Chocolate Decadence

Dessert,Holidays,Recipes,Valentines Day
December 25, 2011

A chocolate cake so sexy, it doesn't even need flour—a sweet ending to a romantic Valentine's Day dinner for two.

Photo by Mark Boughton/Styling by Teresa Blackburn

What a debt of gratitude we owe Lorraine Lorusso. The Chicago woman is credited with creating chocolate-dipped strawberries in the 1960s for the Stop N' Shop, a former market on Washington Street known for its gourmet edge. The craze caught on—and spread miles and miles beyond the Windy City.

Today, chocolate-covered strawberries are so popular they're served at practically every candlelit dinner and wedding reception this side of the Rio Grande. We've taken the world's most recognizeable culinary symbol of romance—the chocolate-dipped strawberry—and re-envisioned it as a decadent flourless cake that's perfect for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner for two (or one).


Flourless Chocolate Cake with Strawberries and Cream

Our flourless chocolate cake with mounds of fresh berries and a pillowy dollop of non-dairy topping is a perfect pick for summertime.


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