• Bars

    Strawberry Thyme Blondies

    I love strawberries. LOVE them. The thing is…I’d much rather just eat them raw than ever bake with them. If you search my recipes, you’ll find almost every strawberry recipe uses fresh, raw strawberries, because that’s my jam (pun intended). 😉 So, when I set out to make something new, I looked at the pan of strawberries I was about to cook down and said “this had better be worth it!!” out loud. Well, they so, SO are. These Strawberry Thyme Blondies are a new family favorite, and I hope you’ll love them, too!

    Strawberry Thyme Blondies
  • Cake,  Pound Cake

    Strawberry Lavender Pound Cake

    I am sooo feeling this spring-to-summer transition that we’re in right now. Now that we’re back in the Midwest and have four distinct seasons (yay!), I’m soaking in the sunshine and spring blooms. Of course this mood continues to my kitchen, where this Strawberry Lavender Pound Cake embodies this time of year perfectly!

    Strawberry Lavender Pound Cake
  • Cake,  Layer Cake

    Neapolitan Cake

    Just in time for your Easter celebrations: Neapolitan Cake! I’ve wanted to make one of these for a long time, and when I found these little bunny grahams at the store, it sealed the deal! The little bunnies make this perfect for Easter, but this beauty is dessert glory year-round!

    Neapolitan Cake
  • Angel Food Cake,  Cake

    Strawberry Angel Food Cake

    I’ve had the idea for this Strawberry Angel Food Cake in the back of my mind for *years*. It seemed that a few simple alterations to my usual angel food cake recipe would yield a light, fluffy angel food cake with some serious strawberry flavor. Due to a mixup at the grocery store, I finally made it, and I’m SO glad I did!

    Strawberry Angel Food Cake

  • Tarts

    Strawberry Peach Tart

    Sometimes I find myself with a craving, and the thing that I’m craving doesn’t officially exist. It only exists in my dreams. This is how I felt when I made my Chocolate Peanut Butter Angel Food Cake, Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie, and Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies. I can imagine–no, FEEL–a recipe in my head, but I can’t find an actual, published recipe. At least not in the way that I had imagined. Well, here’s another for the list: Strawberry Peach Tart.

    Strawberry Peach Tart

  • Cake,  Layer Cake

    Vanilla Cake with Berry Buttercream

    I do a lot of baking with berries in the summertime…because BERRIES! I typically use them a topping (as opposed to baking them), because they’re just so darn good as-is! This time I decided to leave the (beautiful, roll-your-eyes good) berries for snacking. I used freeze-dried berries for this gorgeous Vanilla Cake with Berry Buttercream.

    vanilla cake berry buttercream

  • Cream Puffs

    Strawberry Shortcake Cream Puffs

    One thing there is never a shortage of at my house during strawberry season is strawberry shortcake. I used the term “shortcake” widely, applying to virtually any type of cake with whipped cream and berries. With the beginning of strawberry season upon us (in Texas, anyway!), I celebrated with these Strawberry Shortcake Cream Puffs.

    Strawberry Shortcake Cream Puff