Our entire collection of simple baking recipes require only a few basic ingredients and include slices, muffins, cookies, cakes and desserts! These recipes are perfect for when you’re wanting to bake using only everyday pantry and fridge ingredients.
All of our baking recipes are completely free and come with both conventional as well as Thermomix instructions. Simply click on the recipe you would like and you’ll be taken directly to the full recipe.
Easy Slice Recipes
When it comes to basic baking recipes, these slices certainly pass the test! They’re quick and easy to make… and you won’t need to make a trip to the supermarket!
The easiest chocolate brownies EVER made from just butter, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, eggs and plain flour. With just 5 minutes prep time, these are a firm family favourite.
Have you got sweetened condensed milk, desiccated coconut and icing sugar on hand? Well then you can make our easy coconut ice recipe!
If you’ve got chocolate on hand (dark, milk or white) you can make rocky road! Add absolutely any delicious add-ins you have lying around, such as:
- lollies, Turkish delight… anything!
This delicious baked chocolate slice with a melt-in-your-mouth chocolate icing is made entirely from fridge and pantry basics. Everyone who makes this slice, falls in love with it!
This no-bake slice is one of our all-time most popular recipes! You can use absolutely any brand or variety of plain biscuits/cookies you like.
This old-fashioned slice is truly a chocoholics delight… and best of all, there’s a very good chance you’ve already got the ingredients you need at home!
Our yummy rice bubble slice is made using rice bubbles, honey, coconut oil and sprinkles! That’s it!
This slice is always a winner with little (and big!) kids alike! Perfect for lunch boxes, after school treats or an easy morning tea.
If you’re after a simple slice recipe to use up those lemons you have at home… this is the recipe for you. Add in a few pantry staples and you’ll have afternoon tea ready in no time!
Have a peek in your pantry… do you have: flour, Milo, oats, sugar, coconut, egg and butter? If you do, add this yummy (and kid-approved!) slice to your baking list.
Just like ANZAC biscuits… but in a slice! This classic Australian favourite is is simple to make (and budget-friendly too!).
Cookie & Biscuit Recipes
Whether you’re looking for lunchbox treats, recipes to fill up the cookie jar or you’re just keeping hungry kids happy… these super easy cookie recipes are for you! Budget-friendly and made from basic pantry ingredients.
This is the ultimate basic cookie recipe! Made from just butter, self-raising flour, sweetened condensed milk and sugar… then flavour with whatever you have lying around the house! Chocolate chips, sprinkles, Milo, dried fruit, peanut butter… the options are endless.
These are just the easiest and yummiest ANZAC biscuits EVER! Follow the tips to make them chewy or crunchy… whichever you prefer.
This is by far my favourite cookie recipe… and it’s always my go-to when I decide to bake cookies and don’t feel like making a trip to the supermarket.
Have you got icing sugar, flour and butter on hand? Then you can make these melt-in-your mouth shortbread biscuits! They could not be any easier!
Have you got: sugar, butter, egg, Milo and self-raising flour? Then these delicious biscuits are for you. They’re always an absolute hit with kids! Decorate with melted chocolate and sprinkles if you like.
This is such an old-fashioned recipe… keep it simple or add sultanas and chocolate chips for an extra delicious treat!
This famous New Zealand recipe from the Edmonds cookbook is an absolute hit in our house… and you only need: butter, golden syrup, brown sugar and self-raising flour.
It doesn’t get more basic than a batch of classic jam drops. Made from pantry staples, there’s no need to leave the house to have delicious cookies!
Basic Cakes & Cupcakes
From our simple varieties of cupcakes to our classic butter cake recipe, chocolate cake to fruit cake and more… these baking recipes couldn’t be easier.
Our most popular cupcakes are so moist, fluffy and so simple to make! Topped with a classic buttercream frosting, this will become your go-to vanilla cupcake recipe in no time!
If you need a basic chocolate cupcake recipe… this is for you! I’ve been using this recipe for years and it’s never failed me. The fudgy frosting will keep you coming back for more!
Dried fruit mix + self-raising flour + liquid of your choice (iced coffee, tea, juice etc) is all you need to make this classic fruit cake! Perfect for Christmas… or any time of the year.
This is my go-t0 cake whenever I need a cake at the last minute and don’t have time to run to the shops. It’s great for birthday cakes, afternoon tea or any celebration!
My ultimate mud cake recipe – and it’s made from pantry and refrigerator staples. Once you’ve made this, you’ll never go back (it’s super addictive!).
A super simple butter cake base layered with sliced apples. You can omit the almonds if you don’t have any on hand (it’s just as delicious!).
Our famous banana bread recipe couldn’t be easier to make (and it’s perfect for using up leftover bananas!). This is such a budget-friendly recipe made from ingredients you already have at home!
Remember the chocolate cake that your grandma used to bake? This is the same one! Plus, all you need is butter, cocoa, self-raising flour, sugar, milk, eggs and vanilla extract…
Easy Dessert Recipes
Whether you need a last-minute dessert or you just don’t want to make an extra trip to the shops.. these simple baking recipes will have you eating dessert in no time at all!
Eggs, butter and chocolate is all you need to make this decadent dessert! It’s rich, chocolatey and totally delicious!
This famous Australian dessert couldn’t be any easier! Made from whipped cream and plain chocolate biscuits… it’s an all-time favourite!
Make this classic dessert from scratch (or take a few of our cheats shortcuts!).
If you’ve got lemons on hand, then this is the recipe for you. Top it with a big scoop of ice-cream or a drizzle of cream for the best comfort food dessert.
There’s a reason these sweet little dumplings are such a classic favourite dessert… not only are they made from inexpensive basic ingredients, they’re also SO easy to make!
This is my favourite last-minute winter dessert (and I love that I never need to go to the supermarket to make it!). The crunchy top and soft, sweet filling is perfect served with ice-cream, custard or cream.
When you’re in need of comfort food, this pudding is just what you need! The butterscotch sponge is perfect served with the sauce that forms underneath.
Basic Muffin Recipes
Muffins are a fantastic option for baking delicious treats that are budget-friendly and don’t involve a special trip to the supermarket!
This collection of recipes covers ALL of the possible muffin variations you could ever need (plus lots of tips for baking perfect muffins every single time!).
With flavours including banana, blueberry, raspberry and white chocolate, apple, chocolate and more… get all of the recipes here.
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