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Vanilla Bean & Almond Cupcakes with Roasted Raspberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream

June 22, 2017
Vanilla Bean & Almond Cupcakes with Roasted Raspberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream - Soft, tender, and light vanilla cupcakes topped with a dreamy, silky-smooth raspberry buttercream. A classy dessert for spring and summertime entertaining!

If there’s one thing pretty much everyone knows about me, it’s that I ♡ my bubbly. There’s always (and I mean always) at least one bottle of sparkling wine in my fridge, and if you ask me, it goes with everything. Everything includes cupcakes, because these classy little cupcakes are being served with sparkling wine, and I’m […]

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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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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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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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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. | brighteyedbaker.com #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!| brighteyedbaker.com

 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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Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting + Minted. Giveaway! (Giveaway Closed)

January 27, 2014
Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting + a $100 Minted. #giveaway! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Rose cupcakes and a Valentine’s Day Minted giveaway… I’d say Monday is off to a pretty sweet start, wouldn’t you? There’s all kinds of good stuff going on here today: perfect chocolate-chocolate chip cupcakes, an incredible strawberry cream cheese frosting that will knock your socks off, and $100 towards Valentine’s Day cards from Minted. – because […]

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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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Ball Drop Cupcakes

December 27, 2012
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Can you believe it? New Year is seriously right around the corner. Before we know it we’ll be saying goodbye to 2012 (although, I for one know it’ll take me at least a month to get used to writing 2013). But even though we’ve all probably been inundated with food and sweet treats as the […]

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