Most Popular Recipes of 2013

Happy New Year! Here are the top 10 recipes on Pass the Cocoa from this past year, 2013. As it turns out, these are also our all-time favorites. Click on the titles to view the post. What are some of your favorites? What would you like to see on Pass the Cocoa in the year 2014?


Caroline & Monica


10. Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake

It's not a surprise that you guys love this one. Who could resist the heavenly combination of chocolate mousse and cheesecake?

9. Pasta with Pesto Avocado Cream Sauce 

We tend to stick with sweets on this blog, so savory dishes are a rare find. Pesto and avocado cream sauce sure is a delicious combination though. What's more, there's no fat added to this recipe, and it's vegan!

8. Oreo Ice Cream Cake (No Bake!)

Admittedly, this is not one of my finest photos, so I'm incredibly surprised that this recipe was so well-received! Either you guys have a lot of trust in me, or you know a goodie when you see one. And this ice cream cake is truly delicious. Don't forget to top it off with fresh strawberries! (Cherries are overrated anyway.) -Monica

7. Rose Macarons, Step-by-Step

Step-by-steps are always appreciated, especially when it comes to the finicky macarons! It seems that pretty much every blog has one, so here's our take on how to make the perfect macaron -- rose macaron, to be exact.

6. Chewy Lemon Cookies

Topped with a zesty lemon glaze, these cookies are delicious and bursting with lemon flavor. Always a hit to bring to gatherings and outings.


5. White Chocolate Mousse Truffle Cake (Gluten Free!)

This is a cake that will make your taste buds swoon and leave you daydreaming about the next time you can have another bite. You can't go back once you've tried flourless chocolate cake.

4. Chocolate Chip Scones

Another tutorial on the blog, this one about how to make the perfect chocolate chip scones! Call Caroline the scone expert on this blog (:

3. Orange Macarons

You guys must really like macarons! This is the second one to appear on the list, but who could blame you? Macarons are exquisitely delightful little treats.

2. Whole Lemon Bars

Bright tart and lemony bars with a little powdered sugar sprinkled on top. This proves that you guys really like lemon!

1. Cinnamon Bread

And of course, the cinnamon bread! It's a classic kind of bread in a way. Perfect for everyday making. Simple, humble, but supremely gratifying. Everyone should have a recipe like this in their books.

Enjoy, all! Happy new year (:

-Monica and Caroline