“I think the ultimate dessert anytime of the year is cheesecake,” writes Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon. “I worked at a specialty bakery that offered 23 different cheesecakes, but not a chocolate cranberry flavor like this one. I like to top it with a thick chocolate glaze for a finishing touch.”
This no-bake cheesecake with distinctive layers of chocolate, peanut butter mousse and a silky ganache on top will take some time to assemble, but it's worth the effort to create a homemade dessert with grand-champion appeal—and definitely worth the wait. —JaNon Furrer, Prescott, Arizona
Creamy and airy, this gorgeous dessert is the perfect special something for a summer dinner party. I love the mix of smooth strawberry cheesecake and crumbly chocolate crust—and how elegant it looks on the table. —Kathy Berger, Dry Ridge, Kentucky
This is great for parties because it is popular with all ages and can be made in advance. People really go wild when this is served as part of a dessert buffet. It’s usually the first to go!
—Lisa Varner, Charleston, South Carolina
Your valentine will fall in love with this sweet treat. Each silky smooth slice is topped with juicy raspberries and a drizzle of white chocolate, making it an attractive finish to a special meal. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen