Dessert is arguably one of the best courses offered during a meal. But, it also seems to be the first one cut. Either it's not healthy enough (but com'on guys, we all need a little sugar in our lives) or there's just not enough time to be messing around with bake ware. If time is what's getting between you and your dessert, we're here to help.

While dessert does normally mean many hours slaving away in the kitchen, hoping that cake will rise properly or those egg whites will come to the right stiffness, there are dessert shortcuts. And we've found 15 of them. With dessert recipes that can be made in 10 minutes or less, you never have to skip dessert again.

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  • Dark Chocolate Egg Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/dark-chocolate-egg-cream_n_1061205.html" target="_blank">Dark Chocolate Egg Cream recipe</a></strong>

  • Chocolate Avocado Pudding

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/02/chocolate-avocado-pudding-yep-its-a-thing/" target="_blank">Chocolate Avocado Pudding recipe</a></strong>

  • Salted Caramel Covered Strawberries

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.steamykitchen.com/7777-salted-caramel-covered-strawberries.html" target="_blank">Salted Caramel Covered Strawberries recipe</a> by Steamy Kitchen</strong>

  • Luxurious Créme Caramel Served With Rich Espresso

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/luxurious-crme-caramel-s_n_1057659.html" target="_blank">Luxurious Créme Caramel Served with Rich Espresso recipe</a></strong>

  • Espresso Pots De Creme

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.aspicyperspective.com/2012/03/chocolate-pots-de-creme-espresso-creme.html" target="_blank">Espresso Pots de Creme recipe</a> by A Spicy Perspective</strong> While this dish requires three hours rest in the fridge, it only takes 10 minutes to whip together.

  • Two-Minute Lemon Cake With Sugar Lemon

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/two-minute-lemon-cake-wit_n_1057615.html" target="_blank">Two-Minute Lemon Cake with Sugar Lemon recipe</a></strong>

  • 5 Minute Chocolate Fudge S’mores Mug Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/02/5-minute-chocolate-fudge-smores-mug-cake/" target="_blank">5 Minute Chocolate Fudge S’mores Mug Cake recipe </a>by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Bourbon Cherry Soda Floats

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/08/dark-chocolate-bourbon-cherry-soda-floats/" target="_blank">Dark Chocolate Bourbon Cherry Soda Floats recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Easy Butterfinger Brownie Trifles

    <strong>Get the<a href="http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/easy-butterfinger-brownie-trifles/" target="_blank"> Easy Butterfinger Brownie Trifles recipe</a> by Gimme Some Oven</strong>

  • Simply Delicious Coffee Affogato

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/simply-delicious-coffee-a_n_1057550.html" target="_blank">Simply Delicious Coffee Affogato recipe</a></strong>

  • 10-Minute Ice Cream Pie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/10-minute-ice-cream-pie/" target="_blank">10-Minute Ice Cream Pie recipe</a> by Gimme Some Oven</strong>

  • Rolo Pretzel Turtles

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.steamykitchen.com/193-rolo-pretzel-turtles.html" target="_blank">Rolo Pretzel Turtles recipe</a> by Steamy Kitchen</strong>

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Kahlua Milkshakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/06/chocolate-chip-cookie-kahlua-milkshakes/" target="_blank">Chocolate Chip Cookie Kahlua Milkshakes recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Quick Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/quick-mini-chocolate-chee_n_1062091.html" target="_blank">Quick Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes recipe</a></strong>

  • 5-Minute Rustic Fruit Galette

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/5-minute-rustic-fruit-galette/" target="_blank">5-Minute Rustic Fruit Galette recipe</a> by Gimme Some Oven</strong>

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