Right now I’m sitting in my couch with a sleeping baby in one hand and an ice cold glass of iced matche latte in the other. If I turn my head 45º to my right and look out the window, all I see is rain, rain, rain. You guys, Danish summers are usually unpredictable, but what the heck is happening these days? Ugh, I’m so sick of the rain and wind!
During summers I usually drink plenty of iced drinks, and I don’t intend to stop this summer, no matter the current weather conditions!
I’m a huuuge fan of everything containing matcha. By the way, go take a look at this delicious raspberry pie with matcha vanilla custard, that I made a few summers ago. It’s SO delicious! So obviously the mistake of not having my iced matche latte recipe on my blog needed to be corrected, so today when I made it for myself I snapped a few photos and voila, here’s the recipe for you!
This drink is ice cold, fresh and super delish! You can decide whether you like it sweet or more “matcha intense”. If you’re a matcha newbie, I recommend you double the syrup. If you’re a hardcore matcha lover, just tone down the syrup and enjoy the raw taste of matcha.
For this iced drink I used almond milk, but you can certainly use any type of milk you like.
So how do you know for sure that a cake is extraordinary delicious? Could it be if you ate two slices while having your mother’s group over, one more slice once they left and then one more slice after dinner? I think so…
So before I start, let me just make sure that a “mother’s group” is also a concept outside of Denmark, so you all know what I’m talking about? Well, it’s a group of mothers (first-time mothers in my case) that all live close to each other, that meet up once a week with the babies, go on walks with the strollers, have coffee together, discuss the ups and downs of being a new mother. I love it! I really enjoy meeting someone who is also sleep-deprived, who is also constantly confused about what date and day of the week it is, and who has also gone God-knows-how-many days without makeup and decent clothes haha.
Yesterday it was my first time to host the group, so of course I had to bake a cake for the occasion. This cake has actually been on the blog before, but this time a gave it a new look. If you haven’t already guessed it, I’m referring to the delicious luxury chocolate cake with chocolate ganache. In the original recipe I had added a hint of Zacapa rum to the chocolate ganache (because I loooove rum with some good dark chocolate), but since we’re a group of breastfeeding mothers alcohol is a definite no-go, so instead I just used rum essence, which turned out pretty good as well.
The recipe (find it here) is intended for one large cake. However I divided the batter in two and baked two smaller cakes. One for my mother’s group and one for me and my boyfriend. Yes, that’s two cakes for me. Clever, right?
As a side note it’s worth mentioning that this cake is so easy to bake, that I managed to bake and decorate it with a colic baby in my arms. So if I can do it, you definitely can too!
And if there’s something I love more than Oreos, it would be Oreos used in cakes! I’ve made quite a few cake recipes with Oreos, for example cupcakes, milkshakes and of course also cheesecakes.
But here I used Oreos in a new way; in a chocolate pie.
This is a cake that I deeply truly love! For some reason I just haven’t really tried baking it yet (well that’s a lie – I made them once in a licorice version, but I’ve never made the original Sarah Bernhardt). I have no idea why I haven’t baked them before now, because they’re SO delicious! And they aren’t that hard to bake at all.
These Sarah Bernhardt cakes are made with loads of delicious marzipan, dark and intense chocolate, cream and a little bit of coffee. If you don’t like coffee in your cakes, then don’t worry! There’s absolutely no problem in leaving out the coffee.
Here’s a snack for all of us that are fans of semi-healthy sweets. These little bites are made of a velvety smooth inner consisting of dates, orange, coconut and cocoa. No added sugar and yet they taste oh so sweet and sinful. Continue reading →