Most Popular Recipes of 2014

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It’s that time of year again where we take a look back at what recipes you guys were digging the most. The most popular. These sweeties sat at the cool kids table in 2014 and bullied the heck out of the other recipes on my site. #hateuscauseyouaintus

I didn’t do it.. you guys did. Can’t be mad.

I am actually pretty stoked at looking back and seeing what made the top 20 this year because most of the recipes are new ones…which is a first for me! Of course I did have a few oldies make the cut, but you always have that 20-something who keeps going back to the high school parties. Sad but true.

And it turns out you people are NOT about complicated. You like easy, everyday, no bake, whip-up-on-a-Tuesday type stuff. So here’s to that. I’ll plan accordingly in 2105.

So let’s get crackin’ on the hotties of 2014…


Let’s start at the bottom and work our way backwards.

20. Coming in at number 20 this year is my Microwave Caramel Sauce. I have to say that this recipe was made out of necessity. Sometimes you just need caramel sauce fast. I love this recipe and am glad you guys did too!

19. My Perfect Rice Krispie Treats are completely perfect and deserve a slot on this list for sure. Gooey, krispie perfection.

18. These 3 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Squares are my version of a power snack. Looks like you guys like power.

17. Rounding out the bottom 4 are my Cut-Out Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies. Now this might not seem like a big deal to you, but I only posted these cookies a few weeks ago, and to make it to the top 20 is a huge feat! They have been SUPER popular since I shared them and I bet we’ll be seeing these on next year’s list too. Plus, they rule. So…


Next up let’s hit 13-16.Bestof2014-4

16. An old standard around here. Pumpkin Dump Cake. I shared this recipe way back in 2011 and it continues to be the little engine that could. Plus, I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love it.

15. Soft Amish Sugar Cookies. Not sure if it’s because “Amish” is in the title, or if you guys just love you a sugar cookie, but these were a solid favorite.

14. Puppy Chow Cookies are another oldie, but they are too delicious not to love. Some of you had trouble dipping them in chocolate, but that’s cool. You cover up the imperfections with powdered sugar!!

13. Praline Crack. I don’t even need to talk about this recipe. It is addictive and delicious and everything you hope it will be. Make it.



12. Santa Hat Party Mix is easily the most popular recipe on my site of all time. Those little Santa Hats never stop being adorable!

11. Proving you guys never tire of a cozy desserts, this Apple Fritter Cake is a solid choice. Well done.

10. I hate to say these next cookies are pretty predictable. You have Sprinkles, Cake Mix and cream’s a no brainer why these made the tops list! Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookies FTW.

9. Banana Bread Crumb Cake. This one is one of my very favorite recipes on my site. If you haven’t made it yet, you need to.



8. Proving you guys are a sucker for crumb, my Pumpkin Crumb Cake hits the numero ocho spot on the list.

7. Salted Caramel Butter Bars. Made them in 2010 before I knew how to take a decent picture, but that hasn’t scared you guys off…I still make these at least once a month.

6. Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Breakfast Cookies. The fact that this recipe stays consistently popular on my site is a mystery to me. Maybe you guys just want permission to eat cookie for brekkie.

5. I hate to brag, but my Salted Caramel Popcorn is really the best. Actually I don’t hate to brag at all.



And this year’s winners AREEEEEE….

4. 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Brownies. This little recipe is maybe the most polarizing on my site. People either love it or they HATE it. The comments are sort of hilarious, actually. They aren’t for everyone, but they certainly must be for some…putting it at #4 this year!

3. 2 Ingredient Fluffy Chocolate Buttercream. Oh my yes. You have butter and chocolate chips whipped to a beautiful pale chocolatey bowl of heaven. It’s kind of a magic recipe, you should try it.

2. Texas Sheet Cake Cookies… When I created this recipe I had a feeling you guys were going to love it. And you did. And I love you back.

1. Drum-roll please!!! Coming in at Number one this year are my No Bake Avalanche Cookies!!!!I am so happy these guys topped the list this year! They are a pretty new recipe, although they are based on an old recipe of mine. When I posted them back in October I thought they might be kind of cheap…I mean it’s a hack on an old recipe, and they are no bake. Looks like you guys just care about delicious. And these are that. Well done.


I want to thank each and everyone of you people for following along on my baking/cooking/life craziness. I couldn’t/wouldn’t do this without you. You complete me.

Here’s to a phenom 2015. Cheers!



ps ~ Check out my Most Popular from 2012 and Most Popular from 2013 too and see what has consistently made the cut!

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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January 21, 2015 8:29 am

Please check the link for fluffy chocolate buttercream frosting #3. Not working for me 🙁

January 6, 2015 2:02 pm

Love all of these recipes! I wouldn’t be able to decide what to make first! xo

January 3, 2015 8:31 pm

I love these compilation posts! So much eye candy all in one place! I can’t wait to try the Salted Caramel Butter Bars. And a coworker has requested that I make your Muddy Buddy Cookies. I will just have to oblige 🙂

January 2, 2015 9:20 am

What a delicious year! I always appreciate simple recipes!

January 1, 2015 5:51 am

Wow Shelly you sure know how to test a gals resolve! I am determined to stick to my diet and then I read all these yummy recipes mmm

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December 30, 2014 9:57 pm

Here’s to another year of wearing stretch pants – nice job Shelly!

December 30, 2014 6:18 pm

Oh yes, I would love every single one of these starting with the microwave caramel sauce. Your buttercream is favorite in our house.

December 30, 2014 5:28 pm

My mom made the Avalanche candy last week. I was questioning her about them because I knew the recipe was on your blog. She swears they’re not called Avalanche, and I’m dying to know where she got the recipe, but she doesn’t remember. It’s killing me!

December 30, 2014 5:09 pm

So many great recipes on this list! Happy New Year!!!

December 30, 2014 5:08 pm

Hi Shelly – thanks for all the great recipes!

Please check the link for the Santa Hat Party Mix.


December 30, 2014 1:47 pm

You rock! Love your recipes! Have a awesome New Year!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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