Now that 2012 is really, truly nearing its end, I thought it would be fun to look back at some favorites posts from the past year. Scrolling through the list of them, I realized how much activity gets packed into a year of life. So many of the recipes I’ve posted since the beginning of 2012 seem like recipes from ages ago! There were breads and muffins, cakes and cookies, scones and biscotti… the list goes on. From fruits to nuts to caramel and, of course, chocolate, so many different ingredients and flavors made there way into my recipes, which made there way to all of you. When you take a second to think about it, it’s kinda mind-boggling!
I originally just planned to wrap of this huge year of baking and kitchen-obsessions by sharing some of my personal favorites with all of you, but you know what? I think I should share your favorites too! You guys are the readers, the ones who have done such a fantastic job of supporting this blog over the past year, and it’s the recipes of mine you liked the most that kept you coming back for more.
So, here we are: 2012’s top ten most popular posts on Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker:
You just can’t go wrong with a good chocolate cake and some cream cheese frosting. Add that chocolate glaze on top and you’re in cake heaven. (Not to mention you don’t have to be a pro at frosting for this one!)
Clumpy, crunchy, full of oats and nuts, and so, so good.
The classic combination of pumpkin and chocolate chips doesn’t get much better than it does in these moist, spiced muffins.
100% healthy and SO tasty! This one has been really popular since day one with everyone who’s tried it.
I’ve heard that it can be hard to find candied orange peel in the store, but luckily making them at home is pretty easy. You’ll be wanting to snack on these citrusy-sweet peels all day, but they’re awesome incorporated into other recipes too!
I know FOR SURE that you can’t find good-quality cinnamon chips (made with real cinnamon) at most local stores. DIY Cinnamon Chips – problem solved!
Buttery soft bread filled with dark chocolate in true French fashion. This is one of those recipes I’ll always come back too, because these are incredible!
Rich, dark caramel sauce made without cream, aka the best thing I’ve ever figured out how to make.
Dangerously addicting – the name says it all.
These were, without a doubt, the most popular treat that I’ve posted on this blog. Seems like many of you can never get enough peanut butter and chocolate, and when cupcakes and ice cream are involved too, it’s irresistible!
Hopefully you now have one (or a few) more recipes on your t0-make list! Check back soon to get a glimpse of my favorites from the year. :)