Quick and Cozy Desserts for the Winter

There is nothing better than a warm, sweet dessert on a winter night to keep yourself toasty and cozy. A simple recipe loaded with lots of chocolate and other sugary ingredients is everything it takes to turn a regular winter night into the perfect one. From almost-professional, decadent desserts to a quick fix, there is something for everyone.


Chocolate Soufflé


Chocolate Souffle in a white ramekin

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Starting with one of the best recipes out there for cold winter nights, all you need to make a chocolate souffle are ramekins and an oven. Mix flour, sugar, milk, butter, bittersweet chocolate, eggs, and vanilla extract, and pour the batter into the recipients. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes and you are ready to go. The most important part of this process is making sure the oven is not too warm, or it might bake the inside of your souffle.


Mug Cake


A chocolate cake in a white mug

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If a chocolate souffle sounds too hard, don’t fret. This mug cake recipe is as easy as it is quick. All you need to do is mix the following ingredients in a microwave-proof mug: flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, milk, oil, and vanilla extract. After that, simply pop the mug in the microwave for around a minute or two. Voilà, your delicious mug chocolate cake is ready.


Fluffernutter Sandwich


eanut butter toast with whipped cream and Oreo biscuits, served on a white plate with fork and knife

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You might be thinking: I don’t need a recipe for this, all I need to do is spread marshmallow on one slice of bread and peanut butter on the other. But believe it or not, there is a way to make fluffernutter sandwiches taste even better. The trick is to spread butter on the slices before adding the sweet ingredients and grill the bread, and only then adding peanut butter and marshmallow.