Food & Nutrition

35 of Our Best Small-Batch Dessert Recipes

Because sometimes you want something sweet, but don’t want extras sitting around your kitchen.
Published June 11, 2021

If baking a big batch of cookies or cupcakes leaves you with more leftovers than you know how to deal with, then you’ll appreciate these small-batch dessert and sweet snack recipes. They make enough servings for one, two, or just a few people. No more finding room in your fridge (or your Budget) for dozens of extras!

We’ve got everything to satisfy a sweet tooth on this list, from cakes and tarts to crepes and “nice” creams. And if you’re looking for more fun small-batch baking ideas, check out the WW Shop, where you can purchase a resealable vanilla or chocolate cake mix that can be used to make just two cupcakes at a time, or instant oatmeal cups that can be made into four individual sweet breads.

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Leslie Fink, MS, RD, has worked on the WW editorial team for more than 21 years. She plays a key role in food, recipe, and program content, as well as product partnerships and experiences.