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…]

These Chocolate Malt Ball Cookies are dense chocolate fudge cookies packed with malted milk powder, chocolate chips, and malt balls. These quick and easy treats will fly off the cookie plate!

Chocolate Malt Ball Cookies

These Chocolate Malt Ball Cookies are dense chocolate fudge cookies packed with malted milk powder, chocolate chips, and malt balls. These quick and easy treats will fly off the cookie plate! 

These Chocolate Malt Ball Cookies are dense chocolate fudge cookies packed with malted milk powder, chocolate chips, and malt balls. These quick and easy treats will fly off the cookie plate! Sometimes, when life gets too hectic, or demanding, I stop and I reflect and I take a couple deep breaths, and then, when I can, I go bake.

Baking is, and always has been, my form of escape. It’s where my creativity unleashes and I can just get lost in the process of doing. 

I’m in a class this semester, Economics of Happiness, and we just read a book called The Geography of Bliss. It follows a man traveling around the world in search of what makes countries some of the happiest, or saddest, places in the world. My biggest personal take away of the book? I want to go to Iceland. [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 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…]

This XL Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cup is a gigantic version of your favorite candy, loaded up with a super peanut buttery cookie dough filling. This one is for the peanut butter lovers!

XL Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cup

This XL Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cup is a gigantic version of your favorite candy, loaded up with a super peanut buttery cookie dough filling. This one is for the peanut butter lovers!

This XL Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cup is a gigantic version of your favorite candy, loaded up with a super peanut buttery cookie dough filling. This one is for the peanut butter lovers!I’m having a moment. I just wrote this post, had it totally done except for uploading pictures, and I pressed something wrong. It’s all gone!! Oh no. Okay, well, XL Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cup post round 2. Time to regroup, let’s talk about chocolate.

I’m going to cut to the chase: if you love chocolate and peanut butter, you need this in your life. I had always wondered whether a peanut butter cup could be made better, and I finally figured out how: fill it with silky, super peanut buttery cookie dough, and make it ginormous. [Read more…]

This Vanilla Bean Crunch Almond Butter Bark is ready in about 5 minutes with just 5 ingredients. It's crunchy and creamy, and sure to satisfy sugar cravings. It tastes like candy, but it's Paleo, sugar free, vegan, & gluten-free!

Vanilla Bean Crunch Almond Butter Bark

This Vanilla Bean Crunch Almond Butter Bark takes about 5 minutes with just 5 ingredients. It’s crunchy and creamy, and sure to satisfy sugar cravings. It tastes like candy, but it’s Paleo, sugar free, vegan, & gluten-free!

This Vanilla Bean Crunch Almond Butter Bark is ready in about 5 minutes with just 5 ingredients. It's crunchy and creamy, and sure to satisfy sugar cravings. It tastes like candy, but it's Paleo, sugar free, vegan, & gluten-free!T-2 days until my last semester of college starts. This isn’t real. We’re not going to talk about it.

Instead, we’re going to talk about how you can prep this almond butter bark in literally, about 5 minutes, less if you’re speedy. Oh, and don’t turn on your oven, no cooking is required (except to melt the coconut oil – which is microwave friendly). [Read more…]