Autumn Spiced Butternut »Pumpkin« Tart

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It’s autumn – leaves are falling (ok, I’m late with this post, in Berlin they’ve already fallen by now) and the shelves are full of seasonal veggies. In Germany, we don’t really distinguish between a squash and a pumpkin (no idea, why), so for my German readers, a butternut tart will definitely be just another pumpkin tart. For all the rest: Even though I’ve used butternut squash, this still tastes similiar to a ‘normal’ pumpkin bake. Continue reading

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My 2nd vegan birthday: Still lovin’ cakes!

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Browsing through my drafts, I noticed that I haven’t shared my birthday pictures on the blog yet – so here you are!

After my first vegan birthday last year, I celebrated my second vegan birthday (and my 26th ‘real’ birthday) at home again. After a wonderful house party in Berlin, where I was so busy chatting, mingling and having fun that I didn’t even take pictures (I thought that’s impossible!), I went back home to my parents’ and had some friends and family over for cake and dinner. See below what I cooked and baked…

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Basic Cupcake Topping: vegan “Buttercream” & my favourite flavours

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This is just a short, basic recipe for a delicious cupcake topping [or frosting or icing – whatever it’s called… ; ) If someone knows what the correct name or the difference between these terms is, please let me know!]. Simple, sweet, quick and easy!

I also share my favourite flavour and colouring options with you below.

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‘Christstollen’ – traditional German Christmas cake

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‘Last Christmas’ is being played on the radio, putting up Christmas decoration, panicking about presents, drinking mould wine at Christmas markets and eating loads of food – that must be Christmas time! A traditional German Christmas cake full of wintery flavours is Christstollen, a yeast cake filled with raisins, ground almond, candied orange and lemon peel. Here, you’ll find the vegan version which only differs from the original in the use of margarine instead of butter. Total preparation time is a bit longer than for usual cakes, cause the dough needs a bit of time to sit and rest between the steps. So choose a calm evening or weekend afternoon, grab a glass children fruit punch and enjoy the process of producing this fragrant and yummy Christmas delicacy…

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Quadruple C – Coco Cinnamon Carrot Cake

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Quadruple C – what a name! Sorry, but I just love creating silly names for new recipes, and this is kind of a continuance of my ‘Triple C – Chocolate Cranberry Cake’. I’ve baked the Triple C for an x amount of times and I’m still lovin’ it, but to not get completely fed up with it, I felt the urge to create a new cake recipe and – really uncommon for me – without cocoa or chocolate. Well, this is the result, and for a cake without chocolate, I think it’s very delicious, almost a bit healthy and the spices get you in the mood for the colder time of year.

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