Everyone gets the baking bug every now and then, but novice bakers don’t have many of the specialty ingredients now commonly found on desserts’ ingredients lists, making the hobby a hassle. What’s more, stocking your pantry with all of the flours, oils, and spices can get expensive, and that’s where easy, fuss-free desserts come in. There are still recipes out there that require only a handful of ingredients, and we’re highlighting seven of them today. These desserts still taste delicious even though they’re not devastatingly time-consuming, and you can use your extra time and energy to distribute the sweet treats, rather than slave away in the kitchen.
1. 5-Ingredient Brownies
Brownies may boast the title of easiest dessert ever. They can be made in just one bowl and then baked in the oven for 30 minutes or less. This recipe from Baker Bettie corroborates the story. Her formula for rich and fudgy brownies has an ingredients list that caps at 5, and the dessert also takes only 5 minutes of prep time. Once the dessert is in the oven, it’ll bake for 25 minutes before you have warm, chocolately brownies at the ready.
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup oil or melted butter
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup flour
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- Large pinch of salt (optional)
Get the full recipe at Baker Betty.