I can’t believe it’s been a whole 4 years since I started on this little adventure in baking and cooking. It’s often been hard work and frustrating (food photography I am still looking at you) but always fun. When this time rolls around each year I like to share the top 10 recipes made in the last 12 months. I’m also going to give an honourable mention to a few that maybe didn’t do so well but are still great recipes 🙂 So without further ado lets get this Forth Year Blogaversary Top 10 on the go.


1. Slow cooker Vegan Hot Fudge Sauce Chocolate Cake

I can totally understand why this dessert was number one, it was by miles my most popular recipe. Not just from the last 12 months but of all time. Rich, fudgy, self saucing and vegan as well. One reoccurring theme for me over the last 12 months is my vegan recipes have done very well. They are certainly my most popular posts.


2. Baked Vegan Yogurt Peanut Butter Donuts

Vegan recipes rule in the second spot as well. These donuts are well deserving of their spot in the forth year blogaversary top 10. Made for the Peanut Butter Bash which I take part in each month with a few fellow bloggers. They are soft and sweet and packed full of our favourite nut butter, I love these donuts and so will you 😀


3. Peanut Butter Chocolate Salami Cookies

Made for Christmas but great at any time of the year and these cookies make a great foodie gift as once made and kept in the fridge they can last a really long time! Unless you have a chocolate peanut butter loving family, then you will need to hide them to get them to last longer then a day. No-bake, easy to put together and so so so so good 😉



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4. Gluten Free Vegan Banana Mug Cake

It was only last year that I started to get into mug cakes and mug desserts. It was like a revolution, these things if done right are a marvel. Perfectly sized portioned cakes or desserts whipped up and made in under 5 minutes. Perfect for when that cake craving hits and nothing else will do. Any long time reader will know I am completely obsessed with all things banana and this is one of many wonderful banana cakes on this blog. Vegan and Gluten Free too.


5. Butternut Squash Noodle and Walnut Stir Fry

This is the fourth Vegan recipe in the top 5. Plant power was definitely popular on Bake Then Eat in the last 12 month. It will be interesting to see if that trend continues. Vegan or not this is a delightful stir fry. Quick and easy to put together and full of flavour and texture. Have you tried spiralized vegetables yet? if not this is a great dish to try, boodles or butternut squash noodles are a great gluten free alternative to pasta and are also a great alternative for someone looking to cut down a little on their carbs.


6. Mango Yogurt Smoothie Bowl

This recipe was part of a sponsored challenge to make breakfast speedy and interesting again. I had great fun coming up with 7 fast, efficient and tasty breakfasts and I am so glad at least one of them made it onto this forth year blogaversary list. A perfect summer breakfast, cool, creamy and fruity and actually pretty healthy.


7. No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cereal Squares

Another peanut butter bash recipe which just goes to show you can never have enough peanut butter. We just love this stuff so much. Crispy, crunchy and sweet with a thick soft chocolate layer on top. This is a peanut butter lovers dream come true.


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8. Gluten Free Lightened Up Pumpkin Spice Cake

Come September we all go pumpkin mad and for a few glorious months it is literally plastered all over the internet. And I love it 😀 I mean seriously, who doesn’t? Pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin stew, pumpkin muffins….. I think you get the picture the list is one endless delicious journey through Autumn.


9. Easy Cadbury’s Cream Egg Brownies

Easy brownies all made in one bowl and any inclusion can be added. As it was Easter I decided to add in Cadbury’s Cream Eggs and the result was one glorious melty chocolate gooey brownie. Once tried forever loved.


10. Rich Chocolate Fudge Cake with Nutella Frosting

Everyone should have a go to chocolate cake and this is mine. Its easy to make, its rich, its decadent and its fudgy. It really is a melt in the mouth experience and this Nutella frosting just sends it over the edge. Pure and utter chocolate heaven.


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A few honourable mentions:

These few recipes might not have been in the top 10 by views, likes or comments but they are still great recipes that for one reason or another seemed to slip under the radar. I guess all bloggers have these types of posts where they just for some reason don’t hit the spot. But I wanted to share a few with you today and maybe give them a second airing 😀


Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Nutty Date Energy Bites

These are great little energy pick-me-ups, bursting with flavour and texture. Naturally sweet from the dates with a little tartness from the lemons. These are a great in-between meal snack that won’t ruin your appetite or your diet 😉


Coffee Muffins with Walnut Streusel Topping 

Hands up those who like to eat there coffee as well as drink it. I know I do and these muffins are perfect for it. A classic combination of coffee and walnut in muffin form. A wonderful way to start the day as these muffins are a great grab and go breakfast.


Cadbury’s Cream Egg Ice Cream

Another Easter treat and oh boy what an amazing one this was. A full custard based ice cream that does take a little time to make and an ice cream maker is needed but the effort is so worth it. I love no-churn ice creams they are great but nothing beats a full on creamy ice cream that is made from scratch.


Creamy Avocado Courgetti Zoodles

I thought I had better add a healthy savoury dish to this list as even I am feeling it a little bit after all these rich sugary desserts. The avocado pesto gives these zoodles a rich and creamy feel and flavour and make a perfect light summer supper.


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So here is to the next 12 months. I wonder what will be popular? Will vegan dishes reign supreme or will the carnivores take over? (I hope not 🙁 ) For a few insights to what the pundits are saying then check out my 2017 food prediction trends.


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