So here it is – it’s the last day of 2018 and I’ve found the top nine posts on my instagram feed for the whole year. Some of these surprise me and some don’t but chocolate desserts feature heavily and those that aren’t are piled high with fruit. Check out the best nine countdown below.

The official Instagram top nine Sugar Salt Magic posts for 2018. Chocolate desserts, peppermint desserts and fruit desserts are your faves.

9. Drunken Hazelnut Cranberry Brownies

These Drunken Hazelnut Cranberry Brownies start with a classic chocolate brownie, filled with hazelnuts and cranberries soaked in Frangelico liqueur. They make the perfect Christmas brownies recipe.

These Drunken Hazelnut Cranberry Brownies start with a classic chocolate brownie, filled with hazelnuts and cranberries soaked in Frangelico liqueur. They make the perfect Christmas brownies recipe but are also a delicious indulgence year round.

8. Rolled Peppermint Chocolate Christmas Cookies

A delicious peppermint cream encased in a chocolate cookie tube make these Rolled Peppermint Chocolate Christmas Cookies the perfect new cookie to add to your Christmas baking list. #christmascookies, #peppermint #chocolate

Another Christmas favourite but I think these cookies appeal due to being so unique. A delicious peppermint cream encased in a chocolate cookie tube make these Rolled Peppermint Chocolate Christmas Cookies the perfect new cookie to add to your Christmas baking list.

7. Dulce De Leche White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

This Dulce De Leche White Chocolate Cheesecake recipe is the best cheesecake recipe I’ve EVER! It gets better. This is an easy no bake cheesecake with only 7 ingredients.

This one is no surprise at all. Creamy, rich and a total showstopper, this Dulce De Leche White Chocolate Cheesecake recipe is the best cheesecake recipe I’ve EVER! It gets better. This is an easy no bake cheesecake with only 7 ingredients.

6. Blueberry Cake Recipe

If you love baking with blueberries, you’ll love this Blueberry Cake Recipe. A simple blueberry tea cake just perfect for an afternoon tea.

At number 6 is a gorgeous tea cake topped with a pile of blueberries. It’s simple and totally delicious. If you love baking with blueberries, you’ll love this Blueberry Cake Recipe. A simple blueberry tea cake just perfect for an afternoon tea.

5. Homemade Chocolate Mint Slice Biscuits

Homemade Chocolate Mint Slice Biscuits are like a peppermint pattie on top of a chocolate cookie. Crunchy choc cookie, peppermint fondant then covered in dark chocolate.

Peppermint treats pop up a lot in the top 9. Homemade Chocolate Mint Slice Biscuits are like a peppermint pattie on top of a chocolate cookie. Crunchy choc cookie, peppermint fondant then covered in dark chocolate.

4. Chocolate Malt Whipped Nougat Tart aka Milky Way Chocolate Tart

This Chocolate Malt Whipped Nougat Tart aka Milky Way Chocolate Tart, is a combination of chocolate cookie base, soft nougat centre and chocolate top and tastes just like a milky way in tart form.

I love recreating my favourite candy bars into a shareable dessert. This Chocolate Malt Whipped Nougat Tart aka Milky Way Chocolate Tart, is a combination of chocolate cookie base, soft nougat centre and chocolate top and tastes just like a milky way in tart form.

3. Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes 

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes are easy cupcakes, from scratch. Filled with chocolate, pumpkin and topped with a pumpkin spice frosting this is one of those pumpkin desserts you need in your repertoire.

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes are easy cupcakes, from scratch. Filled with chocolate, pumpkin and topped with a pumpkin spice frosting this is one of those pumpkin desserts you need in your repertoire.

2. Soft Chocolate Peppermint Butterscotch Candy 

Soft Chocolate Peppermint Butterscotch Candy. Soft butterscotch candy, flavoured with peppermint and covered in smooth dark chocolate. #butterscotch #candy

Candies like these Soft Chocolate Peppermint Butterscotch Candy are fun to make. Soft butterscotch candy, flavoured with peppermint and covered in smooth dark chocolate make the perfect food gifts.

1. Easy Baked Cheesecake with Fresh Cherry Sauce

This easy Baked Cheesecake is smooth and creamy on the inside and topped with a luscious Fresh Cherry Sauce. #bakedcheesecake #cherrycheesecake

Drumroll for number one please! This Easy Baked Cheesecake with Fresh Cherry Sauce is no surprise at all. Smooth and creamy on the inside and topped with a luscious fresh cherry sauce.

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I love creating recipes but even more, I love creating food that others also want to make. I love sharing gorgeous, tasty food with my friends, family and all the wonderful readers I’ve never met but I know you’re there. Without you all, Sugar Salt Magic would be a lonely little site. I’m planning so many more delicious recipes for 2019 and can’t wait to share them with you. Thank you everyone and Happy New Year. May 2019 be your best year ever.

The official Instagram top nine posts for 2018

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