Single Serving Dessert Recipes

Craving something sweet? Over 70 incredible, sweet and delicious single serving dessert recipes. Each dessert recipe for one is tailored to provide all the flavors you desire but without waste or leftovers.

Treating yourself to a great dessert is an indulgence that you deserve. Whether you are looking for a great way to finish a meal or satisfying a craving for something sweet, a dessert is a pleasure that you give to yourself. From the time you decide to make your dessert to when you finish the last spoonful, you have that feeling of pleasure.

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Cherry Pie Filling – A Small Batch Recipe

Small Batch Cherry Pie Filling Recipe – this wonderful recipe yields the perfect amount of cherry pie filling for a mini cherry pie. Cooks in minutes and can be made with fresh or frozen cherries. Enjoy as a pie filling, over pancakes, or even as a yogurt or ice cream topping.

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Icebox Cake For One

This is the best single serving icebox cake recipe! So easy to make and the perfect size for one person. It’s a light, no-bake cake made with a sweet cream filling and berries layered over graham crackers.

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Small Batch Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is so easy to make and this incredible small batch lemon curd recipe requires just 5 ingredients! Enjoy this sweet, tart, velvety smooth cream on just about everything – from desserts to pancakes to baked goods. Ready in minutes!

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Small Batch Shortbread Cookie Recipe

The buttery flavor and light texture makes them the perfect cookie to enjoy with coffee or tea. An added bonus is that they require very few ingredients and can be baked rather quickly.

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Bananas Foster For One

Bananas Foster is a decadent rum-laced dessert made with sliced bananas, brown sugar, and butter. This famous New Orleans dessert is typically served over ice cream and tastes absolutely amazing! This single serving recipe features steps for making Bananas Foster with a perfect flambé and also without the flame.

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Mini Banana Upside Down Cake

This incredible Banana Upside Down Cake is the perfect dessert to make if you have 1 banana to use. Caramelized bananas top a buttery, easy to make “quarter” pound cake. This mini upside down cake is the perfect size for one or two people. If you like bananas, you will absolutely LOVE this cake!

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Small Batch Lemon Bars

This is the best lemon bars recipe! Made with a buttery shortbread crust, this small batch recipe yields 3 to 4 small lemon bars – a wonderful amount for anyone cooking for one. The classic lemon filling is the perfect balance of tart and sweet. These bars are so easy to make too!

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Chocolate Rice Pudding For One

Chocolate Rice Pudding Recipe – chocolate and cocoa powder turn traditional rice pudding into the most incredibly delicious dessert! This easy to make “rice pudding for one” is rich, creamy, and filled with chocolate. Similar to the Filipino rice dish, Champorado and can be ready in under 30 minutes!

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake For One

An easy to make Pineapple Upside Down Cake made from scratch. This classic dessert features a tender, buttery cake with a perfectly caramelized pineapple slice and a cherry. This single serving treat is baked in a ramekin and is the perfect dessert for one.

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Easy Small Batch Donut Holes

This wonderful donut recipe yields 6 cinnamon sugar donut holes. Easy to make and no yeast needed! This small batch recipe is ideal for satisfying a donut craving. These homemade donut holes can be ready in minutes, no rolling required.

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Small Batch Oatmeal Cookies

This is the best oatmeal cookie recipe! This small batch of soft oatmeal cookies are ones you’ll want to keep in your cookie jar. Filled with oats and raisins, these cookies are buttery and crisp around the edges and soft and chewy in the centers. Better than Grandma’s!

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Mini King Cake

Celebrate Mardi Gras with this Mini King Cake recipe. A perfectly sweet, festive, tender and delicious king cake drizzled with icing and topped with colored sugar. Easy to make and the perfect size for serving one or two people.

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Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe

This is the best sugar cookie recipe! This small batch recipe is definitely one for your recipe box. These soft, lofthouse style sugar cookies melt in your mouth and are topped with a rich buttercream frosting. 

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Small Batch Flourless Chocolate Cookies

These flourless Chocolate Pecan Cookies are amazing! Rich, chewy, fudge-like, and loaded with pecans. This easy to make small batch recipe yields 5-6 irresistible chocolate pecan cookies. Made with cocoa powder, powdered sugar & chopped pecans. No flour, no butter, no oil needed.

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Small Batch Lace Cookies

Lovely Florentine Lace Cookies – these delicate, crisp lace cookies are easy to make and incredibly delicious! These thin cookies are a holiday favorite and this small batch cookie recipe yields 4-5 cookies.

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Old Fashioned Gingerbread Recipe

This wonderful gingerbread recipe is perfect for the holidays or any time of the year! A small batch of sweet, perfectly spiced old fashioned gingerbread. This “gingerbread for one” is easy to make and is the perfect amount for one or two people.

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Small Batch Microwave Fudge

This is the easiest Microwave Fudge Recipe! All you need are chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and chopped nuts to make this rich single serving dessert. Perfect for gift giving or to satisfy a chocolate craving.

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