Mini Nutella Chocolate Cakes 


What’s better than a little chocolate cake? How about one with a Nutella buttercream filling and a big chocolate covered strawberry on top?

When I first started making these, I was planning on making cupcakes. But one of the cupcakes ripped in half when I was taking them out of the tin. Enter Nutella buttercream to save the day. In the end, I think it all worked out for the best.

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For the cupcakes:

  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup + 6 Tbsp of Flour
  • 6 Tbsp of Cocoa
  • 3/4 Tsp of Baking Powder
  • 3/4 Tsp of Baking Soda
  • 1// Tsp of Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup of Milk
  • 1/4 Cup of Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup of Boiling Water

Preheat oven to 350. In a stand mixer combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda & salt. Add egg, milk, oil & vanilla. Beat together for 1 minute until everything is thoroughly mixed. Slowly stir in the boiling water. Pour in a greased nonstick cupcake/muffin pan & bake for 18-22 minutes. Let cool completely in pan before trying to remove them.

For the frosting:

  • 1/2 Cup of Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup of Powdered (Icing) Sugar
  • 6 Tbsp of Nutella
  • 1-2 Tbsp of Milk/Cream
  • 1 Tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt

Beat butter in a stand mixer until smooth. Slowly add in powdered sugar. Once combined add in Nutella and milk/cream to achieve desired consistency. Lastly, mix in vanilla & salt. Put into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.

Assembly:

Cut a cupcake in half. Fill middle with Nutella frosting & put the top back on. Sift a little powdered sugar over the top to make it pretty 😊 then put a little blob of frosting on the top to attach the chocolate covered strawberry. I’m not going to put a recipe up for how to make chocolate covered strawberries, because really? You cover strawberries in chocolate 😳

Who wants one?

xoxo💋

love, dee

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Mini Lush Haul

Hi lovelies! I went a little crazy during a recent Lush visit & wanted to share with you. There was so much pink and its smelled so good, that I just couldn’t help myself…

Milky Bath | Bubble Bar

Made with cocoa butter, skimmed milk & olive oil, it’s supposed to be soothing & softening. It even has a little sparkly cocoa butter bottle top to it for extra softness. This one has a very light orange scent to it.

Rose Jam | Bubbleroon

Smells like sweet strawberry jam with a hint of rose, it’s beyond delicious! It contains white coconut oil and shea butter to soften & condition along with rose oil & lemon oil to balance, uplift and refresh. This one is great for the winter & soothing dry, sensitive skin.

Pink Flamingo | Reusable Bubble Bar

This is brilliant! I love that this little guy is reusable, just give him a swirl under a running bath tap for loads of sweet smelling bubbles. Filled with fragrant rosewood and sexy ylang ylang, this guy is going to get some serious use.

The Experimenter | Bath Bomb

I picked up this one because of a video I saw on Instagram. It fills your bathtub with loads of bright almost psychedelic colors. Plus it pops!! Like popping candy, how fun is that? It smells of warm, creamy vanilla with a subtle spiciness to it.

BubbleGum | Lip Scrub

My daughter made me buy this one. I’m not sure about actually eating it, but apparently you can. It’s made from fair trade sugar and moisturizing jojoba oil. It’s great for exfoliating dry, chapped lips before putting on for lipstick.

Prince Charming | Shower Cream

Why does this one have to be limited edition? It smells absolutely heavenly, like pomegranate & vanilla. So yummy! And so moisturizing because it’s made with fair trade organic cocoa butter…and it’s pink! Does it get any better than that?

I also picked up the ButterBall Bath Bomb, but he didn’t last the night. Long day at the mall with the hubby & kids…a warm bath & glass of wine were definitely in order.

What’s your favorite Lush product?

xoxo💋

love, dee

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Mac Flamingo Park Collection – Spring 2016 

Can we please have a moment of silence to appreciate the sheer beauty of this collection?

If you’re like me and go crazy for anything pink and über girly this collection is for you.

Prices range from $14(CAD) for the nail polish to $48(CAD) for the eyeshadow palette.

Eyeshadow Palette:

* Bird’s Eye View, a hot magenta (Satin)

* Flock & Roll, a light pastel pink (Matte)

* Sushi Flower, a pinkish coral with pink shimmer (Satin)

* Elegant Friend, a dirty lavender (Veluxe Pearl)

* Weirdly Wonderful, a royal blue with light blue pearl (Veluxe)

* Naturally Fabulous, a warm mid-tone brown (Matte)

* Flounce, a chalky white pink (Matte)

* Glamour Light, a soft lemon yellow (Satin)

* Floridazzle, a soft lime green (Satin)

Beauty Powder:

* Pearl Blossom, a light pink with silver pearlized pigments

* Sunny Surprise, a soft peach
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Powder Blushes:

* Life’s a Picnic, a hot reddish pink (Matte)

* Pink Swoon, a soft yellowish baby pink (Satin)

* Let’s Be Friends, a blueish hot pink (Satin)

* What I Fancy, a soft bright apricot (Satin)

* This Could Be Fun, a soft violet-purple (Matte)

* Spring Flock, a light bright coral (Matte)

* Oh, My!, a reddish mid-tone coral (Satin, online exclusive)
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Studio Nail Lacquer:

* Miami, a warm pinkish coral

* Spoonful of Sugar, a soft pink glitter with pink pearl
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Pigments:

* Rose, a rose with copper sparkle (Frost)

* Golden Olive, a high frosted greenish gold (Frost)

* Tan, a muted pinkish brown-bronze (Frost)
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Mascara: * Haute & Naughty Black, black (repromote)

Technakohl Liners:

* Raisinette, a brown purple (repromote)

* Purple Dash, an intense aubergine (repromote)

Brush: * 129SH Powder/Blush

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Lip Pencils:

* Chic Trick, an amped-up fuchsia

* Embrace Me, a vivid pinkish fuchsia

* In Synch, a bright yellowish pink

Lipsticks:

* Flocking Fabulous, a bright coral-red (Cremesheen + Pearl)

* Please Me, a muted rosy-tinted pink (Matte, repromote)

* Nice to Meet You, a deep pinkish red (Cremesheen)

* Be Silly, a hot fuchsia pink (Matte)

* Long Legged & Fabulous, a soft baby pink (Cremesheen + Pearl)

* Silly, a bright white-pink (Matte)

* Saint Germain, a clean pastel pink (Amplified, repromote)

* Have Your Cake, a bright magenta (Matte)

* The Fashion Flock, a bright pink-coral (Matte, online exclusive)
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Cremesheen Glasses:

* Such Sweeties, a pastel baby pink

* Look Who’s Here!, a soft pink with blue pearl

* Sweet Tooth, a warm mid-tone pink

* Petite Indulgence, a bright blueish pink

* Playful Petal, an electric magenta

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This amazing collection is available online January 28; in-store February 4 through March 19. *Subject to change*

So, now that you’ve seen the new collection who’s down for a shopping spree??

xoxo💋

love, dee

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