35+ Easy Baking Recipes Using Basic Ingredients

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. 

A collage of sweet baking recipes made using basic pantry and refrigerator 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!

 

Our FAMOUS Chocolate Brownies

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. 

Easy Chocolate Brownies Recipe
Our rich and dense chocolate brownies are so easy to make... and take just 5 minutes to prepare! This is the perfect recipe for delicious and classic brownies!
5 from 10 votes
Rich and dense chocolate brownies on a gold fork.

 

Coconut Ice

Have you got sweetened condensed milk, desiccated coconut and icing sugar on hand? Well then you can make our easy coconut ice recipe!

Coconut Ice Recipe
A classic sweet Coconut Ice recipe made with icing sugar, desiccated coconut and sweetened condensed milk that takes just 10 minutes to prepare! The perfect slice for fetes, fundraisers and bake sales. 
5 from 2 votes
Pink and white coconut ice.

 

Rocky Road

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:

  • marshmallows
  • coconut
  • nuts
  • sprinkles
  • lollies, Turkish delight… anything!
Clinkers Rocky Road Recipe
Our famous Clinkers Rocky Road is the only rocky road recipe you'll ever need! Made from milk chocolate, raspberry lollies, marshmallows and Clinkers... and ready in less than 10 minutes!!
5 from 7 votes
A plate of Clinkers rocky road.

 

Chocolate Coconut Slice

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!

Easy Chocolate Coconut Slice Recipe
The most delicious two layer Chocolate Coconut Slice recipe ever! The perfect melt & mix recipe that takes just 10 minutes to prepare!
5 from 37 votes
Pieces of chocolate coconut slice on a white plate.

 

Lemon Coconut Slice

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. 

Lemon & Coconut Slice - New & Improved Recipe
This new and improved Lemon & Coconut Slice recipe is absolutely perfect! A beautiful tangy base topped with a creamy lemon frosting!
5 from 29 votes
This new and improved Lemon & Coconut Slice recipe is absolutely perfect! A beautiful tangy base topped with a creamy lemon frosting... it seriously doesn't get any better than this!

 

Coconut Rough Slice

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!

Coconut Rough Slice Recipe
This classic Coconut Rough Slice has a crunchy chocolate base topped with a smooth and creamy chocolate coconut frosting. The perfect slice for afternoon tea, lunch boxes or a sneaky late night treat. Printable Thermomix and conventional recipes included. 
5 from 10 votes

 

Healthier LCM Bars

Our yummy rice bubble slice is made using rice bubbles, honey, coconut oil and sprinkles! That’s it!

Healthier LCM Bars Recipe
A simple 4 ingredient recipe for making healthier LCM Bars at home using just honey, rice bubbles, coconut oil and sprinkles!
5 from 2 votes
A simple 4 ingredient recipe for making healthier LCM Bars at home using just honey, rice bubbles, coconut oil and sprinkles!

 

Weet-Bix Slice

This slice is always a winner with little (and big!) kids alike! Perfect for lunch boxes, after school treats or an easy morning tea. 

Easy Weet-Bix Slice Recipe
Our super easy Weet-Bix Slice is always a hit with the kids! Perfect for lunch boxes or an after school treat! 
5 from 6 votes
Our super easy Weet-Bix Slice is always a hit with the kids... perfect for lunch boxes or an after school treat! This is sure to become a family favourite!

 

Baked Lemon Slice

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!

Easy Lemon Slice Recipe
The easiest and most delicious baked Lemon Slice with tangy frosting. A quick, simple and classic recipe. 
5 from 8 votes
The easiest and most delicious baked Lemon Slice with tangy frosting. A quick, simple and classic recipe.

 

Oat & Milo Slice

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. 

Oat & Milo Slice Recipe
Lunch box recipes don't come any quicker or easier than this yummy Oat & Milo Slice! Simply melt, mix and bake... too simple!! This will become a family favourite in no time!
5 from 10 votes
Lunch box recipes don't come any quicker or easier than this yummy Oat & Milo Slice! Simply melt, mix and bake... too simple!! This will become a family favourite in no time!

 

ANZAC Slice

Just like ANZAC biscuits… but in a slice! This classic Australian favourite is is simple to make (and budget-friendly too!). 

ANZAC Slice Recipe
Our classic ANZAC Slice takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is perfect for lunchbox snacks! Chewy, sweet and oh-so-delicious (just like your favourite ANZAC biscuits!). 
5 from 5 votes
Our classic ANZAC Slice takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is perfect for lunchbox snacks! Chewy, sweet and oh-so-delicious (just like your favourite ANZAC biscuits!).

 

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.

 

The FAMOUS 100 Cookie Recipe (Condensed Milk Cookies)

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. 

The Famous 100 Cookie Recipe Recipe
Introducing the famous 100 Cookie Recipe made with just 4 ingredients... butter, caster sugar, condensed milk and self-raising flour! This freezer-friendly cookie dough can be flavoured with any add-ins you like!
5 from 23 votes
Introducing the famous 100 Cookie Recipe made with just 4 ingredients... butter, caster sugar, condensed milk and self-raising flour. This freezer-friendly cookie dough can be flavoured with any add-ins you like!

 

ANZAC Biscuits

These are just the easiest and yummiest ANZAC biscuits EVER! Follow the tips to make them chewy or crunchy… whichever you prefer.

ANZAC Biscuits Recipe
Our classic ANZAC biscuits are an all-time Australian favourite recipe. Have a batch of sweet golden biscuits ready in less than 20 minutes... with the perfect amount of chewiness and crunch!
5 from 22 votes
A plate of 3 ANZAC biscuits.

 

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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. 

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Perfect and simple... these classic chocolate chip cookies are just like the ones your grandma used to make (maybe even better!!). 
5 from 2 votes
A stack of chocolate chip biscuits.

 

3 Ingredient Shortbread

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!

3 Ingredient Shortbread Recipe Recipe
Our 3 ingredient shortbread recipe is the easiest shortbread you'll ever make... all you need is butter, plain flour and icing sugar!
5 from 3 votes
Our 3 ingredient shortbread recipe is the easiest shortbread you'll ever make... all you need is butter, plain flour and icing sugar!

 

Milo Biscuits

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. 

Milo Biscuits Recipe
These Milo Biscuits are an all-time Australian favourite! Made from just 5 basic ingredients, these quick and easy biscuits are sure to be a hit with the entire family. 
5 from 6 votes
These Milo Biscuits are an all-time Australian favourite! Made from just 5 basic ingredients, these quick and easy biscuits are sure to be a hit with the entire family. 

 

Cornflake Cookies

This is such an old-fashioned recipe… keep it simple or add sultanas and chocolate chips for an extra delicious treat!

Crunchy Chocolate Chip & Sultana Cornflake Cookies Recipe
These Crunchy Chocolate Chip & Sultana Cornflake Cookies are the perfect lunchbox recipe. They're quick, easy and kid-approved!
5 from 11 votes
These Crunchy Chocolate Chip & Sultana Cornflake Cookies are the perfect lunchbox recipe. They're quick, easy and a guaranteed winner!

 

Hokey Pokey Biscuits

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.

4 Ingredient Hokey Pokey Biscuits Recipe
These Hokey Pokey Biscuits are a New Zealand classic! Made with only 4 basic ingredients... they're quick, easy and so delicious.
5 from 7 votes

 

Jam Drops

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!

Jam Drops Recipe
Our old fashioned jam drops are the most delicious melt-in-your mouth thumbprint cookies filled with sweet jam! Made from just 6 ingredients with less than 10 minutes preparation time!
5 from 13 votes
Our old fashioned jam drops are the most delicious melt-in-your mouth thumbprint cookies filled with sweet jam! Made from just 6 ingredients with less than 10 minutes preparation time! #jam #drops #cookies #biscuits #thumbprint #thermomix #conventional #lunchbox #snacks

 

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. 

 

The BEST Vanilla Cupcakes

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!

Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe
Our famous vanilla cupcakes are light, fluffy and so easy to make... top them with creamy buttercream for the perfect birthday party cupcakes, lunch box treat or bake sale favourites.
5 from 1 vote
A cupcake with white icing and coloured sprinkles that has been cut and more cupcakes in the background.

 

Chocolate Cupcakes

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!

Quick & Easy Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe
Our famous chocolate cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting really are the best! So simple to make and perfect for birthday parties.
5 from 3 votes
Our famous chocolate cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting really are the best! So simple to make and perfect for birthday parties.

 

3 Ingredient Fruit Cake

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.

The Famous 3 Ingredient Christmas Cake Recipe
Introducing the famous 3 Ingredient Christmas Cake (fruit cake) made from mixed fruit, iced coffee and self-raising flour! Award winning, super easy and totally delicious!
5 from 63 votes
3 Ingredient Christmas Cake

 

Butter Cake with Buttercream

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!

The Ultimate Butter Cake Recipe with Buttercream Frosting Recipe
The ultimate classic butter cake recipe with buttercream frosting... the perfect cake for birthdays, school lunch box treats, cake stall fundraisers or delicious morning teas. 
5 from 8 votes
A cake with pink icing on a round cake tray

 

Basic Chocolate Mud Cake

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!). 

Chocolate Mud Cake Recipe
A classic rich and delicious Chocolate Mud Cake with chocolate frosting... easy to make (and even easier to eat!). Printable Thermomix and conventional recipes included. 
5 from 2 votes
A classic rich and delicious Chocolate Mud Cake with chocolate frosting... easy to make (and even easier to eat!). Printable Thermomix and conventional recipes included. 

 

Apple Cake

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!). 

Easy Apple Cake Recipe
A moist and easy apple cake recipe made from a classic butter cake base, layered with apple slices and topped with flaked almonds.
5 from 23 votes
If you're looking for an easy apple cake recipe... look no further! This one is a classic butter cake, layered with apple slices and topped with flaked almonds. YUM!

 

Banana Bread

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!

Cafe Style Banana Bread Recipe
A delicious one-bowl banana bread that is so quick and easy to prepare!
5 from 47 votes
Slices of banana loaf on a blue tea towel.

 

Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

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…

Super Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe
A classic favourite - super easy chocolate cake!
5 from 4 votes
Super Easy Chocolate Cake

 

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!

 

3 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake

Eggs, butter and chocolate is all you need to make this decadent dessert! It’s rich, chocolatey and totally delicious!

3 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake | Gluten-Free Recipe
A simple 3 ingredient flourless chocolate cake made from just eggs, dark chocolate and butter! An irresistibly rich and fudgy mousse-style dessert cake that everyone will love.
5 from 2 votes
A rich mousse chocolate cake with raspberries and chocolate ganache.

 

Chocolate Ripple Cake

This famous Australian dessert couldn’t be any easier! Made from whipped cream and plain chocolate biscuits… it’s an all-time favourite!

Classic Chocolate Ripple Cake Recipe
Our classic Chocolate Ripple Cake is an all-time favourite Australian dessert made from whipped cream and chocolate ripple biscuits and decorated with Peppermint Crisp bars, Flakes and raspberries. 
5 from 1 vote
A whipped cream chocolate ripple cake decorated with raspberries, Peppermint Crisp and chocolate.

 

Homemade Apple Pie

Make this classic dessert from scratch (or take a few of our cheats shortcuts!). 

Classic Apple Pie Recipe
A classic apple pie - add a scoop of ice-cream, custard or cream for extra deliciousness.
5 from 12 votes
Bake the perfect homemade apple pie without any fuss using our quick and simple recipe. Make it entirely from scratch or take some of our cheats shortcuts! #apple #pie #homemade #recipe #easy #pastry #thermomix #conventional #dessert

 

Lemon Delicious Pudding

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. 

Lemon Delicious Pudding Recipe
Our easy lemon delicious pudding is such a classic favourite... a thick and creamy lemon sauce topped with a light lemon sponge layer... the perfect winter dessert!
5 from 4 votes
A spoon in a baking sin of cooked lemon delicious.

 

Golden Syrup Dumplings

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!

Easy Golden Syrup Dumplings Recipe
These super easy golden syrup dumplings are sure to become a family favourite! Serve hot with a big scoop of ice-cream for the perfect dessert.
5 from 13 votes
These super easy golden syrup dumplings are sure to become a family favourite! Serve hot with a big scoop of ice-cream for the perfect dessert.

 

Apple Crumble

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. 

Super Easy Apple Crumble Recipe
The ultimate apple crumble recipe.. a sweet apple filling with a crunchy oat topping. Serve with ice-cream for the perfect winter dessert. 
5 from 17 votes
The ultimate apple crumble recipe.. a sweet apple filling with a crunchy oat topping. Serve with ice-cream for the perfect winter dessert. 

 

Butterscotch Self-Saucing Pudding

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. 

Butterscotch Self Saucing Pudding Recipe
Our simple butterscotch self saucing pudding is the ultimate winter comfort food. A soft and fluffy sponge pudding covered with sweet and rich butterscotch sauce. 
5 from 12 votes
This easy Butterscotch Self Saucing Pudding is a classic family favourite. It takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and tastes AMAZING... especially served with a big scoop of ice-cream!

 

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. 

Basic Muffin Recipe with variations.

 

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2 Comments
  1. Jill says:

    Thankyou for sharing your fabulous recipes Lucy . We will all enjoy cooking over the weekend . Stay well

    1. Lucy says:

      Thank you so much Jill! Have a great weekend baking 🙂

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