Kruidnoten Whipped Cream Cake with Chocolate Sprinkles

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.

Kruidnoten Whipped Cream Cake with Chocolate Sprinkes - Holiday Cake

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:

  1. Sponge cake
  2. Whipped cream
  3. Kruidnoten
  4. Chocolate sprinkles

Yes, chocolate sprinkles!

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Kruidnoten Apple Cake Bars ♦ Soft and Moist

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.

Kruidnoten Apple Cake Bars 

Sinterklaas month!

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

Easy Peanut Clusters

Peanut clusters coated with a layer of dark, milk and/or white chocolate. Only two ingredients, easy to make and perfect as a homemade gift.

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What’s up, guys? What have you been up to lately? Submerged in the holiday spirit, yet? I think my holiday spirit will grow today, as I’ve mostly been working (yes, pharmacists don’t have Christmas breaks). In between I’ve been racking my brain on the perfect Christmas presents for everyone. After weeks of brain torture, I think I finally have a present for everyone. All there’s left is to buy them. That’s right, I still need to buy all my presents. Horrible, right? Today is the day though. Talking about last-minute, huh? ^^” In between working, blogging and going to the gym I just haven’t been able to go for my annual Christmas shopping spree. Funny thing is, Christmas shopping reflects 2015 for me. This year everything’s been a bit less organized and a whole lot more scattered. It’s okay though. I kind of learned to live with it this year. Life’s never perfect and that’s completely fine. Some things are meant to “let go”.

Anyway, the day of Christmas eve has finally arrived! And so has recipe #4 in my series of last-minute edible Christmas gifts (1, 2 and 3). Today must be the easiest recipe yet. Yes, easier than the dark cranberry and coconut bark. It’s possible. You’ll need just two ingredients for this one! Just two! Also, there are just a few steps to making these. Last-minute doesn’t get more perfect than this. Read more

Mocca Hazelnut Bark

Creamy, snappy two layer bark with dark coffee chocolate and white chocolate. Topped with hazelnut chunks and mocca beans.

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And we’re up for recipe #3 today! Time flies. Monday I shared a chocolate bark for dark, bitter chocolate lovers. However, we all know some chocoholics who like their chocolate somewhat milder and sweeter. And so I’m sharing a mocca bark today. A combination of dark and white chocolate topped with mocca beans and delicious crunchy hazelnuts. My taste testers loved this version the most. And I’m sure you will love it too. It’s creamy, sweet, full of flavor and so delicious.

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Salted Pecan Praline

Sugary sweet, crunchy praline stuffed with plenty chunks of salted pecans. Pure holiday indulgence.

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Hello m’lovelies! No, your mind isn’t tricking you: A new post on tuesday! I’ll be sharing recipes for edible Christmas presents everyday this week. In case you get in trouble with gifts, these ideas are perfect to make last-minute. Yesterday, I talked you through a gift for dark chocolate lovers with instructions on tempering chocolate. Today, we’ll satify the cravings of caramel lovers with this salted pecan praline. You’ll need just a few instructions and 5 simple ingredients. Read more