The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013

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Around this time every year, I like to see what blog posts you enjoyed the most and compare them to my favorites.  There are always a few surprises but definitely some that I agree with (I’m glad you like cookies as much as I do!).  Scroll down to see the most popular posts of 2013 and take a look at which recipes I loved the most.

Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013

The ten most visited blog posts from 2013:

10. Cookie Butter and Salted Caramel Cookie Sandwiches -I ate these out of the freezer, they were that good, can’t say I’m surprised they made the list!

The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013: Cookie Butter and Salted Caramel Cookie Sandwiches

9.  Red Velvet Cupcakes with Blueberry Cream Cheese Icing –I loved how pretty these cupcakes were.  Plus the cupcake itself had the best texture!

The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013: Red Velvet Cupcakes with Blueberry Cream Cheese Icing

8.  Big Chewy Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Cookies – You can also see the video for making these cookies here!

The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013:  Big Chewy Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Cookies

7.  (Fresh) Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Brown Butter Cookies – These were a huge hit in real life as well.  

The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013: (Fresh) Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Brown Butter Cookies

6.  Sweet and Salty Candy Bar Blondies -You can personalize these blondies based on the candy you have on hand.

The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013: Sweet and Salty Candy Bar Blondies

5.  Peanut Butter Cup Heath Bar Brown Butter Cookies – You love candy and brown butter, and I love you for it.

The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013: Peanut Butter Cup Heath Bar Brown Butter Cookies

4.  Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Bars – I first posted this recipe three years ago!  The photos are not good but the recipe is a winner.  I made them for Thanksgiving this year.

The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013: Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

3.  Easy Low Fat Pumpkin Sheet Cake – Sometimes a box mix is the way to go.  Easiest cake ever.

The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013: Easy Low Fat Pumpkin Sheet Cake

2.  Mixed Berry Sauce – This sauce was good but I’m always surprised at how popular it is.  Go and figure!

The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013: Mixed Berry Sauce

1.  22 Easy Dessert Recipes that Make You Seem Like a Pro  –  These were super popular in 2012 as well.

The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013: 22 Easy Dessert Recipes that Make You Seem Like a Pro

My ten favorite posts from 2013:

10.  Blackberry, Peach and Pistachio Crisp (Gluten-free) –  This was a really easy weeknight dessert and perfect for a summer get together.  Swap the fruits based on the season.

The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013: Blackberry, Peach and Pistachio Crisp (Gluten-free)

9.  Sweet & Salty Party Cookies (with caramel corn!) –  I just loved this cookie.

The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013: Sweet & Salty Party Cookies

8.  Pistachio Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Buttercream – I made these cupcakes for my dad’s birthday and he definitely approved.  When I brought some for a girl’s night they were an enormous hit.  

The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013: Pistachio Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Buttercream

7.  Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Whipped Chocolate Ganache – This cake is definitely a splurge but it is so good for a special occasion.

The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013: Chocolate Chip Pound Cake w Whipped Chocolate Ganache 5

6.  Fluffernutter Chocolate Cake – Another cake mix special.  The frosting makes it.

The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013: Fluffernutter Chocolate Cake

6.  Lollie’s Blueberry Pie –  The sentiment behind this pie is half of why I love it.  Plus it tastes amazing.

The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013: Lollie's Blueberry Pie

4.  Pink Champagne Cake Pops – I was so excited about these photos and the magazine feature.  The thing is, the cake pops also tasted amazing.

The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013: Pink Champagne Cake Pops

3.  Vanilla Bean Apple Bundt Cake with Vanilla Bean Caramel Sauce – Matt has not stopped talking about this cake since I made it.  

The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013: Vanilla Bean Apple Bundt Cake

2.  Graham Cracker Cookies With Toasted Pumpkin Marshmallow Filling – These cookies did not get the attention they deserved.  The filling was unreal and the graham cracker cookies were chewy and delicious.

The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013: Graham Cracker Cookies With Toasted Pumpkin Marshmallow Filling

1.  Caramelized White Chocolate Truffle Pumpkin Cupcakes – My love affair with caramelized white chocolate started here.  These cupcakes are one of the best things I ate in 2013.

The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013: Caramelized White Chocolate Truffle Pumpkin Cupcakes

Happy New Year, everyone! Cheers to a 2014 full of many, many delicious sweets!

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11 Responses to “The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2013”

  1. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie December 30, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    I loved those cranberry cookies!

  2. Joanne December 31, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    I don’t know how you were able to choose between these…I would have wanted to pick them all!

  3. TidyMom December 31, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

    What a delicious year Laurne!! Here’s to a sweet and tasty 2014!

  4. Monet January 1, 2014 at 12:45 am #

    I can see why these were favorites. They all look so good. I’d have a hard time picking my absolute #1. Thank you for sharing, and happy New Year!

  5. Jennifer | Bake or Break January 2, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

    Delicious as always! It was so nice to meet you this past year. Happy new year!

    • Keep It Sweet January 4, 2014 at 7:05 pm #

      It was so good to meet you too! Hopefully we can get together again soon:-)

  6. Rachel January 2, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

    These all look amazing! I still really need to try this caramelized white chocolate…looks epic!

  7. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl January 2, 2014 at 10:04 pm #

    Those cookie sandwiches look crazy delicious! Yum!

  8. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen January 3, 2014 at 9:41 pm #

    What a great line up!! Everything looks incredible, but those Cookie Butter and Salted Caramel Cookie Sandwiches are calling my name! I am a sucker for anything salted caramel! :)

  9. Carolyn January 3, 2014 at 10:05 pm #

    Holy Deliciousness, Lauren! You tempt me…