Chocolate Speculoos Truffles

Hi guys!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

You probably have 1 more big feast to go: New Year’s Eve!
What better treat to serve your guests than homemade Chocolate Speculoos Truffles? πŸ˜€

Some only use Nutella or any other hazelnut based paste to fill the Truffles, but I like it a bit crunchy so I added crunchy speculoos paste as well πŸ™‚ It gives your Truffles a little extra πŸ˜‰ Yummmmm!

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Mini Biscoff Cake for Mother’s Day

Hi guys!

Happy Mother’s Day to all wonderful moms! Most of my blogging friends have already shared their Mother’s Day posts earlier this year. But, as always, Antwerp does things differently πŸ˜‰ We celebrate Mother’s Day at the Catholic holiday. Because we’re all saints x’D In 1913, a liberal alderman from Antwerp declared the 15th of August as the Day of Mothers because Maria was the mother of all mothers and this was her holiday.Β A year later, the American President Wilson decided that Mother’s Day would takeΒ place every second Sunday in May. Many countries and cities followed the American idea, except for Antwerp. We still celebrate our moms on the 15th of August and we always will πŸ™‚

I was breaking my head about what kind of dessert I should make my mom. I figured it needed to be a cake. But what kind of cake? And what kind of shape? Did I have to make a heart shaped cake because I love my mom so much? Which I really do! Or should it be something with flowers because that’s what moms like? It took me a week to find the perfect Mother’s Day Cake for my mom. And how perfect it is. I gave her a mini Biscoff Cake so she can have it all for herself without having to eat cake for the next 5 days (she wouldn’t mind eating this cake all week though) AAAAND she LOVES Biscoff cookies! Bingo!

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Fiesta Friday #24: Luxurious Apple Cake

Hi guys!

Today, I wanted to make something a little bit more luxurious.
And it had to be a cake, with apples.
So may I present to you: Apple Cake with Biscoff and Brown Sugar!
I really like the sound of that πŸ˜€
It is a luxurious version of my previous apple cake.

I can’t help but feel the constant need to bake something…
What can I say, I love the smell of freshly baked sweets! You might even say I’m addicted to it! Oh boy…

I told myself I would only be baking something if there was an occasion.
But let’s face it: if you want to bake, you’ll always find a way to make something an occasion!
Besides, it’s FIESTA FRIDAY! πŸ˜€

Thank you Angie, for hosting this awesome event!
Thank you to the co hosts as well, of course πŸ˜€

Let’s get started!

What do we need: (1 cake 10,5cmX23cm)

  • 125g butter
  • 125g granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • +- 150g Biscoff (crunched)
  • 2 apples
  • 2 spoons of brown sugar

How to:

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees centigrade.
Mix the granulated sugar and the butter together until the sugar is completely absorbed.
Add the eggs and mix it well together.
Sieve the flour, add it and mix it until it is nice and smooth.
Mix the crunched Biscoff gently together with the batter.
Put the batter in the baking tin.
Skin the apples. I have a tool that cuts the apples in 8 pieces.
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Cut the pieces of apple in two (horizontal).
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Now you should have a piece that’s straight and a piece that has a little arch.
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Cut the straight pieces in cubes. Put these cubes in the batter.
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Use a spatula to make the batter flat again and the cubes invisible.
Place the other pieces on the batter. They can stick out a little.
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Last, but not least: sprinkle the brown sugar on top of the cake!
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Bake the cake for about 55 minutes.

Let the cake cool when it’s baked.
To check if the cake is baked, use a knife to put in the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready!
p.s. The very dark spots on the cake aren’t burned, it’s the brown sugar πŸ˜‰

Enjoy!

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I warn you! This is what happens after 2 minutes:
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Have a delicious day ❀
xxx Sarah

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