21 One-Bowl Desserts That Make Baking a Breeze

Because who actually *likes* doing dishes?

We can all agree that the worst part of baking (or any cooking, for that matter) is doing the dishes when you’re done, right? Good. That’s why we’re so enamored with these 21 desserts that require only one bowl to make. Not today, pruny dishwater hands.

14 Amazing 2-Ingredient Dessert Recipes

onebowl carmelitas
Averie Cooks

1. Carmelitas

Three, please!

onebowl cupcakes
Erin McDowell

2. Chocolate Cupcakes For Four

Perfect for when you don't want to eat an entire batch. 

onebowl veganbrownies

3. Flourless Peanut Butter Zucchini Brownies

These are vegan…but we swear you’d never know it.

onebowl chocolatecherry
Just a Little Bit of Bacon

4. Chocolate Chip Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

You’d think there would be too much going on, but there so isn't.

onebowl dumpcake
Erin McDowell

5. Chocolate Dump Cake

It's a Bundt. 

onebowl orangecake
Vegan Richa

6. Orange Cake

Served with just the right amount of orange glaze.

red velvet 1
Baker By Nature

7. Red Velvet Cupcakes

The most perfect frosting we ever did see.

onebowl cookiesandcream
Kirbie's Cravings

8. Cookies And Cream Brownies

Dipped in milk, obviously.

onebowl chocolatecake
A Treats Affair

9. Chocolate Cake With Brown Sugar Frosting

Rich as hell, but so delicious.

onebowl vanillacupcakes
Baker By Nature

10. Vanilla Cupcakes With Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Sprinkles not optional.

onebowl pineapplecake
Averie Cooks

11. Pineapple Poke Cake With Pineapple Glaze

Pretty much the perfect summer dessert.


onebowl pinkvelvet
I Am a Baker

12. Pink Velvet Cake

Nope, not girly at all.

onebowl berrytart
Salted Plains

13. Mixed Berry Crumble Tart

Aaaand we need this right now.

onebowl cinnamonrolls
Minimalist Baker

14. Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls

Fit to be eaten morning, noon and night.

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onebowl nutellabrownies
Baker By Nature

15. Nutella Fudge Brownies

Try not to eat the whole batch yourself.

onebowl pbbars
Turnip the Oven

16. Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossom Bars

Two of our favorite things in bar form? Yes, please.

onebowl coffeecake
Chew Out Loud

17. Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

Don’t skimp on the cinnamon.

onebowl lemoncake
Creme De La Crumb

18. Lemon Cake

Not too tart, not too sweet.

onebowl bananabread
Erica's Sweet Tooth

19. Double Chocolate Banana Bread

So you say you like chocolate?

onebowl bourbonpie
Well Plated By Erin

20.bourbon Buttermilk Pie

Just like your grandma used to make.

onebowl cakefortwo
A Cozy Kitchen

21. Chocolate Rose Cake For Two

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Freelance Editor

From 2015-2020 Lindsay Champion held the role of Food and Wellness Director. She continues to write for PureWow as a Freelance Editor.