Looking for some easy baking recipes? You’ve come to the right place! Not that we need to convince you, but just imagine that special, cozy scent of freshly baked goods filling up your home…

But if you’re just starting out, we know that it can feel overwhelming. You won’t find any pre-made baking mixes here, but these recipes will build your baking confidence. Trust us!

To help you get started, we’ve shared some super easy baking recipes below. Perfect for beginners!

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Chocolate Chip Cookies
Let's learn how to make the best brown butter chocolate chip AND chunk cookies! They're su per chewy and perfectly crispy on the outside, everything you want in the ultimate thin cookie. The best part is no freezing necessary before baking!
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Prep: 20min Cook: 30min
  • unsalted butter
    1 cup unsalted butter
  • brown sugar
    1.25 cup brown sugar light or dark
  • granulated sugar
    0.33 cup granulated sugar
  • egg
    1 egg large
  • egg yolks
    2 egg yolks room temperature
  • vanilla extract
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • all purpose flour
    2 cups all purpose flour
  • baking soda
    0.75 teaspoon baking soda
  • salt
    1 teaspoon salt
  • milk chocolate chips
    1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • semi sweet chocolate chunks
    1 cup semi sweet chocolate chunks

You can’t beat chocolate chip cookies! First, let’s talk ingredients. All you’ll need are pantry staples like flour, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla extract, baking soda, and of course, chocolate chips.

How do you get that perfect melt-in-your-mouth cookie? It’s all about high-quality chocolate chips and softened, room temperature butter. Go ahead. And load up your dough with as many chocolatey morsels as your heart desires. After all, more chocolate = more happiness, right?

Banana Bread

Banana Bread Banana Bread
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Simply Recipes Simply Recipes
Banana Bread
Put those ripe bananas to use in the best banana bread recipe ever. Moist and delicious, i t's easy to make—one bowl, no need for a mixer!
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Prep: 10min Cook: 60min
  • bananas
    2 bananas very ripe, peeled
  • butter
    0.33 cup butter melted, unsalted or salted
  • baking soda
    1 teaspoon baking soda
  • salt
    pinch salt
  • sugar
    0.75 cup sugar 1/2 cup if you would like it less sweet
  • egg
    1 egg large, beaten
  • vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
    1.5 cups all-purpose flour

One of the best parts about banana bread is its simplicity, so it’s a perfect go-to recipe for beginner bakers. What makes it so irresistible? Its moist texture, tender crumb, and naturally sweet taste.

Plus, you’ll likely have all the ingredients at hand. All you need is ripe bananas, flour, sugar, eggs, butter (or oil), baking powder, and salt. It’s a great way to use up those overripe bananas that are turning brown!

And it’s incredibly versatile. Enjoy it for breakfast, as a midday snack, or even as a dessert topped with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream. Heaven!

One-Bowl Brownies

Easy One Bowl Fudgy Cocoa Brownies Easy One Bowl Fudgy Cocoa Brownies
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Easy One Bowl Fudgy Cocoa Brownies
Super fudgy and dense cocoa brownies are gooey on the inside, have a crinkly top, and are made with just 6 ingredients in under 30 minutes! This easy recipe makes the BEST brownies and is the only brownie recipe you will ever need.
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Prep: 5min Cook: 20min
  • butter
    0.5 cup butter melted
  • unsweetened cocoa
    0.5 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • sugar
    1 cup sugar
  • eggs
    2 eggs large
  • vanilla
    1 teaspoon vanilla
  • flour
    0.5 cup flour
  • salt
    0.25 tsp salt leave out if using salted butter

For chocolate lovers, one-bowl brownies are a must-try. With this method, everything comes together in a single bowl. So it’s great for busy bees and baking beginners alike!

And it’s versatile. Feel free to add your own personal touch to the recipe! Whether you’re a fan of nuts, chocolate chips, or a swirl of caramel, the sky’s the limit when it comes to customizing your brownies. These brownies are sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings in no time!

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Lemon drizzle cake Lemon drizzle cake
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BBC Good Food BBC Good Food
Lemon drizzle cake
It's difficult not to demolish this classic lemon drizzle in just one sitting, so why not make two at once?
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Cook: 45min
  • unsalted butter
    225 g unsalted butter softened
  • caster sugar
    225 g caster sugar
  • eggs
    4 eggs
  • self-raising flour
    225 g self-raising flour
  • lemon
    1 lemon zested
  • lemons juiced
    1.5 lemons juiced
  • caster sugar
    85 g caster sugar

Prefer something light and refreshing? Lemon drizzle cake is the perfect choice. It’s moist and tender, yet it has that burst of acidity and sweetness that’ll keep you coming back for more.

The best part? Its simplicity. Similar to banana bread, you’ll likely have all of these ingredients at home. All you need is flour, sugar, butter, eggs, lemons, and a splash of yogurt or buttermilk!

So why not treat yourself to a slice of citrus-infused bliss? Whether enjoyed with a cup of tea or shared with friends, lemon drizzle cake is sure to brighten your day and lift your spirits.

Homemade Pizza Dough

Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Easy Homemade Pizza Dough
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Easy Homemade Pizza Dough
This is the best pizza dough recipe ever. It's easy to makewith 5 ingredients and doesn't need to rise – which means you can have a freshhot homemade pizza on the table in 30 minutes.
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Prep: 5min Cook: 25min
  • water
    1 cup water warm, 105 degrees F
  • granulated sugar
    1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • active dry yeast
    1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • olive oil
    1 TBSaT Ablespoon olive oil
  • all-purpose flour
    2 cups all-purpose flour
  • fine sea salt
    1 tsp fine sea salt

There’s something undeniably satisfying about making pizza dough from scratch. Not only does it allow you to control the ingredients, but it also fills your home with an irresistible aroma.

Believe it or not, it’s simpler than you’d think. All you need is flour, water, yeast, salt, and a bit of olive oil. That’s it! You just need to top it with sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings before baking until bubbly and golden. Buon appetito!

Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Easy Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting Easy Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
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Easy Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
A delicious dozen of Easy Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting baked to perfection t opped with a made from scratch frosting.
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Prep: 5min Cook: 22min
  • all purpose flour
    1.25 c all purpose flour sifted
  • baking powder
    1.25 tsp baking powder
  • salt
    0.25 tsp salt
  • unsalted butter
    0.5 c unsalted butter
  • granulated sugar
    0.75 c granulated sugar
  • vanilla
    2 tsps vanilla
  • eggs
    2 eggs large, room temperature
  • buttermilk
    0.5 c buttermilk room temperature
  • powdered sugar
    4 c powdered sugar
  • unsalted butter
    1 c unsalted butter room temperature
  • vanilla
    1.5 tsp vanilla
  • milk
    2 tsps milk whole
  • salt
    0.13 tsp salt

Another simple, classic treat coming your way… Treat yourself to these classic vanilla cupcakes topped with fluffy buttercream frosting. Perfect for birthdays, parties, and sure to be a hit with both kids and adults!

The key to baking the perfect vanilla cupcakes? It lies in the mixing method. Start by creaming together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by vanilla extract. Next, alternate adding the dry ingredients and milk, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix!

Once your cupcakes are cooled, let your creativity shine. Whether you prefer a classic swirl of frosting or intricate decorations, the sky’s the limit!

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Cake

Easy German Apple Streusel Cake (Apfelstreuselkuchen) Easy German Apple Streusel Cake (Apfelstreuselkuchen)
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Easy German Apple Streusel Cake (Apfelstreuselkuchen)
A delicious German apple cake with cinnamon streusel topping. A very easy recipe that tast es great with a dollop of whipped cream
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Prep: 15min Cook: 45min
  • flour
    150 g flour Germany type 405, UK plain flour, US pastry flour
  • baking powder
    2 tsp baking powder
  • corn flour
    50 g corn flour
  • lemon peel
    1 tsp lemon peel
  • salt
    1 pinch salt
  • eggs
    3 eggs medium size, at room temperature
  • butter
    100 g butter at room temperature
  • granulated sugar
    100 g granulated sugar
  • apples
    4 apples see work
  • fresh lemon juice
    2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • butter
    100 g butter at room temperature
  • flour
    150 g flour
  • vanilla sugar
    2 tsp vanilla sugar alternatively 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ground cinnamon
    0.5 tsp ground cinnamon

Need a perfect treat for those crisp autumn days? There’s no better way to cozy up than with with a slice of warm, comforting cinnamon streusel cake. Baking this delicious cake is as easy as pie—pun intended!

What sets apple cinnamon streusel cake apart is its perfect balance of flavors and textures. Think tart apples and fragrant cinnamon with a buttery streusel topping.

Cut yourself a generous slice, pour yourself a cup of hot tea, and savor the moment. It’s sure to become a favorite in your fall baking repertoire.

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

Betty Crocker Betty Crocker
Raspberry-Chocolate Swirled Cheesecake Bars
This beautiful 3-in-1 dessert combines the flavors of rich chocolate, fresh raspberries an d creamy cheesecake. These bars are especially great when you’re hosting, thanks to a 2 1/2-hour chill time, which means you’ll have plenty of time to prep for the fun!
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Prep: 30min
  • fudge brownie mix
    1 box Betty Crocker fudge brownie mix
  • water
  • vegetable oil
    vegetable oil
  • eggs
    eggs for on brownie mix box for cakelike brownies
  • cream cheese
    2 X 8 oz cream cheese packages, each, softened
  • sugar
    0.5 cup sugar
  • eggs
    2 eggs
  • vanilla
    1 teaspoon vanilla
  • fresh raspberries
    2 cups fresh raspberries
  • red gel food color
    0.13 teaspoon Betty Crocker red gel food color
  • dark chocolate chips
    0.5 cup dark chocolate chips
  • heavy whipping cream
    0.33 cup heavy whipping cream

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars are like little slices of heaven. Imagine a buttery graham cracker crust, topped with creamy cheesecake, and swirled with tart raspberry purée. I mean, who could resist?

Now, don’t be intimidated by the word “cheesecake”. Because this recipe is surprisingly simple to whip up. To start, you’ll need some basic ingredients like cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, graham cracker crumbs, butter, and of course, raspberries. And follow the method above.

On Your Marks, Get Set…

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