Sunday, 1 September 2013

Sweet treats

Making sweet foods makes me feel good. Sharing and eating them is quite nice too!

Here are a few sweet things that have been produced in our kitchen lately.

Fluffy White Cupcakes 

Cupcakes put a smile on everyone's face, don't they? I'm usually a Vegan Cupcake Takes Over the World girl, but I also love these vanilla cupcakes from Vegan Lunch Box. The coconut extract really adds something special to these.

Lemon Olive Oil Cake

I had a few lemons to use up so I decided to make this cake from Chef Chloe. I wanted to take a photo of this cake sliced up, perhaps with a bit of icing sugar sprinkled on. But the cake disappeared too fast. That's how good it was. I haven't baked with olive oil much before, but it was just divine in this cake. 

Mexican Wedding Cookies

These are delicate, melt in your mouth cookies from The Joy of Vegan BakingThey make perfect gifts. The recipe is also here online. I used a combination of pecans and walnuts. 

Crepes with lemon and sugar

Growing up, we were not a pancake household. We were a crepe household. We ate them with lemon and sugar or cocoa and sugar. This time I tried the crepe recipe from Veganomicon. They contain that magical chickpea flour. These are definitely the best vegan crepes I've made - thin and delicious!

Strawberry Mousse

This recipe from Vegie Head is simple and very creamy. It is made with fresh strawberries, dates, avocado, chia seeds and coconut cream. Lexie, now 9 months old, enjoyed it too!

Chocolate Date Balls

These chocolate date balls from Veggieful are a yummy and healthy quick treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Lemon Macadamia Bars 

These bars are based on this recipe from Cupcake Kitteh. They are so delicious and easy to make - no need to buy expensive raw bars! 

What are your favourite sweet treats at the moment?


  1. What a great selection! I am particularly impressed with the crepes - they look so authentic. Lemon and macadamia sound like a great pair too.

    1. Thanks Kari! Yes the crepes are really worth making, as are the bars :)

  2. So many lovely sweet treats! I like the look of the lemon cake and I'm a fan of Chloe so I will try it. And I'm glad you tried out the lemon macadamia bars :)

    1. Thanks Mandee! The lemon olive oil cake is amazing, hope you enjoy it! And thanks for the recipe for the bars :)

  3. Yum, I am such a sucker for sweet treats! Your crepes look incredible.

    1. Thanks Cindy! Yeah they turned out pretty well, were quite thin and I only ripped one :)

  4. Your crepes look fantastic! Thanks for reminding me about this recipe, I'm sure I have made this before but it was such a long time ago - must make them again soon. Lemon and sugar is my favourite topping too!

  5. Thanks Mel! It's great rediscovering recipes isn't it :)