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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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!

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.

Elephant Ear Cookies

Rating: 3.63 stars
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Simple Layer Cake with Vanilla Frosting

Rating: 3.28 stars
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This easy all-purpose yellow cake takes just a bit longer to make than one from a packaged mix, but it's worth it.

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.

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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

15 Cupcake Recipes That Are Just Right for a Baby Shower
Whether topped with swirls of frosting or a shiny glaze, decorated with flowers or piped lettering, cupcakes are the ultimate dessert for a party to celebrate a mom-to-be.
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.

Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing

Rating: 3.84 stars
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These soft cookies are like mini pumpkin cakes—and you're guaranteed to get a bit of sweet, brown-butter-flecked icing in every bite. A combination of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger flavor the moist pumpkin batter.