Vanilla Madeleines with Strawberry Glaze

Vanilla Madeleines with Strawberry Glaze

These sweet little vanilla Madeleines are a classic French dessert. The mini cakes are light, spongy and dipped in a strawberry glaze to add just a little sweetness for a fruity bite. They make the perfect treat to share with your loved ones for any special occasion. 

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding

This classic British dessert is sticky, gooey and spongy. Each individual pudding is drenched with a rich, warm toffee sauce and makes the perfect dessert to enjoy in the cooler months. Serve with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate pairing of a hot, cold contrast. 

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

This pumpkin swirl cheesecake is the perfect fall-inspired dessert. It’s smooth, rich, and creamy with warm, spiced flavours and pockets of pumpkin. Not to mention it has a crisp graham cracker crust (that we all love).

Plum Oat Crisp

Plum Oat Crisp

Ripe, plump plums take centre stage in this super easy plum oat crisp. Their natural sweetness is enhanced by rich brown sugar and a hint of all-spice. On top of the juicy filling is a crunchy oat topping – a blend of oats, butter, brown sugar and pecans – creating a balance of textures that’s as delightful to the palate as it is pleasing to the eye. You’re going to love this easy recipe!

Peach Tarte Tatin

Easy Peach Tarte Tatin

With only a handful of ingredients this peach tarte tatin will be the easiest summer dessert you make. Not to mention the most impressive! The caramelized peaches are baked underneath a crisp, flaky puff pastry crust and sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg for an added touch of flavour. 

Mini Almond Cherry Cakes

Mini Almond Cherry Cakes

These cute mini almond cherry cakes are a fun and easy way to enjoy the most of cherry season! Each little cake packs a burst of nutty almond flavour and a sweet, juicy cherry! Be warned though the cherry pits have not been removed!

Poached Pear Tarts

Poached Pear Tarts

These make ahead poached pear tarts are a beautiful treat to spoil any guest! The pears are poached in a white wine syrup, infusing them with a delicate, bright sweetness. This complements the buttery puff pastry and the nutty almond cream. It’s an elegant dessert, lovely for a special occasion or as a delightful way to end any meal. Make sure to read the entire recipe before starting so that you are well prepared.

Chocolate Coconut Cake

This chocolate coconut cake has 3 layers and has a soft and light chocolatey crumb. It’s slathered in coconut buttercream icing and covered in toasted, nutty coconut. It’s a fun change on a classic layered cake and is perfect for any occasion.

Lemon Cream

Lemon Cream

Lemon cream is a sweet, tangy, light and creamy dessert topping or filling that’s a cross between lemon curd and whipping cream. It has a soft, velvety texture and adds a pop of colour to many desserts. Not to mention it only has 4 ingredients!

Homemade Chocolate Wafer Cups

Homemade Chocolate Wafer Cups

Homemade chocolate wafer cups are fun, easy and make a super impressive dessert! These make ahead treats are essentially mini chocolate bowls that can be filled with a variety of fillings like ice cream, whipped cream, pudding, custard or fruit.

Basque 'Burnt' Cheesecake

Basque Cheesecake

This crustless, classic Basque ‘burnt’ cheesecake is hands down one of the easiest and most delicious cheesecakes you’ll ever make! It’s rich, ultra creamy and so sophisticated!

Mini Flourless Chocolate Cakes

These mini flourless cakes only have 7 ingredients and take no time to whip up. They are super moist, decadent, chocolatey and surprisingly light! The recipe makes 4 mini cakes or makes one large cake if your heart desires! They are also naturally dairy free and gluten free so everyone can enjoy dessert!

White Chocolate Raspberry Cake

White Chocolate Raspberry Cake

This white chocolate raspberry cake will be your most popular cake to serve for a special day or for the holidays. And that’s a promise! The cake has 3 layers, is filled with bursts of juicy sweet raspberries and is coated in a fluffy sweet white chocolate buttercream icing. To top it off, fresh raspberries are piled on top to create a show stopper of a dessert! 

Apple Cake

Apple Cake

Rustic yet elegant, you’re going to love this simple autumn apple cake! It’s light, moist with juicy apples and full of warm spices like cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon. This is the perfect cake to enjoy with a hot cup of tea on those cool fall mornings.

Baked Mini Pumpkin Doughnuts

Baked Mini Pumpkin Doughnuts

These little, baked mini pumpkin doughnuts are super fun and easy to make. They are moist, light yet dense and filled with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and rolled in sugar.

Peach Galette

Peach Galette

A galette is the lazy man’s version of a pie and is very forgiving! This is the perfect summer recipe to use fresh, juicy peaches. They are wrapped gently in a flaky, buttery pie pastry and baked until browned. Change out the fruit to make any flavour of galette you’d like and use this recipe as a guideline.

Grapefruit Bundt Cake

Grapefruit Bundt Cake

This grapefruit bundt cake is super moist, sweet, tart and makes the perfect treat. It has a light crumb and is packed with citrusy, fun notes of summer. Bundt cakes pair lovely with tea or coffee but this grapefruit cake screams for bright, fresh bubbles like Prosecco.

Cherry Creme Brûlée

Cherry Creme Brûlée

This simple cherry creme brûlée is silky and melts in your mouth. It has a delicate flavour of baked woody cherries and you’ll find little pieces of cherries throughout! The burnt sugary crisp topping finishes off the dessert and is what gives the creme brûlée its signature name!

Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry clafoutis is a super simple French classic recipe with sweet plump cherries baked in a buttery silky custard. It’s utterly divine and this dessert should be a must on your baking list!

Farm Fresh Strawberry Shortcakes

Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcakes

Enjoy these old fashioned strawberry shortcakes with buttery, flaky biscuits, sugared strawberries and light fluffy whipped cream! They make the perfect summer treat to enjoy the season’s arrival of fresh strawberries.

old fashioned strawberry rhubarb crisp with ginger

Old Fashioned Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Ginger

This old fashioned strawberry rhubarb crisp with ginger is a simple recipe with simple ingredients. The crumble is a mixture of large flaked oats, brown sugar and butter. The topping is crunchy with a rich buttery bit and is piled high on juicy sweet and tart fruits with a hint of fresh spicy notes from the ginger. This will forever be your favourite spring/summer crisp (and that’s a promise)!

Classic French Lemon Tart Recipe

French Lemon Tart

This is a traditional French lemon tart that’s perfectly tangy with a citrus curd filling and a buttery crisp crust. Simply top with whipped cream and fresh fruit or my favourite sugared blueberries!

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I'm a professional baker, recipe developer & photographer behind Baking For Friends. I specialize in classic & comforting baking. I hope you enjoy the recipes & find inspiration of your own to bring your family & friends together over home-cooked food!

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