No one would guess that these Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies are actually healthy! They're gluten free, refined sugar free, and come together in a few minutes.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies

No one would guess that these Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies are actually healthy! They’re gluten free, refined sugar free, and come together in a few minutes.

 No one would guess that these Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies are actually healthy! They're gluten free, refined sugar free, and come together in a few minutes.I started doing something new in my house a few weeks ago. I grabbed one of my old notebooks, placed it next to the cake plate in the kitchen that holds whatever baked goods are around, and I listed sections for each of the baked goods that I had around at the moment. Then I told my housemates to go write their comments.

Even I can get bored of describing new recipes, because there’s only so many ways to describe a cookie or a cake. So now, I can bring you comments, straight from the voices of my housemates and the other various college-aged individuals who pass through my house and try my baking. So far, results are good. [Read more…]

This Mocha Raspberry Cake has two layers of moist chocolate cake, a layer of sweet raspberry filling, frosted with a silky mocha buttercream and topped with fresh raspberries! This impressive cake is perfect for celebrating.

Mocha Raspberry Cake

This Mocha Raspberry Cake has two layers of moist chocolate cake, a layer of sweet raspberry filling, frosted with a silky mocha buttercream and topped with fresh raspberries! This impressive cake is perfect for celebrating. 

This Mocha Raspberry Cake has two layers of moist chocolate cake, a layer of sweet raspberry filling, frosted with a silky mocha buttercream and topped with fresh raspberries! This impressive cake is perfect for celebrating. Birthday cakes are a thing around here. I talk about my housemates a lot, and one of the perks of being my housemate? A custom-made, just for you birthday cake.

My friends are the best resource I have when it comes to brainstorming baked goods. The other night, a few of us were sitting on my bed, and I mentioned I wanted to make something with M&Ms. All of their eyes got wide as they sat, debating ideas and the pros and cons of each, barely taking a breath as every M&M dessert idea they had was thrust at me. I didn’t say one word for about five minutes as they did this. [Read more…]

This Oatmeal M&M Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie is a quick and easy recipe made in one bowl that's perfect for sharing! It has a layer of peanut butter in the middle and lots of crispy edges. Top it with ice cream for a homemade version of the pizookie!

Oatmeal M&M Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie

This Oatmeal M&M Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie is a quick and easy recipe made in one bowl that’s perfect for sharing! It has a layer of peanut butter in the middle and lots of crispy edges. Top it with ice cream for a homemade version of the pizookie!

This Oatmeal M&M Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie is a quick and easy recipe made in one bowl that's perfect for sharing! It has a layer of peanut butter in the middle and lots of crispy edges. Top it with ice cream for a homemade version of the pizookie! It’s almost the Oscars! How many of the movies have you guys seen? I have seen exactly zero of the movies up for Best Picture, and I think Gone Girl (which was sooo good!) is the only thing I’ve seen from the other nominated movies.

Clearly…I’m not much of a movie watcher. I get way too distracted to sit and watch a movie for as long as it takes, so I’m more of a TV show and YouTube kind of girl, but I do love watching awards shows! It’s so fun to curl up on the couch and watch the red carpet, admire and judge all the different outfits, and see what inevitable dramatic thing happens. What’s your favorite thing about the Oscars? I have some friends who make it a personal mission to see all of the Best Picture nominees before the show so they can make their best predictions. [Read more…]

These Funfetti White Chocolate Blondies taste like a fudgy Funfetti cake, made even more delicious by a white chocolate ganache and lots of sprinkles! This easy recipe uses a secret ingredient to get that special cake mix flavor.

Funfetti White Chocolate Blondies

These Funfetti White Chocolate Blondies taste like a fudgy Funfetti cake, made even more delicious by a white chocolate ganache and lots of sprinkles! This easy recipe uses a secret ingredient to get that special cake mix flavor.

These Funfetti White Chocolate Blondies taste like a fudgy Funfetti cake, made even more delicious by a white chocolate ganache and lots of sprinkles! This easy recipe uses a secret ingredient to get that special cake mix flavor.Okay, first things first, I thought it was about time I finally have a reader survey. 4 years into blogging…it’s probably overdue. I kept it short and sweet for you guys – I know you’re busy, so it’s only 10 questions! I write Bakerita for you all, and I’d love some feedback about how I’m doing and what you’d like to see in the future.I’d absolutely love it if you’d click through below to take the survey. It’ll open in a new window, so you can keep reading this post. Thanks in advance!

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Now, let’s talk about these funfetti white chocolate blondies! These were made in celebration, because every celebration needs sprinkles, right?! I made these to celebrate my 1000th Instagram post and held a little thank you giveaway (sorry, it’s closed now). They got cut into cute little circles that looked like doughnuts and got promptly devoured. Because seriously…they’re so good. [Read more…]

This recipe for Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes for 2 comes together in just 25 minutes with only 6 ingredients! These decadent cakes have a luscious, molten chocolate center and a dulce de leche surprise

Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes for 2

This recipe for Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes for 2 comes together in just 25 minutes with only 6 ingredients! These decadent cakes have a luscious, molten chocolate center and if desired, a dulce de leche surprise.

This recipe for Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes for 2 comes together in just 25 minutes with only 6 ingredients! These decadent cakes have a luscious, molten chocolate center.Did you know that chocolate lava cakes are actually super easy to make, and you can have them ready to serve in 25 minutes? Because they’re such a restaurant dessert, I always assumed they were a pain in the butt to make and definitely wouldn’t turn out as well. [Read more…]

This Mini Chocolate Strawberry Layer Cake is a small tiered chocolate cake filled with fresh strawberry buttercream and topped with chocolate ganache. It's the perfect dessert for Valentine's Day, or a small celebration.

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Layer Cake

This Mini Chocolate Strawberry Layer Cake is a small tiered chocolate cake filled with fresh strawberry buttercream and topped with chocolate ganache. It’s the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day, or a small celebration.

This Mini Chocolate Strawberry Layer Cake is a small tiered chocolate cake filled with fresh strawberry buttercream and topped with chocolate ganache. It's the perfect dessert for Valentine's Day, or a small celebration.
Sooo…I’ve been thinking about this cake for a while. It’s been a lingering recipe idea for long, but I’ve been holding off until Valentine’s Day to make it happen. And it’s here! We’re 2 weeks out, so the cake has finally been made.

It’s nothing novel, or extraordinary, but it’s darn adorable and tastes amazing, especially if you adore the combination of chocolate and strawberry like I do. And it’s mini! That word alone makes me about 20x more excited about anything. [Read more…]

These big, soft and chewy ginger cookies are stuffed with cookie butter! Cookie Butter Stuffed Soft Ginger Cookies stay incredibly soft for days and are super flavorful.

Cookie Butter Stuffed Soft Ginger Cookies

These Cookie Butter Stuffed Soft Ginger Cookies are big, soft and chewy ginger cookies filled with cookie butter! They stay incredibly soft for days and are super flavorful. 

These Cookie Butter Stuffed Soft Ginger Cookies are big, soft and chewy ginger cookies are filled with cookie butter! They stay incredibly soft for days and are super flavorful. You guys. These cookies. These big, soft, chewy, super flavorful ginger cookies, that are stuffed with cookie butter and then rolled in sugar before being baked. Let’s talk about them for a bit.

I first made these before Christmas to give out in cookie-filled gift boxes to my friends. I posted a picture on Instagram, adoration ensued, and before I knew it, the cookies were out the door, with not one photo snapped of them besides the Instagram pics. Oops.

But really…that just meant I had an excuse to make these again. How could I not want to? Look at the dripping cookie butter!

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These Brown Butter Pear Bars are loaded with juicy, fresh pears in a spiced filling, all piled on a crisp brown butter shortbread crust.

Brown Butter Pear Bars

These Brown Butter Pear Bars are loaded with juicy, fresh pears in a brown butter spiced filling, all piled on a crisp shortbread crust. 

These Brown Butter Pear Bars are loaded with juicy, fresh pears in a brown butter spiced filling, all piled on a crisp shortbread crust. Crispy, crunchy, creamy, sweet, full of brown butter, and loaded with fruit. <— that list encompasses a darn whole lot of my favorite words that you can use to describe a baked good, and all 100% accurately describe the amazingness that is these Brown Butter Pear Bars.

After getting a big box of pears from Harry & David and devouring most of them plain (soooo good…), I realized the vast insufficiency of pear recipes on Bakerita. So, fixing to change that, I dreamed up these bars, layered with brown butter, creamy pear chunks, and an irresistible flavor, and they turned out even better than I had imagined they would. [Read more…]