Our 10 Most Popular One-Bowl Desserts — Recipes from The Kitchn

As much as I love making dessert, I don’t always love the mess that’s left behind. A kitchen sink full of dirty mixing bowls and spatulas isn’t the most fun thing to tackle when I’d rather be digging into a few of the cookies I just baked. That’s where one-bowl treats win; they deliver all the reward without all the dishes.

Here are 10 of the most popular one-bowl desserts from Kitchn, ranging from classic cookies to crowd-pleasing cakes and everything in between.

1. One-Bowl Vanilla Cake: Funfetti Cupcakes

Funfetti cupcakes bring a smile to just about anyone’s face. This easy recipe is just the thing to have on hand for birthdays, bake sales, and book clubs.

(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

2. One-Bowl Chocolate Wacky Cake

This crazy cake doesn’t use eggs or dairy and instead calls for a mix of baking soda and vinegar to bake up moist and tender.

(Image credit: Maria Siriano)

3. Pressure-Cooker Rice Pudding

Yes, homemade rice pudding can be yours in just 10 minutes. No wonder this recipe is so popular!

(Image credit: Jeff Roffman)

4. How To Make Fruit Clafoutis

While cherries are the most common fruit used to make this custardy dessert, almost any fruit will work, which means you can enjoy it all year long.

Baked Apples Stuffed with Oatmeal and Brown Sugar
(Image credit: Emma Christensen)

5. Baked Apples Stuffed with Oatmeal & Brown Sugar

Think of this dessert as an inside-out, easier version of apple crisp. That means the apples are best served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

6. Apple Yogurt Cake with a Cinnamon-Sugar Streak

Using plain whole-milk yogurt in the batter results in a cake that’s so moist, it’s almost like bread pudding.

(Image credit: Yossy Arefi)

7. No-Bake Coconut Snowballs

Not only do these coconut treats require just one bowl, but you also don’t even need to turn the oven on to make them. They’re also gluten-free and vegan.

(Image credit: Emma Christensen)

8. How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookies from Scratch

Nothing beats homemade chocolate chip cookies — especially ones that don’t leave a mess to clean up after.

(Image credit: Samantha Bolton)

9. The World’s Easiest Cookies

These cookies might look plain, but their deep flavor from dark maple syrup and amazing texture from almond flour more than make up for their appearance.

(Image credit: Tessa Huff)

10. How To Make French Meringue

These light and airy cookies are well-suited to be played with. Try adding chocolate chips or coconut flakes, or color them with a little gel food coloring.


Chocolate Sheet Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Not much makes me as happy as chocolate peanut butter cake.

Sometimes I seriously wonder… does anyone love chocolate and peanut butter as much as I do? Like is it possible that there is someone else in the world who loves that combination MORE than me? I doubt it.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

Easy chocolate sheet cake topped with creamy peanut butter frosting is the way to my heart. It’s the perfect dessert, anytime!

Ingredients / cake

2 1/4 cups  all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup dutch process cocoa powder
1 ½ cups sugar
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, (softened)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk
1/2 cup freshly brewed coffee
2 teaspoons  vanilla extract
4 large eggs

Ingredients / peanut butter frosting

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, (softened)
4 tablespoons cream cheese, (softened)
2/3 cup peanut butter
3 to 4 cups of powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 to 2 tablespoons of milk, (if needed)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 inch pan with nonstick baking spray.

In the bowl of your electric mixer bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cocoa and sugar. Add in the softened butter and oil and mix on low speed until the mixture combines and begins to look like sand.

With the mixer on low speed, beat in the milk, coffee and vanilla extract until combined. Beat in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Once the batter is smooth and combined, pour it into the baking pan.

Bake the cake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a tested inserted into the center comes back clean. Remove the cake and let it cool completely. If desired, you can invert the cake onto a platter or piece of parchment paper before frosting.

To make the frosting, beat the butter, cream cheese and peanut butter in the bowl of your electric mixer until creamy and combined. Beat in the powdered sugar gradually, about 1 cup at a time, until a fluffy frosting begins to form. Beat in the vanilla extrast and salt. If the mixture is too thick, beat in 1 tablespoon of milk.

Frost the cooled cake with the peanut butter frosting. If desired, you can drizzle melted chocolate overtop. I usually just melt about ½ cup of chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzle it over top. Slice and serve!

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10 Delicious Sweet Drinks To Warm You Up — Recipes from The Kitchn

Come the first chill of winter, I can be sure of one thing: I will pick up at least one (although probably more like two or three) colds or sore throats in the coming months. My go-to used to be tea with honey, but I’ve discovered there are so many more easy-to-make and totally comforting warm drinks that calm my sore throat. From citrusy teas, to tonics, to steamers, these are the drinks I turn to during cold season.

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10 Delicious Foods To Dip Into a Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate fondue is a natural for Valentine’s Day, and for good reason: Dipping luxurious foods in molten chocolate is delicious and, let’s face it, pretty sensual. It’s fine to serve the usual fondue contenders—strawberries, bananas, cookies, graham crackers, cubes of angel food cake—but consider adding some more interesting options too, to hit that sweet-salty spot, provide some piquancy, or marry some interesting textural contrasts (opposites attract, after all). Here are some deliciously intriguing ideas for what to dip in chocolate fondue.

VonShef Cast-Iron Swiss Fondue Set, $39.95 on Amazon

With six forks and a capacity of just over a quart, this will serve nicely for a small group, or just a couple.

Fondue It

1. Rice Krispies Treats

Dried Berry Rice Krispies Treats recipe

Hungry Girl Por Vida

Make ’em in any flavor your heart desires (infused with booze, even), then cut them into dainty little cubes for spearing on your fondue forks and dipping into your pool of chocolate…you really can’t go wrong. (And you can make them vegan and gluten-free too.) Try this fetchingly festive Berry Marshmallow Crispy Treats recipe.

2. Marshmallows

chocolate stout fondue recipe with homemade lambic beer marshmallow recipe

Melissa Cole

Alternatively, skip the rice cereal and just go straight for pillowy-soft, chewy marshmallows—which maybe aren’t that much of a novelty when it comes to dunking in chocolate, but can be if you opt for different flavors, like matcha marshmallows, bourbon marshmallows, or salted caramel marshmallows! Or put a boozy twist on both parts of the equation and make the Lambic Marshmallows with Chocolate Stout Fondue recipe pictured above.

Rose Gold Rose Marshmallows, 12 for $19.95 on Etsy

Made with pink wine and topped with edible glitter, these are also pretty perfect for V-Day.

Think Pink

3. Potato Chips

potato chips chocolate fondue


Same basic principle as bacon, but suitable for vegetarians too—and less work all around (well, unless you make your own, but any nice, thick, kettle-style chip from the store will do just fine). Salted pretzels are an equally excellent choice. (While not so salty, another savory and super-crunchy option is grissini, those long, thin Italian bread sticks often sprinkled with sesame seeds; the pairing of them with fondue hearkens back to the traditional Catalan pairing of dark chocolate with olive oil and toast.)

Sanders Dark Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips with Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, $15 on Amazon

No fondue pot? Try these chocolate-covered chips.

Snack On

4. Hurricane Jelly Shots

hurricane jello shot recipe


With two boozy layers (representing both white and dark rum), plus chopped maraschino cherries and passion fruit juice, these are bursting with flavors that would complement dark chocolate, and they’d provide an interesting texture and temperature contrast too. For something simpler and non-alcoholic, try coffee gelatin, or various fruit flavors like raspberry or strawberry. Get all our Grown-Up Jelly Shot recipes.

Luxardo Gourmet Maraschino Cherries, 2 jars for $33.30 on Amazon

Upgrade from the neon-red maraschinos you’d fish from a well drink to these lush, dark, Italian imports.

Pick These

5. Cake Balls

red velvet cake ball recipe

Gimme Delicious

Basically, you’re making cake pops, but instead of coating them all in chocolate at once and letting them set (let alone impaling them on their own individual sticks), you’re leaving them naked and dipping each one as you eat it. The Chowhound community is fond of this no-bake rum balls recipe made with Oreo cookies, and we wouldn’t turn ’em down either, that’s for sure. But to minimize the risk of getting crumbs in your fondue pot, make sure your cake balls are nice and firm—the initial crumbled cake and frosting mixture should hold together well, and then you should chill them for at least a couple hours. Chocolate on chocolate is always a good option, but red velvet cake is also especially appropriate for the occasion. (Or you could dip energy balls, for a relatively healthier option!) Get the Red Velvet Cake Balls recipe.

6. Candied Citrus

Easy Candied Citrus recipe

What’s Gaby Cooking

Chewy, bright, and sweet-tart, candied citrus is a way more exiting fondue partner than pound cake and strawberries. You can just use the peels (like in our Candied Grapefruit Zest recipe), or do whole slices, of oranges or Meyer lemons, for instance. (For a similar, fresher option, try whole kumquats too, the sweet-outside, bitter-and-tart-within fruity gems that provide juicy pops of flavor.) Candied citrus often has a sandy sugar coating that can come off in your fondue, so you may want to go with a recipe like the one pictured above, where the fruit is cooked in a sugar syrup that dries into a smooth glaze. Get the Candied Citrus recipe.

7. Candied Ginger

candied ginger chocolate fondue


Similar to candied citrus, but for those who like things a little spicy. Fresh crystallized ginger should have a nice soft chew, more gumdrop than taffy. Look for it in the bulk section of your grocery store, where you can often find it in larger cubes ideal for dipping.

8. Dried Fruit

Homemade Dried Fruit recipe

Nutritious Eats

Dried fruit options like mango slices, apricots, pineapples, regular apples, and papaya can make interesting additions to your array of fondue dippers, though some are harder to spear than others, so watch your fingertips! Get the Simple Homemade Dried Fruit recipe.

9. Halvah

what is halvah?


This tahini-based confection has a deep, complex flavor that is dynamite with chocolate, and the slightly crumbly, fudge-like texture against the silky-smooth fondue…well, um, is it getting hot in here? You can buy halvah ready-made, or try your hand at a Homemade Halvah recipe.

Russ & Daughters Marble Halvah, $10/pound on Goldbelly

Get this dark chocolate-marbled halvah delivered to you straight from one of New York’s best delis.

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David Pistrang wrote the original version of this post on February 8, 2013; it was updated by Jen Wheeler with new links, text, and images on February 13, 2019.