spring desserts

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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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 | 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 […]

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Lemon Meringue Pie Cupcakes {GF}

May 3, 2016
Lemon Meringue Pie Cupcakes -  The classic lemon meringue pie turned cupcake, complete with a crunchy graham cracker crust, super-soft lemon cake, tangy lemon curd, and fluffy, sky-high meringue to top it all off. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

One thing most of you probably don’t know about me is that last year I worked at a bakery for a little while. YES, a real live bakery that produces desserts for the masses… how amazing is that?! Except no, it wasn’t amazing. I’ve said for a long time that I wanted to work at a bakery – see what […]

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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.  | brighteyedbaker.com

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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