From fudgy brownies to chewy cookies, I love seeing what recipes are YOUR favourite. These tried and true recipes need to be bookmarked, because they are loved – not just by me – but by millions of bakers around the world!
Here are the top 10 reader faves on Sweetest Menu.
1 Cinnamon Apple Cake
Hands down, my tender Cinnamon Apple Cake is an all-time reader fave. And it’s not hard to see why! Made with oil instead of butter, this cake is delightfully soft and filled with fresh apples. Topped with a cinnamon crumble and drizzled with a sweet sugar glaze, it’s a stand-out cake.
“Wow! Delicious! I made it fives times already in 2 weeks because everyone keeps eating it! And me! Lol so moist and so tasteful, not too sweet, just right! Thank you for sharing, this is my new fav recipe for not only at home but for get togethers at a family or friends house.” – Lolly
2 Vegan Brownies
Who KNEW you could make a delicious chocolate brownie without any butter or eggs? It took me a while to get this recipe just right, but it was totally worth it. Whether you’re vegan or have simply run out of eggs, these Vegan Brownies are a total life-saver.
“Literally the best brownies ever – moist, fudgy and not cakey. Honestly can’t tell they’re even vegan and I actually prefer these to non-vegan recipes I’ve tried as they’re much less cocoa-powdery and not too unbearably rich or sweet. This is my second batch and is definitely going to become a staple!” – Hannah
3 Eggless Chocolate Cake
This has proved to be a seriously popular cake and it’s not hard to see why. Made with just a handful of ingredients, you probably have everything you need to make this Eggless Chocolate Cake right now! Made with eggs or butter, it’s great for dairy-free or vegan bakers.
“Wow.. was looking for an easy cake to bake with my kids without using up our eggs during lockdown! OMG this is quite possibly the most gorgeous chocolate cake I’ve ever made. I’m literally in tears I can’t have a big slice (trying to be good at the moment) but my children have gobbled it up & can’t wait to make again!!” – Katherine
4 Carrot Cake
Who doesn’t love Carrot Cake? Especially when it’s soft, moist and filled with just the right amount of spice. But let’s be real, the star of the show, is definitely that luscious cream cheese frosting.
“This is a great recipe. I’ve made it twice now, and it was a hit both times. Now it’s the ‘go to’ carrot cake recipe for my family and friends” – Sara
5 Gluten Free Brownies
I’m so pleased that so many people from around the world love this Gluten Free Brownie recipe. Whether you’re following a gluten free diet or baking for someone who does, these fudgy brownies are a real life-saver. And the best part is many people like them even more than a regular brownie – win win!
“Hi, I just wanted to say thank you for this GF chocolate brownie recipe.
I am celiac and sometimes it’s very difficult to find something that resembles the real thing ! It can be miserable when everyone is enjoying birthday cakes and dessert except me. These were amazing!!! – Sally
6 White Chocolate Chip Cookies
While I will always love a Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie, there is something extra sweet about these buttery White Chocolate Cookies. A reader fave, they’re easy to throw together and you don’t need to chill the dough, so they’re ready in just minutes.
“We have been trying different cookie recipes with my son during lockdown days. This, was the best out of all the ones we have tried. Thank you for a wonderful recepie. We really enjoyed eating them as a whole family” – Deniz
7 No Bake Oreo Cheesecake
I love that my readers love this no bake Oreo Cheesecake as much as I do! With a chunky Oreo crust and plenty of chopped Oreos throw into that creamy centre, it’s a true Oreo lovers’ dream. The best part? You don’t need to bake it so you can make it the day before for easy entertaining.
“Lovely cheesecake! Turned out to be a great hit with my son who normally hates cheesecake. Thanks for sharing your recipe!” – Rebecca
8 White Chocolate Raspberry Blondies
These one bowl White Chocolate Raspberry Blondies are one of my absolute go-to recipes. They come together in minutes and honestly, everyone always loves them. They’re a brownie’s good-looking cousin. And whenever I make and share these, everyone always asked for the recipe!
“WOW! I made these today and they were INCREDIBLE! So gooey and fudgy- and the raspberry and white chocolate work so well together! I’m so glad I found your recipe, will definitely be looking at some more of your recipes to try out! Thanks for sharing!” – Hannah
9 Olive Oil Brownies
These dairy free Olive Oil Brownies have become a smash hit with readers. Many claim they even enjoy them more than regular butter brownies. They still have that crinkly top and soft, fudgy chocolate centre – oh, and they’re a cinch to make!
“Genius! Another one of your recipes that ended in success. I added walnuts to it and they are great. Love the fact that they are made with oil. For years I’ve been making a butter based brownie recipe and I had to plan in advance before making them as I only get butter when I need it. Now I can make these whenever I need to bake something quick and easy as I usually do have the rest of the ingredients. And, to be honest, the results with this recipe are a million times better than with the butter one.” – Adri
10 Chocolate Chip Cookies
I adore these cookies! Made with melted butter, they’re extra soft and chewy – just like Chocolate Chip Cookies should be! Loaded with chocolate chips, they’re my go-to when friends and family pop round – and my readers love them too!
“We just made these cookies. Recipe was easy to follow and spot on, down to the baking time. The result is absolutely delicious, we burnt our fingers tasting the first golden, chewy, gooey cookie straight off the baking sheet. Thank you for this, it’s a real treat” – Carol