Top 14 Recipes of 2014

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This year, 2014, has been such an amazing one for Life, Love and Sugar. The blog has grown so much and I’ve had a blast with it. One of the more notable changes is that I went from posting only once a week in 2012 and 2013, to posting 3 times a week this year. It’s been a lot of work, but it’s also been so rewarding, especially when I heard from people who have tried and loved a recipe.

Top 14 Recipes of 2014 collage

One of my favorite things to do is look at what recipes are doing the best. The bottom line is that I like to bring you more of what you like, so I look at that regularly and do my best to pay attention. Even still, I was surprised at some of the posts that made it into the top 14. I put together the list of the top recipes from this year for you to check out (only recipes posted in 2014). And without further ado, here they are:

The Top 14 Recipes of 2014

14. Caramel Apple Trifles
I was surprised to see this one in the top 10. It was only posted this fall, so it didn’t have as much time and yet still has been very popular. It’s delicious and easy to make.

Caramel Apple Trifles - layers of granola, cinnamon whipped cream, cinnamon apples and caramel in a glass

13. Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
I was really happy to see this one make it. I love these cookies. They’re soft, thick, chewy and always a hit.

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked on a plate

12. Fruit Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Cups
This one was a big hit over the summer and I love them. The flavors are perfect and I love the individual portion of the cookie cups.

Fruit Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Cups with a bite out of one

11. Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Peanut butter + chocolate + Reese’s. What’s not to love?

Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Cake

10. Best Chocolate Cake
When I say the best, I mean the best. I love this chocolate cake and am so glad it made the top 14.

Best Chocolate Cake slice on a plate

9. Funfetti Cake Batter Cookie Dough Brownie Layer Cake
Funfetti and I are best friends. Turn that into cookie dough and layer it with brownies and I die. I’m so glad you all agree. ๐Ÿ™‚

Funfetti Cake Batter Cookie Dough Brownie Layer Cake slice on a plate

8. Moist and Chewy Banana Oatmeal Cookies
It’s so cool to see this recipe make it into the top top 14. It’s from my grandmother’s cookbook and it’s so full of banana flavor. ๐Ÿ™‚

Banana Oatmeal Cookies stacked on wax paper

7. Death by Chocolate Icebox Cake
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. How can you go wrong?

Death by Chocolate Icebox Cake square on a plate

6. No Bake Samoa Cheesecake
One of my favorites too. So stinkin’ good.

No Bake Samoa Cheesecake

5. Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownie Layer Cake
This one was the first of the cookie dough and brownie layered cakes and you all have loved it. Over the top? Never.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownie Layer Cake

4. Caramel Apple Blondie Cheesecake
Another fall recipe that managed to do extremely well. This was a huge hit at Thanksgiving and I’m not surprised. It is one of the best marriages of textures and flavors ever.

Caramel Apple Blondie Cheesecake slice on a plate

3. Quick and Easy Brownies {Like a Box Mix!}
Who doesn’t need a good brownie recipe? This one’s a winner.

Homemade brownies on a cake stand

2. Perfect Moist and Fluffy Vanilla Cupcakes
I am so proud of this recipe. I spend so much time testing these and every time I hear from someone that they loved them, I’m so pumped. I’m also pumped that they are my #2 most viewed.

Perfect Moist Fluffy Vanilla Cupcakes on a blue plate

1. Cannoli Poke Cake
I never would’ve guessed when I posted this cake that it would end up being my most viewed of the year. Funny how that can happen. But it’s an awesome and super easy cake. And you guys love it!

Cannoli Poke Cake square on a plate

So those are the top 14 recipes of all the recipes posted in 2014! Did your favorite make the list? What would you add to the list?

Personally, it’s very hard for me to pick favorites. I love everything I post. But there are a few that I’d like to add the list of best of 2014 as honorable mentions. I love these next few recipes for many reasons, but mostly they are just delicious and must be tried.

Cinnamon Sugar Swirl Cupcakes
Baileys Macadamia Brittle Cupcakes
Red Velvet Ice Cream Cake

Collage of 3 varieties of cakes and cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake
Snickers Cheesecake
Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake

Collage of 3 varieties of cakes

Funfetti Millionaire Cake
Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cake
Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake

Collage of 3 varieties of cakes

Baklava Poke Cake
Tiramisu Poke Cake

Collage of 2 varieties of cakes

Here’s to a 2015 that’s just as delicious as 2014! Happy New Year!

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  1. Lindsey+@+American+Heritage+Cooking

    Congrats, love!!! Your recipes always impress me! The cakes OMG! And that poke cake is probably the best thing ever. Because I know that the cinnamon chip one you gave me was todiefor! XO

  2. Renee@Two in the Kitchen

    Congratulations on a great year Lindsey!! I always look forward to seeing your decadent and creative recipes!! Happy New Year!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Jessi

    I love every one of your recipes Lindsey! Even I, who hate cheesecake, stare at your cheesecake recipes for a long time, you just make them look delicious somehow! I really enjoy checking your blog on a daily basis, so I was wondering if you would be posting as regularly on 2015 as you did in 2014?
    Happy New Year!!!


      I’m so glad you enjoy the recipes. ๐Ÿ™‚ I do want to try posting as regularly this year. I’ve considered posting three times some weeks and two times others, depending on time. We’ll see how the year shapes up. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much Jessi!

  4. Juliane @ Beyond Frosting

    Every recipe on here is seriously mouth watering. I have to say that you are one of the most talented people I know. It’s no wonder you had some a huge growth year!!

  5. Beth @ bethcakes

    So many perfectly frosted cakes! That Red Velvet Ice Cream Cake still kills me. Haha ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to see what you make in 2015!

  6. Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

    All of your recipes look delicious Lindsey, it’s easy to see why they’ve made it to the top 14. Your Best Chocolate Cake is one which is on my bake list. Happy New Year!

  7. Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)

    I’m such a huge fan of everything you make! Looking at this post totally explains why! You make truly gorgeous desserts!!

  8. funsize wife

    Yea, Cannoli Poke Cake! My neighbors ask for this when we have parties, it is so unforgettable! May you have more years of fabulous baking and blogging. Thanks for figuring so we can have the goodies without having to make the mistakes!


      Thanks so much for your support! I’m so glad you enjoy everything – makes all the time spent worth it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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