25 Desserts You Can Make In Your Microwave

Posted on Mar 30 2016 - 8:00am by Susan Bewley

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!

Looking for some delicious desserts you can make in under 10 minutes Check out our list of 25 Desserts You Can Make In Your Microwave here!


Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

40 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Sarah L April 1, 2016 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    I’d like to try the lemon cake and the candy ones.

  2. chrissy c April 1, 2016 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    These look delicious and easy to make! Thanks for the yummy recipes!

  3. Christina G. April 2, 2016 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Wow, I had no idea. I’m going to try some of these. Thanks for sharing!

  4. KATE SARSFIELD April 2, 2016 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    Ha ha! I love the name ‘Dump & Bake’ cake – sounds like my kind of cooking! Thanks Susan!

  5. BILL HOFF April 2, 2016 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    We are always looking for different treats to prepare the grand kids…and me!

  6. Judy Metcalf April 2, 2016 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    All these recipes look really yummy. I’ve made cake in a cup before out of cake mix and it was delicious.

  7. Ying April 2, 2016 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    This is amazing, cakes in the microwave are awesome !

  8. Jeffrey April 3, 2016 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    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.

  9. amy guillaume linderman April 4, 2016 at 9:26 am - Reply

    this is great! i like things i can make at a moments notice

  10. Laurie P April 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    Some of these are pretty new to me, and i must try them! I might get a little hooked at the convenience!

  11. April monty April 8, 2016 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    I had no clue about this,and so easy too!

  12. Sophia,M.,McConnery April 9, 2016 at 12:46 am - Reply

    I do my oatmeal every day in the nuke.It actually turns out looking like a muffin!

  13. Nicole M. April 9, 2016 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    I love desserts. Yum

  14. Terri Irvin April 10, 2016 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    I always bake my deserts so this is a good shortcut if I am in a rush. I am bookmarking this. Thanks.

  15. Mia April 10, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    I am always looking for recipes that the grandkids can help with and several of these look like they would work.

  16. angel April 11, 2016 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    Wow! I can’t believe all these can be done in minutes!

  17. angel April 11, 2016 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Yummy and so quick & easy!!

  18. Charity Cram April 15, 2016 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Pinned for later because I definitely will have to be trying some of these!

  19. Nena Sinclair April 16, 2016 at 2:58 am - Reply

    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!

  20. Kim Pincombe Cole April 22, 2016 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Wow – this is dangerous for me! 🙂

  21. clojo9372 April 24, 2016 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    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! 🙂

  22. Lauryn R April 24, 2016 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    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!

  23. Laura Bradley April 28, 2016 at 10:54 am - Reply

    This is such a great post. Sometimes, all I want is a quick, sweet bite and these recipes are PERFECT. Pinning for later!

  24. ellen beck May 1, 2016 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    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.

  25. Bonnie Lee May 3, 2016 at 10:53 am - Reply

    I knew about microwave cake in a cup, but a lot of these desserts look amazing and super easy!

  26. Dawn @Oh Sweet Mercy May 6, 2016 at 9:29 am - Reply

    I love mug cakes – so quick and easy and delicious! Great collection 🙂

  27. Lois M. May 8, 2016 at 9:10 am - Reply

    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!! 🙂

  28. Sohair May 13, 2016 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    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

  29. KATE SARSFIELD May 14, 2016 at 9:53 am - Reply

    These are perfect for when there’s just the 2 of us – thanks Susan!

  30. Jeena Bittenbender May 23, 2016 at 12:08 am - Reply

    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.

  31. Nena Sinclair May 30, 2016 at 6:15 am - Reply

    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!

  32. seem b June 2, 2016 at 1:49 am - Reply

    They are perfect for a lazy day.
    I am so glad you shared this with us

  33. Terry Poage June 24, 2016 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    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.

  34. Edward June 25, 2016 at 2:29 am - Reply

    I’ve never tried using my microwave to make desserts. I definitely gotta try this out.

  35. Rachel Beltz August 3, 2016 at 12:23 am - Reply

    This list is dangerous. Midnight munchy dream land right here. I want the banana nut cake!

  36. Anne Marie Carter August 11, 2016 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    Great dump cake recipe! I have been wanting to make a dump cake and I think that this one will be the one.

  37. Cindy S. September 4, 2016 at 1:45 am - Reply

    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!

  38. lisa November 21, 2016 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Microwave is about the extent of my cooking skills. I see a couple of recipes I’d love to try. Thanks!

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  40. travelbuds September 9, 2017 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    So many wonderful recipes to try when you are in a pinch and really need that sweet.

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