The Magnolia Bakery Handbook Recipe Index

Ah, the Magnolia Bakery! One day, I’ll stop by one of their storefronts in New York City and get some yummy treats! But until then, I can just make them at home for myself.

Which isn’t so bad, I guess. Then I can eat the entire batch….by myself — or with my loved ones, if they’re lucky!

Here are the links to the reviews of the all the recipes in The Magnolia Bakery Handbook.

This index only includes the main recipes in the book, not the recipes that are in the Base Recipes section or Variations (unless otherwise noted) on the main recipes.

Recipes Made: 37 out of 104


  1. Everyone’s Favorite Vanilla Cake
  2. Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Meringue Buttercream
  3. Stars & Rosettes Cake
  4. Super-Rich Chocolate Cake
  5. Chocolate Cake with Caramel Meringue Buttercream
  6. Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Buttercream
  7. Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Buttercream
  8. Chocolate White-Out Cake
  9. Razzy Cake
  10. Coconut Cake with Coconut Filling and Marshmallow Meringue Icing
  11. Magnolia Bakery’s Red Velvet Cake with Whipped Vanilla Icing
  12. S’Mores Cake
  13. Ultimate Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
  14. Hummingbird Cake with Sweet Cream Cheese Icing
  15. Lemon Cake with Lemon Meringue Buttercream
  16. Caramel Cake with Caramel Meringue Buttercream
  17. Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Nutella Buttercream
  18. Thanksgiving Cake with Caramel Sauce
  19. Pumpkin Spice Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Icing


  1. Everyone’s Favorite Vanilla Cupcakes
  2. Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Meringue Buttercream
  3. Super-Rich Chocolate Cupcakes
  4. Razzy Cupcakes
  5. Coconut Cupcakes with Marshmallow Meringue Icing
  6. S’Mores Cupcakes
  7. Red Velvet Cupcakes
  8. Banana Cupcakes
  9. Carrot Cupcakes
  10. Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Meringue Buttercream
  11. Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing
  12. PB&J Cupcakes
  13. Harvest Apple Cupcakes with Caramel Meringue Buttercream
  14. Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

From the Cookie Jar

  1. Chocolate Chunk Caramel Sea Salt Cookies
  2. Chocolate Chip Cookies
  3. Brown Sugar Cookies
  4. Cracked Sugar Cookies
  5. Confetti Cookies
  6. Peanut Butter Reese’s Piece Cookies
  7. Gingersnap Cookies
  8. Snickerdoodles
  9. Coconut Macaroons
  10. Black & White Cookies
  11. Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
  12. Crinkle Cookies
  13. Grandma’s Thumbprints
  14. Holiday Spritz Cookies
  15. Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Brownies & Bars

  1. Double-Fudge Brownies
  2. Billionaire Brownies
  3. Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Blondies
  4. Marble Cream Cheese Brownies
  5. Magic Cookie Bars — First Way
  6. Magic Cookies Bars — Second Way
  7. Linzer Bars
  8. Lemon Bars with a Shortbread Cookie Crust
  9. Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Bars
  10. Apple Crumb Bars
  11. Pumpkin Pecan Bars

Pies & Crisps

  1. Double-Crust Apple Pie
  2. Apple Crumb Pie
  3. Blueberry Crumb Pie
  4. Apple Crisp
  5. Blueberry-Raspberry Crisp
  6. Pecan Pie
  7. Black Bottom Pecan Pie
  8. Pumpkin Pie with Praline Topping
  9. Chocolate Funny Cake Pie

Muffins & Coffee Cakes

  1. Berry-Buttermilk Crumb Muffins
  2. Cappuccino Chip Muffins
  3. Chocolate Chip Cherry Muffins
  4. Lemon Zest Muffins
  5. Apple Walnut Muffins
  6. Cinnamon Sugar Muffins
  7. Coffee Cake Pecan Muffins
  8. Pumpkin Pecan Muffins
  9. Sour Cream Coffee Cake
  10. Lemon Vanilla Mini-Bundt Cakes


  1. Apple Cinnamon Scones
  2. Blueberry-Lemon Scones
  3. Cranberry-Pecan Scones
  4. Lemon Poppy Scones
  5. Peach-Raspberry Scones
  6. Pear-Ginger Scones
  7. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones
  8. Strawberry Scones
  9. Cherry Chocolate Almond Scones
  10. Maple Pecan Scones

Icebox Desserts

  1. Icebox Cake
  2. Blueberry Jamboree
  3. Grasshopper Pie Icebox Bars
  4. Key Lime Pie Bars
  5. Peanut Butter Icebox Bars
  6. Pumpkin Icebox Pie
  7. Chocolate Pudding Pie
  8. Chocolate Pudding Parfaits

Banana Pudding

  1. Magnolia Bakery’s Famous Banana Pudding
  2. Chocolate Banana Pudding
  3. Java Chip Banana Pudding
  4. Peanut Butter Banana Pudding
  5. Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Pudding
  6. Salted Caramel Banana Pudding
  7. Pumpkin-Gingersnap Banana Pudding
  8. Red Velvet Banana Pudding

Updated: February, 2023