20 Baking Recipes You Should Know

Baked goods make any meal better! Here are all the homemade baking recipes you should know: bread, biscuits, muffins, cakes, cookies, brownies, and more!

Baking recipes

What’s are all the baking recipes you should know? We’re here to help! Baked goods make any meal better: right? From a flaky buttermilk biscuit to pair with a hearty soup, to a gooey chocolate cookie cake to end the meal with a treat, there are so many sweet and savory baked goods to master! Here are the types of recipes you’ll find in this list:

  • Breads and quick breads
  • Biscuits and scones
  • Muffins
  • Cakes
  • Pies
  • Cookies
  • Brownies
  • Fruit Cobblers & Crisps

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Applesauce Cake

Applesauce Spice Cake (No Bowl!)

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


This applesauce cake is perfectly moist, scented with cinnamon and brown sugar: and you mix the entire dough in the cake pan. It’s a baking recipe with no mixing bowls required!



  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (or homemade applesauce)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
  2. Put the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into the baking pan. Use a fork to thoroughly mix the ingredients together.
  3. Use your hands to make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients. Into the hole, crack the egg and add the olive oil, yogurt, applesauce, and vanilla. Use a fork to mix the ingredients together until smooth and blended. Smooth the top of the batter with the side of a butter knife.
  4. Bake until the cake is fairly firm when you press lightly at its center and a toothpick inserted int the middle has no wet batter sticking to it, 25 to 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and leave on the counter to cool completely, 1 hour. Leave the cake in the pan. Dust with powdered sugar. Cut into pieces and use a small spatula to lift them from the pan.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Baking Recipes

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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