• 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
  • Tarts

    Vanilla Plum Tart

    Anyone else doing virtual school right now? Isn’t it SO fun?? I have momentarily reclaimed my computer from my kids so that I can bring you a new recipe! I’m happy to report that this Vanilla Plum Tart is easy AND delicious! A perfect way to ease from Summer into Fall (since the first day of Fall is TOMORROW)!!

    Vanilla Plum Tart
  • Mini Desserts,  Pies

    Blackberry Vanilla Pies

    It’s blackberry season! I mean, it’s every-berry-season, but poor blackberries just don’t get the same hype as strawberries. But…I’ll be honest. Blackberries aren’t my favorite. In fact, they’re my least favorite. BUT I’ve recently discovered they are amazing in baked goods. Take, for instance, these Blackberry Vanilla Pies.

    Blackberry Vanilla Pies

  • 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

  • Cupcakes

    Confetti Cupcakes

    Nothing screams PARTY! quite like Confetti Cupcakes. I’ve seen confetti/funfetti treats everywhere lately. Cakes, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, scones…you name it! When I discovered adorable birthday cake graham bunnies (and so close to Easter!), I knew what I had to do!

    confetti cupcakes

  • Extracts

    Homemade Vanilla Extract

    Vanilla extract is one of those ingredients that’s in nearly every sweet recipe. I used to just buy whatever vanilla extract was available at my local grocery store without a second thought. I never considered that making Homemade Vanilla Extract would be 1) so easy, and 2) so much better than what you can buy in a store!

    Homemade Vanilla Extract
  • Cupcakes

    Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

    Guys. School started, and my kids brought aaaall the germs home. I have been sick, with one thing or another, for WEEKS. Just over two weeks straight, to be more exact. As a result of my sickness (and a few total kitchen failures, which I’ll go ahead and blame on my weakened immune system), I haven’t had many sweets coming out of my kitchen lately. I thought a good way to ease my way back into the kitchen was with these Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream.

    Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream