Celebrate in style with some tasty single-serving desserts. These treats are small in size, but we have 10 Perfect Mini Desserts for a Small Party that really packs in the flavor. Best of all, these quick and easy mug cakes are ready in 5 minutes.
New Years’ parties may look a little different this year, but dessert can be just as tasty as ever. Even if you are celebrating with your household, you can all indulge in your favorite treats. Whether you love chocolate cake, birthday cake, lemon cake, or deep dish cookie cake, we have you covered.
Let’s make saying goodbye to 2020 a sweet affair. 10 perfect mini desserts for a small party can make your New Years’ even sweeter!
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Indulge in these Mug Cakes
If you haven’t tried mug cakes before, they are small, freshly baked desserts that are really easy to make.
Every little step uses only one mug. That’s why it’s called a mug cake – one mug for one cake. So, there is virtually no cleanup. Plus, with only a few ingredients (that may already be in your kitchen), it seriously couldn’t get easier.
Sure mug cakes are small, but did you know that they are also shareable? That’s one thing my family loves to do. We whip up a couple of mug cakes and each person has a few bites of each cake. You can share the same mug, or put a few little bites on each person’s plate. I know that this gives you a couple more dishes to wash, but it’s worth it. Trust me!!
When you make a few different mug cakes, you can have a fun family taste test. Line up all the mug cakes and choose which one is your favorite. You can even make it a blind taste test and have each person close their eyes before taking a bite. For this tasty game, everyone is a winner. It’s yummy, yummier, and yummiest. How perfect is that!!
Or you can all indulge in a few different flavors. Maybe you want banana butterscotch, but you also want mint chocolate chip, and even birthday cake. Why compromise when you can have a variety of desserts. Right?!?
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If you love bananas and chocolate, this is the cake for you! Chocolate Chip Banana Mug Cake is a rich, decadently chocolatey, banana cake.
Each bite is jam-packed with melt-in-your-mouth banana-chocolatey goodness. With lightly sweetened banana batter and melted chocolate chips, this small cake can satisfy your dessert craving. [Get the Recipe]
Minty, chocolatey, and green! Mint Chocolate Chip Mug Cake is a light and fluffy cake filled with mint-flavored batter and perfectly melted chocolate chips.
There’s no food coloring in this five-minute cake. Instead, it’s given its vibrant green color from mashed avocados. Yes, avocados. [Get the Recipe]
With the flavor of your favorite chocolate chip cookie and the texture of a light and fluffy cake, Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie Mug Cake is a perfect single-serving dessert. Dig right into this lightly-sweetened vanilla cookie cake with melted chocolate chips. Yum! [Get the Recipe]
Skinny Brownie Mug Cake is a triple chocolate treat. Each bite is jam-packed with melt-in-your-mouth chocolatey goodness. With lightly sweetened chocolate batter, ooey-gooey chocolate chips, and a rich chocolate frosting, this is one slam-dunk way to feed a chocolate craving. [Get the Recipe]
If you love lemon, this is seriously the dessert for you. With a double dose of lemon flavor, this cake is truly lemon-licious.
The lemon flavor comes from lemon juice and lemon zest. If you haven’t cooked with lemon zest before, it’s a great way to add a dose of flavor. Simply scrape some of the lemon’s yellow skin with a Microplane. The finely grated zest will melt into the mug cake creating a wonderfully lemony tasting dessert. [Get the Recipe]
Chocolate and peanut butter are the perfect flavor combination. Chocolate makes the peanut butter richer and peanut butter gives the chocolate a perfect salty and nutty flavor.
But when they are baked together in a warm cake, it becomes so much better. Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake bursts with peanut butter and chocolate flavor. Even with its small size, every bite tastes like it’s warm and fresh out of the oven. [Get the Recipe]
Enjoy all the flavors of birthday cake with this quick and easy 5-minute treat. Birthday Mug Cake is filled with everything you love about birthday cakes. With its rich vanilla batter, a velvety, creamy texture, and of course, sprinkles, this is one tasty treat. [Get the Recipe]
Apple Pie Spiced Mug Cake is filled with cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. With a soft, light cake texture and all of the flavors of homemade apple pie, it’s hard not to love this tasty treat.
Each bite is filled with perfectly fluffy cake and small pieces of apple baked throughout. This sweet and savory-spiced cake packs a seriously tasty punch. Adding fresh fruit gives this cake more of an apple pie flavor and a fun bit of texture.[Get the Recipe]
Banana and butterscotch are an explosively sweet combination. The naturally sweet banana becomes even sweeter when it bakes with the melted butterscotch chips. Seriously, banana and butterscotch are truly yummy together. My family loves this mug cake so much, they call it “Bananascotch.”
But, if butterscotch is not your favorite thing. Banana Butterscotch Mug Cake is equally delicious without the butterscotch chips. We’ve tried it both ways. And it always gets rave reviews. [Get the Recipe]
If you love pumpkins (or making up pumpkin words!) this is the dessert for you. With a wonderful pumpkin flavor, aromatic autumn spices, and a light, spongy texture, Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake is a quick and easy dessert that is sure to please. [Get the Recipe]
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