Celebrating Valentine’s Day with a significant other who (gasp!) doesn’t like chocolate or “Hallmark holidays”? You might want to reconsider your relationship. But if you’re not quite ready to kick ’em to the curb, or you happen to be flying solo this year, here’s a roundup of some decidedly non-chocolate, but oh-so tasty desserts to whip up at home. Dig in!
Self-Saucing Lemon Soufflé with Blackberry Vanilla Sauce
The magic of these little cakes happens in the baking, when two distinct layers are formed. On top: a pillow-y soft soufflé cake. On bottom: a creamy lemon sauce.
Self-Saucing Lemon Soufflés
Blackberry Vanilla Sauce:
16 ounces blackberries
¼ cup honey (more or less, depending on the tartness of your berries)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 vanilla bean
A pinch of salt
For the complete recipe, visit Joy the Baker, and check out more ideas for an anti-chocolate Valentine’s Day below:
Blood Orange Tart: Creamy, citrusy, and the perfect shade of pink, this tart will make you forget about chocolate truffles in no time.
Classic Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee: This dreamy dessert is a staple on restaurant menus for a reason.
Peanut Butter Cream Pie: A rich peanut butter filling is crowned with mountains of whipped cream in this retro pie. Try making a peanut butter cookie crust for a serious peanut butter overload (in a good way, trust us).
Vanilla Panna Cotta with Mixed Berries: Panna cotta: super sophisticated name, super simple to make. Topped with a mixed berry compote, this dish is sure to impress.
Are you more of a traditionalist on Valentine’s Day? Check out the slideshow above for plenty of chocolate goodness.