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My Favorite Café “Wir machen Cupcakes” in Munich

Café Wir machen Cupcakes in München

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Does your heart break into pieces every time you stroll through your city and you see yet again another “We are closing” sign? Especially if it is a café or bar? At least I am heart-broken to see how many have been affected by the crisis here in Munich. It is a relief for me that my favorite cafe “Wir machen Cupcakes” (which translates to we are making cupcakes) is still running and open. I do desperately hope that this cafe will make it through the crisis in one piece.

Yes, you will find tons of cupcakes in this cafe, obviously. However, you will also find macarons, cakepops, cronuts, and super beautiful cakes made from scratch. My favorite among the cupakes is the one called “Chocolate Decadence” for EUR 3.50 each. As a chocoholic this doesn’t come as a surprise. The owner Maria writes on her homepage that it’s the cafe’s intention is to make you feel at home and to introduce a sparkle of joy in your everyday life. I couldn’t have said it any better, regardless of whether I wanted to celebrate my bachelorette’s party here or whether I wanted to unwind with a little treat after work.

Schoko-Cupcakes vom Café "Wir machen Cupcakes" in München

The famous chocolate cupake called “Chocolate Decadence” from the café “Wir machen Cupcakes” in Munich

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Moist Apple Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

Saftige Apfel-Cupcakes mit Karamellsahne

Today I am introducing you to super moist apple cupcakes with caramel frosting and some extra drizzles of caramel. If you are on the lookout for moist cupcakes that are easy to prepare and you love caramel, these are perfect for you! This cupcake is moist and has a very creamy and light frosting as a topping. Perfect for any season.

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Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Ahornsirup-Bacon-Cupcakes

Yes, you read right, today I am serving maple syrup bacon cupcakes! This is definitely an unusual flavor combination. The first time caramelized bacon got my attention was when I saw the Irish blogger using bacon for scones. And once I was paying more attention to bacon in sweet goods, I suddenly saw it on Pinterest, used in and for cupcakes. If you think using bacon in sweet cupcakes is crazy, maybe I can convince you if I say that the bacon is caramelized. I have to say, I do love this crazy sweet and salty flavor combination.

Ahornsirup-Bacon-Cupcakes

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The Cutest Sheep Cupcakes for Easter

Die allersüßesten Schafs-Cupcakes zu Ostern

Aren’t these sheep cupcakes the cutest? I am telling you, these are definitely a show-stopper, for Easter, but probably also for a baby shower. You get a super delicious vanilla cupcake with Italian buttercream, which serves as the fur, yum! This is a simple and plain cupcake dressed up to be all fancy for Easter. I’d say, you are all set, aren’t you?

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Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting

Zitronen-Heidelbeer-Cupcakes mit Zitronenfrosting

I want spring! How about you? Can I interested you in a bluberry lemon cupcake with lemon frosting? I can assure you, with this cupcake you will invite the colors and scent of spring onto your plate. These lemon cupcakes are moist, tart, and have blueberries as an extra bonus. You can omit the blueberries, but I just love the combination of lemon with blueberries. The frosting is prepared with cream cheese and flavored with lemon zest and lemon juice. This cupcake is perfect for any occasion, be it for a birthday, coffee invte, or for Sunday guests. They can be prepared beforehand, but also don’t take that much time to prepare fresh.

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Plum Cinnamon Cupcakes with Maple Cream Frosting

Pflaumen-Zimt-Cupcakes mit Ahornsirup-Sahnehaube

Today I am introducing plum cinnamon cupcakes with maple cream frosting. Just because. The main reason is because I love the mix of plums with cinnamon, there is nothing better than this combo in fall in my opinion.

Pflaumen-Zimt-Cupcakes mit Ahornsirup-Sahnehaube

The second reason is because you loved my simple plum tart with cinnamon streusel so much. No other recipe was clicked more than often in September. Even looking at all blog entries from 2018, it already ranks as No.5. The pictures below show the tart how I made it for my relatives during our holiday in Spain. I barely managed to take pictures, that’s how quickly it disappeared. I just love the fact that it is so versatile, I made it in a springform pan as there was no other option. Works just as well.

Simple plum tart with cinnamon streusel

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Vegan Oreo Cupcakes

vegan oreo cupcake

Disclaimer: If you are a strict vegan, Oreos may have had milk cross-contact. In this instance, this recipe is not for you.

Vegan Oreo cupcakes! Yes, you read right, vegan cupcakes. You may wonder why I am posting a vegan Oreo cupcake recipe. Well, the thing is that this vegan Oreo cake is one of my most popular blog entries. If you like a layer cake, you may also like vegan Oreo cupcakes, that’s what I figured.

Vegane Oreo-TorteVegan Oreo Cake

So I started looking for a good vegan cupcake recipe, which I found here. I added some chocolate chunks for good measure. And then I wanted to use Ermine frosting. That’s frosting prepared with a flour base to thicken the butter/margarine and make it pipable. I used the non-vegan option in these lavender cupcakes and also in order to frost a cute cookie monster on this non-vegan cookie cake. Ermine frosting is slowly becoming my favorite frosting as it is not as sweet and, as you can see here, also is great for vegan buttercream. This time I decided to use a real vanilla bean (yes, they are expensive) to get really nice vanilla flavor.

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Lavender Cupcakes

Lavendel-Cupcakes

Happy to present lavender cupcakes today. It has been way too long that I presented cupcakes. During these one and a half years I have only shown you guys three recipes, that’s crazy, three only! And since lavender has been on my bucket list forever, I decided to give it a shot this time. Lavender either in a cake or in a cupcake, that was my idea. So I used a basic vanilla cupcake recipe and added some lavender to it. Replaced some of the sugar with honey and added blueberries to the buttercream. May I present to you a summer symphony of lavender, honey, vanilla, and blueberries?

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The Best Chocolate Cupcakes

Die besten Schoko-Cupcakes

I feel it is time for some chocolate. Maybe it’s because I didn’t eat chocolate for three weeks. I wanted to look pretty for my birthday. So I restricted myself to eating relatively healthy, no sweets and no chocolate. That was really hard for me. Three weeks without chocolate? As a chocoholic I am proud to say that I managed. I was allowed to drink one small cup of cocoa per day, but that was about it. I know that a lot of people say they don’t crave chocolate in summer. I am definitely not one of them. I can have chocolate day in and day out. Summer or winter. If there is chocolate, you will find Jenny around.

Die besten Schoko-Cupcakes

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