best of pixelated crumb 2012

Top 10 of 2012

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday. I for one have started out 2013 with a bang, becoming an auntie (again – I already have two amazing nieces on my husband’s side)! My sister gave birth to a beautiful 9 lb 4 oz baby named Lexi yesterday.

It’s been a pretty great year for Pixelated Crumb and a great year of eating. Here’s a look back at the most popular posts over the year.

Number 10: Three Layer Chocolate Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

Three Layer Chocolate Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

Phew! This one almost didn’t make the cut, but I’m so glad it did because it’s one of my very favorite cakes. The gooey marshmallow frosting is sinfully good and  the cake is so perfectly moist and chocolatey. It’s also my dad’s favorite cake, so it always makes me happy.

Number 9: Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies from Cook’s Illustrated

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie from Cook's Illustrated

These giant cookies are rich and brimming with butterscotch notes from the browned butter so it’s no wonder this was a popular one.

Number 8: Cadbury Egg Brownies

Cadbury Egg Brownies

If you’re anything like me, you’re a little embarrassed to admit that you love Cadbury Eggs. Solution? Make your own in brownie form! So much more mature and sophisticated.

Number 7: Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

These pancakes are the most decadent, sinful, and delectable breakfast I’ve ever had. They are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

Number 6: S’mores Pie

S'mores Pie

This, in my mind, is one of the funnest things on Pixelated Crumb. Toasted marshmallows on top of a decadent chocolate filling in a graham cracker crust that’s easy to make? It’s the new way to have s’mores any time of year!

Number 5: Rainbow Cake

Rainbow Cake

Well…on second thought, maybe this is the funnest thing on the site. How can you beat a six layer rainbow cake? It’s more than enough to scare away the dull and the mediocre and brighten everyone’s day!

Number 4: Oven Baked Garlic Fries with Garlic Aioli

Oven Baked Fries with Garlic Aioli

This is the one and only savory dish that made it onto the top 10 list so I guess it just proves how good it is! These crispy golden fries may look like a guilty indulgence, but they’re baked in the oven, not fried, and the “aioli” is made from a blend of mayo and yogurt!

Number 3: Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake with Peanut Butter Glaze

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cake with Peanut Butter Glaze

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from food blogging, it’s that people love their chocolate and peanut butter. This cake is a simple way to meet that delicious end.

Number 2: Ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

the ultimate chocolate peanut butter cake

This cake is the ultimate in chocolate and peanut butter indulgence, so it’s really no surprise that it’s the second most popular post. How could anyone resist the chocolate ganache dripping off of the peanut butter frosting?

And finally…

Number 1: Chocolate Turtle Cookies

Filling Chocolate Turtle Cookies with Caramel

I think the photo pretty much says it all – that soft gooey caramel nestled in a pecan encrusted cookie is mighty tempting. These cookies are by far the most popular recipe on the blog – this post had more than 6 times as many hits in 2012 than the runner up, the ultimate chocolate peanut butter cake!

Happy New Year! Wishing you lots of great eating in 2013!

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