If you’re looking for the best individual desserts in a cup for parties, then this post is for you!

I’ve gathered 35 of the best easy individual desserts for a crowd to add to your dessert table.

Easy Individual Desserts in a Cup For Parties-

These dessert cup recipes are made with simple ingredients and are the perfect dessert for baby showers, birthday parties, shot glass desserts for weddings, or any other special occasion.

Pick your favorite sweet treat from this huge list of fancy mini desserts in cups, and watch how your guests will be amazed at these mini dessert cups.


35 Individual Desserts in a Cup For Parties

From easy no bake dessert mini cheesecakes to delicious little strawberry shortcake trifles, there’s something for everyone on this list of single serve desserts.

So pick your favorite and let’s start cooking!


1. Banana Pudding Jars 

Rich layers of vanilla pudding, vanilla wafers, and fresh bananas make this easy dessert recipe the perfect way to enjoy a banana pudding trifle but without any of the mess!


Recipe: Midwestern Home Life


2. Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse

This tasty dessert is made with just 4-ingredients and is ready in only 5 minutes. It’s the perfect last-minute mini dessert for a bridal shower or a Valentine’s Day.


Recipe: Modern Honey


3. Strawberry Shortcake Cups

These delicious easy mini desserts made with pound cake or angel food cake, heavy whipping cream, and fresh strawberries are sure to satisfy your party guests’ sweet tooth.


Recipe: The Gifted Gabber

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4. Peanut Butter Mousse

Delicious peanut butter mousse that has a rich, creamy mousse texture with the irresistible flavor of peanut butter.
It’s a delicious no bake dessert you can make up to 3 days ahead of time!


Recipe: Rich and Delish


5. Matcha Tiramisu Cups

Cream cheese and whipping cream layered with matcha-soaked lady fingers, these cute desserts are perfect as a light treat after a Japanese dinner.


Recipe: Sift and Simmer


6. Oreo Mousse

You only need 10 minutes and a handful of ingredients to make these super creamy and delicious Oreo mousse cups with Oreo cookies.


Recipe: Everyday Family Cooking


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7. Gingerbread Cheesecake Jars

If you’re a gingerbread lover then you need to try these gingerbread cheesecake dessert cups. 


Recipe: XOXO Bella


8. Fresas con Crema

The flavors of fresh strawberries combine perfectly with a luscious, creamy mixture to create these delicious dessert cups.

In addition to its visual appeal, as the red strawberries contrast against a creamy white mixture, this dessert is refreshing and satisfying as well.


Recipe: Mari Cruz Avalos


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9. Lemon Posset

This tasty and traditional British dessert is made from just cream, sugar, and lemon juice.

The acid from lemon juice naturally thickens and sets the cream into a thick custardy-like texture that makes a delicious and beautiful-looking dessert.


Recipe: Kelly Neil

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10. Fig Cheesecake in a Jar

This fig cheesecake in a jar is one of the creamiest cheesecakes you’ll ever taste. Jar cheesecakes are quick and easy to make, and they taste amazing with their intense fig flavor and delicious base of graham cracker crumbs.


Recipe: Combine Good Flavors


11. Apple Pie Parfait Jars

With the holiday season upon us, why not give these apple pie parfait jars a try? They are made from a frozen apple pie and vanilla pudding and are too delicious not to share!

Apple Pie Parfait Jar HERO

Recipe: Renee’s Kitchen Adventures


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12. S’mores Cups

You can make these no-bake smores cups as a last-minute treat. These individual cup sweet treats are made with only 5 ingredients and are easy enough for anyone to make.


Recipe: Dancing Through the Rain

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13. Strawberry Cheesecake Cups

If you’re looking for the perfect mini dessert for the hot summer months, then these strawberry cheesecake cups are for you. The filling of these decadent dessert cups is made from just 2 ingredients and the whole recipe takes only 10 minutes to prep.


Recipe: J Cooking Odyssey


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14. Pumpkin Pudding

Rich, creamy, and full of delicious warm spices, this easy, creamy pumpkin pudding will become a new family favorite in no time.


Recipe: On My Kids’ Plate


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15. Pumpkin Pie in a Cup

It’s so easy to make pumpkin pie in a cup and a good way to give everyone their very own pumpkin pie for the holidays!


Recipe: Midwestern Home Life


16. Pumpkin Spice Mousse

As we continue with the Fall theme, here’s another deliciously creamy cheesecake mousse recipe bursting with cozy Fall flavors! This recipe will certainly impress your guests at your next holiday party!


Recipe: The Savory Cipolla


17. Espresso Panna Cotta

If you’re looking for a bold and elegant dessert to serve at a dinner party, this espresso panna cotta is the one for you.


Recipe: Brunch and Batter

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18. Angel Food Cake Cups

In less than 20 minutes, you can make these angel food cake dessert cups layered with fresh berries and homemade whipped cream.


Recipe: Homebody Eats

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19. White Chocolate Mousse

There is nothing more indulgent and easy to make than fluffy white chocolate mousse, and this rose & white chocolate mousse has a fun, sweet floral twist that is quite special.


Recipe: Baking Ginger


20. Creme Brulee

Silky smooth instant pot creme brulee that’s full of vanilla flavor and topped with caramelized crispy sugar. You will love this easy recipe using egg yolks that can be easily made in your Instant Pot.


Recipe: Lynn’s Way of Life


21. Banana Pudding Cups

Delicious, quick, and easy to make, this banana pudding is perfect for a potluck or a barbecue.


Recipe: Everyday Family Cooking

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22. Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake Cups

Mini Pumpkin Pecan No-Bake Cheesecakes squ 2

Recipe: Renee’s Kitchen Adventures


23. Custard Pudding Cups


Recipe: Hurry The Food Up


24. Cheesecakes in Pretzel Cups


Recipe: Dinner Mom


25. Chocolate Dessert Cups


Recipe: Get Inspired Everyday


26. Butterscotch Caramel Dessert


Recipe: Baking Ginger


27. Italian Fruit Salad


Recipe: Delicious Nutritious Food


28. No-Bake Cheesecake In a Cup


Recipe:  Get Inspired Everyday


29. Chocolate Parfait


Recipe: Rich and Delish


30. Raspberry Panna Cotta


Recipe: The Healthier Bite


31. Strawberry Fool


Recipe: Flavours Treat


32. Baileys Chocolate Pudding


Recipe: What the Fork Food Blog


33. Individual Tiramisu Cups


Recipe: Homebody Eats


34. Kahlua Pots de Crème


Recipe: Garlic and Zest


35. Caramel Pudding


Recipe: Chef Lindsey Farr


36. Smores Halloween Treats

smores halloween treats (1)

Recipe: OhClary


Yield: 12

35 Easy Individual Desserts in a Cup For Parties

individual desserts in a cup

Here are the BEST easy individual desserts in a cup for parties. These easy individual desserts for a crowd are made with simple ingredients and are SO GOOD!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • Banana Pudding Jars
  • Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse
  • Strawberry Shortcake Cups
  • Peanut Butter Mousse
  • Matcha Tiramisu Cups
  • Oreo Mousse
  • Gingerbread Cheesecake Jars
  • Fresas con Crema
  • Lemon Posset
  • Fig Cheesecake in a Jar
  • Apple Pie Parfait Jars
  • S'mores Cups
  • Strawberry Cheesecake Cups
  • Pumpkin Pudding
  • Pumpkin Pie in a Cup
  • Pumpkin Spice Mousse
  • Espresso Panna Cotta
  • Angel Food Cake Cups
  • White Chocolate Mousse
  • Creme Brulee
  • Banana Pudding Cups
  • Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake Cups
  • Custard Pudding Cups
  • Cheesecakes in Pretzel Cups
  • Chocolate Dessert Cups
  • Butterscotch Caramel Dessert
  • Italian Fruit Salad
  • No-Bake Cheesecake In a Cup
  • Chocolate Parfait
  • Raspberry Panna Cotta
  • Strawberry Fool
  • Baileys Chocolate Pudding
  • Individual Tiramisu Cups
  • Kahlua Pots de Crème
  • Caramel Pudding


  1. Pick your favorite individual dessert recipe from the list above.
  2. Click through to find the recipe, make and serve!

Which of these mini desserts for parties in cups will you be making for your next get together? Let me know in the comments!

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