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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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Classic Chocolate Cupcakes

October 27, 2015
Classic Chocolate Cupcakes -  moist chocolate cupcakes topped with a rich chocolate buttercream and tons of rainbow sprinkles. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

It’s about time we had a staple chocolate cupcake recipe around here, don’t you think? Fancy versions with whipped ganache are cool and all, but sometimes a classic is exactly what you need. And this here ➝ chocolate cupcake, chocolate buttercream, + sprinkles ➝ is most definitely a classic. When you write a food blog it’s hard not to feel […]

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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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Healthy No-Bake 3-Layer Chocolate Espresso Bars {GF, Vegan}

November 21, 2014
Healthy No-Bake 3-Layer Chocolate Espresso Bars - dessert taste without the guilt!| www.brighteyedbaker.com

I ♡ no-bake recipes. Because really, as much as this blog is all about BAKING, it’s also about making treats that don’t involve baking but taste everrry bit as good – like pumpkin cheesecake shooters and apple cinnamon energy bars. That’s partly because these kinds of recipes are usually less involved (at least the way I tend do them!), partly because they’re […]

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DIY Irish Cream {Homemade Bailey’s}

March 11, 2014
DIY Irish Cream {Homemade Bailey's} - a sweet, creamy, and chocolate-y, homemade Irish Cream Liqueur made in a blender in SECONDS. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

If there’s one thing I can get on board with spiking, it’s a sweet, silky, chocolate-y, cream I can add my to lattés in the name of lazy weekend mornings. (Or hectic Monday mornings, or whatever, because who’s really keeping track?) In other words, I’m totally on board with homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream. It takes […]

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Creamy Triple Chocolate Mocha

March 6, 2014
Creamy Triple Chocolate Mocha - a blend of three chocolate make for a dreamy coffee-house style mocha that couldn't be easier to make.

I’m thinking today’s post needs to be short and sweet, mostly because a) This was supposed to be Monday’s post, and it is now… THURSDAY, and b) I haven’t really had much thought about what I want to say, other than three types of chocolate, coffee, and cream make for a dreamy mocha. Do it. […]

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DIY Peppermint Mocha

November 25, 2012
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Every so often, I find a new favorite ingredient or flavor that I can’t get enough of. One winter, I went crazy over peppermint. Whether it was the classic combination of chocolate and peppermint or just peppermint alone, I was loving it. I think it was then that I started drinking Peppermint Mochas, and for […]

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte

October 16, 2012
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With all of the pumpkin treats that pop up during the fall, overtaking our lives in their spicy pumpkin-y goodness, it only seems appropriate that we have a good pumpkin drink to go with them. Am I right? And chances are, most of us think of pumpkin drinks and think of one thing… Harry Potter […]

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Confession #85: I Must Love Myself… Chocolate Tart {GF}

September 21, 2012
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So this week, I celebrated my birthday by making a Chocolate Tart. Except this isn’t just any Chocolate Tart, because, well, just look at it. Tell me that doesn’t look sinfully rich and chocolate-y. This is serious chocolate business here, folks. We start out with a Chocolate Graham Cracker crust, with some espresso powder added […]

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Confession #46: I have a family of monkeys… Chocolate Espresso Banana Bread

January 12, 2012
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My family goes through bananas like they’re going out of style… I kid you not. Maybe you’ve seen people at the grocery store who have 3 huge bunches of bananas in their cart, one at each phase of ripeness from overwhelmingly green to perfectly yellow? Yup, that’s us. So, you’d think that with so many […]

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