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Best of 2013: Your Favorites

Best of 2013: Your Favorites |

2013 was a great year of growth for JavaCupcake!  I felt as though I really produced quality recipes and tutorials that were far above anything I’d ever created before.  I pushed myself to become more consistent in my photography, design, and presentation and I really think it showed in my work!

Throughout the year, I was able to turn some of my creations into tutorials.  These tutorials were more than just a recipe and a little story to go with it… they were in-depth, well photographed, detailed step-by-step instructions  that would guide my readers into success with their baking!  I have a feeling that there will be more tutorials in my future since two of found their way into the Best of 2013!

Here are a few stats that I’m proud of from 2013:

  • 121 New & Original Recipes
  • 7 tutorials including 2 video tutorials (not too bad considering it was my first year doing them!)
  • More than 559,000 unique visitors came to JavaCupcake creating…
  • More than 2.165 million page views in 2013!

Wow! Those are some great numbers for me!  I’m super impressed with myself and how much I’ve been able to grow my blog this year!

Without further adieu… let’s take a look back on a great year and recap what Your Favorites of 2013 were!

Red Velvet Nutella Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream by

The Perfect Peanut Butter Buttercream

The Perfect Peanut Butter Buttercream by

Tutorial: Sesame Street Cupcakes

Tutorial: Sesame Street Cupcakes by

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies by #chocolatechip #cookies

Salted Caramel Layer Cake

Salted Caramel Layer Cake by

Christmas Tree Peanut Butter Blossoms

Christmas Tree Peanut Butter Blossoms |

Easy Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Fudge

Easy Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Fudge |


Peanut Butter OREO Cupcakes

Mini Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes by

Tutorial: Royal Icing Flowers

{Tutorial} Royal Icing Flowers by

Chewy Carrot Cake Cookies

Chewy Carrot Cake Cookies |

You guys sure know how to pick some amazing recipes!  If you’re wondering how I came up with this list… I use Google Analytics to keep track of how many pageviews each recipe or tutorial gets.  The recipes & tutorials in this list had the most pageviews from the new content created in 2013!  Pretty awesome that Google can help me keep track of that!

Make sure to come back tomorrow when I’ll share with you some of my personal favorites of 2013.  Many of them are my favorites for personal reasons and well… just because they were super yummy and delicious to eat!

And if you were curious about years past…. here’s a look back at my earlier years of blogging!  (Don’t laugh too much at some of the posts!)

The Best of 2012
Top 25 Cupcakes of 2011
Top 10 Cupcake Recipes of 2010
Top 10 Recipes of 2010 (non-cupcake)

Happy New Year!


Monday 6th of January 2014

What a delicious year! those Sesame Street Cupcakes are too cute!! Happy New Year

Betsy Eves

Monday 6th of January 2014

Thanks, Cheryl! Those cupcakes were a lot of work... but SO WORTH IT! Happy New Year to you too!


Monday 6th of January 2014

Betsy, these are beautiful! I can't wait to try some of these!

Betsy Eves

Monday 6th of January 2014

Let me know if you do... I'd love to know what you think of the recipes!

Shermaine Lau

Monday 6th of January 2014

Wow.. how I wish I could try one of your many creations! :) YUMMY

Betsy Eves

Monday 6th of January 2014

You can.... just whip up a batch in your kitchen! YUM! :)