valentine’s day

A 12 layer chocolate torte by Trisha Yearwood with chocolate icing on a pink class cake stand

Trisha Yearwood’s Chocolate Torte

This stunning Southern belle and its dozen tiers—yup, 12—is astonishingly easy peasy to make thanks to a savvy cake-baking tactic.

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Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Vegan chocolate cupcakes. So scrumilicious and deep dark chocolatey no one’s even going to notice they’re vegan. Swear.

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Two cups with scoops of chocolate hazelnut gelato, known as gelato di gianduia, with a spoon

Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato

We’re food folks, not number crunchers. But perhaps our most favorite equation ever? Chocolate + hazelnuts = gianduia.

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Metal loaf pan filled with swirls of dark devil’s food cake chocolate ice cream on a marble slab

Devil’s Food Cake Chocolate Ice Cream

Sultry as a summer night. That’s what we thought when we experienced this seductively smooth, devilishly dark chocolate ice cream that’s almost naughtily intense.

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Seared Scallops

Seared Scallops

Seared scallops are perhaps the easiest and most elegant dinner in existence. Here’s how to cook them to perfection.

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A champagne glass of Sgroppino, also called Lemon Chill, on a blue plate

Sgroppino | Lemon Chill

This Italian sipper swirls together vodka, Prosecco, and lemon sorbet to ridiculously satiating, giggle-inducing effect.

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A 16-layer red-eye devil's food cake--alternating layer of chocolate cake and chocolate frosting

Red Eye Devil’s Food Cake

This caffeinated incarnation of a classic chocolate cake comprises cocoa-y layers that take their jolt from a cup of joe and ample fudgy ganache that make everything, even chocolate cake, better.

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New York–Style Cheesecake

New York–Style Cheesecake

How do you define a true New York-style cheesecake? A sweetly crunchy graham cracker crust cushioning a rich, creamy, moan-inducing filling with a slightly lemony lilt. In other words, this recipe.

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A stack of four slices of banana bread French toast dripping with maple syrup and topped with whipped cream

Banana Bread French Toast

That’s right. A behemoth stack of French toast made from–believe it–thick-sliced banana bread. Sort of makes you believe in Santa, too, doesn’t it?

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Parchment paper with long lines of yellow homemade sprinkles, plus bowls of green, blue, and pink sprinkles

Homemade Sprinkles

No artificial colors. No icky preservatives. Just a lotta charmingly shaped sprinkles in exactly the shades you desire.

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Chocolate Whipped Cream

Though this recipe is technically chocolate whipped cream, it’s really more like chocolate mousse that you want to savor by the spoonful.

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Skirt steak topped with caramelized shallots on a plate with pan juices and arugula salad

Skirt Steak with Caramelized Shallots

Some nights we dream of being lost amid giant steaks piled high with mounds and mounds of sweet caramelized shallots made according to this recipe. Hate to wake up.

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