Mini Marble Layer Cake (and Cupcakes!) with Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I don’t bake layer cakes all that often because (let’s be real) I don’t need an entire cake sitting in my fridge for me to eat by myself, but every once in awhile I’ll pick a special occasion and use it as an excuse to make one. Part of that is honestly because I feel like I […]

{ 0 comments }

Apricot Almond Coffeecake | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Apricots & Almonds ♡… literally the perfect duo. More often than not when apricots are involved, I find a way to sneak in almonds (or almond extract, or almond paste, or a combination of the three) because I’m clearly just that obsessed with the combo. There’s my favorite scones & this amazing galette & even these GF, vegan granola […]

{ 3 comments }

Fudgy Flourless Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies {GF}

April 12, 2017
Fudgy Flourless Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Oh man, THESE COOKIES. They’re the definition of a flourless dessert – insanely rich and fudgy, and so so chocolatey. Think half brownie/half cookie, with nutella in the mix, and chocolate chips melting into every bite. They have slightly crisp edges and chewy centers, with all those gooey pockets of chocolate making for one intense chocolate […]

Read the full article →

Let’s Get Cookin’: Spicy Egg & Potato Tostadas

March 17, 2017
Spicy Egg & Potato Tostadas | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’m going to state the obvious here and come right out with the fact that these probably aren’t anything close to what you initially think of when you hear the word “tostada”. They don’t seem like Mexican food at all, and quite frankly, I’d say the only reason why they qualify as tostadas is that – at […]

Read the full article →

One-Bowl Guinness Brownies

March 10, 2017
One-Bowl Guinness Brownies | www.brighteyedbaker.com

YOU GUYS. For the second time this year I’m actually on top of the holiday recipe thing. I didn’t miss Valentine’s Day and now I’m comin’ at you with Guinness brownies to fill your St. Patrick’s day with beer and chocolate. I mean honestly, what kind of blogger would I be if I missed an excuse to […]

Read the full article →

Let’s Get Cookin’: Easy Bacon, Egg, & Avocado Bagel Sandwich

February 27, 2017
Bacon, Egg, & Avocado Bagel Sandwich | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Let’s talk about breakfast for a quick sec (other than the fact that I love it). When it comes to breakfast, I have two rules: If there’s coffee (which there usually is) it needs to be made well. Bad coffee is NOT better than no coffee. Breakfast food shouldn’t take very long to make. There are […]

Read the full article →

Strawberry Almond Financiers {GF}

February 20, 2017
Strawberry Almond Financiers {gluten-free}| www.brighteyedbaker.com

It’s funny how sometimes the smallest little things can transport you to a different time of your life and bring back memories you probably never thought you’d look back on in the moment. It’s the sort of feeling you get when you hear a certain song or look through old pictures, and it’s also something […]

Read the full article →

Sorbet & Chambord Kir Royale

February 1, 2017
Sorbet & Chambord Kir Royale | www.brighteyedbaker.com

If you know me well, you know that the one thing you can *always* find in my fridge is a bottle of champagne. This probably makes me sound much more sophisticated than I really am; truthfully I just drink it like most people drink red or white wine, because bubbles make everything better (says me). I’ve […]

Read the full article →

Healthy Chocolate Cacao Nib Truffles {gluten-free, vegan}

January 19, 2017
Healthy Chocolate Cacao Nib Truffles {gluten-free, vegan} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

You guys know how much I love healthy excuses for eating chocolate, right? And if you read this blog regularly I’m hoping we totally agree that dark chocolate is less of a dessert than it is a healthy treat. SOOO, following that logic, we can totally mix it up with cocoa powder, cacao nibs, almonds, […]

Read the full article →

Boozy Chocolate Meringue Tartlets with Gingersnap Crust {GF} + Thermapen & Thermopop Giveaway!

December 14, 2016
Boozy Chocolate Meringue Tartlets with Gingersnap Crust {GF} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

First things first: These tartlets are dangerous. They’re rich and sinfully chocolatey, topped with a little boozy meringue, and guaranteed to prevent you from stopping at just one bite. Don’t blame me if “just a taste” turns into an entire tart; you were warned, after all. Other reasons why I love them (and possibly also […]

Read the full article →