Bacon Caramel Brownies | These brownies are swirled with caramel and studded with pieces of brown sugar bacon! Recipe from Bakerita.com

Bacon Caramel Brownies

Bacon Caramel Brownies | These brownies are swirled with caramel and studded with pieces of brown sugar bacon! Recipe from Bakerita.com 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 \\ loaded with butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, caramel bits, + dark chocolate chips. Hello, delicious! | from Bakerita.com

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.com Let’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 from Bakerita.com #recipe

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 #recipe When 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...]

Chocolate Caramel Date Tarts (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo) from Bakerita.com

Chocolate Date Caramel Tarts (Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo)

Chocolate Caramel Date Tarts (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo) from Bakerita.com Busy, busy, busy. I really don’t know how else to sum up my life right now.

Of course, I’m having the absolute time of my life, traveling to new and exotic cities every weekend, eating way too much delicious food (if there is such a thing), spending time with my best friends, and completely exhausting myself in the process. But hey, I’m only here for a limited amount of time, and I plan on making the most of it!

The side effect of my busy/exhausted life is far too few posts for you guys, and for that, I repeatedly apologize. I do hope you’re all enjoying my travel posts though! [Read more...]

Toffee Caramel Cheesecake from Bakerita.com

Toffee Caramel Cheesecake

Toffee Caramel Cheesecake from Bakerita.com Phew – finals are done, and I’m finally home as of yesterday afternoon.Typical – the night before I came home, I woke up with the flu, and after an agonizing day traveling with the flu (it sucks and I don’t recommend it), I finally got home and slept from 2 PM until 9 AM this morning. 19 hours of sleep…think I was tired?!

Thankfully though, I woke up feeling so much better, and thank goodness. Now that I’m home, I leave for London in exactly 10 days. I have no idea how time or this semester has gone so damn quickly. Nevertheless, it’s almost the holidays, and I need to share with you an amazing holiday dessert. Really though, it’s a dessert for anytime you need some serious decadence in your life, and if the holidays aren’t the time for that, well then, I don’t know when is. [Read more...]

Yellow Cake with Caramel Buttercream from Bakerita.com

Yellow Cake with Caramel Buttercream

Yellow Cake with Caramel Buttercream from Bakerita.comThis cake is pure, simple, and easy, yet still utterly delicious and impressive. I made it for my Aunt Lori’s birthday. At this point in my baking life, I know the flavor favorites of most of my family and friends. It’s become one of those things that I absolutely love knowing about people because it feels like a little window into their souls. Knowing the right flavors to make them happy makes me feel like I know someone better, or something.

It’s something I try to ask people about, mostly because I’m curious. I love knowing someone’s favorite flavor of frosting, what kind of cake they prefer, and the baked good from childhood that makes them happiest. It’s the little things, and almost everyone has a favorite. Bonus – if I ever feel the need to bake someone a birthday cake, or show a little gratitude, or just feel like spread the baking love, I know what someone will like. No one wants to bring vanilla cake to a party where everyone wants chocolate. [Read more...]