Easy Chocolate Souffle

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Chocolate soufflé – the one dessert I always wanted to try out, but heard so many times how hard it is to bake it. I didn’t want to fail and end up spending one hour to clean the oven :D. Well, I made the notorious chocolate soufflé for the third time yesterday. I’m definitely not a soufflé professional, but now I have a simple recipe. Yes, I failed once, when I was trying to get the perfect amount of ingredients for two or a small group of friends 😀 But now, I have a simple recipe, inspired by the one on this page (and probably many other recipes I found while searching for the easiest one:)). My version is for 2-3 people (or just for one, depending on how hungry you are:)). And it’s really simple, no special ingredients, the hardest part is separating egg whites and yolks :). All you need is:

 2 eggs
75g of dark chocolate
50g of butter
50g of caster sugar
40g of flour

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Guest post: Baking with Barbara and Klemen

The last guest post of this week is a bit different. Barbara and Klemen have been talking so long about making videos! So when they offered to do a guest post and shoot a video, I was really happy. Check out their recipe for tiramisu here! Thank you Barbara and Klemen 🙂

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Sweet Nutella Bites

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I’ve just come home from my grandma’s place and I have to share one of her favourite recipes with you. And well, also one of my favourite recipes :). It’s simple, sweet and delicious. You can’t miss with Nutella, right :)? I’m already drooling here so I think it’s the best to share the recipe and I’ll go to the kitchen and eat a piece of this yummy cake! And if you want to bake something sweet this weekend – this is something you should try :).

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Festive Sacher Cake


Not the most traditional cake for holiday season, but you can never miss with sacher cake. Especially if you want to feed me :D. And it always reminds me of Vienna, a beautiful town I visited a few times in winter time. I’ sure you know where it is :). So yeah, this was supposed to be a recipe for a usual sacher cake, but then I accidentally spilled too much rum in the mixture and I decided to go with the flow and added a bit more rum than usual in the filling. Jack Sparow would love this cake. And my friends also liked it so it was gone in one day. I need to make a new one soon.

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Sweet New Start

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Joie de Vivre and Cupcakes has taken a creative break and now the blog is back, filled with energy and creativity. I think we all need it from time to time and now I have a more clear idea of what I want to do with my blog. And in case you missed, a new look too. What do you think about it? I wanted a cleaner, minimalistic look and it took me some time to find it.

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Chocolate Star Banana Vegan Muffins

I’ve been having this association with bananas lately …

Well, this post won’t be about this cute yellow beings (even though you have to see the movie! ;)) It will be about something most of us also adore. Food! 😀 To be more specific, muffins. I know it’s been a long time since I posted a recipe, but I have some more I want to share with you. Some are just waiting to repeat them so I can take photos of the final product before we eat it all. Well, I didn’t allow anyone to eat before I took photos of these. It’s actually an adaptation of my Banana Bread Recipe, but I think it works excellent with muffins. It has fruit in it so technically, they can be classified as breakfast

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Vegan Choco-nutty Squares

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Hello again after a short holiday break! Hope you had a great time filled with hugs:). My holidays were filled with love, sunshine, laughter and, of course, good food. No matter how busy you are, you always find time to meet with your friends and family and spend some lovely hours with them. Oh, and there are gifts.

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