10 Most Popular Desserts 2020

Most popular desserts from 2020 is a collection of recipes defined by you, dear reader, and the spectacularly impressive number of times you’ve clicked on these sweet somethings that include coconut sheet cake, spiced sweet potato Bundt cake, and cookies and bars galore.

A frosted coconut sheet cake cut into 12 squares on a piece of parchment with a person grabbing a piece.
This coconut sheet cake, topped with a tangy cream cheese frosting and a dusting of desiccated coconut, is the lightest, fluffiest sheet cake we’ve ever tried.
Nine brown butter rice krispies treats next to a glass of milk.
These brown butter rice krispies treats are a glammed-up version of the kid classic made with brown butter, whole as well as melted marshmallows and a sprinkle of sea salt.
A white bowl filled with soft peanut butter cookies.
These soft peanut butter cookies are crispy on the edges with a soft center and a rich peanut butter flavor.
Nine apple crumb bars on a white sheet.
These apple crumb bars with their oatmeal-pecan topping and tender spiced apple cake are so irresistible, we’re proclaiming them to be better than pie.
Pine nut brittle broken into irregular pieces on a large brown tray.
This pine nut brittle is made with sugar, butter, honey, and pine nuts or pinons. It’s a candied holiday nosh that’s so easy and irresistible, it topped our list of holiday noshes to make for gifts and to make disappear all on our own. And it takes just 30 minutes to make.
A partially-eaten chocolate souffle in a round white ceramic dish.
This chocolate soufflé, made with eggs, sugar, chocolate, and orange-flavored liqueur, is light and airy and far easier than you may imagine. We show you exactly how to make it.
Four pumpkin swirl cheesecake bars on a white surface.
These pumpkin swirl cheesecake bars combine the best of pumpkin pie and cheesecake in a convenient form of a bar that you can either snitch and run or sit and linger over at the table. You’re welcome.
A woman eating a slice of pumpkin bread with a dog at her feet.
This pumpkin bread, made with pumpkin purée and a warming blend of spices, tastes every bit as amazing as its inviting aroma would suggest.
Three stacks of chewy molasses cookies on a white marble cake stand.
These chewy molasses cookies have pretty much everything going for them. Easy to make, slightly sweet, sorta chewy, and filled with a blend of traditional holiday spices. The hardest part is having the patience to let them cool.
A spiced sweet potato bundt cake on a piece of parchment, being drizzled with chocolate glaze.
This spiced sweet potato bundt cake is laced with fragrant autumn spices and drizzled with a coffee and chocolate glaze. And since there’s plenty of pureed sweet potato in there, we’re going to go ahead and call it healthy.



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