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Romantic Valentine Desserts- Part 1

by TT January 11th, 2012 | Desserts, Recipes
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Valentine’s Day is a marketing team’s dream come true.  What could be a simple day to exchange small tokens of love has evolved into the day in which one needs to purchase flowers, jewelry, and more.  While I don’t object to gift giving, my husband and I have created our own tradition for this holiday.   When our day of work and children winds down, we have a late, candlelit dinner for two.

Yes, this does sound amazingly similar to our regular Tapas Mondays, so in order to make this dinner special there are a couple tweaks.  First, we purchase an exceptional bottle of wine, a splurge that we wouldn’t buy for a weekly dinner.  Second, we plan a dessert to end the meal.

Valentine’s Day may be more than a month away, but it is never too early to start contemplating what dessert to make for your loved ones.  Over the next five weeks I will be sharing some fabulous recipes for dessert from a group of talented chefs.  This week we will begin the series with a recipe for Chocolate Godiva Cake.  For chocolate lovers, I am certain the name alone is delicious!

Chocolate Godiva Cake

Chef John Carver of Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

1 cup Dark Godiva Chocolate
5 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
6 oz. sugar
3 oz. butter
1 tsp. Godiva Liqueur

Preheat oven to 375.

Melt chocolate and butter.  Whisk eggs and sugar; add vanilla.  Add eggs to chocolate slowly.  Divide batter into 4 lightly buttered and floured, 8 ounce ramekins.  Bake for approximately 18 minutes.  Turn-out into a soup bowl, serve with vanilla bean ice cream.

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