Sharing 5 easy dessert ideas for the beginner or busy baker.
My friend suggested I not leave the kitchen, to do a load of laundry while I cream my butter, eggs and sugar.
She was trying to figure out why my recipes go sideways. I think I inherited it from my mother. And, I shared this story:
Every Easter my mom baked a bunny cake with a Wilton bunny cake form (like this one).
She probably baked 15 bunnies one year switching out cake mixes and inserting plastic straws to keep Mr. Rabbit’s neck in traction.
But back to the mixer tutorial from my friend.
Apparently, there is a legitimate reason to keep the wet and dry ingredients separate.
A friend explained this to me the other night and my argument was, “But, how do the dry and wet ingredients know they were not added separately?
Because I have a habit of ingredient substitutions & an unattended Kitchenaid mixer, I want to share 5 fairly fail-proof desserts.
So today I am sharing 5 simple dessert recipes to fake it until you make it in the kitchen.
Whatever your dream dessert you will have 5 backup plans until you nail your favorite Pinterest cake.
5 DESSERT IDEAS FOR THE BEGINNER BAKER
I have been in this beginner baker stage for decades. Once in a while, I pull one-off, but let’s say there are a lot of creative angles to capture that bundt cake.
Which is where I begin.
1.Bundt Cakes: I love a bundt cake. As long as you remember to really grease (spray) those grooves a bundt cake is very forgiving.
I mean the middle is already out of the equation so you don’t have to worry about it sinking into the middle.
I treated myself to this Made in USA bundt pan for fall. It’s my version of my mon’s Wilton bunny cake pan.
2. 3 Ingredient Treats: There is no shame in a dessert that includes three ingredients.
These are great to deliver and the presentation is easy. The best part is I can rattle off the ingredients like a boss (baker)!
3. Layered Dessert Bars
Oh my this is my go-to dessert when I need something easy. Dessert bars are dense, layered ingredients. When you layer with coconut or melted chocolate it forgives the hot mess that is closer to the bottom of the pan. Here is a popular dessert bar recipe on my blog.
I knocked it out of the park a few years ago with a bag of Rolos and raspberries. The hardest part was not eating the unwrapped Rolos. M&M’s are another go-to candy-based recipe.
5. Cake Cover-Ups
As you perfect a cake and master the icing remember this trick. Coconut, sprinkles and M&M’s cover a multitude of challenges.
This coconut cake tasted amazing but there were a few challenges on the pan dis-mount.
Pin for later please!
Before you go you may enjoy my recipe page with all my favorites and a few fails!