Springtime Lemon Cake

This delicious recipe was one of our runner-up recipes in the 2012 Scrumptious Spring Sweepstakes, created by Joni Hilton! What says spring better than vibrant colors and bright flavors?!

Joni used both a lemon cake base with lemon juice to really give her cake a delicious pop of flavor. She also included our Rodelle Organics Pure Lemon Extract which adds a sprightly zestfulness of flavorful, and is made from the finest organic ingredients.

Needless to say, we really enjoyed taste-testing this delicious creation! Be sure to enter your spring inspired recipe for your chance to win a KitchenAid® 5-qt. Stand Mixer & an incredible gift set of Rodelle’s Gourmet Baking Ingredients.

Blackberry Vanilla Syrup!

Delicious, juicy blackberries are in season right now, and we could not resist making something amazing from them! We’ve created an AMAZING Blackberry Vanilla Syrup recipe!! We were so inspired by this idea because we thought- what could be better than an easy-to-make, versatile recipe, that would be perfect for kicking off a little spring get-together or party?!

When someone says syrup, naturally we think the ever-traditional pancake. So, in the spirit of a spring party, we made mini Hors d’oeuvre vanilla bean pancakes!! Use a tablespoon of already mixed pancake batter to create mini pancakes, and afterward stack them on top and stick a cute little toothpick through them.

Of course, pancakes are not the only way to use blackberry syrup. You can use it on your oatmeal, ice cream, and even use in your cocktails!! Have some fun, and celebrate spring with this deliciously easy-to-make blackberry syrup!

What’s your favorite Spring go-to ingredient? Be sure to submit it for your chance to win!

Rodelle Vanilla Mojito!

Vanilla Mojito

Not everyone likes the harsh taste of rum or mint. So we decided to add a different twist to the traditional mint mojito! We used all of the original ingredients like limes, mint, and rum, but we added a teaspoon of Rodelle Vanilla Extract to smooth the harshness of this drink and make it something refreshing, with a hint of sweet for everyone to enjoy.

So when you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the heat of oncoming Spring, take a minute and sip on a refreshing Vanilla Mojito!

Be sure to enter your favorite Spring inspired cocktail in the Scrumptious Spring Sweepstakes for your chance to win a KitchenAid® 5-qt. Stand Mixer & an incredible gift set of Rodelle’s Gourmet Baking Ingredients!

Mini Half Moon Fried Peach Pies!

Vanilla Peach Pie
There is nothing like eating warm peaches – the higher temperatures really enhance the flavor!

We took it one step farther and combined the peaches with vanilla sugar and vanilla beans, and then fried them in a deliciously flaky crust to create a mini peach pie!

This will seriously be one of the most tempting spring desserts you’ll ever have!! Be sure to submit your most tempting spring dessert for a chance to win a KitchenAid® 5-qt. Stand Mixer & an incredible gift set of Rodelle’s Gourmet Baking Ingredients!!

Almond Vanilla Torte!

This delicious torte recipe combines the bold flavors of vanilla and almond extract into one delicious, easy-to-make recipe!

Tortes were first made in Europe, and as most things usually do, traveled here to find a home amongst the New World settlers. The concept of tortes came from elegant multi-layered cakes that were first made famous in Hungary. The cakes alternated sponge cake with delicious buttercream fillings. Then, the cake was topped with hazelnuts, and other chopped nuts like almonds. Sometimes caramel was even drizzled over top. The cake eventually evolved into a one-layer sponge cake with all kinds of delicious toppings.

For our Almond Vanilla Torte, we kept the recipe as simple as possible. We topped ours with powdered sugar and slivered almonds to give it a simple, yet elegant finish.