5 Easy to Bake Desserts
For all those people who have a real sweet tooth and like to spend their time in the kitchen playing with the oven, it seems like there aren’t enough recipes to make. If you’re taking your first steps into the baking game but you still want to shake things up with original recipes, here are 5 ultra easy to bake desserts that take only a few ingredients and no more than an hour to make.
Nutella-center chocolate chip cookies
The cookies everybody loves and remembers with an unusual spin. These Nutella-center chocolate chip cookies take less than 30 minutes to make. The main ingredients are the usual: 1 cup unsalted melted butter, 1 cup brown sugar, 2 eggs, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 2 tsp cornstarch, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt, 1 cup chocolate chips and of course Nutella (1 cup). First freeze 24 heaps of Nutella (about 2 tsp each) on a baking sheet for about 20 minutes. Combine the remaining ingredients together to form the dough and chill the dough for 15 minutes. When ready to bake, scoop out large portions of dough and place the frozen Nutella inside (make sure to cover the Nutella completely with dough). Bake for 8 minutes at 375 degrees for a chunky recipe the kids will love.
Cinnamon monkey bread
One of the most practical desserts is a cinnamon monkey bread, not only for beginner bakers but also for people who have little time and want to bake a cake that impresses their guests. This bread only calls for 2 packs of cinnamon rolls dough, ½ cup white sugar, 1 ½ tsp cinnamon, ½ cup unsalted melted butter, ¼ cup brown sugar and 2 Tbsp honey. Cut the cinnamon rolls dough into quarters and coat with a mixture of the white sugar and cinnamon. Place it in a greased 13x9 pan and top evenly with a mixture of the remaining ingredients. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes. The best thing about this type of bread is that, the messier you make it the tastier it’ll look in the end!
If you only have half-an hour to pull something together for a dinner party or a kids’ lunch, this is the dessert to make. Buy some pre-made pie dough, create a delicious cherry filling with natural cherries and marmalade -or you can buy canned pie filling- and get a couple of eggs. Create the base of your pie with the pie dough, fill it generously with your cherry filling, create and design the topping with more pie dough and make an egg wash (whisking egg and water together) to glaze the pie before baking.
Quick Victoria sponge
There’s always a cake that you need to have in your repertoire for those unexpected visits or cake sales at the kids’ school. Baking the quick Victoria sponge takes only 25 minutes + a few more to cool off. The ingredients are as simple as 2 ½ cups softened butter, 1 ½ cups white sugar, 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 6 eggs, 6 Tbsp milk and strawberry filling for the cake (you can get the filling pre-made at the store). The good thing about this cake is that it can be made into different variations if you prefer a different flavor other than strawberry. To make the cake, mix together all the ingredients and pour into 2 greased 8” round pans and bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. Cool the cakes. Put one cake layer on a platter, add the filling (you can also add a layer of whipped cream if you like) and then top with the other cake layer. Sprinkle the top with some powdered sugar.
Four-ingredient peanut butter cookies
The easiest cookies ever! For these peanut butter cookies you’ll only need 3/4 cup of peanut butter, 1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk, 1 tsp vanilla and 2 cups Bisquick. Not only is this recipe easy, the fact that it doesn’t contain eggs or butter is unbelievable! Whisk it all together and make small balls from the cookie dough to place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes and you’ll have the simplest cookies ready to serve for an afternoon tea.
Baking pastries is a no-brainer, and with these desserts at hand you’ll have no trouble being the chef of the family and bringing in the sweet treats at family gatherings. So don’t hesitate and get to baking these delicacies!