Baking

Honey Butter and Vanilla Bean Skillet Cornbread

There’s something so comforting about a simple skillet cornbread slathered with honey butter. This vanilla bean bread is especially cozy and just so happens to be gluten free.

Tres Leches Toffee Cake

Tres Leches Cake receives a sweet new makeover with the buttery addition of homemade toffee sauce.

Cheesy Beer Bread

Perfect with a bowl of chili or on its own, this quick cheesy beer bread is easy and so tasty.

Parsnip Carrot Cake

A dense, moist carrot cake is studded with coconut, dried cranberries, raisins, coconut and even grated parsnip for the perfect flavor and amazing texture.

5 Fig Newton Recipes That are Better Than Anything in the Store

Fig Newtons have a special place in our food memories. Now that we know how to make them at home, we love them even more. Check out these classic and reinvented fig newton recipes that are better than anything in the store.

Squash and Banana Bread

This soft banana bread is made extra special and sweet with a festive color thanks to pureed squash.

Banana Nutella Cupcakes

Soft, banana cupcakes are topped with a creamy Nutella frosting. Simple, sweet and satisfying.

Chocolate Cappuccino Hazelnut Crepe Cake

With many stunning layers of chocolate crepes sandwiched around soft, cappuccino and hazelnut mousse, this is a dessert that will knock your socks off.

Spiced Pear Cake with Cream Cheese and Salted Caramel

This pear cake is loaded with warm spices and topped with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting and salted caramel.

Chili Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chili Chocolate Crinkle Cookies a perfect spin on the usual chocolate cookies of the season. They’re a little, chewy, a little spicy and totally chocolate-loaded.

German Chocolate Cake Cookies

These gluten free chocolate cookies are loaded with nuts, coconut and chocolate chips and taste like a rich German chocolate cake, but in cookie form

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Spruce up the usual chocolate chip cookies with shards of Andes mints candy.

A Butter Guide

Tis the season of baking. But do you know what kind of butter to use? Check out our butter guide to different kinds of butters and what we like to use them for.

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

These muffins are coated in cinnamon sugar and bake up to be light and fluffy, just like a perfect doughnut, except this time they’re made in the oven.

Soft Almond Butter Coffee Cake Muffins

Revamp your usual coffee cake and make them softer and more flavorful with almond butter and cappuccino powder. Plus, bake them in muffin tins for easy serving.

Homemade Cinnamon Danish

Make this special breakfast treat, a braided cinnamon danish made with homemade laminated dough.

Gingersnap Brownies

With a gingersnap cookie crust, these brownies are a delightful chocolate treat for the winter months.

Nutella-Filled Cream Puffs

These classic cream puffs are filled with a Nutella cream filling and topped with chocolate glaze.

Dark Chocolate Brown Butter Cookie Bars

No scooping required, these brown butter cookie bars are loaded with dark chocolate chunks to make an insanely delicious dessert combo.

Braided Smoked Duck Pastry Appetizer

Instead of the usual charcuterie board or crostini, make your smoked duck into a buttery, impressive braided smoked duck pastry appetizer. It’s sure to blow your guests away.

Our Favorite Cookies of 2017

Planning for a cookie exchange or a holiday dessert spread? Check out our favorite cookies of the year. PS It’s National Cookie Day, get baking so you can celebrate.

Vegan Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

These soft pumpkin streusel muffins have a crunchy-sweet topping and big flavor, but are still able to be vegan and gluten free.

Cheesy Parmesan Twists

What could be a better appetizer than salty, crunchy cheesy Parmesan twists? Pair them with a bottle of Chardonnay and the party is off to a great start.

Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky toffee pudding is a hallowed British dessert which is essentially a warm date cake served with a toffee sauce. It’s deliciously rich and comforting treat, perfect for a chilly evening.

Braided Garlic Bread

Braided with roasted garlic paste spread between the layers of dough, this garlic bread can be devoured right out of the oven or served with a bowl of soup.

Oat and Apple Cake

This soft oat and apple cake is easy to make and can be served with honey or as-is with tea, cider or a glass of milk. A simple, sweet treat.

Paleo Pumpkin Magic Bars

These paleo pumpkin magic bars are a gluten free and vegan-friendly version of the classic dessert, but this time packed with fall spices.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Made with olive oil and whole wheat flour, these pumpkin spice muffins are not too sweet and come with a bit of a healthy spin.

Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Cake

A sweet cake is perfect to share during parties or just enjoy for a dessert with the family. Sweet potatoes bring delicious moisture to the batter and pecans and chocolate chips bring delicious flavors to make the perfect sweet potato cake.

Spiced Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

Dig into this tender spiced caramel apple upside down cake with a gooey apple topping that can’t be resisted.

Pumpkin Pie Crumble

These pumpkin pie crumble bars are like pie, but better! A crumb topping, thick, creamy texture and a drizzle of icing make this fall dessert a real winner.

Taco Monkey Bread

All your favorite taco ingredeints are layered in a pan with dough to become the most delicious savory monkey bread. Dig into this taco monkey bread while you’re watching your next football game with friends.

Sweet Potato Pound Cake

This sweet, soft, stunning pound cake is made with sweet potatoes to be extra delicious and special.

Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These cranberry chocolate chunk cookies are loaded with so many rich flavors thanks to whole wheat flour, oats, brown sugar and big chunks of dark chocolate. Make a big batch and share cookies with everyone you know.

Spice Bundt Cake

Celebrate fall and winter with this warm-tasting spice bundt cake doused in a stunning cream cheese glaze.

Pumpkin Spice Buttercream Macarons

These fall-hued French macarons are filled with a sweet and seasonal pumpkin spice buttercream.

Walnut and Sweet Potato Muffins

Perfect for a breakfast treat, these sweet potato muffins are packed with nuts and nutrients for a great bite on the go or a relaxing baked good with your morning coffee.

Salted Caramel Apple Galette

With a puff pastry crust, this just might be the easiest salted caramel apple galette you could ever make.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Espresso and pumpkin spice come together in these cream cheese-topped cupcakes to taste like the best pumpkin spice latte, but in dessert form.

Gluten Free Hand Pies

These gluten free hand pies are loaded with an apple pie filling and drizzled in a sweet cinnamon glaze.

Gluten Free Soft Pretzels

These soft pretzels are chewy, flavorful and totally gluten free. Top with cheese, herbs, salt, or whatever your tastebuds desire.

Rose, Cardamom and Date Challah

Sweet, spiced and floral, this date challah is braided with a sweet cardamom filling complete with rose water. It’s a show-stopping presentation, too!

Mandarin Shortbread Cookies

Filled with an icing made with mandarin juice, these mandarin shortbread cookies use the zest and juice citrus fruit.

Blood Orange Almond Cake

This recipe may seem simple, but it’s depth of flavor thanks to the almond batter, citrus on top and a dollop of yogurt when serving, make it out-of-this-world beautiful. Inside and out.

Almond Flour Brownies with Almond Butter Frosting

These gluten free and paleo almond flour brownies are topped with an amazingly delicious almond butter frosting. They’re rich, dense and a perfect pick-me-up.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Scones

Perfect with a warm mug of tea, coffee or hot cider, these gluten free pumpkin spice sones are soft, buttery and so festive for fall.

Sea Salt Chocolate Cake

An easy chocolate sheet cake is topped with fluffy coffee-cocoa frosting and a sprinkling of sea salt. It’s about to take you to dessert paradise with one bite.

Dark Chocolate Chip, Coconut and Sea Salt Almond Butter Blondies

All the mix-in’s for these almond butter blondies make their name quite the mouthful. We bet you wish you had a mouthful of these right now.

Espresso Cheesecake with Kahlúa Whipped Cream

An Oreo crust, an espresso-spiked batter and served with a Kahlúa whipped cream. This espresso cheesecake sure satisfies our sweet tooth.

Baked Pumpkin Doughnut Holes

The dough of these baked pumpkin doughnut holes is made with pumpkin puree and rolled in a sweetly spiced cinnamon sugar mix.

Ultimate Coffee Chocolate Crunch Bar

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Apple Walnut Blondies with Whiskey Caramel

They’re rich, decadent and can be made in one bowl. Introducing apple walnut blondies topped with a whiskey caramel sauce, a perfect fall dessert.

Nutty Pear Cake

With almond extract in the batter and a topping of hazelnuts, pine nuts and whipped cream, this pear cake is simple, but simply stunning.

Bacon and Caramel Glazed Sticky Buns

Brunch just got a whole lot better thanks to these Bacon and Caramel Glazed Sticky Buns. Besides tasting great, they can be ready in just an hour.

Almond Fig Cake with Whipped Mascarpone

Made with honey and Greek yogurt, this almond fig cake is soft and delightful with a sweetened whipped mascarpone topping.

Walnut Banana Cake

This walnut banana cake made in one easy sheet will melt in your mouth with its buttery flavor.

Fig and Mascarpone Tart

This Fig and Mascarpone Tart is an elegant and delicious way to say goodbye to summer and welcome fall.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Zucchini Muffins

These soft, gluten free peanut butter zucchini muffins are loaded with extra flavor thanks to the nut butter.

Gluten Free Magic Brownies

Besides the fact that these gluten free brownies are pure magic, they are also topped with magic bar ingredients, like nuts, coconut and chocolate chips.

Cherry Compote and Dark Chocolate Torte

This indulgent, flourless, dark chocolate torte is paired with a sweet cherry compote to be quite the rich, seductive dessert.