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RECIPES

Learn how to create Melissa’s signature dessert recipes so you can make a delicious masterpiece at home.




Cookie Butter Bomb CookiesCookie Butter Bomb Cookies

Cookie Butter Bomb Cookies

December 2021

This recipe makes ooey gooey cookies that are stuffed with Biscoff to create a bomb cookie. Read more

Marbled Icing Sugar Christmas CookiesMarbled Icing Sugar Christmas Cookies

Marbled Icing Sugar Christmas Cookies

December 2021

A festive spin to your sugar cookies! Add bright colors and tie-dye to your Christmas cookies this season. Read more

Melting Snowman CookiesMelting Snowman Cookies

Melting Snowman Cookies

December 2021

This is the best winter cookie recipe! A melting marshmallow snowman on top of a sugar cookie, creates a fun design and is great to decorate with your kids. Read more

Oreo Oreo Cheesecake CookiesOreo Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

Oreo Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

November 2021

These soft and fluffy Oreo stuffed cookies are filled with cheesecake, which brings these cookies to the next level. Read more

Funfetti Ricotta PieFunfetti Ricotta Pie

Funfetti Ricotta Pie

November 2021

The perfect dessert to serve at your next dinner party. Read more

Sweet Potato Pecan Mini PiesSweet Potato Pecan Mini Pies

Sweet Potato Pecan Mini Pies

November 2021

These Sweet Potato Pecan Mini Pies are the best holiday dessert. Use cupcake pans to create these individual small pies.Read more

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pop TartsSalted Caramel Apple Pie Pop Tarts

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pop Tarts

November 2021

The perfect handheld holiday dessert that kids and adults will love and enjoy.Read more

Golden Grahams S'mores TreatsGolden Grahams S'mores Treats

Golden Grahams S'mores Treats

November 2021

Add in some marshmallows and chocolate and this delicious treat will have you turning breakfast cereal into your favorite dessert. Read more

Funfetti Rice Krispies TreatsFunfetti Rice Krispies Treats

Funfetti Rice Krispies Treats

November 2021

Taste the rainbow with this colorful rice krispie recipe! Read more

Salted Caramel Rice Krispies TreatsSalted Caramel Rice Krispies Treats

Salted Caramel Rice Krispies Treats

November 2021

This S’mores fudge is so delicious and SO easy to make. Read more

S'mores Fudge RecipeS'mores Fudge Recipe

S'mores Fudge

November 2021

This S’mores fudge is so delicious and SO easy to make. Read more

Halloween Candy PieHalloween Candy Pie

Halloween Candy Pie

October 2021

A sweet treat to make with all of your leftover Halloween candy. Read more

Halloween Candy Brown Butter CookiesHalloween Candy Brown Butter Cookies

Halloween Candy Brown Butter Cookies

October 2021

File this cookie recipe under: what to bring to your next event.Read more

Brown Butter Pumpkin Spice CookiesBrown Butter Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Brown Butter Pumpkin Spice Cookies

October 2021

These cookies are incredible if you love pumpkin spice......Read more

Pumpkin Spice SnickerdoodlePumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle

October 2021

They’re soft, chewy, and will make your house smell amazing!.....Read more

Pumpkin Mug CakePumpkin Mug Cake

Pumpkin Mug Cake

October 2021

Calling all dessert-loving pumpkin spice enthusiasts- this recipe is for you!.....Read more

Pumpkin Spice MarshmallowsPumpkin Spice Marshmallows

Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows

October 2021

This recipe can be summed up in five words: fluffy, delicious, bites of heaven.....Read more

Melissa Ben-Ishay Baking Her Tie-Dye CakeMelissa Ben-Ishay Baking Her Tie-Dye Cake

The Tie-Dye Cake Recipe

October 2021

I’ve been making tie-dye cupcakes for years. The first batch of tie-dye cupcakes I ever made were for my friend Michael’s birthday....Read more

Chocolate Chip Cookie & Oreo Icebox Cake RecipeChocolate Chip Cookie & Oreo Icebox Cake Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookie & Oreo Icebox Cake Recipe

October 2021

Ice-box cakes give you the opportunity to get creative and try new flavor combos as long as you stick to the basics - cream, cookies & layering....Read more

Saltine Crack BarsSaltine Crack Bars

Saltine Cracker Bars (“Christmas Crack”) Recipe

Sept 2021

This recipe is super easy. You don’t have to be comfortable in the kitchen to make them...Read more

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Marshmallow TreatsCinnamon Toast Crunch Marshmallow Treats

Better Blondies Recipe

Sept 2021

Why make regular blondies when you can make better blondies?...Read more

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Marshmallow TreatsCinnamon Toast Crunch Marshmallow Treats

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Treats - Easy Recipe!

Sept 2021

These cinnamon toast crunch treats are the BEST I’ve ever had. They’re the perfect amount of buttery, cinnamony, crunchy & gooey - a must-try!...Read more

Melissa Ben-Ishay's Recipe For The Perfect Sweet/Salty Combo - Made with RITZ CrackersMelissa Ben-Ishay's Recipe For The Perfect Sweet/Salty Combo - Made with RITZ Crackers

RITZ Cracker Desserts: The Perfect Sweet/Salty Combo

May 2021

Ritz crackers are an All-American classic. I keep them in the house constantly, and not just because they’re favorites of my kids. Ritz are delicious and versatile, and they add a perfect mix of buttery...Read more

Melissa Ben-Ishay's Recipe For Amazingly Moist and Tasty S'mores Cake BallsMelissa Ben-Ishay's Recipe For Amazingly Moist and Tasty S'mores Cake Balls

S'mores Cake Balls Recipe

April 2021

This S’mores recipe was a total experiment, and guess what? It worked. Like, too well. Will definitely be making again (stay tuned). So if you love s’mores, keep reading. I’ve always loved s’mores – especially as a cupcake...Read more

Melissa Ben-Ishay's Recipe For Deliciously Rich Peanut Butter Banana BrowniesMelissa Ben-Ishay's Recipe For Deliciously Rich Peanut Butter Banana Brownies

Peanut Butter Banana Brownies Recipe

April 2021

Full transparency, I’ve been making these peanut butter banana chocolate chip brownie-loaves basically every week for the past few months. And yes, I eat the whole dang thing over the span of...Read more

Melissa Ben-Ishay's Recipe For Delicious Colorful Rainbow Sugar Cookies, Plus a Royal Icing RecipeMelissa Ben-Ishay's Recipe For Delicious Colorful Rainbow Sugar Cookies, Plus a Royal Icing Recipe

Rainbow Sugar Cookie Recipe

March 2021

My daughter only liked chocolate cookies...until we introduced this sugar cookie recipe into our rotation at home! Shoutout to Sally’s Baking Addiction for this recipe, which I mostly follow to the letter. (Sally, you’re my hero!...Read more

Melissa Ben-Ishay's Amazing Recipe For Hot Cocoa Cake, Hot Cocoa Icing, and BONUS Recipes For Chocolate and Marshmallow GlazesMelissa Ben-Ishay's Amazing Recipe For Hot Cocoa Cake, Hot Cocoa Icing, and BONUS Recipes For Chocolate and Marshmallow Glazes

Hot Cocoa Cake and Icing Recipe

February 2021

I happen to like winter, generally. It’s a huge time of year for our team—Hanukkah, Christmas, Valentine’s Day! Winter might be the most delicious season. Plus, I love making treats when...Read more

Melissa Ben-Ishay's Perfect Sweet and Salty Super Bowl Sunday Recipe Just In Time for the Big GameMelissa Ben-Ishay's Perfect Sweet and Salty Super Bowl Sunday Recipe Just In Time for the Big Game

Make Super Bowl Sunday A Little Sweeter

January 2021

In years past, the thing I love most about the Super Bowl isn’t necessarily the football or the halftime show, but the ritual of entertaining and feeding the people I love...the ritual of spending time together...Read more

Melissa Ben-Ishay's Oreo Icebox Cake RecipesMelissa Ben-Ishay's Oreo Icebox Cake Recipes

Oreo Icebox Cake Recipe

December 2020

One of my all-time favorite ice cream flavors is cookies & cream. I’ve tasted and reviewed every flavor of Oreo on my Instagram highlights, so you might say I’m something of an expert...Read more

Melissa Ben-Ishay's Candy Cane Cupcake RecipeMelissa Ben-Ishay's Candy Cane Cupcake Recipe

Candy Cane Cupcakes Recipe

December 2020

Candy cane is an iconic holiday flavor but it doesn’t often get the same attention as other festive favorites, which we totally get—it's hard to choose between the many delish...Read more

Close Up of Vegan Chocolate Banana MuffinsClose Up of Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins

Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Muffin Recipe

December 2020

My husband is vegan, and I...eat cupcakes professionally pretty much on the daily. I love sweets, I love making sweets, and I love him, so I’ve started...Read more





Arts & Crafts

Discover your creativity all over again with Melissa’s colorful project ideas & more.




A Beautiful Hot Cocoa Gingerbread House Built by Melissa Ben-IshayA Beautiful Hot Cocoa Gingerbread House Built by Melissa Ben-Ishay

Building a Hot Cocoa Gingerbread House

December 2020

This year has been one for the books, and we’ll all be happy to leave 2020 in the rearview. In my household, we’re preparing for the holidays to be different...Read more





In the Kitchen: Tips & How-Tos

From equipment to technique, Melissa shares her tips & tricks to start baking like a pro.




Assorted Kitchen Supplies on a Blue TableAssorted Kitchen Supplies on a Blue Table

Baking With Melissa 101: What You'll Need In The Kitchen

December 2020

Let me tell you a secret about being a baker: you don’t need special, expensive, or trendy equipment to make something super delicious....Read more

Assorted Frosting Tools on a Yellow TableAssorted Frosting Tools on a Yellow Table

How to Frost Cupcakes Like a Pro

December 2020

If you’re a home baker looking to level up your frosting skills, odds are you have strengths in the kitchen that already make your baking unmistak...Read more





Behind The Scenes at
Baked by Melissa

Read more about what goes on behind the scenes in our world of bite-size cupcakes.




Learn About How Baked by Melissa's Delicious Macarons Are MadeLearn About How Baked by Melissa's Delicious Macarons Are Made

Macarons: Baked by Melissa Edition

May 2021

Macarons are a timeless dessert, a unique confection that’s distinctly French. Egg white meringue is what makes macarons an airy, crunchy treat, and almond flour means macarons are gluten-free...Read more

Get The Inside Scoop About Baked by Melissa's Mother's Day Flavors from Melissa Ben-Ishay And Shop The Perfect Mother's Day GiftsGet The Inside Scoop About Baked by Melissa's Mother's Day Flavors from Melissa Ben-Ishay And Shop The Perfect Mother's Day Gifts

Behind The Scenes: Mother's Day Collection

April 2021

I’m screaming it from the rooftops: Moms are the unsung heroes of the global pandemic. As a working mom of two delicious girls, now 5 and 2, I can tell you first hand how insanely difficult it's been to...Read more

Melissa Ben-Ishay Interviews Ellen Bennett for International Women's Day MonthMelissa Ben-Ishay Interviews Ellen Bennett for International Women's Day Month

Melissa’s Interview With Founder & CEO Ellen Bennett

March 2021

We had the pleasure of speaking with Ellen Bennett of Hedley & Bennett on IG Live this March, and we’re excited to share more of her story here on our blog! ICYMI, Ellen is just as vibrant a human as...Read more

Melissa Ben-Ishay Interviews Missy Robbins for International Women's Day MonthMelissa Ben-Ishay Interviews Missy Robbins for International Women's Day Month

Melissa’s Interview With Chef & Owner Missy Robbins

March 2021

One of our latest installments in our IG Live series is here and it couldn’t be ANY more amazing. This week, I sat down with award-winning Chef and fellow female bad*ss Missy Robbins. We talked about challenges in...Read more

Melissa Ben-Ishay Interviews Myriam Sandler for International Women's Day MonthMelissa Ben-Ishay Interviews Myriam Sandler for International Women's Day Month

Melissa’s Interview With Myriam Sandler of Mothercould

March 2021

This March, we’re celebrating badass women by using our platform to spread awareness and share stories from female founders in our community. As a part of my IG Live Series for Women’s History Month, I got together with my arts & crafts soulmate...Read more

Baked by Melissa Celebrates International Women's Day All Month Long by Celebrating Women Owned BusinessesBaked by Melissa Celebrates International Women's Day All Month Long by Celebrating Women Owned Businesses

What’s Going On For Women’s History Month!?

February 2021

Being a woman in today’s society is hard. At times, it’s borderline impossible. Working moms have two full time jobs. I can tell you from my own experience that it’s a lot of pressure. I strive to be the best leader...Read more

Some Behind the Scenes on How Melissa Ben-Ishay created the Baked by Melissa Valentine's Day FlavorsSome Behind the Scenes on How Melissa Ben-Ishay created the Baked by Melissa Valentine's Day Flavors

Behind the Scenes: Valentine’s Day Flavor Creation

February 2021

My love language has always been creating, and Valentine’s Day is all about sending and giving love in the ways that only you can give. More than ever, we need to show up for our communities...Read more

Baked By Melissa Partners with Good Grief Org to Help Families and Children Cope With LossBaked By Melissa Partners with Good Grief Org to Help Families and Children Cope With Loss

Baked by Melissa x Good Grief

January 2021

2020 was the hardest year ever. We had to learn to navigate Covid-19 in every aspect of our lives, and with that came major sacrifices, learning, and of course, grief. This year, when I started thinking about love...Read more

Learn About Melissa Ben-Ishay's Process for Creating New Baked By Melissa Flavors And Making Sure Each Passes the Single Bite Taste TestLearn About Melissa Ben-Ishay's Process for Creating New Baked By Melissa Flavors And Making Sure Each Passes the Single Bite Taste Test

The Baked by Melissa Flavor Creation Process

January 2021

Product development is one of my favorite parts of the job. It’s basically the professional equivalent of sitting at lunch daydreaming about what you’ll eat for dinner...which I’m doing constantly in my head...Read more





Melissa

Get to know our one-of-a-kind founder & CEO, Melissa Ben-Ishay, right from the source.




Melissa Ben-Ishay Standing At the Corner Of The First Baked by Melissa Store Reflects On Her Journey to Becoming CEOMelissa Ben-Ishay Standing At the Corner Of The First Baked by Melissa Store Reflects On Her Journey to Becoming CEO

How I Became The CEO Of My Own Company: Melissa’s Story

February 2021

I’ve worn pretty much every hat at Baked by Melissa—I’ve fulfilled orders and delivered cupcakes myself via the New York subway. I have been the face...Read more

Melissa Ben-Ishay In a Tie-Dye Sweatshirt In Front of Pink Baked By Melissa Shipping Boxes Giving a Thumbs UpMelissa Ben-Ishay In a Tie-Dye Sweatshirt In Front of Pink Baked By Melissa Shipping Boxes Giving a Thumbs Up

How To Stay Positive When Times Get Tough

January 2021

Baked by Melissa came to life as a way to bring bite-sized joy to as many people as we can, but there have definitely been our fair share of challenges like the...Read more

Melissa Ben-Ishay And Her Family in a Field After Apple Picking, One of Their Family TraditionsMelissa Ben-Ishay And Her Family in a Field After Apple Picking, One of Their Family Traditions

Celebrate Your Family’s Holiday Traditions With Baked by Melissa Desserts

December 2020

For me, the holidays are special because they’re bound together by two threads: togetherness and the sharing of delicious food. I love the many ways families show their love...Read more

Collage of Melissa Ben-Ishay's Inspirations for Baked By MelissaCollage of Melissa Ben-Ishay's Inspirations for Baked By Melissa

The Baked by Melissa Story

December 2020

I live for food, but it hasn’t always been what I do for a living. Growing up, I was (and still am) a take-charge kind of girl...Read more