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5 Best Baking Recipes of 2019

What are the best baking recipes from 2019? Here's a hint: they're NOT all sweet! Find out the Bigger Bolder Baking list here!
Enjoy my Top 5 Best Baking Recipes of 2019 including Homemade Pasta, Banana Cream Pie & a Chocolate Cake made in the microwave!

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Hi Bold Bakers!

It has been a huge year here at BBB! I came out with my first cookbook which immediately became a best seller on Amazon, We launched our first official Bigger Bolder Baking products, a Gemma’s Mug Meals Mug and a 7-Piece Bakeware Set! OH, and we found out we are expecting a baby in 2020, so all very exciting things happening. Because it was the most action-packed year ever for Kevin and me, I wanted to recap my 5 Best Baking Recipes of 2019.

Read Below for my 5 Best Baking Recipes of 2019


5. Simple Stovetop Brownies

As Bold Bakers, we already know you don’t need an oven to make Brownies! In previous years we have made them in a mug (in just a minute) in the microwave, then a full-batch made in the microwave, but this year I went to another level and made them on the stovetop. These rich and fudgy brownies are not to be missed. Head over to my Simple Stovetop Brownie recipe.

A batch of stovetop brownies, lined up, with nuts.

4. 15-Minute Banana Cream Pie

Pie is always a winner, let’s just agree on that! This was one of my most hugely popular recipes — not only because it was a no-bake recipe, but the fact that you can make it in 15 minutes! This made it a hit for 2019. Head over to my 15 Minute Banana Cream Pie recipe.

I just want you to know, it was a close tie between this pie and my 15-Minute Coconut Cream Pie! So If that’s more your flavor, you won’t want to miss that recipe

A slice of my Banana Cream Pie Recipe.

3. 2-Ingredient Homemade Pasta

I’m thrilled this made the list of our Top 5 Recipes of 2019 because personally, this was my favorite from the year. It’s a classic Homemade Pasta recipe made with eggs and flour and no pasta machine needed!

It’s all done by your own hands without the need for a mixer or machine. For proof that this recipe really does work, just check out the photos that other Bold Bakers posted on this recipe. Head over to my 2-Ingredient Homemade Pasta recipe and start making homemade pasta today.

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2. 15 Minute Pizza Dough

I love love love this recipe and it is no surprise to me that it made it to the no.2 spot of our Top 5 Recipes of 2019. It’s well deserved in my opinion. This is a magic pizza dough that you can make and have it going into the oven in 15 minutes!

I actually challenged Bold Bakers on social media to see if they could do it in time and the response was amazing! You guys really had fun with this one. What are you waiting for? Head over now to 15 Minute Pizza Dough Recipe.

No-yeast pizza dough, made in 15-minutes, should look like this after baking.

1. 10-Minute Chocolate Cake Made in the Microwave

Drum roll, please… The recipe that took the number 1 spot for 2019 is… 10-Minute Chocolate Cake Made in the Microwave!

My Microwave Mug Meals are still some of my most viewed videos, SO I thought how am I going to top that? When I was inspired to make full, 3 layer cakes in the microwave, you guys all tuned in!

It’s hard to believe that this cake was cooked in the microwave in just 10 minutes. It was moist, delicious, and a beautiful easy cake to make.

An easy chocolate cake with fruit on top.

Happy New Year and bring on a Big and Bold 2020!


Gemma, Kevin, Waffles, and the Bigger Bolder Baking Team xx.

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Martha Staton
Martha Staton
3 years ago

I am thrilled for you and your husband and both of your parents. Enjoy being with baby and being pregnant!
Absolutely love your recipes and your demonstrations on how to do your recipes! I also bought your cookbook from Amazon. AWESOME COOKBOOK!
God Bless You,
Martha Staton

Lim lanlan
Lim lanlan
3 years ago

Thank you so much for the receipe, I love it…you are the best chef and my best teacher in cooking and baking also….I love you so much….Happy belated Christmas Dan New year…may you be bless in this year, success in your life God Bless You

3 years ago

They all deserve to be the tops! You’re getting more fame and I’m so proud of you. It sure is a packed year for you.. ☺️
And wow! I was so surprised to hear the news! Congrats you both!! Is this your first baby? 😍

And.. just curious, how long have you been married?

3 years ago

Happy New Year to you and yours
That Microwave cake was the best time saver in my life thanks for doing it for all of us
Can’t wait to see just what you can come up with in the next decade. Look forward to watching all your videos.

3 years ago

Happy New Year and Congratulations!!! I LOVE all of your recipes! The sweet and the savory —just like life!
Just keep the coming. And the mug and mug meals are so easy delicious! They are awesome belly-fillers when dinner is just not going to happen because you have too much to do.

3 years ago

Gemma, I am such a fan of yours. I’m hoping that you can tweak the piecaken recipe that’s floating around the internet these days. With your creativity, I’m sure you can conjure up a thing or two to make it even better. I’m counting on you.

For all of the great recipes that you give to us.
For all of the great recipes that you give to us.
3 years ago

Congratulations Emma snd Kevin! And thank you for all of the great recipes that you give to us. Happy 2020 to you and your family.

Yvonne Kelleher
Yvonne Kelleher
3 years ago

Happy 2020
Can I ask if Liv will be joining you this year?
I love her healthy treats

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Meet Gemma

Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, a cookbook author, and the creator of Bigger Bolder Baking. I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with my trusted and tested recipes and baking tips. You may have seen one of my 500+ videos on YouTube & TikTok or as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix or the Best Baker in America on Food Network. No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 go-to baking authority.


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