Maybe you have already guessed from my previous post what this year’s Christmas recipes could be? Starbucks brought back four Christmas beverages this season and I wanted to create a cake recipe for each Red Cup flavor. To make it more fun and festive, I created a cake ball recipe so you can eat and enjoy your favorite Starbucks flavor with your coffee at home.
The idea for a Spiced Mocha Latte came to me as I was reading that Nespresso is hosting a contest. Last week the ingredient of choice was chocolate, along coffee and milk. Instead of a regular mocha, I wanted to created an aromatic, spice-infused version that will warm you up from the inside. My spices of choice were cardamon, cloves and cinnamon, making my home smell like Christmas! In my opionion it’s never too early for that ;)
My new favorite drink at Starbucks is the Vanilla Spice Latte. Usually I find Starbucks’ signature drinks overly sweet but with the Vanilla Spice Latte I was pleasantly surprised. The spices-infused syrup adds a nice contrast to the sweetness of the vanilla. It is a tasty treat on a cold winter day and the spices will warm you up from the inside.
I hope you are spending a lovely day with your families and friends!
I made my very first gingerbread house! I wanted to do one for so long and this year I finally made one. I would love to tell that it was super easy to make it, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. It took me hours, endless batches of icing and I was on the verge of throwing everything away when my house collapsed for the fifth time. But then my boyfriend saved the day as he realized that I built it wrong! Please don’t ask how it possible to build a gingerbread house wrong, but I managed to do just that… All in all it was quite messy but I’m proud of my little house!
Sorry for being so late with this post! The Christmas madness has caught up on me..
Are you ready for silky, smooth chocolate mousse with chestnut purée, topped with a homemade marrons glacés brittle? This recipe is super easy and quick to make. It is great if you need a last minute dessert for your Christmas party. I would recommend filling the mousse in small cups, as it is quite rich and filling. My mom had these beautiful vintage cups that I’ve used.