Good Recipes for Small-Portioned Sweet Treats for Two?

Good Recipes for Small-Portioned Sweet Treats for Two?

Faith Durand
Feb 11, 2010

Q: I was wondering if you had any tasty baked goods recipes for two.

I want to make something special to share with my partner for Valentine's Day, but since it's just the two of us the notion of a whole batch of cupcakes or an entire cake just isn't very practical.

Any ideas? Thanks!

Sent by Claudia

Editor: Claudia, sure! The first thing that comes to mind for a good dessert for two is this weeknight layer cake:

Recipe: Weeknight Layer Cake Built for Two - A full cake, but sized for just two people!

Also check out some of the individually-sized desserts in this post:

Entertaining Tip: Individual-Sized Desserts

I know that you said you were looking for baked goods, but after a heavy, rich holiday meal like the one we usually have at Valentine's, I especially like these little layered cups of pudding and stewed fruit, which could be easily adapted to a winter menu:

Recipe: Spiced Cream and Plum Verrines (pictured above)

One other approach would be to make a full batch of cookie dough, but save half in the freezer for later.

Tips for Freezing Holiday (or Any Day) Cookies

Readers, any good ideas for Claudia?

Related: Solo Eating: Tips on Cooking for One

(Image: Faith Durand)

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