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6 Tempting desserts

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Sweets for your sweetie

You've planned the perfect romantic dinner -- and now it's time for a tempting dessert to sweeten the night. Here we offer six sensual dessert recipes you can enjoy with your Valentine any night of the year.

Sweets for your sweetie

Flourless chocolate cake

4 ounces good-quality bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (plus additional for sprinkling)

1. Preheat oven to 375F and butter an 8-inch round baking pan. Line the bottom with wax paper that has been buttered.

2. Chop chocolate into small pieces and melt it with butter until smooth in a double boiler. Remove from heat and whisk sugar into mixture, then add eggs and whisk well.

3. Sift 1/2 cup cocoa powder over chocolate mixture and whisk just until combined.

4. Pour batter into pan and bake in middle of oven 25 minutes, or until top has formed a thin crust.

5. Remove from pan, dust cake with additional cocoa powder and serve.

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