Lemon Lime Cupcakes with buttercream frosting

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First of all: I am aware that these lemon lime cupcakes are hideous. I tried to make it better and then I just… made it worse. I’m learning to bake, I need a lot of some time! That being said, I think that lemon and lime is a great flavour for cupcakes. And for me experimenting this was quite nice, too.

I made these cupcakes for my boyfriends’ birthday. I was afraid we would end up eating everything if I made a large cake, which made me decide to do cupcakes instead. And then I made twelve cupcakes. Errm…

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One batter, four cake variations

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Helloo!

It’s a dreadful and rainy day today, which can only mean one thing: baking day! I felt like trying something new but was not entirely sure what, so I started thinking until I had some ideas. I decided to try all four ideas at once, and create four different cakes with only one base batter.

I’m at my parents’ place in the middle of nowhere so I can’t run to the store to get supplies if we don’t have what I need. Okay, to be fair it’s only 15 minutes by bike but that’s way too far when it’s raining! So I had to work with what we had. I found apples and cinnamon, instant coffee, dark chocolate and oranges, pecans and honey. Not too bad.

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Life update: it’s my birthday!

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Good morning, I think it’s time for another life update 😉

First of all: today is not my birthday. It was actually on 12/02, but I didn’t get to write about it until now! Even though I was alone on the day itself I had a really great birthday: we went out for dinner at an awesome wine bar (review will follow soon) and celebrated my birthday for family on Saturday in our apartment. My lovely friends came over on Sunday for some wine and cheese, too! Overall a great birthday weekend if you ask me.

The day started as it usually would: I went to the gym for a short morning work-out, and started planning my day after that. I had to finish one soup, prepare another, and bake two cakes! I prepared roasted tomato soup, a typical Dutch pea soup, a chocolate/vanilla cake and this lovely carrot cake. Took me nearly all day but the results were really nice 🙂

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The perfect carrot cake

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Hey there!

Today I share with you a recipe to one of my favourite things in the whole wide world: carrot cake. When it’s baked properly you’ll have the perfect combination of sweet cake with spices, topped with a delicious lemon cream cheese topping. Yummm!

Last Saturday I celebrated my birthday for family in our apartment in Breda. I baked this cake as well as a simple chocolate/vanilla cake, and asked my mum to bring an apple pie. The carrot cake was so popular, and I received so many compliments! Make this cake the star of your birthday too, with this great recipe.

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