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
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.