Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Pots Recipe

Easy desserts recipes

Make entertaining easy with these dessert ideas, from make-ahead fridge cakes to 15-minute puds for last-minute guests and tarts using store cupboard staples

Looking for easy dessert recipes to entertain guests? Need a quick cake recipe ready in less than an hour? Try one of our easy ideas below. For more easy dinner-party desserts, choose from our collection of make-ahead fridge cakes and bakes to whip out last-minute.

Quick and easy dessert recipes

Easy tiramisu

Whip up our smart, authentic version of this classic Italian dessert, made with mascarpone, marsala and savoiardi biscuits soaked in coffee and Tia Maria. It only takes 30 minutes, plus chilling time.

Classic Tiramisu Recipe

Quick and easy chocolate mousse

If you’re hosting a dinner party and looking for an indulgent dessert that can easily be made ahead, try these creamy, gluten-free puds – ready in 15 minutes.

Chocolate Mousse Recipe with Affogato

Easy treacle tart

This simple yet moreish recipe for the classic treacle tart is perfect for Sunday lunch with family and friends. It only requires five ingredients, most of which are store cupboard staples.

Classic Treacle Tart Recipe

Easy chocolate no-bake cheesecake

Check out our chocolaty, no-bake cheesecake recipe with a quick passion fruit coulis. This decadent dessert is really impressive and only takes 40 minutes to make.

Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe with Passion Fruit

Nutmeg custard tart

London restaurant Fenn’s silky, nutmeg-spiced custard tart, lifted by a sweet and slightly tart apple compote, is a tailor-made dinner party dessert that’s guaranteed to impress everyone at the table.

Easy cheesecake pots with salted caramel

These mini cheesecakes are simple to make and perfect for a quick and easy dessert to end your dinner party.

Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Pots Recipe

Healthy apple crumble

A healthier take on classic apple crumble, this easy dessert recipe tops soft cinnamon apples with a butter-free granola (which also makes a brilliant breakfast).

Amaretto baked figs

Jammy figs are roasted with amaretto in this warming autumnal dessert. We suggest serving with creamy mascarpone and crumbled amaretti biscuits for extra indulgence.


This super simple raspberry dessert is the perfect light end to a meal. Made with just a handful of ingredients, you can whip up glasses of cranachan for a crowd in just fifteen minutes.

Easy knickerbocker glory

Nothing says summer quite like our boozy knickerbocker glory with Pimm’s jelly. This will be a hit with adults! Dip the wafer in icing or melted chocolate, then in sprinkles, if you like.

Boozy Knickerbocker Glory Recipe

Mini trifles with blood orange

Our individual trifles make a quick and easy dinner party dessert using seasonal blood oranges, and they’re ready in just 15 minutes.

Blood Orange Trifle Recipe With Amaretti

Quick Eton mess

A classic English dessert that makes the most out of succulent, sweet British strawberries by combining them with meringue and cream. This heavenly pud is ready in just 10 minutes.

Eton Mess Recipe

All-in-one easy chocolate cake

This moist chocolate cake is a super simple dessert for all those chocolate lovers out there. Serve with a dollop of cream for ultra indulgence.

Easy Sponge Cake Recipe for a Basic Chocolate Sponge Cake

Lemon self-saucing pudding

This zesty pudding is easy to whip up and can be ready in an hour. Make one simple mixture and as it cooks it separates into a light sponge on top and zesty lemon curd beneath.

Spoon in a yellow lemon pudding with a crisp top

Easy chocolate pots with orange and sea salt

These olive oil chocolate pots are seriously creamy and indulgent but easy to put together. A decadent dessert requiring only seven ingredients.

Chocolate Orange Pots Recipe with Sea Salt

Blueberry and mascarpone slice

Use ready-made puff pastry and make the blueberry compote ahead for a speedy assembly job here.  This dessert is ready in just 35 minutes and is ideal for your next summer dinner party.

Blueberry Mascarpone Tart Recipe

Easy ginger cake with salted caramel

Transform simple ginger loaf into this boozy cake in just 25 minutes by soaking in rum and caramel then layering with boozy caramel cream.

Rum and Ginger Cake Recipe with Salted Caramel

All-in-one chocolate brownies

Spoon these melting, turkish-delight-spiked brownies straight from the pan and serve with generous dollops of ice cream for the perfect indulgent dessert for friends.

Chocolate Brownie Recipe with Turkish Delight

Easy honeycomb rocky road

These salted peanut and honeycomb rocky road squares are a great twist on a classic and will please everyone. Plus, they’re really easy and only take 15 minutes of work.

Honeycomb Rocky Road Recipe with Peanuts

Quick panna cotta

Check out our recipe for silky smooth espresso panna cotta. This dessert is an ideal way to end a dinner party – it’s gluten-free, looks impressive and is ready in no time!

Espresso PannaEspresso Panna Cotta Recipe

Chocolate tahini and baharat pots

The woody spices in baharat (a Middle Eastern spice blend) work beautifully with dark chocolate and nutty tahini in this rich and super-simple dessert.

Chocolate and Tahini Dessert Recipe Pots