Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, these 35 comforting things to bake will have you cooking up some tasty treats in no time.
Baking is a fun and delicious way to spend time with friends and family.
There are so many different things that you can bake, from cakes and cookies to pies and bread. There's always something new to learn when it comes to baking.
And this list of comforting things to bake is curated with delicious recipes in mind that are easy to make and that's sure to keep your whole fam happy.
First on the list of fun things to bake is these beef empanadas are packed with flavor and easy to make. The filling is made with a delicious ground beef mixture of boiled eggs, onion, garlic, and jalapeno pepper.
The filling is placed in the middle of each circle, and the dough is then sealed and crimped. The empanadas are then brushed with egg yolk and baked until golden brown.
These beef empanadas are the perfect party food. They're flavorful, easy to eat, and can be made ahead of time. If you're looking for a new recipe to try, this is it!
This cranberry zucchini bread is a delicious and healthy way to use up summer's abundance of zucchini.
The bread is packed with shredded zucchini, dried cranberries, and chopped walnuts. The flavors of vanilla, chocolate, cranberry, and cinnamon combined taste amazing, and it is naturally sweetened with honey.
This bread is the perfect breakfast or snack. It's moist, flavorful, and packed with nutrients.
Using zucchini in bread helps keep it moist and soft during baking, and the flavor combinations are endless, like this fruity cranberry and orange zucchini bread.
This bread combines two of my favorite flavors, cranberry, and orange. The orange juice and zest give the bread a lovely citrus flavor that goes so well with the sweet cranberries. The bread is also studded with chopped walnuts for some texture and crunch.
This bread is perfect for breakfast, snack time, or even dessert. It's moist, flavorful, and packed with nutrients.
Fun things to bake like cinnamon rolls are a classic breakfast treat served with a coffee!
They're made with fluffy cinnamon-sugar dough and topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting.
These cinnamon rolls are easy to make and taste even better than they look.
These lemon blueberry cheesecake bars are the perfect summer dessert. They're light, refreshing, and packed with flavor.
The crust is made with a homemade biscuit mixture of flour, butter, sugar, and walnuts. The filling is a mixture of cream cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, and eggs. The bars are then topped with fresh blueberries and baked until golden brown.
These cheesecake bars are the perfect balance of sweet and tart. The lemon flavor is fresh and vibrant, and the blueberries add a lovely sweetness.
This cake is made with a can of tomato soup and is surprisingly moist and flavorful.
The cake is super light and fluffy from the baking soda and flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. It's also studded with raisins for a bit of sweetness.
The cake is then iced with a delicious buttercream frosting made with brown sugar, condensed milk, and vanilla extract. It's perfect for a summer picnic or potluck. It's easy to make and transport, and it's sure to be a hit with everyone.
If you want to try a new muffin recipe, try these pumpkin muffins with a delicious cream cheese topping!
The muffins are perfectly moist and flavorful, and the topping is rich and creamy.
They are made with a simple muffin batter, a crunchy streusel topping, and a cream cheese coating. Pumpkin muffins are the perfect fall treat.
This Starbucks pumpkin bread is a clone of the popular coffee shop's fall favorite.
It's just as delicious as the one we're accustomed to eating with a spiced latte, and it's easier than you think to make it too, with pantry staples and some pumpkin puree.
It has a lovely sweet pumpkin flavor, and it's the perfect cake to treat your friends with on your next coffee cate.
This is a classic pumpkin cheesecake recipe with a graham crackers crust and a creamy pumpkin filling.
It's easy to make and can be made ahead of time, so it's perfect for entertaining. It's also a great way to use up any leftover pumpkin puree you might have from making pumpkin pies.
The combination of pumpkin pie and cheesecake together in one dessert that everyone can enjoy.
If you're running out of things to bake, give oatmeal raisin cookies are go. They're the perfect mix of chewy and crunchy, with a hint of cinnamon and plenty of raisins.
They're a classic cookie that's always a hit and easy to make too, using pantry staples.
Oatmeal raisin cookies are a great choice for a snack or any time you're craving a classic cookie.
These blueberry muffins are made with a pancake mix and topped with a maple streusel crumble.
They're easy to make and perfect for a fall breakfast or brunch.
The muffins are moist and fluffy, with a hint of cinnamon and plenty of blueberries in every bite. The maple crumble topping is sweet and crunchy, and it's the perfect finishing touch to these delicious muffins.
This cream cheese banana bread is a delicious twist on classic banana bread.
It's packed with walnuts to give it a crunchy texture, and the creamy cheese makes it fluffy and moist.
It's perfect for breakfast or a snack, and great for freezing and eating later.
13. OREO cheesecake
This OREO cheesecake is a clone of the popular Cheesecake Factory dessert. It's rich and creamy, with a layer of OREO cookies on top and easy to make.
The Oreo moist crumb crust is crunchy, and the cheesecake filling is smooth and fluffy.
This dessert is perfect for a special occasion or a crowd, and it can be made ahead of time and frozen, so it's perfect for entertaining.
These Yorkshire puddings are perfect if you have a weekend baking project and need a few ideas on fun things to bake that are beginner-friendly.
Yorkshire puddings are used in meat dishes with vegetables and gravy. The idea is to make a big one and fill it with the mean veg or make small ones.
They are easy to make with equal quantities of white/wheat flour, egg, and milk. They're light and airy with a lovely chewy dough, perfect for a Sunday roast dinner.
Delicious recipes don't get much better than fudge brownies, and these fudge dark chocolate brownies are ultra-rich and decadent!
They're made with a combination of bittersweet chocolate, espresso powder, and cocoa powder, and they're absolutely delicious.
These brownies are not for the faint of heart, but if you're looking for a truly indulgent dessert, these are the brownies for you.
This salted dark chocolate truffle cake is an ultra-decadent dessert perfect for a special occasion.
It's made with buttery chocolate and almond graham cracker crust, topped with a thick layer of chocolate ganache and finished with a sprinkling of flaked sea salt.
This cake is rich and delicious and will satisfy even the most die-hard chocolate lover.
This lemon raspberry sour cream pound cake is a delicious and easy dessert.
It's made with a Cake Mix, sour cream, eggs, raspberry jam, and lemon juice. It's then topped with a raspberry sauce and a lemon glaze.
This cake is moist and flavorful, and the raspberry and lemon combination is delicious. It's the perfect dessert for any occasion.
These chocolate-covered cherry cookies are a delicious and easy dessert.
They're made with a soft, chewy sugar cookie dough, filled with maraschino cherries and topped with a rich chocolate ganache.
They're fun to bake with the kids, and they make a great gift for the holidays.
These lemon raspberry pound cake muffins are a delicious and easy way to enjoy a classic flavor combination.
They're made with a moist and fluffy pound cake base, filled with raspberry jam, and topped with a tart lemon glaze.
They're perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a snack and are ready in 45 minutes!
This Jack Daniels pumpkin pie is a delicious twist on the classic Thanksgiving dessert.
It's made with a flaky pie crust, rich and creamy pumpkin filling, and topped with an oat streusel.
The pie is then finished with a maple whiskey whipped cream, making it the perfect dessert for any holiday gathering.
These sandwiched ginger snaps are a delicious and easy dessert to make at home with your kids.
They're made with a soft and chewy ginger snap cookie, filled with a tart lemon cream cheese filling and topped with a dusting of powdered sugar.
They make a great snack or dessert, and they're sure to be a hit with the whole family.
One of my favorite desserts is brownies, but they have to be gooey and rich in chocolate, and these rich brownies with a rocky road topping are truly unique.
They're made with a dense and fudgy brownie base, topped with marshmallows, chocolate chips, and walnuts.
Some people say they are the best brownies in the world! And I wouldn't argue with that statement!
We have quite a few banana and zucchini bread recipes on this list simply because they are easy to make for any home chef.
And they're great for mixing different ingredients like nuts, dried fruits, chocolate, and fresh fruits like this recipe with blueberries.
It's soo good and filled with juicy sweet blueberries. It's in my top 3 banana bread recipes of all time.
This Mississippi mud cake is a classic recipe perfect for any chocolate lover.
The brownie base is dense and fudgy, making it all the more indulgent, and then it's topped with marshmallows, semi-sweet chocolate chips, walnuts, and chocolate drizzle.
You'll be in chocolate heaven with this cake!
These cherry pie chimichangas are the perfect blend of sweet and tart.
The filling is made with cherry filling, sugar, and cream cheese, then it's all wrapped up in a flour tortilla and fried to perfection.
You can use apple pie filling to make apple pie chimichangas if you wanted or a even with a crushed pineapple filling. Whichever flavor you choose, you won't be disappointed with this Chimichangas recipe.
These almond joy brownies are similar to the other fudge brownies on our list but with tropical coconut and crunchy almond topping to with the chocolate goodness.
The brownie base is still dense and fudgy, but the addition of shredded coconut, chopped almonds, and chocolate chips make these brownies even more delicious.
You could make these brownies and the others on the list to give guests a variety of brownies to choose from!
These chocolate-dipped biscotti are a great choice if you want fun things to bake with to bake your kids.
They are easy to make with just 15 minutes of prep time required and minimal kitchen equipment.
The biscotti are dipped in melted chocolate and then sprinkled with chopped pistachios. Perfect served with tea and coffee.
These chocolate chip peanut butter cookies are classic cookie that is perfect for those who love peanut butter and chocolate.
The cookies are made with, brown sugar, peanut butter, and chocolate chip dough that is then rolled into balls and baked until golden brown.
The result is a chewy and delicious nutty flavor cookie that is perfect for any occasion.
This easy one-dish Blueberry cake is perfect for those who want a quick and easy dessert.
The cake is made with a buttery cake base and fresh blueberries. It's so simple to make and only requires one cast-iron skillet to combine the batter and bake it.
The cake is best served warm with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream.
They're chewy, nutty, chocolaty, and so good that you'll need to make a double batch of these oatmeal fudge bars!
One is never enough! The buttery chewy base with Bisquick and oats sets these fudge bars apart from all the other recipes, and the smooth chocolatey, nutty center is extremely indulgent.
Be careful though, because they are moreish and calorific at the same time.
If you ever wanted to make those delicious eclairs you always buy at the local patisserie, now is your chance with this homemade chocolate eclairs recipe.
They are made with a simple choux pastry that is filled with vanilla pastry cream and then dipped in a chocolate glaze.
They are light, fluffy, and so delicious! The perfect treat for any chocolate lover.
These gluten-free salted caramel Samoa bars are guaranteed to be a huge hit with your family and friends.
The chewy cookie base with coconut and the salted caramel sauce is pure heaven in every bite.
You'll want to make a double batch of these because they will go so fast!
And this dessert right here is my number 1 foolproof peanut butter chocolate pie recipe to make that tastes and looks amazing every time.
This pie has a store-bought pie crust, a rich and creamy peanut butter filling, and is decorated with chocolate ganache and creamy peanut butter.
It's easy to make and can be made ahead of time.
Baked turtle cheesecake is a delicious and decadent dessert that is perfect for any occasion.
The crunchy sweet crust with pecans and the caramel-flavored cheesecake batter combined with the silky chocolate sauce on top is mouth-wateringly good.
It's fun to make and sure to please anyone with a sweet tooth!
35. Carrot cake
Last on the list of things to bake is this festive carrot cake is moist, flavorful, and topped with a rich and creamy cream frosting.
The cake is made with a mixture of fresh carrots, raisins, and warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger to pair with the shredded carrot and orange zest.
It's one of the best cakes on this list and definitely carries a punch in flavor and light texture.
Try one of my comfort recipes for your next family meal! And if you have any questions, I'm here to help!