All posts tagged: sweets

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe ~ Vegan

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday! oh its soooooo good to be back 🙂 Seriously though, I am so glad I am posting here again, I have so many awesome recipes to post for you guys on Mondays 🙂 I have been making these cookies a few times a week! They have no added OIL or sugar in them but still delicious and sweet! This is a healthy NO FAT cookie people! You will need: 7 Pitted Medjool Dates. 1 cup oat flower. ( just blend oats ) 1/4 tsp baking powder. 1/2 TBS Cocoa powder. 1/2 tbs cornstarch or Tapioca powder. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. 1/2 cup non-dairy milk. 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips. a few drops of chocolate flavored stevia drops ( Optional) This recipe makes about 11-12 medium sized cookies, depending on how thick or thin you make it! really just have fun with it and experiment! I like making mine on a medium size! How to: Preheat the oven to 375F. You will make the paste first, Blend the non dairy milk, dates…

Day: I let myself go. And I mean… REALLY bad.

Originally posted on Snacks n The City:
So today, this happened… permission to judge! I don’t think I need to actually write a post here. You can clearly see for yourself that today was a bad day for the diet. But it’s ok. As with life nowadays, I’m not going to beat myself up about it. Just move on, and continue to try… I mean, how is anyone supposed to turn away from this?? Ok, one friend did – yay her. But I couldn’t. Nu uh! Not a chance! Needless to say I couldn’t finish it, but I god damn well tried! It was a Galaxy flippin’ Cheesecake… go figure!

Choccy Cake

Originally posted on Face Camera Action:
YUM. Even typing this up now is making my mouth water just thinking about this cake! Chocolate cake with chocolate butter icing! Ingredients For the cake 3 Eggs 55g Cocoa powder 115g Self raising flour 170g Caster sugar 170g unsalted butter Icing 300g Icing sugar 90g Milk chocolate 90g Butter Lets Start! Firstly mix the cocoa powder and the sugar together into a bowl and including the butter and mixing this together to form a smooth paste. Then add 1 egg and a third of the flour and mix together. Once this is mixed add another egg and another third and then repeat with the third amount also. You will know this is all mixed together when the cake mix is smooth and leaves a small peak when removing the spoon. Then place half of the mixture into a 20cm cake tin making sure this is greasy to the cake once cooked removes easily. If you have 2 tins you can do both at the same time but I…

Sneak Preview: Joconde Cakes.

Originally posted on SHEU QUEN | THE RACONTEUR:
Call it what you want: ‘multi-tiered‘ or ‘multi-layered‘. It is still a ‘cake‘. | Photo by La Bamboche Weddings. When I was introduced to someone who bakes macarons, little did I know that she bakes joconde cakes too! Otherwise known as ‘opera cakes‘. Yep. I only knew this recently and with that little titbit of knowledge, I made an order for a slice of green tea and black sesame flavoured joconde cake, on top of having three more macarons delivered to my home. Let me tell you a bit about these multi-layered cakes, and once I have eaten it, I will share my experiences with you. Until then, here is a short history of the joconde cake: According to Wikipedia: The joconde cake is a French type of cake, and can also be called an ‘opĂ©ra cake’. It is made using several thin layers of almond sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, layered with ganache and coffee buttercream, before being covered in a chocolate glaze. According to Larousse…

Halloween Cupcake Baking!

Originally posted on The Flower That Blooms:
Halloween is just around the corner and what better way is there to celebrate than baking cakes?! Everywhere you look there are Halloween cake cases, cake decorations, jelly moulds you name it they probably do it! With all of this stuff reminding us how much we love baking, we recently made some Halloween cupcakes so we thought we’d show you how they turned out! We are lovers of a good chocolate cake so of course we decided to bake chocolate cupcakes! Now we’re no professionals and half the time we just guess and experiment but cupcakes are so easy to make so why not give it a go yourself? The cake recipe is a one by Mary Berry that we always use and the icing is from an old book, we’ll post them below so you can try it! Cake Ingredients 4tbsp Water boiling 40g Cocoa powder 3 Eggs 175g Softened Butter  165g Unrefined golden caster sugar 115g Self-raising flour  1tsp Baking powder Chocolate Icing Ingredients 60g Butter 30g Coco Powder About 175g Icing Sugar 3tbsp Milk Method…

Portugal! Oh The Sweets… & Other Treats!

HilaryStyle One of the more fun and interesting things about visiting a new place is trying the traditional foods! Sometimes you love them and sometimes you don’t, but either way, memories are made! We definitely found some gems while visiting Portugal! The Sweets! We wasted no time getting started as upon arrival at the hotel we were greeted by a lovely tray of Pastel de Nata, a flaky pastry shell filled with egg custard, which is the most famous of all the Portuguese desserts. We soon discovered that these lovely little gems were available just about everywhere! Having never heard of them before it was funny that only one week before my trip, my mom told me she had just had the most amazing desert at a local restaurant, a Portuguese Tart! The most famous place to get Pastel de Nata is also where they originate from. Pasteis de Belem is located in the neighborhood of the… View original post 587 more words

Vegan Banana Chocolate Almond Muffins

Originally posted on w i n n i f e r ' s | b l o g :
Hello my fellow foodies, I had just finished my intro to Java programming midterm this week and felt like treating myself to a little something something :). I decided to make my famous banana chocolate almond muffins! This was recipe was planned perfectly because I haven’t had time to eat my bananas (busy studying at school) and they were just ripe enough to make this recipe. These muffins are perfect for an on-the-go snack/breakfast, perfect for picnics at the park, or a perfect way to express your love to your loved ones <3.  I promise you that whomever you chose to make these for will love you just a little bit more than before haha :P. This recipe is a must try and if you do try out this recipe be sure to tag the picture with the hashtag #winnifercooks on Instagram so everyone can see. Happy cooking everyone! ❤

Banana Date Ice-cream!

Hi everyone, this ice-cream is soooo creamy, delicious and sooooo sweet that it will satisfy all of your Sugary cravings! and what’s great about it is that it is Dairy-free and made with only two fruit ingredients!! NO white refined sugar high!! Just natural sugar!!! All you need is:  – Bananas ( 2-3 frozen overnight or for a few hours) – 2dates ( soaked in water for a few hours) – A Blender ( I use my NutriBullet) ** Note:  Dates are one of the most popular fruits packed with an impressive list of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are required for normal growth, development and overall well-being. Fresh dates compose of soft, easily digestible flesh and simple sugars like fructose and dextrose. When eaten, they replenish energy and revitalize the body instantly. The fruit is rich in dietary fiber, which prevents LDL cholesterol absorption in the gut. Additionally, the fiber works as a bulk laxative. It, thus, helps to protect the colon mucous membrane from cancer-causing chemicals binding to it in the colon. How To:   You…

Pillsbury Funfetti Gluten Free Cake and Cupcake Mix

Originally posted on Gluten Free Carolina Girl: Pillsbury has made some great gluten free products over the last few years. I especially enjoy how easy it is to make their tasty gluten free chocolate chip cookies. Recently Pillsbury started offering two new gluten free “Funfetti” options – cake mix and cookie mix! If you grew up eating Pillsbury cake, you probably had the Funfetti cake mix which contains colorful bits of candy. In celebration of a recent birthday, we made the Pillsbury Funfetti Gluten Free Cake and Cupcake Mix. Read more…