I recently purchased these little shooter cups from IKEA. Shooters are crazy quick to whip up and make a lovely presentation. You could also layer these kinds of desserts in regular cups, in wine glasses, or anything else you have.
I baked my chocolate cake in a large bun pan so it was thin enough to cut into circles. I cut circles out of the entire cake then froze the extras so they're easy to pop into cups next time I want to make a layered beauty. I am baking a white cake this afternoon (and maybe a lemon one too), to cut and freeze.
Possibilities are endless--lemon cake with raspberries and whipped cream, cookies & cream, peanut butter mousse with chocolate cake and whipped cream, strawberry short cake, yogurt with fruit and granola, etc etc!
Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Shooter
1 small box instant cheesecake pudding mix
2 cups milk
1 8-oz cool whip
chocolate cake circles
2 Heath or Skor candy bars, crushed
Mix pudding with milk and let set up for 5 minutes in fridge. Beat cool whip into pudding until blended. Pour into a gallon size ziploc bag and cut off the corner.
In a cup, layer one piece of cake. Pipe a circle of cheesecake pudding mix on top of the cake. Drizzle caramel and a few pieces of the candybar. Repeat.
This made 12 desserts, but it all depends on the size of your serving glasses.