Easy Bake Lovin'! 10 Foolproof Baking Recipes To Try Today

Easy Bake Lovin'!  10 Foolproof Baking Recipes To Try Today
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It's the perfect time of year for baking...but it can be so intimidating. For anyone who feels like their oven is cursed, fear no more. Baking can be simple and fun and nothing beats a meal or dessert fresh from the oven.

To help conquer your fear, here are recipes with some tricks to make baking so much easier. Featuring sweet and savory dishes, you may find become more attached to your oven than ever before.

Baked Ziti

Ziti is a great way to dip your toe into the baking world. It's really hard to mess up since pasta, sauce, and cheese are pretty much delicious in any form. Plus, the cheese on top makes it easy to tell when it's done. If it's not melted, keep it in there, when it starts to get small spots of browning, take it out! 

Get the recipe from Trial and Eater.

Boston Cream Poke Cake

We know what you're thinking - that "Boston cream ANYTHING" doesn't sound easy to make! How do you cut the cakes in half? How do you make a custard? What's with that super thin shiny chocolate on top? Well, this recipe couldn't be any easier. Using a box cake mix and vanilla pudding, this cake is all the tastiness of Boston Cream with no hassle. Also, poke cakes are great for beginning bakers. It doesn't matter if it turns out a little dry, you're always going to add a pudding or fruit compote, sometimes even just sweetened condensed milk, which turn your cake into a moist delight.

Get the recipe at Frugal Coupon Living.

Tuna Casserole

Casseroles may seem old fashioned, but they're always an easy, comforting meal. This recipe from Six Dollar Family adds a lot of flavor to your typical tuna casserole and even offers a chicken casserole option.

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies and getting them straight out of the oven is the absolute best. Plus, they're surprisingly easy. You have some wiggle room with these cookies. If they're a little overdone, it just means they're crispy. A little underdone just makes them soft. A tip, take the cookies out of the oven when they still look a little under baked. They continue to cook a bit out of the oven and get a touch harder as they cool.

Get the recipe at The Baking Chocolate.

Summer Jumble Fruit Crumble

Crumbles are practically bullet proof. You just throw fruits with some cornstarch and sugar in a baking dish and top it with and easy oatmeal crumb topping. Then, bake it till the crumble begins to brown. This recipe from The View from Great Island even lets you switch out fruits to suit your tastes or what you have on hand.


Another old school classic, if you haven't made meatloaf in awhile, the time is now. Meatloaf is quick to throw together and very easy to bake. A tip, always use a timer when baking. Even you think you'll remember, forgetting that there's something in the oven is the biggest baking fail! By setting a timer, you take away the biggest obstacle. 

Just follow the instructions from Whimsical September and it'll turn out great every time.

Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Trifle

Trifles are super easy and similar to the poke cake, the use of pudding and whipped cream keep any kind of cake moist. This recipe uses boxed brownie mix and pudding. Don't feel any shame about box mixes! When you're just getting started, it's best to keep things as simple as possible so you don't get overwhelmed.

Get the recipe at How Sweet It Is

Mixed Berry Crumb Bars

It's always great to have a portable baked good and this one works for after dinner or at breakfast. Similar to a crumble, but this is compact with a more solid fruit mixture. Still easy and great for a snack, get the recipe at Celebrating Sweets.

Bread Pudding

Bread pudding doesn't often show up on our tables, but it's such a delicious, easy treat. One, you get to use stale bread. What's better than recycling? Two, it's incredibly easy to bake. If it's a little over or underdone, it's still fantastic.

Get the recipe at Cooking for Smiles.

Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Now that you're more comfortable with baking, these upside down cupcakes are a great little challenge. They're still simple and making cupcakes rather than a full cake makes it easier to flip upside down. If you'd rather not worry about flipping your baked good, you can just make pineapple cupcakes, grill pineapple rings in a pan with some brown sugar and butter, then take out your cupcakes and put your beautifully browned pineapple rings on top.

Get the recipe at The Domestic Rebel.

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