Easy desserts to make during quarantine

11 Recipes
Campfire treats cooked and styled by Genevieve Ko, prop styled by Joni Noe
(Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)

These simple sweets hit the spot every time.


If you’re craving something buttery:

Classic Pound Cake

Time1 hour 30 minutes, plus cooling
YieldsMakes one 10-inch cake

Brown sugar shortbread

Time50 minutes
YieldsMakes 4 dozen bars or 2 dozen wedge cookies

All you want is chocolate?

Easy Chocolate Soufflés

Time30 minutes
YieldsMakes 4 individual soufflés

Flourless Fudgy Brownies

Time45 minutes
YieldsMakes one 8-inch-square pan.

Chocolate Sheet Cake

Time1 hour
YieldsServes 12 to 16

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Time1 hour
YieldsMakes about 3 dozen

For peanut butter lovers:

Salted Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies

Time35 minutes
YieldsMakes about 4 ½ dozen cookies

Salty-Sweet Nutty Buddies

Time15 minutes
YieldsMakes about 8 cups

Goodies for kids (and you too):

Campfire Marshmallow Bars

Time30 minutes
YieldsMakes 2 dozen

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies

Time35 minutes
YieldsMakes 16 cookie sandwiches.

Need to use up ripe bananas?

Vegan Carrot-Banana Cake

Time1 hour 20 minutes
YieldsServes 8 to 12