Fluffy Chocolate Dessert

Fluffy Chocolate Dessert

You have one day, that’s 24 hours, folks, to run out and buy ALL the ingredients for this Fluffy Chocolate Dessert! Your Valentine will be thrilled with the nutty pecan shortbread crust, followed by a decadent cream cheese layer which is topped with chocolate pudding  plus a fluffy cloud of sweetened whipped cream. And look! I made chocolate curls…perfect ones! This dessert is a guest post for my sweet friend, Anna. She is  hosting a 2 week Valentine’s Day extravaganza on her yummy blog, Crunchy, Creamy, Sweet. Please tell her I sent you over!

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces pecans, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3½ ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 ounce milk chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 pound cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • for whipped cream topping:
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • Chocolate shavings or curls and berries, for garnish, if desired
Read the whole recipe on That Skinny Chick Can Bake