Kruidnoten whipped cream cake for Sinterklaas, a Dutch holiday. This cake is light and fluffy, decorated with whipped cream, kruidnoten (Dutch cookies) and chocolate sprinkles! Substitute kruidnoten with Biscoff or gingersnaps.
Aaaand we’re at Sinterklaas cake no 3! Today’s recipe is a very simple one. Especially compared to the kruidnoten cake pie and the kruidnoten apple cake bars. The Sinterklaas cake I’m sharing with you guys today is a kruidnoten whipped cream cake and it consists of only four simple components:
- Sponge cake
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate sprinkles
Yes, chocolate sprinkles!
Soft and moist cinnamon cake with a kruidnoten (Dutch cookies) base. This cake is filled with apple and topped with almond flakes. These Kruidnoten Apple Cake Bars are perfect for the holidays. Swap the kruidnoten for Biscoff or gingersnaps if you can’t get your hands on kruidnoten. Also delicious for Christmas.
Have you heard about the Dutch holiday called “Sinterklaas“? It’s a Christmas-like holiday for kids. In The Netherlands, Sinterklaas is celebrated on december 5th. And in honor of this holiday, November is the month of Sinterklaas recipes on WT. This year I’m starring “kruidnoten” in all of my recipes. Kruidnoten are very crunchy cookies and contain a bunch of spices.
Last week I shared the first recipe with these cookies: a kruidnootjes pie. For today’s recipe, I combined the kruidnoten with a moist cake to make these beautiful Kruidnoten Apple Cake Bars: A crunchy cookies base paired with a soft apple cake. To make the cake look extra festive, I topped the cake with almond flakes and crushed kruidnoten. My favorite kruidnoten are from Albert Heijn (Dutch supermarket, not sponsored) by the way. If you can’t find kruidnoten in your country, sub it with an equal amount of Biscoff or gingersnaps. Read more
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
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.
Basic vanilla pound cake. This cake is buttery and dense with a soft crumb. A simple cake that goes well with tea time. You can serve this cake with whipped cream and fruits but the cake is just as good as-is.
Have you ever wondered how difficult it is to make a buttery pound cake?
I’ll show you the answer in today’s recipe. Today’s recipe is a personal favorite of mine. If you know me, I’m a fan of simple, yet delicious, food. This vanilla pound cake is one of those foods. And did you know you only need a couple of basic ingredients to make this artisan pound cake? There are no chemical leaveners! The secret to this buttery, dense cake recipe is the technique. By beating the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, small bubbles are created in this cake. Although the cake is dense, it absolutely isn’t dry. Read more