Our 10 Most Popular Baked Goods of 2020

updated Dec 23, 2020
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overhead view of sliced chocolate chip cookie cake, ready to be served
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Jesse Szewczyk

Although bags of flour were scarce earlier this year, 2020 had our ovens seriously flexing their muscles. We baked our way through the early days of quarantine and kept going until we used every last chocolate chip in our pantry. From the endless loaves of banana bread to biscuits with our sourdough starter discard to the ultimate chocolate chip cookie cake, here are Kitchn’s most popular baking recipes of 2020.

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Double Chocolate Fudge-Stuffed Loaf Cake
This deep, dark chocolate cake is a snap to make — no layering or frosting required — so go ahead and give it a go tonight. It's tender and moist, and holds up well for days.
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Roasted Garlic and Herb No-Knead Bread
This garlic and herb no-knead bread tastes far better than basic garlic bread — especially when you slather the still-warm slices with a little butter. Here's how to make a rustic loaf of garlic and herb bread without any kneading.
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Lemon Yogurt Cake
Ina Garten's tender loaf cake is simple yet stunning, and finished with a sweet lemon glaze.
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Flourless Lemon Almond Cake
This easy lemon cake — lightly sweetened and bursting with bright lemon flavor — is naturally gluten-free since it's made with almond flour.
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Ultra-Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
A scoop of sour cream gives this one-bowl banana bread that ultra-moist, slightly underbaked texture we all know and love.
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Easy Cloud Bread
This keto-friendly cloud bread is easy to make, uses only a handful of ingredients you probably already have on hand, and is ready in next to no time.
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Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
This celebration-worthy chocolate chip cookie cake is topped with chocolate frosting and sprinkles.
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Sourdough Biscuits
These buttery, flaky biscuits are the perfect use of your sourdough starter's discard.
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Japanese Milk Bread
Soft and fluffy Japanese milk bread is the perfect everyday sandwich loaf, and it's surprisingly simple to make.
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Buttermilk Bar Donuts
These rectangular-shaped donuts, which are similar in taste to a classic old-fashioned donut, are a Los Angeles favorite. Here's how to make them at home.
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