Romantic Desserts for Two: 12 Recipes Perfect for Date Night

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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 the best 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!

These pair excellently with one of these romantic dinner recipes for two.

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. 

Two red cups have food in them. A spoon is in one of the cups.

Click here for the recipe from Imagelicious. 

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie for Two

This is the first one on this list we Two Drifters want to whip up. Talk about cozy romantic desserts for two. Top with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate comfort food. 

A skillet has cookie dough with ice cream and caramel on top.

Click here for the recipe from Apron Free Cooking.

Black Bottom Raspberry Vanilla Creme Brulee Bars for 2

An oreo crumb base and flavors of vanilla and raspberry…need I say more?

Slices of cheesecake are on a wooden board.

Click here for the recipe from My Kitchen Love. 

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. 

Melted chocolate with graham crackers crushed on top. Around it are marshmallows, bananas, and strawberries.

Click here for the recipe from Off the Eaten Path.

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.

A spoon pulls a mug cake with apples out of a cup.

Click here for the recipe from Frugal Foodie Mama.

Gluten-Free Blackberry Crisp for Two

A bowl has dessert and a scoop of ice cream on it.

Not only is this a gluten-free option, but you can swap out blackberries for another berry of your choice. Yum!

Click here for the recipe from My Gluten-Free Kitchen. 

Raspberry-Lemon Hand Pies for Two

These mini raspberry pies are made for two and topped with a tart lemon glaze.

A heart-shaped cookie filled with something red.

Click here for the recipe from Cook with Me Darling.

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!

Cookie dough overflows out of a white bowl surrounded by chocolate and nuts.

Click here for the recipe from The Live-In Kitchen. 

Chocolate Chia Pudding for Two 

Here’s a dessert a bit on the lighter and chillier side.

Chia pudding in a glass with raspberries on top.

Click here for the recipe from Veggies Save the Day. 

Tiramisu Cheesecake Parfaits for Two

This recipe combines several classic desserts with flavors of coffee and Kahlua. Sounds lush! 

A cup is filled with dessert and cocoa powder on top.

Click here for the recipe from Life, Love, and Good Food.

Chocolate Lava Cake for Two

Lava cake is a classic chocolate dessert that is supremely decadent. This recipe is just perfect for a couple.

A close up of a molten lava cake oozing chocolate with strawberries on top.

Click here for the recipe from Champagne Tastes.

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.

Close up of a cupcake with white frosting.

Click here for the recipe from The PKP Way

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 of these romantic dessert recipes for two?

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