Top 13 Desserts to celebrate the New Year

It’s that time of the year, time to sit down and reflect on what this year has been. For me, personally it was a great year. Being able to stay at home and watch my baby girl grow is something I’m thankful every single day.

When it comes to blogging, this year was more of a learning year. It’s been a year I finally took blogging more seriously, and what started as a slow year with only 4-6 posts a month back in January I, somehow, managed to share at least 3-4 recipes with you on the last couple of weeks. There have been almost 130 recipes posted throughout the year, not too many compared to the previous year but I hope in the new year I’ll be able to bring you 3 new recipes weekly.  I’m looking forward to 2013, excited to see what has in store for me.

Today I don’t have a new recipe for you, just a round-up of sweet treats I’ve shared this year, some of them made it to top most viewed recipes, some personal favorites. (There will be two more round-ups in the first week in the new year)

10+ made from scratch cakes and cupcakes from

13. Chocolate yogurt cupcakes with chocolate yogurt frosting

Chocolate Yogurt Cupcakes and Chocolate Yogurt Frosting from A rich chocolate cupcake made with dark chocolate and Greek yogurt for a sweet afternoon or after-dinner treat

 12. Citrus cranberry layer cake 

Light and refreshing Citrus Cranberry Layer Cake Recipe from

11. Chocolate cupcakes with dulce-de-leche frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Dulce de Leche Frosting from

10. Tiramisu brownies

Tiramisu brownies from Rich fudgy chocolate brownie swirled with light creamy mascarpone filling

9. Chocolate strawberry cupcakes with mascarpone frosting

Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting from

8. Cranberry cheesecake

A creamy velvety cheesecake topped with cranberry sauce from  The crust is made from ground almonds and the filling form a mixture of cream cheese, eggs and heavy cream, deliciously paired with the tart cranberry sauce

7. Chocolate layer cake with dulce-de-leche frosting

 Chocolate Layer Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting from

6. Chocolate cupcakes with coffee cream cheese frosting 

Chocolate Cupcakes with Coffee Cream Cheese Frosting from

5. Gingerbread roll cake

Moist gingerbread cake filled with spiced creamy filling from

4. Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting from

3. Triple chocolate layer cake

Triple Chocolate Layer Cake from

2. Devil’s chocolate cake

Soft, airy, moist and rich Devil's Chocolate Cake layered with Peppermint-bark Cream-cheese Frosting and decorated with Christmas Candy. Recipe from

1. Brownie bottom cheesecake 

Brownie Bottom Cheesecake from -  a creamy cheesecake baked on top of a rich, chocolate-y, fudgy brownie

Since this is my last post for 2012, I’m wishing you and your family a wonderful, happy and prosperous year ahead. Happy New Year!


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  1. Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb says

    Lovely round up! Again you are doing ti Roxanna. I can’t stop looking at the goodies, especially the Gingerbread Roll bread. =P

  2. says

    Congrats on the amazing year Roxana! I totally wish this roundup is a cafe menu so I can order each one for myself (okay I’ll share with my family). 😉 Your blog is a happy place for me. I’m hoping to bake next year more. 2012 was to make more dessert (in general) but 2013 will be a big challenge on baking! Happy New Year to you and your lovely family!

  3. jen laceda | Tartine and Apron Strings says

    I don’t know how you do it! You have wonderful recipes on almost every post and still manage being a great mom! That’s skill, woman! I think I am going to try your tiramisu brownie recipe. Cannot wait!

  4. says

    Okay seriously Roxana, every single recipe was bookmarked by me. You do amazing things in the kitchen. But I have to say that citrus cake is my fave. It’s stunning. Happy New Year!

  5. Liz says

    ALL your desserts look incredible!!! I want to try that brownie bottom cheesecake first…how wonderful!!! I received my Le Creuset giveaway and have already used most of the gifts! LOVE it all…thank you!!!

    Happy New Year, my friend!

  6. says

    What a gorgeous roundup! You’ve done some amazing things this year Roxana! I especially love the dulce de leche frosting on those cupcakes. It’s so perfect it hardly looks real! I’m looking forward to following you for this next year too! :)

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