Sometimes you need a good dessert. And sometimes it needs to be homemade. And sometimes (let's face it, most of the time), in those moments when you absolutely need a homemade dessert, the last thing you want to do is spend time in the kitchen cooking. No worries. That's what you have a microwave for. These 10 totally awesome microwave dessert recipes are perfect for those moments. Quick, easy, delicious — you won't believe these treats came out of your microwave!
1. Dark Chocolate Fondue
So simple, so elegant, so stuff-your-face-worthy. And if you don't have strawberries, you can totally just use a spoon.
Get the recipe from An Edible Mosaic.
2. Salted Caramel Popcorn
For real, it's like the microwave was invented just so you could make perfect caramel popcorn.
Get the recipe from This Week for Dinner.
3. Brownie in a Mug
Yes, you can make a single serving brownie in less than five minutes. And, yes, this recipe is dangerous.
Get the recipe from Simply Recipes.
4. Clementine Bars
It seems impossible that these gorgeous clementine bars came out of the microwave, but it's all too true. And all too awesome.
Get the recipe from Diethood.
5. Single-Serving Carrot Cake
Use your microwave to make just a single serving of delicious carrot cake.
Get the recipe from Heather's French Press.
6. Easy Microwave Fudge
Rich, delicious fudge is super easy if you have a microwave.
Get the recipe from The View from Great Island.
7. Five-Minute Berry Cobbler
You can even make something as seemingly fancy as berry cobbler in the microwave!
Get the recipe from Domestic Fits.
8. Reese's-Stuffed Peanut Butter Mug Cake
Reese's-stuffed anything is the best, but especially when it's a quick microwave dessert.
Get the recipe from The Frugal Foodie Mama.
9. Chocolate Mug Cake
Chocolate mug cake is like the quintessential microwave dessert, and this recipe claims to be the best. You should definitely test that claim.
Get the recipe from Dessert for Two.
10. Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie
Cookies in the microwave. 'Nuf said.
Get the recipe from Fannetastic Food
Jane Maynard is a food blogger at
This Week for Dinner
and Babble, a writer and designer, and a lover of all things chocolate.