27 October 2015

Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Last month I fell into a bit of a funk with my cooking, I wasn't in the kitchen nearly enough just for fun and I wasn't feeling inspired. When Wayfair contacted me to contribute on their blog it seemed like the worst time to ask me to invent a recipe based on Autumn. However, it was also the week that PSL's came back and I had 3 in as many days, prompting me to think that those flavours would work so well in a cake. 

I hadn't cooked pumpkin before and found the idea strangely intimidating. Anyone I knew always used it out of a can which is really hard to get hold of here, plus cooking something fresh always feels like a better option when possible. After a bit of Googling on how to cook a pumpkin I found that it was ridiculously easy and so these pumpkin spice cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese were born.

They also happen to make a lovely little one layer cake too, just pour the mixture into a 6 inch cake pan and cook on 180c for 35 mins or until a knife comes out clean. Then make half of the frosting and when it's cool, spread it on top.

You can find the recipe on the Wayfair blog here

18 October 2015

Five Happy Things

I have found it a lot harder this week to come up with five happy things when in fact lots of lovely things happened. This week they were smaller and more difficult to remember come Sunday when I always sit down to write this post. Might need to think about noting them down as I go along, not sure why I haven't thought of that before. Anyway, here are the little things I do remember:

1. Money off at Starbucks. Starbucks had no decaf on Monday, so on Wednesday (when they had some) a lovely barista only charged me for a tall when I ordered a grande. Very unexpected and sweet.

11 October 2015

Five Happy Things

I read yesterday that there are only 10 more Friday's til Christmas. 10! I am a huge Christmas fan but on the whole I do try to keep my excitement under wraps until after Halloween. I don't think that rule is really going to stand this year though. I'm already thinking of the second dessert we are going to have for those who aren't boozy tiramisu fans. Anyway, without further ado, here are the five things that have made me happy thing week:

1. Impromptu date night at Zizzi's. Byron took me for dinner on Monday night thanks to an email code for 30% off at Zizzi's. We are living the dream folks but who turns down 30% off pizza?! Crazy people, that's who.


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