It’s the first of April. Anyone a good joke? No? Me neither… I can’t tell jokes and I never know a good joke whenever people ask me so I don’t think comedian is my perfect job. Although I do make people laugh with the random answers or remarks I make. Yay 🙂
But more important than good or bad jokes: the March Favorites!
Oh boy it has been so hard to choose because my fellow blogging friends have been outdoing themselves. Again.
I usually don’t have favorites in this favorite 5 list but this time I secretly do. (It’s number 1 & 2 and you absolutely won’t blame me. Trust me.)
I hope today’s blogpost can somehow make you forget about the horror in Brussels yesterday. Even if it’s just for one second. I really hope you can still find love and happiness in the little things in life.
And I do hope you’ll find my Easter Chick Cupcakes slightly amusing because they didn’t quite turn out the way I had hoped they would be…
The boyfriend always says my frosting looks like a pile of poo. It would have been great if that had been the case this time but alas. Meet my Easter Chicks:
Who doesn’t love Red Velvet Cupcakes? In 2014, I made some Red Velvets but with a mascarpone-cream frosting. Now I made them with their ‘signature’ cream cheese butter frosting. I didn’t really know what to expect since I never manage to make delicious buttercream frostings. They just taste too much like butter…
But these Red Velvets with their original frosting are AMAZING! I don’t think I’ll ever make my ‘old’ frosting again. I had to keep myself from eating the frosting before putting it on my cupcakes 😮 Is that bad?
I know it sounds silly but I’m in love with these ‘original’ Red Velvet Cupcakes 😉
It’s Carnival or Mardi Gras today! Unfortunately that does not mean funny costumes for me… although I really think they should introduce that into working life as well. Why let the kids have all the fun?
But we adults have the ability to make food! Or at least some of us 😉 And that’s exactly what I did 🙂 I used my favorite source in the world – Pinterest – and found the perfect kind of cupcakes for Mardi Gras: Funfetti Cupcakes! You know, the ones with the colourful dots inside the cake. But I guess I didn’t use the right ingredient or not enough of it because there are no colourful dots to be found in my cupcakes 😦 Oh well, next time 🙂
Sadly, Christmas is over. You’re probably just getting over that indigestion, aren’t you :p Hurry up because New Year is right around the corner! And that mostly means: more eating & drinking! Hooray!
Since 2015 is almost at its end, I thought it’d be a good time to share with you your 9 favorite blogposts from the past year here on Sarah’s Little Kitchen 🙂
We’ll start from number 9 to the winning number 1. Let’s see what you guys loved most.
#9: Raspberry Brownies
#8: Nutella Brownies
#7: Chunky Monkey Brownies
#6: Canelés de Bordeaux
#5: Spicy Chai Latté Brownies
#4: Speculoos Blondies
#3: Nerdy Nummies Chocolate Chip Cookies
#2: Oreo Cupcakes
#1: Oreo Cheesecake
Djeez guys! I had no idea you loved brownies so much 😮 Well, obviously you like them but I’d never thought almost every brownie recipe I’ve made would end up in the Best 9 Of 2015 xD And of course, nothing can beat Oreo’s! 😀
My personal favorite: these yummy Nutella Cupcakes I made for my Dad’s birthday 🙂
I hope you had a great 2015 and may 2016 be even better! Happy New Year!
Have a delicious day ❤
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Halloween is coming and that calls for some Spider Web Cupcakes! I’ve seen some amazing Halloween recipes in the last few weeks and I realized I couldn’t wait much longer to come up with some Halloween recipes myself 🙂
Although we don’t celebrate Halloween that much, we did get some Halloween spirits yesterday with our little Halloween pumpkin light… It almost turned out in a burning table so I don’t think I’ll light that thing again xD
What didn’t get burned were these yummy Halloween Cinnamon Spider Cupcakes! 😀
What we need:
- 220 g sugar
- 220 g butter
- 220 g self-raising flour
- 4 eggs
- 250 g mascarpone or cream cheese
- 250 ml whipping cream
- Powder sugar
- 1/2 tablet chocolate
- Halloween Cupcake wrappers
- Baking tin
- piping bag
- piping tip
- Mix together butter and sugar
- Add the eggs and mix until the batter is smooth
- Sift the flour and blend well
- Add as much cinnamon as you like
- Fill the cupcake wrappers for 3/4
- Bake the cupcakes for about 25 minutes at 180°C
- Let the cupcakes cool completely before topping them with our frosting
Let’s make the frosting while our cupcakes cool:
- Whip the cream
- Add mascarpone and the amount of powder sugar you want
- Add cinnamon and mix it all together
- Put the frosting in a piping bag with a tip of your choice. I used tip #31
- Pipe the frosting on the cupcakes
Time for our spider webs!
- Melt the chocolate and put it in a piping bag.
- Cut just a little piece off.
- Make spider webs on a sheet of baking paper. I made circles with a glass and a pencil to get +- the same size of spider webs.
- Let the chocolate webs cool in the fridge. Don’t take them out before they are completely hard!
- Place the spider webs on your cupcakes
Enjoy your cute little Halloween Spider Webs Cupcakes! 😀
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Why did it took me so long to make these delicious Cupcakes? I have NO idea!
Really, I don’t.
So I’m not planning on keeping these lovely babies away from you. Isn’t that sweet 😉
And yes, they carry a lot of calories with them, just the way we like it!
What we need for 10 cupcakes:
- 29 Oreo’s
- 120 g self-raising flour
- 150 g sugar
- 30 g cocoa powder
- 10 g vanilla sugar
- 1 egg
- 75 ml milk
- 50 ml hot water
- 250 ml whipping cream (>35%)
- 10 cupcake wrappers
- cupcake baking tin
- Preheat the oven at 180 degrees centigrade.
- Put the wrappers in the baking tin. Place 1 Oreo in each cupcake wrapper.
- Put the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix together the egg and the milk.
- Mix in the dry ingredients.
- Slowly add the water to the batter.
- Fill the cupcake wrappers for 3/4.
- Bake the cupcakes for about 20 minutes.
- If you hear the ‘ping’, the cupcakes are done 😉 Use a sharp knife to check if they’re really ready.
Let’s make our frosting while waiting until the Oreo Cupcakes cool.
- Crush +- 9 Oreo’s
- Whip the whipping cream.
- Gently mix in the crushed Oreo’s.
- Put the frosting on our cooled Cupcakes. You can use a piping bag or just a spatula to make little heaps on top of them.
Enjoy these delicious Oreo Cupcakes!
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June has been thrown out of the window! That means it’s time to wrap it all up and make a new Favourites post! Yay 😀
As usual, it was hard to pick five favourites! I am still amazed by all the things I’ve seen, every single month 🙂
June was a month full of cupcakes, chocolate, fruits and rice pudding! You can see that in my June Favourites :p
Let’s get started!
#1: Mini Pink Lemonade Cupcakes
What a mouth full, isn’t it? :p
The full title actually is: Vanilla Christmas Tree Cupcakes with fluffy Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting.
Try saying that five times in a row!
I know Christmas is already behind us, sadly. But I still wanted to share my Christmas Trees with you!
This frosting is the fluffiest, most delicious and subtle frosting I’ve ever had or made!
It’s got this subtle taste of cinnamon in it which makes it perfect for all ages! And even for people who aren’t such Cinnamon fans 😉
Belgium did a very good job in the World Cup yesterday! 2-1 against Algeria!!
The whole country celebrated and so did my dad and I 😉
Let’s hope the Belgian Red Devils can keep up the good work 😀
When I said ‘the whole country celebrated’, I really meant the WHOLE country!
Even the youngest citizens want to cheer for Belgium.
So it doens’t come as a surprise that my boyfriend’s nephew (Alexander) wanted Red Devils Cupcakes for his birthday!
I wanted them to say ‘Belgium’ and, of course, ‘Red Devils’. You’ll see the Belgian flag and the logo of the Red Devils on the cupcakes 🙂
I hope Alexander and his friends will like them 🙂
The cupcakes are my vanilla cupcakes with the cream cheese frosting. You can find the recipe here.
I went to visit my Aunt today. I have two nieces… One is having her birthday party at school next week…
Oh yes, Red Devils Cupcakes all over again!
Have a delicious day! (Or night in my case…) ❤