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    The 40 BEST Baking Recipes

    Ready to fire up the oven and bake something tasty? You’ve come to the right place to hint down some great baking ideas!

    We’ve compiled this list of great Baking Recipes for you to try. These baking recipes list includes so many amazing breads, cakes, cookies, muffins and many more unique baking recipes.

    Whether you’re baking for breakfast, a snack or side, or even dessert, you’ll find something to bake here.

    Bake your way through all of these great homemade baking recipes and see which becomes your new favorite . Have fun…

    The 40 BEST Baking Recipes.

    1. No Knead Bread

    We’re starting this fabulous list with one of our favorites, which is baked often in our home… this No Knead Bread!! This artisan quality bread can happen very fast and is super duper simple. You end up with a thick crispy crust and a chewy center with big fat holes like sourdough!

    It’s very forgiving and only takes 3 minutes of active effort. Now that sounds unbelievable, right? Not so. Try it yourself today.

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    2. Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Chocolate Chip cookies!! They look and taste exactly like they came fresh from the bakery. Thick, golden brown with chocolatey gooey centers. It’s a fun way to spend time with your kiddos, and you make them in about 30 minutes.

    Just be prepared for cookie requests all the time once you make this yummy recipe for your family. A Must baking recipe for the whole family.

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    3. Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Cornbread

    Do you need a new cornbread recipe? Put your Jiffy mix away, this made from scratch (but still easy) loaf is packed with flavor. It starts with bacon, how can you go wrong? Add in some cheese and jalapeño and your bowlful of chili has a new best friend!

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    4. Fudgy Brownies

    Here’s a decadent chocolate pleasure. This world’s fudgiest brownie! It’s gooey and chewy, full of melted chocolate chunks all over. It’s prepared under 10 minutes with ingredients you might have already in your pantry. This is going to be your most sought after baking recipe…

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    5. Classic Dinner Rolls

    These homemade Dinner Rolls are fluffy, soft and buttery. They require very little effort, and go great with any meal! This recipe will become one of your favorite go to baking recipes in no time.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    6. Lemon Blueberry Muffins

    Lemon & blueberries – such an irresistible combination. These tall, flavorful muffins are studded with juicy sweet blueberries and full of bright lemon flavor! Just like what you’d get at the bakery. A delicious summery breakfast or treat!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    7. M&M Cookies

    Every kid’s favorite cookie to pick up at the bakery. These giant M&M cookies are fun to make, they look pretty and taste out of this world. And good part? They are out of the oven in less than 30 minutes. This recipe makes plenty, so they are ideal for holidays or get togethers.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    8. Chocolate Cake

    Everyone needs a great chocolate cake recipe in their arsenal, and this is the absolute best. It’s made completely from scratch and is super moist and flavorful. Everything is topped off with a delicious chocolate buttercream frosting.

    Get the Recipe @ lifeloveandsugar

    9. Moist Banana Bread

    This is IT… The moist Banana Bread recipe you’ve been searching for! The secret to the super moist and perfectly fluffy bread? Sour cream!! It’s full of banana, but not too overpowering. And it’s easy to make!

    I promise, you are going to return to baking this banana bread recipe again and again.

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodcharlatan

    10. New York Style Cheesecake

    Now who wouldn’t like to dig into this rich, creamy and smooth cheesecake? New York style cheesecake is a tad bit different than your regular cheesecake, being more creamy and dense.

    Learn the tips and tricks and make this happen in your very own kitchen. You can top this with any topping of your choice.

    Get the Recipe @ lifeloveandsugar

    11. Red Velvet Cake

    This classic red velvet cake has a moist, fluffy crumb and decadent cream cheese frosting. This festive cake is great for holidays!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    12. Double Chocolate Chunk Muffins

    These double chocolate chunk muffins come with perfect fluffy crumb and soft cracked tops! If you’re craving chocolate, you will love how easy these Double Chocolate Chunk Muffins are to make AND how rich they are!

    This decadent treat happens with under 10 minutes of prep time… 🙂 Yummm…

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    13. Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Cake

    Layers of raspberry cake, chocolate ganache, chocolate buttercream, chocolate cake and a raspberry cream filling. This baking recipe is great for special occasions.

    Get the Recipe @ cakebycourtney

    14. Peanut Butter Blossoms

    Now these Peanut Butter Blossoms are a real classic. Every bite is full of peanut butter and chocolate flavor. You probably gobbled them during holidays when grandma made a big tray of them.

    Some of you might know them as Hershey Kiss cookies. These soft and chewy peanut butter cookies are topped with Hershey’s famous “kiss” chocolate, making them look like pretty blossoms.

    Get the Recipe @ beyondthebutter

    15. Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

    Lemon and blueberry, such a classic flavor combo in any dessert… Try these irresistible flavors in your cheesecake. This thick and smooth cheesecake has tons of blueberries. Made with a graham cracker crust and a delicious lemony cheesecake batter, all topped with homemade blueberry sauce.

    One bite and you are hooked!

    Get the Recipe @ lifeloveandsugar

    16. Garlic Knots

    Your favorite pizza shop side dish, made in your very own oven! Basil and garlic transform this basic roll into a delectable treat. As the aromas drift through your kitchen, you will be waiting eagerly to pop them in your mouth as soon as they come out of the oven.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    17. Baileys & Coffee Cupcakes

    These cupcakes are your dream come true if you’re a fan of the popular Irish cream liqueur, Baileys. The coffee and Baileys pairing is classic and very popular. These cupcakes are made with Baileys, strong black coffee, and a touch of espresso powder. A real treat.

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    18. Lemon Cupcakes

    If you want something lemon flavored, these lemon cupcakes are both tasty, and easy to make! The light and fluffy texture mixed with the citrus flavor makes for a yummy dessert!

    Get the Recipe @ garnishandglaze

    19. Chocolate Zucchini Bread

    Now look at this decadent loaf. Moist and chocolatey zucchini bread loaded with chocolate chips. It’s easy to make and will become a regular in your baking rotation!

    Get the Recipe @ beyondthebutter

    20. Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

    This Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes is soo decadent! When you cut into the fluffy chocolate crumb you are greeted with a molten gooey chocolate center. Awesome.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    21. Homemade Croissants

    If you love croissants, wait until you try homemade! They’re super flaky and buttery. You’ll be coming back to this one again and again!

    Get the Recipe @ sweetandsavorybyshinee

    22. Sugar Cookies

    Try making your Christmas cookies with this easy cut-out sugar cookie recipe and your cookie platter is going to look so pretty and inviting, full of Holiday spirit. They are simple vanilla sugar cookies which will hold their shape perfectly after baking them. You can have so many options of how to decorate them.

    Get the Recipe @ sugarspunrun

    23. Blackberry Cheesecake Bars

    Have a pint of some juicy fresh blackberries? Use them in these decadently tasty cheesecake bars. They are delicious and creamy with a blackberry swirl. This recipe gives you tips and tricks how to make the perfect cheesecake without using a water bath.

    Get the Recipe @ theloopywhisk

    24. Cheesy Garlic Bread

    This Cheesy Garlic Bread is soft on the inside and super crispy on the edges. It’s slathered in the perfect amount of garlic and butter, then a blend of two cheeses, mozzarella and parmesan, is sprinkled on top. YUMMM…

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    25. Apple Pie

    Apple Pie… Quintessential American dessert! This recipe has a super flaky crust and a perfectly seasoned apple pie filling. All you need is a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream!

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    26. Salted Caramel Cookies

    Aren’t they pretty gorgeous looking? They taste absolutely divine too. If you are a caramel fan, you’ve come to the right cookie. These Salted Caramel cookies are giant, soft sugar cookies filled with chewy salted caramel with a dash of flaky sea salt. One of our favorite baking recipes!

    Get the Recipe @ thenovicechefblog

    27. Lemon Pound Cake

    If you are a pound cake fan, this recipe is a must try. Your usual rich, buttery pound cake gets enhanced by lemony tarntness and topped with a lemon glaze drizzle. You’ll love this one!

    Get the Recipe @ grandbaby-cakes

    28. Mixed Berry Muffins

    You will want to wake up for these fluffy Mixed Berry Muffins! They come together quickly and are bursting with juicy strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. These triple berry muffins are made with Greek yogurt, which makes them healthier with the added protein. They turn out fluffy, moist and tasty.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    29. Fudgy Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

    These gorgeous looking brownies are perfect to wow the crowd. Fudgy and chewy, they are beautifully marbled with peanut butter swirl all over. A little cocoa powder really takes this chocolate brownie up a notch in flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ theloopywhisk

    30. Pecan Pie

    Here’s one of our absolute favorite baking recipes, Pecan Pie. It has a great buttery, vanilla infused filling and is topped with crunchy pecans. The salty/sweet combo is amazing. You don’t want to miss this one!

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    31. Perfect Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

    These vanilla cupcakes are a breeze to make, come out perfect every time, and go with any frosting or toppings you can imagine.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    32. Classic French Baguette

    This French baguette recipe gives a step-by-step process to bake the perfect artisan homemade baguettes! They’re crispy on the outside and soft in the center. 

    Your very own homemade French baguette is so much better and satisfying that any you will ever buy in the store. Just that freshly baked aroma, when it comes out of the oven will make you reach for some butter and polish it off.

    Get the Recipe @ bakerbettie

    33. Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cupcakes

    These cupcakes combine the greatness of cupcakes and cheesecake. The rich chocolate cupcakes are topped with chocolate chip cheesecake frosting. These cupcakes will impress cupcake and cheesecake fans alike!

    Get the Recipe @ shugarysweets

    34. Baked Raspberry Cheesecake

    This is a baked raspberry cheesecake with loaded raspberry flavors. It’s extremely easy to make without any water bath or special equipment. Just follow the step by step instructions and you end up with this incredible tasty cheesecake.

    Get the Recipe @ theloopywhisk

    35. Key Lime Pie

    This Key Lime Pie is a real treat. It has a creamy, tangy filling inside a great tasting graham cracker crust. This one is a must dessert for all your potlucks and barbecue parties!

    Get the Recipe @ savingdessert

    36. Cookies and Cream Brownies

    Cookies and Cream, aka Oreos Brownies, are absolutely something you would want to bake ASAP. Loaded with everyone’s favorite Oreo flavor, they are topped with a white chocolate and Oreo mix. This is simple and a crowd favorite.

    Get the Recipe @ lifeloveandsugar

    37. Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

    If you like your breakfast sweet, then these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are going to wow you. Melted chocolate and crunchy walnuts in a moist banana muffin, these are decadent.

    Get the Recipe @ simplyhomecooked

    38. Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    Another classic dessert recipe is this Pineapple Upside Down Cake. You’re going to love the tropical flavor of pineapple combined with the sweet caramelized edges. Just imagine how happy you would be when this cake greets you upside down!

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    39. Linzer Cookies

    Linzer cookies are an absolute classic and vintage cookie dating back a few centuries. They are made with toasted almonds with a hint of cinnamon sandwiched with any of your favorite jam. Make this classic these holidays and see the awe on everyone’s faces when you tell them they’re freshly baked homemade Linzers…

    Get the Recipe @ savingdessert

    40. White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

    This elegant looking cheesecake is perfect for holidays or special occasions.

    Like any other cheesecake, it starts with a simple graham cracker crust on the bottom. Then a layer of delicious white chocolate cheesecake with raspberries mixed in. Then there comes the topping made with raspberry sauce. Throw on some more berries and there you go… Amazing looking cheesecake!

    Get the Recipe @ tatyanaseverydayfood

    So there you go, forty great baking recipes. The only question now is, which will you bake first?

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    The 40 BEST Baking Treats

    This collection of great Baking Recipes will give you plenty of new goodies to pop in the oven, from breads to cookies to cakes and more! We love this easy no knead bread:


    • 3 cups flour
    • 2 tsp instant yeast
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1.5 cups water


      1. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add water and mix until you have an even consistency.
      2. Cover bowl and rest on counter 3 hours.
      3. Place large (mine is 7 quart) dutch oven in oven and pre heat to 450°F.
      4. Dust flour on work surface and scrape dough onto surface. Dust more flour atop dough. Fold in the edges and work the dough into a rough ball shape.
      5. Place ball onto parchment paper and transfer to bowl. If oven is not yet preheated, place dish towel over bowl.
      6. When oven is pre heated, remove dutch oven. Place dough, along with parchment paper, inside. Cover and return to oven. Bake 30 minutes.
      7. Remove lid and bake another 20 minutes, until bread has a nice golden color.
      8. Set bread on rack and let rest 15 minutes before slicing.


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