Cure your winter blues and hone your baking skills at the same time with these irresistible winter desserts. There’s nothing better than cosying up on the couch with a good book, a tray of freshly baked scones and a piping hot cup of coffee on a cold rainy day. And sometimes long winter nights just require a little extra sweetness to get through. As filling and rich as your meals might be, desserts are almost always welcome anyway.
If you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen again, after making dinner, but still want some treats to satisfy your sweet tooth, check out these simple warm dessert ideas. Whether you're in the mood for fresh pastries or simply craving chocolate, these winter desserts are the perfect indulgence on a cold day.
1. Chocolate Mug Cake
This decadent dessert packs all the deliciousness of a regular chocolate cake and spares you all the hassle. It is deliciously fluffy and easy to make, ideal for when you need a quick chocolate fix. This chocolate mug cake is made in the microwave and is ready in minutes. An added advantage is that you’re likely to have all the needed ingredients already – you only need milk, sugar, cocoa powder, flour and baking powder.
2. Mocha Cheesecake
Get your daily dose of caffeine and chocolate with the mocha cheesecake. You can swap regular coffee for espresso to give the cheesecake a stronger coffee flavour if you are a serious coffee addict. For a decadent version, sprinkle chocolate ganache on top and a hint of rum to make a truly indulgent cheesecake.
Cupcakes generally holds a special place in dessert lovers’ hearts and for good reason. They are flavourful and make for a perfect accompaniment to the afternoon tea or an indulgent snack during the day. The red velvet cupcake is especially suited for a gloomy winter day - its soft crumby, moist texture, hint of chocolate, and gorgeous bright red colour is quite uplifting.
4. Espresso Brownies
Espresso Brownies are perfect for winter mornings, where you need an extra boost to get you going. The amazing coffee aroma coupled with the intoxicating flavours of chocolate is enough to get you wide awake and give you an energy boost. Choosing the ideal coffee is what makes or breaks this simple recipe. Choose a premium-quality coffee that complements the chocolate flavour and doesn’t overpower it.
5. Crumb Cake
You’ll love then generous layer of crisp, buttery, cinnamon laden crumbs atop that soft, moist cake that’s swirled with notes of vanilla. Can't decide between a coffee cake or an apple crisp? This buttery vanilla cake is topped with a layer of apples and a crumble topping, transforming this simple cake into an apple crumble cake, the best of both worlds, and easily mixed with just an electric hand mixer.
From chocolate to blueberry to banana, muffins come in a wide variety. The healthiest and tastiest one, blueberry muffins are quick and easy. To make them, you will only need one bowl and a handful of ingredients, blueberries, flour, sugar, vanilla, and oil, to make this easy blueberry muffins recipe.