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!

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Lemony Angel Food Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 136
Remember Mom's heavenly angel food cake? Ours has the same ethereal texture (due to egg whites) but with a bright burst of lemon flavor, thanks to fresh juice and zest. Fluffy citrus cream frosting and pretty candied lemon "daffodils" make it an even more memorable 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.

Vanilla Pound Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 2324
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: 3.5 stars 376
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.

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).

Banana-Blueberry Smoothie

Rating: 3.5 stars 344
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.

Raisin Bran Muffins

Rating: 3.5 stars 353
Stir up this batch of hearty, low-fat morning treats. Kissed with brown sugar, they're moist and taste more indulgent than they are.

Elephant Ear Cookies

Rating: 3.5 stars 52
Making elephant ear cookies is easier than their coiled design might suggest. Spread the pecan-cinnamon mixture on store-bought puff pastry, and then roll, slice, flatten, and coat with sugar. They emerge from the oven crisp and caramelized.

Chiffon Cake with Strawberries and Cream

Rating: 3.5 stars 529
Talk about a delightful twist on berries and cream! This light and airy chiffon cake will instantly transport you to cloud nine, and the luscious fruit filling is what summer dreams are made of.

Blueberry Scones

Rating: 3.5 stars 544
Sweet-tart fresh blueberries are showcased in every bite of these light, fluffy scones accented with lemon zest.

Easy Florentine Egg Cups

At your next brunch, try this super-simple take on a classic. All you have to do is layer bread, spinach, and eggs in a muffin tin, then bake until the bread is toasted and the yolks are perfectly runny.
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Inspiration and Ideas

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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.
Angel Food Cake
Rating: 3.5 stars 623

There's a reason angel food cake is a favorite dessert—it's tender, light as air, and tastes, well, divine. What's more, it's virtually fat-free and uses just six ingredients.