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!
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.
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.
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!
This Mini No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Cheesecakeis 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.
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!
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!
Summer is quickly approaching and this Gluten FreeStrawberry 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.
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?
This small gluten free vanilla cakeis 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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
If you need a sweet treat to celebrate Valentine's Day or other special occasion, this Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Doughcomes 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!
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!
Chocolate covered strawberry cake trufflescombine 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!
When you have a candy craving, these homemade Coconut Cream Candiesare 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!