chocolate ganache

Hazelnut Financier Cupcakes with Whipped Chocolate Ganache {dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free}

July 26, 2017
Hazelnut Financier Cupcakes with Whipped Chocolate Ganache - Light & nutty french teacakes topped with a silky coconut milk ganache and fresh berries. A show-stopper dessert that won't destroy your clean eating! {gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free}

I’m baaaack! (With some pretty killer cupcakes, might I add.) Last week I went MIA after spending a super full weekend at my first-ever food photography workshop; I was hoping I could do all the things AND put together a new blog post but sometimes you just can’t do it all. :/ Butttt the weekend […]

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Chocolate-Glazed Espresso & Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins {dairy-free}

June 28, 2017
Chocolate-Glazed Espresso & Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins - Light and tender, chocolate-studded banana muffins with a coffee kick, topped with a silky chocolate-espresso ganache. Perfect for a sweet breakfast treat or dessert - no mixer needed! {dairy-free}

Yesterday I had my first cup of coffee in 10 weeks and it was dreamyyyy. It was also black. Yep – this girl, the one who was previously addicted to iced caramel lattes, drank a cup of black coffee yesterday morning and actually enjoyed it. Then this morning, I drank espresso, and if anything it […]

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Chocolate-Topped Chewy Caramel Blondies

August 16, 2016
Chocolate-Topped Chewy Caramel Blondies | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Wowza. Not even sure where to start with these blondies except to say that they are RICH – rich with dense buttery-brown sugar goodness, chewy caramel in every bite, and a thick layer of chocolate ganache on top. Did I cut them into giant squares for the photos you see here? Yep. Did I eat an entire giant […]

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Dark Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes

January 29, 2015
Dark Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes - moist chocolate cupcakes frosted with whipped ganache make a rich chocolate treat with a bold coffee kick! Perfect for Valentine's Day| www.brighteyedbaker.com #GhirardelliVday #CG

I hope I never run out of ways to put as much chocolate as possible in a cupcake, because… let’s be real here… chocolate makes everything a million times better. And if you follow me on Instagram or know me at all, you have to know that coffee and chocolate are two things I absolutely […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies with Salted Chocolate Ganache

September 27, 2014
Peanut Butter Cookies with Salted Chocolate Ganache - two amazing flavors come together in one super-soft cookie. | www.brighteyedbaker.com #OXOGoodCookies

Peanut butter + chocolate + a touch of flaky sea salt – yes, yes, yes and please pass me two. This is for all the peanut butter cup lovers out there because if peanut butter cups were cookies, these would be them. They’re perfect little bites of super-soft peanut-butteriness topped with a swirl of silky […]

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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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Chocolate Chai Layer Cake

October 29, 2013
Chocolate Chai Cake with Chai-Infused Chocolate Ganache and Chair Whipped Cream | Confessions of a Bri

I definitely have a love-hate relationship with cakes. It’s nothing new, but something I’ve fully come to terms with lately. Things always start out in the love territory. I love the idea of cakes, I love how they look when they come out perfectly, and I loooove eating them (duh!). The hate starts factoring in […]

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