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Say it with strawberries — literally. The story goes that in ancient Roman times, strawberries were connected to the goddess of love, Venus, forever intertwining this fruit with the more romantic side of life. How true this story is, it’s hard to say, but seeing these bright red fruits in February is definitely a treat for winter-sore eyes. However you take your strawberries, there’s definitely more than one way. These recipes will give you the romantic jumpstart to this cupid-filled red and pink season.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts are the perfect, quick way to get into the Valentine’s Day mood! A simple few cuts of the knife give you adorable heart-shaped strawberries. A coating of melted chocolate finishes this dessert off with a satisfying, indulgent twist. To read the step-by-step heart-shaping process, click the link.

Lancashire Courting Cake

Get your dose of strawberries with a British twist. This Lancashire Courting Cake is a traditional cake women would give to their love interests and show off their culinary skills. A rich, dense cake base is sandwiched with mascarpone-stabilized whipped cream and a hefty amount of strawberries. Your strawberry shortcake of the past has just been outnumbered here! To get the recipe, click the link!

Strawberry Swirl Loaf

Whether it be your coworkers in the office or a quick treat for your neighbor, this Strawberry Swirl Loaf is a great recipe for showing your thoughtfulness and sharing kindness. This tender soft crumb is packed with fresh strawberry flavor and topped with a swirl of strawberry jam for a decorative and delicious detail. The instructions and list of ingredients can all be found by clicking the link here.

Buttermilk Sweetheart Cake

Buttermilk Sweetheart Cake is a quick cake with delicious and pretty results! A cake mix gets even more tender with the addition of buttermilk to the batter. Once cooled, the cake is cut and arranged to resemble an adorable heart! If you’re looking to make the recipe, click the link here!

Double Strawberry Cake

If you need a fix of strawberry flavor without pulling out all of your baking ingredients, then this recipe for Double Strawberry Cake has you covered. A simple white cake mix gets doctored up with fresh strawberry puree and strawberry Jell-O for a clear and strong, one-two strawberry punch of flavor. The cake gets topped with a cream cheese frosting, which also gets injected with strawberry puree for a pink and fruity adornment. Curious about the recipe? Then click the link here.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Loaf Cake

No fresh strawberries? No problem! You can enjoy the taste of strawberries anytime with this Strawberry Cream Cheese Loaf Cake. Strawberry jam gets mixed into the batter for a bright, vibrant pop of flavor and color. A luscious cream cheese frosting gets spread over the top, creating a strawberries and cream sort of vibe to the whole cake. This rich pound cake-like loaf cake has a sublime, melt-in-your-mouth texture but also holds up to transporting and slicing, making it a great dessert to bring to events. To get the recipe, click the link.