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Desserts Recipes For Two

Looking for desserts for two? Find desserts for two recipes including cakes, pies, tarts, and more desserts for two from the cooking for two magazine.

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Homemade Lemon Pound Cake

I take this cake when asked to bring dessert for potluck lunches. The ladies sometimes come to blows to see who gets to take home the leftovers! —Corkey Addcox, Mt. Shasta, California
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Apple Cream Shortcakes

Apple Cream Shortcakes

Apple Cream Shortcakes

"Here’s a new take on two old favorites—shortcake and apple pie," writes Athena Russell of Florence, South Carolina. The apple flavor makes it an ideal autumn dish.

Mocha Cream Puffs

Mocha Cream Puffs

Mocha Cream Puffs

Looking for a special-occasion dessert that's easy to fix? Try these golden puffs with a chocolaty filling from Aimee Kirk (at right with husband Rance) of Jacksonville, Alabama.

Chocolate Pudding For One

Chocolate Pudding For One

Chocolate Pudding For One

"Anytime I get a craving for a chocolaty treat, I whip up a dish of this rich pudding in the microwave," explains field editor Anne Boesiger of Meridian, Idaho. "Using milk chocolate chips is another delicious option."

Easy Strawberry Shortcake

Easy Strawberry Shortcake

Easy Strawberry Shortcake

WHEN I married in 1946, my sister-in-law was a big help in sharing her recipes and cooking expertise and I aspired to be as good a cook as she was. Many of her recipes are still our favorites. Although I've tried a few other recipes for strawberry shortcake over the years, I always come back to this one. --Janice Mitchell, Aurora, Colorado

Best Strawberry Shortcake

Best Strawberry Shortcake

Best Strawberry Shortcake

For a dazzling summer dessert, you can’t beat juicy strawberries and fresh whipped cream over homemade shortcake. “My father added even more indulgence to this recipe by buttering the shortcake," notes Shirley Joan Helfenbein of Lapeer, Michigan.

Apple Graham Dessert

Apple Graham Dessert

Apple Graham Dessert

MY favorite after-school snack was applesauce with graham crackers. I started cooking and baking when I was a very young child, and as far as I can remember, this cake was my creation. -Rita Ferro, Alameda, California

Hermits

Hermits

Hermits

Dress up a cookie plate with these old-fashioned spice bars full of raisins, molasses, cinnamon, ginger and nuts. Jeri Tirmenstein in Apache Junction, Arizona says the chewy treats are great with coffee or hot cocoa on frosty days. These cookies are said to be called "hermits" because they keep well--they're even better when hidden away like a hermit for several days!

S'more Ice Cream Pie

S'more Ice Cream Pie

S'more Ice Cream Pie

The next best thing to that classic campfire treat? Try this easy but elegant-looking freezer pie from our Test Kitchen. It melts in your mouth!

Hazelnut Cocoa Cake

Hazelnut Cocoa Cake

Hazelnut Cocoa Cake

Perfectly sized for two, this luscious layer cake is easy to prepare. “A jar of chocolate hazelnut spread makes a sweet, creamy frosting without any of the work,” says Michaela Rosenthal of Woodland Hills, California.

Berry-Filled Phyllo Flowers

Berry-Filled Phyllo Flowers

Berry-Filled Phyllo Flowers

“This makes a beautiful Fourth of July finale,” recommends Marjorie Hennig of Green Valley, Arizona.

Cherry Delight Dessert

Cherry Delight Dessert

Cherry Delight Dessert

This smooth and creamy cheesecake-like treat is light, sweet and pretty, too. Convenience products make it quick and easy to prepare. “My husband also likes this dessert when I substitute blueberry pie filling,” notes Lanae Powell of McPherson, Kansas.
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