Birthday Cake Golden Oreo Macarons

Birthday Cake Golden Oreo Macs | The Blonde Buckeye

So, I made these awhile ago – and almost forgot to post them (gasp!). So here they are, in all their Golden Oreo-glory. You know, I actually meant to use regular Birthday Cake Chocolate Oreos, but they didn’t have them, so I thought ‘Hey why not try Birthday Cake Golden Oreos?’ I have to say I’m pretty glad, these were the perfect vanilla-birthday cake flavor. They didn’t even need chocolate, if you can believe that. But of course either will work.

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Strawberry Choc Chip Bundt Cake | The Blonde Buckeye

I finally got a bundt cake pan… I know, it’s crazy that I didn’t before. So now that I do, I had to try it out as soon as possible. I wanted something with both fruit and chocolate, so in the spirit of chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate chips with strawberries sounded like a delicious pairing. And it was! A dense moist cake with tart strawberries and decadent chocolate flecked throughout. Then I glazed mine with a sweet vanilla icing, and topped it with fresh blueberries and raspberries with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. The best of all things both sweet and fresh.

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Perfect Funfetti Cupcakes

Perfect Funfetti Cupcakes | The Blonde Buckeye

But seriously, a funfetti cupcake just does it for me. They are perfect. Vanilla cupcakes are simple and perfect on their own, then you go and add rainbow sprinkles?! Kind of amazing if you ask me. They are perfect for any and every occasion.

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Mini Vanilla Bean Cake… and some other things

Mini Vanilla Cake | The Blonde Buckeye

Over the past few months, I’ve done my best to keep up with new recipes for you guys, but sometimes they were a little sparse… This was a combination of being just plain busy, but also INSANELY tired. Because… I’m pregnant! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably known for a little while about our baby boy, but I thought I should just put it out there (in case I start coming up with some weird food combinations). I actually lost my sweet tooth for a few months, but it is back with a vengeance and I have some crazy good recipes coming up!Continue Reading

Triple Lemon Cupcakes

Triple Lemon Cupcakes | The Blonde Buckeye

One of my most popular AND favorite recipes ever was my Triple Lemon Macarons. Oh man, they were sooo good! I wanted to make another version of this treat, since the elements just went together so well… But this time, in cupcake form, with my Triple Lemon Cupcakes. I have a new love of lemon curd, especially when it comes to desserts. Lemon curd and buttercream are a match made in heaven.Continue Reading

Double Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes | The Blonde Buckeye

There are times that you just want a ‘classic’.  You just want to wear your favorite jeans & tshirt, instead of messing around with all the other stuff.  But it’s like, a really really nice & soft tee that fits just magically.  That’s what these cupcakes are.  They sound basic, but they’re perfect.  I just tweaked my basic vanilla cupcake & vanilla buttercream recipes by adding the seeds from vanilla beans.  First of all, I just adore the way they look with those little black vanilla beans coming through.  They just look fancy.  Also, the vanilla flavor is just sooo good, something I don’t think you can replicate quite the same with vanilla extract.

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