  18. 18 - Peggy on February 9th, 2011

    I would definitely welcome any of these treats for Valentine’s day!

  19. 19 - Radhika on February 10th, 2011

    The little tuxedo strawberries drew my attention of foodgawker, left me literally gawking!
    What an ingenious idea for the Valentine’s day!
    I would’t wanna eat them, just looks so cute…

  20. 20 - duygu on February 11th, 2011

    Is there a relation with love and chocolate?

  21. 21 - esha shrestha on February 14th, 2011

    Happy valentines day Cenk. Hope you have a wonderful day.

    Beautiful photos, beautiful recipes and beautiful everything….

  22. 22 - Ivana on February 14th, 2011

    Made your brownies this weekend but without milk chocolate glaze: they were just perfect! I thought I might try to add finely chopped candied orange zest – I simply adore the combination of two aromas: bittersweet chocolate and orange – have you ever tried that in brownies?! Have a great V-day and thanks for the recipe! Your photos are delicious as well!

  23. 23 - Cenk on February 14th, 2011

    Ivana – Glad to hear you liked it. If you adore the combination of chocolate and orange then you have to try this: L’Orange.

  24. 24 - B5 on February 16th, 2011

    Wooow! I think I’m dying… I have only tried your brownies (your way-) a couple of time. Wonderful! But seeing all together just makes me want to cook at 23:53pm. This is dangerous! And so beautiful! You just make us happy Cenk! 🙂

  25. 25 - Scott on March 26th, 2011

    These wonderful creations and photos are just amazing. I don’t know what one to pick first, I like them all!

  26. 26 - Joanna on March 5th, 2012

    Sweet love,very cute

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