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…