There’s no one on this list better suited to your baking needs than fun things to bake.
Fun, whimsical, and just plain fun to make, these recipes will bring a smile to your face.
There’s nothing like the feeling of making something that’s perfect and delicious.
You can spend hours perfecting the recipe, or you can just wing it.
Either way, it’s delicious.
From classic brownies to scrumptious cinnamon rolls, this list has it all.
If you have a box of fudge mix on hand, you’ll need to try out the Homemade Fudge Mix.
If you have a bag of donuts in the cupboard, I have you covered with the Baked Donuts Recipe.
Do you need help picking the perfect cookies?
How about some funfetti cupcakes?
How about homemade chocolate chip cookies?
With these fun things to bake recipes, you’ll never be stuck for a treat again!
1. Funfetti Cupcakes
I think the fun starts with these cupcakes.
Moist and tender cake is drenched in a sweet, creamy frosting and topped with a rainbow of colorful sprinkles.
It’s fitting because this recipe was inspired by my favorite holiday.
These cupcakes get a rainbow-esque sprinkle from the sprinkles!
Cupcake flavors include chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and fruit punch.
This might just be the crowd’s favorite.
2. Millionaire Pie
The millionaire pie is a classic.
But why settle for what everyone else has when you can have it yourself?
This recipe is easy to make, and the results are spectacular!
Mix golden raisins with shredded coconut and chopped pecans.
Then bake it until it’s golden brown and bubbly.
Top it with buttercream frosting and decorate it however you like.
Serve this pie with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
3. Funfetti Brownies From A Boxed Mix
I love all the different versions of these brownies.
Brownie with peanut butter, brownie with Chunky Monkey …
There is no limit to the possibilities when it comes to making funfetti brownies.
These boxed mixes are great because they make this recipe super easy.
With just one box of mix and a few minutes under the oven, you can have your sweet fix ready.
4. Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
I’m not a huge fan of chocolate chip cookies, but these are some of the best I’ve ever had.
I just can’t get over how soft these cookies are.
If you try making them from scratch, be sure to leave plenty of room on the bottom so they don’t dry out.
For a simple shortcut, substitute white chocolate for the chocolate chips in this recipe.
It makes these babies even more melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
5. Easy Sprite Cake
This cake is made with simple ingredients and uses only four ingredients.
It has a delicious, refreshing taste that’s perfect for summer.
The best part about this cake?
The whipped cream on top!
It adds such an extra touch of decadence that makes the dessert even more special.
6. Easy Homemade Soft Pretzels
Did you know that the best way to get a chewy pretzel?
It’s by using cold butter?
I’m not kidding.
Cold butter makes all the difference for soft, melt-in-your-mouth pretzels!
And it only takes a few minutes.
It’s easy to add your favorite toppings too, like nuts or even dried fruit.
Just be sure to allow them to cool before adding your other ingredients.
Don’t try to make these too hot and they will stick together, so keep an eye on them!
7. Almond Joy Earthquake Cake
It takes a few steps to make this incredible cake, but it’s still pretty straightforward.
Just mix the ingredients and bake.
You’ll have to let it cool before you can slice into it (of course).
However, that part is totally optional.
The best part is that you can use any kind of cookies in place of the almonds.
Giant marshmallows will give it an amazing crunch and extra chocolatey goodness.
8. Crispy Homemade Baked Potato Chips
If you’re on the hunt for new potato chip recipes, these homemade baked chips are a must-try.
They have such an incredible crunch and are infused with so much flavor.
These chips are perfect for any game night because they’re easy to make and taste even better than store-bought chips.
9. Perfect Cowboy Cookies
There’s nothing quite like a big, warm cookie on the go.
And these cowboy cookies are exactly what you need!
They’re soft, chewy, and everything you want in a tasty treat.
The only thing I don’t like about them is that they’re too small to fit in your pocket.
But if you have some extra time, I think it’d be worth it.
These are perfect for a quick snack or dessert!
10. Baked Donut Recipe
This recipe is for a baked donut like you’ve seen in the store.
It starts with a box of cake mix and several dozen eggs.
Then, everything gets mixed together until it’s sticky and gooey.
You can top this with whatever frosting or glaze you like best, but I love to add sprinkles to mine!
11. Do Nothing Cake
I love this cake recipe because it uses so few ingredients.
All you’ll need is flour, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, and butter.
There are no frosting or glaze recipes; the only components to add are fruit and chocolate chips.
It also calls for a quick microwave in 30 seconds for a great shortcut.
12. Maple Vanilla Baked Pears
If you’ve never had the pleasure of eating a baked pear before, you’re in for a treat.
The juicy, sweet fruit is perfect with vanilla ice cream or even (gasp!) bacon.
But this recipe uses maple syrup to add sweetness to the tastiest pears you can imagine.
This recipe is the perfect way to use up some of those leftovers from yesterday.
All you need is five minutes and some patience!
13. Baked French Fries (Oven Fries)
If you’re a fan of baked potatoes, then you’ll go nuts for these fries.
The potato is baked until crispy and golden brown, and the cheese topping melts over the top.
Serve with a side of ranch dressing, or try some blue cheese dressing to get the best FRYs ever!
14. Old-Fashioned Gumdrop Cookies
These old-fashioned gumdrop cookies are a family favorite.
They’ll make you want to save the leftovers for breakfast, lunch, or dessert.
They’re soft, chewy, and full of chocolatey goodness with just a touch of sweetness from the vanilla glaze.
They also require no baking at all!
Just chop up some candy canes and stir in powdered sugar when baked.
15. Vegan Baked Savory Donuts
I love donuts with a savory twist, and these vegan baked savory donuts are the perfect example.
They’re sweet, tender, and full of fall flavors.
They feature a hearty blend of spices to make them flavorful, plus some ground sesame seeds for texture.
Top it all off with maple syrup for sweetness.
Serve it with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil for more flavor.
Just be sure not to over-do it!
16. Mexican Wedding Cookies
Mexican wedding cookies are super simple to make and the perfect sweet treat for any celebration.
The chips are crunchy, the frosting is creamy, and you’ll want these all year round!
These cookies have a nice chewy texture that pairs well with flourless chocolate cake.
But if you’re looking for something different, try using your favorite spread as the frosting!
17. Unicorn Banana Bread
I think it’s time to stop looking at the bright, colorful dessert and start seeing the lovely sweet treats in all their glory.
This recipe is ideal for feeding a crowd or just because you want to show off your baking skills.
The mix of bananas and coconut flour makes it extra moist and tender, while the cinnamon and vanilla make it flavorful.
Serve this with coffee or tea for an absolutely decadent treat!
18. Pineapple Angel Food Cake
Angel food cake is a beautifully moist, fluffy cake made with angel food cake and pineapple.
The texture is almost like a sponge but with a nice gentle sweetness.
It’s so tender, you can eat it for breakfast all day long.
I love that this recipe also includes some cream cheese frosting on top to make it even more decadent!
19. Butterfly Cupcakes (British Butterfly Cakes)
These are a modern take on the British butterfly cake, and they’ll make your day brighter.
Filled with a simple vanilla sponge, these cupcakes are oh-so moist and wonderfully buttery.
Plus, you’ll add some crunchy walnuts to give them an extra layer of flavor.
Top it with lots of whipped cream, and enjoy!
20. Italian Rainbow Cookie
This is a great recipe to go with any of your favorite treats.
It’s super simple, and it looks so pretty!
Each layer is made from sweet, chewy oats, which you’ll top with a creamy peanut butter topping.
Finally, you top each layer with chocolate chips and make sure the cookies are evenly covered before baking.
I suggest baking them for around 15-20 minutes to ensure they don’t start to brown.
And if you want it extra crunchy, sprinkle some chopped nuts on the bottom before adding the cookie tops.
21. Brownie Dessert Pizza
Are you surprised to hear that brownies and pizza come together already?
But if you thought it was weird, wait until you try this pizza.
It’s basically a brownie-filled pie.
It might look like a treat for adults, but the kids will love it.
You can find this recipe online at many sites.
But I love the simplicity of making it from scratch.
I also like to top mine with ice cream and caramel sauce for extra goodness.
22. PEACH COBBLER WITH CAKE MIX
This Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix will knock your socks off!
It’s a simple but scrumptious dessert that can be done in just 30 minutes.
Just throw everything together and bake.
The peach flavor of the cake is enhanced by the pecans and chocolate chips.
It’s tart, sweet, and wonderfully rich.
You won’t believe how good it is until you bite into a piece of this peach cobbler.
And if you want to make it even faster, you can use store-bought cake mix instead of making your own!
23. Kitchen Sink Cookies
These cookies are soft, chewy, and have a wonderful texture.
They’re made with just seven ingredients but are so delicious that you won’t even need the extras.
They take only 10 minutes of your time and four bowls to make.
The flavor is spot on; they’re sweet, decadent, and perfectly balanced.
The tanginess from the butter makes them extra-smooth and melt-in-your-mouth tender.
If you want to add some chocolate chunks or sprinkles, feel free to do so.
24. Ridiculously Easy Focaccia Bread
This remedy for your tastebuds is unbelievably easy to make.
It’s a fantastic base for any recipe and is perfect when you need something quick.
Use a heavy-duty stand mixer or an electric beater to ensure a lighter dough will come out.
It’s so buttery and lightly sweet, with just a hint of garlic flavor.
Every one of the 12 slices takes less than 20 minutes to make, which means they’re perfect for impressing your guests!
25. Slutty Brownie
I’m not sure how pink it really is, but I do know that I don’t want to stop eating this brownie.
It has simple ingredients and super-easy directions, and it’s so rich, chocolatey, and gooey.
If you like sweet treats with a bit of naughty flair, give this recipe a try!
You can even make the recipe with peanut butter cups if you prefer.
They are extra delicious.
Perfect Cowboy Cookies
- 1 cup salted butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup quick oats
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- 3/4 cup coconut flakes
- The oven should be preheated to 400 degrees. Use silicone baking mats or parchment paper to line two baking sheets.
- Butter, brown sugar, and sugar should be added to the bowl of a stand mixer and mixed using the paddle attachment on low speed. Raise to medium and blend for approximately a minute or until smooth.
- For around 30 seconds, whisk in the eggs and vanilla essence after adding them.
- Salt, baking soda, baking powder, and all-purpose flour should be added. Just combine after combining. Just incorporate the quick oats before adding them.
- Use the paddle attachment, a large spoon, or a rubber spatula to fold in the chocolate chips, pecans, and coconut flakes after adding them.
- Make around 12 equal pieces of dough. Use hands to roll into large balls. Place onto prepared baking sheets, 6 per pan.
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