Looking for small desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth? Check out this list of 17 Ramekin Dessert Recipes! Recipes make 1-2 servings, perfect for easy date night desserts.


Collage of ramekin desserts

Dessert is my weakness. If I’m not careful, I eat more than I’m willing to admit.

When I was testing my chocolate peanut butter mug cake, I had 4 mug cakes total.

As much as I wanted to eat all 4 cakes, I knew my waist couldn’t handle all 4 cakes.

And since I work from home, I don’t often have anyone else to eat my leftover desserts. I do go to a coworking space once a week and share there, but during the pandemic that wasn’t an option.

I didn’t bake much from my cookbooks during that time because nobody was around to help me eat anything.

Now with everyone working remotely these days, I bet you’re facing the same dilemma. You love to bake but don’t see coworkers anymore.

The solution? Baking in ramekins! You can make smaller portions of your favorite dessert without throwing away the extras (or putting on the extra pounds).

Pie! Cookie! Brownie! Cake! Even fun recipes such as creme brulee and bread pudding.

That’s why I gathered the best Ramekin Dessert Recipes for you below. They make dessert for one or two so you’re not stuck with too many sweets in the house.

Make them to end an easy date night dinner, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, or simply because you’re craving dessert and the handful of chocolate chips you’re snacking on isn’t cutting it.




What is a ramekin?

A ramekin is a round ceramic baking dish with a fluted exterior. They’re the perfect vessel to serve individual desserts.

They’re often used to portion serving sizes, whether you’re watching your calorie intake or serving multiple people at once.

Ramekins can also turn an ordinary dessert into fun deep dish versions, such as my Single Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie.

I also like to use mine to portion eggs before adding them to a hot skillet for over-easy eggs. That way the whites don’t run all over the place.

Don’t have ramekins but still craving something sweet? Check out my romantic desserts for two which use a variety of small baking pans.


Brownie in white ramekin with spoon in middle

What size ramekins do I need?

My ramekin dessert recipes use 6-ounce ramekins, which is often the standard size for most recipes.

You can buy ramekins at most stores that have a kitchen section – Walmart, Target, even Kohls. You can even find them at thrift stores if you’re on a budget.

Still can’t find any or don’t have time to run out? Buy them online at Amazon (affiliate link).


Apple Pie For Two with homemade pie crust and apple pie filling

Why I love ramekin desserts

The number one reason I love ramekin desserts is they make small batch recipes!

I’ve been focusing on dessert for two for years now as I don’t have a big family. Often 8×8 and 9×5 pans are too big for only 1-2 servings.

When I’m craving cheesecake, rather than grabbing my springform pan I can make my cheesecake for two.

I can also make my super quick single serve brownie, which is ready in 1 minute using the microwave.


Single Serving Deep Dish Funfetti Sugar Cookie

How to gift dessert in ramekins

Ramekins come in so many fun colors and patterns, they’d make a fun gift! Fill them with a non-perishable recipe (such as my Brownies For Two), wrap them a pretty food-safe bag, then gift to your recipient.

Not only do they get a delicious dessert, they can keep and reuse the ramekin themselves.

Ready to bake the best ramekin dessert recipes? Get started with the inspiration below!

Ramekin Dessert Recipes

Looking for small desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth? Check out this list of Ramekin Dessert Recipes! Recipes make 1-2 servings.