summer desserts

Strawberry Almond Financiers {GF}

February 20, 2017
Strawberry Almond Financiers {gluten-free}| www.brighteyedbaker.com

It’s funny how sometimes the smallest little things can transport you to a different time of your life and bring back memories you probably never thought you’d look back on in the moment. It’s the sort of feeling you get when you hear a certain song or look through old pictures, and it’s also something […]

Read the full article →

Summer Fun (and Ice Cream!)

May 17, 2016
Summer Fun (and Ice Cream!) Celebrating summer with poolside living and Nestlé® Drumstick® S’mores. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Summmmmer! It’s right around the corner and I’m super excited. I mean seriously, if my office could be a lounge chair by the pool, cold drink in hand, I’d be in heaven. Sadly that’s not the case, but I fully intend to spend quite a few weekends by the pool, at the lake, or at the […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

Whole Wheat Berries and Cream Tartlets

August 7, 2015
Whole Wheat Berries and Cream Tartlets | Mini tarts with a light, shortbread-like crust, filled with sweet berry whipped cream and topped with plenty of fresh, juicy berries. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I know that there have been quite a few berry recipes filling up the blog lately, but how can you possibly resist all those plump, juicy little guys while they’re fresh and in season?  I don’t think you can; you just have to jump on the opportunity to use as many of them as possible and […]

Read the full article →

Chocolate Financier Layer Cake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream & Berries {GF}

July 27, 2015
Chocolate Financier Layer Cake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream and Berries {Gluten-Free} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

In my experience as a food blogger, one of two things happens when you sit down to write a post. The first is that some sort of intro pops into your head, you start typing, and it all pretty much works out from there. The second is that you sit down, you stare at a blank screen […]

Read the full article →

Individual Whole Wheat Mixed Berry Cobblers {Dairy-Free}

July 17, 2015
Individual Whole Wheat Mixed Berry Cobblers - mini cobblers loaded with juicy blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries, with a chewy, cookie-like topping. Dairy-free and refined-sugar free! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

So you know that whole crisp/crumble/cobbler confusion – which is which is which? This is where the lines really get blurry. These mini berry-laden desserts were originally intended to be crumbles – except by my definition the proper word would be crisps since they don’t have any oats in the topping – but then you […]

Read the full article →

Strawberry Apple Crumble

September 3, 2014
Strawberry Apple Crumble - a wam, nutty crumble that combines juicy summer berries with crisp fall apples in the best way possible.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

You guys? Summer is soooo not over. Everybody seems to think it is though, and I keeping seeing pumpkin recipes popping up around the web, fall treats appearing at coffee shops, and all this other goodbye-summer hello-fall craziness. I’m all for the temperature dropping a little below three digits and I love everything pumpkin as much as the next person, […]

Read the full article →

Fig Upside-Down Cinnamon-Swirl Cake

August 11, 2014
Fig Upside-Down Cinnamon Swirl Cake - a soft and tender whole wheat cake with a ribbon of cinnamon sugar and a sweet fig layer on top.| brighteyedbaker.com

Every time I post a fig recipe I end up wondering how many of you actually eat figs, let alone have access to them. I know they’re not exactly apples or oranges – they’re a little more exotic than that, I guess – but I love them so much that I can’t resist sharing at least […]

Read the full article →

Caramel Latte Ice Cream

August 2, 2014
Caramel Latte Ice Cream - a silky and luscious ice cream that tastes like an extra-creamy caramel latte.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

You guys? We’re stepping into dangerous territory here. You might know from Insta that I have an obsession with caramel lattes. It’s for realz. Also, you might have guessed by now that I’m a huuuuge ice cream lover. Like so many ice cream pictures, all of which you bet were eaten by yours truly. So Caramel Latte […]

Read the full article →

Skillet Peach Pie Crumble {Vegan}

July 21, 2014
Skillet Peach Pie Crumble - an incredibly easy and comforting summer dessert loaded with sweet yellow peaches.| brighteyedbaker.com

Confession: I may have something of a mild obsession with fruit crumbles. They’re incredibly easy to make and – hello?! – they’re 50% nutty, sweet, crunchy, crumble topping. It’s like eating a coffee cake with a mile-high crumble topping, but replacing the cake part with a juicy layer of cooked fruit. Heaven? Yesssirrreee. This, in […]

Read the full article →