Happy Wednesday, loves!
How’s February treating you?
It’s my second-favorite month.* Indulging in words of love, tokens of affection and decadent baked goods feels even more magical with cupid’s go-ahead. And there’s nothing quite like sending a Valentine.
Which is why we’re giving away a copy of Sarah Magid‘s Organic and Chic.
We’ve talked about this book before and we’re talking about it again now because it has the sweetest recipes to consider when baking for loved ones this month. From jewel-tone layer cakes to shiny “goldies”(a.k.a gourmet gold metallic twinkies!), we’re talking sweets that are organic and whimsical and recipes that work.
So, tell us—what’s your dream Valentine’s Day dessert?
We’ll choose a winner randomly from the comments below and make the announcement early next week. Our one lucky friend should receive the book just in time for a happy heart day.
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*Even though it’s not really fall weather in Los Angeles, my heart belongs to October.
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Julie and LaurenFebruary 2, 2011 at 7:44 am (12 years ago)
Omg, those twinkies are too funny! I think my dream Valentine dessert would be red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Mmm…
SaraFebruary 2, 2011 at 7:57 am (12 years ago)
Simple, decandant, and oh-so romantic, chocolate mousse.
StephanieFebruary 2, 2011 at 8:08 am (12 years ago)
Wow! I just adore baking desserts! While my husband always whips us up fondue for Valentine’s day, it’s my job to make the lucious cakes/cookies with which to dip. Yummy!
britneyFebruary 2, 2011 at 8:35 am (12 years ago)
What a fantastic-looking book! Panna Cotta with pomegranate sauce drizzled on top.
StephanieFebruary 2, 2011 at 8:47 am (12 years ago)
I must refrain from using your amazing buttermilk chocolate cake recipe as my top choice since it truly is one of the best things ever. The fiance made it for my 30th b-day last year and a chunk still resides in our freezer for the ever-present chocolate fix. (And for the record, its glory remains:)
As for V-Day, it’s a tie between Ruth Reichl’s Artpark brownies (made with organic ingredients and the finest French chocolate you can find), and vegan, dark chocolate fondue. The latter is with Green & Black’s cocoa powder & super dark chocolate, espresso granules, almond milk, agave, and vanilla. Dip with angel food cake, berries, and deliver straight to your luvah’s lips.
HalieFebruary 2, 2011 at 9:44 am (12 years ago)
Salted caramel anything! But if I had to choose one it would probably be cupcakes.
Bettie L.February 2, 2011 at 10:17 am (12 years ago)
What a gorgeous book! I’d have to say a cozy, ooohey gooey, chocolate and caramel bread pudding. It just says “hey luvah… let’s get down and dirty.”
ChristyFebruary 2, 2011 at 10:54 am (12 years ago)
What a beautiful book and a beautiful give-away! Thanks for the opportunity to enter…
Amy SFebruary 2, 2011 at 11:07 am (12 years ago)
Reine de saba!! Hard to beat! It is the cake I make most often.
beckyrFebruary 2, 2011 at 11:16 am (12 years ago)
Red velvet cake (maybe with beet juice instead of artificial food coloring?). Although now I want to try the buttermilk chocolate cake Stephanie mentions…
Kelsey RileyFebruary 2, 2011 at 11:17 am (12 years ago)
i just moved from CA to CO and am freezing my bottom off!
i am also doing alot more cooking! this books looks delicious 🙂
JennaFebruary 2, 2011 at 12:04 pm (12 years ago)
Favorite Valentines dessert…honestly give me oreos and milk and I’m happy!
tara starFebruary 2, 2011 at 12:05 pm (12 years ago)
fun contest! my fav decadent v day dessert is chocolate lava cake with vanilla bean ice cream.. yumm!
SarahFebruary 2, 2011 at 12:12 pm (12 years ago)
Wow! Delicious ideas, ladies! @Stephanie, I’m THRILLED to hear you like the buttermilk chocolate cake-and that it freezes well! Thanks so much for letting us know : ).
MarjorieFebruary 2, 2011 at 12:31 pm (12 years ago)
My go-to dessert (and this is a lot as I am a chocolate fiend) is any molten chocolate lava, flourless cake. But for something different for the “special occasion” (still chocolate of course) my great-grandmother’s chocolate cheesecake with the chocolate Oreo crust. Yum! 🙂 And maybe some dark chocolate dipped strawberries on the side.
MoniqueFebruary 2, 2011 at 12:48 pm (12 years ago)
My father would make the best Sherry Trifle with fresh berries…it was his and my favorite and now that he’s passed I’m craving it so much more.
SareFebruary 2, 2011 at 1:01 pm (12 years ago)
Tiramisu. Molded into a hear. Yeah, it’s trite, but it’s yummy!
ElizabethFebruary 2, 2011 at 3:40 pm (12 years ago)
Anything on the cover of this beautiful book! But I love chocolate souffle with raspberry sauce 🙂
BethFebruary 2, 2011 at 3:44 pm (12 years ago)
Warm, flourless chocolate cake made in heart shaped pans….
marahFebruary 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm (12 years ago)
These ladies already beat me to the warm, flourless chocolate theme so I’ll go with my husbands favorite cake: carrot with cream cheese frosting. Preferably with three or more layers with which to slather the frosting between. 🙂
MaraFebruary 2, 2011 at 4:45 pm (12 years ago)
A beautiful berry trifle with layers of strawberries, blueberries, and cream in between ladyfingers. Beautiful in presentation and so tasty and delicious.
LaurenFebruary 2, 2011 at 4:52 pm (12 years ago)
Anything chocolaty cut into the shape of a heart with a scoop of REAL mint chocolate chip ice cream on the side. 🙂
ElanFebruary 2, 2011 at 5:28 pm (12 years ago)
Margarita Cupcake filled with strawberry-lime compote, topped with margarita buttercream. The lightest dusting of maldon salt adds to a yummy summer dessert!
SarahFebruary 2, 2011 at 5:38 pm (12 years ago)
OMG–I am drooling! And feeling very nostalgic for tiramisu : ). You all are wonderful!
JenniferFebruary 2, 2011 at 5:58 pm (12 years ago)
gorgeous photos and gorgeous looking desserts! i don’t think i’d want to eat them they are so beautiful…or maybe i would 🙂
JoannaFebruary 2, 2011 at 6:09 pm (12 years ago)
a creme brule–fancy and fabulous but also a totally chic classic! and of course delicious!
JoannaFebruary 2, 2011 at 6:09 pm (12 years ago)
oops-I meant “brulee”–sorry!
SyifaFebruary 2, 2011 at 6:39 pm (12 years ago)
Some kind of cake out of a skillet — less dishes to wash, more time for fun.
JodiFebruary 2, 2011 at 6:55 pm (12 years ago)
Nothing beats sublime, juicy red ripe long stem strawberries dipped in dark chocolate with extra chocolate sauce on the side.
Sara R.February 2, 2011 at 10:47 pm (12 years ago)
Red velvet cake for sure! I am a sucker for creamcheese frosting!
JessiFebruary 3, 2011 at 3:48 am (12 years ago)
What a question!! Even though I’m not a Die Hard Chocolate Fanatic, I think a perfect chocolate dessert is required for valentines dessert. I’d go for a perfect chocolate cake, with chocolate buttercream or maybe a raspberry chocolate mouse. And red wine, of course:)
(btw, I’ve just discovered your blog recently and ADORE your posts)
DakotaFebruary 3, 2011 at 5:31 am (12 years ago)
Ha – love the golden twinkies! My dream dessert would be a creamy cheesecake topped with strawberries and drizzled with chocolate.
KaitlinFebruary 3, 2011 at 5:54 am (12 years ago)
I think a Valentine’s treat needs to be chocolate, so I’m going to go with devil’s food chocolate cupcakes with buttercream vanilla frostong. A little rasberry on top, and maybe some cute sprinkles. Although, I’m thinking of making a strawberry milk cake that I saw on The Kitchn just for my single girl friends, because it screams fun–just like my girls, rather than lovey-dovey.
EllenFebruary 3, 2011 at 6:13 am (12 years ago)
My new favorite dessert, which I would love to have again, is an Apple Financier, which I recently had a version of at Bibiana in DC. Half chewy cookie, half cake, drizzled with caramel, what’s not to like?
applesandonionsFebruary 3, 2011 at 8:51 am (12 years ago)
Ladies these are all such beautiful dessert ideas, thanks for sharing! I’m in for flourless chocolate cake in a heart shape or a fluffy raspberry pavlova with whipped cream. xo, LEH
JennieFebruary 3, 2011 at 9:12 am (12 years ago)
Rasberry Almond Tart! … feel free to remind my husband about that before the 14th 😉
BridgetFebruary 3, 2011 at 12:18 pm (12 years ago)
At Valentine’s my very favorite is Cherry Sour Candy, delicious little red balls of goodness. However, I hear I’m lucky this year & my husband will be making me a surprise dessert. I’m fairly certain that will become my new favorite.
LaurenFebruary 3, 2011 at 2:20 pm (12 years ago)
Can I cheat and list two? For my bf, the ultimate chocolate lover, I’d make homemade chocolate chip brow-kies. Chocolate chip cookies with a brownie center…they also make the ideal ends for an ice cream sandwich!
For the girly dessert lover in me, I’d make lemon meringue cupcakes with a lemon curd center and a perfectly sweet-but-not-too-sweet meringue on top. Looks like I’ll be baking tonight!
LizFebruary 3, 2011 at 5:36 pm (12 years ago)
Rabbit run farms strawberries with homemade whipped cream next to a molten chocolate cake from my friend Brian! That would be perfection!
Cherie BFebruary 3, 2011 at 7:04 pm (12 years ago)
I would have to say my favorite by far is a molten lava chocolate cake. I’m also a sucker for a warm apple crisp with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream-YUM!!
Kristine CFebruary 4, 2011 at 9:01 am (12 years ago)
My favorite dessert hands down is Strawberry pie. But…it’s a little hard to come by a good strawberry pie in February. Not really the season. I guess I’ll have to wait for the summer. 🙂
KatieFebruary 4, 2011 at 9:43 am (12 years ago)
Anything with strawberries and vanilla, my two loves!!!
LanaFebruary 4, 2011 at 12:04 pm (12 years ago)
To the ladies of Apples and Onions—I’ve just stumbled upon your blog a couple of weeks ago, and really enjoying it! What fun jobs you have! To answer your question about a dream Valentine’s dessert: I would have to go with Champagne Granita. I love this dessert—so simple to make, delicious and pretty! (And always a crowd pleaser—champagne in your dessert? Yes, please!) It’s a mix of a simple syrup (I make mine with turbinado sugar, so it has a soft subtle sweetness) and a couple of bottles of champagne all left to freeze for just under a couple hours (you have to scrape down the sides a couple of times to keep a slightly slushy texture). I serve it in pretty vintage glassware and garnish with bright red pomegranate seeds and a sprig of mint to make it festive—but as I write this I just had a moment of inspiration that must be straight from Cupid! For Valentine’s Day, why not make it with pink bubbly and garnish with a candied violet instead? Thanks Cupid, I know just what I’ll be serving my Valentine.
LoriFebruary 4, 2011 at 7:58 pm (12 years ago)
I can’t really have dessert, having been diabetic for years. 🙁 But still being human and female, I love chocolate, and anything made with that – even a single Kiss – would do the trick.
LouiseFebruary 5, 2011 at 9:15 am (12 years ago)
It’s Valentine’s Day so it has to be anything CHOCOLATE!