We’re toasting the New Year by looking back at our most popular recipes from 2017. From a rainbow sprinkle swirled loaf cake and spicy Mexican chocolate pie to the perfect chocolate chip cookies and essential cinnamon rolls, these baked goods became instant favorites to Bake from Scratch followers everywhere. Revisit these classics as you head into the New Year, or save a few for a sweet 2018 baking resolution.
Kevin Masse (from feedfeed) shared this much-loved explosion of birthday cake fun and flavor. Baked in a loaf pan like banana bread, this Rainbow Sprinkle Bread will bring to life all the flavors you remember from childhood birthday parties.
2. Mexican Chocolate Fudge Pie
Guajillo chili and cayenne pepper give this fudge pie spicy depth and a kick. Velvety cocoa notes and a light dusting of confectioners’ sugar curb the heat. Find more recipes for fall pies in our September/October 2017 issue!
The stickier, the better with this timeless treat. One of our favorite comfort foods, the recipe originated in Sweden, where they actually observe a Cinnamon Roll Day (Kanelbullens dag) on October 4, but we recommend celebrating these rolls every chance you get.
4. Natural Strawberry Cake with Browned Butter Frosting
If there were a cake that embodied springtime, the Natural Strawberry Cake with Browned Butter Frosting would be it: pretty (in pink) and perfect for any special occasion or just a day when you need a little something sweet. In our version, you’ll find chunks of fresh strawberries nestled among fluffy cake layers slathered in a rich browned butter frosting.
5. Dried Cranberry Shortbread Cookies
These simple, delicious, and buttery shortbread cookies from Fanny Lam (of Oh Sweet Day!) are your go-to edible gift during the holiday season. Dried cranberries yield the perfect balance to the creamy texture of the cookie base. The lovely ruby-red color also adds a festive touch. Find more from Fanny in our Holiday Cookies Special issue, co-produced with feedfeed.
Though most commonly served during the Lenten season, particularly on Good Friday, this sweet yeast roll with its signature cross topping is perfect all year long. For a more spirited take on the traditional hot cross bun, we subbed in a punchy spiced Rum Glaze for the Golden Syrup. Get our Classic Hot Cross Buns, Chocolate Cherry Hot Cross Buns, and Orange Currant Hot Cross Buns recipe in our March/April 2017 issue!
7. Peanut Butter Nutella Coffee Cake
Roasted peanuts add a salty crunch to this delectable combination of peanut butter and chocolate. We love a slice alongside a steaming mug of coffee, but a scoop of vanilla ice cream never hurt anyone! For more, look to our best coffee cakes roundup.
8. Traditional Chocolate Chip Cookies
Think of this as the elevated, from-scratch version of the Original Nestlé Toll House treat. If you’re a “the bigger, the better” kind of baker, triple up on those scoops for our oversized version. Find more types of chocolate chip cookies, look to our guide to the perfect cakey, crispy, and chewy chocolate chip cookies.
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