If you’re planning to end your romantic night with dessert, why not really make it for two? Don’t worry about finishing off an entire cake or leaving six pieces to languish in the fridge. And forget about puzzling over the math to cut a dinner party dish down to size (trying to divide the eggs in a recipe gets us every time) — these sweet recipes are truly made for two.
If there’s anything better than a classic chocolate cake, it’s a classic chocolate cake with layers. Bake a thin cake and stack the quartered pieces (frosted between layers with a rich chocolate icing) to get two generous slices of an impressive and decadent four-layer cake.
With some caramel candies, croissants and an easy custard, you’re all set to make a cozy bread pudding, baked and served in a pair of ovenproof coffee cups.
Skip the oven all together and build trifles with pound cake, strawberries and whipped cream. Use a cookie cutter to cut perfectly round slices of cake for this layered treat.
S’mores Bread Pudding for Two
We might be in the dead of winter but you can bring the warmth of a summer campfire indoors with S’mores Bread Pudding. Tip: If the marshmallows start to get too toasty during the baking process, lightly cover the dish with foil.
Shot-Glass Parfaits: Cherry Cheesecake
The exceptions to our “made for two” rule are Food Network Magazine’s individually-portioned shot-glass parfaits. You can either double a recipe or mix-and-match your favorites.