Easter Holiday Recap

After I took some time off - call it digital detox - I'm now back with new ideas in mind. Today's post is an appreciation of the very lovely time I spent in Carinthia amongst my family and (long lost) friends. Though I sometimes find it hard to cope with all the colliding appointments, I enjoy seeing my loved ones and try to spend as much time as possible meeting them - I get enough me-time back in Vienna anyway. So, here's a little holiday throwback to show you how I spent the days around Easter. My highlights were definitely family gatherings, the precious time I got to enjoy with my beloved little brother (I'm melting away whenever I'm somewhere near him!), amazing food (too much, though) and my emotional singing gig at a christening that left people teary. Enjoy my recap full of food pics, the four-year-old angel face and some of the gorgeous presents I received. Oh precious time! How have your holidays been? Are you such a foodie like me?

Love, Julie.


Mini Cupcakes {Chocolate Sponge & White Chocolate Frosting}

These mini cupcakes were absolutely darling - both, to look at and to enjoy their delicious chocolaty taste. I don't wanna spare you the recipe. As always, it is super easy and the result is oh so yummy! Enjoy.

Love, Julie.

Cream cheese icing

60g white chocolate
60g butter
115g cream cheese
150g icing sugar
½ tablespoon of  vanilla extract

 1.) Melt the white chocolate, after that whisk the butter until smooth (in a separate bowl).
 2.) Add the cream cheese and the melted chocolate to the butter, mix until all the ingredients are combined.
 3.)  Lastly, whisk the vanilla extract and the sieved icing sugar into the mixture.
 4.)  Until serving, let the icing rest in the refrigerator.

 Chocolate sponge

80 g unsalted butter, softened
85g granulated sugar
2 eggs
145g plain white flour
1 tsp. vanilla sugar
2/3 tsp. backing powder
2 tsp. cacao powder

1.) Preheat oven at 170°C and prepare baking tray. 
2.) Whisk the butter with a hand mixer, add the sugar, vanilla sugar and the eggs to it and mix until smooth.
3.) In the next step, add all the dry ingredients into the bowl, mix for three more minutes.
4.) Fill the dough in the arranged muffin trays and bake them for 10 minutes at 170°.