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Baking Recipes

In the mood to bake? Well, break out the butter and the rolling pins because we have plenty of ideas for you to try! Take a look here for all the cakes, cookies, and pies your heart desires!

Best Summer Baking Recipes

  • Zucchini Muffins

    The BEST zucchini bread muffins EVER! Moist, sweet, packed with shredded zucchini, walnuts, dried cranberries, and spiced with vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.

  • Elise Bauer

    Southern Cornbread

    This savory cornbread recipe, or "Southern Cornbread," will teach you how to make cornbread with bacon drippings and then bake in a hot iron skillet.

  • Elise Bauer

    Strawberry Shortcake

    Old-fashioned Strawberry Shortcake! Fresh strawberries, sliced and macerated in sugar, spooned over freshly baked biscuits, topped with whipped cream and you have a delicious homemade strawberry shortcake.

  • Elise Bauer

    Blackberry Pie

    The best blackberry pie ever. No kidding! All butter crust, loads of blackberries, spiced with a little lemon, cinnamon, and almond extract. Yum.

  • Elise Bauer

    Zucchini Bread

    Zucchini bread is a perennial favorite and what to make when the gardens are overflowing with this summer veggie. This easy bread is tender and gently spiced.

  • Elise Bauer

    Blueberry Pie

    Simple, classic blueberry pie! With a homemade crust. Perfect for the summer blueberry season.

  • Cindy Rahe

    Texas Sheet Cake

    A chocolate sheet cake the size of Texas! This thin cake is blanketed with a warm, pourable frosting and topped with pecans. It's definitely a crowd-pleaser!

  • Elise Bauer

    Apple Cobbler

    BEST apple cobbler! How to make apple cobbler packed with apples, not too sweet, with a ginger cobbler topping.

  • Elise Bauer

    Blueberry Muffins

    These homemade blueberry muffins are light, fluffy, and PACKED with blueberries! They're an all-time favorite, perfect for weekend brunches and grab-and-go breakfast.

  • Elise Bauer

    Cherry Clafoutis

    Fresh cherries baked in a custard-like base with slivered almonds, almond and vanilla extract. Lightly dusted with powdered sugar.

  • Steve-Anna Stephens

    Hummingbird Cake

    Hummingbird Cake is a Southern classic! It's a spiced pineapple-banana cake topped with cream cheese frosting and pecans. Serve it for Easter or any family gathering.

  • Elise Bauer

    Blackberry Cobbler

    Have an excess of blackberries? Make biscuit-topped blackberry cobbler! It's easier and faster than pie. Start it before dinner and it will be ready in time for dessert.

  • Elise Bauer

    Best Fresh Apple Bundt Cake

    Spicy apple bundt cake made with chopped fresh apples, grated coconut, and walnuts or pecans, topped with a sugar glaze. This apple cake is delicious!

  • Elise Bauer

    Berry Tart

    Summer berry tart with an all-butter crust, mascarpone cheese and whipped cream base, covered with raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.

  • Elise Bauer

    Plum Cobbler

    Easy and delicious classic plum cobbler, using Santa Rosa plums, topped with a biscuity cobbler topping.

  • Elise Bauer

    Blueberry Buckle

    Blueberry buckle recipe, an old-fashioned single layered cake, peppered with blueberries, and topped with a streusel topping.

  • Cindy Rahe

    Easy Dump Cake from Scratch

    You'll forgive this cake its unfortunate name once you make this homemade version, which uses no canned pie filling or cake mix. Real ingredients are just as easy—and so much tastier!

  • Nick Evans

    Cherry Hand Pies

    Store-bought puff pastry makes quick work of these sweet-tart cherry hand pies! Use fresh cherries when they're in season, or frozen during other times of the year. They're a great treat that's easy to share.

  • Cindy Rahe

    Old-Fashioned Peach Pie

    Peach Pie! This is what summer tastes like! Fresh peaches, easy homemade crust. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and prepare yourself for summer bliss.

Recent Baking Recipes & Ideas

  • Summer Miller

    Crème Brûlée Cheesecake

    Do you love crème brûlée, but you also love cheesecake? Get the best of both worlds with this luscious Crème Brûlée Cheesecake! A buttery graham cracker crust balances the light and creamy cheesecake, then it’s finished with the sweet and satisfying crack of brittle sugar.

  • Summer Miller

    Dutch Apple Pie

    Let the scent of apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove fill the air while this crumble-topped Dutch Apple Pie bakes away in your oven. Fall has never tasted so good. You can also freeze and bake this pie when you’re ready.

  • Our Top 5 Breakfast Bakes

    Homemade breakfast baked goods are such delicious treats in the morning. Enjoy these recipes for muffins, coffee cakes, and more with a glass of real milk.

  • Elise Bauer

    Banana Bread

    Moist and delicious banana bread recipe. Easy to make, no need for a mixer! Ripe bananas, butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda, and flour.

  • Elise Bauer

    Irish Soda Bread

    Quick and easy Irish soda bread recipe with flour, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, raisins, an egg, and a touch of sugar.

  • Elise Bauer

    Perfect Cheesecake

    Say hello to your new favorite cheesecake recipe! This is a classic New York cheesecake, baked in the oven. A water bath, plus lots of tips and guidance, help you make the best, silkiest, creamiest cheesecake EVER.

  • Elise Bauer

    Zucchini Muffins

    The BEST zucchini bread muffins EVER! Moist, sweet, packed with shredded zucchini, walnuts, dried cranberries, and spiced with vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.

  • Elise Bauer

    Perfect Pie Crust

    Several pie crust recipes—an all butter pie crust, or pate brisee, an all butter crust with almonds, combining butter and shortening crust, and how to pre-bake or blind-bake a pie crust.

  • Garrett McCord

    Chocolate Crinkles

    Chocolate crinkle cookies! Chocolate dough rolled in powdered sugar and baked into a festive black and white cookie. They're the perfect Christmas cookies!

  • Elise Bauer

    Peanut Butter Cookies

    These are the best peanut butter cookies ever! Use your favorite store-brand peanut butter and a combination of white and brown sugar. For the best cookie shape, let the dough chill for at least three hours before baking.

  • Elise Bauer

    Lemon Meringue Pie

    This is the BEST lemon meringue pie! The tart and creamy lemon custard filling is topped with mile-high billowy meringue. Make this when you want something impressive.

  • Garrett McCord

    Cream Cheese Frosting

    Easy to make cream cheese frosting! Classic cream cheese frosting with cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Perfect for icing carrot cake, cupcakes, cookies. Nothing beats homemade frosting.

  • Elise Bauer

    Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

    This is the BEST homemade strawberry rhubarb pie recipe! Sweet fresh strawberries paired with tart rhubarb and a hint of orange zest, all baked in an easy, flaky homemade crust.

  • Elise Bauer

    Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

    These oatmeal raisin cookies are just the way Grandma made them, except with butter instead of shortening! They're made with old-fashioned oats, brown sugar, and plenty of raisins.

  • Elise Bauer

    Homemade Apple Pie

    This is absolutely the best homemade apple pie you'll ever make! It has a flaky, buttery crust and a tender, lightly-spiced apple pie filling. Use a combination of apples for best flavor, and bake until the top is golden and the filling is bubbly!

  • Elise Bauer

    Gingerbread Cookies

    Gingerbread Cookies are the essence of the holidays and are deeply flavored with spices and molasses. Decorate with royal icing and enjoy them for dessert or on your Christmas tree!

  • Elise Bauer

    Southern Cornbread

    This savory cornbread recipe, or "Southern Cornbread," will teach you how to make cornbread with bacon drippings and then bake in a hot iron skillet.

  • Cindy Rahe

    Best Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

    These Homemade Cinnamon Rolls only taste like they came from a bakery! Soft and fluffy, and topped with a thick layer of cream cheese frosting. A make-ahead dough breaks up the work.

37 Easy Stress-Baking Recipes With 5 Ingredients or Less

If you’re in need of some ridiculously easy baking recipes at the moment, we get it. With the country’s future hanging in the balance, it’s a pretty appropriate time for some serious stress-baking. And given how freaking exhausting this election and 2020 in general have been, extremely simple, low-effort recipes are about all we can handle right now. We are weary and wound up, simultaneously in need of hands-on distractions and having trouble focusing. The mere thought of a lengthy ingredients list is, honestly, a bit stress-inducing in and of itself.

These yummy baking recipes keep things refreshingly uncomplicated: They all call for no more than five ingredients. (Full disclosure: A few provide optional add-ins or variations that would take the count over five.) And most of the ingredients called for are staples that you’re likely to have on-hand already: flour, eggs, sugar, butter, peanut butter, chocolate chips—like, a lot of PB and chocolate chips—oatmeal, and bananas. (A handful of the recipes call for less ubiquitous but still relatively common ingredients, like almond flour, shredded coconut, and dates.)

Importantly, these 37 easy baking recipes are also hard to mess up, since there aren’t finicky techniques or tedious steps involved. Oh, and there are a number of vegan and gluten-free options. So whatever oven-fresh deliciousness you’re in the mood to make—cookies, cakes, muffins, macaroons, brownies, breads—you can find a simplified recipe for it here.

Recipe Summary

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 pinch Creole seasoning (such as Tony Chachere's®), or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon water, or as needed

Preheat convection oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Rub chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkle both sides with salt and Creole seasoning. Place chicken in a broiler pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Flip chicken and cook until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 15 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Remove chicken from pan. Pour water into the pan, while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add more water if needed to dislodge the browned bits serve alongside chicken.

Eggnog lattes are one of those drinks that really fit in with the Christmas season. Unlike Peppermint Mochas and even gingerbread spiced drinks, they’re not really something that you can drink year-round because the key ingredient – eggnog – is not widely available in the spring and summer. So, I say …

Bread pudding is always a good choice when you’re in need of a comforting dessert. The custard-based pudding is rich in texture and flavor – and the fact that it can be served warm always seems to add another layer of indulgence to each serving. There is no time of year that …

Sea Salt Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Courtesy of The Baker Mama

"Baking an impressive chocolate chip cookie should be fun and of course the delicious results are a nice reward," says Brown. "Chocolate chip cookies are a great way to practice your baking skills. Practice makes perfect, so they say! Making sure you prep and measure your ingredients correctly, separating the dry and wet ingredients first, chilling the dough, measuring the cookie dough evenly, getting to know how your oven bakes best, checking the cookies for ideal doneness, and letting the cookies cool on the pan are all best practices that come with baking chocolate chips cookies."

Get the recipe from The Baker Mama.

Appalachian apple stack cake is communal cooking at its finest. Originally, each layer was baked at home by individual cooks, likely in cast-iron skillets, then brought together and assembled for church suppers and gatherings. Instead of the spongy cakes we're used to today, these layers are more like cookies—firmer, so they slowly soften beneath liberal applications of apple butter and cooked apples. This recipe stays mostly true to those principles.

Instead of individually baking the layers one skillet at a time, though, use a cake pan to trace a pattern on parchment paper and trim circles of rolled dough to fit it. Bake two layers simultaneously (more if you have a convection oven). The edges of the cake layers won't be as perfectly neat as if youɽ baked them in skillets or cake pans, but that's all right.


Ready in two hours or less, these recipes don’t require an electric mixer or specialty ingredients.

Bread: Beer Bread
This super-easy savory quick bread (no yeast!) comes together in a flash, and goes great with soups and stews. Use the palest beer you have.

Cookies: Banana Everything Cookies
These one-bowl chocolate-chip cookies are here to use up the two depressed bananas on your counter. Use dairy-free chocolate chips to make these guys vegan.

Bars: Sugared Shortbread
This is the easiest, fastest one-bowl shortbread around. If you don’t have rice flour, use cornstarch or more all-purpose flour.

Brownies: Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies
With a name like that, how could they be bad? You can make these rich, densely chocolaty brownies with or without nuts.

Cake: Lemony Turmeric Tea Cake
This one-bowl cake is anything but elaborate: It only looks that way. If you have turmeric powder in your cabinet and two lemons, you’re almost there.

Buns or Biscuits: Drop Biscuits
Intimidated by all the rolling and cutting necessary in most biscuit recipes? This version is here for you. Add cracked black pepper and Parmigiano-Reggiano, finely chopped tender herbs or chocolate chips for a little complexity.

Pie: Atlantic Beach Pie
This citrus pie is so easy that it feels like cheating. The crust is made with saltine crackers (Ritz work, too), sugar and butter, and the filling is just egg yolks, condensed milk and lemon or lime juice.

20+ Easy Baking Recipes Anyone Can Make

Don't fear the mixing bowl. These easy treats are ready to cook before your oven preheats.

If you love to riff on recipes while making healthy dinners or brunches recipes but avoid turning on the oven unless you need to roast some veggies or chicken, then perhaps it's time to expand your repertoire. Baking can seem intimidating to those who mostly only cook on the stove-top, where adjusting spices and flavors while things come together is a part of the process. Suddenly you can't taste it until it's all the way done! And woe to anyone who needs a baking powder substitute and just throws in baking soda instead, hoping it'll work (or vice versa).

But there's no need to be intimidated. There's a magic to pouring batter into a pan, popping it into a hot oven, and discovering a fully cooked, light and fluffy treat when the timer goes off. And not only is baking fun, but it can also be rewarding when you end up with delicious treats to eat or share with family and friends. Whether you're a seasoned pro just looking for something simple to make, or a newbie just starting to get flour on your apron, these recipes are great for when you're just starting out, or simply want to make something without a lot of fuss. From bars and brownies to cookies, simple cakes, tarts and muffins, to even an easy no-knead bread, these are the two dozen recipes every baker should have in his or her back pocket. Give them a whirl, and build your confidence!


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Healthy Baking Recipes That Actually Taste Really, Really Good

Can baking be healthy? Er, yes! And with everything from Cinnamon Sugar Vegan Donuts, to Baked Pears to Fudgy Brownies, there's plenty for you to choose from. So, if you're in need of some healthy baking recipes that are actually worth making, check out our favourites now.

These baked peaches are roasted low and slow to bring out all their natural sweetness. That means, even if your peaches aren't perfectly ripe, they'll still be super delicious.

If you're after a sweet, filling treat, look no further than these healthy flapjacks. Filled with high-fibre ingredients, we also added apple for some sweetness. Go wild with the toppings, and swap out mix seeds and flaked almonds for anything - we also love chopped dried apricots, coconut flakes, and dried blueberries.

These healthy individual baked pears will satisfy all your sweet cravings.