4 Five-Ingredient Desserts Anyone Can Make

Need a delicious dessert that won't take all day to make? We've got options.

Honey Whole Wheat Strawberry Clafoutis in a Baking Dish, An Easy Five-Ingredient Dessert
Photo: Kelsey Hansen

These easy five-ingredient dessert recipes couldn't be easier to prepare, but they can stand on their own among even the fanciest sweets. We included a variety of baked goods to satisfy every craving, whether you prefer a coconut-flecked pound cake or a warm fruit cobbler. For a lightened-up option, try the whole-wheat clafoutis, which is also great for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. And if you're looking for a low-lift main dish to serve ahead (or after—no judgment) of these delicious desserts, try one of our 35 fast dinner recipes.

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Mixed Berry Biscuit Cobbler

Mixed Berry Biscuit Cobbler in White Baking Dish with Whipped Cream on the Side
Kelsey Hansen

The warm, fluffy biscuits are the real star of this dessert and have uses far beyond cobbler. Scoop them onto a baking sheet and bake until golden, then build strawberry shortcakes or serve with warm stone fruit.

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Coconut Pound Cake

Coconut Pound Cake on White Serving Platter, Sliced
Kelsey Hansen

Though many pound cake recipes call for a laundry list of ingredients, there are only four you honestly need: sugar, butter, eggs, and flour. Utilizing coconut three ways gave us the most bang for our buck: It’s mixed into the batter, used to coat the bundt pan, and sprinkled on top of the glaze.

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Honey Whole Wheat Strawberry Clafoutis

Honey Whole Wheat Strawberry Clafoutis in a Baking Dish
Kelsey Hansen

Have you ever roasted or broiled strawberries? It brings out their natural sweetness and softens them to an almost spoonable consistency. We used the technique to add flavor to our whole wheat clafoutis, and the results are simply delicious.

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No-Churn Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

No-Churn Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream With Ice Cream Scoop
Samantha Seneviratne

Roasting freshly-picked strawberries releases their excess moisture and helps concentrate the sweet flavor of the fruit. The best part about this recipe is that no ice cream maker is required.

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