If you’re searching for the sweeter side of life, these dessert bloggers have got you covered.
Just in time for the holidays this year, these are some of our favorite baking masters, chocolate lovers and cupcake aficionados.
Their sites aren’t just amazing resources for all things sweet, they also come with gorgeous photography, a unique voice, and tips and tricks for aspiring bloggers.
Chocolate Covered Katie
The blogger behind this healthy dessert blog originally created it for fun, not expecting it to ever be a full-time job. With up to 6 million viewers per month, there’s no doubting it is one of the best dessert blogs out there. Because she develops recipes that are healthy and easy to adjust, Katie draws a large and diverse audience of people with many different food preferences. And while her recipes might be healthy, she admits to being a big-time fan of all sweets — eating chocolate every single day (sometimes even twice a day!)
This baking blog, run by Sally McKenney, is a great resource for all bakers. Whether you are a beginner or have been baking for many years, her wide range of recipes are sure to accommodate all levels. Sally mentions that for her “baking has always been a welcome creative release” and that she is lucky it is her career. Her passion and love for creating these delicious and gorgeous desserts is evident in her work. If you don’t believe us, just try one of her recipes!
Stef Pollack, the writer and recipe developer behind Cupcake Project, resides in St. Louis with her family. She mentions that her husband does almost all of the photography and videography, while taste-testing services are provided by her son. Stef’s family-run blog is packed full of tasty recipes, ranging from sweet and crunchy candy, to moist, delicious cupcakes! Whether you’re looking to bake, or just want a feed full of yummy-looking baked goods, this blog is a great resource.
This blog is great for beginner bakers looking to use simple ingredients and basic tools. However, the baker behind this blog, Naomi Robinson, mentions that she includes the occasional difficult recipe with modifications to make it more simple. Naomi believes that “food is all about the experience it brings to you and those you share it with, so there are no rights or wrongs.” If you’re someone who loves to bake creatively, this blog is for you.
Best Friends for Frosting is a lifestyle blog founded by Melissa Johnson. While she features plenty of savory recipes, many of her recipes are sweet and delectable. Melissa states that she believes in “pursuing a life filled to the brim with joy, celebration, and more of what matters most.” With her selection of sunny and colorful desserts, this blog is perfect for anyone trying to create something bright and beautiful.
Arman Liew, an Australian and the creator behind The Big Man’s World, focuses on developing recipes that are all gluten-free, dairy-free, healthy and easy. He also offers vegan, paleo, keto and sugar-free options.
He believes that “sweets should be part of an everyday diet” and that even those with food preferences or allergies should be able to attain a lifestyle full of desserts. Arman combined his love for baking with his passion for creating healthy recipes and turned it into his one-of-a-kind blog.
If you’re looking for tasty and traditional desserts, Brown Eyed Baker is just the blog. This homey and cozy website started in 2007 features classical recipes from every season.
Michelle Brown started her blog as a way to escape the dreary winters of Pennsylvania by doing what she loves the most — baking and writing. Several years later, her blog has transformed into one of the most popular and delicious dessert blogs out there!
Amanda Powell uses her blog to share her love of food and baking. She mentions that, despite her passion for cooking with unusual ingredients, she typically uses ingredients that can be found at a local grocery store. Powell’s easy-to-follow recipes are both scrumptious and perfect for any level of baker. She also features a good amount of seasonal desserts, as well as year-long classics. A Cookie Named Desire is the perfect site for modern yet traditional recipes.
Jamie Lothridge started her baking blog to de-stress and express what she is passionate about: baking. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, she uses her blog as a way to not only share recipes but to teach essential baking techniques. For example, a section of the blog is dedicated to baking basics like understanding the different types of baking flours and tips for making uniform-sized cupcakes. If you need baking advice or are looking for delicious dessert recipes, My Baking Addiction is the place.
This website, managed by owner Joy Wilson, is a great resource for delicious desserts. Starting out self-taught, Wilson became a professional baker before publishing three of her own cookbooks. Because of her vast experience, she has an immense understanding of the baking world. For instance, Wilson says that both of her parents were avid bakers, raising her in the kitchen. Evidenced by her delicious and creative desserts, Joy the Baker is one of the best dessert blogs out there.
“Home” baker and stay-at-home mom Sarah Kieffer started The Vanilla Bean Blog after spending most of her career working at coffeehouse bakeries. She states that the blog was originally “an attempt to document a food history of sorts for [her] family,” before she realized how deep her connection was to baking. She further mentions, “While my blog has begun to fulfill its original mission, in the process I discovered so many layers to my time in the kitchen.” There’s no denying the passion behind Kieffer’s tasty-looking desserts.