Yesterday I revealed the Reader’s Top 10 Favorites from 2016. But today is all about MY favorites! I love getting to share my personal favorites with you at the end of each year, because it gives me a chance to say, “HEY! LOOK AT THIS ONE AGAIN!!!” about the recipes that I thought were worth a million bucks and have made over and over again in my own kitchen.

I know you guys don’t get to try everything I make, and sometimes my photos just don’t do a recipe justice, so this is my opportunity to get some of the recipes that I KNOW are the very very very best under your nose again.

The recipes that are on this list are THE best of the best, the cream of the crop. Trust me. I’m an expert ????


Without further ado, here are my top 10 favorite desserts from 2016 (in chronological order)!


1. Cake Man Raven’s Red Velvet Cake



2. Dulce de Leche Carrot Cake 



3. Fudgy Frosted Brownies


4. Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Bars

Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Bars


5. S’mores Cookie Bars

S'mores Cookie Bars


6. Easy Overnight Artisan Bread



7. Quick and Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies


8. Flourless Chocolate Cake



9. Amish Sugar Cookies

These Amish Sugar Cookies are by far the BEST sugar cookies I've ever eaten! Soft and pillowy perfect cookies.


Okay, I’m going out on a limb here with this last one, because it’s NOT dessert ????. In fact, it’s not even on Something Swanky at all!! This last recipe is a personal fave from my new food blog, Keat’s Eats. Be sure to check us out over there! In the meantime, my 10th favorite recipe from 2016 is….

10. Easy BBQ Chicken Sliders



That’s it from me! I hope you saw a few recipes here that you may not have remembered and want to try out. I promise, you’ll love every single one! ????