Baby Shower Party Recipes

Planning a baby shower party for a friend? Don't miss these cute cake and cupcake ideas, appetizers, finger food, and more delicious recipes!

Staff Picks

Coconut-Sugar Hummingbird Cake

This classic southern cake can be over-the-top sweet. Enter coconut sugar, a sweetener from the sap of the coconut tree's flower buds. While it has no coconut flavor, it does bring a caramelized, almost savory complexity to baked goods. It's perfect in a cake that's plenty sweet (as well as moist), thanks to the fresh banana and pineapple. This recipe appears in our cookbook, "A New Way to Bake" (Clarkson Potter).

Vanilla Pound Cake

Rating: 3.35 stars
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How sweet it is—pound cake from scratch in three simple steps! We've added vanilla to our recipe for an extra hint of flavor!

Creamy Lemon Squares

Rating: 3.56 stars
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The creamy lemon squares of your dreams take just 15 minutes of prep: Stir together a mere three ingredients to create a sunny, puckery filling for the buttery shortbread crust in this dessert.

Classic Cream Puffs

The foundation of the perfect cream puff is light, airy pâte à choux, which is made with eggs, flour, and butter. Once the cream puffs are shaped and baked, they're filled with a rich homemade pastry cream.

Banana-Blueberry Smoothie

Rating: 3.68 stars
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Whip up this three-ingredient healthy smoothie recipe with just three ingredients—nonfat plain yogurt, banana, and frozen blueberries. Feel free to substitute the blueberries with any other frozen fruit you like.

Lemon Cake

Rating: 3.54 stars
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This cheery lemon cake is perfect for festive occasions. Top it off with our Whipped Frosting that's the perfect light and fluffy complement to this moist cake.

Blueberry Scones

Rating: 3.43 stars
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Sweet-tart fresh blueberries are showcased in every bite of these light, fluffy scones accented with lemon zest.

Cream-Cheese Pound Cakes

Rating: 3.58 stars
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For best results, bake these cakes at least a day before serving. Store, wrapped in plastic, for up to three days at room temperature, or freeze for up to three months.

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 3.25 stars
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Pull a fast one on the kids: In just 10 minutes, whip up the dough for these sweet, crunchy treats made with whole-wheat flour. Many recipes for baked goods can be tweaked to use equal parts whole-wheat and all-purpose flours, without losing flavor or texture.

Raisin Bran Muffins

Rating: 3.5 stars
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Stir up this batch of hearty, low-fat morning treats. Kissed with brown sugar, they're moist and taste more indulgent than they are.

Watermelon Punch and Bowl

Rating: 3.41 stars
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Hollowed watermelon becomes a rustic serving bowl for a drink made with its juice, ensuring nothing goes to waste.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Brunch-Themed Baby Shower Recipes

For the mom-to-be who thinks brunch is a way of life, celebrate new life with a brunch-themed baby shower full of delectable dishes. These are the best recipes to make for the party.

Rainbow Cake

Rating: 3.71 stars
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This colorful layer cake from "Whisk Kid" blogger Kaitlin Flannery is ideal for a child's birthday party, or any time you want to make a big impression.