Can you believe it’s the second day of 2019?! 2019!! Seriously?! Time has really flown this past year and I truly can’t believe how much Lights, Camera, Bake! has grown this past year either. I can’t thank you all enough for following my blog, connecting with me and trying my recipes. It really does mean the world to me and I can’t wait to take Lights, Camera, Bake! to THE NEXT LEVEL in 2019. I hope you’ll continue to follow me and grow in your baking skills with me!
I made a post last year rounding up my top 10 recipes based on YOU, my dear readers opinions. What better way to celebrate the end of the year and welcome in the new than to share my top 10 recipes of 2018 with you all. It will be interesting to see what has changed from last year.
These recipes are based on the most viewed and shared recipes from my blog.
Number One: Condensed Milk Brownies
These brownies were a hit! They’re fudgy, gooey, chewy and are the best performing post on my blog to date! I know the recipe is awesome but sometimes its hard to get across just how awesome a recipe is so I’m glad I did with these brownies and I hope to have a few more recipes go as viral as these did!
Number Two: Black Velvet Cupcakes
Black Velvet Cupcakes are soft, fluffy and moist, have the same flavour as red velvet but are completely black!
I am quite surprised at how popular this recipe continues to be! They’ve even moved up and claimed the second most popular recipe!. I created the cupcakes as we finally had black food colouring in the supermarkets in my town and I wanted to experiment. Not everyone is a fan of the temporary mouth colour stain and some people complain that black food colouring has a bad taste. (I don’t know if it’s the brand you use but I use Queen or Hansells and they have been fine). These cupcakes are fun for a showstopping dessert or Halloween!
Number Three: Apricot Shortbread Crumble Slice
Apricot Shortbread Crumble Slice is a melt in the mouth shortbread base topped with tart apricot jam filling and finished off with a simple crumble top.
Tart, buttery, comforting. One of my personal favourites and wasn’t on the list last year! Just goes to show chocolate doesn’t always win.
Number Four: Leftover Cookie Cheesecake Bars
Leftover Cookie Cheesecake Bars…. An odd name and recipe but seriously awesome!
This was one of my first recipes on Lights, Camera, BAKE! and initially it did not get the traction I wanted or felt it deserved. The recipe came about when I had far too many cookies baked and going stale in the cupboard so I decided to whip up a recipe and so the Leftover Cookie Cheesecake Bars were born. A handy and tasty recipe for leftover cookies.
Number Five: Caramilk Bars
Caramilk Bars. These are chewy, sweet and gooey. They have a little caramel flavour with a few pieces of white chocolate thrown in to create the flavour of Caramilk in cookie bar form.
These are one of my cousins favourites and apparently your favourites too! You can use any kind of white chocolate or caramelized white chocolate if Caramilk is not available for you.
Number Six: No Bake White Chocolate Caramel Slice
No Bake White Chocolate Caramel slice combines a crushed biscuit base (with a twist), a gooey, buttery caramel middle and a sweet white chocolate top!
Not one I expected to make the list but another one of my personal favourites. In fact when I made this slice my Aunt and I couldn’t stop eating it and nearly finished the whole pan off ourselves.
Number Seven: No Bake Cookies and Cream Slice
This No Bake Cookies and Cream Slice tastes exactly like an Oreo. With the added flavour of melted chocolate that is!
I’m obsessed with this slice and I have been since the moment I first tried them. Finally they make the list and I’m so happy you love them too!
Number Eight: Pecan White Chocolate Brownies
Pecan White Chocolate Brownies are soft and ultra fudgy white chocolate brownies studded with pecans!
I went a little crazy on the white chocolate blondie making train this year but I’m glad you loved them as much as I did!
Number Nine: Egg White Brownies
Egg White Brownies are soft, fudgy, chewy, gooey, rich and packed full of chocolate chips. They’re also flourless!
Another recipe that surprised me to make the list! Just goes to show you can never judge what will be popular or not. I am a huge fan of these brownies and the idea actually came to me when I was making a Pavlova for Christmas one year. I just love how light and fluffy the egg whites make the brownies while still being rich and fudgy.
Number Ten: Red Velvet Cake Pops
The beloved red velvet cake flavours of not-quite vanilla and not-quite chocolate mixed with cream cheese icing and lovingly covered in white chocolate. All the flavours of red velvet cake in a small truffle.
Taking 10th for two years running! YES! Of all the things I have baked a shared with you these cake pops have been tasted tested by more people than any other of my recipes. I’ve had friends, family, even strangers try them! I’ve had people who say they don’t like red velvet or cake pops or white chocolate try these… Every single person has then said except if its these cake pops! Truly a must make and I love how cute these are. Perfect for a New Year party
If you have any requests for recipes or posts for this coming year, comment them below!