Cakes and Cake Pops

Raspberry Hazelnut Financiers {GF} + A Giveaway!

June 21, 2016
Raspberry Hazelnut Financiers - Super-soft French hazelnut teacakes studded with juicy raspberries, plus a creamy chocolate-hazelnut center. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

There’s something to say about a recipe you can tweak so many times in just a few little ways and end up with a post-worthy finished product every time. Of c0urse in saying that, I’m admitting to the fact that I sometimes cheat and re-purpose my own recipes over and over, but does it really matter if […]

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Boozy Chocolate-Peppermint Layer Cake with Peppermint White Chocolate Frosting {GF}

December 15, 2015
Boozy Chocolate Peppermint Layer Cake with Peppermint White Chocolate Frosting - A rich and moist chocolatey cake studded with pepperminty candy cane kisses and wrapped in a creamy, vodka-spiked peppermint white chocolate frosting. | www.brighteyedbaker.com #TreatsWithTitos

I’m pretty sure we need some holiday spirit making its presence known around here right about now, and this cake – THIS CAKE – is it. I’ve made quite a few Christmassy (← totally a word) desserts over the years, but this one is definitley up their in the tip-top ranks. It looks the part, […]

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Peach Financiers {GF}

September 15, 2015
Peach Financiers - classic French brown butter teacakes with slightly crisp edges and a perfectly soft and moist crumb, filled with a nutty sweet flavor and juicy fresh peaches. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I think it’s pretty much a given fact that anything involving brown butter is going to taste fantastic. Throw juicy fresh peaches into the mix – peaches tossed in butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon at that – and you’ve gotta know you’re in for something P.D.G. Prior to making these, my favorite peach recipe on the blog […]

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Chocolate Financier Layer Cake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream & Berries {GF}

July 27, 2015
Chocolate Financier Layer Cake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream and Berries {Gluten-Free} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

In my experience as a food blogger, one of two things happens when you sit down to write a post. The first is that some sort of intro pops into your head, you start typing, and it all pretty much works out from there. The second is that you sit down, you stare at a blank screen […]

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Chocolate & Sprinkles Layer Cake + Ultimate Foodie Giveaway {Giveaway Closed}

June 29, 2015
Chocolate & Sprinkles Layer Cake | An extra fun celebration cake - supremely tender, moist, and chocolatey, with sweet cream cheese frosting and a heavy dose of colorful sprinkles. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I think we can actually call it a happy Monday today — we’ve got cake and a GIGANTIC giveaway goin’ on! Because of that, this is a pretty heavy post already, so I’ll keep my food-obsessing/blabbing to a minimum. Here’s what’s up: The Cake: Two layers of extra tender and moist, rich chocolate cake, surrounded by some […]

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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Layer Cake

June 16, 2015
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Layer Cake - three layers of dark chocolate cake with an intense cookie dough filling and buttery brown sugar frosting. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

YOU GUYS… THIS CAKE. It deserves all-caps, a million exclamation marks, and more; it’s that epic. I’m a very sinful person who waited almost 2 years to share this recipe with all you chocolate-hoarders and cookie dough-lovers out there (I don’t know what’s wrong with me, honestly), but finally it’s out. You can thank me anytime. […]

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Carrot Cake Pops

March 20, 2015
{From Scratch} Carrot Cake Pops - Spiced Carrot Cake mixed with Cream Cheese Frosting and coated in White Chocolate| www.brighteyedbaker.com

SO, I finally buckled down and made cake pops again. The only other time I’ve done this was for the 17th(!!!) recipe I posted on this blog wayyyy back when, and believe me, since then, I’ve had my fair share of “Have you/can you make cake pops?” questions. I’m not sure why it took me this […]

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Kumquat Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake

March 10, 2015
Kumquat Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake | www.brighteyedbaker.com

This is that time where I cover my face with my hands and plead guilty to the fact that I’m SO behind schedule. It just figures that one of the few times where I actually hint at what’s coming up next, I manage to flub things up and postpone everything to the last possible minute – […]

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Chocolate Financiers {Gluten-Free}

February 14, 2015
Chocolate Financier: Moist and tender, brownie-like, mini chocolate tea cakes - a classic french treat that's naturally gluten-free. | brighteyedbaker.com

For the past week I’ve had this weird schedule which involved eating breakfasts in a dorm dining hall at 8AM, getting in a workout and a shower once I was awake enough to function, and finally getting a good cup of coffee at around 2PM when I could make my way to a cafe looking […]

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Cookie Butter and Chocolate Ganache Crêpe Cake

September 25, 2014
Cookie Butter and Chocolate Ganache Crêpe Cake - a showstopper dessert that doesn't require any fancy cake-decorating skills. |www.brighteyedbaker.com

Should I just apologize upfront for the obscene size of this crêpe cake? 40 layers, you guys. Yes, I went overboard. In reality, this is probably the size of a 3-tier layer cake (like this ombré one that I’m in love with), but somehow cooking 40 crêpes and then managing to stack them all on […]

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