A delectable little layered dessert filled with chunks of chocolate brownie and raspberry cheesecake. Perfect for your valentine.
Valentines Day is rolling around fast. Hubby and I don’t typically go out for Valentines Day. It just all seems a bit cliched these days. Nothing enjoyable about being crammed into a restaurant with too many tables, a million other couples and limited choice on a 3 course set menu. The movies? Packed. Or how about a romantic picnic in the park only it’s the busiest day that park sees every year. Nope. We much prefer an evening in. Treating ourselves to a picnic in the backyard or a movie with a glass of wine. Or both. It’s Valentines Day after all. Hey, and why not skip straight to dessert too 🙂
Speaking of Valentines dessert, how cute is this? This is such a tasty little treat. The aim was to create something that was decadent and obviously delicious. I wanted chocolate because everyone likes a bit of chocolate on Valentine Day. I chose the raspberry cheesecake layer for the colour, however, I had originally planned for this recipe to be made using blueberries. I may still do that 🙂
The recipe makes enough for 2-3, depending on the size of glasses you use. The photos didn’t make the cut, but I also made this in a larger share bowl with 2 spoons. Very cute.
The Chocolate Fudge Brownie is based on the recipe of the first Choc Chip Chocolate Fudge Brownie recipe I posted on this website. They’re a winner every time. The Chocolate Brownie and Raspberry Cheesecake parfaits look like a lot of steps but they’re actually very easy to put together. The part that takes the most time to make is the brownies and that’s only because they need to bake for 25-30 minutes. You’ll need to find a little pan but if you don’t have one, you can either just make a bigger batch of brownies and freeze what you don’t use or, use foil as a barrier in a pan to make it smaller. Easy.
I found the Persian Fairy Floss in a local specialty shop and thought it would be the perfect crowning glory. Just make sure to put it on the top of the parfaits only as you serve it. It won’t stay flossy for long once exposed to the air.
Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day whether you are celebrating it or not.
This time last year