14 Delicious Desserts for One

14 Delicious Desserts for One

Let us set the scene. You live alone and just finished dinner. Now you’re craving something sweet to finish your meal, but all your recipes make far more dessert than you can eat alone.

If this sounds familiar, don’t worry. We have the solution to your problem- single-serve desserts.

With these one to two-person recipes, you can have a delicious treat any time you want without lots of leftovers. They’re all fairly easy to make and highly rated by reviewers. So, let’s take a look at these desserts for one person.

Fruit Desserts

Apple Crumble

Apple crumble is a delicious mix of sweet apples and crunchy topping. It does take thirty minutes to bake, so start it before dinner so it’s ready once you’re finished eating.

Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberry cobbler is a great summertime dessert. With the help of a microwave, you can whip up this recipe in under ten minutes. You can also try substituting the blueberries for other berries of your choice.

Carrot Cake

Sometimes, you want cake, but you don’t want a full-sized one you can’t finish alone. This small carrot cake makes four slices, perfect for a week of desserts or freezing for another time.

Chocolate Desserts


Brownies are another classic dessert you can quickly whip up in a mug. After a minute in the microwave, you’ll have a beautiful, fudgy dessert that you can enjoy as is or top with ice cream or whipped cream.

Lava Cake

There’s nothing like an oozy, gooey lava cake to finish your evening, whether on a special occasion or a Tuesday night. This recipe ensures that baking (and consuming) a single lava cake just for you is quick and easy.

Chocolate Mousse

A rich chocolate mousse is a decadent dessert, perfect for treating yourself after a hard day. While this recipe makes more than enough for one person, you can easily half the recipe or save some for later in the week.

Cookie Desserts

Chocolate Chip Cookie

Who hasn’t had a craving for a warm chocolate chip cookie without the work of making a whole batch of cookies? This recipe makes two giant cookies to satisfy that craving. Eat one now, save the other for later, or eat them both now (we won’t tell).

Sugar Cookie

Sometimes, a crinkly, sweet sugar cookie hits the spot. This recipe makes six cookies for you to enjoy throughout the week. Or, you can freeze the rest of the dough in balls and bake them later.


Snickerdoodles are sweet, crunchy cookies rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking. You can make two big cookies with this recipe for a late-night treat.

Edible Cookie Dough

We can all agree eating cookie dough is the best part of baking. You can do so without worrying about getting sick with edible cookie dough. This recipe makes the perfect single serving for you to enjoy.

Other Desserts

Red Velvet Mug Cake

Red velvet cake is a rich, decadent dessert. Thankfully, this recipe can replicate one in ten minutes and a microwave. The author even has a recipe to make homemade food dye if you don’t have it (or want a healthy alternative to red dye).


You can have your own 4” cheesecake for dessert if you’re willing to put in a little work. Save the rest for later in the week, or invite a friend over to share it with you.


Dessert doesn’t get much easier than this Italian treat. Pour hot espresso (or strong black coffee) over ice cream and your choice of toppings, and voila!


Milkshakes are a great summer dessert you can make easily at home. This amazing recipe includes three different shake flavors and the formula to create whatever kind of milkshake your heart desires.

These recipes ensure you’ll never have another dinner without dessert again. Which one do you want to try first?

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