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Instagram Live Recipes – Apple Oat Muffins

 

APPLE OAT MUFFINS

240mL milk + 1 tablespoon vinegar (apple cider/white/malt/something fruity)
1 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
2 eggs
1/2 cup veg oil

1+1/2 cups oats (rolled or otherwise)
1 cup light brown sugar
2 cups AP flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Mix the lemon juice/vinegar together with the milk

2. Combine oats, applesauce, brown sugar, vegetable oil and soured milk in step 1, mix together until homogeneous (these are the WET ingredients)

3. Mix up eggs until yolks and whites are homogeneous, leave aside

4. Combine all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, mix together with a whisk or fork until homogeneous (these are the DRY ingredients)

5. Mix eggs into wet ingredients and then immediately add the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined, important not to overmix!

6. Leave to sit for 2-3 hours in the fridge if you can! Overnight is even better 🙂

7. Preheat oven to 350 fahrenheit, portion muffins (with or without muffin liners) and mix-in fruit/seeds etc as you wish (optional) and decorate tops with sugar/apple slices/fruit/seeds etc as you wish (optional). Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into middle of a muffin comes out clean.

8. Enjoy!

 

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Instagram Live Recipes – CARROT CAKE / MUFFINS

 

CARROT CAKE (makes 1 Loaf / 12 Muffins)
1 egg
1/4 scant cup of soured milk (using 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar to sour)
3/4 cups white sugar (or 1/2 cup white, 1/4 cup brown)
1/2 cup veg oil
2 cups loose packed coarse grated carrots1+1/4 cups AP flour (or 3/4 cups AP and 1/2 wholewheat)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda (3/8 teaspoon if including brown sugar)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1/4 teaspoon ginger (optional)
pinch salt (optional)

 

 

CREAM CHEESE SWIRL (optional)

4oz (half standard 8oz block) cream cheese (softened)
1/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
3 Tablespoons AP flour
1 teaspoon lemon or orange zest (optional)

Instructions for Carrot Cake

1. Mix the lemon juice/vinegar together with the milk
2. Combine sugar, vegetable oil and soured milk in step 1, mix together until homogeneous (these are the WET ingredients)
3. Mix up eggs until yolks and whites are homogeneous, leave aside
4. Combine all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt, mix together with a whisk or fork until homogeneous (these are the DRY ingredients)
5. Mix eggs into wet ingredients and then immediately add the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined, important not to overmix!
6. Preheat oven to 350 fahrenheit, portion loaf or muffins (with or without muffin liners) and swirl in cream cheese swirl if using. Bake for ~15-20 minutes (for muffins), ~50-60 mins (for loaf) or until a skewer inserted into middle of the cake comes out clean
8. Enjoy!

Instructions for Cream Cheese Swirl

1. Mix the cream cheese and sugar together until smooth
2. Add egg, mix together until homogeneous
3. Add flour (sifted), zest and fold in until just combined

 

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Vintage Meets Glam Wedding Inspiration by Belle The Magazine

Nothing can be more symbolic of regality than royal blue sequined linens, navy colored cakes, and fabulous vintage china. If royalty is what you are going for, then this wedding inspired photo shoot most definitely needs to go in your notes and all over your Pinterest boards! We are super proud to have been part of this amazing styled shoot – view a few of the snaps below and get further wedding inspirations on Belle the Magazine.

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Our Top 10 Cakes of 2014

Happy New Year! 2014 was a great year for us here at Le Dolci. Take a look at our favourite cakes of the past year. We want to thank all of our friends, family and customers in Toronto for making it a great year!

10. Noah’s Ark Cake

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9. Ombre mint green 51st Birthday Cake

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8.  Who doesn’t love a good Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -TMNT Cake!

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7.  This hamburger cake.

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6. This wins for most random cake request of 2014: Pregnant Transformer with 9 Cats on the Cake

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5. Lovely June’s Frozen Cake

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4. We love this fresh floral cake
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3. No Soup for You – Seinfeld Cake
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2. We won Post Cities Magazine’s cake competition with this beauty! Our cake designer Annie went to Ontario College of Art & Design too.

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1. We were honoured to make Ripley’s Aquarium’s first birthday cake. This cake and all its critters tops our list for best cake of 2014!

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Thank you for spending the year with us, we hope yours was as good as ours. Wishing you all the best for 2015!

Don’t forget to stop by for a cupcake and a smile!

-Team Le Dolci

xoxo

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TOP TEN CAKES OF THE SUMMER

It has been a crazy summer so far. Days filled with weddings, classes, corporate team building events and (but of course) custom cakes. Although it’s not over yet we already have our Top Ten favorite cakes of the summer! All of the following cakes were made with the highest quality ingredients and were 100% custom to our customer’s request. Enjoy!

#10 Gorilla Cake

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#9 Thomas the Tank Engine Cake

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#8 Hello Kitty Cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#7 Circus Cake

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#6 “Lookin Dapper” Cake

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#5 Minion Mania Cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#4 “I dig you” Minecraft Cake

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#3 “My kinda party” Cake

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#2 Elmo Cake!

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#1……. Our fully sculpted Corvette Cake!

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