Happy Valentine’s Day! Any plans? Are you going to celebrate it with your love, friends or just by yourself? It doesn’t really matter, it’s always a good day to have a Cupcake 😉
I wanted to keep it simple this year. Most of us have to work and don’t have time – or feel like making time – to make something complicated. My solution? Chocolate Vanilla Cupcakes!
Once in a while I get this huge craving for cake. Just a simple cake. Do you have that too? Although I do like myself some storebought cake, you have to admit a homemade one is so much better. And so easy to make! To serve my fickle cravings, I made a Marble Cake.
I bet lots of you are going out tonight in fabulous and terrifying outfits. Others may go door to door with the kids or send the kids to go Trick or Treat-ing. Some of you are going to watch horror movies. If you’re wondering what I’m doing tonight, I think we can rule out the latter. I will be baking tonight, but not for Halloween.
My final Halloween experiment was born last Sunday. Or should I say ‘died’ last Sunday? Don’t know. You tell me 😉
May I present to you: Misses Zombie Unicorn!
I’ve got a real classic for you today: Vanilla Rice Pudding, or as we call it in Dutch, rijstpap. It is by far my grandpa’s favorite dessert. I came across this creamy recipe from Koken op Hakken and I knew I just had to make it. I bet my grandpa will be stoked when I bring him this yummy homemade Vanilla Rice Pudding!
You know those days where you want chocolate, but not all chocolate. You also want cake. But not just cake. You basically want chocolate in a different texture. Sunday was that kind of day. But no worries, I’ve got you covered! This Brownie Vanilla Cake is the best of both worlds! It’s got that chocolate flavour and the soft texture of a cake. It’s the perfect combo for those kind of days 😉
Okay, Belgium didn’t play very well last game against Italy. Let’s admit it: it was painful to watch. I know they tried, but they just weren’t good enough. Our Belgian Red Devils need to step up their game and I’m convinced these Belgian Red Devils Cupcakes will help them win tomorrow!
I shared these babies with you before, when Belgium played at the World Championship. I believe they’ll bring our team good luck since they did great then. So now they’ll have to be great tomorrow as well! These cupcakes are perfect to make with the kids. So let’s all bake and cheer for Belgium!
I know, you’re wondering why all of a sudden I post on Wednesday, right? Well, because today is my birthday! I thought it’d be more fun to post it on the actual day 🙂
I didn’t think I was going to go for a theme but it turned out I secretly chose “pretty in pink” for my birthday theme. Oh well, it’s not really a theme but my cupcakes were wearing pink wrappers and my pictures do involve pink tulips…
Pink actually is the perfect colour for my new age. At least, that’s what I think 🙂
How old it is I am now? 22! 😀 Admit it, 22 is the perfect age for a touch of pink 🙂
AAAAND Sarah’s Little Kitchen turned 2 last month! Can you believe it? That calls for a party 🙂
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 😉
I just can’t believe I’ve never shared this simple Vanilla Cake with you! I’ve tried all sorts of cake, Apple Cake, Blueberry Cake, Halloween Cakes, … But never have I shared a cake as simple and ‘ordinary’ as a Vanilla Cake!
Shame on me…
(I have to admit that I never even made one before!)
But I’ll make it up to you 🙂
May I present to you: my easy peasy simple Vanilla Cake!
My Dad celebrated his birthday today (YAY!)
Unfortunately for him he had to work.
But he had a nice surprise when he came home because I made him a birthday cake!
I wanted to make him a frog cake. My Dad likes frogs a lot.
Really, A LOT!
But then I saw the cake I made today because it looked like the perfect cake to give to a dad 😀 (or any man)
I’m sorry little frogs, try again next year! This year, it’s all about the “moustache”.
It’s true, it IS all about the moustache these days (“these days” are lasting for a while now…)
You can find moustaches on everything! Mugs, T-shirts, tops, jewelry, …
And also on cake!
Let’s move on to the cake 😉
What do we need:
- 125g sugar
- 125g butter
- 3 eggs
- 250g self-raising flour
- 1.5dl milk
- 2 bags of vanilla sugar (= +- 16g)
- round baking tin
- 200g dark chocolate (to cover the cake with)
Mix the sugar, vanilla sugar and butter together until the sugar is completely absorbed by the butter.
Add the eggs. Add the milk alternated with the flour.
Make sure everything is mixed together properly.
Put the batter in the cake tin.
Bake the cake for about 50 minutes at 180 degrees centigrade.
Use a sharp knife to stick in the middle of the cake when it’s done to check it.
Let the cake cool.
We have our round cake.
Use a knife to make this “Yin & Yang” shape.
Place the two pieces like this to get the shape of a moustache.
It’s okay if the two sides aren’t equal. Firstly, you can still cut it the way you want it to be.
Secondly, a moustache usually isn’t equal on both sides either :p
I did cut the shape a bit. Because, as you can see, it really wasn’t equal. Not that I wanted that but this looked too different to me.
Melt the chocolate and decorate the moustache with it.
(You can still cut the moustache when it’s covered in chocolate -> I did.)
Put the moustache in the fridge to let the chocolate get stiff.
Happy Birthday Dad! ❤
Have a delicious day!