When it comes to planning a baby shower, one of the most important things to consider is the menu. Because that’s where the guests will be spending their time, it needs to be delicious and fun! You can’t go wrong with any of these desserts for a girl shower—they’re all crowd-pleasers.
- For the cupcakes:
3 cups all-purpose flour*
1 packet (2¼ teaspoons) strawberry lemonade cake mix*
1/4 cup lemonade concentrate (or 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice)
4 eggs, room temperature
½ cup canola oil or vegetable oil of choice
½ cup water
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cake mix and sugar until combined. Add remaining ingredients and mix with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Fill greased or paper lined muffin tins about ¾ full. Bake for 15-20 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.* Cool completely before icing.*
- For the icing: Whisk together confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice and zest in small bowl until smooth.* Drizzle over cooled treats if desired!
Raspberry Rhubarb Pie
- 2 pints raspberries
- 2 cups rhubarb, diced into 1-inch pieces
- 3/4 cup sugar (if you want it sweeter, add more)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine the berries and rhubarb in an 8×8 baking dish. Sprinkle with sugar and toss until well coated. Pour over pie crust (optional). Bake for 45 minutes until bubbly and golden brown around the edges. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream on top.
Baby Shower Treats
There are many baby shower desserts you can make that will help your guests enjoy the party. You can make them in a variety of flavors, so all the guests will be able to find something they like. These desserts should be easy to make and not take long to prepare. They also should be easy to transport and eat—this means keeping them free from pieces that could fall off during transportation or get smashed into crumbs during eating. The best way is if each piece has its own container or wrapper, so it doesn’t have any extra ingredients mixed in with the others when they’re stored together on a tray or platter at the end of the party!
You’ll want your dessert table covered with plenty of places for guests’ snacks throughout their visit; this way people won’t have trouble finding where everything is located throughout their visit (and no one’s going hungry!). Make sure all these treats are labeled so everyone knows what each one tastes like before they take bites into them!
Apple-Pecan Cake With Maple Frosting
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup granulated sugar plus 1 tablespoon for sprinkling on top of cake (make sure you keep the extra 1 tablespoon separate from the rest of the sugar)
Place oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Line bottom and sides of an 8 by 2 inch round cake pan with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined beat eggs, butter and vanilla extract together until smooth and creamy. With mixer running add 1 cup sugar about ½ at a time beating well after each addition until smooth before adding more sugar. Pour batter into prepared pan spreading evenly with spatula if necessary so there are no clumps in your batter then sprinkle remaining tablespoon of sugar over top and gently press down so it sticks onto surface evenly throughout entire surface area then bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean about 30 minutes cool on wire rack 10 minutes then remove from pan lifting edges carefully so as not break parchment paper underneath cake then place cool completely before frosting! If not serving immediately wrap tightly in plastic wrap then refrigerate up 48 hours before serving again bring back to room temperature at least 3 hours prior baking or serving
If you’re looking for something to make that is just as classic as it gets, butter cookies are your answer. They’re easy to make and require only a few ingredients—you can whip them up in no time at all!
Butter cookies are also a great option if you have leftover butter. The recipe calls for 1 cup of butter, but if you have more than that on hand (or even less), don’t be afraid to use it up in these sweet treats!
These cupcakes are easy to make, and they’re a great way to use up the extra lemon zest in your fridge. They’re also a great option if you don’t want to buy an entire cake mix just for one or two recipes. Instead, use your favorite recipe for making cakes out of boxed mixes (such as this one). Then add 1 teaspoon of lemon zest right into the batter before you bake it.
To get that extra flavor into your frosting, add some lemon juice and zest too! The glaze will taste delicious on top of these cupcakes without being overpowering at all!
Miniature Strawberry Shortcakes
You can make the shortcakes from scratch or use store-bought ones. Either way, you’ll need to whip up some whipped cream for the filling.
- 1 pint fresh strawberries
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature until easily spreadable (don’t let it get too soft)
- 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
Coconut-Cookie Bites For Baby Shower
These coconut-cookie bites are the perfect thing for serving at a baby shower. They’re quick and easy to make, but they’re also delicious and adorable!
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup of sugar with 1/2 cup of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, salt to taste (I used about 3/4 tsp) and add in 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Mix well until everything is combined into one crumbly mixture.
- Add in 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil or vegetable oil (or any other neutral flavored oil) then stir until it looks like wet sand mixed with large lumps throughout the mixture. Also add in 1 cup chocolate chips and ½ cup chopped walnuts here if desired – this will help them stick together later when you form them into balls!
- Roll into balls as big as you’d like them to be on your tray then bake for 8 minutes at 400F uncovered before removing from oven so that they don’t get too hard from being cooked without any moisture inside yet! Then turn off heat completely for another 5 minutes before serving so that these can cool down slowly without burning anyone’s mouth off later :).
Chewy Brownies with Coconut and Walnuts
Brownies are a classic dessert. They’ve been around for so long, you can’t count their age in years.
And why not? They’re easy to make, taste great, and are always appreciated by guests at any party or gathering. Plus they’re gluten free, so everyone can enjoy them!
This recipe makes brownies that are chewy with a nice crunch from the nuts. The coconut adds a tropical twist that makes these brownies extra tasty. You can substitute walnuts or pecans if you prefer another nut flavor instead of the coconut flakes (although we recommend sticking with either–not both).
Grandma’s Chocolate Cake With Fudge Frosting
This cake is from the book “Baby Cakes” by Erin McKenna, and it’s perfect for your dessert table. It even has a vegan chocolate cake recipe in case you have guests with dietary restrictions. The frosting is rich and fudgy and goes perfectly with any of the other desserts listed here.
These are the best recipes to make at a baby shower for a girl.
You’ll find all of your favorite baby shower desserts in this collection, including cupcakes and cookies. Some are chocolatey, while others are fruit-based. If you’re looking for something to make that’s a little different than the usual cake or cookie at a baby shower, try one of these recipes!
There’s no better way to celebrate the arrival of a new baby than with an amazing dessert. And with these recipes, you can make sure that your guests are full and happy!