A hot chocolate treat for your valentine

02/11/2014 11:44 AM

02/11/2014 10:16 PM

Here’s the trouble with Valentine’s Day: Some people love planning every minute detail of a romantic gesture; others are left in a cold sweat when they realize they are coming home empty-handed or they didn’t think about making a dinner reservation until too late.

If your only option at this point is the white tablecloth service at your local Waffle House, consider getting in the kitchen to cook something as a loving gesture.

If you need inspiration to make treats for your valentine, we have two words for you: “hot” and “chocolate.” We’re talking about not only hot chocolate in liquid form, but also a molten white chocolate cake and a truly hot chocolate-inspired three-layer chocolate cake crowned with marshmallows.

We offer recipes and ideas for cooks at every level. It can be as simple as whipping up a steaming mug of hot chocolate, elevated with some liquor, or making s’mores in the fireplace. Or you can put on your apron and make that triple-decker cake with the marshmallows made from scratch.

Whatever you do, remember it’s the thought that counts.

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