Whisk and Whip: A Baker’s Joy of 27 Cakes, Muffins, and Breads

Explore this collection of delightful desserts and mouth-watering muffins! From the autumnal charm of an Apple Walnut Cake to the zesty twist of Lemon Blueberry Bread, there’s something for every palate. The Pineapple Upside Down Cake is also a must-try. Date Nut Muffins offer a rich, satisfying bite, while the Cherry Rhubarb Crisp and Rum Cake promise a burst of unique flavors. Check out these 27 gems!

Apple Walnut Cake

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This yummy Apple Walnut Cake is a beloved family treat. Packed with juicy apples, warm cinnamon, and crispy walnuts, it’s a delightful, moist dessert. Pair it with a dollop of vanilla ice cream for an extra treat. The cake’s moisture is a standout feature, and the autumnal flavors are an absolute joy! Get the Recipe: Apple Walnut Cake

Lemon Blueberry Bread

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My Lemon Blueberry Bread recipe is a vegan-friendly personal favorite. The zesty lemon and sweet blueberry flavors blend harmoniously, making it a delightful addition to your morning spread. Originally, it called for millet, but I found it too crunchy. So, I crafted my own version, omitting it for a smoother texture. Get the Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Bread

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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Making a tasty Pineapple Upside Down Cake is simpler than it seems. The cake is bursting with pineapple taste and crowned with caramelized pineapples and cherries. It might look challenging, but trust us, it’s a breeze! It’s so easy that we almost feel bad calling it a recipe! Get the Recipe: Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Date Nut Muffins

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You’re in for a treat with this Date Nut Muffin recipe. They’re so wonderfully moist and filling; one might just be enough! But you’ll likely be tempted by a second, just not right away. Packed with dates, prunes, raisins, butter, flour, egg, baking soda, salt, and walnuts, they’re a surefire hit. These muffins are incredibly moist, delicious, and easy to whip up. Get the Recipe: Date Nut Muffins

Cherry Rhubarb Crisp

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Here’s a simple recipe for Cherry Rhubarb Crisp. It’s a blend of sweet, tart, and buttery goodness. Adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream makes it a perfect summer treat! Back in the day, my grandma would whip up two pies from our big rhubarb plant: a delicious rhubarb pie and a delightful strawberry rhubarb pie. Get the Recipe: Cherry Rhubarb Crisp

Rum Cake

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If you want a cake that’s bursting with flavor and has a unique twist, try Rum Cake. It’s loaded with nutty and sweet tastes and a bit of booze for an extra kick. Whether it’s a cozy dinner or a big birthday bash, this cake is sure to steal the show. Pair it with coffee or make it the star of your celebration; rum cake leaves a lasting impression. Get the Recipe: Rum Cake

Pumpkin Roll

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Libby’s Pumpkin Roll is a beloved autumn treat, especially for those who adore pumpkin spice. This moist delight is filled with a creamy frosting rolled into a tempting spiral. It’s fitting for many occasions, from the arrival of pumpkin spice season to holiday gatherings like Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you desire a tasty yet simple-to-make dessert, this is the one. With its tender pumpkin cake, luscious frosting, and charming swirl, it’s bound to win your heart as a new favorite. Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Roll

Cranberry Orange Muffins

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If you’re hunting for that oh-so-right mix of sweet and tangy, check out these Cranberry Orange Muffins. Seriously, every bite has cranberries that pop with flavor. And guess what? Whipping them up is a breeze! Not only are they super tasty, but they’ve also got that satisfying, hearty feel. Get the Recipe: Cranberry Orange Muffins

Whoopie Pie Cake

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Looking for a twist on those adorable little Whoopie Pies? Try out this Whoopie Pie Cake recipe! It’s all about that rich chocolate layered with creamy frosting. Trust me, it’s the birthday cake everyone’s been asking for in our house! Get the Recipe: Whoopie Pie Cake

Easy Pumpkin Muffins

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These Pumpkin Muffins nail it in terms of texture! You know, that soft, moist goodness that makes you go “Mmm!”? Well, these pumpkin muffins are that good. Dive in below, and I’ll show you how to whip up these little delights. Ready? Let’s get baking! Get the Recipe: Easy Pumpkin Muffins

Creamy Cheesecake

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This Creamy Cheesecake “hits” differently. The creaminess? Next level. So much so you might get a little emotional. And while it’s richer and more satisfying than a no-bake or even a New York Cheesecake, it strikes the perfect balance of sweetness. It’s not too over the top, just spot on. Dive into the world of perfect cheesecake! Get the Recipe: Creamy Cheesecake

Double Chocolate Muffins

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Craving some Double Chocolate goodness to kick off your morning? You’re in the right place! In just under 30 minutes, you can whip up these delicious chocolate muffins, ideal for a quick breakfast or a lavish treat. What makes them so special? It’s the rich dark chocolate chips and the luxurious flavor from premium cocoa powder. These muffins will redefine your chocolate standards! Get the Recipe: Double Chocolate Muffins

Lemon Loaf

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Have you ever tasted a Lemon Bread that takes you right back to childhood memories? This recipe is a cherished one in our family. The bread alone? Super tasty. But drizzle that lemon sauce over it, and you’re in for an unbeatably moist and flavorful treat. My grandmother was the mastermind behind this gem. One bite and I was hooked for life. Get the Recipe: Lemon Loaf

Morning Glory Muffins

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Chef Pam McKinstry crafted these special Morning Glory Muffins at her Morning Glory Café on Nantucket Island. They stand out with a fluffy and satisfying bite, perfect with your morning brew. Their uniqueness shines with less sugar and oil than most recipes, ensuring a delightful yet healthier treat. Get the Recipe: Morning Glory Muffins

Chocolate Pistachio Cake

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Craving something decadent? Try this Chocolate Pistachio Cake recipe. It’s incredibly moist and flavorful with a unique layer of Fluff. While some might associate Fluff with kids’ treats, I firmly believe that age shouldn’t dictate our food choices. After all, I always have a jar ready at home. Get the Recipe: Chocolate Pistachio Cake

Cherry Coffee Cake with Streusel

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Whip up a Cherry Coffee Cake featuring a scrumptious streusel topping! It’s a breeze with cherry pie filling, and it’s always a hit. This isn’t your typical yeast-dough Danish; think more of a thin slice of cake crowned with crumbly goodness. While you could drizzle a powdered sugar glaze on top, it’s delightfully sweet on its own. Get the Recipe: Cherry Coffee Cake with Streusel

Tahini Banana Bread

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Whip up a slice of Tahini Banana Bread, blending smoky tahini with the sugary charm of overripe bananas. Perfect for a chilly winter pick-me-up or any season’s treat. Plus, with an almond flour foundation and macadamia oil subbing for butter, it’s a win for the gluten-free and dairy-free crowd. Get the Recipe: Tahini Banana Bread

Pistachio Muffins

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These Pistachio Muffins hit the sweet spot with their subtle yet delightful flavor. Throw in some chocolate chips and chopped pistachios, and you’ve got a treat that’s perfect not just for breakfast but also as a snack or a dessert. Everyone loves them! Get the Recipe: Pistachio Muffins

Cranberry Orange Bread

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Cranberry Orange Bread isn’t just your regular loaf; it’s a festive delight, perfect for the holidays. Infused with a zesty orange punch and loaded with fresh cranberries, this sweet bread boasts a crunchy turbinado sugar topping. Ideal for holiday feasts or as a gorgeous gift, its vibrant flavors and appearance are sure to impress. Get the Recipe: Cranberry Orange Bread

Peach Crisp

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Craving a peachy treat? Check out this Peach Crisp recipe. Perfectly sweet on its own, it’s a hit with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Quick to prepare, it’s ready in under 45 minutes and stays fresh in the fridge for days. Enjoy the fruity goodness! Get the Recipe: Peach Crisp

Spelt Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Looking for a standout muffin recipe? Try these sprouted Spelt Chocolate Chip Muffins. They’re not only scrumptious and packed with chocolate chips but also boast fewer carbs and a lower glycemic index than your standard flour muffins. What’s the secret? It’s all in the spelt flour. It’s low-glycemic, easy to digest, rich in protein, and high in fiber. Plus, it gives a hearty taste without that heavy feeling whole wheat often leaves behind. Get the Recipe: Spelt Chocolate Chip Muffins

Rainbow Cake

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Rainbow Cake is a vintage treat that’s been a family hit for years. These jello-based cakes are light and breezy, making them a top pick for those sizzling summer shindigs. Sure, they need some patience with the layering and setting, but the outcome? Totally worth it. Fruity and fresh, they’re gluten and dairy-free. (But if you’re sugar-conscious, steer clear – Jello has quite a lot of sugar.) This unique cake is ideal for colorful kids’ parties or any special event! Get the Recipe: Rainbow Cake

Pumpkin Bread

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Looking for the ultimate Pumpkin Bread? Our family’s recipe is a winner—moist, richly spiced, and downright delicious. Whether you slather it with cream cheese or savor it plain, it’s pure delight. Honestly, it’s my all-time favorite sweet bread. And the scent? I think it’s the cloves that take me right back to cherished memories. Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Bread

Oat Bran Muffins

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Have you ever bitten into an Oat Bran Muffin that’s the perfect blend of moist and flavorful yet not too sugary? Well, that’s exactly what these are! Eating healthy can indeed be tasty. Trust me, a little butter on top, and you’re in for a delightful treat. These muffins are both satisfying and packed with flavor! Get the Recipe: Oat Bran Muffins

Lemon Raspberry Bread

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Looking for a new dessert favorite? Try this Lemon Raspberry Bread – it’s moist, packed with flavor, and a breeze to make. Plus, it’s gluten-free and vegan since we’re skipping the eggs. And a little tip? Frozen raspberries work best; they’re sturdier than fresh ones. Get the Recipe: Lemon Raspberry Bread

New England Apple Cider Cake

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Dive into this New England Apple Cider Cake, and you’re in for a treat. It’s so moist and flavorful that you might be tempted to keep one batch just for yourself. And while I’m not one for glazing, the apple cider drizzle on this is irresistible. The secret? Reducing the cider to amplify its taste. Get the Recipe: New England Apple Cider Cake

Lemon Curd Bars

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These Lemon Curd Bars hit the sweet spot with their oatmeal crust and just the right amount of lemony goodness. While many coffee shop or online versions drown in excessive lemon curd, these are perfectly balanced. Honestly, given the choice, I might even choose lemon over chocolate – that’s how much I adore lemon-infused treats! Get the Recipe: Lemon Curd Bars

21 Vodka Drinks That Will Rock Your Next Party

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Explore our exclusive selection of vodka drinks perfect for any occasion. From classic martinis to creative cocktails, find your next favorite with our easy-to-follow recipes. Whether you’re a vodka aficionado or just looking for a refreshing mix, our tips and tricks will elevate your home bartending game. GET THE RECIPE

Hot Air Great Fare – 27 Air Fryer Recipes

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The kitchen has a new star: the air fryer. It’s changed the game, making cooking easier without the mess of pans and ovens. This wonder gadget uses hot air to make your favorite foods crispy and delicious. Ready for some magic in the kitchen? Check out these 27 air fryer recipes that will take you on a tasty adventure where simplicity meets flavor. GET THE RECIPES

17 Must-Try Side Dishes That Will Please Everyone

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If you’re setting up for a family meal or a special holiday dinner or want to spice up your everyday eating, our tasty side dishes are here to hit the spot. We’ve got everything from the cozy goodness of Creamy Mac and Cheese to the fresh twist of Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini. Explore our handpicked selection to find a variety of tastes and textures that will take your dining experience up a notch and spark your kitchen creativity. GET THE RECIPES

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From lighting up stages with her BA in theater to food journalist, Elaine Benoit's journey is a testament to passion's transformative power. As the CEO of Dishes Delish, she offers a blend of healthy, comforting recipes and exquisitely crafted cocktails. Beyond the kitchen, Elaine voiced her culinary adventures on her podcast, "Dishing," and co-owns Food Blogger Help, extending her expertise to guide budding food bloggers to success. Whether it's for a heartwarming dish or insights into food blogging, Elaine's diverse experiences make her a beacon in the culinary digital landscape.

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  1. Another winning post, Elaine. I can’t wait to work my way through this list! I’ll start with the date nut muffins recipe since I adore dates!

    1. Aww, thanks, Joyce. You are the best. And the date nut muffins was my mom’s favorite recipe and I grew up with them.

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