10 Sweet Treats You Can Make Under 60 Seconds Like A MasterChef

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We hear your midnight craving SOS


I’m a big believer in listening to my cravings. When I want it, I want it NOW. We all know the pain of waiting for food, but dread no more ‘cause here are 10 recipes to curb your midnight cravings faster than you can say, “FEED ME”.

Mastering these recipes won't transform you into Gordon Ramsay, but they'll satisfy your tummy almost instantly. What’s more, most of them require stuff you probably already have in the kitchen, so you won't even need to make a trip to the supermarket!


1. Chocolate Cake


Sweet Treats

If you’ve forgotten bae’s birthday, don’t worry because we’ve got your back. Just pop down to the nearest supermarket and grab a sachet of Betty Crocker’s Quick Cake Mix, one of those secret ingredients that home bakers don't tell you about. Add milk or water and pop it into the microwave for literally sixty seconds to get a legit chocolate cake!

Disguise it as a lava cake by dolloping Nutella to the center of your batter before putting it in the microwave. Present it to bae to get an A* and don’t worry, we won’t tell how little effort actually went into it.


  • 1 sachet Betty Crocker’s Quick Cake Mix (Chocolate)
  • 40ml milk or water


  1. Pour Betty Crocker’s Quick Cake Mix (Chocolate) into a microwave-safe mug.
  2. Add milk or water and mix with a fork until smooth.
  3. Microwave for 60 seconds.
  4. Cool for 2 minutes and serve immediately.

Alternatively, watch an instructional video here.


2. Jelly donut in a mug



Source: Bigger Bolder Baking

Donuts help me start my day on a happy note. Even though store-bought donuts aren’t the healthiest, I still buy them in boxes ‘cause ain’t nobody got time to make their own.

But with a mugnut - that’s jelly donut in a mug - you can have a healthier version of your favourite donut in a jiffy! Just combine all the ingredients in a mug and nuke it for a minute to have a fresh and warm mugnut without being late for school in the morning.


  • Butter
  • All-purpose flour
  • Egg Yolk
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Baking Powder
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Cinnamon Sugar

Click here for full recipe by Bigger Bolder Baking.


3. Yogurt Parfait


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Source: Iowa Girl Eats

When it comes to simple grab-and-go breakfasts, this yogurt parfait takes the cake. Just assemble yogurt, oats, chia seeds, berries and milk in a mason jar and stick it into the fridge. Then throw it in your bag before you leave and you’ll have a wholesome breakfast for the office. It won't taste like llaollao, but it’d definitely be waaay better for your body.


  • Greek Yogurt
  • Oats
  • Milk
  • Berries
  • Chia Seeds (optional)

Click here for full recipe by Iowa Girl Eats.


3. Banana Nutella Popsicle


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Source: Pretty Simple Sweet

I’m always in for a popsicle but there are some days when it’s too hot to even walk to the nearest mama shop to get them. Good news! Here's a Nutella popsicle that cools you down on a sweltering day that can be easily made at home.

This rich and creamy popsicle only requires bananas and Nutella, and tastes just like an old school chocolate popsicle.


  • Banana
  • Nutella

Click here for full recipe by The Sisters Cafe.


5. Blueberry Cobbler


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Source: Snappy Gourmet

A warm crumbly biscuit seated atop a rich base of melted blueberries sounds perfect for rainy days. Drizzle your 1-minute blueberry cobbler with honey or top it up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for extra sweetness. If you’re not a fan of blueberries, swop them out for other fruits like strawberry or peach and it’ll taste equally good.


  • All-purpose Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Blueberries
  • Ice-cream (optional)

Click here for full recipe by Snappy Gourmet.


6. Chocolate Chip Cookie


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Source: Pretty Prudent

I’m a huge fan of Subway’s classic chocolate chip cookie and would love to make a fresh one myself. But the frustrating thing about baking is that you either get a whole batch of cookies or none at all.

If you’re like me, give your microwave a big hug because you can now make a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie in a minute. That’s even faster than making a trip down to the nearest Subway outlet! Dip your cookie in a glass of milk for the ultimate mid-afternoon treat.


  • Butter
  • White Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Vanilla Essence
  • Egg
  • All-purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Chocolate Chip

Click here for full recipe by Pretty Prudent.


7. S’mores Mug Brownies


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Source: Betty Crocker

S’mores is my all-time favourite BBQ dessert, but planning a BBQ just to eat them is not practical at all. So S’mores Mug Brownies are a perfect solution to days I’m craving for these marshmallow treats.

Within sixty seconds, you get a fudgy brownie base with a blast of buttery cookie crumbs and gooey marshmallows that will turn you from hangry to happy. The best part is, you’ll find all the sweet comfort you need in just one mug, without any mess or fire.


  • Betty Crocker™ fudge brownie mix
  • Fat-free egg product
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Water
  • Miniature marshmallows
  • Graham crackers
  • Miniature Chocolate Chips

Click here for full recipe by Betty Crocker.


8. Cheese Crackers


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Source: Pure Wow

When I’m not craving for something sugary, crackers and chips are at the top of my list. Here’s a 1-ingredient cheese cracker recipe that is two times cheesier but a whole lot healthier than store-bought ones. Pan fry your parmesan cheese till it's slightly crispy and voila! You’ll have the ultimate cheese cracker in your hands.

For those with a permanent sweet tooth, just dip it in a little maple syrup to make a sweet treat!


  • Parmesan cheese

Click here for full recipe by Pure Wow.


9. 1-Ingredient Ice Cream


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Source: Pretty Prudent

With this 1-ingredient ice-cream, you’ll never have to dish out more than a dollar for ice-cream again. Throw frozen bananas into a blender and in less than 30 seconds, you’ll have a tub of freshly made, guilt-free banana ice-cream. Its soft-serve texture blends in flawlessly with any kind of toppings and sauces. Add Nutella and Oreos for a punch of chocolatey goodness

If you’re not a fan of soft serve, store the blended banana ice cream in a Tupperware and freeze it for at least an hour before eating.


  • Frozen Bananas

Click here for full recipe by One Ingredient Chef.


10. Peanut Butter Banana Pops


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Source: Betty Crocker

Freeze your bananas, slab ‘em peanut butter on, roll them over your favourite cereal, and there you have some Peanut Butter Banana Pops. Imagine ice-cold banana melting into creamy goodness, followed by smooth peanut butter and crunchy cereal that will start a party in your mouth.

Treat it as a mid-day snack, feed your guests, or make this your signature potluck dish because this dessert is perfect for all occasions. For a spectacular spread, make various renditions of banana pops by using different cereals such as Fruity Pebbles, granola or even crushed Speculoos!


  • Bananas
  • Peanut Butter
  • Breakfast cereal of your choice

Click here for full recipe by Betty Crocker.


Goodbye hunger pangs


betty crocker cake

This list of 1-minute recipes is a must-have survival kit for anyone suffering from intense cravings or looking to own at potluck with minimal effort. They are cheap, easy and super fast to whip up. Best of all, a handful of ingredients is all you need.

To be safe, visit the baking needs section of your neighbourhood supermarket and grab a packet of Betty Crocker Quick Cake Mix in case of (sweet tooth) emergencies. If you’ve got an experimental streak, feel free to tweak them to your liking and you might just be the next Gordon Ramsay!

Find out more about more easy-to-prepare treats here!

This post was brought to you by Betty Crocker.

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