Underrated Baked Goods

If you’re like me, you love baked goods (perhaps sometimes a little too much). Whether you bake them or buy them, baked goods are one of life’s sweetest pleasures. We all know about the classics such as cakes, cookies, brownies, and pies, but what about some of the lesser-known goodies? Here are some of my favorite underrated baked goods.


I LOVE chocolate truffles. The sweetness, the texture, the different flavors—what’s not to enjoy? You’ve probably only ever seen them in fancy packages at the market, but honestly, they’re not too difficult to make on your own. All you need is a little time, patience, and passion.


Coconut macaroons don’t get the hype they deserve. They’re light, tasty, and so simple! Most recipes only require shredded coconut, vanilla extract, egg whites, and sugar. For an added flavor, dip or drizzle them in chocolate once baked.


Rice pudding is another obscure favorite of mine. It’s rich, creamy, and works as the perfect vessel for a variety of toppings (my favorite is chocolate chips). I enjoy making horchata (a Mexican cinnamon rice drink), and sometimes I save the rice from it to make rice pudding with. One stone; two delicious birds.


I’ve grown up baking lemon squares with my mother and I may be biased because I have a lemon tree in my backyard, but these things are on another level. If you’re looking for a bit of sweet and tart at the same time, you have to try lemon squares. I could eat a whole tray of these by myself if no one stopped me. Once you try one, I’m sure you’ll feel the same.