You deserve dessert: 18 sweet and easy recipes for any night of the week
Minimal effort, delicious payoff
If you're reading this at work right now, it's not too late. If the cravings have hit, we promise that with minimal effort, homemade weeknight dessert can be yours. We've rounded up some recipes befitting any level of (im)patience and below you'll find 18 sweets perfect for the nights when you're dreaming of dessert the moment you walk through the door.
This selection of sweets is for those who want their dessert ASAP. They all come together almost instantly — OK, in well under an hour — because they only really need prep time. Or, in the case of the chocolatey microwave cakes, just an additional two minutes of cook time.
For weeknight bakers
If you're willing to bake on a weeknight, these are the perfect picks. We scanned our collection for the easiest bakes to make that are accompanied by a manageable cook time. These treats all come together in no time thanks to simple steps, and even if they need to be refrigerated, or bake for an hour or so, we promise they're worth the (minimal) wait.
If you've got time to chill
The prep time — and effort — on these delicious desserts is so minimal, we simply had to suggest them. And since you've got to let them chill before diving in, that's the perfect time to have dinner.