25+ Microwave Desserts

Experiencing major sweets craving? Here are 25+ easy microwave desserts – all of which can be made in just a few minutes!


If you’re like me, you love a little something sweet, but you don’t always have the time (or patience) to make something from scratch. 

Ready to get started? All you need is a good microwave, a few simple ingredients, and a mighty sweet tooth!

Whether you’re in the mood for a quick and easy chocolate mug cake or a more elaborate coconut custard pie, there’s sure to be a recipe here to satisfy. Ready to indulge? Get ready. These sweet treats are seriously delicious!

Chocolate Microwave Desserts

Because chocolate is, indeed, a food group, here are our top chocolate microwave options.

Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate mug cake is gooey and delicious, and it’s always a hit with friends and family. If you’re looking for a quick and easy option that everyone will love, give chocolate mug cake a try! Want to add even more chocolate? Throw in some chocolate chips for the ultimate chocolate fix.

Flourless Nutella Mug Cake

Nutella is also a food group, right? I think it should be. But if I’m not allowed to eat it directly from the jar, this flourless Nutella cake is the next best thing. Nutella cake with Nutella on top is one of the most satisfying sweets. A little goes a long way. (But it’s ok if you want to eat it all.)

One-Minute Microwave Brownie

The One-Minute Microwave Brownie is the ultimate answer to a sudden chocolate craving, offering a rich, gooey, and intensely chocolatey taste in no time at all. Prepared with simple ingredients and cooked to perfection in just a minute, this brownie serves as a quick yet decadent treat for those impromptu cravings.

Single-Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie

Chocolate chip cookies make the perfect single-serving. They are quick and easy to make, and everyone loves them. Chocolate chips also add a richness and depth of flavor that plain old sugar can’t match (hello sugar cookie). And because they melt in your mouth, chocolate chips take the cookie experience to a whole new level.

Microwave Chocolate Cake

Experience decadence at its easiest with this Microwave Chocolate Cake, a moist and rich treat that cooks up in mere minutes. Perfect for spontaneous sweet cravings, this cake balances a fluffy texture with an intense chocolate flavor that’s sure to satisfy.

3-Ingredient Oreo Microwave Mug Cake

If you can never decide between your favorites, this is the perfect sweet treat for you! With just tablespoons of ingredients, you get cake and cookies! However, a glass of milk with this microwave dessert might be a must.

Microwave Fudge Recipe

These Microwave Fudge bites are creamy and rich. They come together in a matter of minutes, with the microwave doing most of the work for you. Loaded with chocolate and condensed milk, this quick and easy treat delivers all the decadence of traditional fudge without the lengthy cooking and stirring process.

Breakfast-Inspired Microwave Desserts

Because sometimes sweets for breakfast is more than called for.

Cookie Dough Microwave Oatmeal

This oatmeal is good because it’s healthy and tastes like chocolate chip cookie dough. It’s a quick and easy breakfast that will keep you satisfied all morning. Or, it’s a perfect late-night goodie. Drizzled with a little maple syrup, you can’t beat this soul-warming treat.

Microwave Jelly Donut (Mugnut)

Nothing in my opinion is better than jelly donuts. Growing up, Dunkin’ Donuts was our go-to. But as an adult, making a single-serving donut after dinner whenever you want, is just the best thing since sliced bread.

Cinnamon Roll Batter Oatmeal

Once long ago, a cinnamon bun met oatmeal. The rest is history. If we’re being honest, oatmeal is only as good as what you put in it. This recipe shows you exactly how to do oatmeal up right.

5-Minute Coffee Cake

When you’re not in the mood for boring cereal or your go-to bagel with cream cheese, try making a 2-minute coffee mug cake. it’s perfect for, well, dipping in your morning coffee.

Fruit and Veggie Microwave Desserts

What’s the saying? A mug cake a day keeps the doctor away? Check out these fruit and veggie-filled recipes.

Microwave Carrot Cake

The only thing better than a carrot cake filled with warm spices is a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Keep a container of frosting in the fridge and you’ll never be caught without.

Apple Cinnamon Mug Cake

This scrumptious cake is made with fresh apples, brown sugar, and delicious cinnamon spice. It’s perfect for autumn and snuggling up with a good book.

Strawberry Shortcake

Let’s go back to basics for a second. If you thought microwave cooking was only about single-serving chocolate mug cakes, you were wrong. The cake in this recipe is only a minor ingredient in the whole dish. But it all comes together with fresh whip cream and strawberries. Making the cake in the microwave cuts the baking time down significantly.

Apple Crisp

This apple crisp is a perfect treat that features a bounty of tender, spiced apples enveloped in a sweet, crunchy topping made of oats, brown sugar, and butter. It’s the perfect balance of warm fruit and crispy topping. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious contrast in temperatures and textures.

Banana Mug Cake

What pairs well with bananas? Chocolate! And what pairs well with chocolate? Bananas! See what I’m getting at? The only way I’d tweak this recipe is by adding chocolate chips directly into the batter. Yum.

Healthy Banana Bread

Banana bread is one of the most delicious and comforting treats around. The moist and fluffy texture, combined with the sweet and buttery flavors, makes it irresistible.

Peach Cobbler

Whether you’re making this peach cobbler with fresh peaches, or frozen, it’s delicious. Sprinkle the top with brown sugar and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Coconut Cream Pie

I could eat this entire cake. There is just something about the creaminess of the pudding with the added texture of the coconut that keeps me going back for more. This recipe is on my shortlist of all-time favorite quick indulgences to make.

Pumpkin Cake

I’ll admit, I can’t get enough pumpkin spice in my life. There is nothing better than nutmeg and cinnamon. Maybe I’m basic, but if that’s the case, I’m ok with it 🙂 But if we’re being honest, not everyone is as crazy about pumpkin spice as I am. But because this mug cake is so easy to make that you’ll have time to make another. That is a chocolate mug cake for the spouse who just can’t get on the pumpkin train.

Blueberry Crisp

Preferably made with fresh blueberries (though frozen blueberries are ok too), but if they’re not in season, who am I to judge? My favorite way to eat a blueberry crisp is actually not with vanilla ice cream. Instead, I love a dollop of fresh whip cream.

Peanut Butter, Toffee, & Caramel Microwave Desserts

Classic Sticky Toffee Pudding

The texture and gooeyness of this fast dessert is why it’s on this list. Sometimes you just want something that won’t just stick to your ribs, but also to your teeth, mouth, chin… You get the point. This sauce is made by combining sugar, butter, and cream, and it helps to give the cake its signature rich flavor.

Peanut Butter Microwave Fudge

Made with just a few simple ingredients, this fudge comes together in minutes. Plus, it can be easily customized to your liking. For a little extra crunch, add some chopped nuts or even mini chocolate chips. It’s a great alternative to traditional chocolate fudge.

Caramel Popcorn

Simple ingredients are what make caramel popcorn such a perfect dessert. That, coupled with making it in the microwave, makes this a go-to for a last-minute and great dessert.

Keto and Low Carb Microwave Desserts

Just because you’re keto or on a low carb diet does not mean you should go without dessert. Especially in this day and age where everywhere you look, there are low-carb friendly foods. Here are a few of our faves.

Keto Low-Carb Lemon Mug Cake

We’re big fans of lemon dessert in our house. What makes this quick and easy dessert stand out is the use of actual lemon juice and zest. Don’t skimp on the zest, trust me.

Keto Peanut Butter Mug Cake

The key to this cake is ensuring you choose a high-quality keto-approved sweetener. That, and make sure you are using sugar-free chocolate chips.

Almond Flour Snickerdoodle Cake

Almond Flour Snickerdoodle Cake is a scrumptious spin on the classic cinnamon-sugar cookie, transformed into a moist and fluffy cake using nutrient-rich almond flour. With its irresistible aroma and flavors of cinnamon and vanilla, this cake brings a gluten-free twist to the beloved Snickerdoodle, making it a perfect treat for those looking for healthier dessert options.

More Easy Microwave Desserts

Because sometimes, not all quick dessert recipes fall squarely into a category. But that’s ok. We love a quick dessert, regardless.

Gluten-Free Lemon Mug Cake

This Gluten-Free Lemon Mug Cake is a zesty and light dessert option that’s perfect for those following a gluten-free diet or anyone in need of a quick sweet treat. Infused with the bright flavor of fresh lemon and cooked to perfection in just minutes in the microwave, this mug cake recipe is a delightful, single-serving dessert that’s as easy to make as it is delicious.

Vanilla Pudding

Sometimes you just want to go back to the basics. And there definitely isn’t a more delicious basic microwave dessert than vanilla pudding. Make it straight, or make it with toppings. You can layer into your pudding anything from chocolate chips, strawberry chunks or a good ole dollop of whipped cream.

Dairy-Free Blueberry Crisp

This microwave blueberry crisp is a quick and easy dessert that brings together juicy, tangy blueberries and a crumbly, sweet oat topping. It’s a perfect last-minute treat when you’re craving something warm and fruity, with the blueberries bubbling under a blanket of crisp, golden-brown goodness.

Vanilla Mug Cake

Get out the vanilla extract and prepare to indulge in the richest and smoothest vanilla cake you’ve ever tried. Sprinkles, of course, are always optional. But are they, really?

Custard Cheesecake

Yes, you can make a whole cake in the microwave. You can also make cheesecake. This is an amazing hack because if you’ve ever made a cheesecake before in the oven, you know it’s not a quick or easy process. From the time it needs to bake to the water bath, cheesecake might be delicious, but it’s also a pain in the butt to make. This cake, however, is one of the easier ones to make, with an active time of only 30 minutes. And it’s not a tiny mug cake! If you like this recipe, try our Philadelphia cheesecake recipe!

Microwave Rice Krispie Treats

It’s no secret that Rice Krispie treats are pretty easy to make. But sometimes I just don’t want to use my stove, especially during the summer. So I make them in the microwave. They come out just like the traditional treats, you’d never know the difference.

Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

Snickerdoodle mug cakes taste like a delicious, cinnamon-sugar cookie. It’s one of my favorite flavors and always brings me right back to the holidays.

Microwave Desserts FAQS

What can you bake in a microwave oven?

Making a wide range of mouth-watering desserts in a microwave oven is possible. Mug cakes, brownies, and cookies are popular options due to their speedy cooking times. The consistent heat of a microwave is perfect for setting custards, puddings, and even cheesecakes. You can easily create fruit-based recipes like apple crisps or berry cobblers. Your Microwave is perfect for when you need only single-servings, or when last-minute company arrives at your door.

What desserts can I make quickly?

For quick and satisfying conclusion to a savory meal, consider making mug cakes, which are single-serving cakes that can be prepared in a microwave in just a few minutes. Other speedy desserts include fruit crisps or cobblers using fresh or frozen fruits, which can be made in the microwave as well. If you’re a chocolate lover, a microwave brownie or a quick chocolate fondue with fruits can satiate your cravings in no time.

Are microwave mug cakes safe?

Yes, microwave mug cakes are safe to eat. They are cooked quickly due to the high power of the microwave, so it’s important to use microwave-safe mugs and to monitor the cooking time to prevent overflow or overheating. Always check that the cake is thoroughly cooked and remember that the mug will be hot, so handle with care to avoid burns.

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Microwave Desserts

Microwave desserts make your life easier without missing out on dessert. From cakes to cookies to crumble, it's time to indulge!
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy desserts, microwave dessert recipes, microwave desserts
Servings: 3 servings


Chocolate Microwave Desserts

  • Chocolate Mug Cake
  • Flourless Nutella Mug Cake
  • One-Minute Microwave Brownie
  • Single-Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Microwave Chocolate Cake
  • 3-Ingredient Oreo Microwave Mug Cake
  • Microwave Fudge Recipe
  • Boston Cream Pie

Breakfast-Inspired Microwave Desserts

  • Cookie Dough Microwave Oatmeal
  • Microwave Jelly Donut (Mugnut)
  • Cinnamon Roll Batter Oatmeal
  • 5-Minute Coffee Cake

Fruit and Veggie Microwave Desserts

  • Microwave Carrot Cake
  • Apple Cinnamon Mug Cake
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Apple Crisp
  • Banana Mug Cake
  • Healthy Banana Bread
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Coconut Cream Pie
  • Pumpkin Cake
  • Blueberry Crisp

Peanut Butter, Toffee, & Caramel Microwave Desserts

  • Classic Sticky Toffee Pudding
  • Peanut Butter Microwave Fudge
  • Caramel Popcorn

Keto and Low Carb Microwave Desserts

  • Keto Low-Carb Lemon Mug Cake
  • Keto Peanut Butter Mug Cake
  • Almond Flour Snickerdoodle Cake

More Easy Microwave Desserts

  • Gluten-Free Lemon Mug Cake
  • Vanilla Pudding
  • Dairy-Free Blueberry Crisp
  • Vanilla Mug Cake
  • Custard Cheesecake
  • Microwave Rice Krispie Treats
  • Snickerdoodle Mug Cake


  • Choose recipe.
  • Gather ingredients.
  • Microwave and enjoy!

More Fast and No-Bake Desserts

Not all easy and fast treats call for a microwave. Here are a few additional fast recipes to check out.

Crack Jolly Ranch Candied Grapes

Peanut Butter Balls

Keebler Cheesecake Recipe

Fruity Pebbles Treats

Chocolate Protein Pudding

Chocolate No Bake Cookies

And if that still isn’t enough for you, here are 14 desserts using white cake mix. Because dessert shouldn’t be difficult.

Have questions or suggestions about any of these microwave desserts? Leave them in the comments below. Until next time: Stay salty, and sweet 😉


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