In a Hurry? 7 Quick Bakes for Last Minute Emergencies

Your friends or family have just called to say they’re on their way but you have nothing in and really wanted to impress them with your baking skills. Don’t panic! These 7 quick bakes for last minute emergencies are here to help you out.

Emergency microwave chocolate cake on a stand

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All made in less than 40 minutes, you might even have time to put your feet up and grab a cuppa before your guests arrive! Now that’s the kind of emergency baking we like to do.

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chocolate chip pecan cookies in a stack with curled red ribbon

Reasons you might need to bake something FAST!

Honestly? I can always find a way to justify baking, but sometimes, you really do just need something quick! There are many, many reasons why you might need sweet treats in a hurry. Let’s take a little look at some shall we?

  • Friends/family making a last minute visit.
  • You forgot the Birthday cake. DOH!
  • Going to a friend’s but forgot to get something to take with you.
  • You forgot about your work’s Bake Off.
  • You need an activity to keep the kids occupied pronto.
  • You’re awake and you just need something sweet!


maple pecan flapjacks drizzled with chocolate on a cooling rack

You know, whatever the reason or occasion – I’ve always got your back. Why should a last minute emergency be any exception? There are bakes (and no bakes) for literally every possible occasion. It shouldn’t matter if you’ve got a week or 30 minutes! Know that, with Kitchen Mason, there’s always a tasty treat just around the corner…

3 ice cream cones filled with cake, topped with icing and chocolate flakes. Cupcakes that look like ice creams.

What makes these recipes perfect for emergencies?

Why did I choose these particular recipes I hear you ask? Well, for all the right reasons obviously!

  • They’re all made in less than 40 minutes
  • The recipes are easy to follow with step by step pictures
  • There’s a recipe to suit all kinds of occasions
  • They’re all made using store cupboard ingredients


Strawberries and cream cake in a mug topped with icing and a strawberry

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7 Quick Bakes for Last Minute Emergencies

These super speedy bakes are perfect for when you need sweet treats in a hurry! So go ahead and impress your friends and family with some epic emergency baking.

Amazing Emergency Microwave Chocolate Cake

Would you believe me if I told you this gorgeously rich chocolate cake was 'baked' in the microwave? Well it's TRUE! This is a recipe you definitely need in your armoury.

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Easy Choc Chip Pecan Cookies

Made in around 30 minutes - I guarantee you'll have to make another batch. (They're SUPER addictive!)

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Super Easy Maple Pecan Flapjack Recipe

The most amazing, pecan and maple syrup flapjack recipe EVER! Melt it, mix it, bake it. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Another 30 minutes wonder!

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Choc Chip Cookie Bars

Why spend time shaping individual cookies when you can quickly press it all into a tin and make CRAZY quick and easy bars?!

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Vanilla Cupcake Cones

Made in the microwave, this fast and fun 'bake' not only looks great but tastes great too!

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Speedy Strawberries & Cream Mug Cake

Another microwave marvel - this miraculous strawberries and cream mug cake is dangerous (for your waistline) but delicious!

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Easy One Bowl Brownies

Still one of my favourite all time recipes, these fast one bowl brownies are not only speedy to make but yield the most gooey and rich brownies EVER!

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Have you made any of these recipes?

Will these lightning speed bakes be making an appearance in your household? I’d love to know if it is! Send me your pics and comments on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram or email me at

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