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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cupcakes with Candy Corn Swirl {gluten-free}

October 26, 2017
Soft & tender pumpkin spice cupcakes topped with a tangy cream cheese frosting that's piped into a fun candy corn-colored swirl. Makes for a perfect fall dessert & Halloween treat!

A few weeks ago I asked everyone on Instagram what kind of Halloween recipe I should post on the blog and literally everybody said “something with pumpkin”. Even though the answer was completely unspecific, I kinda love it because it means you guys are obsessed with all things pumpkin as much as me. Now “smart me” would’ve […]

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Mini Marble Layer Cake (and Cupcakes!) with Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting

April 26, 2017
Mini Marble Layer Cake (and Cupcakes!) with Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting |

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 […]

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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. |

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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Carrot Cake Pops

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

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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Funfetti Cake with Ombré Frosting

August 28, 2014
Confetti Cake with Ombré Frosting - a vanilla cake studded with colorful sprinkles that's wayyy better than any boxed mix, plus the how-to for a gorgeous ombré frosting technique. | #cake #funfetti #ombrecake

I have this theory that everyone has a few questions they get asked all the time – the kind of questions that you almost memorize answers for because you’re so used to saying the same thing. It’s like the whole “What’s your major?” for a college student, one of those things that people just automatically […]

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Classic Red Velvet Cupcakes

June 23, 2014
Classic Red Velvet Cupcakes - the only red velvet recipe you need!|

 Am I the only one who just realized that next Friday is the 4th? As in July the 4th? As in we’re already halfway through 2014?! Woah. Not to mention the fact that it’s prime time to start thinking about 4th of July recipes… Do you already have this all figured out yet? If so, […]

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Carrot Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

May 13, 2014
Carrot Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze - a moist and tender, low-oil carrot cake topped with an irresistable tangy-sweet glaze.  |

Remember that guilty carrot cake Instagram post from a few weeks more than a month ago? I’m not sure whether I should be more embarrassed that I (quite literally) had a second breakfast consisting of carrot cake that day, or that this recipe – which I promised would be on the blog soon – has been hanging […]

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Confession #137: I have an excuse… Pumpkin Chocolate Spiderweb Cupcakes

October 22, 2013
Pumpkin Chocolate Spiderweb Cupcakes with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting from @brighteyedbaker | Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker #halloween #cupcakes

I feel like I need an excuse for splurging on cupcakes all week, so I have one ready – Halloween recipe testing! Truth? Halloween hasn’t really been a big deal to me in a loooong time. It’s like a holiday that isn’t really a holiday. Also, I hate scary things – not silly “scary” things […]

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How to make a Cupcake Cake with Ruffle Frosting

April 20, 2013
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As much as I love cake, I don’t get a chance to make it that often because, let’s face it, I don’t need a whole 9-inch cake to eat by myself. I realize that’s probably the whole reason why cupcakes were invented, but there’s something a little more fun about making cakes, don’t you think? You […]

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Confession #118: I Love Cake… Mini Vanilla Bean Ruffle Cakes

April 16, 2013
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Hey there. :) It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Okay, so it’s only been a week. But a week ago I blabbered on about Atlanta, and the week before that I gave you an easy-as-pie DIY Peanut Butter recipe. It’s time to get back in gear, kick things up a notch, and talk real recipes […]

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