20 Single-Serve Microwave Desserts For Lazy Girl Weeknights

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As temperatures drop, instead of venturing out post-work, we gear up to buckle down at home. And the only thing left to complete our couch-bound, blanket-clad, remote-in-hand, evenings in is dessert. But going through the trouble to make a batch of treats on a weeknight isn't everyone's cup of tea. So what's an aching sweet tooth to do when that last piece of miscellaneous drugstore candy is long expired? Turn to the mug.
We love mugs. Not only are they the single girl's ideal comfort food vessel (for solo sipping hot chocolate, soup, eating ice cream, mac and cheese, etc.), but they also happen to be brilliant micro-ware for desserts. Mirco-what? Microwave mug desserts — a.k.a. the easy answer to all our future lazy fall nights in. With just a few pantry staples and your favorite mug, you can have your hands on a whole smorgasbord of single-serving desserts within minutes. Ahead we've rounded up 20 of the most festive fall mug recipes from gooey pumpkin spice cakes, to sweet banana breads, melty s'mores, and more. Rustle up one (or more) of these fast and easy sweets to keep your solo couch time feeling cozy AF all season long.
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Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake
This sweet autumn treat only takes cake mix, pumpkin puree, and milk to make in microwave minutes.

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French Toast In A Mug
No cozy fall breakfast is complete without french toast a la mug.

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Chocolate Nutella Mug Cake
For a five minute microwave feat, this creamy chocolate mug defies all decadent dessert logic.

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Chocolate Chip Mug Cake
No need to whip up a whole batch of chocolate chippers — just make one in a mug.

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Chocolate Flourless Pudding Cake With Pumpkin Spice Custard
The perfect fall-flavored microwave soufflé doesn't exist, but this is just as good.

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Matcha Latte Mug Cake
Have your trendy matcha latte mug cake and eat it too.

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Snickerdoodle Mug Cake
Micro-bake your own personal snickerdoodle in just one minute.

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S'mores Mug Cake
Get your fireside s'mores fix without the fire.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake
The only thing standing between you this pumpkin choco chip mug is two minutes and a microwave.

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Caramel Machiato Mug Cake
For when you truly can't decide between a decadent drink or a decadent dessert.

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Caffé Mocha Mug Cake
This recipe gives our morning espresso shots a whole new meaning.

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The "Mug" Brownie
Yes, you can make a brownie in 30 seconds — and eat it in under a minute.

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Cinnamon Roll In A Mug
Whip up a vegan cinnamon roll complete with coconut sugar and oil in under a minute.

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Blueberry Sponge Mug Cake
Set it and forget it this a.m. for a spongey blueberry mug cake.

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Carrot Cake Mug Cake
For the lovers of carrot cake and haters of carrot grating — this mug meets you halfway.

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Banana Bread Mug
Forget the loaf and tackle banana bread with a mug and eight minute microwave approach.

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Peanut Butter Brownie in a Mug
This classic dessert combo is easy, eggless, and can be whipped up with pantry staples.

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Apple Crumble Mug Cake
Perhaps the best (read: easiest) way to use up those fall apple picking bounties.

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Cookies N' Cream Mug Cake
We'll be enjoying this mug cake with another mug of milk.

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Apple Pie Peanut Butter Mug Cake
Chocolate peanut butter cup meets apple pie in this easy, gluten-free, and vegan mug dessert mashup.

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written by Jackie Alpers.
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