The 15 Most Popular Recipes on Giraffes Can Bake in 2017

As we near the end of 2017, I wanted to take a look back on the most popular recipes of 2017 here on Giraffes Can Bake. These are the recipes you guys visited the most over the course of the year! 2017 was a great year for me, and the first full year of gluten free recipes on Giraffes Can Bake – so that means all of the popular recipes from 2017 were gluten free! I loved developing, photographing, and sharing every one of these recipes with you – and I’m glad you loved them too!

a collage of the most popular recipes on giraffes can bake

How does 2017 compare to 2016? Check out 2016’s most popular recipes HERE

15. Gluten Free Apple Upside Down Cake

A piece of Gluten Free Apple Upside Down Cake on a white and pink plate, with a whole apple, a forkl, and another piece of cake in the background

A moist, fluffy, and tender spiced cake topped with caramelised apples – a really easy sheet cake that’s a crowd pleaser.

14. Holiday Gin & Tonic

This Holiday Gin and Tonic is full of the festive flavours of cranberry and clementine - one bauble glass in focus, with red gin and tonic and rosemary

Made with sloe gin, cranberry shrub, and clementine juice – this is an easy and delicious mixed drink to serve over the holidays

13. Cranberry Martini

The Cranberry Martini is a sweet and slightly tart festive cocktail, made with a homemade cranberry shrub to give it a little bit of zing - a cranberry martini with a cranberry garnish

A festive martini that’s full of flavour! Includes a recipe for an easy homemade cranberry shrub 

12. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany's - a Rose and Raspberry Cocktail. An easy and elegant vodka cocktail that is perfect for your next girls night, baby shower, wedding shower, brunch or dinner party

A gorgeous cocktail made with Polish vodka, rose liqueur, and raspberry syrup. Sophisticated and delicious.

11. Gluten Free Jam Shortbread Cookie Bars

Jam Shortbread Cookie Bars - Buttery, melt in your mouth shortbread, smothered in sweet, fruity jam and topped with even more buttery goodness in the form of shortbread streusel. These Jam Shortbread Cookie Bars are the most delicious cookie bar you will ever eat. They are gluten free, ridiculously quick and easy to make, and so yummy you won’t believe it!

Buttery, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread, smothered in fruity jam and topped with shortbread streusel. A gluten free delight!

10. Gluten Free Funfetti Cupcakes

Fluffy vanilla gluten free cupcakes loaded with sprinkles, topped with delicious whipped vanilla buttercream and even more sprinkles. These Funfetti Cupcakes are the perfect way to celebrate my (or your) birthday!

Fluffy funfetti cupcakes with whipped vanilla buttercream, and plenty of sprinkles through out! The perfect gluten free birthday cake!

9. Gluten Free Pancake Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream

Pancake Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting and Syrup - British style pancakes, but not as you know them! Fluffy pancake batter baked into cupcake form, topped with mini pancakes, zesty lemon buttercream frosting and a thick lemon sugar syrup. A new and delicious way to enjoy pancakes this Pancake Day!Fluffy pancakes baked in cupcake form, topped with lemon buttercream, lemon syrup, and mini pancakes! These are the classic British style pancakes made into a fun cupcake you can eat for breakfast!

8. The Prince That Was Promised

"When the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers, Azor Ahai shall be born again amidst smoke and salt" - The Prince That Was Promised is a delicious Game of Thrones Cocktail inspired by the prophecy and those characters that may just be this promised saviour. Whoever you think will end up being The Prince That Was Promised, this Game of Thrones inspired Cocktail is sure to impress!

A Game of Thrones inspired cocktail made with honey bourbon, ginger beer, red currant syrup, and a “Lightbringer” garnish you set alight! 

7. Gluten Free Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies

These Gluten Free Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies are chocolatey, creamy, and fruity! Fudgy brownies are topped with a thick and creamy blackberry cheesecake. So quick and easy to make, and a real crowd pleaser. Gluten free decadence!

Fugdy brownies topped with a creamy blackberry cheesecake – gluten free decadence!

6. Homemade Blackberry Liqueur (aka Crème de Mûre)

A sweet and fruity homemade Blackberry Liqueur (also known as Crème de Mûre) that is so easy to make yourself with very little hands on time. The perfect way to use up all the blackberries the season has to offer! This easy homemade Blackberry Liqueur only gets better with time – so make up a big batch now to have the perfect homemade Christmas gifts on hand come December.

A really easy to make blackberry liqueur that is great for cocktails, baking, and gifting!

5. Gluten Free Yeast-Raised Donuts with Margarita Cheesecake Filling

Gluten Free Yeast-Raised Margarita Cheesecake Donuts - fluffy, delicious and so easy! This amazing recipe also includes all my tips on how to make perfect gluten free yeast-raised donuts every time. Plus a FREE cheat sheet printable! - a donut with a bite taken out of it on top of a whole donut

All the tips and tricks on how to make perfect gluten free yeast-raised donuts, with a creamy and delicious margarita filling. Printable cheat sheet included!

4. Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars

These Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars are decadence at its finest! Soft, delicious gluten free cookie dough is combined with peanut butter, made into a bar and topped with chocolate and peanut butter combined. They're no bake, so easy to make, and absolutely yummy!

Gluten free and totally decadent edible cookie dough in bar form, with peanut butter for extra deliciousness!

3. Black Widow Cocktail

The Black Widow Cocktail is a dark, shimmery, and deceptively sweet cocktail. It is the perfect spooky sipper for Halloween and the next instalment of my Marvel Cocktail Series. It's made with gin, crème de mûre, and black sesame syrup. It's sweet, a little nutty, and visually awesome.

A sparkly and spooky cocktail made with black sesame. Perfect for both Halloween and Marvel lovers!

2. Grapefruit and Thyme Bourbon Smash

This Grapefruit and Thyme Bourbon Smash is full of bright citrus flavour and aromatic herbs, showcasing the best of winter seasonal fruit. Muddled lime and thyme, combined with fresh grapefruit juice and delicious bourbon, it’s the perfect way to get the most out of those amazing grapefruits. This cocktail is refreshing, full of flavour and totally gorgeous – it’s the perfect cocktail to serve at any occasion.

This bourbon smash cocktail is one of my personal favourites of the year, a great drink to sip on all year round. 

1. The Best Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Ever!

This is, hands down, the BEST Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, ever! It's smooth, fluffy, creamy, and oh so chocolatey. My special "secret ingredient" really takes it to the next level. Once you've tried this recipe, you'll never turn back!

There’s no surprise that this Chocolate Buttercream Frosting was the most popular recipe of 2017, it really is the best ever! Creamy, rich, decadent, and sooo much chocolate goodness.


So, there we have it – the most popular recipes on Giraffes Can Bake for 2017! Thank you so much to all of you for your support this year – all your comments, pins, tweets, likes, and shares mean the world to me, and I couldn’t do this blogging thing without you! Thank you for a wonderful 2017, here’s to a delicious 2018!




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