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20+ Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes for Two

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Wondering what to make your sweetie this Valentine’s Day?  Get inspired with these 20+ Valentine’s Day dessert recipes for two!  Whip up a batch of decadent chocolate cupcakes, craft a cozy chocolate pots de crème, or surprise your sweetheart with a gluten-free cake bursting with flavor.  This Valentine’s Day, celebrate with something truly special – homemade desserts, perfectly portioned for two!

Mini chocolate marshmallow heart cakes arranged on a red platter.

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.

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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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Beautiful small batch skillet brownie in a mini cast iron pan with super crackly top and heart candies.

2

Small Batch Fudgy Skillet Brownies

Sharing is caring with ultra-fudgy skillet brownies, perfect for Valentine's Day! This brownies-for-two bakes up easily in a mini 6-inch cast iron skillet, and promises a rich chocolate center, a crackly top begging to be shattered, and the decadent aroma of dark chocolate. Make it even sweeter with holiday-inspired candy decorations!
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6-inch no-bake chocolate cheesecake

3

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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Small gluten free chocolate cake with strawberry frosting and sprinkles on a white plate.

4

Small Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

This small gluten free chocolate cake makes a mini 6-inch cake that is soft, moist, full of chocolate flavor, and ideal for two people!  The almond flour cake makes a great cake for small celebrations, birthday's, and Valentine's Day.  Finish the cake with strawberry butter free frosting for a delicious combo!
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5

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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Beautiful layered strawberry shortcake layered cake on a white cake stand.

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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.

Slices of vanilla mini cake on white plates decorated with Valentine's day candy.
Small gluten free vanilla cake cut into slices and presented on a black plate.

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Small Gluten Free Vanilla Cake

This small gluten free vanilla cake is an incredibly soft, light, and moist 6-inch mini cake.  An almond flour blend makes the cake flavorful and lofty, and you would never know it is gluten free!  The small cake is ideal for any celebration and even more indulgent with a creamy fudge frosting crown!
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A slice of vanilla cake on a white plate with heart candies.

8

Small 6-Inch Vanilla Cake Recipe

Craving a cake for two people that's simple, delicious, and perfect for any occasion? This small vanilla cake recipe delivers!  The cake is incredibly soft, moist, and bursting with vanilla flavor.  Plus, the secret to its pillowy-soft crumb is a surprisingly easy mixing method you'll want to use for all your cakes!
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Boston cream pie cake on a platter

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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

10

Small Birthday Cake

This small birthday cake is a classic small batch yellow cake recipe layered with flavorful filling and frosting. The 6-inch layer cake showcases vanilla flavor, a perfectly tender crumb, and makes the perfect base cake recipe. Chocolate swiss meringue butterceam frosting and strawberry cream filling combine with the vanilla cake in this deliciously sweet birthday cake!
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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.

Pretty in pink strawberry cupcake with strawberry frosting on a table.
A single strawberry cupcake on a table.

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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

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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

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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

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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 go into 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 best strawberry whipped cream frosting for a delicious chocolate + strawberry treat!  

Chocolate chia pudding in a glass on a small plate
Chocolate pots de creme for two in individual ramekins and topped with whipped cream.

15

Chocolate Pots De Crème For Two

Indulge in pure chocolate bliss with this decadent Pots de Crème for Two recipe. The delicately smooth and silky chocolate custard is simple, yet elegant, and the perfect dessert to celebrate a special occasion.
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Pretty serving glass of hot cocoa pudding with marshmallow whipped cream.

16

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Pudding

Peppermint hot chocolate pudding is a festive, and easy, holiday treat for two!  Hot cocoa mix and cocoa powder combine to make a decadent chocolate pudding.  The ultra-creamy pudding is dolloped with peppermint marshmallow whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed candy canes.
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Chocolate chia pudding with pomegranate and yogurt in a glass

17

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

18

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

19

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.

A plate of neatly stacked chocolate covered cake truffles.
Edible cookie dough with chocolate chips

20

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

21

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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Cake truffles stacked in a heart shaped bowl with a bite out of the top one.

22

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Truffles

Chocolate covered strawberry cake truffles combine everything you love about a frosted cake with the bite-sized convenience of a decadent candy.  Make the cake truffles with traditional or gluten free cake mixed with your favorite frosting.  The truffles are finished with a roll through strawberry powder, a snappy chocolate shell, and festive sprinkles to celebrate any special occasion! 
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A perfect stack of coconut cream candies for Easter.

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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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