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10 Swoon-Worthy Chocolate Desserts for Valentine's Day

What's better than a box of chocolates on Valentine's Day? A homemade chocolate dessert, of course. From Chocolate Bread Pudding to Chocolate Cupcakes to Chocolate Cream Pie, these desserts are sure to make your sweetheart swoon.
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What's better than a box of chocolates on Valentine's Day? A homemade chocolate dessert, of course. From Chocolate Bread Pudding to Chocolate Cupcakes to Chocolate Cream Pie, these desserts are sure to make your sweetheart swoon.

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Spiked with bourbon and studded with chunks of dark chocolate, this warm, chocolate-y bread pudding is the ultimate comfort food. Top it with vanilla ice cream and it's like a grown-up brownie sundae. GET THE RECIPE

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Adapted from Maida Heatter's Cakes, this is my all-time favorite flourless chocolate cake. It's made with ground almonds and a decadent chocolate ganache, which make it rich, elegant and surprisingly light. GET THE RECIPE

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With a dark chocolate cookie crust, silky chocolate pudding center and generous whipped cream topping, this pie a chocolate lover's dream. GET THE RECIPE

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These boozy brownies with a swirl of tangy cheesecake are cakey on the bottom, alternately fudgy and creamy in the center, and crisp on top. They look elaborate but are easy to make. GET THE RECIPE

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Just mention chocolate and peanut butter and people will feel giddy. This pie -- with a chocolate crust, creamy peanut butter filling and chocolate ganache topping -- lives up to the hype. GET THE RECIPE

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The cake portion of the recipe is modestly adapted from Magnolia Bakery in NYC and the frosting comes from Cook's Illustrated. Together, they make an old-fashioned chocolate cupcake that is sweet enough for children but also intensely chocolate enough for adults. GET THE RECIPE

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Silky chocolate pudding sundaes topped with whipped cream and sprinkles make the perfect after school treat for your little Valentines. And, if you've never had homemade pudding, you're in for a treat! GET THE RECIPE

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A pavlova is a cake-shaped meringue with a soft and marshmallowy center and crisp outer shell, usually topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. In this gorgeous chocolate version, cocoa powder and bittersweet chocolate are folded into the meringue and mascarpone cheese is added to the whipped topping. (Bonus: it's gluten-free!) GET THE RECIPE

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A rich, fudgy slab of flourless chocolate cake topped with peaks of light, marshmallowy meringue -- this cake is as impressive to look at as it is delicious to eat. GET THE RECIPE

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Who doesn't love a bowl of melted chocolate surrounded by cookies, marshmallows and fruit?! This swoon-worthy dessert has only four ingredients and can be made in the microwave. Happy Valentine's Day! GET THE RECIPE