Mocha Cupcakes with Speculoos Cream Cheese Frosting

Mocha cupcakes with dreamy, creamy Speculoos and cream cheese frosting

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So you all know when you have a scene like…

You are Googling recipes and you see a good one. You add them to your list and the next thing you know – you have a list of 5 km long. 😀 A never-ending list, I must admit.

Not only I have a long list of recipes to try, but also tried recipes ready to be shared. Goodies are long gone. Photos are about to “fade”. Draft post needs to be started. And my stories have faded away with time due to my laziness! But let me defend myself – I am not lazy! I just don’t have story to tell because I delayed my sharing of recipes. Why? Because I am lazy! Well, I guess it all comes down to me being lazy, eh? Okay, I admit. But not all the time. Believe me!

Going back to the the tried recipes –  you know how I love Speculoos, yeah? It’s like I will do everything in my power to finish a jar in a day, but hellooo… how do I survive the next day if I finish them all in a day? Save some, Jhuls. Save some. For your own sake, please.

So instead of going all the way in one day, I did search recipes in which I could use a jar in about 2 or 3 recipes and could save the remaining all by myself – straight from the jar to my tummy. 😛

Hmm, what do you think of mocha cupcakes topped with a Speculoos cream cheese frosting? Not only cream cheese, people. It’s Speculoos cream cheese. Did you hear me??

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The cookie butter and the cream cheese don’t overpower each other – you will get the best of both worlds. That creaminess and that mocha flavor in every bite – yum! But I must admit that I polished off some of the frosting before I ate the cupcake itself. 😀

For you, my friends at Fiesta Friday # 135, I made a batch especially for this event. As Angie, Suzanne and I are you hosts and co-hosts, please be assured that you will enjoy the party. Come and join us if you haven’t already. 😉

Mocha Speculoos Cupcakes with Speculoos Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

For the Speculoos Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • ½ cup cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup Speculoos

For the cupcakes:

  • Half a box of chocolate cake mix
  • 1 ½ tbsp instant coffee dissolved in 2 tbsp hot water
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup vegetable (or canola) oil
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp buttermilk
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

For the Speculoos Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a bowl, cream together cream cheese and Speculoos until well combined.
  2. Keep in the fridge until ready to use.

For the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  2. In a bowl, sift cake mix and set aside.
  3. In a jug, combine egg, buttermilk, sour cream, vanilla extract and coffee mixture. Pour this mixture over the sifted cake mix while mixing, but do not overmix.
  4. Fill cupcake liners until ¾ full.
  5. Bake for 16-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle of the cupcakes comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely before frosting.

Source recipe: Mocha Speculoos Cupcakes by Your Cup of Cake

Notes:

  • You can adjust the amount of frosting, depending on how frosting lover you are. 😉
  • This recipe will make 12-14 cupcakes

 

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Weekends are great when you open your fridge and you find some amazing cupcakes. 😀 I hope you try and enjoy this as much as I did!

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend and happy Fiesta Friday!

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Nutella Cheesecake Cupcakes

Divinely delicious cheesecake in cupcake form with a crunchy Oreo-cookie crust, Nutella cheesecake filling and sweetened whipped cream topping. You have the option to garnish these beauties with hazelnuts and chocolate. Perfect for Nutella lovers like me. 

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There are times that I want to make everything from scratch and there are times that I prefer the store-bought ones… and those are the times when I feel so lazy even when it comes to a very easy task.

I was in a Nutella and cheesecake mood not so long ago, but I didn’t want to make a huge cheesecake, so I went up Googling recipes in cupcake form. I just couldn’t resist the urge to make these cupcakes as soon as I found the recipe, so I have not whipped the cream properly – I got a total whipped cream meltdown. The photos were just so disappointing. Maybe it was my fault, too, because I tried to place a Ferrero Rocher ball on top. Maybe. The photos were sadly thrown into the recycle bin and the cupcakes happily dove into my tummy. 😀

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For the second time, I used store-bought whipped cream as I was really eager to make them again. I must say that it’s not that bad. I just had to rush taking the photos so the whipped cream will not melt again. I brought these at my workplace and they were happily eaten. The colleague even asked me to make it again. So I made this thrice in a week. 😀

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These Nutella Cheesecake Cupcakes were amazingly divine. The cheesecake will happily sink into your teeth. These are perfect for parties, and give aways, too, as they are served individually.

Nutella Cheesecake Cupcakes

  • Servings: 12 cupcakes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 12 Oreos*
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 6 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 12 oz cream cheese, softened**
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
For the topping:
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts, toasted and chopped, for garnish
  • Chocolate, chopped or grated, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Prepare muffin pan and line with paper liners. Set aside.
  2. Using a food processor, place the Oreos and pulse until finely crushed. (You can also do this using a ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crush the Oreos.)
  3. In a small bowl, mix crushed Oreos and melted butter. Take about 1 tbsp of the mixture and divide between 12 paper-lined muffin pan. Press down the crust. Bake for 5 minutes. Let cool while preparing the cheesecake batter.

To prepare the cheesecake batter,

  1. In a bowl, mix very well the sugar and flour.
  2. Using an electric mixer or a whisk, add in cream cheese and mix.
  3. Add in eggs, milk, sour cream and vanilla and mix until just combined.
  4. Add in Nutella and mix.
  5. Carefully tap the bowl against the countertop few times just to release air bubbles.
  6. Using an ice cream scooper or anything you prefer, divide the batter over the crust.
  7. Bake for 20-24 minutes or until the only thing jiggling is the center part of each cheesecake.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool at room temperature.
  9. Loosely cover with cling wrap and keep in the fridge to firm up for about 3 hours or overnight.

To prepare the whipped cream,

  1. Make sure your bowl, cream and beaters are very cold.
  2. In your bowl and using an electric mixer, beat the cream until soft peaks form. Add in icing sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
  3. Top your cheesecake with whipped cream and garnish with chocolate and hazelnuts.

Source Recipe: Nutella Cheesecake Cupcakes by Cooking Classy

Note:

* Preferably single-stuffed Oreos. 

**For best results, use full-fat cream cheese.

These cupcakes are absolute perfection! I can’t wait to make another batch again soon!

I hope my friends at Fiesta Friday #111 will enjoy these. And I hope Angie, Naina and Chef Julianna would love these, too. Happy Fiesta Friday!

Wishing you a weekend full of smiles! 😀

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Chocolate Orange Cupcakes for the 2nd Blogiversary

This post was ready two days ago. I have to put it on schedule to make sure that I make it to FF #65 and to post it on the blog’s 2nd birthday (23rd April). I got a message if I can be one of the co-hosts today and it was less than 30 minutes before this post goes live. I immediately grabbed the iPad and edited the post. I didn’t know that it didn’t work. I went crazy when I saw notifications – Oh my! Good thing, I figured out what to do. 😀
I was so excited when Angie told me that I will be co-hosting with Effie @ Food Daydreaming. Effie has been with me since the first months of my blog. And now, I’m on my two years of blogging. What’s better way to do it than to do it with all of you and me as a co-host with one of the first blogging buddies I have. Now, people, join us. Click the bagde below to join Fiesta Friday #65. See you at the party. 😉

I kept reminding myself that my blog’s 2nd birthday is coming. I haven’t decided what to make to celebrate until two weeks ago. All the ingredients were ready. I was not.I slept for a total of 3 hours last Thursday… or let’s say Friday morning. I spent almost 5 hours in the kitchen Thursday night and slept very late due to a friend coming over. I thought that after I spent Friday lying down, I will be back to my normal hyper self on the next day and be able to bake for my blog’s 2nd birthday.

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I was planning to make a cake with fondant icing, but I plan to make it on some other day. I made up my mind and made Marble Cupcakes. Oh, did I say Marble Cupcakes?? The cupcakes did not listen to me and made themselves Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Surprise. If you are imagining vanilla cupcakes with a chocolate ball inside, then you are right. 😀 I used my two-tone piping bag so I would have vanilla and chocolate frosting, but even the frosting looks so unappealing. 😦
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For the second batch of baking, I made banana crumb cake. Just by looking at the recipe, I felt that its too sweet for me. Still, I did not adjust anything. It came out too sweet and too much topping – its not my type of crumb cake. 😥 There’s nothing wrong with the recipe, I must say. I just did not follow my instincts to adjust it according to my taste.For the third batch of baking, the friend who came over requested for this Brazo de Mercedes, but I overcooked the filling. It’s still taste good, though.Lesson learned? Don’t force yourself to bake when your body wants to rest. I’ve told that to myself multiple times – Baking while exhausted will not bring you good results – well, at least for me. But maybe after the incident last weekend, I will keep that in mind. Hmm, we’ll see… 😀 I was very upset that I told my friend I can’t post the supposed to be Marble Cupcakes today. She told me we’ll make a new one. But time is not my friend these days. My savior? The cupcakes I baked over a week ago.
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Chocolate Orange is really a favorite of mine. When I saw Terry’s Chocolate Orange, I closed my eyes (its too expensive) and took one. I ate half of it and used the other half to top of these cupcakes.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

  • Servings: 24 cupcakes
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Ingredients:
For the cupcakes:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee

For the Orange Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • zest of one large orange
  • 3 tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 lb powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions:

For the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners; set aside.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt) and sift them into a large bowl of an electric mixer or just a regular bowl.
  3. In another bowl, combine the wet ingredients (buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla).
  4. Using a handheld mixer, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients just until well combined making sure to scrape the bottom and sides with a rubber spatula.
  5. Distribute the batter into your muffin pan using a large ice cream scoop or a spoon, filling each 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes and remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.

For the Orange Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a bowl, cream together cream cheese, orange zest, shortening and butter until combined.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar until desired consistency. Add vanilla and a bit of orange food coloring if desired. Mix to combine.

Notes:

  • To substitute buttermilk, add 1 tbsp of lemon to 1 cup of milk and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. After that, you have a good buttermilk substitute.
Source Recipe: My Baking Addiction
I hope you enjoy these cupcakes. For those who are not into Chocolate Orange (Um, hello, Mellisa!), there are chocolate cupcakes at the back so don’t worry. 😉 And for those who aren’t into cupcakes… well, I have Oranges for you as well. 😛
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Speculoos Cheesecake Cupcakes

That feeling when others are enjoying their food and you can’t…

That feeling when others are talking about on how delicious their cheesecake is and you can’t relate…

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When the doctor told me that I have a migraine, she advised me to avoid chocolates (that for sure, would not happen), coffee and cheese (ouch). I did not avoid the three. Of course! 😀

Later on, I discovered that cheddar cheese gives me an instant migraine. And there’s cream cheese which is far worse than the cheddar cheese. So after an instant migraine due to the cream cheese, I did not again bother to take anything with cream cheese… such as cheesecake… which is very depressing because cheesecake is one the most tempting cakes that I was not able to enjoy. #heartbroken

I forbid myself not to eat cheesecake. I thought I will not eat cheesecake… not in a million years. And I thought you would not crave so bad for something you don’t usually eat.

My colleague and her daughter love cheesecake so badly that they always tell me to make cheesecake. I told them I can’t make one and I will never ever make one. They were telling me the same thing almost everyday that I wanted to ‘ssshhh’ them every time.

Bang! The craving started.

thenotsocreativecook-SpeculoosCheesecakeCupcakes3I managed to buy myself Chocolate Cake Cheesecake (sorry, migraine, I had to do it) and I was floating… like cupid shot me and the cheesecake.

And you know what happened… I baked something with cream cheese.

I brought some for my colleague and the 11-year-old daughter said ‘CHEESECAKE’ with the smile from ear to ear. 😀

Speculoos Cheesecake Cupcakes

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

For the crust:

  • 12 Lotus caramelized biscuits cookies, crushed
  • 2 tbsp butter, unsalted and softened

For the cheesecake filling: 

  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup cookie butter spread
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour

For the topping:

  • Cookie butter
  • Lotus caramelized biscuits cookies, crushed or chopped

Instructions:

For the crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Prepare a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, add crushed biscuit and butter. Mix until well combined.
  3. Take a spoonful of the mixture and divide them, pressing onto the bottom of the lined muffin pan.  (This can be done with the bottom of a glass or measuring cup) Set aside.

For the cheesecake filling: 

  1. In a bowl, add in cream cheese and sugar. Beat until smooth.
  2. Add in eggs, mixing after each addition.
  3. Add half of the cookie butter and mix again.
  4. Add in flour and mix until well combined.
  5. Divide this mixture and pour over the crust.
  6. Add the remaining half of the cookie butter to the top cheesecake batter.
  7. Tap the pan few times to smooth the top.

Baking the cheesecake: 

  1. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until set.
  2. Remove from the oven and leave in the pan for 5 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack to continue cooling.
  3. Microwave cookie butter for 30 seconds to 1 minute on low just to loosen up a bit.
  4. Drizzle the ‘melted’ cookie butter over the cooled cupcakes and top with crushed biscuits.

Recipe from A Globetrotter’s Fare

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These cupcakes are very rich and so delicious – you can’t get enough of them. I promise. I can’t even remember if migraine paid me a visit that time.

I hope you make a batch and tell me what you think. 😉

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Sharing these cupcakes to my dear friends at Fiesta Friday, Super Saturdays, Sweet and Savoury Sundays…

Thank you, hosts, co-hosts and party goers.

Introducing ‘new’ bloggers #17

It’s Monday again… and you know why I am here – to bring you another set of ‘new’ bloggers. ❤

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Dash Dot Drizzle – Chloe is such a cute and amazing girl. I just love how we share the same obsession with YouTube, with movies and of course – in baking. “Bake. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.” (Haha! Good one, Chloe!) I just love the way she smiles and I love her blog, too. These Red Velvet Cupcakes make me want to bake some again – these are just too beautiful with the Italian Meringue frosting.

Domestic Gothess – I just met Hanna at Fiesta Friday (Again, thanks to Angie!) and I fell in love with her Halloween Two-Tone Rose Red Velvet Cupcakes. Hannah was exposed to the kitchen at an early age and she loved baking since then. “I was given free run of the kitchen to make what I liked…so of course everything was dyed bright colours, filled with marshmallows and covered in sprinkles and glitter…” If you have not met Hannah, let us join her while she uncovers some more yummy recipes.

Fanny, The Foodie – Fanny’s favorite foods are hummus, baked pumpkin and anything with eggplant. (Eggplant? Me, too!) “I haven’t got much else to say, I just love food and eating so much that I wanted to write about my thoughts and creations in my very own blog.” I am glad that Fanny found me, so that led me to her and this Not-So-Ordinary Spaghetti. Well, you have to check out the link why. I just love it.

The Barefoot Baker – “Cooking for friends and family and spending time around the dinner table is one of those great pleasures in life that my lovely mummy has taught me all about.” Tash is called The Barefoot Baker, and I think I don’t have to explain why. Like Tash, I often go around the kitchen (and anywhere at home) without any slippers – it’s fun! 😀 So while Tash is spending her time in the kitchen, let’s us enjoy these Raspberry and White Chocolate Shortbread Sandwich. I hope she doesn’t mind. 😀

My Little Moorish Cooking – As I always say, I admire people who has healthy lifestyles. Charlotte is one of the new people I admire – I just met her few days back and she has so many appetizing recipes that would suit your healthy needs: “This blog is dedicated to allergic, intolerant people, their families and friends but, also, anyone curious to learn new ways of cooking.” And this Peanut and Coconut Curry Chicken got me so excited about trying a new curry recipe.

As always, thank you for your support. I hope you check these blogs out and show them some love. 😀

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Introducing ‘new’ Bloggers #12

Hello, dear friends! Glad to be back again to introduce another set of bloggers:

sayhelloImagine a Cake  – My first blogger is named Val. (Oh, your name is not Val? And you would not tell us from which place are you from?) Hmm, a mysterious blogger? Okay, that’s fine with me… And that would be fine for others, too. Val loves baking and I love how funny she is. She already made me smile while reading these stuffs about her  – just check them out. Also, check these Ultimate Nutella Oreo Muffins Val had shared. I am not a huge fan of Oreos, but these muffins are just too good to pass.

The Pastry Bites – For some others, they are into Italian, Asian or Chinese dishes… mostly. The Pastry Bites’ goal is to slowly introduce Mediterranean dishes to us. And it got me interested. I admit that I don’t know much about Greek dishes or Mediterranean and her blog might help me and others to know more about it.  And this Chocolate Baklava sounds really interesting as I’ve never heard of baklava with chocolate. Looks fantastic, yes?

Jessi’s Kitchen – Jessi was recently diagnosed with a form of autoimmune disorder and is learning new styles of cooking to accommodate the said diagnosis. I admire people who would be willing to leave all those naughty foods for their health… because there are people that they don’t seem to care about their health. I think you’d agree with me. Going back to Jessi, I just can’t stop staring at this Avocado, Lime and Coconut Smoothie – not only it looks and sounds really good and healthy, but these words really are something: “I’ve talked to my husband a lot about wanting food to be enjoyed and not just something we check off the list. I don’t want it to be another added stressor in our life.”

Nutmeg and Whiskey – No, I don’t do Whiskey. I don’t drink. I am talking about these two lovely bloggers. Nutmeg and Whiskey are siblings (are these your real name?) And I already loved them as I found them cute and funny. I just can’t quote some of the funny lines; maybe I’d end up copying everything from their blog. 😀 Want a sample? Just check this post about the dessert ‘Serradura’. I just love them both.

I know… I know they are only four bloggers; I am missing one more. It is because my dear friends, it’s already past midnight and my eyes are closing now. I will make it up next week. 🙂

I hope you find time to visit these blogs. In case you have missed the previous bloggers, you can still check them out here.

As always, thanks for being so supportive. ❤

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Introducing ‘new’ Bloggers #11

Glad to be back with these new set of bloggers:

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CAPRISSERIE… and more ­- Caprice loves French baked goods, but I understood that she loves France in general especially the bakeries called Pâtisserie or boulangeri… so she made the blog with the combination of her name and her love for Pâtisserie. How cool is that? 😀 She also loves travelling, coffee, tea, sports and music. She also experienced living in Budapest without the kitchen gadgets, but that didn’t stop her from baking. I should tell you that she has also a talent in photography as her food photos are so enticing. One of my favorites? Brownie Sandwiches with Strawberries and Mascarpone. Wow! And who could resist this New York Cheesecake?

A Diet for Life – “Healthy food and healthy living is my passion and my ultimate goal is to help others achieve the happy and healthy life that so many desire.” Sammie Lyne is studying Bachelor of Health and Nutrition. She is very supportive to anyone who wants to change their eating habits and ready to share her knowledge with regards to healthy life. Her blog just started, but already posted healthy recipes like these Mesquite and Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies. (Follow Sammie on Instagram)

Food, Passion and Love – “…more than that a passionate foodie who strongly believes that good food, prepared with lots of love and passion and of course the perfect blend of ingredients, can bring a lot of love in the family, specially at the meeting point of the family-The Dining Table.” The dining table is indeed the meeting point of the family. Shannu just started her blog in March 2014. I could see (feel) how passionate she is when by the write ups she has behind all those gorgeous recipes. And I am craving for a beef something now, so my I had my eyes widened when I saw this Beef Chili. Yum! (Like Food, Passion and Love on Facebook)

Goodness Gracious Kitchen – “Food has the power to brighten your day, heal our bodies, transform us to somewhere else in this world and create friendship.” I so love this line. Grace was taught be her Mom to eat right from the start. On her blog, she started her blog to share her passion for wholefoods, not meaning to put a label in anything. Most of her recipes are plant-based, gluten, sugar and dairy-free. Want healthy pancakes? Why not try these Pancakes and the best ever chocolate sauce? And did I say I say that they are healthy? Yes, I did. (Follow Grace on Instagram)

NOISETTE – “This blog is my happy place where I can write about and share my biggest and most loved hobby: food. Cooking it, eating it and pressuring my friends into eating my creations too.” Another healthy blog to check out. Holly loves veggies and she just can’t get enough of them. She also loves to collect cookbooks. One of Holly’s recipe that caught my attention are these Banana Cheesecake Brownies. Well, I have heard of Cheesecake Brownies, but not with bananas. And these really sound good to me. (Follow Holly on Instagram)

I hope you find time to visit these new set of bloggers and show them some love. ❤

If you have new bloggers that you want me to include here, please pay me a visit on my email. 😉

PS: I know I am slower than a snail in responding to your comments, please bear with me. Things have been so crazy, crazy busy. Missing mingling with everyone.

I hope you all have a safe and fab week.

xx Jhuls

 

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Introducing ‘new’ bloggers #7

So you know that even if I am having a busy (and exhausting) week, I will never forget this series…

sayhello{ lick + spoon } – From Ella’s words: “I’m more of a baker than a cook. My favourite recipes are simple, but delicious, particularly teatime treats such as sponge cakes, plain biscuits and bars. Savoury stuff isn’t my forte, but I’m working on it.” She shares so many amazing recipes like these Skinny Peanut Butter Brownies. Other than the amazing recipes she shares, well, the title of the blog {lick + spoon} says it all. 😀

Fancy That – Jasmine’s passion are food and creative arts. (I envy you for the creative arts, Jasmine.) In her words: “Food is defiantly something that excites me and has been my passion for as long as I can remember. The only books I borrow from my library revolve around food and you will always find me with my head in a cook book discovering new recipes.” Also, she is a true country girl cooking with home-grown ingredients. How lovely is that?? I could imagine the smell of the meals Jasmine prepares just like this Twisted Herb Bread. Now, can you see how talented she is?

Eat Dirt Cake – “I am a cook by trade. I constantly take pictures of food. When people asked me about it, I would tell them it was for my blog. But really all I did was scroll through thousands of images on my computer in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep. I realized recently that that’s kind of weird.” …and that’s Eliza. (No, Eliza, it’s not weird. I do the same thing.) And as a coffee lover, I’d love to try this Espresso Semifreddo some other time. But, what to do with the egg whites? Uh, don’t tell me meringues! I gave up on them. And I could half the recipe, yes?

Inspired Epicurean – I assumed that this lovely lady started her blog just recently. These Dry and Jeera Cookies being her first post, look so good for a tea time. I think the person behind this blog is a fun-loving person. (Btw, what shall we call you?) From her own words, “Growing up in an Indian household, you are bound to remember the early morning and late night discussions on planning a meal! The delicious sound and inviting aroma from the kitchen intoxicate you! “Whats for breakfast?” “Whats for lunch?” “Whats for snacks?” “Whats for dinner?” is a topic of utmost importance!” …and these are just some of the topics I’d also love to discuss. 😛

Petite Pâtissière – Meet May Ling – “…I decided to follow my dreams and pursue my passion in patisserie and chocolates – and this is how Petite Pâtissière was born.” I can see from her blog how she loves chocolate. She even tried making Moulded Chocolates at home. At first, I thought it was difficult to make beautiful moulded chocolates at home until I saw this. (I better buy my chocolate moulder. What do you think?)

I hope you take time to visit these blogs… and thank you for the support.

If you have any new blogs for me to include here, please leave me a message here.

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Introducing ‘new’ bloggers #5

This post will not be long as I just want to bring you these ‘new’ wonderful blogs. I hope you get the time and chance to say hello…

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Sprinkle with Sage – Meet Rebecca! Her goal for blogging is to help beginners and hoping we will learn from her and she will also learn from other bloggers. Not only she shares delicious recipes, but also I find joy in her stories. Going back to the recipes, I really love this Frozen Hot Chocolate. It is so good for hot weather like today. (Rebecca, I also love the colors of your nails here.)

A Bite of Becky – Becky doesn’t like the term ‘guilt-free’. In her own words, ‘…it’s up to each person to decide how their body is fueled and what “healthy” means to them.’ Becky also started blogging to document her kitchen adventures. And who would dare to resist these delicious Challah and Soft Pretzels??

Close Encounter of the Cooking Kind – Alice loves travelling, photography and of course, she loves to cook and bake… and she likes Candy Crush Saga. 😀 I did love it, too. These Lime Pistachio Muffins  is just one of the amazing recipes you can find in her blog.

The Busy Spatula – It is undeniable that Giselle has gorgeous photos and amazing blog. Knowing that I don’t have good relationship with the yeast beast, I am amazed by these Pretzel Hotdogs. Check out the rest by visiting her blog.

Juliet’s Sweets – Like me, Juliet started baking when she was younger. It’s so fun to bake when you were a child and I am sure that she enjoyed it. She already made countless batches of yummy treats and these Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Espresso Frosting are just some of them.

I hope you visit these blogs and make them feel loved and welcomed. 🙂

Thank you for reading and wishing everyone a fabulous week!

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