Black Forest Dessert Shooters

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and you'll love this easy dessert that's perfectly pre-portioned for you and your Valentine. Whether you're hosting a Valentine's party or enjoying this treat by yourself, it's nice and chocolatey, just like those dessert shooters from popular restaurants! It's just a little taste of the sweet life. | Valentine Dessert | Black Forest Cake | Easy Dessert |

I love Valentine’s Day. The hearts, the pretty colors, the time spent with my favorite Valentine (who happens to be four years old). But I especially love the chocolate… what I don’t love is having to share dessert. That’s why I like single-serve options that I can make for the whole family to enjoy, just like the single-serve dessert shooters from some of my favorite restaurants. These black forest dessert shooters are sure to impress any Valentine, and they’re super easy to make.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and you'll love this easy dessert that's perfectly pre-portioned for you and your Valentine. Whether you're hosting a Valentine's party or enjoying this treat by yourself, it's nice and chocolatey, just like those dessert shooters from popular restaurants! It's just a little taste of the sweet life. | Valentine Dessert | Black Forest Cake | Easy Dessert |

To start the process, make your favorite chocolate cake from a mix, or buy a pre-made unfrosted chocolate cake or brownies. Then, crumble the cooled cake into small shooters, filling them about 1/3 full. Reserve about half of the cake for a later layer.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and you'll love this easy dessert that's perfectly pre-portioned for you and your Valentine. Whether you're hosting a Valentine's party or enjoying this treat by yourself, it's nice and chocolatey, just like those dessert shooters from popular restaurants! It's just a little taste of the sweet life. | Valentine Dessert | Black Forest Cake | Easy Dessert |

Next, top the layer of chocolate cake with canned cherry pie filling. You could substitute anything that goes well with chocolate, like chocolate pudding or strawberry pie filling, but for the full “Black Forest” flavor effect, you’ll want to go with cherry.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and you'll love this easy dessert that's perfectly pre-portioned for you and your Valentine. Whether you're hosting a Valentine's party or enjoying this treat by yourself, it's nice and chocolatey, just like those dessert shooters from popular restaurants! It's just a little taste of the sweet life. | Valentine Dessert | Black Forest Cake | Easy Dessert |

Finish the dessert with the remaining cake on top, filling the glasses until they’re full. Then, top with a swirl of whipped topping, and serve immediately. They’re perfect for giving one to your Valentine, and then keeping one (or more) for yourself. Plus, you can get quite a few of these out of a full cake and a jar of pie filling, so you’ll have no problem making them for a crowd, too!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and you'll love this easy dessert that's perfectly pre-portioned for you and your Valentine. Whether you're hosting a Valentine's party or enjoying this treat by yourself, it's nice and chocolatey, just like those dessert shooters from popular restaurants! It's just a little taste of the sweet life. | Valentine Dessert | Black Forest Cake | Easy Dessert |

You can even jazz it up with a few heart sprinkles for your honey.

Black Forest Dessert Shooters
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 unfrosted chocolate cake, cooled and crumbled
  2. 1 jar cherry pie filling
  3. Whipped topping
  4. Sprinkles (optional)
Instructions
  1. Fill single-serve dessert cups 1/3 full with chocolate cake crumbles.
  2. Top with cherry pie filling, filling another 1/3 full.
  3. Finish with chocolate cake to the top of the dessert cup.
  4. Add whipped topping and sprinkles on top to finish.
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Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and you'll love this easy dessert that's perfectly pre-portioned for you and your Valentine. Whether you're hosting a Valentine's party or enjoying this treat by yourself, it's nice and chocolatey, just like those dessert shooters from popular restaurants! It's just a little taste of the sweet life. | Valentine Dessert | Black Forest Cake | Easy Dessert |

There’s just something about single-serve desserts that I really love. Maybe it’s that they remind me of those adorable little dessert shooters at restaurants, or maybe there’s just something about a little indulgence just for me. But these are just super adorable and super easy to make, meaning they’re perfectly shareable (or not).

Who would you share this dessert with? Any special V-Day plans? Let me know in the comments below!