5 Best baking blogs

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I don't know about you, but I would choose baking a cake over cooking dinner any day. To help me come up with fresh ideas, I refer to these five baking blogs — all updated almost daily — for inspiration, and I hope you will, too!

Little pieces of heaven for bakers

As a baker, it can be difficult coming up with new and unique ideas when the mood for something sweet strikes. As good as Funfetti cake from a box is, even that gets old. Next time you're deciding what to bake — whether for yourself (we won't tell) or as a treat for co-workers — don't hesitate to check out one, or all, of these top five baking blogs. Trust us, you won't regret it!

1

Bakerella

Cake pops by Bakerella

We love the catchy name of her blog — Bakerella — and all the delicious treats and recipes she shares. Blog author, Angie, is actually the creator of cupcake pops! She provides dozens of recipes and variations to the bite-size snack and also has recipes for everything from cakes and pies to brownies and cheesecakes. Her blog is full of fantastic photos showcasing her sweet treats and superb creativity. She even has a book — Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Treats — featuring all things cake pops. Take a look, you'll be glad you did!

2

SprinkleBakes

Cake from SprinkleBakes

Heather — author of SprinkleBakes — comes from a background of fine arts and painting, and you can tell she lets her creativity shine throughout all of her recipes. Here, she shares her own unique original recipes, family recipes and adaptations of her favorite recipes. Basically, she's got it all — from coconut cappuccino muffins to pecan pie taffy to blue velvet cupcakes (who says they have to be red?!). She released a book last year — SprinkleBakes: Dessert Recipes to Inspire Your Inner Artist — showcasing her best, most creative recipes. If you're looking for creative inspiration, SprinkleBakes is the blog for you!

3

Lovin' From the Oven

Lovin’ From the Oven

A personal favorite, Lovin' From the Oven, is a blog not just of baked goods, but of easy delicious meals, too! Not to take away from the baking — blog author, Kim, does share more than 100 unique cookie recipes — but we like that she mixes it up. She also shares real-life stories in between all of her beautiful photographs of mouthwatering treats. This makes her relatable, and we love it! If you're looking for a blog of daily desserts and easy recipes, plus looking to get to know a wonderful person, Kim's blog is for you!

4

Joy the Baker

Joy the Baker -- chocolate cream filled vanilla donut

Joy the Baker has been blogging for more than five years now, so her recipe index is full — and we love it! She's got everything from chocolate cream filled vanilla donuts (pictured above) and chai-spiced cinnamon rolls to gluten-free chocolate and peanut butter pudding and vegan dark chocolate dipped sugar cones. Her blog truly meets every type of eaters' needs, and she has a book — Joy the Baker Cookbook. Oh yeah, and any blogger that has a specific section designated for recipes containing booze is right up our alley!

5

Brown Eyed Baker

Brown Eyed Baker -- homemade Snickers and Cherry coke float

Michelle of Brown Eyed Baker says it's perfectly acceptable to eat dessert first, and we couldn't agree more! Her most popular recipes include homemade snickers (yum!), cherry Coke float cupcakes, grasshopper mint chocolate bark and a layered red velvet cheesecake. In addition to her one-of-a-kind baked goods, she shares recipes for meals, too — such as Cajun shrimp macaroni and cheese. Michelle's self-taught, making her recipes doable for both novice and expert bakers alike — so don't be afraid to tackle a recipe or two of hers!

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Comments on "5 Best baking blogs"

Nancy April 06, 2014 | 1:48 PM

I have been trying to find a low carb, wheat free bread recipe. The ones I have tried all tend to be "mushy" in places. Can you give me some suggestions for firming up the texture. (I was using ground flaxseed in the recipe.)

Whiterose February 19, 2014 | 6:00 PM

Well, I see you know a lot of cakes, do you know any easy recipe to make a chocolate cake? Because I want to do something special to my boyfriend but I´m a disaster in the kitchen!! help me!!!:D

Rosvitha January 11, 2014 | 11:46 AM

These blogs are so awesome and they really deserve to be among the best. I am visiting them from time to time and I like them! So many nice pictures and tasty recipes...Here is a smile for them :-)

Roland December 24, 2013 | 12:10 PM

Never use PAM or any cooking spray that has Lecithin as one of the ingredients. It negates any non-stick surface and alters the baking time and consistency of any crusts. It is death to Bundt cakes and those ornamental pans. Whenever possible use only real ingredients like butter. Ask any pastry chef or artisan bread baker. Thanks

Lizzie July 24, 2013 | 6:40 AM

I frequent all five of these blogs and they are all wonderful and personable. But I have to say that I'm surprised Bakingdom isn't on here. Her blog has so much personality and a myriad of wonderful desserts to try! :) Wonderful list though and I recommend all of them. And for the cake makers out there I'd also say check out Sweetapolita and I am baker. (amazing cake creations) Happy Baking to all!!!!

Sandy July 06, 2013 | 8:21 AM

I have a question. My mom always made me peanut cake for my birthday. Three different relatives gave me three different recipes for this cake, all claiming it was her recipe. The difference is: one has shortening, one has margarine and one has oil. Are these three ingredients interchangeable in a cake?

Malina June 24, 2013 | 5:02 PM

Lynn, if you eat eggs I´d add an egg. Otherwise use some flaxmeal mixed with water. The last option is to use xantham gum. But use only a tiny bit,and increase the amount of moist ingredients in the recipe. Hope that helps :)

Lynn June 22, 2013 | 6:18 PM

I've been making a gluten free breakfast bar for a while, but lately it's turning out super crumbly. Not sure what to do... Any suggestions? I'm thinking that using a little less flour might help. Thanks for your help!

Shelley February 21, 2013 | 1:53 PM

Awesome!! I'm always on the hunt for delicious baked goods. I'm totally going to start reading these blogs. Thanks for the suggestions.

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