Spark the Romance with These DIY Recipes from JW Marriott

Friday 14th, February 2020 / 11:00 Written by
Spark the Romance with These DIY Recipes from JW Marriott
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At JW Marriott San Antiono Believes Chocolate and Delicious Cocktails will make a Romantic Dinner at Home Even more Special

Chocolate Cake for Valentine’s Day anyone? I say yes please!

This Flourless Chocolate Cake is a customer favorite dessert at Replenish – the bistro at their Lantana Spa at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.

Feed your body, mind and soul at Replenish Spa Bistro. Located inside Lantana Spa, this refreshing restaurant offers fresh-from-the-garden organic ingredients from local purveyors, smoothies and fine wines for our health-conscious hotel guests, and, of course, a wonderful flourless chocolate cake!

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Photo and recipe credit: JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

Treat your palate to organic ingredients, herbs picked fresh from their garden and flavor combinations that will surely satisfy at one of the best day spas in San Antonio. Replenish Spa Bistro provides healthy meals, desserts and wine options for a fulfilling spa experience. Enjoy views of the serene swimming pool and classic cabanas.

Here’s their chef’s best chocolate cake recipe to try at home:

Flourless Chocolate Cake 

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Photo and recipe credit: JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

Ingredients: 

1 pound unsalted butter 

1 pound granulated sugar 

8 ounces fresh brewed dark coffee 

1 pound dark chocolate couverture 

9 large whole eggs 

Yields: One 9″ Spring Form Cake Mold 

Directions: 

Step 1: In a water bath, mix and melt together the butter, granulated sugar, and fresh coffee 

Step 2: Pour butter, sugar, and coffee mixture over the chocolate and stir until chocolate melts. Set aside to cool 

Step 3: Whisk together the eggs, and slowly pour while mixing into the chocolate mixture 

Step 4: Spray a 9″ spring form cake mold with nonstick spray and line the bottom with parchment paper. Pour chocolate cake mixture. 

Bake at 300°F for about 35 Minutes, until it sets. 

Refrigerate for a few hours, unmold, and serve with seasonal berries. 

Planning a romantic dinner this Valentine’s Day? A charming cocktail can complement your meal while impressing your Valentine as you show off your cocktail mixing skills. This Blackberry Smash recipe is easy to follow and includes favorite flavors like raspberries and mint.

So, if you’re more into cocktails than a bottle of red or white wine, this fun cocktail will make your Valentine’s Day drink of choice feel special. Here’s the recipe to Do-It-Yourself … 

Blackberry Smash

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Photo and recipe credit: JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

1 oz Agave Nectar

1.5 oz Garrison Brother Bourbon

Muddle 4 blackberries

4 mint leafs

Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice

Garnish with mint and blackberry

The Blackberry Smash was brought to life using ingredients gathered from the resort’s garden and creativity from their seasoned bartenders. The culinary team at 18 Oaks believes in sourcing ingredients from within 100 miles of the resort, so they sought to do the same with their Valentine’s Day cocktail. 

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