Bake like a celebrity: 5 recipes inspired by famous personalities

EEliza September 8, 2023 12:17 PM

Ever wondered what your favorite celebrities love to eat? Sure, many of them have personal chefs, but you'd be surprised to hear that quite a few of them enjoy getting their hands dirty in the kitchen. From movie stars to pop icons, many famous personalities have shared their favorite recipes over the years. Here, we've compiled top five baking recipes inspired by these celebrities for you to try at home. So get your mixing bowls ready and let's bake like a celebrity!

Taylor Swift's Chai Sugar Cookies

Our list begins with the pop icon, Taylor Swift. Known for her love of baking, Taylor's Chai Sugar Cookies are a must-try. Here's how you can bake it.

  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of Chai mix
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs

Preheat your oven to 350°F. In a bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder. In another bowl, mix the butter and sugar until fluffy, then beat in the eggs. Gradually mix in the flour mixture, then the Chai mix. Scoop out tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto your baking sheets and bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool your cookies on a wire rack before serving.

Chrissy Teigen's Banana Bread

Next up, we have Chrissy Teigen's famous banana bread. This moist and flavorful recipe has garnered rave reviews. Here's how to make it.

  • 5 ripe bananas
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of unsalted butter
  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Mash the bananas in a bowl and set aside. Cream the butter and sugar together then beat in the eggs. Mix in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Fold in the mashed bananas. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool before slicing.

Blake Lively's Chocolate Cupcakes

Actress Blake Lively is known for her culinary skills, and her chocolate cupcakes are a testament to that. Let's get baking!

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 cup and 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Mix together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until fully combined. Pour the batter into lined cupcake tins and bake for 18-20 minutes. Cool before frosting.

Oprah Winfrey's Cornbread

Oprah Winfrey's favorite cornbread recipe is another gem. Here's what you'll need to make it.

  • 1 cup of yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1/4 cup of honey

Preheat your oven to 400°F. Mix together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. In another bowl, mix the milk, eggs, butter, and honey. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until just combined. Pour the batter into a greased baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool before serving.

Reese Witherspoon's Apple Pie

Lastly, we have Reese Witherspoon's classic apple pie. Here's how to recreate it at home.

  • 2 store-bought pie crusts
  • 6 to 7 cups of peeled and sliced green apples
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Preheat your oven to 375°F. Roll out one pie crust and line your pie dish with it. In a large bowl, toss the apples with the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice. Pour the apple mixture into the pie crust, then roll out the second crust and place it over the apples. Cut slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape. Bake for about 50 minutes or until the crust is golden and the apples are tender. Allow the pie to cool before serving.

With these recipes, you can bake like a celebrity and enjoy some delicious treats, too. Each recipe reflects the personality of the celebrity it was inspired by, so pick your favorite and try it out.

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