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Meyer Lemon Blackberry Layer Cake

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Ready for a little dose of sunshine? I cannot get enough lemon everything right now, and realized last week that we’re missing one of the best combinations there is: Blackberry and lemon. We have the dreamy lemon raspberry lemon ruffle cake and coordinating cupcakes, the divine meyer lemon mascarpone cake roll topped with mounds of beautiful blueberries, but where’s the blackberries?

Crisis averted, friends! We now have the dreamiest lemon blackberry layer cake around filled with blackberry compote, meyer lemon curd and fresh whipped cream, covered in a blackberry Grand Marnier buttercream. I repeat, blackberry Grand Marnier buttercream! It might just make you forget about this whole winter thing.

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Top 10 Valentine’s Day Desserts

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Happy Friday, friends! Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and love is in the air – along with decadent desserts, pink frosting and ridiculous amounts of heart sprinkles! No wonder I love it! I mean it’s like I’m expected to make everything even more pink than usual – like I need an excuse!

Aside from the whole pink and hearts situation, I think we can all agree Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse to indulge. Whether you’re baking up something sweet for someone, or even better – treating yourself, I’ve rounded up my favorite Valentine’s Day desserts. From cupcakes to cheesecakes, no-bakes to a dreamy ruffle layer cake, it’s all here!

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Meyer Lemon Blueberry Loaf

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Can you say weekend plans?

The first recipe of the year has to be good, I mean they all have to be good, but this one has to be really kick-ass. I feel like it sets the tone for the year, you know what I mean? And I like it to be a recipe you’ll use throughout the year. One you’ll make regularly, can easily adapt and can always count on.

Whether it’s to brighten a cold winter day, or totally up the brunch game, we can definitely count on this lemon blueberry loaf. Plus, this little loaf is one of those baked goods that just keeps getting better the longer it sits – how is that even possible?

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Top 10 Desserts of 2015

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Happy New Year, friends! Did you all enjoy the holiday? Happy it’s over? I love the holidays, but I am equally grateful for some calm – even if it’s only a few days! So today’s post is one that I look forward to all year because it’s all about you. The best desserts of the year aren’t just the desserts that got the most love in the numbers department, they’re the desserts you guys made most, commented on, sent emails, snapped photos and I think there may have even been a love letter about the Irish Whiskey Cake…

File that one under reasons we get along so well.

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No-Bake Midnight Mocha Cheesecakes

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Cheesecake? Check. Chocolate? Check. Boozy? Check. A party waiting to happen? Check! I think that just about covers it, you? These no-bake midnight mocha cheesecakes are everything you could want in a dessert without any of the work, and a must for your New Year’s celebrations!

These festive little cheesecakes are the final dessert of the year (how did that happen?) as well as the final dessert in the Pure Holiday campaign, which means they need to be extra fabulous! You guys know I’m serious about my cheesecake and these parfaits deliver. There’s a chocolate cookie crust topped with a smooth layer of chocolate ganache hidden under a cloud of silky mocha cheesecake with a hint of coffee flavored liqueur. It’s one of those things you’d like to talk about, but you’ll be way too busy grabbing yourself a spoon!

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Top 10 Holiday Cookies

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The countdown is on, my friends! Have you put your tree up? Finished your Christmas shopping? Are you in the midst of cookie baking madness? Please tell me I’m not the only one covered in flour and running solely on cookies right now! It’s the season for baking and sharing, and I wanted to share my top cookie recipes with you so you have them all in one place. These are the cookies I make over and over again, and more importantly, the ones you love the most!

From homemade milanos to upgraded crinkles to funfetti shortbread (hello, sprinkles!) there’s something for everyone on your list!

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The Best Spinach Dip Pinwheels

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We’ve got cookies, cupcakes, decadent desserts, even cupcake trees, and now it’s time for the go-to appetizer of the season! Actually these spinach dip pinwheels are my go-to app year-round, but they get extra attention around the holidays. Think everything you love about spinach dip wrapped up in puff pastry – they’re even better than they sound. And I zhushed them up even more this season by adding roasted red peppers to the mix so now they’re red and green. I really can’t help myself this time of year – everything needs to be as pretty and festive as it is delicious! Ya with me?

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