2016-02-26

Twenty thousand!


Hello you lovely people!
Happy Friday! I am so happy it's Friday, I am going to sleeeeeep this weekend. What are you doing this weekend?



On to some great news (which you might have guessed by the title of this post), this blog reached 20,000 page views yesterday!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who reads this blog. Without you this would not have been as much fun, so thank you for reading, commenting and talking to me! You are all golden!


Now I know there's been a lot of cake on the blog recently, but naturally 20,000 page views called for a celebration of some kind. And if you know me you know that celebration means cake.

I made these vanilla cupcakes based on a recipe by Manuela Kjeilen of passionforbaking.com and then topped them with my favourite frosting (that you can find here).



These vanilla cupcakes are super nice and soft, very spongy and moist, and it's probably because of the heavy cream used in them. Usually you would use milk in a recipe like this, but Manuela's brilliant idea of adding heavy cream really paid off.



Another thing I want to quickly mention before sharing the recipe are these cupcake liners. They are from Dr Oetker and the amazing thing about them - They're edible!

Yeah, I kid you not, you can eat the cupcake liners! They're made of rice, corn and potato, and taste almost like nothing (a friend said it tasted like communion bread). And you don't have to peel it off you can just bite straight through your cupcake now! How amazing is that!

If you're in Sweden, you can find more info about them here. I'm sure other countries in Europe also have these cupcake liners by Dr Oetker. Have any of my American readers ever seen these? Or something similar?

I was really very fascinated by them, and they are such a nice pale pink colour. The only difference in baking is that you have to increase the baking time a couple of minutes. And then you have an entirely edible cupcake - liner and all.




Vanilla Cupcake

Recipe adapted from Manuela Kjeilen's baking show Baka med Manuela, episode 2


INGREDIENTS

  • 200 grams butter
  • 325 grams sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 400 grams flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 5 decilitre heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 175°C.
Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time.
Sift the flour and the baking powder in a bowl, and then add some of it to the egg mixture, alternating with the heavy cream. Begin and end with the flour. Add the vanilla.
Pour batter into cupcake liners placed in a cupcake tray.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes, a skewer inserted into the cupcake should come out clean.
Let cool completely before piping on the frosting and adding sprinkles.

For my favourite chocolate frosting, click here.




Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Much love,

18 comments:

  1. Congrats on the views! I bet there will be many more this year too. I'm all for lots of cake!! Sadly I'm trying to cut out sugar so I've have to live through your blog and all the amazing cakes you make Mona!
    I hope you have a good rest this weekend. I've not got any plans, hopefully making some granola and catching up on all the blog posts I've missed recently.
    Emma Xx

    www.emmaslookingglass.com

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    1. Thank you so much beautiful Emma! <3
      Oh I'm sorry. I've been thinking about cutting down on sugar as well, I just can't do it. But yeah, I'm willing to be here for you with my blog ;) haha
      Thank you, and you too. Have a lovely weekend!
      Much love

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  2. Congrats Mona, your blog is amazing so it's well deserved! I'm off to London Comic Con this weekend but I hope to catch up on some sleep too. These cupcakes look absolutely delish <3

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    1. Oh thank you so much lovely Andini! That means a lot coming from you, I love your blog.
      Oh I hope you have lots of fun! I'm going to pretend I was there too, through your lovely photos!
      Thank you!
      Much love

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  3. Congratulations on the 2O,OOO! :D
    I always love visiting your blog for the nice recipes, outfits, and beautiful photos of it all!<3

    VEGETARIAN COURTESYFACEBOOK

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    1. Thank you sweet Adi!! <3
      Aww, you're too kind!

      Much love

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  4. Many congratulations on 20,000 views! I completely agree that it's a cause for celebration, especially with those yummy cupcakes! I really like the idea of using heavy cream in them--I never would have thought to do that! As far as I know, we don't have edible cupcake liners in America, but I wish we did so I could just gobble everything up! Have a lovely weekend, dear Mona!

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    1. Thank you so much Devinne <3
      Yeah it was such a good idea, and I hadn't really thought of it either!

      You don't? That's so weird. I always imagine America having everything that exists everywhere else.
      Hope you have a lovely weekend too my dear.
      Much love

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  5. Congratulations on the 20,000 views, that's awesome! I'm really happy for you, you're right to celebrate :D these cupcakes look super yummy, and the edible cupcake liners are amazing, I'd never even thought about the idea of making them edible but that's actually such a good idea. We have this brand in France, so I'll see if they sell it!

    Julia xx

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    1. Thank you so much darling Julia! Aww, thanks! Yes celebration is my thing.
      Oh thank you! They really are amazing. So smart. I hope you'll find it in France!
      Much love

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  6. These look DELICIOUS! <3 http://britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much!! :D <3 <3
      Much love

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  7. Congrats on the views!!!! Those cupcakes look amazing!!! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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    1. Thank you so much Lauren-Blair! Aww, thanks, they were fun to bake.
      Much love

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  8. Congratulations my dear, that's awesome!! Many more to come :)) These cupcakes look perfect, yum!! xx

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    1. Thank you lovely Kizzy!! That's very sweet of you.
      Oh thanks!! <3
      Much love

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  9. Congratulations dear Mona!! That is fantastic! And I must say, lately, every time I come on your blog...I leave with an incredible craving for sweets! Haha. These cupcakes look AMAZING. And oh my goodness - edible liners? I don't believe I have heard of such a thing in the US. I'll have to see if I can find some, now!

    Congratulations, again! And I hope you had a super relaxing weekend! :)

    -Lindsey

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    1. Thank you darling Lindsey! I'm quite excited myself.
      Hahaha, I'm sorry about that. I wish there was a way for me to share my bakings with you.
      Thanks so much! Really, no edible liners in the US. That's weird, I imagine the US having everything that we have here.
      Thank you! You have a lovely week.
      Much love

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