Kruidnootjes cake pie for Sinterklaas (a Dutch holiday) with a kruidnootjes shell. Kruidnootjes are lovely small Dutch spiced cookies, taste a bit like ginger snaps and look like Italian amaretti. This pie has a layer of almond paste and a layer of kruidnootjes flavored butter cake.
Last week, I asked you guys on my instagram which kruidnootjes recipe you wanted me to share first and over 80% of you chose this kruidnootjes cake pie. So here I am with the recipe. My first Sinterklaas recipe this year: Kruidnootjes Cake Pie. Woohooh! A slice of this pie tastes amazing with a cup of hot tea. The main ingredient in this pie are kruidnootjes. Kruidnootjes are Dutch cookies that are eaten for Sinterklaas, a Dutch holiday. Although the cookies look like amaretti but are a lot more crunchy. In addition, they smell so good due to all the spices. So GOOD! If you ever come to The Netherlands, definitely get a bag (or two). Read more
Carrot cake bars. Moist and fluffy. These bars get their moistness from the grated carrots. Each bar is stuffed with plump raisins and crunchy walnuts. Finally, you can’t make a good carrot cake without cream cheese frosting.
After quite a few vegan recipes, I thought it was time for some “normal” baking again. So for my boyfriend’s birthday a few weeks ago, I decided to make carrot cake. Because I was short on time, I went for bars rather than a cake. Bars are so convenient because:
- Take less time to bake than most cakes
- Need little to no decorating skills
- Are easier to transport
I’m happy to say my bf’s co-workers loved these bars. Well, most of them anyway: Some were scared these bars would taste like carrots. But I promise you, carrot cake bars taste nothing like carrots. The carrots only provide moisture and no flavor at all. All the flavor comes from the spices, raisins and chopped walnuts. Trust me, carrot cake bars are a must try! Read more
Chocolate cake with ganche drip frosting. Dense and moist. This very indulgent cake is vegan and contains no soy products. Recipe for a small 10 cm (4″) cake which is for 2-3 servings. No binging on leftovers!
Have I turned vegan? No, I have not. But try this chocolate cake and you might. There’s not a crumb in this cake that tastes vegan! It’s dense and so moist. I topped this cake with a vegan chocolate ganache but it tastes good as-is too. Even non-vegans will love this cake. Well.. as long as they’re chocoholics anyway. If you don’t like chocolate stay clear of this chocolate cake because every crumb screams chocolate. Let me break down this super easy (seriously) recipe for you.
Fluffy matcha cupcakes with a delicious, creamy chocolate frosting. A combination of bitter and sweet. These cupcakes are 100% vegan and are just as good as non-vegan cupcakes. Recipe for two so no leftovers.
Okay, let’s get serious. I need to know this about you: Are you a matcha lover? If the answer is yes, we have to be best friends. Because I’m in L-O-V-E with matcha (ssttt.. don’t tell my bf). Matcha, aka green tea, tastes so good! In baking, it makes the perfect combination of sweet and bitter. You either hate it or love it. Obviously, I’m the latter. So today, we’re going to make VEGAN matcha cupcakes with a delicious dark chocolate ganache. Yes, the ganache is also vegan! In addition, I made this recipe for two so you don’t have to worry about binging on leftovers. Gosh, I feel so healthy now.. How about you? 😉 Read more
Fudgy brownies with chocolate chips and chunks of walnut. These brownies are vegan and can be made without refined sugar. The texture of these brownies are cakey but when you take a bite the brownie will stick like glue to your teeth. Yum. Perfect score on the fudge-o-meter!
Life is crazy at the moment. Trying to balance work and personal, but it’s a bit difficult when each day has only 24 hours. In addition, I want to spend time on treating myself to homemade, healthy food. As I was craving brownies, I decided to test some vegan FUDGY brownies. Now, I’ve shared a recipe for vegan brownies with you guys before. However, that recipe uses tofu. I still believe those are the best vegan brownies ever (soft and fudgy) but as there’s some controversy around soy in your diet, I wanted to experiment on a soy-free, vegan brownie recipe. And this is the version I fell in love with. This recipe makes super fudgy brownies and uses plant based ingredients only. You really have to try these. Really. Read more