Valentine’s Day Desserts for Two – Recipe Roundup

These Valentine’s Day desserts for two feature gluten free and traditional recipes perfectly portioned for you and your sweetie.  You will find everything from cakes to candy, and cupcakes to decadent chocolate desserts.  This is sampling of easy small batch desserts and a delicious resource for Valentine’s Day dessert ideas!

Valentine’s Day Desserts For Two

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means chocolate, strawberry, and small desserts are the center of attention.  This roundup of Valentine’s Day desserts for two highlights all things chocolatey, fruity, and lovingly sweet on the blog!

Dessert Recipes Featured In The Recipe Roundup:

  • Gluten Free and Traditional Desserts – My gluten free recipes are made with an almond flour blend.  While the traditional desserts use standard all-purpose wheat flour.
  • Cakes – The cake recipes make beautiful 6-Inch cakes filled with chocolate, fruit, or even luscious cream!
  • Cupcakes – Small batch cupcake recipes that yield 4 to 5 cupcakes.
  • Pudding – Or better yet, silky chocolate pots de creme.  
  • Parfaits – Looking for something on the healthier side?  I have you covered with a healthier chocolate chia seed pudding parfait.
  • Candy – No celebration would be complete without a delicious assortment of candy!

And, if you are not finding that special dessert in this blog post, be sure to check out the Valentine’s Day collection on the blog!  There you will find more recipes that include ice cream, breakfast treats, and cookies.

Slice of chocolate strawberry mousse cheesecake on a plate for Valentine's Day.
Single heart shaped chocolate coated mini cake set on a mini cupcake stand.
Chocolate Mini Cakes with Marshmallow Filling
These chocolate mini cakes with marshmallow filling are everything you remember from the classic childhood treat.  And now they make the sweetest Valentine's Day dessert!  Two layers of rich chocolate cake are filled with a fluffy marshmallow cream and finished with a sweet chocolate ganache shell.
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6-inch no-bake chocolate cheesecake
No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake
This Mini No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake is a delicious celebration cake for Valentine's Day, or any other special occasion.  A fluffy and creamy chocolate cheesecake layer is set on a chocolate graham cracker crust, and topped with a sweet strawberry whipped cream.    
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Classic Mini Chocolate Cake
This small batch recipe for Classic Mini Chocolate Cake makes a moist and tender 6-Inch chocolate layer cake, rich in cocoa flavor.  The classic flavor and texture make this chocolate cake the perfect base for any flavor combination.  This recipe features a homemade caramel sauce drizzle and a light chocolate whipped cream for a truly decadent dessert – perfect for two!
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Strawberry layer cake on a platter
Strawberry Shortcake Gluten Free Layer Cake
Summer is quickly approaching and this Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake Cake makes an easy, and pretty, summer dessert!  This small batch mini cake features two layers of light and moist cake with fluffy Whipped Coconut Cream and delicately sweetened fresh strawberries.   
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More Cakes For Two

Chocolate is a must to celebrate with your sweetheart.  And sometimes it is nice to change it up with something a little unexpected.  These mini cakes for Valentine’s Day feature the flavors of vanilla, lemon, and even coconut!  And the cakes are easy to make!

What Cake Pans Can I Use To Bake Small Batch 6-Inch Cakes?

I like to use Wilton 6-inch round cake pans for all of my small batch cakes.

Mini frosted yellow cake on a pink cake stand
Snow Day Cake (Almond Cardamom Coconut Cake)
Looking for a beautiful cake to grace your holiday table?  The Snow Day Cake (Almond Cardamom and Coconut) is a 6-inch layer cake that is perfectly tender and flavored with the delicious combination of cardamom and almond.  The cake is finished with creamy vanilla frosting and sprinkles of shredded coconut. 
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Frosted lemon cakes on a cake stand
Mini Sweet Lemon Cakes
Perfectly light and refreshing Mini Sweet Lemon Cakes – This recipe makes 5 mini cakes that are moist, sweet, and highlighted with fresh lemon. Top the cakes with your favorite frosting, or a light and airy Marshmallow Meringue!
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Boston cream pie cake on a platter
6-Inch Boston Cream Pie
This 6-Inch Boston Cream Pie has all of the decadent goodness of the classic cake, and is perfect just for two!  Boston Cream Pie is actually a cake made with two moist and spongy cake layers that sandwich a creamy vanilla pastry cream.  And topping it off is a silky chocolate ganache!
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Mini vanilla cake
Classic Yellow Cake
Looking for a Classic Mini Yellow Cake recipe?  You've found it!  This 6-inch vanilla layer cake is full of vanilla flavor, a tender crumb, and the perfect base cake recipe.  This particular recipe showcases Neapolitan flavors with vanilla cake, chocolate swiss meringue buttercream frosting, and a strawberry cream filling.
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Small Batch Cupcakes For Valentine’s Day

Looking for a Valentine’s Day dessert that is smaller in scale, but still packs the flavor punch of a larger cake?  Below are a few gluten free and traditional cupcake recipes that are just as indulgent as their 6-Inch cake counterpart.  

Can you  make small batch Cupcakes Into A Cake?

Yes!  The recipes for these cupcakes will yield 1 single layer 6-Inch cake.

Gluten free vanilla cupcakes with vanilla icing arranged on a table
A single strawberry cupcake on a table.
Small Batch Strawberry Cupcakes
A super easy recipe for small batch strawberry cupcakes! You only need one bowl to make these moist and tender cupcakes. Fresh strawberry puree gives the cupcakes their delicious strawberry flavor and perfect texture! Frost with strawberry whipped buttercream frosting for a complete strawberry treat!
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Single small batch vanilla cupcake with a bite
Small Batch Vanilla Cupcakes
These Small Batch Vanilla Cupcakes are light, tender, and easy to make. The cupcakes are made with sour cream to keep them moist and are full of vanilla flavor. This is a great basic vanilla cupcake recipe that can be combined with any frosting or filling flavor. This recipe features a Cranberry Cream Cheese Buttercream, that is beautiful for the holidays!
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Gluten free vanilla cupcakes in a row
Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes
This is an easy small batch recipe for Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes.  Made with an almond flour blend, the cupcakes are moist and tender with great vanilla flavor – perfect for an Easter, Spring, or any time of the year dessert!  Maple syrup is the sweetener, making these cupcakes gluten free, and refined sugar-free!
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Frosted chocolate gluten free cupcake on a mini cake stand
Chocolate Gluten Free Cupcakes
This is a small batch recipe for Chocolate Gluten Free Cupcakes are made with an almond flour blend, are naturally sweetened with coconut sugar, and are dairy free.  The cupcakes are incredibly moist, rich in chocolate flavor, and a great base recipe for any occasion!  
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Chocolate Desserts For Valentine’s Day

Chocolate doesn’t always have to be the feature flavor in a cake!  It is perfect enough to stand on its own in these insanely decadent and creamy chocolate desserts.  Additionally, chocolate is so dreamy that it is versatile enough to be paired with other flavors like orange and pomegranate!

Wondering what to top these decadent Valentine’s Day desserts with?  Try the vanilla whipped coconut cream recipe for a delicious healthier treat!

Chocolate chia pudding in a glass on a small plate
Chocolate baked pudding in ramekin with whipped cream
Chocolate Pots De Crème – For Two
Chocolate Pots De Crème is a delicately smooth and silky chocolate custard dessert, made just for two!  Easy to make with just a few ingredients, these Pots De Crème are perfect for a special occasion or if you are just craving chocolate.
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Chocolate chia pudding with pomegranate and yogurt in a glass
Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits
Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits are delicious for dessert or healthy enough for breakfast!  This overnight chia seed pudding recipe is made with coconut milk and maple syrup for a vegan and refined sugar free treat. Layer the chocolate pudding with coconut milk yogurt, fresh pomegranate seeds, and whipped coconut cream.
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A mini gluten free chocolate orange tart with slices cut on a small plate
Chocolate Orange Gluten Free Tart
A small batch recipe for Chocolate Orange Gluten Free Tarts made with an almond and oat cocoa crust, and a creamy chocolate ganache filling brightened with fresh orange zest and juice.  This is an easy no-bake dessert for two that is gluten free, refined sugar free, and incredibly decadent! 
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Strawberry smore parfait on wood tray
Strawberry S’mores Parfait
This recipe for Gluten Free Strawberry S'mores Parfaits combines silky vegan chocolate pudding, gluten free graham cracker crumbs, and toasty marshmallows for a decadent no-bake summer dessert!  The parfaits are easily portable and the small batch recipe can be adjusted to accommodate any serving size.
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Sweet Candy Desserts For Valentine’s Day

Rounding out the Valentine’s Day desserts for two roundup are a few recipes for easy homemade candy.  Traditional flavors include chocolate, plus one fun treat … remember eating cookie dough straight from the tube?  No, just me?  Ok … 🙂 

What Is The Best Chocolate To Make Homemade Candy?

Chocolate that is free from unnecessary added ingredients is what I like to recommend.  The Baker’s Chocolate Baking Bars are great.  As are the Guittard Chocolate Chips.  Both melt beautifully and taste like pure chocolate.

Heart shaped bowl of Valentine's Day edible chocolate chip cookie dough with heart sprinkles.
Edible cookie dough with chocolate chips
Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
If you need a sweet treat to celebrate Valentine's Day or other special occasion, this Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough comes together easily, is safe to eat raw, and a fun treat for two.  Add your favorite sprinkles – or more chocolate chips – for a delectable and fun treat!
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Stack of chocolate bark pieces
Healthier Dark Chocolate Bark
Healthier Dark Chocolate Bark Candy is an easy small batch candy recipe full of texture and flavor.  Smooth melted dark chocolate is sprinkled with pomegranate seeds, vanilla kissed almonds, and coarse salt.  This candy is a great balance of salty and sweet!
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Close up of smores truffle with a bite
Toasty S’mores Truffles
Toasty S’mores Truffles pack everything you love about s’mores into one delicious bite.  Graham cracker crumbs combine with cookie butter, mini marshmallows, and marshmallow cream to make the truffle.  Then melted chocolate coats the candy and toasted marshmallows top off these campfire favorites!
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A perfect stack of coconut cream candies for Easter.
Coconut Cream Candies
When you have a candy craving, these homemade Coconut Cream Candies are sure to satisfy!  The candies feature a creamy coconut center made with coconut cream and shredded coconut, and are finished with a smooth chocolate coating.  This is an easy small batch candy recipe with only a few ingredients needed! 
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