Desserts & Baking

Find our best recipes for cakes, pie, cookies, candy and other sweet treats.

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Ultimate Cake Recipes

Let our 45 cake recipes inspire you with ideas for chocolate cake, red velvet cake, pumpkin cake, coconut cake, carrot cake and other delicious cakes.

The Midwest's Best Cookie Recipes

Indulge in 40 mouthwatering cookie recipes from Midwest Living readers, Midwest restaurants and our own Test Kitchen.

Make Your Best Pie Ever

Create your best pie ever with our 45 recipes for favorites including chocolate, pecan, lemon, cherry and pumpkin.

Easy Drop Cookies

We love drop cookies for a no-fuss baked treat. Our recipes include chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, coconut cookies, oatmeal cookies and more.

Our Best Cupcake Recipes

Brownie cupcakes, peanut butter cupcakes, blueberry cheesecake cupcakes, cookies and cream cupcakes: These cupcake recipes offer something for everyone, whether you want an easy fix-up for a box mix or a creative made-from-scratch treat.

Shortcake Recipes You'll Love

Find ideas for strawberry shortcake recipes and shortcake recipes with cherries, blueberries, blackberries and other flavor twists.

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The Last Dinner Party

Midwest Living columnist Leah Eskin creates her dream carrot cake—and discovers that a good recipe (just like life amid a pandemic) is all about balance.

How to Make the Very Best Biscuits

This is it: Our all-time favorite biscuit recipe, perfect for drizzling with honey or piling with sandwich fillings, along with how-to photos to help you bake the best biscuit.