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Quick Single Serving Desserts

Delicious desserts don’t have to be difficult or time-consuming to make! With these 50 easy single serving dessert recipes, you can whip up a delicious treat in minutes right in your own kitchen without having to make an entire big batch of dessert to store for later.

Whether you’re in the mood for a classic chocolate chip cookie or something a little more adventurous like a single serve cinnamon bun, you’ll find something to satisfy your sweet tooth. From fruity and light desserts to microwaveable mug cakes, these simple recipes are sure to hit the spot. So get ready to enjoy these quick and easy single serving desserts without all the mess and fuss!

Super Simple Mug Cake Recipes and Cupcakes

The recipes below are some of our favorites, and they’re all super simple to make. Just mix the ingredients together in a mug, microwave for a minute or two, and enjoy! For those of you who love cupcakes, we’ve also got some recipes for those too.

Single Serving Mug Desserts and Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake is a magical gooey cake that is synonymous with Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a rich, chocolatey Red Velvet Cake in minutes with my Red Velvet Microwave Mug Cake.

Pumpkin Cake for One

Craving a pumpkin dessert late at night? Since no one has time to make a pumpkin pie in the middle of the week, we are grateful that someone out there invented baking dishes and mugs. Check out this pumpkin cake for one.

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

There’s nothing better than a melty, warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream on top. They’re cakey and moist on the outside with an irresistible center of warm dark chocolate flowing through the middle. This is an easy single serving delicious molten chocolate lava cake everyone loves! Great for those who are looking for a dairy free option.

Strawberry Mug Cake

This 2 Minute Strawberry Mug Cake is a sweet microwave treat that brings to mind, Strawberries and Cream with a low cook time. And the reminder that the strawberry season isn’t too far off.

Chocolate Mug Cake for Chocolate Lovers

This is the chocolate mug cake recipe for chocolate lovers. People say this fudgy chocolate mug cake recipe is hands-down the best mug cake they’ve ever tried. And you can make it in the microwave or oven!

Carrot Cake for One

Jump up and down if you’d like a single-serving carrot cake in a mug that takes less than 5 minutes to make and is so healthy you can eat the entire recipe in one sitting.

Coffee Cake in a Mug

Hello coffee cake in a mug! But wait, there’s more. As in crunchy topping more, you know there couldn’t be coffee cake without some buttery topping on there). Try this recipe to have coffee cake whenever without the large batch.

Banana Mug Cake

Try this yummy mug cake for when you’re in a rush to get that sweet fix. It’s a healthy snack ready in just 6 minutes!

Single Serve Funfetti Cupcake

Single-Lady Funfetti Cupcake is a fun dessert that features just one cupcake for one person.

Protein Mug Cake

Three ingredient protein mug cake – an easy microwave dessert recipe! This easy protein mug cake with no flour and no banana is a simple, protein-packed dessert or post-workout snack that’s ready in a matter of minutes!

Funfetti Mug Cake

If you’re a fan of single serving desserts you’re going to love this cute little Funfetti Mug Cake. In classic mug cake fashion, this perfectly sized dessert takes only a few minutes to mix together and about 60 seconds to cook. It’s the perfect quick fix for those times when you want just a little something sweet from the Budget Bytes blog.

Oreo Mug Cake

This Oreo mug cake is ready in a flash. With ground-up Oreos and a few pantry staples, it’s easy to make and even easier to eat. Perfect with a scoop of ice cream of course!

Biscoff Mug Cake

This Biscoff mug cake recipe is a deliciously easy microwave recipe which means you can have an indulgent dessert in just a few minutes.

Chocolate Buckwheat Mug Cake

Have your cake and chocolate for breakfast! This easy microwave Chocolate Buckwheat Mug Cake is gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-free! Under 90 seconds for a fully cooked and frosted mug cake with protein frosting! No oil or sugar needed and a perfect single-serve recipe to tame any chocolate craving, any time of day!

Vanilla Mug Cake

If you have a dessert craving, this vanilla mug cake will satisfy it. With a few simple ingredients you probably have on hand, this cake is ready in just 7 minutes! 

Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

This rich and decadent microwave chocolate mug cake recipe makes a moist, flavorful mug of cake in just 5 minutes to satisfy any sweet tooth!

Vanilla Mug Cake

This vanilla mug cake is easy to make with a few simple steps and gooey with the addition of sunflower seed butter! 

Nutella Mug Cake

This Nutella mug cake is gooey, rich, chocolaty, soft, tender, and dreamy. When you’re in the mood for a decadent dessert, this easy mug cake comes in handy.

Single Serve Angel Food Cake

Why do angel food cake recipes always require using a bunt pan and only come in servings of 8 or more?  This perfect spring/summer dessert needs to be enjoyed more often than at large family gatherings.  If you have ever wondered the same thing, this post is for you.  Small batch and single serve angel food cake is here and don’t worry, the recipe has been adapted so you can also make 4 or 6 servings in the event you want more dessert.

Peanut Butter Brownie Mug Cake

A one minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Mug Cake. A moist chocolate cake with a melty peanut butter center that quickly bakes up in a mug in your microwave!

Chocolate Chip Keto Mug Cookie

This warm, soft chocolate chip keto mug cookie can be yours in less than 5 minutes and is a great mid-day snack or the perfect treat after a long day!

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Single Serving Cheesecake

This single serving cheesecake uses an easy graham cracker crust, is made in a mug, and cooks in the microwave. It only takes about ten minutes to prep and cook!

Protein Brownie Mug Cake

Craving a brownie? You can enjoy our healthy and delicious 3 ingredient chocolate protein mug cake within the next 2 minutes! It’s also paleo, gluten-free, and nut-free!

Easy Fruit Focused Desserts for One Person

When your sweet tooth starts to kick in, it’s time to break out the fruit. From apple crip to fruit nachos, these fruity desserts are easy to make and even easier to eat.

Plus, they’re perfect for those nights when you don’t want to spend a lot of time prepping a dessert. Start with your favorite fruits and in minutes, you’ll have a delicious and satisfying dessert that’s all your own.

Single Serving Fruity Desserts

Microwave Apple Crisp

This easy microwave apple crisp recipe is a quick single serve option when you need a delicious fall dessert in minutes. Top with a scoop of ice cream or some whipped cream and enjoy!

Single Serving Peach Crisp

This crisp recipe is good for one, but it’s also easily scalable. We love that these can be made in a mason jar because you can see the gloriously orange and gooey filling through the side of the jar. The wide-mouth also gives you a nice amount of surface area to get a good golden brown crunch to the crisp topping.

Single Serve Bananas Foster

Do you know just how ridiculously easy Bananas Foster is? So easy, you’d be crazy to not make this one! You’d be passing up the opportunity to impress someone, with little effort!

Easy Blueberry Cobbler for One

This Easy Blueberry Cobbler is ready in one minute! Learn how to make blueberry cobbler in the microwave with fresh or frozen blueberries. This homemade dessert for one is a simple treat for those sweet tooth and sugar cravings.

Skillet Peach Crumble for One

In a bit of a rush? You’re just 15 minutes away from a warm dish of peach crumble. This peach dessert is made on the stove in a skillet, and is the perfect quick summer dessert for one great cool summer dessert.

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Fruit Nachos for One

Looking for a quick and easy recipe for one? Fruit nachos are a delicious and healthy dessert option using ingredients you probably already have on hand. This dessert nachos recipe takes just a few minutes to bring together and is flexible enough to make a few simple tweaks to meet your individual taste.

Single Serving Apple Crisp

This single serving apple crisp is the perfect easy fall dessert for one. It takes just 10 minutes to assemble, and about 30 to bake. It’s good out of the oven, but honestly really shines at room temperature-if you can wait! Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect recipe.

Cookies, Brownies, Rolls, and Creme Brûlée, oh my!

You’re in for a sweet treat with these easy single serving cookies, brownies, cinnamon rolls and more! Most of these recipes can be made in just minutes so you always have a delicious dessert on hand when the mood strikes.

Cookies, Brownies, Rolls, and more

Single Serve Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

This chocolate chip skillet cookie recipe is incredibly easy to make (it takes 5 mins to prep, tops) and the hardest part of it is waiting for the cookie to bake! And then cool slightly (important, I may have accidentally burnt the roof of my mouth!

Giant Sugar Cookie

This recipe makes 1 big, soft, and fluffy sugar cookie. It’s oh-so-buttery and the process is so simple.

Single Serving Chocolate Chip Cookies – Just 2 Cookies!

This Single Serving Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe makes two large cookies that are crispy outside, soft inside, and packed with buttery brown sugar vanilla flavor. This is an easy one-bowl recipe that takes just 20 minutes from start-to-finish. It’s the perfect way to satisfy a chocolate chip cookie craving!

Snickerdoodle Cookie in a Cup

Snickerdoodle Cookie in a Cup is buttery with warm cinnamon flavors that are just perfect together!

Double Chocolate Skillet Brownie for One

A Double Chocolate Skillet Brownie for one! Gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-free, get ready to bake up a delicious chocolatey dessert right in your cast iron skillet! You can’t have too many brownie recipes and one you can eat with a spoon? There’s always room for that!

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie for One

This easy eggless chocolate chip cookie recipe for one cookie means eating a warm single serving chocolate chip cookie baked in a ramekin without being tempted by a whole dozen for a late-night sweets craving.

Single Cinnamon Roll

This singular cinnamon roll (which can, of course be doubled for two people or just for you) is gooey and best enjoyed warm with cream cheese glaze dripping down your hands. You can absolutely use a fork if you need to keep up appearances, but really what fun is that?

Cinnamon Roll for One (No Yeast!)

If you want to make a cinnamon roll but don’t have yeast check out this recipe from the Big Man’s World blog! This single serving, vegan, and gluten-free cinnamon roll for one is a GAME CHANGER. No yeast, no resting time, and no microwave needed!

Rice Krispie Treats for One

A microwave rice krispie treat for one is the perfect quick dessert with only 4 ingredients. This is so easy to make in a mug or ramekin.

Single Serving Creme Brulee

Crème brûlée is already easy to make, but making just one is a total breeze. Any guesswork you may have performed trying to come up with an individualized recipe is done for you. Being that the recipe is so simple, you can go ahead and double it: two ramekins, two spoons, one sweet experience.

Single Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie – Just One Cookie!

So you want a chocolate chip cookie, but don’t want to whip up a whooooole batch of chocolate chip cookies just for yourself? You’ve come to the right place. I present to you the best single serve chocolate chip cookie recipe you’ll ever from Boma Bakery.

Monkey Bread for One

Because you’re soooooo craving monkey bread but you don’t want to eat 12 servings of it. That’s why you should make this Single Serve Monkey Bread.

100 Calorie Brownie

100 CALORIE brownie is a healthy single serving brownie recipe! This easy recipe makes a fudgy chocolate brownie for one in the microwave in 1 minute!  These low calorie brownies are perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth!

All the Puddings and Pies

Last on the list are puddings and pies. For puddings, you can go the traditional route with a creamy vanilla or chocolate pudding made with milk and sugar. Or, you can try out some unique flavors.

For pies, you can find a variety of single serving sweet pies such that only require a few ingredients like fruit, sugar and butter.

Puddings and Pies

Banana Cream Pie

Homemade banana cream pie made with one banana, creamy vanilla pudding, and a cookie crust. A deliciously rich single serving banana cream pie recipe.

Chocolate Protein Pudding

13 grams of protein per bowl in a rich and sticky chocolate, this protein pudding recipe makes the perfect mini dessert!

Rice Pudding for One

A classic, simple rice pudding recipe made with cooked rice and a few pantry staples. It’s a wonderfully rich and creamy single serving dessert.

Single Serve Chocolate Chia Pudding

10 minute Chocolate Chia Pudding tastes like dessert with the nutrition of a healthy breakfast. Refrigerate this naturally gluten free and vegan treat for up to 5 days for easy grab and go snacks.

Key Lime Pie for One

All the flavors you love in a key lime pie can be found in this Key Lime Pie For One! Smooth and creamy with the perfect balance of tart and sweet. Baked in a ramekin or small baking dish, this classic pie is made with “regular limes” and comes complete with a buttery graham cracker crust. So easy to make!

Microwave Bread Pudding

Looking for something warm, sweet, and satisfying to end your meal? “Instant” bread pudding goes from inspiration to “Ahhh…” in just 5 minutes.

Chocolate Mousse for One

This Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse will quickly become your go-to recipe whenever a chocolate craving strikes & is the easiest recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth. This creamy mousse is a great dessert for special occasions that comes together in a fraction of the time it takes to make traditional chocolate mousse. This recipe is actually written as a serving for two but you can use the serving feature on this blog to make it one serving or save the second serving for dessert the next night.

Let’s make some single serve desserts!

Who doesn’t love delicious quick single serving desserts after a good meal? But sometimes, making a whole batch of dessert can be tedious, time-consuming, involves some food waste, and can be expensive. That’s why single-serving desserts are the perfect solution – they’re easy to make, fast to cook, and perfect for one!

From skillet cookies to microwave rice krispie treats, here are 50 single-serving desserts recipes that you can make in a couple minutes. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet and chocolaty, creamy and fruity, or something in between, these recipes have you covered. So the next time you’re in a dessert mood, skip the store-bought stuff and try one of these delicious single-serving dessert recipes. You won’t regret trying these single-serve dessert recipes!

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