In this post we are showcasing some of our our easy baking recipes. We pride ourselves in providing our followers easy recipes anyone can make and these are some of our most popular. Baking is really a fun way to get creative in the kitchen.

Easy Baking Recipes - The Southern Lady Cooks

We have also included great tips for substitutions and how to make your own buttermilk, baking mix, etc. These things will come in handy while you are in the kitchen looking at your ingredients to making these easy baking recipes. Some people are not comfortable baking but it’s really fun once you get in the kitchen and start playing around. The only way to learn is to just jump right in and these easy baking recipes are a wonderful place to begin.

Easy Bread Recipes

Old Fashioned Sweet Bread – This is a super easy recipe that has been around for many many years. It’s also very versatile, you can add in nuts, fruit, etc. Great reviews and fun to make. This recipe uses no yeast.

Easy Baking Recipes - The Southern Lady Cooks

Old Fashioned Hobo Bread – This is another recipe that is very old but easy to make. It’s super versatile too. If you don’t like or have raisins just leave them out. You can leave out the nuts too. Another bread recipe that uses no yeast.


Chocolate Chip Banana Bread – This is a wonderful bread that is super easy to make. Not a lot of ingredients but still super delicious. You can also switch out the chocolate chips, with coconut, peanut butter chips, etc. So good with butter!


Cinnamon Bread – This delicious bread is easy to make and kids love it. Great reviews on this one. You can even make your own cinnamon chips, which also have great reviews. Fun and creative time in the kitchen!


Old Fashioned Amish Bread – This is a classic recipe for delicious bread. Great with butter and jelly and it’s easy to make. You will need yeast for this bread but it’s a great bread recipe to start with.

If you want to browse more bread recipes, be sure and check out our Pinterest board that is dedicated to breads! 

Easy Cake Recipes

These easy cake recipes are basic ingredients that most people will have on hand. They are all delicious and pretty easy to make. I think these are a great place to start if you want to get in the kitchen and start baking!


Classic 1234 Cake – This cake is a classic and has been around a very long time. It’s a cake that anyone can make and it’s a great way to enjoy some time baking in the kitchen. It’s a basic cake that is delicious.


Cinnamon Flop Cake – This is a simple cake that your grandmother probably enjoyed. It’s perfect for just a few people and so easy to make. Kids love this one too!


Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake – This is a super easy cake to make and it has no eggs in it. So when you need a cake and you are out of eggs this is the one to go with! Has wonderful reviews and has been a hit for many years.


Do Nothing Cake– This old fashioned cake has been around a very long time. If you are not a fan of coconut, then just put a cream cheese frosting on this cake. You don’t even have to use a mixer to make this one!


Hot Milk Cake – This cake has been around a very long time. The classics are simple to make because they use simple ingredients. You can use frozen fruit for this or no topping at all. Delicious!

For more easy cake recipes, check out our cake board on Pinterest! We have so many cakes on on our website. 

Easy Biscuit Recipes

Fluffy Cream Biscuits – These delicious biscuits are only three ingredients and simple to make. Great to enjoy on a Sunday morning! These are also a great way to get into baking. Simple and delicious.


Whipped Cream Biscuits – Only two ingredients and delicious. If you are craving biscuits these are so simple to make and wonderful with butter and jelly.


Divine Cheese Biscuits – These are only a handful of ingredients and taste amazing. Great to go with any meal and anyone can make these. Great way to get in the kitchen and experiment with baking!


Cornmeal Biscuits – These are a hybrid between cornbread and biscuits and we can’t get enough of them. Simple ingredients and easy to make! Give these a try.

Honey Buttermilk Biscuits– These are really good and a great way to start your day. Another biscuit with simple ingredients. Try these and let us know what you think!

Canned Biscuit Recipes – Here is a list of easy, easy canned biscuit recipes. Such a versatile way to make a dish your family will love!

Cake Mix Recipes for Easy Baking

Sometimes you want something really simple and a cake mix is a great place to start. Cake mixes make a wonderful base for many fun recipes. Many people sometime don’t have flour, sugar, etc all on hand. These are some of our favorites!

Elvis Presley Cake – No one will know this is made with a cake mix! It’s seriously that good. It’s wonderful to talk to an event or just to enjoy with your family and friends.


Ooey Gooey Butter Cake – Super easy and very versatile. You can make this cake with pretty much any cake mix. Which is why this one is a great recipe to keep. Pretty basic ingredients and easy to make.

Honey Bun Cake – This recipe is super simple to make and delicious. If you want to get in the kitchen and bake but not sure where to begin this is a really easy one!

Yellow Banana Cake – If you love banana this one is for you! Soooo easy to make and absolutely delicious. My family request this one a lot. You can add a cream cheese frosting if you like, but this cake is just as good without it.


Chocolate Chip Devil’s Food Cake – This chocolate cake is incredible! People will never guess it was made with a cake mix. Simple ingredients and easy to make. Easy Baking Recipes The Southern Lady Cooks

Other Easy Baking Recipes

Cornbread Muffins – These classic muffins are a staple in our house. We make them weekly and enjoy them with everything from pot roast to soup!

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Cinnamon Donut Muffins – These are always a hit! Rave reviews and simple to make. They really do taste like a donut.

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Cheddar Muffins – These are only four ingredients and super easy to prepare. Perfect addition to any meal!

Easy Baking Substitutes and Additions

You can easily use evaporated milk in the place of milk in a recipe. I do that quite often, especially when making a cake.

Buttermilk Substitute

Make Your Own Baking Mix

Make your own Self Rising Cornmeal

Basic Sugar Glaze

Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Frosting

How to Make Sweetened Condescend Milk

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