Amycakes Bakery was known for decadent desserts that tasted even better than they looked. You can now make our most popular bakery recipes in your home kitchen or even in your own bake shop!
Have you ever wondered what makes scratch-made bakery cakes and baked goods so scrumptious? When my family owned Amycakes Bakery for over a decade, all of our professional bakery recipes and ingredients were top-secret. Now I am happy to share my favorite methods and dessert recipes with you.
In fact, my favorite part of blogging has been receiving feedback and hearing your thoughts about these recipes, as well as seeing your own bakery's photos on Instagram or Facebook. Let's get to the recipes!
🍰 Top 15 Bakery Recipes
Moist Vanilla Almond Cake
This was the most famous bakery recipe at Amycakes. It's always a hit with guests on special occasions, from weddings to birthday parties to family get-togethers. Turn it into a Drip Cake with a white chocolate drizzle to take it to the next level.
"This cake is EXCELLENT. Truly a bakery cake that is so special for a celebration. Everyone at my birthday party was raving about the cake. Thank you so much for sharing! I'm thrilled to be able to make such an incredible cake at home!"
Chewy Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies
The secret bakery ingredient in these cookies is vanilla instant pudding mix, which provides a perfect flavor and a cookie dough that doesn't spread. It's a straightforward recipe made with lots of butter and brown sugar.
This is your perfectly balanced go-to cookie recipe with a sweet and salty flavor and crisp edges with an extra soft and chewy center.
The Best Blueberry Cake
This bakery-style cake really tastes like blueberry muffins in cake form! Decorate it with fresh blueberries for the prettiest presentation.
"This recipe is amazing!!! It is full of blueberry flavor and moist and the frosting is delectable. This is one of my favorite cake recipes now!"
Soft and Gooey Bakery-Style Cinnamon Rolls
When looking for the perfect cinnamon roll recipe, we want super soft and gooey rolls all the way to the very edge. That's a given whether you're a professional or a home baker! These warm cinnamon rolls were the first to sell out at my bakery, especially around the holidays.
"I have tried different cinnamon roll recipes for 40+years. I have never kept the recipe because something was always wrong with them. This recipe deserves TEN STARS!!!! It's the best ever. Thank you for the best detailed recipe ever⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"
Easy Stabilized Whipped Cream
This professional bakery recipe has a deliciously creamy vanilla flavor from pure vanilla. It is thickened with Instant Clearjel, a type of cornstarch that will keep the whipped cream thick and stable for up to a week in the fridge or even longer in the freezer.
"I’ll never make whipped cream using Knox gelatin again after trying this recipe! It was delicious and no rubbery bits to be found. Thank you for my new favorite stabilized whipped cream recipe."
Triple Chocolate Ganache Cake
Fudgy, extra-moist, and rich, there's nothing quite like this deliciously moist chocolate cake for a special occasion. The perfect accompaniment to a glass of milk, a scoop of ice cream, or a cup of coffee.
I probably hear back about this cake recipe the most--the comments speak for themselves!
"This cake was absolutely delicious. Multiple people that I served it to said it was the best chocolate cake they've ever had. I followed the recipe exactly aside from using a coffee buttercream instead of chocolate. Such a moist, fudgey, perfect cake that every chocolate lover needs to experience."
Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
The perfect combination of cinnamon-flavored nuttiness and an irresistibly soft and chewy texture makes this my go-to oatmeal raisin cookie recipe.
One of my bakery secrets is to soak the raisins in hot water for a few minutes before straining and adding them to the cookies. The pecans and juicy raisins create a beautiful blend of crunch and moisture.
The best part is you can make this simple recipe without a mixer!
Super Moist Vanilla Cupcakes
A deliciously moist texture and a delectable vanilla almond flavor make these the perfect classic cupcakes. You can add some fun sprinkles or decorations to add a pop of color too! They're also diving with cake fillings!
"I made these for a baby shower so as to not pay a fortune for sub par cupcakes; they were absolutely amazing and so worth the effort, tons of compliments."
The Ultimate Fresh Strawberry Cake
This popular cake is made with unsweetened frozen strawberries and pure strawberry emulsion for a very strawberry-forward flavor. You'll return to this recipe whenever you want a natural strawberry-flavored cake—it's a dreamy, decadent delight!
"Never will I ever say I don't want strawberry cake again! This cake is delicious and as always your recipe was detailed and easy to follow. It tasted so fresh and was full of flavor. Thank you for another wonderful recipe."
The Softest Monster Cookies
These are no ordinary peanut butter cookies! This flourless monster cookie recipe makes an addictive sweet treat loved by all. At Amycakes Bakery, one of our favorite customers bought a monster cookie every single day!
The recipe is quick and easy to make, and you can modify it to add as much flavor and pizzazz as you want. Add an extra handful of chocolate chips, some Reece's Pieces, or M&Ms!
"Thank you for another amazing recipe! These are delicious, quick and easy to make, and wonderfully gluten free."
Easy Coconut Cream Cupcakes
These flavorful moist cupcakes are drizzled with a rich cream of coconut glaze. They're frosted with a fluffy stabilized whipped cream, then topped off with lightly toasted coconut flakes for extra texture and crunch.
"Today, I decided I was going to bake these cupcakes, and OMG, talk about a religious experience! Taste and texture wise, it was like biting into a creamy, yummy cloud. And I love the coconut flavor!"
Homemade Cream Cheese Danish (from scratch!)
You'll feel like a professional chef when making these cream cheese danish! Lots of butter is rolled and folded into a delicious sweet yeast dough.
If you love baking, this recipe is a great way to spend a weekend because the final product is so rewarding.
Old-Fashioned Banana Cake
This soft and moist banana cake is one of my favorite classic comfort foods. it tastes just like Grandma’s irresistible banana bread in layer-cake form.
The tangy flavor of the cream cheese frosting makes a perfect pairing. If you prefer, you can make it into a loaf cake or sweet bread, as suggested by the reader below!
"Flat incredible! I made this recipe in a loaf pan in hopes it would turn out like banana bread and it was so delicious."
Triple Layer Pumpkin Cream Pie
The perfect Thanksgiving pie! At Amycakes Bakery, we even converted people who did not like pumpkin pie after they tried this pumpkin cream pie!
"This turned out so delicious. It was easy to make a gluten free version and I used puréed pumpkin from the pumpkins we got from our farm share. Everyone loved it and it’ll be on the holiday rotation next year as well. Thanks for the recipe!"
Deliciously Moist Carrot Cake
Fill the quick and easy carrot cake batter with raisins and pecans if you'd like, or leave them out--it's delicious either way!
"I made this for my fiance's birthday and he loved it! He's already asking me to make another one, it's that good."
👩🍳 Where to Find More Recipes
If you're ready to tantalize your taste buds, we're just getting started. This website features dozens more bakery recipes (from scratch) that you can try!
💭 Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about using my recipes or techniques in a bakery, cafe, or home baking business.
Can I use your recipes in my own bakery?
Yes, I'd be flattered! I only ask that you don't give out copies of these recipes as your own. Instead, please share the links to the recipes on this website, or use the share buttons at the top of each post.
Can I make larger batch sizes of your dessert recipes in a commercial kitchen?
Yes! If you have large commercial ovens and mixers, most of my cake, cupcake, and cookie recipes can be doubled, quadrupled, and more!
We used a large convection oven at my bakery, so most of our cakes were baked in a full sheet pan (a 4x batch), then turned into layer cakes using the cut-and-stack method.
The largest batch size I recommend for my cinnamon roll recipes is a 4x batch. However, the cinnamon sugar mixture and glazes can be made in even larger batches and stored.
When making large quantities of cinnamon rolls, we preferred to make Take-and Bake Cinnamon Rolls in advance and freeze them. We couldn't keep those in stock around the holidays!
Sharing my most popular bakery recipes is my favorite way of spreading the love (like some delicious icing). Join me in my endeavors to add more flavor and fun to your kitchen!
Thanks for Reading. ❤️
- 🎂 Moist Vanilla Almond Cake
- 🍪 Chewy Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 🫐 The Best Blueberry Layer Cake
- 👩🏻🍳 Soft and Gooey Bakery-Style Cinnamon Rolls
- 🍰 Easy Stabilized Whipped Cream
- 🍫 Triple Chocolate Ganache Cake
- 🍪 Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- 🧁 Super Moist Vanilla Cupcakes
- 🍓 The Ultimate Fresh Strawberry Cake
- 🍪 The Softest Monster Cookies
- 🥥 Easy Coconut Cream Cupcakes
- 🥐 Homemade Cream Cheese Danish (from scratch!)
- 🍌 Old-Fashioned Banana Cake
- 🥧 Triple Layer Pumpkin Cream Pie
- 🥕 Deliciously Moist Carrot Cake
Amy Liu Dong says
All these recipes are delicious, and I am so excited to make some of these recipes for Christmas!
This is an amazing group of recipes! I cannot wait to make them all!
I love it all!!! Thank you.