It seems people’s feelings about Valentine’s Day are often tied to certain factors; whether or not they are in a relationship, the length of the relationship, and in some cases, how they feel about the person they were last in a relationship with.
It also seems that no matter one’s opinions on the holiday created to celebrate love (and sell greeting cards) pretty much everyone agrees that there is nothing not to love about chocolate. And cake. And ice cream.
Much like true love, this gorgeous chocolate strawberry ice cream cake fills your heart with joy. Unlike many relationships, it is dead simple to make and requires very little effort.
While one should never, ever shortchange one’s loved one, when it comes to making dessert I see no reason not to take a few shortcuts. That’s why I used a gluten free chocolate cake mix and store bought ice cream, then topped it off with homemade ganache.
Recipe notes: The chocolate cake mix I used was dairy free. You