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Easy Small Batch Homemade Desserts

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We all can use some Easy Homemade Desserts right now!   I’ve compiled some of the easiest recipes for small batch cookies, cakes, cupcakes, pudding, and mousse treats.    

Easy Homemade Desserts – Small Batch Cookies

The hardest part of these cookie recipes is waiting for them to bake.  And I’ve said it time and time again – small batch recipes are awesome.  A way to enjoy a variety of desserts without mass quantities!

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Small Batch Flourless Chocolate Cookies

These Small Batch Flourless Chocolate Cookies are decadently fudgy, naturally gluten free, and only require a few ingredients to make. Made with powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and an egg white, the cookies are all the best parts of a brownie – chewy and fudgy with a crispy crinkle top!
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Small Batch Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Delicious Small Batch Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies!  This recipe makes 6 bakery style cookies with soft and chewy centers with an extra splash of vanilla for enhanced flavor!
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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

These Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies may be the easiest small batch cookie recipe!  With only a few ingredients needed, you can have crispy peanut butter cookies in less than 15 minutes.  Add a little cinnamon or chocolate drizzle for a fancy kick to these delicious cookies!
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Stacked nutella sandwich cookies

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Oatmeal Nutella Cream Sandwich Cookies

A small batch of soft and chewy Oatmeal Nutella Cream Sandwich Cookies.  The oatmeal cookies are lightly sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup to keep them soft.  And the Nutella cream is a perfect chocolate and hazelnut compliment.
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Easy Homemade Desserts – Cakes and Cupcakes for Two

Close up of the moist inside of a small batch citrus cake.

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Easy Small Orange Cake Recipe

Craving a taste of sunshine? This small easy small orange cake recipe is your answer! Bursting with bright citrus and floral honey, this easy cake uses simple ingredients, a fresh orange, and is refined sugar-free. The delightful small cake is made in a loaf pan for sweet portions and endless goodness!
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Fresh berry and vanilla cake slice on a plate

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Mini Vanilla and Berry Layer Cake

The Mini Vanilla and Berry Layer Cake is a light and easy dessert for your 4th of July celebration. Flavored sparkling water gives the cake volume and flavor. And between the moist cake layers is light whipped cream and fresh berries.
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A single strawberry cupcake on a table.

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Small Batch Strawberry Cupcakes

A super easy recipe for small batch strawberry cupcakes! You only need one bowl to make these moist and tender cupcakes. Fresh strawberry puree gives the cupcakes their delicious strawberry flavor and perfect texture! Frost with strawberry whipped buttercream frosting for a complete strawberry treat!
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Single small batch vanilla cupcake with a bite

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Small Batch Vanilla Cupcakes

These Small Batch Vanilla Cupcakes are light, tender, and easy to make. The cupcakes are made with sour cream to keep them moist and are full of vanilla flavor. This is a great basic vanilla cupcake recipe that can be combined with any frosting or filling flavor. This recipe features a Cranberry Cream Cheese Buttercream, that is beautiful for the holidays!
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Easy, No-Bake Puddings and mousse

The prettiest glass of holiday granita pudding parfait with a gold spoon and topped with sugared cranberries.

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Cranberry Granita Pudding Parfait

This recipe for Cranberry Granita Pudding Parfaits is a light and refreshing dessert, perfect for the holiday season.  The parfaits pair a smooth and creamy vanilla pudding topped with a spiced cranberry granita.  Creating a delicious mix of sweet and tart.  A must have for your holiday dessert line-up!
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Small batch chocolate pudding topped with whipped cream in small serving bowl.

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Chocolate Pudding For Two Recipe

Craving a rich chocolate dessert but don't want the leftovers? This small batch chocolate pudding recipe is perfect for two! Made with simple ingredients – plus a refined-sugar free option – the creamy pudding is delicious on its own, or can be layered between cakes, a filling in cupcakes, or nestled inside cream puffs.
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Pretty peach mousse trifle in parfait glass set on wood trivet.

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Peach Mousse Trifle

This refreshing peach mousse trifle dessert features layers of creamy fresh peach mousse, soft vanilla cake, vanilla whipped cream, and fresh peach slices. The peach mousse dessert makes 4 pretty individual servings, or 1 large impressive trifle, perfect for summer!
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Glass of cherry mousse with cherry on top

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Rainier Cherry Mousse

Perfectly smooth and creamy Rainier Cherry Mousse – for two!  Rainier cherries are light and sweet, and this small batch recipe highlights the freshness of these summer beauties.  Best of all – the mousse is refined sugar free!
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I'm Erin and I'm all about desserts - and a little bit of butter!

I've tested, written, and photographed hundreds of recipes on my website. Here you'll find the tastiest small batch gluten free and traditional desserts - all homemade, all simple, and all for you! Click here to learn more about me!

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