For Valentine's Day, The Mr. and I like to stay home and cook for each other. Okay that's a lie. We stay home and HE cooks for ME! It's glorious! This year he made me Parmesan risotto (it was perfection) and pan-roasted asparagus with garlic and a touch of Parmesan. I felt it was only fair to make him dessert - and of course it had to be chocolate. I like chocolate as much as the next guy, but as far as chocolate cakes go, well, when given the option, I'll usually choose something else. If I'm shown a fruit crisp or pie, or even a creme brulee, I will choose it over the chocolate every time. But The Mr. is the opposite - in fact he always chooses the chocolate dessert. We were at one of our favorite ice cream stores in town, The Bent Spoon, and they have amazing flavors that change frequently - I chose a mixture of vanilla bean with sea salt caramel bits and then a lavender mascarpone. They were heavenly. The Mr.? He chose chocolate. When faced with a bazillion creative, delicious, unique flavors, he will always go for the chocolate. So back to dessert - I decided he deserved a chocolate cake. A dense, chocolaty, flourless chocolate cake. I decided on the almost flourless chocolate cake with meyer lemon whipped cream from Food 52, and it did not disappoint. It was so decadently fudgy and chocolaty, but not too sweet - and the meyer lemon whipped cream is sweetly tart and creamy - the perfect combination. This cake is a must-make for chocolate lovers - and it's super quick and easy to whip up!