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.
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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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Make Your Best Pie Ever

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

Sweet Life: French Lesson

Our new sweets columnist, Leah Eskin, shares a mystery au chocolat from her recipe files.
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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 The Best Pavlova

With her magnificently domed and airy pavlova, a Minneapolis pastry chef takes a traditional meringue dessert to new heights—literally. You can, too.