Mark your calendar for February 14th and plan to make an impression. You don't need to spend a lot of money to show your Valentine how much you care, you only need to spend some time. A great way to set the right mood for a romantic Valentine's Day is to make a delicious homemade dessert. Here are a few ideas for impressive Valentine's day desserts that will make your date swoon.


Red Velvet Cheesecake


If Red velvet cake and cheesecake had a baby, this would be it. This Red Velvet Cheesecake is smooth, rich, creamy and decadent. It's not hard to make but you have to plan ahead as it has to chill for at least 4 hours after baking. It's best to make this sumptuous dessert the day before and chill it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. That may sound like a negative, but making the cheesecake in advance will free up your whole Valentine's Day so you can enjoy it with the one you love.


Box of Chocolate Truffles Cake


This ingenious Box of Chocolate Truffles Cake looks just like a box of truffles, but the box itself is a rich and delicious, heart shaped cake, topped with wrapped chocolate truffles! You may want to make the truffle portion of the recipe the night before and freeze them to save time on the special day. Plan for about three hours to make it, including 1.5 hours of hands on work. If your Valentine isn't impressed by this cake, they may not be impressed by anything!


Chocolate Dipped Strawberries


If you want to make your Valentine feel special, make them something. You don't need any special skills, or even a lot of time to prepare romantic Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. All you need are some fresh strawberries, some high quality chocolate, and some white chocolate for 'swizzle' decorations. Look for high quality chocolate -- the higher the cacao content, the better. Not only will it taste better, but it will be more smooth and glossy when it's melted.


Chocolate Panini


Simple can still be romantic. These Chocolate Panini sandwiches couldn't be more simple. Sweet, gooey, and playfully messy, these delicious sandwiches are as easy to prepare as grilled cheese sandwiches! You decide if these chocolate sandwiches are better served as a dessert or entree! All you need is bread and chocolate.


Double Chocolate Hot Fudge Stuffed Skillet Cookie for Two


Avoid the stress and crowds of Valentine's Day by staying home with your sweetheart and making this Double Chocolate Hot Fudge Stuffed Skillet Cookie for Two - together! It only needs to bake for 15 to 20 minutes before you can pull it out of the oven, and smother it with ice cream and hot fudge. Let it sit for about 5 minutes before slicing, so it won't be too hot to handle.

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