Desserts & Baking

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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.
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How to Make an All-Butter Piecrust

See how to mix, knead, flatten and trim an all-butter pie pastry that’s perfect for any pie.
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How to Make Pumpkin-Spice Icebox Cake

Our short video shows you how to create a creamy pumpkin mixture to pipe onto gingersnaps topped with dulce de leche for a truly drool-worthy dessert.
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9 Midwest Heritage Cookies and Treats

What would it look like to tell the Midwest's story through Christmas cookies? The author of a new cookbook celebrating the Midwest's baking heritage finds out—and shares 9 of her recipes.
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How to Make Honey Vinegar Pie

A descendant of Depression-era vinegar pie, this cult hit recipe from Cincinnati is a slice of pure perfection—and anything but humble.
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How to Make Your Own Brioche

At Hewn bakery in Evanston, Illinois, Ellen King uses heritage flour in an impossibly buttery brioche dough that she shape-shifts into loaves, rolls, buns and more. We snagged the recipes from her cookbook. Now it’s your time to take a shot at learning how to make brioche.
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The Midwest's Best Cookie Recipes

Indulge in 40 mouthwatering cookie recipes from Midwest Living readers, Midwest restaurants and our own Test Kitchen.
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Beautiful Pound Cakes from Nathaniel Reid Bakery

St. Louis pastry chef Nathaniel Reid gives pound cake a chic, patisserie-style makeover. Your trusty loaf pan never had it so good.
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Make Your Best Pie Ever

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