Darcie Bakes //

Baking from scratch… because good things take time.


  • Nanaimo Bars.

    Have you ever heard of Nanaimo bars? Unless you’re Canadian, you probably haven’t. Personally, I had no clue what they were up until about four weeks ago. The dude I’m currently dating asked me to make them for him, and I’m pretty sure I gave him a blank stare when he said the word “Nanaimo.” […]

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  • Homemade Fortune Cookies.

    We’ve officially had another successful RBE {Roommate Baking Endeavor (or perhaps we should call it a challenge?)* for the books! This time, the roomie and I decided to make homemade fortune cookies. Yeah, it can actually be done. It was – once again – a very interesting experience. Making homemade fortune cookies was fun, and […]

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  • Tiramisu.

    Tiramisu is one of those desserts that looks all fancy¬†schmancy. It has intimidated me ever since I learned what it was. Admittedly, it’s not one of my favorite desserts – despite the fact that I do enjoy coffee – so therefore, I’ve never had much motivation to make it for myself. However, it is one […]

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  • Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey’s Buttercream.

    I never knew that it was possible to love a boozy cupcake as much as I love these. Holy crap. I first had one that was made by a fellow baker/coworker – Kelley – at a party awhile back. And it was just love at first sight. You might be wondering what it is about […]

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  • Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream.

    There is a time for fancy, labor-intensive desserts. And then there are times for simple desserts. Prime example: A few weeks ago, I was really in the mood for some simple chocolate cupcakes. I searched high and low for something that wasn’t overly complicated – which is harder than it sounds. There are times where […]

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  • Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting.

    Confession: I am one of those people who is usually thinking about pumpkin-flavored everything, changing leaf colors, and fall fashion very early. And by “very early,” I mean as in at some point around the middle of July. [This is probably mostly due to the fact that Illinois/Missouri summers are typically humid and disgusting. And […]

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  • “Single Lady” Blueberry Cobbler.

    As a self-proclaimed chocoholic, I sometimes forget how much I adore a simple, rustic fruit cobbler. Please pardon the crappy iPhone photos. Right as I was about to start snapping pictures, my DSLR’s battery decided to die. And since I recently moved and am extremely disorganized, I can’t find my dang charger. Excuses, excuses, I […]

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  • Malted Milk Chocolate Cake Brownies.

    I made [and attempted to photograph] these brownies just once in early 2013. If I had a proper blog up and running back then, I would have written about them immediately. But I didn’t have a presentable blog back then, and time has sure gotten away from me. While I do wish that I could […]

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