Carlos Del Mar is a dessert connoisseur and a wine sommelier. He combines his love for desserts and dessert wines to create informative and engaging content. Carlos' expertise in Mexican desserts adds an exotic flair to Sweet Sea Man's blog.
As a dessert connoisseur, I understand the need for quick, easy, and delicious sweet treats. Here, I'll share some of my favorite 5 min easy dessert recipes. They are simple and require minimal ingredients, yet are guaranteed to satiate your sweet tooth.
Whip Up a 5 Min Easy Chocolate Mug Cake 🍫
One of the easiest desserts you can whip up is a chocolate mug cake. It's perfect for when you're craving something sweet but don't want to bake a whole cake. All you need is flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, milk, vegetable oil, and a sprinkle of chocolate chips. Mix all the ingredients in a mug, microwave for a minute or two and voila! You have a warm, gooey, and delicious dessert ready in no time.
Quick and Easy Chocolate Mug Cake
You will need:
- 4 tbsp flour
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/8 tsp baking powder
- a pinch of salt
- 3 tbsp milk
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp chocolate chips
- In your mug, combine 4 tbsp of flour, 4 tbsp of sugar, 2 tbsp of cocoa powder, 1/8 tsp of baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
- Stir in the 3 tbsp of milk and 2 tbsp of vegetable oil until the mixture is smooth.
- Sprinkle 1 tbsp of chocolate chips on top.
- Microwave the mug for 1 to 2 minutes or until the cake has risen and is set in the middle.
- Allow the mug to cool for a few minutes before eating.
Be careful not to overcook the cake as it can become rubbery. Start with 1 minute in the microwave, then add additional time if needed.
Delight in No-Bake Oreo Truffles: A Quick & Easy Dessert Recipe 🍪
These no-bake Oreo truffles are a hit with kids and adults alike. The ingredients are simple: Oreos, cream cheese, and chocolate for coating. The method is easy too. You just crush the Oreos, mix with cream cheese, form into balls, freeze, then dip in melted chocolate. They're decadent and perfect for any occasion.
No-Bake Oreo Truffles Recipe
You will need:
- Cream Cheese
- Chocolate for coating
- Start by crushing the Oreos into a fine crumb consistency.
- Next, mix the crushed Oreos with cream cheese until well combined.
- Form the mixture into small balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Freeze the balls for about 30 minutes or until they are firm.
- While the balls are freezing, melt the chocolate in a microwave or over a double boiler.
- Once the balls are firm, dip each one into the melted chocolate, ensuring it's fully coated.
- Place the coated balls back on the parchment paper and refrigerate until the chocolate has set.
You can garnish these truffles with extra Oreo crumbs or white chocolate drizzle for a fancy touch. They're perfect for parties, holidays, or just a sweet treat at home.
Enjoy a Simple n Easy Dessert: Strawberry Shortcake in a Glass 🍓
This is a fun twist on the classic strawberry shortcake. Instead of baking the cake, you use store-bought pound cake cut into cubes. Layer those in a glass with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. It's a simple, refreshing dessert that's perfect for summer.
Strawberry Shortcake in a Glass
You will need:
- Store-bought pound cake
- Fresh strawberries
- Whipped cream
- Start by cutting the store-bought pound cake into cubes.
- Wash and slice the fresh strawberries.
- Take a glass and start layering the ingredients. Begin with a layer of pound cake cubes at the bottom.
- Add a layer of sliced strawberries over the pound cake cubes.
- Add a layer of whipped cream over the strawberries.
- Repeat the layers until the glass is filled, making sure to end with a layer of whipped cream on top.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
For a fun twist, you can also add a layer of strawberry jam or sauce in between the layers. You can also use other fruits like blueberries or peaches.
Savor the Quick & Easy Apple Crisp: A Dessert in No Time 🍏
If you're a fan of apple pie but don't have the time to make one, try this quick apple crisp. All you need are apples, sugar, cinnamon, and a simple crumble topping made from butter, flour, and brown sugar. It's a warm, comforting dessert that's perfect for fall.
Quick Apple Crisp Recipe
You will need:
- 6 medium apples
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of butter
- Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Peel, core, and slice the apples. Place them in a baking dish.
- In a separate bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle this mixture over the apples.
- In another bowl, combine the flour and brown sugar. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle this over the apple mixture.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the apples are tender.
Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra treat. You can also add a sprinkle of nutmeg or allspice for additional flavor.
Fun with Easy Non-Bake Dessert Recipes for Kids 🧒🍭
If you're looking for easy non-bake dessert recipes for kids, I suggest trying the Oreo truffles I mentioned above. Another fun recipe is 'dirt cups' made with chocolate pudding, crushed Oreos, and gummy worms. Kids love assembling these and they're a hit at parties.
Dirt Cups Recipe
You will need:
- Chocolate Pudding
- Gummy Worms
- Clear Plastic Cups
- Prepare the chocolate pudding according to the instructions on the package and let it cool.
- While the pudding is cooling, crush the Oreos into fine crumbs using a food processor or by placing them in a ziplock bag and rolling them with a rolling pin.
- Once the pudding has cooled, layer the bottom of the clear plastic cups with a layer of crushed Oreos.
- Add a layer of chocolate pudding on top of the crushed Oreos.
- Repeat the layers until the cup is filled, ending with a layer of crushed Oreos on top.
- Finally, insert a few gummy worms into the top layer of crushed Oreos to make it look like they're crawling out of the 'dirt'.
You can prepare these a few hours in advance and store them in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve them. Just add the gummy worms right before serving so they don't get too hard from the cold.
I hope these quick & easy dessert recipes help satisfy your sweet cravings. Remember, the key to a great dessert is using quality ingredients and putting your love into it. Happy baking, or in some cases, non-baking!
One of the best things about desserts is that they can be quick and easy to make, yet still impress your guests. Here's a perfect example:
These Lemon & Blueberry Dessert Pots are not only simple to prepare, but they also don't require any baking. Perfect for a summer dinner party!
For a visual guide on how to make these delicious desserts, check out the video tutorial below:
We hope this video helps you create these sweet treats with ease. Now, let's move on to some recommended tools for dessert making.
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