Mini Dessert Recipes

Mini pies and cheesecakes. Tiny tarts and cake balls. Dig into 5-star recipes for mini desserts with maximum flavor.

Staff Picks

Miniature Chocolate Eclairs

Rating: 4.52 stars
Eclairs filled with chocolate pudding and frosted with a semisweet chocolate glaze.

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Rating: 4.63 stars
Mini Pumpkin Pies are perfect when you want to have several desserts and make sure everyone can try them all!

Mini Meringues

Rating: 4.2 stars
These crunchy dainties are great with coffee or with cream for dessert. And they're low fat! Substitute 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules or 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa for the vanilla if you like. Coffee kisses are great sandwiched together with melted white or dark chocolate. Spooned vanilla ones are good with cream and chocolate ones are good as finger biscuits with coffee.

Mini Orange Mince Pies

Rating: 4.81 stars
My brother taught me this recipe, and I love it so I decided to share this wonderful recipe with you.

Mini Cinnamon Cakes

Rating: 3.89 stars
This is something quick I came up with one night when I didn't have anything to satisfy my dessert craving. They taste great and are also low in fat.

Mini Egg Cupcakes

Rating: 4.83 stars
White cupcakes with a chocolate egg in the center, thick, colorful icing, and topped with a chocolate mini egg!!! Great Easter treat!!

Mini Cheesecakes I

Rating: 4.67 stars
Easy and so good for holidays, weddings, or whatever the occasion! It is also good with other flavors of fruit pie filling.

Mini Strawberry Tarts

Rating: 4.45 stars
These are great for family gatherings or parties. All the sweet goodness of strawberry shortcake, but convenient small and individual servings for your guests. This very impressive looking treat will have all your guests begging for the recipe.

Mini Lemon Meringue Pies

Rating: 4.59 stars
Simple, fun, mini lemon meringue pie recipe from scratch that tastes fresh and is great when you want to serve several different mini desserts together.

Mini Sweet Potato Pies

Rating: 4.58 stars
Cute bite size sweet potato pies. Always a winner for the holidays and easy enough to make! Great for holiday dinner parties or sweet appetizers!

Simple Cake Pops

Rating: 3.53 stars
Everyone loves cake pops! They are simple to make, and you can create anything for any occasion. They are also nice small bites of dessert instead of large slices of cake or pie. Can be made up in partial batches and the remaining ingredients stored for a few weeks.

Cream Puffs

Rating: 4.61 stars
An easy and impressive way to make a great dessert. Whip them up and watch them disappear!

Inspiration and Ideas

Cream Puffs

"I made a double batch to take to a potluck and they disappeared first from the dessert table!" – Schwabengirl

Mini Pumpkin Muffins with Orange Drizzle

"These are a must-try. These are so moist and flavorful: they taste like doughnut holes!" – Suzanne

REALLY Real Strawberry Cupcakes

Rating: 4.33 stars

I've been messing around trying to make a perfect strawberry cupcake to go with the Real Strawberry Frosting I developed a couple of years ago. It's been a long road and lots of cupcakes tested and tasted along the way. The trick was NOT using puree as I do when making the frosting. Rather, grinding freeze-dried strawberries into a powder brought this cupcake recipe out of my test kitchen and into my recipe box! I am so pleased with the results!