21 Simple Baking Recipes for Beginners

simple baking recipes for beginners

Are you just starting to get into baking? Then these are the recipes for you. All of these dessert recipes are easy with simple instructions that anyone can follow. Broken out step-by-step, you’ll have no issue baking these delicious treats. You’ll be sure to impress your family, friends and neighbors with these simple baking recipes!

Death by Oreo Cupcakes

Death by Oreo Cupcakes

“I've made these a few times now and they're always a HUGE hit! I've actually been paid to make them, too! Some of my friends and coworkers call them my 'Crack Cupcakes' because they're so addictive and likely not good for them. Hahaha! It's a surprisingly simple recipe to make. Well done!!!” - Liz
Dump Cake Surprise

Dump Cake Surprise

“A dessert you can throw together in minutes is a must in any Recipe Box. This blueberry dump cake needs to be saved. The end product reminds us more of a cobbler than a cake, but either way, it's delicious. It has a gooey blueberry filling with crunchy bits of pineapple in every bite. The buttery top layer just melts in your mouth. What a treat!” - Kitchen Crew
Dark Chocolate Souffle Cheesecake

Dark Chocolate Souffle Cheesecake

“The final result is a light and airy Japanese souffle style cheesecake (cotton cheesecake) that simply melts in your mouth! This dark chocolate version is decadently delicious and perfect for your chocolate indulgence!” - Kevin
Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies

Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies

“Oh my gosh, these are good and so easy. Use your imagination. I stumbled upon this recipe after realizing just how many cake mixes I had in my pantry. I love the flavor the cream cheese gives it. I'm a chocolate chip fiend, so I used a Duncan Hines French Vanilla cake mix and a small package of chocolate chips.” - Sherry
Easy Beignets

Easy Beignets

“I am all about making life easy and this is how these Easy Beignets came to light. Let’s talk about beignets for a minute. Is it a dessert or breakfast? Who cares , they are delicious.” - Debbie
Just Goo Pecan Pie

Just Goo Pecan Pie

“This Just Goo Pecan Pie is an easy to make recipe, requires just a few simple ingredients, and is buttery and decadent. It’s a tasty dessert for any occasion.” - Paula
Wacky Cake

Wacky Cake

“I just made this last night! It’s everything good that has been said! Chocolaty, moist, delicious! My husband has to have buttercream frosting on chocolate cake so it’s been frosted but I would say it’s as good without!” - Karen
Strawberry Peach Easy Pies

Strawberry Peach Easy Pies

“This was so easy to make and very delicious! I didn't change a thing and followed the recipe. My husband said to put it on my make again list.” - Thomas
Peachy Keen Bars

Peachy Keen Bars

“This simple dessert is a cross between peaches and cream and a peach cobbler in bar form. They're sweet, creamy, and soooo good. Easy to make, you can throw them together in no time. The bars have a crust layer, that's topped with a sweet cream cheese filling and peaches on top of that. On top, there's a sweet crumb layer. This a great dessert for any time of the year, but would be perfect for summer parties. The recipe makes 12 very generous bars that are pretty rich and can be cut into smaller pieces if you needed to.” - Kitchen Crew
Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

“This bread is FANTASTIC! I’ve given it to five others, and they all raved. The first time I made it, I drained the liquid off 4 cups of frozen zucchini and gently squeezed it and got one cup of zucchini. Raves. The second time, I didn’t squeeze the zucchini, just poured off the liquid, and got two cups. The bread was beautifully moist. Raves. FIVE STARS” - Michelle
Magic Crust Custard Pie

Magic Crust Custard Pie

“This is the absolute easiest custard to make!! I like to add a banana (with vanilla extract) to the ingredients to make it banana flavored, or you can add a teaspoon of any extract you like to switch it up (w/o vanilla)!! Makes perfect custard every single time. If you use powdered sugar on the top, make sure it is cooled completely first otherwise it will melt into the cake. The consistency is best when cooled in fridge overnight. Add some cooked rice to it for a rice pudding like custard. So many variations!” - Sherryl
Strawberry and Chocolate Brownie Trifle

Strawberry and Chocolate Brownie Trifle

“This is a simple but elegant dessert to take to a party or make for the family. People will think you spent a lot more time making it than you did.” - Brenda
Preacher Cake

Preacher Cake

“This was one of the BEST cakes, and the easiest! It was Heavenly.” - Victoria
Black Magic Cake (Best Chocolate Cake Ever!)

Black Magic Cake (Best Chocolate Cake Ever!)

“I have made this cake many times and it is the very best chocolate cake I've ever eaten. I use dark cocoa powder for a richer taste. This cake is crazy good. It doesn't need icing. I have also done this as individual cakes served it with a chocolate wine sauce injected into it and a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Is your mouth watering yet!” - Jack
Jumbleberry Cobbler

Jumbleberry Cobbler

“This is DELICIOUS! It smells wonderful when it is baking and tastes even better! I used fresh cut rhubarb, a Gala apple (not peeled), some frozen blueberries and some thawed raspberries. I had about a half cup of mixed berries that I use for smoothies that I threw in as well and it was super good. My husband loved it!” - Beryl
Gooey Butter Cookies

Gooey Butter Cookies

“These cookies are so easy to make and everybody loves them. It's fun to experiment with different cake flavors, too. We've made these with coconut cake mix and added coconut flakes as well.” - Vonna
Quick and Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Quick and Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

“This is a great recipe, fun for the kiddos! Perfect at summer BBQs or potlucks. Tasty with or without frosting. Everyone that has tried them has enjoyed them so far.” - Michelle
Easy Crescent Dough Lemon Bars

Easy Crescent Dough Lemon Bars

“Super simple and a hit. My mom now requires me to make these for her birthday while the kids ask for them all the time. The butter, lemon curd, juice, and sugar can all be tweaked to your liking. Use more butter if you want a richer baked good or less if you want it more bread-like. I have used a half-pound of butter before... very rich! You can also use Nutella, jams, other curds, types of butters, add cream cheese alone or together, etc. as fillings.” - Amber
Caramel Apple Pecan Dump Cake

Caramel Apple Pecan Dump Cake

“Y’all - this dump cake (this name made everyone laugh) was so so so easy and SO GOOD! Everyone loved it at the party I brought it to and said it tasted like apple pie. 10/10 would (and will) make again!” - Ginny
Chocolate Cheesecake Using Cake Mix

Chocolate Cheesecake Using Cake Mix

“Need an easy semi-homemade dessert? Add this one to your recipe box. It has a rich chocolaty taste with a nice creamy hint of cream cheese. The cake has a smooth, silky texture. Great for potlucks or cookouts.” - Kitchen Crew
Blueberry Dump Cake

Blueberry Dump Cake

“Want the easiest dessert recipe ever? Try this Crock Pot blueberry dump cake. It's seriously so simple. The end result tastes like a blueberry cobbler. The center is soft and gooey. Walnuts add a little crunch to the topping. We tasted it both hot and cold - it was delicious each way!” - Kitchen Crew