The Best Dessert Recipes of 2013: 100 Reader Favorite Recipes


The Best Dessert Recipes of 2013: 100 Reader Favorite Recipes

Chewy Brownie CookiesHere at, we're all about finding and delivering the very best desserts that we can. 2013 was a wonderful year for us and we've shared so many easy dessert recipes with our readers. We've tallied the votes and compiled all of the best desserts of the year in our collection, The Best Dessert Recipes of 2013: 100 Reader Favorite Recipes. From chocolate dessert recipes to homemade candy recipes, easy cookie recipes to no bake dessert recipes, you'll find all of the most popular recipes of the year right here.




The Best Dessert Recipes of 2013:
100 Reader Favorite Recipes

The Best Dessert Recipes of 2013: 100 Reader Favorite Recipes

Table of Contents

Dessert Bar Recipes

Easy Cake Recipes

Easy Cookie Recipes

Easy Pie Recipes

Fall Dessert Recipes

Fun Cupcake Recipes

Great No Bake Dessert Recipes

Holiday Dessert Recipes

Homemade Candy Recipes

Poke Cake Recipes

Quick and Easy Microwave Mug Cake Recipes

The Best of the Rest



Dessert Bar Recipes

Chubby Hubby Cookie Bars

These simple dessert bar recipes make for the perfect anytime dessert. From holidays to just a relaxing night in, make these treats your go-to's.


1. Chubby Hubby Cookie Bars (pictured above)

2. 2 Ingredient Fat Free Lemon Bars

3. Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars

4. Classic Vintage Banana Cake Bars


Think these recipes are good? Check out Decadent Desserts: 9 Chocolate Dessert Recipes Free eCookbook for even more great dessert ideas!

Easy Cake Recipes

Better-Than-Portillo's Chocolate Cake

There are few things better than an easy recipe for cake. These are truly the best of the best. We especially recommend that you check out the decadent chocolate cakes because you can never go wrong with chocolate.


5. Granny's Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake

6. Grandma's Best Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake

7. Hot Chocolate Cake

8. Two Ingredient Chocolate Coke Cake

9. Better-Than-Portillo's Chocolate Cake (pictured above)



Easy Cookie Recipes

Four Ingredient Thin Mints

Good things truly do come in small packages. Cookies are quite possibly one of the best desserts ever created. You'll love these cookie recipes because they're easy to make and taste great all year long.


10. Happy Birthday Cupcake Cookies

11. Pie Crust Cookies

12. White Chocolate Pina Colada Cookies

13. Four Ingredient Thin Mints (pictured above)

14. Mason Jar Monster Cookies

15. Vintage Pecan Tassies

16. Unforgettable White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

17. Italian Waffle Cookies (Pizelle)

18. Chewy Brownie Cookies

Easy Pie Recipes

Cloud Nine Banana Cream Pie

Cream pie recipes definitely dominated 2013. Check out all of the reader-favorite cream pies (including our extremely popular Best-Ever Chocolate Cream Pie), as well as a few other tasty pies.


19. Ultimate Key Lime Pie

20. No-Bake Lemon Cream Pie

21. Farmhouse Strawberry Pie

22. Best Ever Chocolate Cream Pie

23. The Honest Lazy Pie

24. Cloud Nine Banana Cream Pie (pictured above)

25. Sinfully Smooth Strawberry Cream Pie

26. Dreamy Coconut Cream Pie

27. Pleasing Peach Cream Pie

28. Impossibly Fluffy Marshmallow Pumpkin Pie


Like these simple recipes? Check out The Best Easy Dessert Recipes: 10 Dump Cake Recipes for even more effortless desserts!

Fall Dessert Recipes

Awesome Autumn Apple Pie Bars

Pumpkin desserts and apple desserts were quite popular among our readers in 2013. Here are a few of the most clicked treats that featured perfectly spiced fall flavors.


29. Nana's Favorite Dutch Apple Pie

30. 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake Cookies

31. Addictive Pumpkin Crumb Cake

32. Warm Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake

33. Lazy Day Cake Mix Apple Cobbler

34. Grandma's Favorite Baked Apples

35. Awesome Autumn Apple Pie Bars (pictured above)

36. Loaded Caramel Apple Bars

37. Unbelievable Frosted Pumpkin Bars

38. Portable Pecan Pie Bars

39. Baked Apple Pie Egg Rolls

40. Golden Apple Pie Lasagna

41. Pumpkin Pie Lasagna

42. Smooth Pumpkin Spice Milkshake

43. Wholesome Cinnamon Apple Squares

44. Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls



Fun Cupcake Recipes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

Fun and wacky cupcakes are the perfect treats for holidays, birthdays, and other special events. You'll love these decorative cakes.


45. Pull-Apart Monkey Bread Cupcakes

46. Awesome Atomic Fireball Cupcakes

47. Wide Eyed Owl Cupcakes

48. Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting (pictured above)

49. Blue Moon Cupcakes

50. Swanky High Heel Cupcakes



Great No Bake Dessert Recipes

Tantalizing 4-Ingredient Chocolate Lasagna

No bake desserts are some of the easiest treats you could ever make. Give your oven a break and make these sweet treats instead.


51. Super Easy Chocolate Fudge

52. Tantalizing 4-Ingredient Chocolate Lasagna (pictured above)

53. No-Bake Banana Split Cake

54. Perfect Pink Lemonade Freezer Bars



Holiday Dessert Recipes

North Pole Snowball Cookies

What's a holiday without a fun and festive dessert to match? Celebrate your favorite holiday with a few of these popular sweets.


55. Spooky Swirly Halloween Cookies

56. Colorful Candy Corn Poke Cake

57. Irresistible Pecan Pie

58. Delicious Pumpkin Pie Cake

59. Best Ever Gingerbread Cookies

60. Christmas Eggnog Meltaways

61. Gingerbread Fudge

62. North Pole Snowball Cookies (pictured above)

63. M&M and Mike and Ike Christmas Lights

64. Classic Christmas Spritz Cookies

65. Giftable Hot Chocolate in a Jar

66. Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff

67. Eggnog Spritz Cookies

68. Retro Fruitcake Cookies

69. Holiday Holly Cookies

70. Magic Layered Christmas Bars



Homemade Candy Recipes

Heavenly Homemade Snickers Bars

Why buy overpriced candy bars at the grocery store when you can make one of these delicious homemade candy recipes right in your very own kitchen? You're sure to love each one of these sweets.


71. Kit Kat Bites

72. Mini Homemade Mounds Candy Bars

73. Apple Cider Caramels

74. Old Fashioned Cinnamon Rock Candy

75. Heavenly Homemade Snickers Bars (pictured above)

76. 3-Ingredient Butterfinger Bars



Poke Cake Recipes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake

With a box of cake mix and a few extra ingredients, you can make one of these reader-favorite, moist and delicious poke cakes. They definitely won't disappoint.


77. Classic Chocolate Poke Cake

78. Butterfinger Poke Cake

79. Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake (pictured above)

80. Seductive Double Pumpkin Poke Cake

81. Lovely Lemon Poke Cake

82. Hot Fudge Poke Cake

83. Better-Than-Sex Coconut Cream Pie Poke Cake

84. Adults-Only Mudslide Poke Cake

85. Pleasing Pumpkin Poke Cake

86. Pleasing Peppermint Poke Cake



Quick and Easy Microwave Mug Cake Recipes

3 Minute Banana Mug Cake

Dessert for one? Yes please! You'll love each and every one of these easy mug cake recipes. They're so simple to make and you don't even have to share them with anyone else!


87. 2-Minute Pumpkin Caramel Mug Cake

88. 1-Minute Dixie Cup Cakes

89. 4-Minute Cake Batter Mug Cake

90. 2-Minute Coffee Cake in a Mug

91. 3 Minute Banana Mug Cake

92. Biscoff Minute Mug Cake

93. One Minute Microwave Blueberry Cobbler


The Best of the Rest

Sex in a Pan

2013 was such a wonderful year for desserts. While these treats may not fall under one of the above categories, they're definitely some of the best sweets that we have on our site.


94. Sex in a Pan (pictured above) - The #1 recipe of the year!

95. Farmstand Buttermilk Doughnuts

96. Homemade Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

97. 10 Minute Hot Fudge

98. Easy Amish Friendship Bread Starter

99. Quick and Easy Crescent Cinnamon Rolls

100. Guilty Pleasure Oreo Cheesecake


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