With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to whip up something sweet for your sweetie. And while chocolate is usually the flavor of choice this month, I have a few extra ideas to throw into the mix.
You can certainly keep it traditional and make one of my super-easy, decadent Chocolate Chess Pies. This is one of my all-time favorite desserts. The rich chocolate chess filling is perfect topped with a little whipped cream — or even ice cream. Using a store-bought frozen crust makes it even easier. Just opt for a deep-dish crust to make sure you’re able to get all that delicious filling in there.
If cake is on your mind, Pineapple Juice Cake is sure to hit the spot. This recipe quickly became one of the most popular desserts on SouthernBite.com and for good reason! It’s incredibly easy and delicious. A cake mix makes the prep a breeze, but the pineapple juice glaze the cake is soaked in makes it special. It’s amazingly moist and filled with pineapple flavor. Check out my notes about this recipe, as not all cake mixes will work.
If you’re looking for something a little different, give Cake Mix Cookies a try. With your favorite cake mix and just a few other ingredients, you’ll be turning out beautiful cookies in no time. I’m a big fan of using strawberry cake mix with these. This recipe was given to me by a childhood friend, and we’ve been making them ever since.
Of course, there’s always my Caramel Sheet Cake. I skipped the fuss of a layered cake and turned the Southern classic into a sheet cake. And while this caramel frosting might be a little different, it always turns out perfect. A dear friend told me recently that if she had known how easy and delicious this recipe was, she would have been making it years ago.
Regardless of what you make, the special folks in your life will certainly appreciate a homemade dessert over anything you can buy at the store. So take a few minutes this month to show someone you love them by making something sweet. Y’all enjoy!