Your KitchenAid mixer might just be the hardest working appliance in your home. It can do everything from mixing up cakes and cookies to creating perfectly aerated whipped cream. This versatile device can even be used for savory recipes, like mashed potatoes, dips and home-baked bread. In fact, there’s no shortage of ways to use this clever appliance…provided you have a few handy recipes at the ready, that is. And that’s where we come in: Here’s what to make with a KitchenAid mixer, whether you’re after breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert.

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How Sweet Eats

1. Oreo Peanut Butter Pie

Creamy peanut butter mousse and a crunchy Oreo crust—needless to say, this no-bake dessert is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

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Recipe Tin Eats

2. Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Spread it on cupcakes, eat it by the spoonful (no judgment); there’s no wrong way to indulge in classic chocolate buttercream.

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40 Aprons

3. Taco Dip

This creative twist on a seven layer dip boasts a spicy, creamy base instead of beans at the bottom…and we’re on board with it.

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Whitney Bond

4. Calzone

For cheese-lovers who prefer their tomato sauce on the side.

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That Other Cooking Blog

5. Shortbread Cardamom Cookies

Aromatic cardamom and classic shortbread come together to make one seriously classy cookie.

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This Silly Girl’s Kitchen

6. Angel Food Lemon Cupcakes

Light, airy and pumped full of sweet lemon curd—these cupcakes are an extra decadent treat.

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Upstate Ramblings

7. Peppermint Meringue Cookies

These crispy, candy cane-striped meringue cookies will make dreams of sugar plum fairies dance in your head.

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Sidewalk Shoes

8. Hazelnut and Apricot Biscotti

These hazelnut and apricot biscotti are a perfect companion to your morning coffee, and an even better vehicle for double (and triple) crème cheeses.

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The Recipe Critic

9. Orange Rolls

These citrus-scented cinnamon rolls make the standard Cinnabon look like yesterday’s news.

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So Much Food

10. Potato and Onion Pierogies w/ Bacon

Here, classic Polish comfort food that comes together in the blink of an eye with the muscle of a stand mixer.

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Cooking With Janica

11. New York Style Pizza Dough

Before you pick up the phone and order delivery (again), consider using your KitchenAid to tap into your inner pizzaiolo.

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Posh Journal

12. Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake


Pull on your favorite chunky sweater and cozy up to a slice of pumpkin, spice and everything nice.

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Noble Pig

13. Irish Cream Cake

PSA: Bailey’s tastes every bit as delicious on a moist and tender bundt cake as it does on the rocks.

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Rock Recipes

14. Gypsy Tart

Silky, rich and exceedingly sweet—the dulce de leche-flavored filling of this pie will make you swoon.

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My Forking Life

15. Jamaican Black Cake

This Caribbean rum cake—made with sweet dessert wine and stuffed with dried fruit—is a traditional treat enjoyed on holidays and all manner of celebrations.

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The Gracious Pantry

16. Healthy Marshmallows

These pillowy, gluten-free marshmallows are begging to be dunked in a cup of hot chocolate—just be sure to use real, high-quality vanilla extract for optimal flavor.

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The Creative Bite

17. Spiralized Apple Crisp

A KitchenAid spiralizer attachment handles the grunt work of peeling, coring and slicing, so you can dip into a tasty apple crisp without even breaking a sweat.

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The Sugar Free Diva

18. Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice Coffee

A decidedly smart upgrade to your favorite seasonal Starbucks bev—this sugar-free version features all the same warming spices and plenty of natural sweetness, to boot.

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Eat With Clarity

19. Red Velvet Cake

Impossibly moist and fluffy, this gluten and dairy-free red velvet cake belongs in every vegan’s baking rotation.

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The Butter Half

20. No-Churn Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream

To be fair, your KitchenAid does do some churning…but we’re guessing you won’t be hung up on technicalities once you dip into this oh-so creamy, fruit-spiked frozen treat.

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Haute and Healthy Living

21. English Trifle with Custard

Layers of sherry and jam soaked angel food cake, custard and whipped cream come together to make a dessert that looks as impressive as it tastes.

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In Mama Maggie’s Kitchen

22. Mexican Chocolate Cake

No need to raid the spice rack for this recipe: Mexican chocolate is the secret ingredient behind the bold flavors of this rich and sumptuous chocolate cake.

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The Big Man’s World

23. Pumpkin Chocolate Blondies

A gluten-free, autumnal treat with gooey chocolate and spiced pumpkin—prepare to fall hard for these guys.

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Cotter Crunch

24. Gluten Free Graham Crackers

These gluten-free graham crackers are an easy and healthy way to satisfy an afternoon sweet craving.

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Sweet Lizzy

25. Chai Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo friends with a desire to up their baking game need to make a batch of these spiced chai and chocolate chip cookies, stat.

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A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

26. Classic Butter Rum Cake

This sinfully moist bundt cake, drenched in rich caramel sauce, is a cinch to make thanks to a few clever baking hacks.

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Mom On Timeout

27. No Bake Apple Cheesecake

A heavenly combination of apple pie combination and tangy-sweet cheesecake, this no-bake dessert is a winner that requires little to no effort to make.

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Wholesome Yum

28. Cream Cheese Cookies

Keto followers may not be able to enjoy a shmear on a bagel, but they can still get their cream cheese fix with these crumbly low-carb biscuits.

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Sweet Peas and Saffron

29. Lemon Coconut Angel Food Cake Donut

Another angel food cake recipe that’s sure to tempt your sweet tooth, this time in the form of a coconut and lemon frosted donut.

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Yellow Bliss Road

30. Garlic Breadsticks

Why spend your hard-earned cash at Olive Garden when you can bake up your own fluffy and perfectly seasoned garlic breadsticks at home?

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Wendy Polisi

31. Peanut Butter Blossoms

The classic Christmas thumbprint cookie gets a Valentine’s Day makeover with this festive recipe—you know, ‘cause peanut butter and chocolate is a slam dunk combo at any time of year.

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Vintage Kitty

32. Fried Green Tomatoes with Whipped Herb Chevre

Creamy goat cheese and herbs get whipped together to make an unexpected fried green tomato topping that, truth be told, makes so much sense.

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The Almond Eater

33. Vegan Banana Bread

Flaxseed eggs: The magical mystery ingredient that will absolutely make vegan baking dreams come true.

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Bojon Gourmet

34. Rye Flour Pain Au Chocolat

These rye flour croissants are puffy, flaky, chocolate-stuffed perfection.

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The Mediterranean Dish

35. Jerusalem Bagel

A satisfying and subtly sweet alternative to the dense New York style bagel, spread one of these fluffy and light Jerusalem bagels with butter or dip it in labneh cheese for a nosh that hits the spot.

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The Endless Meal

36. Melt In Your Mouth Shortbread Cookies

These classic shortbread cookies are soft, buttery and just right for dipping in a warm beverage.

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Girl Gone Gourmet

37. Cheesecake Parfait

This pretty parfait is an effortlessly fancy make-ahead dessert recipe that’s guaranteed to come in handy next time you’re playing hostess.

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Girl Gone Gourmet

38. Snickerdoodles

Your inner child has been starved of snickerdoodles for far too long.

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Cook at Home Mom

39. Sugar Free Keto Whipped Cream

That keto diet you’ve been diligently adhering to would, sadly, be laid to waste by a mouthful of Reddi-wip. The silver lining? This super creamy sugar-free alternative is A-OK.

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Fork and Beans

40. Tornado Fries

The spiralizer attachment on your KitchenAid stand mixer can do twisted things to a potato.

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Life Between Weekends

41. Pastelitos

This traditional Cuban dessert features tropical guava fruit, cream cheese and buttery puff pastry. Need we say more?

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Life Between Weekends

42. Green and Goldies Cookies

Show your St. Patty’s Day pride and whip up a batch of these chewy and chocolatey oatmeal cookies.

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Life Made Sweeter

43. Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Plant-based milk and vegan butter lend a decadent, creamy texture to this vegan mashed potato recipe. It doesn’t get butter than this.

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Make it Dairy Free

44. Molten Vegan Chocolate Pie

Vegans with a hankering for chocolate will enjoy the rich flavor and impossibly moist crumb of this brownie pie.

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Cookie Named Desire

45. Creamy Margarita Dip


If you’re steering clear of the hard stuff, this creamy twist on the classic cocktail will rock your world.

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Butter Be Ready

46. Garlic Butter Parmesan Rolls

Presenting the cinnamon roll’s savory cousin—a doughy, garlicky bun of goodness with enough butter to make Paula Dean proud.

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It’s Raining Flour

47. Gluten Free Rough Puff Pastry

Almond flour is a surprisingly effective stand-in for the regular stuff in this recipe for gluten-free puff pastry. The end result is so flaky and delicate, you’d never know the difference.

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Feed me Phoebe

48. Spinach Balls with Sunflower Seeds, Manchego and Turmeric Honey

Here, a gluten-free recipe courtesy of Coterie member Phoebe Lapine that combines the plant-based power of spinach (think: Popeye) with the buttery flavor of manchego cheese.

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CarlsBad Cravings

49. Leftover Turkey Bombs

Bake your leftover bird into a biscuit and you’ll have one more thing to be thankful for.

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Stay Snatched

50. Banana Split Pie

A twist on the classic sundae, this slice of pie boasts pineapple, cream cheese filling, cherries and nuts. (Oh, my!)

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