A Sweet Little Something.

Cookies For Valentine's Day 2012

One of the best things about dating a guy who loves his cookies is that I never have to rack my brains over what to make him for Valentine’s day as a special little treat.

But for those of you still wondering what to make for your special someone or even yourself (no better time or excuse to indulge than V-day, if you ask me!), I thought I would do up a list of sweet little things (ala last year) you could whip up this Valentine’s day.

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Chocolate Bark

Chocolate Bark with Toasted Almonds and Candied Orange Rind

Rather than buy a box of chocolate for your Valentine this year, why not go the extra mile and actually make them some chocolate bark?

Not only does it look way more difficult to make than it really is (just melt, stir and pour), you’re also bound to earn extra brownie points by gifting your date their very own customized chocolate bar.

Your Valentine will definitely be blown away by this handmade, heartfelt gift but let’s keep how easy this really is to make our own little secret. [Recipe here]

Cookies and Cream Cake

Cookies and Cream Cake

I may have made this cake half a year ago now but this is the one cake I keep coming back to, longing to indulge in a piece (or two).

And can you really blame me? I mean, this cake is truly a winner with a really delicious and light cookies and cream filling sandwiched between two moist layers of intense chocolate cakes.

Besides, I don’t really don’t know anyone who doesn’t like cookies and cream or cake so this cake is guaranteed to have your special someone weak in the knees. Just don’t forget to save yourself an extra slice for an extra indulgence breakfast the next morning. [Recipe here]

Hotcakes with Blueberry Compote


Hotcakes with Blueberry Compote

Speaking of breakfast, why not start the day right by treating you and yours to some homemade breakfast?

Incredibly delicious and light thanks to the ricotta, these hotcakes will have you both going back for seconds and talking about how good they were long after Valentine’s day has passed. [Recipe here]

The $250.00 Cookie

$250 Cookies

If your Valentine loves cookies half as much as my boyfriend does, they’re bound to go crazy for these cookies.

Crisp, nutty with just the right amount of chocolate, these are sure to please any crisp cookie lover. And as a treat, you get to eat as many freshly baked cookies as you want right off the tray with your Valentine none the wise- just make sure to leave enough to fill a jar! [Recipe here]

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Milk Chocolate Mousse Cake

My cake might say ‘happy birthday mum’ but believe me, this is one cake whose appeal definitely isn’t limited to mums.

A crisp nutty chocolate meringue cake topped with a layer of incredibly silky and decadent milk chocolate mousse, this will definitely have any chocoholic swooning and polishing off their dessert plate clean. [Recipe here]

Strawberry Galette

Strawberry Galette II

This is without a doubt one of my favourite non-chocolate desserts so I couldn’t resist throwing it into the mix in the rare chance that you or your Valentine isn’t quite a fan of chocolate.

Sweet juicy strawberries encased in crisp, flaky pastry, rustic, delicious desserts really don’t come any better than this. [Recipe here]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies II

Yes, I know- I’ve already featured a chocolate chip cookie in the list but I just really couldn’t go past this one.

I might have made this a good four years ago and have made quite a few other chocolate chip cookies in between but this is still one of my very favourite recipes for its crisp, crinkly cookies it delivers every time. [Recipe here]

Double Vanilla Butter Cake

Double Vanilla Butter Cake

Looking for something a little simpler to show your loved one how much they mean to you?

Well, look no further than this double vanilla butter cake.

Buttery, moist and incredibly fragrant, this is bound to leave your loved one in no doubt about how you feel about them. [Recipe here]

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nope, you didn’t read that wrong.

It does say chocolate chocolate chip cookies. Which translates to chocolate chip cookies made even more decadent with a chocolate batter. And yeap, it really is as good as it sounds- and plenty of sweet dream guaranteed. [Recipe here]

Chocolate-Cinnamon Bundt Cake with Mocha Frosting

Chocolate Cinnamon Bundt Cake with Mocha Icing

I usually tend to be a little wary of desserts that tends to overcomplicate things and flavours but this was one cake I couldn’t resist.

A moist chocolate cake with rich and smooth chocolate-coffee icing, this is bound to please all chocolate and caffeine addicts and leave you both on the best kind of sugar highs. [Recipe here]

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And so there you have it – ten sweet little somethings I hope helps sweeten your Valentine’s day.

Whether you’re spending it with your special someone, a bunch of dear friends or just spending some quality time with yourself that day, I hope you feel loved and treat yourself a little this Valentine’s day. Have a great one, everyone!

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15 Comments

  1. Hey Coffeesnob – as a newer subscriber I appreciate you revisiting some of your favorites. I really love your photos – they make your posts even more interesting! I’ll be trying the Chocolate-Cinnamon Bundt Cake with Mocha Frosting, and I think I’ll do it this week!

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  2. So I haven’t even eaten breakfast yet today, but I’m eyeing that chocolate-cinnamon bundt cake and the $250 cookie recipe. Maybe I’ll just have to kick start my day with oatmeal cookies, coffee, and fudge to satisfy this new-found hankering…thanks for waking up my taste buds for sugar, Laureen.

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  3. Wow, I would love to eat any of these divine desserts right now – but the double vanilla butter cake in particular is calling my name. Actually, it’s yelling at me. “Make me now!”

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  4. Everything looks so delicious… Especially the double vanilla cake. I love the baking paper; where did you get it?

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  5. Wow this is a dream for someone with a sweet tooth (thats me). So drooling now

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  6. happygrub

     /  February 14, 2012

    Laureen!

    The food looks delicious as usual!!

    Have not been in touch for so long. Hope all is well! Happy Valentine’s my dear and hope its filled with lots of love and happiness!

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  7. Just found your blog and I’m loving all of the recipes! Everything on this page makes my mouth water! The chocolate cinnamon bundt cake (because what’s better than chocolate?) and vanilla butter cake look amazing!

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  8. great compilation!! happy v-day!

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  9. What a delicious spread!
    btw, just want to let you know I have something to share with you at my blog :)

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    • Hi Deborah, thank you! That bunt cake’s one of my absolute favourite cakes- I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

      That sounds like the perfect way to start any day, if you ask me, Kala! :lol:

      Hey Amanda, gotta love butter cakes in all their simplicity eh?

      Thanks, kylee! I got those from a local baking store here in Singapore, Phoon Huat- I hope you find some wherever you are.

      Thank you, rsmacaalay!

      Hey Farhan! What a pleasant surprise- happy belated Valentine’s day and I hope this means you’re back blogging now! :D

      Aw thank you, lovelylittleblog! There really is nothing better than chocolate indeed! :lol:

      Thanks, Sam! Happy belated Valentine’s day to you too!

      Hi HHB! Ooh thanks- heading by your blog right now! :D

  10. aww (: you’ve got one lucky boy there and family! Getting to eat all your yummy baked goods. hehe Hope you had a fantastic vday babe! hehe

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  11. That was pretty over the top! Being a non-chocolate person, I’m in line for that strawberry tart!

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  12. Talk about fantastic food overload. Where do I begin? They all look delicious.

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  13. Kammie

     /  March 16, 2012

    This post is awesome. So much food. So much good PHOTOS of food! Ahhh <3

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    • Aw, thanks, lianne! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s day yourself :)

      It was, wasn’t it, Tammy but I suppose there’s no better day to go a little over the top than Valentine’s day huh? Anyway I might be a huge chocolate person but I would go for that strawberry tart myself any day :D

      Thanks, Maureen!

      Heh thanks, Kammie! :)

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