How many times have you wanted a wonderful cake only to find you don’t have the time to wait for it to bake in the oven? Don’t worry, we have been there, done that as well. Even worse when you are on a diet and don’t need to be tempted by an entire cake. Before my answer was just to forget dessert or get something out (like a cupcake). Luckily, to save money and cut back on calories, we recently learned that you can make a variety of delicious desserts using something that is in nearly every kitchen – your microwave!
If you guys are anything like me, you are probably a bit skeptical? How exactly can my microwave make an awesome cake? I mean, we want all of our calories to be used for something fantastic, right? Since I am not someone who likes to waste my time, I was excited when some of my favorite bloggers shared with me some of their favorite microwave recipes they make for their own family. Below, you will find our list of 25 desserts you can make in your microwave. Don’t worry, they are pretty easy and most can be made in under 10 minutes, making them perfect for people with little time, or with little ones who want a dessert right now!
Want to try any of these desserts for yourself? Make sure to tell us how they went below or your own successes you have had making your own microwave desserts!
Sarah L says
I’d like to try the lemon cake and the candy ones.
chrissy c says
These look delicious and easy to make! Thanks for the yummy recipes!
Christina G. says
Wow, I had no idea. I’m going to try some of these. Thanks for sharing!
KATE SARSFIELD says
Ha ha! I love the name ‘Dump & Bake’ cake – sounds like my kind of cooking! Thanks Susan!
BILL HOFF says
We are always looking for different treats to prepare the grand kids…and me!
Judy Metcalf says
All these recipes look really yummy. I’ve made cake in a cup before out of cake mix and it was delicious.
This is amazing, cakes in the microwave are awesome !
Very impressive and diverse group of desserts. I am going to have to save this page for this recipes so that I can start to make and share them.
amy guillaume linderman says
this is great! i like things i can make at a moments notice
Laurie P says
Some of these are pretty new to me, and i must try them! I might get a little hooked at the convenience!
April monty says
I had no clue about this,and so easy too!
I do my oatmeal every day in the nuke.It actually turns out looking like a muffin!
Nicole M. says
I love desserts. Yum
Terri Irvin says
I always bake my deserts so this is a good shortcut if I am in a rush. I am bookmarking this. Thanks.
I am always looking for recipes that the grandkids can help with and several of these look like they would work.
Wow! I can’t believe all these can be done in minutes!
Yummy and so quick & easy!!
Charity Cram says
Pinned for later because I definitely will have to be trying some of these!
Nena Sinclair says
Making desserts in my microwave isn’t something I think of very often, but all of these desserts look amazing! I’ll have to give them a try! Thank you!
Kim Pincombe Cole says
Wow – this is dangerous for me! 🙂
I hate spending a lot of time in the kitchen, but I do love to eat! LOL! So the microwave is my friend. Thank you for the dessert ideas, I do have a sweet tooth and I love the suggestions! 🙂
Lauryn R says
This is such a great post, thank you for sharing! 🙂 I didn’t realize that there were so many desserts that can be made in the microwave!
Laura Bradley says
This is such a great post. Sometimes, all I want is a quick, sweet bite and these recipes are PERFECT. Pinning for later!
ellen beck says
I hadnt much thought of desserts in the microwave! I have made those lava cakes though and they turned out fine. I will have to keep this in mind as we dont do many desserts.
Bonnie Lee says
I knew about microwave cake in a cup, but a lot of these desserts look amazing and super easy!
Dawn @Oh Sweet Mercy says
I love mug cakes – so quick and easy and delicious! Great collection 🙂
Lois M. says
Always wondered about this idea… certainly seem easy, but I probably would find a way to mess them up. LOL Anyway, many look super good!! 🙂
yummy recipe,I like the idea,I’ve seen them on tv but haven’t had the courage to make them yet but I’m thinking about thanks
KATE SARSFIELD says
These are perfect for when there’s just the 2 of us – thanks Susan!
Jeena Bittenbender says
These all look awesome!! There are a ton of microwave hacks out there. I was baking a Pineapple upside down cake about a month ago when my oven quit on me. I took the cake out of the oven, spoonedthe mix and pineapple into a smaller square glass pan and shoved it in my microwave. I cooked it a little 1st a time till it looked done. It tastes good.
Nena Sinclair says
I love the idea of being able to make desserts in the microwave, being able to make yummy desserts without having to turn on the oven when it’s so hot outside!
seem b says
They are perfect for a lazy day.
I am so glad you shared this with us
Terry Poage says
These recipe’s sound so good and easy to make. The first one I would like to try and make is the Microwave Mug Brownie because I love brownies. The next one would be the banana nut cake because I love Banana Bread. Another one I would like is the Microwave Apple Crisp Recipe because I love anything with apples in it. Thanks for sharing such great recipe’s.
I’ve never tried using my microwave to make desserts. I definitely gotta try this out.
Rachel Beltz says
This list is dangerous. Midnight munchy dream land right here. I want the banana nut cake!
Anne Marie Carter says
Great dump cake recipe! I have been wanting to make a dump cake and I think that this one will be the one.
Cindy S. says
I love using the microwave because it always makes it so quick and easy to crank out some awesome stuff. Looking forward to trying some of these!
Microwave is about the extent of my cooking skills. I see a couple of recipes I’d love to try. Thanks!
So many wonderful recipes to try when you are in a pinch and really need that sweet.
Amy Green says
I’m going to share these with my family. Everyone in our house has a sweet tooth. I figure these will make a lot more fun snacks than the usual chips or popcorn. These will all be perfect for a girls’ night in or a family movie night!