Desserts & Baking

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

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Ultimate Cake Recipes
Let our recipes inspire you with ideas for chocolate cake, red velvet cake, pumpkin cake, coconut cake, carrot cake and other delicious homemade treats.
The Midwest's Best Cookie Recipes
Indulge in mouthwatering cookie recipes from Midwest bloggers and restaurants, Midwest Living readers, and our own test kitchen.
Make Your Best Pie Ever
Create your best pie ever with our recipes for favorites including chocolate, pecan, lemon, cherry and pumpkin.
Easy Drop Cookies For No-Fuss Treats
We love drop cookies because they're so easy to make. Our recipes include drop cookies highlighting the flavors of chocolate chips, peanut butter, coconut, oatmeal 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.
Simple Shortcake Recipes
Find ideas for strawberry shortcake recipes as well as shortcakes with cherries, blueberries, blackberries and other flavor twists.
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Sweet Life: Looking at Scones From All the Angles
When it comes to the shape of scones, should we say yes to tradition or no to scraps? Our writer weighs the possibilities.
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.