A chocolatey Valentine’s day collab |Glücksgeist

Angela from LifeofAngela asked me on Instagram if I wanted to join her Valentine’s day baking and of course I had to say yes. Personally I don’t celebrate Valentine’s day, but who doesn’t love to eat some baked goods especially if it’s chocolate.

We both have Rosanna Pansino’s cookbook so we really wanted to use a recipe from it. Angela went for the chocolate cupcakes and I had to follow because chocolate is my favourite. I am really excited to see what Angela made out of this recipe.

I thought a little bit on how I should decorate my muffins, but my family and I actually aren’t the biggest fan of icing believe it or not. Mainly because my icing never turns out that good so I thought as I am baking for the day of love I actually treat my family, so I didn’t go for icing in the end. Instead I used these super cute muffin cases. My sister got them for me a few days ago, she’s just so cute.

The are in this lovely pink with hearts on them, so perfect for Valentine’s day. They also turn a boring brown muffin into a little piece of art, so I was really happy with them.

My family absolutely loved these and they were gone in a day. I think there’s no better present than something baked because it shows the effort you put into it.

Don’t forget to check out Angela’s cupcakes! Thank you so much Angela for doing this with me, I had so much fun!

Love, x

Vegan Carrot cake | Glücksgeist

I love to bake. To me it’s one of the best things you can do. I also love to try out new recipes and I don’t know why but I’ve been on a little vegan baking trip lately. I love to share new recipes with you, so let’s start with the carrot cake.

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You will need:

  • 200 grams of flour
  • 180 grams of brown sugar
  • 8 grams vanilla sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (if you don’t like cinnamon leave it out)
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 75 grams shredded carrots
  • 200 grams plant based yoghurt (I cheated and used regular yoghurt)
  • 100 ml coconut oil

Add all the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix until well combined. Then add all your wet ingredients to a second bowl and mix until well combined. Add the wet mixture into the dry and mix until well combined.

Bake the cake for 40 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. You can add shredded carrots on top of the cake if you want, or any decorations of your choice. I went for powdered sugar.

Do you like Carrot Cake? Let me know in the comments below and let me know if you bake vegan.

Love, x

Easy and quick Gift idea | Glücksgeist

Christmas was just around the corner, but there are still more things to celebrate like birthdays. You can’t run out of gift ideas, so I thought I share a simple but super nice one with you today. I made this for my friend for Christmas and she absolutely loved it.

All you need for this is a jar of your choice and a recipe, I went for a cake recipe. As I said it’s super simple. You break your recipe apart and add all the dry ingredients into your mason jar. Then you add a little note with what the person has to add and how long they have to bake the cake or whatever you go for. How amazing and simple is this gift idea?

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I absolutely love it! If you don’t know what recipe you should go for I have a little one for you prepared.

What you have to add to the jar:

  • 180 grams of flour
  • 80 grams of cocoa powder
  • 1 and a half tsp baking soda (German: Natron)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 270 grams of sugar
  • 140 grams of brown sugar
  • 2 packages of vanilla sugar

What the person has to add to it to get a delicious cake:

  • 4 eggs
  • 80 ml water
  • 240 grams of sour cream
  • 60 ml vegetable oil

Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Then take a separate bowl and add the wet ingredients to it. Mix until well combine. Add the wet mixture into the dry and mix until well combined. Bake the cake or the 24 muffins at 160 degrees Celsius for 35 to 40 minutes (muffins: 18-20 minutes).

How amazing is this present? I absolutely love it. As always let me know what you think of it in the comments below.

Love, x

Almost vegan gingerbread men| Glücksgeist 

I saw Niomi Smart baking some gingerbread men in her first vlogmas video. Niomi lives on a plant based diet so everything she makes is vegan. I personally don’t live vegan but I really loved the sound of her recipe so I gave it ago with a few little changes.

You will need:

  • 264 grams of flour
  • half a tsp of bicarbonate of soda (German: Natron)
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon (!) of grounded ginger
  • 52 grams of melted coconut oil (Dm – 3.45 Euro)
  • 56 grams of almond milk
  • 70/80 grams of maple syrup (I used honey)
  • 1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses (German: Zuckerrübensirup)
  • 96 grams of brown sugar

As you can see I converted everything into Grams because I don’t use Cups (would be way easier though). If you’re looking for the Cup measuring check out Niomi’s post.

Start with mixing all your dry ingredients in a bowl. Flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and grounded ginger.

Melt your coconut oil. In a second bowl combine all your wet ingredients. Almond Milk, Maple Syrup, Black Molasses, Brown Sugar and your coconut oil. Mix together until well combine. Then add your wet mixture to your dry mixture and combine carefully.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for about one hour. Roll out your dough and cut out your shapes. Bake your gingerbread men for 12 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.

I had so much fun making these. I absolutely love this recipe. It’s also really nice to try out new recipes. I never baked Vegan before (I know Honey isn’t vegan ;)) so it was really nice to do that for the first time. I have so many amazing photos of my little gingerbread men so choosing only a few was too hard.

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I hoped you enjoyed this post. As always let me know what you think of it in the comments below. Have you ever baked vegan before?

Love, x

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