Dessert can be sooooo romantic. It’s decadent, rich, and sometimes positively sinful. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we wanted to seek out a few of the most delicious dessert recipes out there, but in particular, we wanted to find romantic desserts for two.
The recipes below are designed with two people in mind, creating an amount of sweetness perfect for two lovers to share. Many of them are extremely easy to make, too, with a few recipes included that can be made in the Instant Pot.
Starting to drool? Us too. Read on and find the best dessert for your next date night or special occasion!
Instant Pot Gingerbread Cheesecake for Two
Equal parts Christmas and equal parts Valentine’s Day, this luscious gingerbread cheesecake is a great date night dessert. This recipe gets made in the Instant Pot, so it’s super quick and easy, too.
Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie for Two
This is the first one on this list we Two Drifters want to whip up. Talk about a cozy dessert for two. Top with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate comfort food.
Black Bottom Raspberry Vanilla Creme Brulee Bars for 2
An oreo crumb base and flavors of vanilla and raspberry…need I say more?
S’mores Fondue for 2
When it comes to romantic desserts for 2, you don’t have to be fancy. These s’mores don’t require a campfire but they are the ideal treat for the adventure-loving couple.
Apple Chai Mug Cakes for Two
You don’t need fancy cooking equipment for this recipe: the dessert gets prepared in mugs. For a simple Valentine’s dessert this can’t be beat.
Gluten-Free Blackberry Crisp for Two
Not only is this a gluten-free option, but you can swap out blackberries for another berry of your choice. Yum!
Raspberry-Lemon Hand Pies for Two
These mini raspberry pies are made for two and topped with a tart lemon glaze.
Vegan Cookie Dough Dip for Two
We Two Drifters happen to LOVE raw cookie dough. But raw eggs are supposed to be a no-no. Never fear, this vegan version is egg-free totally safe! Grab two spoons and go to work!
Chocolate Chia Pudding for Two
Here’s a dessert a bit on the lighter and chillier side.
Tiramisu Cheesecake Parfaits for Two
This recipe combines several classic desserts with flavors of coffee and Kahlua. Sounds lush!
Chocolate Lava Cake for Two
Lava cake is a classic chocolate dessert that is supremely decadent. This recipe is just perfect for a couple.
Red Velvet Cupcakes for Two
With its vibrant scarlet color, red velvet is perfect for Valentine’s Day. These cupcakes are topped with a tangy cream cheese frosting.
Essentials for Your Date Night Desserts
Planning to prepare one of these recipes for your partner? Or maybe you’ll bake together. Let’s be sure you’ve got everything you need.
Depending on your recipe, you might need various baking equipment. Solid mixing bowls are always an essential item to have in your kitchen, no matter what you’re preparing. I like this set of 6 from Amazon that has tons of different sizes. A trusty hand mixer can make your baking process even faster.
If you’re making cupcakes, a muffin tin is vital–this silicone one is said to bake muffins and cupcakes to perfection.
For the skillet cookie, here’s a nice skillet that is the perfect size.
What’s your favorite dessert recipe for two?
Amy Hartle is the co-founder and owner of Two Drifters, where she blogs about romantic and couples travel, relationships, honeymoons, and more. With a Master’s in English and a BA in Musical Theatre, Amy loves to write quality content as well as to entertain, and she hopes to do a bit of both here on the blog! Amy is happily married to her husband Nathan, and when not working on their sites, Amy & Nathan can be found cuddling, reading, and enjoying delicious lattes.