This Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake is light and airy, with a pure vanilla scent from the vanilla beans flavoring the cake. It's the perfect light dessert when served with berries and whipped cream.

Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake

This Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake is light and airy, with a pure vanilla scent from the vanilla beans flavoring the cake. It’s the perfect light dessert when served with berries and whipped cream.

This Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake is light and airy, with a pure vanilla scent from the vanilla beans flavoring the cake. It's the perfect light dessert when served with berries and whipped cream.My thesis is done! This past Friday, my team presented to our client and turned in our 50+ page report. Phew. Felt so good.

My thesis class, strategic consulting, was pretty unique in that we consulted with actual businesses. We were in teams of three and consulted with companies, big and small, and developed strategic recommendations for their businesses, for them to actually implement. It was an incredibly cool process and so valuable to be so hands on with a company. [Read more…]

These Nutella Stuffed Oatmeal Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies are loaded with dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Crunchy toasted hazelnuts and Nutella make these chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies even more drool worthy!

Nutella Stuffed Oatmeal Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Nutella Stuffed Oatmeal Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies are loaded with dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Crunchy toasted hazelnuts and Nutella make these chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies even more drool worthy!

These Nutella Stuffed Oatmeal Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies are loaded with dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Crunchy toasted hazelnuts and Nutella make these chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies even more drool worthy!This is going to be short and sweet, 1) because my thesis needs to be turned into the printer tonight and I need to finish (OMG), and 2) because these cookies are so darn good they don’t need a whole lot of explanation. Let’s not dwell on that first point, alright?

Also – how much of a procrastinator does it make me sound like that I’m writing a post instead of my thesis? I just really had to share this cookie recipe. You guys were asking for it! We won’t dwell on that either. [Read more…]

These Browned Butter White Chocolate Blondies with CookieNut Butter Swirl are quick, easy, and delicious! They come together in one bowl, and you'll love the unique CookieNut Butter swirl.

Browned Butter White Chocolate Blondies with CookieNut Butter Swirl

These Browned Butter White Chocolate Blondies with CookieNut Butter Swirl are quick, easy, and delicious! They come together in one bowl, and you’ll love the unique CookieNut Butter swirl.

These Browned Butter White Chocolate Blondies with CookieNut Butter Swirl are quick, easy, and delicious! They come together in one bowl, and you'll love the unique CookieNut Butter swirl.Blondies are one of my favorite go-to desserts. I feel like I could do anything with a blondie, or a bar cookie, really. It’s the perfect vehicle for any flavors I may want to experiment with in one delicious, portable, compact little square.

Best of all? They only take a few minutes to put together (add on a few more for browned butter in this recipe – so worth it), they’re quick to bake, and even quicker to get devoured. [Read more…]

This Banana Crumb Cake is a stepped up version of the best banana bread you've ever had! It's full of banana flavor, and the pecan crumb topping puts it over the top. It's also dairy free.

Banana Crumb Cake (Dairy Free)

This Banana Crumb Cake is a stepped up version of the best banana bread you’ve ever had! It’s full of banana flavor, and the pecan crumb topping puts it over the top. It’s also dairy free.

This Banana Crumb Cake is a stepped up version of the best banana bread you've ever had! It's full of banana flavor, and the pecan crumb topping puts it over the top. It's also dairy free. Banana breads and cakes and desserts of all sorts rank among my personal favorites, and they also dominate in my most popular posts on the site (Paleo Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread & Almond Banana Bread are both favorites!!). I love the sweetness and bold flavor that ripe bananas bring to a baked good, and it’s seriously hard to make a dry banana bread or cake.

I, personally, am a huge fan of chocolate and banana, but for this banana crumb cake recipe, I resisted the urge to add chocolate and kept it pure, with the only adornment being the gorgeous crumbles on top. I was glad I opted for no chocolate – this cake allows the banana flavor to really shine. [Read more…]

These Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies totally nail the taste and texture of your favorite classic treat - the taste testers who tried these had no idea they were Paleo! These gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free chocolate chip cookies give you all the comfort without the guilt.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies totally nail the taste and texture of your favorite classic treat – the taste testers who tried these had no idea they were Paleo! These gluten-free, dairy free, refined sugar-free chocolate chip cookies give you all the comfort without the guilt.

These Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies totally nail the taste and texture of your favorite classic treat - the taste testers who tried these had no idea they were Paleo! These gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free chocolate chip cookies give you all the comfort without the guilt.I’m less than six weeks from graduating from college. How in the world did that happen? It feels like last year that I was writing a post about brioche and my college decision (throwback alert) and whipping up treats in my freshman year dorm room microwave for my (short) series on Dorm Life Eats.

I’ve somehow managed to keep baking, and blogging, and photographing, and writing, through every year and step of college. In some ways, I think my college career would have been different if I hadn’t been committed to Bakerita. Bakerita is my totally my creative outlet, and without this outlet, and without being able to chat and connect with all of you…the past few years would’ve been pretty different. [Read more…]

This No-Bake Peanut Butter Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Popcorn Crust is a unique and whimsical dessert that's super easy to make and incredibly delicious! You'll love the crunchy popcorn crust with the creamy, sweet cheesecake filling.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Popcorn Crust

This No-Bake Peanut Butter Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Popcorn Crust is a unique and whimsical dessert that’s super easy to make and incredibly delicious! You’ll love the crunchy popcorn crust with the creamy, sweet cheesecake filling. 

This No-Bake Peanut Butter Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Popcorn Crust is a unique and whimsical dessert that's super easy to make and incredibly delicious! You'll love the crunchy popcorn crust with the creamy, sweet cheesecake filling. A few posts back, I told you guys about how I made 15 different desserts for an event. Well, when I was preparing for the event, I rediscovered how absolutely amazing no-bake cheesecakes are. They saved my life for being both so quick to put together and tasting so decadent and delicious.

Flavor options are endless. You can do so many crusts, so many flavors and fillings, so many ways to decorate and garnish. Every one I’ve tried so far has been beyond expectations. (Psssst – Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Pie & No-Bake Snickers Pie are favorites!) [Read more…]

This Chocolate Malt Mocha Crunch Ice Cream is a luscious chocolate ice cream flavored with chocolate malt and coffee, with crunchy malt balls and a chocolate ganache swirl! No ice cream machine required

Chocolate Malt Mocha Crunch Ice Cream

This Chocolate Malt Mocha Crunch Ice Cream is a luscious chocolate ice cream flavored with chocolate malt and coffee, with crunchy malt balls and a chocolate ganache swirl! No ice cream machine required.

This Chocolate Malt Mocha Crunch Ice Cream is a luscious chocolate ice cream flavored with chocolate malt and coffee, with crunchy malt balls and a chocolate ganache swirl! No ice cream machine requiredHomemade ice cream seems like a total pain. Making the custard, tempering eggs, waiting for things to cool, hoping things don’t curdle…it gets too time consuming and stressful. Ice cream should be fun! What if I told you I made this ice cream from start to finish (excluding freezing time, of course) in about 10 minutes?

It’s true. If you have a mixer to whip cream and a way to melt chocolate, you’ve got a way to make ice cream. This recipe uses a base of sweetened condensed milk folded in with whipped cream. The result makes a luscious, creamy, soft ice cream that you won’t be able to stop eating. [Read more…]

Fresh strawberries and strawberry jelly are swirled into soft peanut butter blondies to create these Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars that taste just like your favorite childhood sandwich! They're super easy and come together in one-bowl.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

 Fresh strawberries and strawberry jelly are swirled into soft peanut butter blondies to create these Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars that taste just like your favorite childhood sandwich! They’re super easy and come together in one-bowl.

Fresh strawberries and strawberry jelly are swirled into soft peanut butter blondies to create these Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars that taste just like your favorite childhood sandwich! They're super easy and come together in one-bowl.Feels like its been a while, huh? Between my trip to Cabo, getting tonsillitis (icky), having my dad in town, and making 15 different desserts for my sorority’s Red Dress Gala, things have been hectic and crazy and though I’ve been baking a ton, I’ve barely had a minute to sit down and write and share something totally delicious with you all.

I do seriously need to go back and remake a few of the desserts I made for that event though. The event has a sort of dessert auction at the end where each table puts cash into an envelope and the table who donates the most chooses dessert first, and so on. I was tasked with making all of the desserts, which meant two straight days of baking. I had a few stressful moments – it’s so not awesome when the last batch of cookies spreads ALL over the tray – but it was so much fun to be able to make so many different things. [Read more…]

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