Happy Fourth Blogiversary, Bakingdom! {Giveaway-Updated}

*The giveaway is now closed. Thank you so much to everyone who entered!*

Bakingdom Fourth Blogiversary CakeA happy cake for a happy, happy day!

Today, Bakingdom is four years old!

I can’t believe that my blog has grown up so much, and that I have been blogging for four years. Including this one, I have written 461 posts. What the what?! Wow. That’s a bit mind-boggling when I write it out like that. I sometimes come across one and think, “When did I make that? I have no knowledge of this place.” But it’s there, on the inter webs, for all to read, so I know I did it.

Out of the 461 posts I’ve shared with you, 268 of them have had chocolate. Two-hundred and sixty-eight. To be honest, I’m surprised that numbers is so low. πŸ˜‰ I’ve shared 173 cookies posts with you, 170 cupcakes, and 270 posts about cake. Yet, somehow, I still have so much to share! And I can hardly wait to do it. I’m so grateful to be blessed to wake up every day with the opportunity to do what I love. From the recipe creation, to the photo editing, I love every recipe I get to put on Bakingdom, and I’m endlessly thankful that you enjoy reading my blog.

Thanks for the fun, and thank you for the support. I’m pretty sure I’m the luckiest blogger in all the land!

Neapolitan Rice Krispy Treat Cake from BakingdomFor this year’s bloggy birthday cake, I couldn’t decide what I wanted. I considered cake, cupcakes, maybe cookies…I wanted chocolate, then strawberry…I couldn’t decide. Then, I realized, why am I agonizing?? This year had to be Rice Krispy Treats. I mean, I have zero willpower where they’re concerned, they make unbelievably happy, and you can do fun and beautiful things with them. As for flavor…why do I have to pick just one?? So I had three: strawberry, chocolate hazelnut, and classic vanilla. All together under a blanket of rich buttercream, for the best Neapolitan treats ever.

Nutella Neapolitan Rice Krispy Treat Cake from BakingdomI totally made the right choice. I’ll be sharing the recipe for these irresistible treats next week, but for now, I’d like to say thank you to you, and show my appreciation with a little giveaway of some goodies from my new favorite shop, Cath Kidston.

Cath Kidston Apron SetOne lucky reader is going to win this fabulous baking set!

Cath Kidston Apron Set GiveawayIncluded is a lovely adult apron with matching rolling pin, flour shaker, and spatula, plus, a set of three round scalloped cookie cutters.

Cath Kidston Towel SetBut wait! There’s more!! The winner will also receive a matching kitchen towel, another spatula, and a sturdy wooden spoon – all from Cath Kidston, a fabulous store I discovered while visiting London.

The winner is…

174…comment 174!

JohanaCongratulations, Johana!! Iused to want all of my desserts to be nut-free, too, until I discovered my undying devotion to hazelnuts! πŸ˜‰ I’ll email you shortly about your prize.

Whaddaya think? Want it??

Easy! Just answer the following question in the comment section below:

“What’s your favorite dessert” It could be your favorite homemade brownies, your mom’s chocolate chip cookie recipe, or or ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s…or maybe just something you’d like to see whipped here on Bakingdom! There is no wrong answer!

Contest ends Thursday, January 30th, 2014 at 11:59pm PST.

Want an extra chance to win? Just follow @Bakingdom on twitter and tweet, “I want to win a fun Cath Kidston baking set and wish @bakingdom a happy 4th birthday!” Once you’ve tweeted, return here and leave a comment saying you shared the tweet. Be sure to leave this as a separate comment; each comment is an entry.

This giveaway is open to all readers, worldwide!

The winner will be chosen randomly at www.random.org and announced Friday, January 31st, 2014.

I will contact the winner, so donÒ€ℒt forget to add your email in the email section!

**Comments are moderated, so if youÒ€ℒve never commented before, it will take some time for your comment to appear!**

Good luck with the giveaway!


Strawberry Nutella Rice Krispy Treat Cake from Bakingdom

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  1. Marion Berg says

    It’s hard to choose but if I had to I’d say my favourite dessert’s my homemade chocolate soufflé with vanilla ice cream and hot berries. Or simply some Bounty ice bars. I’m a simple girl πŸ™‚

  2. sajedah says

    My favorite desert (for the time being) is semi freddo.. every flavour that can be made.. I just love the texture.. i made one oriental style today (Kulfi malai) and it was an instant hit aming the guests..(just celebrated my dad’s birthdicipaay). Thank you for te giveaway.. And goodluck to every participant!! <3

  3. Leslie Mills says

    I have to pick just one??? lol I suppose I will have to choose cheesecake. I’m not sure I’ve ever had a bad one. πŸ™‚ However, red velvet cake, my mom’s 7 layer cookies and my mom’s hobo pies will fall close behind.

  4. Heather D says

    I am completely and utterly in love with your pumpkin bread! I make it all the time, and take it to parties/gatherings, and everyone always loves it! I’ve literally made myself sick on it!!! Much love to Bakingdom and happy 4th. Irthday!!!

  5. Sheri Douglas says

    Cheese cake! No…. warm chewy peanut butter cookies. No…. cake, birthday cake. Ugh… do I have to pick just one? lol Happy 4th Birthday bakingdom! I don’t have a twitter account, but wanted to make sure to wish you happy birthday anyway. =)

  6. Angelina P says

    My favorite dessert is probably cake. No particular flavor, although I really like a strong vanilla flavor. It has to be moist and fresh. I like vanilla cause it can go with any topping.

  7. Danielle T. says

    I absolutely love the Italian candy Torrone. Unfortunately it’s unavailable locally here and unless I want to spend a fortune ordering some online, I will keep searching for a good recipe- the few I’ve tried all went horribly wrong πŸ™

  8. Jen George says

    Happy Birthday Bakingdom! πŸ™‚ This blog truly inspires me as a baker and I learn so much from you’re posts Darla!

    My favorite dessert is probably cupcakes but honestly I have a hard time choosing just one! I have a major sweet tooth!

  9. says

    My favorite is my homemade ice cream cake…a layer of fudgy brownie, a layer of ice cream, a layer of crushed cookies, more ice cream, and homemade whipped cream on top. YUM!!

  10. Jamie VanBeekum says

    I’d have to go with chocolate cream pie or my decadent peanut butter pie. As long as it has chocolate, I’m a happy girl!

  11. Lauren says

    I love way too many desserts to pick just one, but since it’s probably best to pick just *one*, I’d have to say chocolate cake with my nana’s buttercream recipe! That stuff is addicting…I want some right now! Happy blogiversery, Bakingdom!

  12. Maya Mehrotra says

    My favorite dessert is chocolate chai cupcakes πŸ™‚ love your blog, I’ve made 2 of your recipes in the past week or so and loved them both! I love your friendship with Tina and all your Harry Potter love, cause duh. Harry Potter. Happy 4th Blogiversary!!!

  13. says

    I love to bake the big ThumbPrints Cookies with glaze on top of them. And like to eat too. Happy Birthday may u have many more and ur baking are so beautiful.

  14. Tamar says

    There’s nothing quite like a good Liege waffle – I hope you have the chance to go to Belgium and have an authentic one! There’s this one place near the main town square in Brussels that I still dream about at night haha!

  15. says

    Happy Bloggy Birthday Darla!! This “cake” is awesome!!! I LOVE Cath Kidston, I seriously want to win this!! My favorite dessert is a brownie sundae… Fresh brownie, hot fudge, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream.. oh, now I want one! =)

  16. Laura says

    Happy Bloggiversary Darla!! I think I’ve been a loyal reader for half that time and absolutely love you and your recipes!

    My favorite dessert is a simple, chewy, warm chocolate chip cookie with mega chocolate chunks. Topped with mini chocolate chips. Drizzled with ganache.

    By the way, Neapolitan Rice Krispy Treats? Genius!! Can’t wait for the recipe and my next church outing πŸ˜‰

    Thank you Darla and here’s to many more bloggiversaries!

  17. Laura says

    Also tweeted! And my second favorite dessert is M&Ms. No wait. My aforementioned warm, chewy chocolate chip cookie with mega chocolate chunks, mini chocolate chips AND M&Ms drizzled with ganache. Boom.

  18. Tammy scrivener says

    I have a recipe for a chocolate cake. I always use and it freezes amazingly. I use as an celebration cake or cut up into brownie squares with custard or ice cream
    . The secret is jam.

  19. charlotte says

    Happy birthday! The best cake I ever had was a chocolate and peanut butter layer cake with bits of blondie in between the layers and peanut butter frosting. It was in a pop up cafe so sadly I will never have another slice but it was amazing!

  20. Anja says

    Happy Blog Birthday! I love your recipes and ideas! πŸ™‚
    I like anything thats gooey or creamy or chocolaty or everything at once πŸ˜€ paired with some good coffee or espresso please. Chocolate+Coffee=Heaven!

  21. says

    I always enjoy your blog posts and your Instagram photos. Happy blog birthday! I love desserts so it is hard to pick a favorite, but if I have to choose it would be brownies! If I make a pan, it takes all my will power not to eat them all.

  22. says

    Congratulations and HUZZAH! You site is always the first place I got for dessert recipes. Probably my favorite dessert ever is a fruit tart. I especially love making my own with your recipe. =)
    <3 Thank you!

  23. Jennifer Mackinon says

    My absolute favourite is flourless chocolate cake. So dense, so delicious. I just discovered your blog recently. It’s wonderful, keep it up.

  24. Barbara Helm says

    Hi, I love reading about your adventures. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I look forward to your next adventures. Have a most awesome day πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  25. Leann says

    Happy Birthday, bakingdom! I love red velvet cupcakes. My Mom would make them for my birthday even though it’s in June. Kind of funny since it’s more of a winter cake. πŸ™‚

  26. Bernadette says

    Happy Bakingdom Birthday Darla! Congratulations, the blog is getting bigger by the day. Looking forward to more beautiful photos, recipes, Harry posts and stories.

    I would have to say my favorite treat is David Lebovitz’s chocolate ice cream, it makes anything in the stores taste bland and flavorless.

  27. says

    My favorite dessert is my mum’s coconut custard with a raspberry coulis and a slice offre pound cake (extra butter). I always ask them for my birthday πŸ™‚

  28. Lisa W says

    Happy anniversary!! This is such a hard question but I have to say my chocolate chip cookies warm from the oven – with a glass of cold milk! Thanks for the chance to win.

  29. Debbie says

    Happy 4th Birthday Bakingdom! It has been a fun ride with you!

    There are so many wonderful tastes and textures to eat for dessert. And to only pick one is really, really hard. You see, I am a cookie monster, fluffy fruity whipped dessert, still loving my pies and cakes and looove watermelon kind of a woman!

    If I have to pick just one, I will select my step-grandmother’s Strawberry Cake that uses frozen strawberries in both the icing as well as cake.

    Wishing you tons of luck in the coming years! I always look forward to your posts!

  30. Jacquline B says

    My favourite is pumpkin pie. It’s such a production in our house. We make it from scratch. From pureeing the pumpkins ourselves to rolling the dough – it’s always an experience!

  31. Amanda J says

    That’s such a hard question to answer! I love chocolate chip cookies and brownies and cake and pie… but right now I’m smothering brownies and cake in nutella buttercream frosting, and I guess you can’t go wrong with that!

  32. Joy T says

    Apple pie. Hands down, apple pie. As a child I told everyone my favorite foods were apple pie and green beans, and they are still some of my favorites!

  33. Bonnie Erika says

    I shared the tweet! (@bonnieerika) This baking set is beautiful! My favorite dessert is white chocolate raspberry cheesecake.

  34. Talia says

    Wow, do I have to pick just one?? If I could have any dessert right now, I’d like a nice piece of lemon cream cheesecake topped with raspberry syrup.

  35. Lupita says

    Happy blogiversary!
    I absolutely love cheesecake! I don’t really have a favorite flavor, as long as I have a piece of cheesecake I’m happy.

  36. nikki says

    my favorite desert would be a tie between chocolate chip cookies or crinkles (when the holiday season is just around the corner).

  37. Angenou says

    My favorite dessert is a slight modification of the recipe you posted for Vanilla Swirl Bread, instead prepared as swirl rolls. They end up as these fantastic sticky, vanilla versions of a cinnamon roll. Just add a light vanilla glaze and watch them disappear!

  38. Rachel says

    I’m pretty addicted to salted caramel ice cream, but I just made macarons for the first time and ate them all. Immediately. πŸ™‚

  39. Lindsay says

    Just found your wonderful blog a couple of weeks ago and really enjoying it. My favorite dessert would have to be dark chocolate mousse, yum!

  40. Johana Kauth says

    Thats too hard to choose just one! I love desserts! Anything with no nuts! Haha πŸ™‚ Happy 4th birthday all the way from California bay area!

  41. Jessa Isabelle Crisostomo says

    Happy birthday! My favorite dessert is called “Inipit”, which is the Filipino term for “pressed together”. It is a local delicacy here in the Philippines. To describe what it looks like, imagine 2 thin slices of light fluffy sponge cake filled with a sweet and creamy custard-like filling. This wonderful dessert has made my town famous, and happily, I learned how to bake it on my own πŸ™‚ I’m a such a baking queen wannabe!

  42. Lady Sally says

    that is a very tricky question but my favourite dessert need to have some raspberry in it anyway so I would probably say a raspberry mousse recipe that I have that is absolutely amazing ! Thank you for this contest !

  43. Lourdes says

    My all time favorite dessert is Tiramisu. It’s the one that I order most of the time at restaurants plus it’s my signature dessert, the one that people always ask me to make.

  44. Sandy says

    Hi I saw your post through a friends facebook and I loved the cake you have as for the anniversary cake , how did u make the raffles to look like that I luv it

  45. Kat says

    My absolute favorite dessert are cream puffs. When I was pregnant I craved it like crazy, but I was very scared of making them myself. At that time, the whole city where I live did not have any cream puffs and I remember crying my heart out because of this!

  46. Megan says

    Happy Birthday, Bakingdom! I love this blog! Thanks for all the fun and fabulous ideas! You’ve helped my baking along so much in the last 4 years!! My favorite dessert is Apple Crisp–so easy, so delicious!

  47. Ciberchia says

    Happy birthday!!! My favorite dessert is the brownie!!!! With ice cream and hot chocolate!!! Mmmmmm!!!
    Thank you for the contest!!

  48. Efrat says

    Well… My favorite desert changes every month or so. This week it’s the pie I prepared two days ago – a pear and red grapefruit pie. I’m dead-serious – I left my husband alone for 10 minutes when I took it out of the oven and there was only half when I came back!! Luckily I was able to taste it… πŸ™‚

  49. Nem Elsay says

    Wow it’s been 4 years already! May you have many more blogiversaries. ^_^ SO hard to choose a fovorite dessert there’s hot fudge sundaes that I used to have as a kid, my homemade pies… The choices are endless.. I love them all ^_^

  50. Cynthia says

    My favorite dessert is split. While i love the macarons that i make, im going to say my favorite all time dessert is this dark chocolate dipped mini banana rolled in macadamia nuts that i used to get from a local truffle shop before it moved. Gosh i miss that place.

  51. Mor says

    Anything chocolate-peanut butter-banana works for me. Maybe banana bread with peanut butter and chocolate chips/chunks? Yeah, sounds good.

  52. Sharron says

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! My favorite dessert is Homemade Fried Pies! I LOVE this Ribbon cake….your pictures are Divine! My birthday is February 10th & I sure would love this cake on that day! Keeping my fingers crossed for this contest!

  53. Helen wood says

    Happy birthday, fab cake. My fav dessert is panacotta with shortbread biscuits. But what a lot so great pud selections people have made. Wish I could try them all. Yum yum xx

  54. Debbie D says

    Love, love, love homemade cannoli, brownies with ice cream, hot fudge sauce, mint chip ice cream. Love just about anything sweet—strawberry shortcake made with buttermilk biscuits and whipped cream–YUM! And Cath Kidson is just one of my favorites along with Emma Bridgewater!!!!

  55. Doreen says

    I really like desserts so it is hard to pick just one! Fresh fruit on Angel food cake is great year around! Thanks for the giveaway!

  56. Crystal Tejada says

    My favorite dessert is Tres Leches!!! You should totally consider making this lovely Latin dessert!! You can never go wrong with a sponge cake soaked in not one, not two but three milksss!!! Email is ctejada811@gmail.com

  57. Bakerbee (Patricia) says

    My aunt Isabel’s apple pie. Today is her birthday, she celebrates them in heaven after loosing her human life to breast cancer. I never had a apple pie as good as hers.

  58. Jean Punt says

    My favorite dessert is vanilla ice cream with just a bit of
    cream drizzled over the top…my dad spoiled us with this
    crunchy, creamy dish of goodness!

  59. Tiesha says

    Oh I LOVE Cath Kidston! Last time I was in London I visited and shopped at 6 different stores, including the one at Windsor and Heathrow! My favorite dessert is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting! Mmmmm! It is my dad’s favorite also and eating it reminds me of him!

  60. Amy says

    I miss my grandmother’s red velvet cake so much! It was my lifetime absolute favorite dessert & I never got the opportunity to learn it from her. We lived in Florida and could only have it in winter. Something to do with the frosting and high humidity :.(

  61. Ashley says

    Those are ADORABLE!! I can’t think of a favorite dessert, but I LOVE the molten lava cake that Roy’s restaurant serves. Drool.

  62. Silvia says

    I am a sweet tooth, and love to bake and try new recipes. It is difficult to choose one, but the first dessert that I learned to make was “coconut flan”. Ever since I was a young girl, this is my favorite!!

  63. Amy King says

    Mom’s cherry pie. Cherries fresh off the tree from the backyard and a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Dreaming of it now as I sit waiting for another blizzard πŸ™‚

  64. Michelle says

    How can I choose just one dessert? Hmmmm….it’s got to be good old fashioned chocolate cake with thick fudgy frosting! Rice Krispie Treats would be my every day go-to indulgence though. I could eat a pan all by myself in one sitting! Happy Blogiversary Darla!

  65. says

    Happy Birthday Bakingdom!

    Not really sure what to call it in English, but my favourite dessert is probably “swedish sticky chocolate cake” with a chocolate truffle cover, pecans and some sea salt sprinkled on top. Not sure if my description is very good so here is a blog entry I made about it, it’s in Swedish but there’s pictures to illustrate this awesome dessert πŸ™‚ http://jesskarlsson.blogg.se/2013/october/kladdkaka-med-tryffeltacke-och-pekannotter.html

  66. Bethany says

    Hi Darla!
    I just love your blog! So many wonderful things! My favorite dessert changes periodically, but right now I am LOVING Nanaimo Bars. A Canadian dessert, they’re coconut, walnut, graham cracker crust; pudding/ custardy filling; and dark chocolate topped pure deliciousness. Happy Birthday!

  67. Carrie says

    Happy Bloggy Birthday!
    My favorite has got to be my mamaw Hopson’s chocolate cake from my WWII recipe. It’s a family tradition.

  68. Debbie says

    Happy Birthday and congratulations! Hard to pick but my favorite dessert is probably hot peach cobbler with good vanilla ice cream. Yum!

  69. Faiza Qaiser says

    Happy birthday πŸ™‚ Just found out your site and i am so glad i did , i have so much to learn and so much to improve in my baking. My favourite dessert has to be chocolate brownies with fudge icing plus an extra large scoop of vanilla/strawberry ice cream is always welcome too with it πŸ™‚

  70. says

    Happy 4th birthday Bakingdom!

    My favorite dessert is my Nana’s brownies. She’s been gone for over 30 years now but I still make them. The instructions read: “After 20 minutes baking remove pan from oven. Drop on stovetop then put back in oven to finish baking”. Works every time πŸ™‚

  71. says

    Just found your blog when searching for a butterbeer recipe, and I can tell I will be a frequent visitor!!! Happy blogiversary!!

    My favorite dessert is warm apple crostada with vanilla ice cream. If that’s on the menu at a restaurant, you can pretty much guarantee that I’m ordering it!

  72. Brenda says

    My favorite changes from day to day, but I have to admit my favorite cookies to make for friends and family are your recipes for Sugar Cookies. I tried to make the Star Trek figures, but the heads kept falling off when I baked them, so I just use your recipe and my own cookie cutters. Still good.
    Thanks, and Happy Birthday.

  73. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this amazing giveaway.
    My favorite dessert is my mom’s homemade Pecan pie. It is so yummy. I remember one Christmas she made six of them to take to Grandma’s house where we celebrate with the whole extended family. MOM and I split a whole pie ourselves. We ate on it all day not in one sitting. Talk ata sugar buzz.

  74. says

    Brownies are BY FAR my favorite dessert! I’d eat them every day if I could.
    Thanks for the giveaway! My boyfriend told me about Cath Kidson when he came back from visiting London with his friends, and I’ve been drooling over the website since.

  75. Oriana H says

    First things first: CONGRATULATIONS!!! I totally adore your blog….I’ve never been that good at cooking but desserts have totally become my goal since I found your lovely blog and recipes…so thank you and congratulations again from Mexico!

    Now, for the contest: I totally adore the traditional chocolate my mother and aunt do, which is very special because they start with the raw cacao. So it’s completely natural and delicious!


  76. Dian Rosdiana says

    My favorite dessert is Dorayaki Green Tea made by my lovely mom. So delicious and full of her love πŸ™‚

    I shared the tweet.

  77. Cecily says

    The cake is so cute. I love that the blog is doing well. It makes me happy when I see something new and then try it. My favorite dessert is brownies with vanilla ice cream and home made fudge sauce. Or cake.

  78. Shelby says

    my favorite dessert:
    any and all cheesecakes. cheesecake ice cream. the whole list of cheesecakes from the factory. cheesecake filling rolled in a tortilla and deep fried and then rolled in cinnamon and sugar. mini cheesecakes. when i was 11 i got a chocolate chip cheesecake for a birthday cake and fell in love with the lucious dessert. and i’ve never turned back.

  79. Jenny T says

    My favorite dessert is ICE CREAM! if it’s ice cream cake, I only eat the ice cream. Something ala mode- i go for the ice cream first!

  80. Maya says

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    My absolute favorite are brownies πŸ™‚ And they are quite easy to make too!

  81. Caley says

    Congratulations! That’s an amazing sum of work you’ve completed…I’m glad you are excited to keep going! My favorite dessert is cheesecake πŸ™‚

  82. Jessica says

    I have no favorite dessert- I love them all! My family loves to bake, my 3 year old son included. Our favorite desserts are ones we make at home for each other.

  83. Jenia Z says

    I have a foolproof recipe for a delicious baked cheesecake. It’s my favorite, simply because it never fails me :D. Happy blogiversary!! πŸ™‚

  84. Michelle Iujvidin says

    A huge piece of layered chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. Just chocolate in general. Okay I’m going to get some chocolate right now…. *dashes off*

  85. Chelsea says

    My favorite dessert is Chocolate Chip Craisin Cookies. They’re my favorite!! My husband absolutely loves them too, so it’s a win win situation :).

    I really wish we had Cath Kidston stores here. My house would totally be decked out in all their loveliness.

  86. TracyK says

    My favorite dessert is any kind of cheesecake, followed by Creme Brulee and then Carrot Cake. Let’s face it, my favorite is just about any dessert!

  87. Amanda L. says

    Happy Blog Birthday! I’m a fan of almost anything sweet, so it’s hard to choose, but at the moment I’m feeling like I could go for a thick, fudgy brownie.

  88. Jess B. says

    I would have to say my favorite dessert right now are oatmeal chocolate chip cookies…..2 to be exact. Sandwiched with vanilla buttercream between them

  89. Danijela says

    Amazing giveaway,so generous of you.Wow,thank you for the chance to win it.Cheese cake is my fav,pancakes and ice cream too.Have a lovely week.

  90. Teresa Chapman says

    Happy Fourth Birthday! My all time favorite dessert is my Mom’s chocolate mayonnaise cake with dark chocolate buttercream frosting … MMMM divine! Thanks for all of your amazing recipes and for the chance to win!

  91. Jeanette van der Lee says

    I don’t really have a favourite… but it always makes me happy to try out a new recipe! And it’s a plus if it includes chocolate πŸ˜‰

  92. Carol says

    Happy Blogday! Your cake is beautiful! I’m torn between a peach pie w/ vanilla ice cream and creme brulle. I really can’t decide!

  93. LilMissHK says

    My favorite dessert is either Ben & Jerry’s Late Night Snack (literally can eat a whole pint in one sitting!) or a batch of Centennial Salad (technically not a dessert, but it’s made with ice cream and orange Jell-O. So it’s dessert to me… And I can pretty much eat an entire batch in one sitting)… =) Can’t wait for the Neapolitan Rice Krispy Treat recipe! Happy Bloggy Birthday, Bakingdom!

  94. Holly Moser says

    My favorite recipe is peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chip cookies!! Glad I found this blog and glad it’s been 4 years! Here’s to many more.

  95. Jillian_R says

    My “favorite dessert” is made up of many things as i have a horrible sweet tooth πŸ™‚ but I think it is a tie between chocolate cheesecake and peanutbutter chocolate chip cookies!! A very happy birthday to you!

  96. Sallie. Kale says

    My favorite is if fixed correctly. BOSTON CREAM PIE oh my this is chocolate, cream filling,best yellow cake. It all just melts in your mouth and you are in heaven with a smile.

  97. Stacey says

    My favorite dessert is anything I make for the first time and it comes out awesome! And cheesecake….we can’t EVER forget cheesecake!

  98. Ellie P. says

    My favorite dessert is a tres leches cake with mango whipped cream topping! My friends made it for me in December for my birthday.

  99. Jacqueline says

    Anything I can share with my little girl so no meringue but she is an ice cream fiend (she might take after me, just sayin’)!

  100. Laura says

    I tweeted from @SaltySapphiria
    my most favorite dessert is Cuban or Spanish guava jelly cake with marshmallow meringue icing! Saddest day was losing recipe (hurricane) but I get my fix now thanks to the Florida bakery in Tampa Florida when I visit!

  101. Sinead says

    Happy 4th birthday Bakingdom. Choosing a favourite dessert is so hard. I love them all!! At the moment though my favourite is sticky toffee pudding with loads of toffee sauce. I could eat the sauce on it’s own: I love it.

  102. Jessica says

    Congratulations on your 4th anniversary! I hope there will be many more to follw πŸ™‚

    My favourite dessert is bread and butter pudding (unfortunately my family doesn’t agree…), or a wonderful pavlova with cream and fruit, or chocolate mousse… the list is way too long!

  103. Cindy H says

    Happy 4th Anniversary!

    My favourite dessert is Torte Della Nona. My sweet husband makes this for me for every birthday (and I’m the baker in the house!). It is lemon infused pastry with a ricotta custard filling topped with icing sugar and pine nuts. YUMMY!

  104. says

    This giveaway is so cute, thank you ^_^

    To answer the question, I think my favourite desert is probably is a swedish desert called chokladboll, or ‘chocolate ball’ in English.

  105. Jasmina says

    My favorite dessert is a hard one to pinpoint. I love oreo cheesecake! Also any kind of birthday cake, because of the celebratory aspect of it πŸ˜€ And cinnamon rolls, but they don’t seem to count as dessert

  106. Rachel says

    Oh why are you torturing me with having to choose just one? I would have to say Tiramisu or an Eclair. Those are two desserts I can’t live without.

  107. says

    What a precious rice krispie cake! And the ruffles!! Ruffles are the BEST!

    As for me, my favorite dessert is mint chocolate chip ice cream. I can’t keep any in the house because it calls to me like the sirens called to Odysseus, except I don’t win that fight.

  108. Mary C says

    Creme caramel has been my favourite dessert since I was a kid. I love making them at home – and you really can’t beat home made BUT if they are on a menu at a restaurant – I can’t resist ordering one! True dessert weakness.

    Congrats on 4 years! Love your blog and have been reading it for some time πŸ™‚

  109. Elisabeth M. says

    Happy, happy birthday, Bakingdom! You’re my favorite blog! And my favorite dessert of late is buttery shortbread cookies. That or a fresh fruit pie!

  110. Chrissy Finnigan says

    Hi Darla! Congrats on your amazing 4 years. I think I’ve read every recipe on this site.

    I’m pretty sure we are like sharing a brain or something, we have so many likes and interests in common!


    I’m not huge on dessert, I love to make it though… One of my very favs is your French Toast Cupcake. Or cheesecake. Yeah, I like cheesecake.

  111. says


    Congrats! I’m not entering the contest, but I couldn’t let this momentous occasion pass without saying Happy 4 Years to my amazing, BFF.

    I love your blog for so many reasons. I love the desserts, the photos, the stories, and the geekery. Most of all though, I love that it introduced us to one another. 2 years ago I was just a fan. I even posted a few embarrassing things about how I was a bit of a fangirl of yours (I was. I am). Now, not a day goes by that I don’t talk to you and I can’t imagine a not having you as my friend. Near or far, it matters not. In the wise words of John Green:

    “I dislike the phrase “Internet friends”, because it implies the people you know online aren’t really your friends, that somehow the friendship is less real or meaningful to you because it happens through Skype or text messages. The measure of a friendship is not its physicality but its significance.” -John Green, This Star Won’t Go Out forward

    I don’t think we could be closer if you lived right next door.

    When we finally meet this year in Florida, I feel certain it will be like we’ve seen each other IRL a million times before.

    Happy 4th to you and to Bakingdom. One of my favorite sites in all the interwebs.

    (PS, feel free to delete this gush after you’ve read it)

    xo, Tina

  112. Riri says

    Happy fourth Blogiversary and thank you for the lovely giveaway. πŸ™‚
    ItÒ€ℒs hard to choose, but one of my favorites are definitely my chocolate cookies. πŸ™‚

  113. Ruthy says

    Happy birthday, Bakingdom!!! πŸ™‚

    Mmm…so many treats to choose from! I think IÒ€ℒd have to go with ice cream sandwiches. Cakey cookies and ice cream = love!!!

  114. Kirsten says

    My favorite dessert is a cinnamon roll, although your cinnamon roll cookies are also divine. As are the cupcakes. Really, anything vaguely resembling a cinnamon roll.

  115. heather r says

    happy birthday!

    it’s really hard to choose just one dessert….my favorite regular dessert is chocolate, but I really love strawberry fraisier for special occasions!

  116. Julie says

    What a loaded question! I love many desserts and sweet treats, but I’d have to say a chocolate fudge cake would have to be my absolute favourite! I love chocolate and love a fudge-y frosting on a moist chocolate cake just ups the ante that much more! There’s a restaurant here in Canada called Swiss Chalet and they have the most amazing chocolate fudge cake I’ve ever had! I’m salivating just thinking about it!

  117. Monique says

    My favorite dessert, as in…PICK JUST ONE?!?! AS IF I COULD CHOOSE!!! I will say that ONE OF my favorite desserts is my uncle’s recipe for baklava. It’s easy and it’s super delicious. I’ve been eating it since I was little, helping make it since I was in junior high, and making it by myself since high school. One fun fact: rose water used to be SOOOO hard to find, but now that more people know of the deliciousness that is baklava, it is a lot easier to find! Yay! πŸ˜€

  118. says

    Happy Birthday Bakingdom!! Congrats to 4 successful years of blogging <3.

    Currently my favorite dessert is sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce. I'm drooling right now thinking about it!

  119. Aurelie says

    Happy Birthday!!!
    I love all deserts, but chocolate has my favors (i’m a Swiss after all…) and coffee, and I especially love to eat desert at breakfast with capuccino.
    Cheers, and to all your future birthdays and amazing posts!

  120. Ana R says

    Happy birthday, Bakingdom πŸ˜€
    I love my mom’s cheesecake recipe. It always brings me good memories about my childhood and my boyfriend loves the recipe so much that he’ll marry me to taste it many years!

  121. Wally Ann Yumul says

    I am a Filipino and my favorite dessert is called bibingka! It’s made of ground rice or usually rice flour mixed with coconut milk and baked until golden brown. Topped with cheese and salted eggs! Yum!

  122. Anna says

    I love a lot of desserts, but one will always be my ultimate favorite: Crème Brûlée!! I always wish the Italians would have invented it, so I could have it at my favorite restaurant after my favorite spaghetti πŸ˜€

  123. Sarah Probert says

    Happy birthday Bakingdom! I think I put my reply on the Neopolitan Rice Krispie page! Whoops! Anyway it’s got to be Limoncello Tiramisu or Terrys Chocolate Orange Cheesecake!

  124. Laura says

    Well I LOVE the cake that I make which is just a white cake with my special buttercream but my mom’s pecan pie is a very close second!

  125. Rosa says

    Oh, happiest of happy blogversary/birthday, Bakingdom! I am so glad I stumbled onto your blog through Cakewrecks 3 years ago. I can’t believe it!

    My favorite dessert is chocolate ice cream. I love chocolate and ice cream. The two combined is perfection! πŸ™‚ But basically everything on this blog comes a close second.

  126. cheery ann cirelos says

    i have sooooooo many favorites hahha its hard to choose (moist chocolate cake,banana cake,red velevet cupcake ,chocolate chip cookie,cheese cake any kind as long as there is cream chreese hahaha,brownies ohhh this is getting harder actually my fiance asked me the same question and he laugh so hard because i cannot choose hehhe..but i will say oreo eskimo pie is one of my favorite basically because i made it by myself hahaha it so good strawberry,maggo and dark chocolate blend so good together and the texture of the oreo biscuit oh my gosh to die for πŸ˜‰ i think everyone should try it its a must!! hahaha <3

  127. Kat says

    My favorite dessert is actually a Chinese one that my grandfather makes called ornee (O-nee). It us hot taro dessert. It’s traditionally served during weddings or special occasions. It brings me back to my roots. Even though I’m only half Teochew (chiu-chow), this dessert reminds me of who i am.

  128. Liz says

    My mom used to make these melt in your mouth pistachio cookies when I was younger. She doesn’t remember them and I’ve never been able to find a recipe that does them justice. I’m hoping against hope I didn’t dream them! πŸ™‚