33 Easy And Fun Baking Recipes

Whether you’re looking for some baking recipes to impress your dinner guests, or some quick and easy recipes to try out with the kids, you’ve come to the right place! 

There’s something so appealing about the smell of freshly baked cookies floating through the house, and something so exciting, too! 

33 Easy And Fun Baking Recipes

Baking is a much-loved activity by kids, and it is a great way to spend some quality time with them!

If you have slightly older children, then baking is a surefire way, to lure your surly teens out of their rooms and down in the kitchen for family time – even if it’s just to eat the baked goods!

So, read on for some of the most delicious baking recipes for you to give a go tonight! Don’t fret, whether you’re a chocolate connoisseur or a fruit fan, there’s something for everyone on this list. 

1. Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let’s kick off the list of easy and fun baking recipes with a classic: chocolate chip cookies. However, we will try this recipe, which adds a slight twist to the classic cookie with the added ingredient of toffee.

These cookies are crispy on the outside, and chewy and gooey on the inside. They are quick and easy and will be ready to eat fresh out of the oven within 25 minutes of starting!

The kids will definitely be able to help with this one, as the recipe is fairly simple. This recipe makes 36 cookies. Try adding butterscotch chips for a different variation of these cookies.

You can freeze cookie dough by splitting it up into cookie-sized pieces and freezing them individually. This way, you can simply get it out and heat it in the oven for constantly fresh cookies!

2. Chocolate Brownies

This recipe makes gooey and delicious chocolate brownies. It is a slightly more complicated recipe than the cookies as it requires melting butter. For this reason, it may be more suited to older children.

However, you can always help the younger ones with some of the more difficult stages so that they can join in, too!

They should take around 45 minutes from start to finish and they make for some perfect brownies to give everyone in your household a chocolatey treat! Brownies always go down well at bake sales so this recipe is perfect if you’re taking part in one. 

3. Baked Pancakes

Oven-baked pancakes are a delicious and easy breakfast recipe that differs slightly from the usual breakfast pancakes. These are perfect pancakes that are easy to make and they mean that you don’t have to stand at the hob flipping pancakes all morning.

They take around 10 minutes to prepare and 25 minutes to bake in the oven. Top these pancakes with whatever you choose. Some people opt for fruit and cream, while others like syrup!

4. Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are chewy in the middle and crispy around the edges. They are vegan-friendly and they have a delicious nutty twist! Flaxseed and coconut oil are used to ensure that this recipe is vegan.

Sometimes it’s difficult to find easy and tasty vegan baking recipes, but this one is perfect! The recipe does take a little while as it needs to be left to cool in the fridge for 30 minutes before baking.

However, the actual baking time is very short. 

5. Oatmeal Cookies

These oatmeal cookies are delicious. They are warmly spiced, soft and delicious. This is a perfect oatmeal cookie recipe and it is super quick and easy.

Unlike some of the other cookies on this list, you won’t want to eat these oatmeal cookies warm out of the oven. They are nicer when they have been left to cool. Also, use all brown sugar in these cookies for the caramelized flavors.

6. No Bake Cookies

These no-bake cookies are so quick and easy to make. The kids will love this recipe! This recipe is vegan and it is so easy to make that you will find yourself making them all of the time!

Oats are used in this recipe so if you opt for gluten free oats, then these cookies will also be gluten free. 

7. Lemon Shortbread Cookies

These lemon shortbread cookies are delicious. They are buttery and the lemon adds an extra twist onto the usual shortbread recipe.

You will only need a few simple ingredients for these cookies and they will be an instant hit with everyone you serve them to. It is difficult to find a recipe for shortbread that doesn’t end up dry or flat, but this one is perfect. 

8. Fluffy Banana Cookies

This recipe is very child friendly and very simple to make. These banana cookies are fluffy, light and delicious. This recipe is great for younger children and they are great to make if you have some bananas that are going bad.

This is a great alternative to banana bread which takes a very long time to bake. This recipe will be finished from start to finish in just 25 minutes and it will go down a treat with all of the family. 

9. Chocolate Cut Out Cookies

This recipe is super quick and easy to make and it requires very few ingredients and very little baking skill. The beauty of this recipe is that you can make them into any shape that you want, and you can decorate these cookies in any way that you desire.

In the fall, you might like to decorate these cookies with halloween themes. Or, in the winter, you might want to decorate them with Christmas themes. 

10. Raspberry Squares

This recipe is great for children who will enjoy using their hands to mix together the ingredients. Serve these raspberry squares with some fresh raspberries if you have any.

These squares take longer than the other recipes on the list, taking an hour overall to make and bake. However, they are delicious alternatives to cookies and cakes!

11. Scones

This is one of the easiest recipes for scones out there, and they are equally as delicious! You can always add some raisins or nuts if you want to customize them.

To get the full effect of the traditional British scone, serve this with cream and jam. This recipe makes 8 scones and they are great to serve during the afternoon or in the middle of the morning as a snack. 

12. Brownie Kiss Cupcake

These brownie cupcakes come with a chocolatey surprise in the middle. The kids will absolutely love these cakes and they are super easy to make.

It’s always a good idea to make individual cupcakes for things like kids birthday parties or bake sales. These brownies require very few ingredients and they are very quick and easy to make. 

13. Nutella Hand Pies

These nutella hand pies are great ones to impress your guests. They are tasty and they look great! For this recipe, it is useful to have an electric whisk as it will speed up the process a little.

However, you can do this by hand. These nutella hand pies should take around 30 minutes to make and they will be such a hit with the whole family!

14. Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

The flavors in this cake are just right as sometimes sheet cakes can be very sweet. This is the perfect flavor and it is a great cake to bake if you are expecting guests.

It can be cut up into any sized slices you would like, but it is recommended to serve around 24 people. This recipe makes a very moist cake. 

15. Coconut Macaroons

These coconut macaroons are delicious. They can be stored for around a week and still be fresh. If the macaroons spread during baking, you may need to add a little bit of extra flour.

These macaroons take around half an hour to make. They are great snacks to nibble on. You can also freeze these macaroons to keep them fresh for another day! 

16. Chocolate Chip Blondies

Blondies are similar to brownies. The main difference is that blondies contain brown sugar and vanilla. Dark brown sugar is the best one to make.

Make sure that the batter is pale, fluffy and thick before you move on because this can make the blondies sink in the middle. These blondies are filled with chocolate chips.

They are very quick to mix up and cook so if you need a tasty snack last minute, these blondies are perfect!

17. Pumpkin Crescent

You will need quite a few different ingredients for this recipe. It will take around half an hour to bake. These fall treats are perfect on a cold morning alongside a hot cup of cocoa.

They are sprinkled with cinnamon for some added fall flavors. The texture of these baked treats are perfect and the ratio of flavors are perfectly measured.

18. Pineapple Delight Dessert

This dessert is great for feeding a large group of people. It is a refreshing summer recipe as it is light and fruity. If you’re not much of a pineapple fan, you can always replace the fruit with some strawberries.

Make sure you chill this dessert for at least two hours to make sure that it is nice and cold, making it much more refreshing. 

19. Jam Topped Mini Cheesecake

These mini cheesecakes are great because it means it is already split into great portion sizes. You can choose whichever jam flavor you prefer. Make sure not to overbake the cheesecake as it is better when it is not browned.

You can freeze these mini cheesecakes and get them out when needed! This cheesecake should take around 35 minutes to make and then it will need to be chilled. 

20. Berry Brownie Pizza

This dessert is great, it looks fantastic and it is unique! This pizza has a fudgy brownie base with whipped cream on top. This is then topped off with fresh strawberries, nuts and a syrup of your choice!

You can add some other fruit if you choose. If you don’t have any whipped cream, you can replace that part of the dessert with greek yogurt.

21. Vegan Chocolate Cake

Considering how rich and decadent this cake tastes, it is actually pretty healthy. It is a very moist cake with great chocolate frosting. You can choose the type of cake you want to make.

You can make a sheet cake or a layer cake. You can even make them into individual cupcakes if you prefer. You can also replace the vegan frosting with ordinary frosting if you prefer.

22. Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls are fun and easy to make. They are perfect for winter mornings and they’re very popular around the holidays. These cinnamon rolls are gooey and soft and they always go down well with the whole family!

You won’t need any mixers for this recipe and you will have most of the ingredients in the pantry already! They take very little time to make. 

23. Oats Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is a breakfast bake. It is very filling and it also satisfies your sweet tooth! It is perfect to eat in the morning as it will keep you full through until lunchtime. It is delicious and gluten-free.

This breakfast is great on its own or served with any fruit that you enjoy in the mornings. Make sure that you don’t make the baked oatmeal too moist.

24. Mini Cinnamon Sugar Sour Cream Donut Muffins

This is a very easy recipe and they make delicious donut muffins that are covered in cinnamon sugar. They are soft and perfectly spiced. These baked donuts are great as a breakfast food or a dessert.

You can use a muffin tray to make these donut bites. These bites are very fun and easy to eat and they disappear in no time!

25. Blueberry Muffins

These blueberry muffins are moist and fluffy. They are packed full of berries and have plenty of flavor from vanilla and cinnamon.

These muffins are perfect for breakfast. They can also be eaten as a healthy snack. They are great for the summer but they can be made all year round! 

26.Chewy Birthday Cake Cookies

These birthday cake cookies are perfect for kids’ birthday parties or other celebrations. When baked well, they are soft and chewy with a slight crispiness.

Decorate these cookies with sprinkles to give them that party look. These cookies are very easy to make and they are very quick. They are not too sweet, so go crazy on the sprinkles! 

27. Gooey Chocolate Peanut Bars

These chocolate peanut bars are very easy to make. You will only need 10 minutes of prep time for these bars. You will only need 4 different ingredients to make these delicious bars.

The whole family will love this recipe and they’ll all be gone in no time! After baking, which should take around 20 minutes, you will need to make sure you leave these bars to cool. 

28. Lemon Sheet Cake

This recipe makes a large cake with around 36 servings. It is very easy to make and it can be cut up and you can put some of it in the freezer for another time.

It will only take around 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes in the oven. You will also need to leave this sheet cake some time to cool as it is better when it is eaten cold.

29. Crumb-Topped Raspberry Coffee Cake

If you have access to plenty of raspberries, this cake is a perfect way to use them up. It is a great cake to make during the summer because this is when raspberries are most available.

The flavors in this cake are delicious and it is a great recipe to get the kids involved in. The coffee compliments the raspberry flavors. 

30. Strawberry Shortcake

This recipe is great. In this shortcake recipe, you can even flavor the whipped cream. Add some lemon juice to the cream to give it a bit of a different flavor.

You can also use blueberries, blackberries or raspberries in this recipe, although strawberries are the most commonly used. Make sure to mix this thoroughly so that it isn’t lumpy. 

31. Fudgy Brownies With Peanut Butter Pudding Frosting

These brownies are rich and delicious. They are topped with a frosting that is peanut butter flavor. Everyone in the family loves these flavors so these fudge brownies will go down a treat with the family!

These brownies take a little longer than some of the recipes to make, with prep time taking 20 minutes. They are totally worth it, though! 

32. Toffee Coffee Cake

This recipe is filled with delicious flavors and it makes enough for lots of people. This is great to make for a bake sale or a party. You can even freeze some of this cake and get it out when you need it as it makes a lot. 

33. Zucchini Cupcakes

These cupcakes take around 40 minutes to make from start to finish. They make a delicious dessert and they have a unique flavor which comes from the zucchini. These cakes are topped off with a creamy, caramel frosting. 

Are There Any Fruity Bread Recipes Included in the 33 Easy And Fun Baking Recipes?

The collection of 33 easy and fun baking recipes is jam-packed with yummy fruity bread recipes to try. Whether you’re craving a zesty lemon-infused loaf or a delightful apple cinnamon bread, this recipe collection has got you covered. These fruity bread recipes offer a delicious twist to your baking adventures, adding fruity flavors that will surely tantalize your taste buds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Should I Use Salted Or Unsalted Butter In My Baking? 

It is recommended that you use unsalted butter when you are baking. This is because salt can change the flavor of the thing that you are baking.

If you don’t have any unsalted butter, it is okay to use salted butter but just make sure you don’t add any extra salt to make sure that the flavor is correct. 

Why Does My Cake Cave In During Baking?

There are a few different things that cause this to happen. You should make sure that you check your oven temperature because if the oven is not hot enough, or too hot, the cake may cave in the middle.

If the oven is too hot, it might rise too far and then collapse. If the oven is not hot enough, it may be undercooked in the middle which can also cause the cake to collapse.

Can I Use Butter Instead Of Oil In A Recipe?

You should usually make sure to follow the recipe exactly. This is because whatever fat is listed in the recipe was chosen because of certain properties that it has.

It is usually better to use butter as it creates a good texture for the baked goods. Liquid oils can affect the texture. 

How Do You Know If Your Baking Powder/ Baking Soda Are Fresh? 

In order to check whether your baking powder is still fresh, you should mix ⅓ cup of hot water with a teaspoon of baking powder. If the baking powder bubbles, it is still fresh.

If you want to test baking soda, you should put 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a bowl and add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. Again, if the mixture fizzes and bubbles, it is still fresh enough to be used.

It is important to make sure these are still fresh because if they are not, it will affect the baking and stop it from rising correctly.

Final Thoughts 

So, now you have lots of options to choose from for fun baking recipes to try out! Get the kids involved and give some of these delicious recipes a go.

Remember, you can always get creative and add your own flair to these recipes. Change the ingredients around based on what you have in the cupboard or what flavors you prefer!

33 Easy And Fun Baking Recipes

33 Easy And Fun Baking Recipes

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Are you looking for some fun and easy recipes to bake with the kids? Read on for 33 unique and delicious recipes for your friends and family to enjoy! 

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