Last Updated 24/10/2018
1. Becky Excell
Entering our ranking for the first time and taking top spot is the self-titled blog, Becky Excell. Freelance writer and recipe creator, Becky, created the blog after she was diagnosed with IBS and decided to share her ideas of how to stay gluten-free without compromising on taste. With a mix of mouth-watering recipes from gluten-free Nutella stuffed cookies to gluten-free baked New York cheesecake, Becky also provides helpful advice to readers who suffer with food intolerances or who want to change their diet.
Created by baking and slow-cooker fan Lucy Allen, BakingQueen74 is packed with tried and tested recipes which are family favourites in her house. Whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer all things savoury, BakingQueen74 has hundreds of ideas that will have you eager to dig out your slow cooker. Don’t worry if slow cooking’s not your thing, Lucy has plenty of tasty recipes from lemon berry scones to no-bake Malteser shortbread, perfect for a novice baker!
Holly Jade started her blog, The Little Blog Of Vegan, after she suffered health issues due to food intolerances and decided to switch to a vegan lifestyle. With beautiful photography and delicious recipes, The Little Blog Of Vegan shows that vegan cakes can be just as tasty, if not more! Animal-lover Holly also posts about the last vegan beauty products and cruelty-free brands. For anyone thinking of trying out a vegan lifestyle, The Little Blog Of Vegan will have you itching to make Holly’s tasty chocolate and coffee ombré cake!
Kat Buckley created The Baking Explorer back in 2012 to share her love of baking and the latest recipes she’d tried out in her very own kitchen. The Baking Explorer encourages readers to get stuck in with achievable bakes which are both delicious and fun to make. With seasonal bakes such as chocolate spiderweb donuts and bloody bone pie, Kat brings creativity to all her recipes. As Kat explores non-dairy baking, vegan readers will also find plenty of tasty inspiration.
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Entering our ranking for the first time is She Who Bakes. The blog was created by Britt Box, who discovered baking as a way to help cope with her depression and since baking her first cake eight years ago it’s now become her passion. Running her own cake decorating classes and workshops, Britt has turned her love of baking into a full-time business and recently spoke at TEDx Folkestone raising awareness for mental health. She Who Bakes has a mix of recipes for all baking levels, from lemon Viennese whirls to mini cheese scones, helping find the baker in everyone!
New to our ranking is Domestic Gothess, a baking blog created by Hannah Hossack-Lodge. Discovering her love of baking at a young age, Hannah was brought up by parents who loved to make tasty creations in the kitchen, keen to share her love of food, she created Domestic Gothess. With a mix of vegan and non-vegan recipes, Domestic Gothess covers all tastes and diets, from pumpkin bread rolls to vegan mac and cheese, so whether you’re hosting a dinner party for your friends or you want to impress at the office bake-off, you’ll find plenty of inspiration here.
First time in our ranking is The Loopy Whisk. Founded back in 2016 by Katarina to share her allergy-friendly recipes and get more people enjoying food again. Trained as a chemist, Katarina moved her love of mixing and experimenting to the kitchen where she tried out new flavours and ingredients in the quest to make the perfect dairy-free brownie or gluten-free pizza which is as delicious, if not more. The Loopy Whisk has plenty of recipes for you to choose from and a handy filter to search by diet, so whether you want to try out a dairy-free lifestyle or are baking a birthday cake for a friend with an allergy, you’ll find everything you need here.
8. Katie Cakes
Brand-new to our ranking is Katie Cakes, written and created by Katie Deacon, professional baker and owner of Newcastle-based cupcake shop, Pet Lamb Patisserie. Spreading her love of food far and wide with her readers, Katie Cakes has delicious recipes to inspire bakers and non-bakers alike. Get inspired to get adventurous in the kitchen baking beetroot brownies or make it more exciting with Amaretto cupcakes. Katie’s recipes are definitely more for those with a sweet tooth but fear not, you’ll also discover how to make curry crusted salmon with Singapore noodles or paneer masala.
A lover of bread from the age of two, Kate Doran was given the nickname by her great aunt who noticed her appetite for bread was much bigger than she was! Kate started thelittleloaf in 2011 to document her progress as she taught herself to bake, sharing all her wonderful creations from molasses banana bread to chocolate courgette muffins. Kate has even brought her love of bread and baking from the screen to the page, publishing her first cookbook, Homemade Memories: Childhood Treats With a Twist. Mum of two Kate also shares kid-friendly recipes including peanut butter and jam thumbprint cookies and blueberry scone fingers.
Another brand-new entry is Patisserie Makes Perfect. Created by Angela Field back in 2013 to share her journey as she taught herself patisserie using just a recipe book, Patisserie Makes Perfect showcases her weekly experiments in the kitchen. Angela tackles a variety of recipes of varying degrees of difficulty, from blackberry opera cake to strawberry and elderflower tarts, accompanying each recipe with beautiful photography that will make you want to don an apron and get baking!
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Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these baking blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.