Quick baking recipes are made in no time at all thanks to time savers like cake mixes, canned dough, and other tricks.
Baking is not normally a sprint. It can actually be quite the marathon. But sometimes, there is just no time for a long, drawn-out baking recipe. These quick baking recipes use shortcuts like cake mix, canned doughs, and self-rising flour to make it quick and easy to bake up a homemade delight.
Cake Mix Quick Baking Recipes
Cake Mix Cookies are cake mix cookies that are easy to make with any cake mix and only a few other ingredients.
Poke Cake recipes make for easy and delicious desserts. You can follow the directions on this Pumpkin Patch Orange Poke Cake Recipe but use any flavor of Jell-O, cake, and frosting you like. Poke cakes are often frosted with a tub of whipped cream making it even quicker to make.
Make Salted Caramel Apple Bars with cake mix, oatmeal, and fresh apples for a delicious apple dessert.
These Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls are made with a yellow cake mix and yeast in under an hour. Frost with a homemade cream cheese frosting or a store-bought frosting.
Don’t skip the cookie mixes! You can doctor up a cookie mix and make a fancy dessert like Easy Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling.
Canned Crescent and Cinnamon Roll Quick Recipes
Pumpkin isn’t just for fall and Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are a quick and delicious dessert thanks to canned crescent rolls.
A Cherry Cheese Danish Wreath is not just for the holidays. It is quick to bake with canned crescent rolls filled with cream cheese and cherries. You can switch out the cherries for another canned fruit.
S’mores monkey bread is quick to make with canned cinnamon rolls, marshmallows, chocolate, and of course graham crackers.
Make an easy Apple Slab Pie with a canned cinnamon rolls crust and store-bought (or homemade) apple pie filling. Top with a cream cheese drizzle for a quick easy apple pie.
Don’t underestimate what you can do with a can of cinnamon rolls, either. With a little bit of creativity and you can create Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls, Santa Hat Cinnamon Rolls, Turkey Cinnamon Rolls, or a Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree.
Refrigerated cookie dough also makes for quick baking recipes. Use refrigerated cookie dough to make a Cookie Fruit Pizza. Top with homemade cream cheese frosting and fresh sliced fruit to create a colorful dessert. (Just skip the Easter egg shape and bake on a round pizza pan.)
Quick Baking Bar Recipes
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are easy to make using a cake mix and powdered peanut butter.
You only need 3 ingredients to make Magic Bars. You basically just dump and bake and the layers magically appear.
Quick Cakes and Bread Recipes
Nothing says quick and easy like a one-bowl sheet cake recipe like this One Bowl Pumpkin Sheet Cake Recipe.
Flourless Chocolate Cake is a quick gluten-free baking recipe. It is covered in easy ganache.
Use fresh peaches, a box cake mix, and gelatin to whip an Easy Summer Peach Cake. To make it quicker, skip the homemade frosting and us a tub of whipped topping or store-bought frosting.
This 3 Ingredient Pineapple Bread Recipe uses self-rising flour to help give it a lift! Make with crushed or diced pineapple.
Bake Peach Bread using a similar recipe. Make them in mini mason jars for a quick picnic treat.
Quick Pie Recipes
Pies in general are actually quite quick to bake even when making a homemade pie crust and filling. Rustic pies are even quicker. Rustic Blueberry Fruit Tart can be made using a homemade pie crust or store-bought one. It has a simple filling making it quick to make.
You can use the same method to make an Easy Strawberry Peach Crostata Recipe.
Quick No-Bake Recipes
Sometimes the quickest baking recipes are the no-bake ones. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Scotcheroos are so delicious no one will care that you didn’t bake them. You can turn Rice Krispy Treats into fun shapes like Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats.