Caramel Rhubarb Cake

This Caramel Rhubarb Cake is a light and tender cake with fresh diced rhubarb and a generous swirl of caramel. This is a quick and easy dessert you won’t want to miss!

This Caramel Rhubarb Cake is a light and tender cake with fresh diced rhubarb and a generous swirl of caramel. This is a quick and easy dessert you won't want to miss!I’m pretty sure the past few weeks have been the most erratic emotional rollercoaster of my life. I powered through my last finals week of college (stressful), graduated (exciting), had a week of apartment hunting (stressful), went to Sasquatch music festival (crazy fun/exciting/exhausting), had another week of apartment hunting (stressful/exhausting), moved to a new apartment, (exciting/exhausting) and then had four days of furniture shopping and getting settled in.

As I write this, I’m on a flight to New York City to meet up with my mom and visit my sister, followed by a quick trip to Chicago for a few days to celebrate my mom’s birthday. I really haven’t had a break, hence the sort of erratic posting schedule (sorry!). [Read more…]

Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins

These Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins are loaded with caramel filled DelightFulls in moist, chocolatey banana bread muffins! These caramel center makes this easy, one-bowl recipe even more delicious.

These Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins are loaded with caramel filled DelightFulls in moist, chocolatey banana bread muffins! These caramel center makes this easy, one-bowl recipe even more delicious.These muffins aren’t really the kind of muffin that you enjoy as a healthy breakfast. This is more of a decadent dessert muffin, or the perfect Sunday morning brunch indulgence. And oh my goodness, is it indulgent.

Despite all the sweet, delicious flavors going on here, one special ingredient stands out: the chocolate chips, but mostly because these are not any ordinary chocolate chips. These chocolate chips are filled with caramel. Seriously, each little chip has gooey caramel inside of it. These beauties are the product of Nestle Toll House, and the DelightFulls come in four flavors – caramel (mmm), peanut butter, mint, and cherry. [Read more…]

Pumpkin Caramel Marshmallow Fluff Bars

These Pumpkin Caramel Marshmallow Fluff Bars are gooey, sweet, and irresistible! These easy bars are sure to be devoured quickly.

These Pumpkin Caramel Marshmallow Fluff Bars are gooey, sweet, and irresistible! These easy bars are sure to be devoured quickly. | Recipe from Bakerita.com

I’m usually done with pumpkin after Thanksgiving, so I thought I’d sneak in one last pumpkin recipe in before my self-inflicted posting-about-pumpkin deadline. It’s a good one.

Pumpkin meets both caramel AND marshmallow fluff in these ooey gooey bars, and the result is sticky, sweet, decadent, and delicious. Somehow, these manage to taste vaguely like cinnamon rolls. It’s magical. These come together in one bowl and a few minutes, which always makes me happy (less dishes, more time! Wahoo!). [Read more…]

The Ultimate Snickers Cake

This Ultimate Snickers Cake is six-layers of chocolate cake with peanut caramel filling and peanut butter cream cheese frosting, dripping with chocolate ganache and caramel sauce. It tastes just like a Snickers bar!

This Ultimate Snickers Cake is six-layers of chocolate cake with peanut caramel filling and peanut butter cream cheese frosting, dripping with chocolate ganache and caramel sauce. It tastes just like a Snickers bar!This cake is not for the light of heart. It’s big, it’s messy, it has a lot of (pretty easy) steps, and it takes a little while. BUT: it tastes just like a Snicker’s bar, and it’s worth every second of effort that you put into it.

I don’t wanna scare you guys, it’s not a hard cake…but the recipe does look a little scary and daunting down there. Yeah, it’s a lot of steps, but the actual steps aren’t too hard, and I promise, this cake is forgiving! And every piece of it tastes so delicious, there’s no way you can go wrong. [Read more…]

Apple Cider Caramels

These Apple Cider Caramels are soft, sweet, and absolutely full of apple flavor! They’re sprinkled with flaky salt for a perfect sweet treat.

These Apple Cider Caramels are soft, sweet, and absolutely full of apple flavor! They're sprinkled with flaky salt for a perfect sweet treat.There’s something incredibly satisfying about making your own candy. I always feel way more successful after an awesome batch of caramel or toffee than I do about a great batch of cookies – but the truth is, there’s no need for it to feel like an accomplishment, because it’s really not that hard!

(But you should still totally feel great about making these, because they’re awesome and everyone will love ’em).

As long as you have an accurate candy thermometer, you’re in business. Candy does require a close eye, but only for a few minutes, and it all comes together so quickly that as long as you have all your ingredients put together before you start the recipe, you’ll be golden. [Read more…]

Bacon Caramel Brownies

These Bacon Caramel Brownies are swirled with caramel & sprinkled with brown sugar bacon! If you’ve never tried bacon in brownies, you need to try these!

These bacon caramel brownies are swirled with caramel & sprinkled with brown sugar bacon! If you've never tried bacon in brownies, you need to try these!Soooo…I put bacon in your brownies. But first, I baked them with brown sugar and watched the bacon strips get all caramelized and sweet. Seriously guys, brown sugar baked bacon is NOT a joke. It’s too good, and I recommend making more than you need for the recipe just to snack on. In addition: the only complaint from this recipe was “not enough bacon,” so I bumped up the amount of bacon in the recipe so you all have an even better brownie than I did. Really, is there ever enough bacon?

Some of you may be scoffing at me and shaking your head, wondering why in the world I would be putting bacon into brownies. The better question is why have I not done it sooner?!?! I’m seriously lagging on the bacon-baked good thing, but now I’m totally on board, and I hope you guys are too. If you haven’t tried it – these bacon caramel brownies are the perfect place to start. [Read more…]

Loaded Dark Chocolate Cookies

…with butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, caramel bits, and peanut butter chips. When you do it, do it big – am I right?

Loaded Dark Chocolate Cookies \\ loaded with butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, caramel bits, + dark chocolate chips. Hello, delicious! | from Bakerita.comLet’s talk about something weird for a second. Yesterday was my first day of my senior year of college. Essentially, my last first day of school. EVER.

I finished my internship last Friday, and spent the last Labor Day weekend enjoying the last few days of my last ever summer break. It’s bittersweet, and it’s crazy to me that it’s not only been 4 years since I started Bakerita, but I’m also on the verge of graduating college and starting “real life”. Graduation and moving on has always seemed like such a faraway concept. It’s always been the thing that I’ve been able to avoid and explain how I still had 4…3…2 years to think about it. That time has dwindled down to a mere 9 months, and it’s starting to feel a little bit daunting. [Read more…]

Browned Butter Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Blondies

These one-bowl Browned Butter Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Blondies are chewy, easy, and totally delicious | from Bakerita.com #recipeWhen I look at the words in the title of this post, I see so many of my favorite things. All the ingredients in this blondie recipe are some of my absolutely favorite baking ingredients, and it’s wonderful that they all play so nicely together. Browned butter, caramel, pecans, and chocolate chips just must be the best of friends, because they seriously love each other in this recipe, and each element works so nicely with the others to create a RICH, but totally delicious and sinful dessert bar.

These blondies use the same base blondie recipe as these Browned Butter Butterscotch Bars (also awesome), which is easy to make and doesn’t require a whole lot of ingredients. The result is a rich, dark, almost chocolate-y looking base because of how deep and dark the browned butter and dark brown sugar make the bars. The taste is buttery and caramelized and everything that caramel lovers appreciate in a good blondie. They get about as “fudgy” as a blondie can manage to be, and the words dry and crumbly will never ever be associated with these babies. [Read more…]


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