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20 Microwave Desserts For When You Need Something Sweet And You Need It Now

No baking expertise necessary.

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We've all been there: You're craving something sweet but you don't feel like baking anything fancy. Luckily, there's a solution. Here are a bunch of dessert recipes you can make from start to finish in the microwave.

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1. Cookies & Cream Mug Cake

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Start with your favorite crumbled sandwich cookies like Oreos and mix them with milk, oil, flour, sugar, vanilla and baking powder. After about two minutes in the microwave, you'll have a warm and gooey mug cake.

Recipe: Cookies & Cream Mug Cake

2. Five-Minute Microwave Cheesecake

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Thanks to this recipe with its Graham cracker crumb crust, cheesecake filling, and fresh fruit topping, you'll never need to turn on your oven again to make a satisfying dessert.

Recipe: Five-Minute Microwave Cheesecake

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3. Microwave Marshmallow Treats

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Made with just three ingredients in about two minutes, dessert doesn't get much easier (or tastier) than this.

Recipe: Microwave Marshmallow Treats

4. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

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Is there a more iconic duo than peanut butter and chocolate? The answer is no, of course. Get the recipe.

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5. Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

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Fall is almost in full swing, and this warm and gooey cinnamon cake is just what you need in your dessert repertoire. Get the recipe.

6. Two-Minute Coffee Cake

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The best thing about coffee cake is you can eat it for breakfast or dessert. And with this microwave version, you can whip it up in just minutes. Get the recipe.

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7. Molten Chocolate Mug Cake

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When a chocolate craving hits, look no further. This mug cake calls for a bunch of basic ingredients you probably already have on hand like butter, eggs, flour, milk, and chocolate chips. Get the recipe.

8. Pumpkin Mug Cake

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You don't need to wait until Thanksgiving for pumpkin pie. The single-serving recipe is any pumpkin-lover's dream come true. Get the recipe.

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9. Microwave Lemon Pound Cake

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This recipe calls for almond and coconut flour, but if you aren't gluten-free, feel free to use regular flour. Get the recipe.

10. Caramel Brownie Sundae In a Mug

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Consider this a clean-the-fridge-out kind of sundae. Top the chocolate cake with whatever ingredients you have like a scoop of ice cream, some crushed up pretzels, or a drizzle of hot fudge. Get the recipe.

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11. Blueberry Muffin Cake in a Mug With Streusel Topping

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The key to this recipe is the four-ingredient streusel topping made with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour. Get the recipe.

12. One-Minute Cinnamon Roll

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Just grease a mug then add flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of water. Cook it in the microwave for one minute, and dig in. Get the recipe.

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13. Jelly Doughnut In a Mug

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This recipe calls for strawberry jam, but you can use whatever flavor jelly you like best. Get the recipe.

14. Chocolate S'mores Mug Cake

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Loaded with cocoa, milk, graham cracker, marshmallow, and hot fudge, this is how you make s'mores without a campfire. Get the recipe.

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15. Mug Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Let's face it: Nothing beats a warm, homemade chocolate chip cookie. Luckily, you can make this single-serve dessert in just minutes. Get the recipe.

16. Microwave Bread Pudding

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Hawaiian sweet rolls form the base of this recipe. They're topped with butter and a mixture of egg, sugar, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon, then cooked in the microwave until piping hot and gooey. Get the recipe.

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17. Eggless Apple Peanut Butter Microwave Mug Cake

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Imagine creamy, slightly savory peanut butter cake filled with warm, cinnamon apples. Yeah, your mouth is totally watering. Get the recipe.

18. Microwave Red Velvet Cake

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If you do any baking, most of these ingredients — like flour, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract — are probably already in your kitchen. Get the recipe.

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19. Strawberry Pop Tart In a Mug

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Sweet enough to enjoy for dessert but totally appropriate to eat for breakfast. Get the recipe.

20. Carrot Cake in a Mug

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Don't worry if you don't own a blender — you can easily use a fork to mash up the carrots and the wet ingredients. Then just pour everything into greased ramekins and pop them into the microwave. Get the recipe.

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