If you’re like me, you love dessert, but you don’t always have the time (or patience) to make something from scratch. That’s why I’m excited to share this roundup of 27 easy microwave desserts – all of which can be made in just a few minutes.
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 desserts are seriously delicious!
Chocolate Microwave Desserts
Because chocolate is, indeed, a food group, here are our top chocolate microwave desserts.
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 dessert 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.
Single-Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie
Chocolate chip cookies make the perfect single-serving dessert. 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.
3-Ingredient Oreo Mug Cake
If you can never decide between your favorite desserts, this is the perfect sweet treat for you! You get cake and cookies! However, a glass of milk with this microwave dessert might be a must.
Boston Cream Pie
Boston cream pie with its cream filling and the chocolate layer is an ideal dessert when you can’t choose between chocolate and vanilla. And who ever said you should have to?
Flourless Nutella 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 desserts. A little goes a long way. (But it’s ok if you want to eat it all 😉
Breakfast Microwave Desserts
Because sometimes dessert 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 dessert.
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.
2-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 microwave desserts below.
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.
Let’s go back to basics for a second. If you thought microwave desserts were 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.
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.
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 desserts to make.
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.
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, and Caramel Microwave Desserts
Not so into chocolate? Not on the fruit dessert train? For those who like a little saltiness with their sweet, peruse the options below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 microwave desserts to make, with an active time of only 30 minutes. And it’s not a tiny mug cake!
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.
More Fast and No-Bake Desserts
Not all easy and fast desserts call for a microwave. Here a few additional fast dessert recipes to check out.
Strawberry Jell-O Yogurt Snack Bites
No Bake Eclair Cake
Fruity Pebbles Desserts
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 27 microwave desserts? Leave them in the comments below. Until next time: Stay salty, and sweet 😉