5 Spring-Inspired Recipes

It was a mild winter here in Colorado, but regardless – it sure feels good to see spring and summer just around the corner. The season for flower planting, mountain hiking and – of course – spring baking is in full force.

So open your kitchen windows, breathe in the fresh spring air, and fill your home with the delicious smells of lemon pound cake, macarons, and more!

Angel Food Cupcakes

  1. Angel Food Cupcakes

Nothing says spring quite like angel food! These cupcakes have it all – light, fluffy and absolutely delightful. Made with our Vanillas and Almond Extract and filled with strawberries, how could you go wrong?

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  1. Chocolate Mousse Filled Strawberries

Chocolate and strawberries are a match made in heaven. This delectable treat is delightfully easy and cute for spring and summer. Whether you are having some baking bonding time with the kiddos or enjoying a romantic snack with your sweetheart, chocolate mousse filled strawberries are always a hit.

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Calling all Lemon Lovers! Lemon pound cake with a delicious lemon glaze!

  1. Lemon Pound Cake

A zesty twist on traditional pound cake, this dessert achieves just the right blend of citrus and sweet. Our lemon pound cake is the perfect tea party addition with its traditional crumb and dense texture that everyone is sure to enjoy.

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Almond Cupcakes

  1. Almond Strawberry-Rhubarb Cupcakes

Fruity, fresh and fabulous! These light and irresistible mini-cakes are ideal for spring entertaining and desserts. Not only are they delicious, but they are (secretly) gluten free, so now every guest can indulge!

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Spring Macarons!

  1. Spring Macarons

Dainty and delightful, these French Macarons are the perfect finish to a spring meal. They are created with Rodelle by Sugar Bakeshop and boast a delicious assortment of vanilla, chocolate, and raspberry. Enjoy!

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BONUS: Crispy Split Pea Avocado Toast

Green like spring, this delightful recipe comes from one of our Brand Ambassadors, Heart of a Baker. This Crispy Split Pea Avocado Toast puts a fun spin on the hip and healthy trend. Enjoy it as a healthy afternoon snack or serve it up at a spring brunch!

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Show off your kitchen skills this spring and find your new favorite recipe. Happy baking!

5 Easter Recipes EveryBUNNY Will Love

The late winter gloom is finally coming to an end, and we’re launching headfirst into springtime! With an early Easter this year, the time for dyeing eggs and bunny costumes will arrive before we know it. Whether your Easter plans involve a large gathering with the relatives or quiet time with the kiddos, Rodelle has your back in the kitchen!

Explore these delicious Easter recipes, great for dessert, the main dish and more:

Bird's Nest Cupcakes for Easter

  1. Bird’s Nest Cupcakes

These cupcakes are simple, scrumptious and present beautifully! If you need a treat for your child’s class Easter party, or you’re in charge of dessert at the family get-together, these moist and creamy creations will make your mouth water.

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Coconut Vanilla Cream Tart

  1. Coconut Vanilla Cream Tart

Light and creamy, this delectable tart is the perfect ending to any Easter feast. The subtle sweetness and flavor of Rodelle Vanilla is complemented by the coconut overtones. Your guests will be asking for seconds after one bite of the crunchy vanilla crumb crust, smooth and rich coconut custard and whipped vanilla bean cream! 

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  1. Vanilla Bean Ham Glaze

Add a touch of pizzazz to your classic Easter ham! This flavor-infused glaze combines zesty mustard, sweet apple jelly, raspberry liqueur, and smooth vanilla beans for a sweet and savory main course.

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Carrot Cake Recipe by Rodelle

  1. Carrot Cake

An Easter dinner isn’t complete without every rabbit’s favorite snack! Not only is this dessert festive, but the extra vanilla in this three-layered cake creates a warm aroma and exquisite flavoring that sets it apart from traditional carrots cakes.

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Spiralized Veggie Salad

 

  1. Spiralized Vegetable Salad

A light and healthy side dish is the perfect accompaniment to a decadent Easter spread. The wide variety of spiral-cut vegetables – squash, zucchini, carrots, etc. – are good for the whole family, and our homemade Herbes de Provence dressing adds a flavorful finishing touch!

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BONUS: Peeps Rice Krispies Cake

Get the kids in the kitchen with this fun Peeps Rice Krispies Cake from one of our brand ambassadors, Lovin’ From the Oven! Colorful, crispy and adorned with marshmallow bunnies and chicks, this sweet treat is an instant kid favorite.

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Easter may fall on April Fool’s Day this year, but these recipes are no joke! Start a new tradition this holiday with mouthwatering recipes that your family will be sure to request for years to come.

Feelin’ Irish – Festive St. Patrick’s Day Recipes!

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Whether or not you are Irish, St. Patrick’s Day is a fun excuse to eat some sweet and savory treats! From corned beef and potatoes to a hearty Irish stew, we’re big fans of using the Holiday for our culinary explorations! Of course, we’ve got you covered on the dessert front! Here are some of our favorite Irish-inspired dessert recipes that we enjoy this time of year!

Rodelle Saint Patrick’s Shamrock Shakes Recipe (spiked and virgin)
Indulge in this mint chocolate ice cream shake with vanilla and vodka, topped with Peppermint Schnapps, vanilla bean whipped cream. It’s the perfect festive drink to celebrate St. Patty’s Day!
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Creme de Menthe Brownies
These Creme De Menthe Brownies are a tasty masterpiece! They are a decadent combination of mint and our Rodelle Vanilla and Cocoa. We LOVE the vibrant green color for St. Patrick’s Day, but these brownies are seriously always welcome regardless of the occasion.
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Irish Cream Mini Cheesecakes
These delicious little treasures are the perfect recipe for St. Patrick’s Day! So rich and creamy, made with all of our staple ingredients and a little Irish Cream Liquor!
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Stout Brownies
The stout flavor really comes through in this unique recipe. It really adds to the richness of the cocoa, and the whole recipe is rounded out with the sweetness of our vanilla extract. Pair them with a Guinness!
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Matcha Bundt Cake
The flavors of matcha green tea and chocolate may have become our new favorite flavor combination! Make this amazing cake and you’ll learn why…add a little extra green food coloring to the matcha section if you want more of that St. Patrick’s flair!
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Rodelle Dark Chocolate Cake with Baileys Whipped Cream
We are obsessed with this moist, coffee and cocoa flavored cake. The amazing Bailey’s Whipped Cream harmonizes perfectly and enhances the richness of this incredible St. Patrick’s Day confection.
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Chocolate Matcha Cream Tarts
These mini chocolate matcha cream tarts from our friend Snixy Kitchen have a matcha pudding filling inside a rich dark gluten-free cocoa almond cookie crust with a layer of bittersweet chocolate shell between and pillows of vanilla whipped cream on top! The festive green color is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!!
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Welcome Kelly Lynn!

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What makes Friday afternoons even sweeter than they already are? A double-layer double chocolate cake does the trick for us! Our newest Brand Ambassador, Kelly Mikolich, made this lovely creation to showcase the deep, rich flavor of Rodelle Gourmet Baking CocoaKelly Lynn’s Sweets & Treats is a great resource for from-scratch baking recipes (like this chocolate layer cake)! Kelly is a self-taught baker with a knack for showing her readers techniques and tips to ensure that even the most novice baker can make her recipes. From staples like cookies and vanilla marshmallows, to decadent cupcakes and everything in between, you’ll be sure to find a recipe that inspires you!

Here’s a little bit of information about the chocolate cake recipe from Kelly:

“This is a super moist, super chocolatey cake that is sure to please the chocolate lovers out there! Buttermilk and coffee are just two of the ingredients in this cake that make this cake amazing! Just like usual, this chocolate cake beats out all the box-mix competition! This cake is easy to mix up and you have pan options too…bake in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan or divide the batter equally into two 9-inch round cake pans. Both take about the same bake time, but always keep an eye on your cake.  You don’t want to over bake a chocolate cake!”

Oh, and don’t miss this post – it comes with a sweet giveaway of Rodelle goodies that you can use to bake up your own treats at home: Rodelle Gourmet Baking CocoaRodelle Vanilla Extract and Rodelle Chocolate Extract! Just be sure to visit Kelly Lynn’s Sweets & Treats by 2/26 to get entered!

 

Cocoa, Vanilla and Figs!

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Valentine’s Day is officially over, but we’re still celebrating perfect matches for the rest of the month! We’ve teamed up with Valley Fig Growers to highlight the delicious magic that can be achieved when you combine great ingredients in the right recipes. Cocoa, vanilla extract, and California Figs are a match made in heaven. Two lucky winners will receive either a Rodelle prize pack (by entering the giveaway on Valley Fig’s site) or a bundle of delicious figs (by entering the giveaway on Rodelle’s site).

Both Rodelle and Valley Fig created a series of delicious recipes showcasing how well our products go together to make delicious magic:

Cocoa Fig Jam Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies: These delicious double-chocolate cookies are the perfect vehicle for a subtly chocolatey fig jam dollop. This chocolate fig jam is not overpoweringly chocolate-flavored, so it would also be lovely on a cheese tray or even as a spread on a turkey sandwich!

Chocolate Brie en Croute with Dried Figs: This Brie en croute appeals to both types of people – those who would prefer a sweet treat after dinner and others who go for a cheese plate. Encased in croissant dough, you won’t be disappointed by this stunning dessert’s flavors!

California Fig Chocolate Babka: Bake a loaf of this babka recipe to serve at breakfast as toasted or French toast. You can even serve it for lunch as a peanut butter jelly sandwich! We love the chocolate fig spread that you’ll see in every slice of this perfect loaf developed by The Little Epicurean!

Rustic Vanilla Bean Fig Tartlets: This tart is a delicious blend between tasty figs and sweet Rodelle Vanilla Beans. This simple recipe will produce a dessert that will make any mouth water!

Don’t miss your chance to enter our fun, figgy giveaway!

Enter here for a Valley Fig Growers Prize Pack

Enter here for a Rodelle Prize Pack

All entries must be submitted by midnight on Wednesday, February 28th!