50+ of the Most Romantic Chocolate Recipes
Whether you prefer dark and rich or smooth and creamy, there is almost no other ingredient as intrinsically linked to romance as chocolate. While Valentine’s Day marketing helped drive this association home (and still does), the relationship between love and chocolate has been around for much longer than Valentine’s Day. Throughout history, chocolate and cocoa were consumed as a tonic for health and vitality — which, of course, fed romances too.
A beautifully wrapped box of chocolates is a universal symbol of romantic love, but we think it’s much sweeter to make a chocolate dessert yourself. Cocoa and chocolate are both easy to bake with, but you can also turn them into creamy chocolate mousses, comforting puddings, and luxe chocolate drinks too. The sky’s the limit.
Here are 50+ romantic chocolate recipes that pair well with wine and candle-lit dinners.
Flourless Chocolate Desserts
There are many reasons and occasions to bake without flour, but the best reason for baking chocolate desserts without flour is that the chocolate really shines through.
Luxurious Chocolate Cakes
All chocolate cakes are luxurious in their own way, but these cakes are a bit more involved when it comes to time and ingredients than everyday cakes.
Dark Chocolate Desserts
A little more bitter than sweet, dark chocolate desserts really appeal to the chocolate connoisseur.
Everyday Chocolate Cakes
A cake you can make any time (not just for a romantic occasion) is an “everyday cake”. These either have a short ingredient list or a shortcut to success.
Cupcakes just never fail to delight! Even though they aren’t designed for sharing (everyone gets their own), their cuteness still makes them sweet.
Easy Chocolate Cookies
Yes, cookies can be romantic! The key? Making them a little more special than a regular chocolate chip cookie. These recipes will do the trick.
Warm brownies are an entire love language! Any of these would be perfect for wrapping up a date night at home.
Chocolate Mousse and Puddings
Pudding and mousse are the height of romantic desserts because they require your complete attention to make, plus they need to be made ahead which only builds the anticipation of eating them.
Homey and comforting, chocolate pies are beloved for their contrast. Chocolate pairs beautifully with a tender, buttery crust.