20 Easy Microwave Desserts For A Quick Treat

20 Easy Microwave Desserts For A Quick Treat

Sometimes, when those sweet cravings hit, we just can't bother to wait 2 hours to bake something! When you're in a rush to find something sweet, these 20 easy microwave dessert recipes will sure come in handy. Make sure you use microwave-safe mugs and dishes! You'll be shocked by how many delicious desserts you can make with just a microwave.

1. Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

When you get those random chocolate cravings, nothing will be more satisfying than this decadent dessert that's quick to whip up in the microwave. All you need to do is mix 4 tablespoons of flour, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 4 tablespoons of sugar, an egg, 3 tablespoons of milk, and 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a microwave safe mug. Add a dash of vanilla extract for flavor too! Then just microwave for 1.5 to 2 minutes for a rich, gooey chocolate cake that's ready in a flash. 

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2. Cheesecake in a Cup

Who knew you could make a creamy, delicious cheesecake right in the microwave? Just combine 4 ounces of cream cheese, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and a splash of vanilla extract for the filling. Press graham cracker crumbs at the bottom of a mug as a base and then pour the cream cheese mixture over it and microwave for 2 minutes. Let it chill and set and suddenly you've got a personal cheesecake ready to devour!

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3. Microwave Berry Cobbler

Berry cobbler is an easy treat to make in the summer thanks to this microwave-friendly version. It's as easy as tossing your favourite berries with sugar and a squeeze of lemon, and then topping it with a simple biscuit dough, and microwaving until the berries are bubbly and the topping is nice and fluffy. It's warm, comforting, and will taste like all the goodness of summer.

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4. Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge

Did you know you can make homemade fudge in the microwave without any hassle? Just mix together peanut butter, chocolate chips, and condensed milk, and then microwave until fully melted. Put it in the fridge and chill and you've got the most amazing result: a rich, smooth fudge that's got the perfect blend of peanut butter and chocolate.

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5. Microwave Lemon Bars

it may seem complex, but these zesty lemon bars are surprisingly simple to make in your microwave. Just start by mixing a basic crust with flour, butter, and sugar, and press it into a dish. Microwave for a few minutes to form the base before whisking together 2 eggs, the juice and zest of 1 lemon, half a cup of sugar, and 2 tablespoons of flour for the lemon custard. Just pour the mixture over the crust and microwave for another 3-4 minutes, and leave it to set. 

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6. Banana Bread in a Mug

Craving some warm banana bread but don't want to bake an entire loaf? Then this mug recipe is perfect for you. Mash one ripe banana, then add 3 tablespoons of flour, 3 tablespoons of sugar, and 1 egg. Mix well and microwave in a mug for 2-3 minutes. Craving satisfied.

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7. Microwave Apple Crisp

Get the taste of a warm and cozy apple crisp in minutes thanks to this microwave recipe. Just chop an apple and mix with a tablespoon of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. For the topping, combine 2 tablespoons of oats, 1 tablespoon of flour, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, and 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Sprinkle over the apple mixture and microwave for 3-4 minutes for a quick apple crisp that's so delightful.

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8. S'mores Dip

Create this campfire favourite right in your own home with a microwave! Just layer chocolate chips and marshmallows in a dish, microwave until gooey and melted, and then dip with some graham crackers. It's a fun, super easy-to-make, communal dessert that'll bring smiles to everyone's faces.

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9. Coconut Rice Pudding

If you're craving this comforting classic, you'll be relieved to know it's much easier to make than it looks. All you need to do is mix 1 cup of cooked rice with 1 cup of coconut milk, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and a dash of vanilla extract. Microwave for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it reaches a creamy consistency. Serve warm for a comforting and tropical twist on traditional rice pudding. 

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10. Microwave Baked Apples

For a super simple dessert, core and apple, stuff it with a mix of oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon, then microwave until the whole thing is nice and tender. This creates the most tasty stuffed bake apple that's oozing with the warm taste of sweet cinnamon.

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11. Velvety Microwave Flan

If you've never had flan before, discover the magic of this silky smooth dessert with the help of your microwave. Whisk together 2 eggs, 1 can of condensed milk, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Pour into ramekins lined with caramel sauce before microwaving on medium power for about 9 minutes. Chill before serving and enjoy this scrumptious treat.

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12. Choco-Peanut Butter Mug Brownie

For the ultimate irresistible treat, combine the delicious flavours of chocolate and peanut butter in this easy mug brownie. To make this recipe, all you need to do in a mug is mix 3 tablespoons of flour, 3 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, a pinch of salt, 3 tablespoons of milk, 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, and a dollop of peanut butter. Microwave for 1-2 minutes for a gooey brownie that'll taste even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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13. Microwave Jam Sponge Pudding

Looking for something a bit more classy and refined? This classic British jam sponge pudding will do the trick! Mix 1/4 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of milk, 1 egg, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder together before pouring into a greased mug. Top with a tablespoon of your favorite jam, and microwave for 1-2 minutes. The result is a super fluffy sponge with a sweet jammy center you'll finish in minutes. 

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14. Cinnamon Roll in a Mug

Who doesn't love the smell of a fresh cinammon roll? This time, you can get the taste of a homemade cinnamon roll without the wait. For the dough, mix 1/4 cup of flour, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder, a pinch of salt, 3 tablespoons of milk, and 1 tablespoon of melted butter together. Swirl in a mix of 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. Microwave for 1 minute and top with cream cheese frosting for a quick and scrumptious dessert.

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15. Microwave Mocha Mousse

Love a bit of coffee flavour in your dessert? Then this mocha mousse won't disappoint. Melt 1/2 cup of chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons of milk in the microwave. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of instant coffee. In a separate bowl, whip 1/2 cup of heavy cream and fold into the chocolate mixture. Chill until set for a quick mocha mousse. 

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16. Quick and Easy Microwave Blondies

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these buttery, microwaveable blondies that are so quick to make. All you'll need is to find a microwave-safe dish and mix 1/2 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of melted butter, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1 egg, a pinch of salt, and 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips. Microwave for 2-3 minutes until set and then cool and cut into squares for a chewy treat. 

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17. Microwave Poached Pears

For a more elegant dessert, you can make poached pears effortlessly with your microwave. Just peel and halve some pears, then microwave them in a mix of water, sugar, and spices. The result will shock you - who knew something so simple could be so delicious?

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18. Raspberry & White Chocolate Chip Muffin

For a quick muffin recipe, just grab a mug and mix 1/4 cup of flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder, 3 tablespoons of milk, 1 tablespoon of melted butter, a handful of raspberries, and white chocolate chips. Microwave for 1-2 minutes and you'll end up with a fruity, chocolatey muffin you won't believe came out of the microwave.

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19. Microwave Sticky Toffee Pudding

Gordon Ramsay's got nothing on us! Indulge in this decadent sticky toffee pudding recipe that's made in no time at all. Combine 1/4 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of milk, 1 egg, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. Microwave for 1-2 minutes and let cool. For the sauce, mix 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of butter, and 2 tablespoons of cream, then microwave for 1 minute. Pour over the pudding for a sticky, sweet treat and enjoy!

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20. Microwave Pineapple Upside Down Cake

To recreate this classic favourite, you'll need a microwave-safe dish. Layer slices of pineapple and cherries with a drizzle of caramel before mixing 1/2 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of milk, 1 egg, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder. Pour over the pineapples and microwave for 3-4 minutes. Flip onto a plate for a classic dessert with a twist.

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