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Romantic Desserts: 30 Sweets for Two

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Valentine’s Day is the holiday for romantic desserts for two! This collection of candy, chocolates, cakes, cupcakes, and more are the perfect way to end the evening with your Valentine!

collage of romantic desserts for two

Valentine’s Day has always been a special day for my husband and I.

We went on our second date ever on Valentine’s Day in 2004 (our first date was the week before, on February 7th, 2004 – when I was still in college).

Now that we are parents we don’t get as many date nights. Instead we try to create romantic date like moments at home, when we can.

Obviously, Valentine’s Day has a special meaning for us, like it probably does for many people. And for us, celebrating often has a grand finale of amazing desserts since we both have a huge sweet tooth.

These 30 romantic desserts are perfect for two! So, if you’re like me you can make a few and really indulge!

What are romantic desserts?

When it comes to Valentine’s Day often romantic desserts are associated with decadent sweet treats. Lots of warm melty chocolate, like fondue, or molten cakes.

Add a splash of red to your desserts to bring in that color of romance. Adding fresh berries like raspberries, or strawberries can turn an ordinary dessert into something truly special.

Any dessert can be romantic when you’re sharing it with someone you love.

Some of my favorite romantic desserts include:

  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Chocolate Lava Cake
  • Heart shaped cookies
  • Creamy mousse
  • White chocolate paired with fresh berries

How do you make romantic desserts for just two?

There could be many reasons why you want a dessert that is suitable to share with two. Maybe you don’t want a lot of extra dessert in the house. Maybe you live with just one other person, or possibly it’s Valentine’s Day, and you want a romantic dessert for just the two of you.

Here are a few helpful tips.

  • Small batch cookies. They are just enough to enjoy with the one you love.
  • Small batch brownies
  • Mug cakes or mug brownies.
  • Creme Brulee, is a great treat you can make in a small batch to enjoy with someone else.
  • Cupcakes, make a small batch of cupcakes, instead of a big cake
  • Fondue is a great way to enjoy a dessert with the one you love.

30 Romantic Desserts for Two

Cream Puffs

Cream Puffs may seem like a hard-to make recipe, but this one from Sense and Edibility is luxurious, freezer-friendly, and a hit for those who prefer lighter sweets. Impress your Valentine with a batch of these.

romantic desserts for two: cream puffs with sprinkles

Chocolate Avocado Filled Strawberries

These No Bake Chocolate Avocado & Strawberry Mousse Mini Desserts by Food Meanderings are a fun, elegant, yet easy Valentine’s Day dessert that takes about 15 minutes to put together. 

strawberries filled with avocado mousse and a wedge of chocolate

White Chocolate Souffle

A delicate, airy white chocolate souffle with a fresh floral hint from a splash of rosewater. The perfect light dessert when topped with fresh berries and mint! By Cali Girl Cooking.

romantic desserts for two, white chocolate souffles in heart shaped ramikens

No Bake Sugar Cookie Bites

These No Bake Sugar Cookies Bites by Meals with Maggie have a soft doughy center and are coated in a sweet chocolatey shell. Perfect for Valentine’s day or a fun healthier treat.

sugar cookie bites in heart cups and red and pink sprinkles

Chocolate Chia Mousse

A rich vegan chocolate mousse from The Picky Eater, made with silken tofu, bananas, tahini, cocoa powder, and maple syrup. It’s rich and creamy!

vegan chocolate mousse topped with raspberries served in a glass bowl -romantic desserts for two:

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Fudge

This melt-in-your-mouth, creamy fudge from Two Healthy Kitchens is incredibly simple with 4-ingredients and just 5 minutes of prep! It’s the perfect ending to a romantic dinner.

romantic desserts for two, chocolate fudge hearts on polka dot napkin

Red Velvet Cupcakes

This light and fluffy red velvet cupcake by The Picky Eater is topped with a sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting.

healthy red velvet cupcakes in pink wrappers, romantic desserts for two

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse

With only four ingredients and ten minutes, you can make the most decadent creamy chocolate mousse that rivals any fancy restaurant dessert. By Krazy Kitchen Mom.

chocolate hazelnut mousse in glass chars topped with cookie crumbles

Sweetheart Brownies

Surprise your loved one with these sweet brownies by Kathryn’s Kitchen Blog! They are perfect for any occasion and you can use any cookie cutter that you prefer. They are the sweetest treat!

heart shaped brownies on white plate

Macerated Strawberries

Macerated strawberries with cashew cream make a beautiful no-bake vegan, gluten-free dessert. These sweetened sliced strawberries are also delicious with whipped cream or lightly sweetened yogurt. By Flavour and Savour.

romantic desserts for two: macerated strawberries in a glass

Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Brownie Tarts

These rich, dense fudgy brownies from Sidewalk Shoes are topped with tart sweet raspberries and baked into cute little tarts. They are bursting with decadent chocolate flavor.

brownie tart topped with fresh raspberries on white plate with fork

Baked Red Velvet Donuts

Baked Red Velvet Donuts by Bake and Bacon – These Red Velvet Donuts topped with cream cheese frosting are baked, not fried, and so easy to make!

red velvet donut with vanilla icing propped up next to to a small jug of milk

Bananas Foster

New Orleans-inspired Bananas Foster made with bananas and a caramel rum sauce, ignited, and topped with vanilla ice cream. This 10-minute bananas foster recipe is the secret weapon date night dessert! By The Kitchen Girl.

bananas foster in a small skillet - romantic desserts for two

Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Cake

This chocolate zucchini cake by Veggies Don’t Bite is hands down incredible. So rich and moist, you’d have no idea its vegan, gluten-free and filled with veggies!

layered chocolate zucchini cake in a blue bowl

No Bake Raspberry Dairy Free Cheesecake Tarts

The perfect little tart to share with your sweetheart. These Raspberry Dairy Free Cheesecake Tarts from Veggie Inspired are no bake, gluten free, and sugar free. Tart, yet sweet. Super easy.

raspberry cheesecake tart in the shape of a heart topped with fresh raspberries

Superfood Strawberry Chocolate Brownies

Nothing says romance quite like chocolate! These Superfood Strawberry Chocolate Brownies by Jar of Lemons are healthy and delicious!

brownie squares topped with sliced strawberries and drizzled with chocolate sauce on white plate

Vegan Nutella

A chocolate hazelnut spread, this vegan nutella recipe from The Picky Eater is creamy and decadent. Use it this Valentine’s Day to dip your favorite fruit like strawberries, and banana slices!

vegan nutella with hazelnuts and dark chocolate, served on a wooden cutting board - romantic desserts for two

Japanese Strawberry Shortcake

This Japanese strawberry shortcake by Drive Me Hungry is a gorgeous dessert to make for your Valentines. Made with soft, fluffy sponge cake and fresh whipped cream!

Japanese strawberry shortcake with whipped cream frosting and fresh strawberries

Cheesecake Bites

These bite sized cheesecakes from The Picky Eater are the perfect size to share with your Valentine. Top with fresh berries or shaved chocolate!

cheesecake bites topped with fresh fruit in a muffin tin

Chocolate Ganache Tart

This chocolate ganache tart from The Picky Eater is a romantic dessert to share with your Valentine. Dark chocolate, hints of coffee flavors, cocoa, and fresh whipping cream create an almost sinfully delicious ganache inside the incredible tart crust. 

Chocolate Ganache Tart with cherries on top, served on a white plate

Raspberry Sorbet

This raspberry sorbet by Salt and Baker is bright red, creamy, and delicious! Its a great dessert option for your loved one this Valentine’s Day.

raspberry sorbet topped with fresh raspberries

Chocolate Berry Cups

Easy to make, pretty and delicious, these sweet little chocolate berry cups by The Food Blog are the perfect ending to a romantic Valentines dinner.

chocolate filled berry cups with raspberries and blackberries romantic desserts for two

Mini Pavlovas

Mini pavlovas filled with chantilly cream and topped with strawberries are the perfect way to celebrate any occasion. By Sweet Tea and Thyme.

mini pavlovas topped with whipped cream and strawberries

Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberries

These easy vegan chocolate covered strawberries from Keeping the Peas covered in sprinkles are a simple treat to share with the one you love!

chocolate covered strawberry covered in heart sprinkles

Molten Lava Cake

This small rich chocolate cake by Garnish and Glaze has a warm gooey center that makes you go weak at the the knees. It’s so easy to make and comes together in less than 20 minutes!

molten lava cake on white plate garnished with raspeberries

Strawberry Flan

This Strawberry Flan by Greedy Gourmet is easy to prepare and loved by all. It comprises a vanilla sponge, drowned in vanilla custard, topped with strawberries and drizzled white chocolate.

strawberry flan on black plate and striped kitchen towel - romantic desserts for two

Apple Rose Puffs

Easy to make fancy dessert. Apple slices and puff pastry are rolled into a rose-shaped dessert. Presentation perfect. Pretty and elegant. By Homemade and Yummy.

a romantic dessert of puff pastry apples in the shape of a rose

White Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

These strawberry cheesecake cupcakes by Blue Sky Eating are the ultimate sweet treat! Fluffy vanilla & strawberry sponge with a white chocolate cream cheese icing.

strawberry cheesecake cupcake with bite taken out topped with strawberry

Easy Chocolate Raspberry Mousse

This easy chocolate raspberry mousse by Love In My Oven is light and fluffy, dairy-free and refined-sugar free! Your new favorite chocolate and raspberry dessert!

overhead of chocolate raspberry mousse cups on platter covered with roses and rose petals

Strawberry Panna Cotta

This strawberry panna cotta by The Gay Globetrotter is the most romantic dessert ever. A simple vanilla bean panna cotta is topped with a sweet strawberry coulis and chilled to perfection.

strawberry panna cottas with layer of white and red, on white plate with hand dipping spoon inside

I hope you were able to find some inspiration to create a memorable and romantic evening for you and your Valentine!

collage of romantic desserts including brownie heart, cream buff, heart ramekins, strawberry cup, valentine truffle, and strawberry cake.

Check out these other romantic desserts to enjoy all year round!

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Indulge your sweet tooth with some of my lightened-up treats. From gluten-free brownies to fruity crumbles, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to check out holiday favorites like my healthy pumpkin pie!

44 responses to “Romantic Desserts: 30 Sweets for Two”

  1. I was so inspired, looking through all these gorgeous photos and so many delicious recipes! And, I especially love that so many are a bit healthier, too – desserts I can truly feel great sharing with someone I love!

  2. I can’t decide which of these I want to try first! Those molten lava cakes look incredible so I think I will start there!

  3. These all looks delicious! What a great selection of ideas. I particularly like the idea of the chocolate almond date balls yum yum yum!

    • Awww thank you so much Gail!! We feel very fortunate indeed 🙂 I can’t wait for you to try some of these recipes – I’m sure you will love them!

  4. Yummy treats. Chocolate is always my fave, and just a little marshmallow on top versus tons of buttercream frosting, definitely makes it less of a guilty pleasure. Thanks.

    • Thanks Shari!! I’m a huge chocolate fan too 🙂 These cupcakes are absolutely amazing — you will love them!

  5. Lentil flour! I’m floored! I love lentils, but never knew about lentil flour. Do you buy it or can you grind it in a Nutrimill?

    • Yes!! Lentil flour is amazing — such a great substitute and it doesn’t change the flavor of the cookies too much! You can buy it or grind it yourself — whatever you prefer 🙂 Enjoy!

  6. Those brownies look awesome! I am really excited to make this but was wondering if you could substitute the espresso powder with something else? We don’t drink coffee and I wouldn’t want to add espresso powder to the recipe. Any suggestions? 🙂

    • Thanks Debbie! Actually I think you can probably omit the espresso powder and maybe just add a bit more cocoa powder (like 1-2 tsp). The espresso powder just brings out the chocolate flavor a bit more, but leaving it out won’t change the recipe * too * drastically. Let me know how it turns out!!

  7. Hi Anjali ,
    Am all set to make the brownie with black beans but if I try to substitute agave nectar for honey, should I be using the same quantity of honey ? Also, should I increase the cooking time to 25 minutes ?
    As always , I appreciate all your effort in posting these wonderful recipes.

    Thanks
    Megha

    • Hi Megha! So yes – you should be using the same quantity of agave as you would honey (it’s a 1:1 replacement ratio). For the cooking time — it’s already 25 minutes total (20 min at 350, 5 min at 300). But you should also calibrate depending on how hot your oven gets, etc. Test it after 20 minutes and depending on how cooked through they are, you can stick to the recipe, add less time or add more time. Hope that helps, let me know how they turn out!!

  8. This information is great. Has made me realise that I don’t need to eat bad on Valentine ’s Day. I can still enjoy the desserts but they can still be good for me. I absolutely love the recipes you have posted and can’t wait to try them out. If you have any more healthy dessert recipes I would love to look at them as I am a “sweet tooth.”

    • Hi Megha! Thank you so much – it’s always fun to meet fellow Picky Eaters 🙂 So, for the brownies, I wouldn’t recommend using black eyed peas instead of black beans. Black beans are starchier and they are also black so they blend in well to the brownie batter. The black eyed peas are more watery and I’m worried that they might make the batter too runny. So stick to black beans if you can! Let me know how they turn out for you!

    • Yay! I’ve never used the black bean trick with boxed brownies, but I have used canned pumpkin with boxed brownies and it tastes delicious!

    • Haha – sometimes I use a box mix too! But you can actually make a box mix super healthy by using 1 box of Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake Mix, and 1 15oz can of pure pumpkin. All you need is those two ingredients, combine them in a bowl, and evenly distribute into a 12 cup muffin pan lined with foil baking cups or sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 min, until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean. Each brownie/muffin will only have 180 calories and 3.5g fat!

    • Thanks!! And omg yes – the almond date balls are one of my favorite snacks (as well as desserts!)

  9. Brownies made with black beans and a little agave? I’m saved! If I use rice flour instead of wheat, do you think that will work? Cutting down on sugar and staying relatively gluten-free (I’m not a perfectionist!)

    • Hehe yeah! And they taste amazing – you won’t believe black beans are the base of this recipe! As for using rice flour, I would think it would work, but I’ve never tried it myself. If you do end up using rice flour and it works well, definitely let me know!

      • Baked these brownies yesterday for my sons and their friends and used rice flour instead of wheat and 2 real eggs instead of an egg substitute (I keep chickens, so love the eggs).

        It took almost no time to throw them together in a food processor and get them baked. They were incredibly delicious and didn’t last long. More like a velvety chocolate treat than a traditional brownie – none of the kids turned them down. Yum. We’ll definitely bake these again.

        Not vegan, but dairy and gluten free, which is what our family needs. Thanks again for the recipe.

      • That’s awesome!! I’m so glad it turned out well using the rice flour and that your kids loved it! Thanks for letting me know 🙂

      • Hi
        to these black bean brownies: I will try them only because of the ‘reviewers’ responses. I have tried them before from a friend and they were horrible. Had to throw all away. But maybe one more try because they sound rediciulously good. Thanks.

      • Sorry to hear your first try with black bean brownies wasn’t good! Let me know if you like this version!

    • Haha! That is totally true – I mean how can you turn it down? So glad you like the list! 🙂

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