This year was a big year here at Baking Bites, with over 160 new recipes posted over the course of the past 12 months! You better get your ovens fired up now because I suspect that 2016 will yield at least as many new recipes, as well as the continuing story of my new kitchen renovation. Looking back over the year, it seems fitting to give a nod to some of the recipes you enjoyed most. Here is a countdown of the top 10 most popular new recipes of 2015, continuing a tradition I started a couple of years ago. Be sure to check out the Top 10 lists for 2014 and for 2013, too!
10 (tie). No-Bake Dulce De Leche Cheesecake – For the first time, we had a tie (off by just a handful of views) for the 10th place spot! This cheesecake is so easy to make that it’s no wonder it’s a popular recipe.
10 (tie). Mango Crumble Pie - If you haven’t tried a mango pie before, you’re missing out because this tropical fruit makes a pie filling that will blow most apple pies out of the water – especially since it has a streusel topping, too.
9. Chocolate Blueberry Muffins – Blueberry muffins are always a classic, but add a little chocolate and you have a breakfast treat that has just the right amount of indulgence to it. These muffins are also excellent as an afternoon snack.
8. Oatmeal Snickerdoodle Muffins – Inspired by one of my favorite cookies, these hearty muffins have a topping of cinnamon and sugar that gives each bite the perfect extra bit of sweetness. They’re good without the topping, too, but you can never go wrong with extra cinnamon and sugar.
7. Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – One bite of these mouthwateringly good chocolate chip cookies, nutty from browned butter, and you’ll have a hard time going back to plain cookies. Use high quality chocolate chunks instead of traditional chips for a bakery look-a-like.
6. Two Ingredient Cream Cheese Frosting – Sweet and tangy, cream cheese frosting is always a favorite. This version is made with just two ingredients that you should have in your kitchen at all times. You never know when you’ll have a frosting emergency.
5. Big, Bakery-Style Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Those jumbo bakery cookies sometimes look better than they taste, but that isn’t the case with this homemade version. You can substitute chocolate chips for the raisins, too, if you’re not a dried fruit fan.
4. Pineapple Sponge Cake – This airy tropical cake has plenty of fresh pineapple juice infusing it with flavor. It’s an old fashioned sort of cake and it will impress you (and your family) with its flavor and simplicity.
3. Rum & Vanilla Cupcakes with Rum-Spiked Cream Cheese Frosting – Over at Modern Tiki we use the #drinkmorerum tag often and it fits these boozy cupcakes perfectly. They’re a perfectly fun dessert for your next grown-up dinner party.
2. One-Bowl Guinness Chocolate Cake – Bookmark this recipe now for St. Patrick’s Day. The cake is moist and rich, made with a chocolaty stout beer that gives it an impressive depth of flavor. It is excellent when topped with the Two Ingredient Cream Cheese Frosting recipe above!
1. White Chocolate Lava Cakes – Gooey, indulgent lava cakes don’t have to be made with dark chocolate. This creamy, vanilla-kissed white chocolate version will win you over at first bite!