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 Chocolate Cookie You Need for the Dark Days of Winter

Slip yourself one of these insanely rich cookies on those gray afternoons when only chocolate will do.

The Perfect Sweets For Every Type of Eater (Yes, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free, Too)

No gluten? No dairy? No problem. The baker behind Nebraska’s Goldenrod Pastries is known for creating sweets for every type of eater—and now she’s served up a cookbook too.

This Is The Bar Cookie You’ll Want To Send All Your Friends

What is the modern baker to do with a surplus of boxes? Perfect a recipe to mail, with love.