Brown “butter” peach streusel shortbread, and how I became vegan through baking

Butter is one of those key ingredients making cake so good. That’s what I believed before becoming vegan and what I still believe in. Actually, discovering that there are indeed tasty vegan butters available is what made me go completely vegan. Around 6 years ago, I had been living a vegetarian lifestyle for a couple of … More Brown “butter” peach streusel shortbread, and how I became vegan through baking

Celebrating summer – Rhubarb Guglhupf with Ginger Icing

About one year ago, I graduated from my Bachelor’s program. Guess what the first thing I did afterwards was – yep, you’re right: it was baking. After all these long days in the lab, baking without time pressure and smelling and tasting freshly harvested ingredients again was so fulfilling! At the farmer’s market, I had found … More Celebrating summer – Rhubarb Guglhupf with Ginger Icing

Apple crumble cake

Spring is slowly approaching, even here in Berlin. In between grey and rainy days there are glimpses of the earliest colorful flowers detectable as well as the warmth of the first few sunny afternoons. With the fading grey, a new spirit of life also seems to return, which makes me kinda happy and feel alive again! … More Apple crumble cake

Valentine’s day cupcakes: Red velvet with a sweet coconut frosting

Ever since the hype around red velvet cakes came up (a looong time ago), I had been intrigued to try them out. The fact that every recipe used huge amounts of food coloring made the whole thing a little less appealing to me though. Nevertheless, I gave one of the chocolate versions a first try a couple … More Valentine’s day cupcakes: Red velvet with a sweet coconut frosting

Strawberry cupcakes with whipped chocolate ganache frosting || vegan

It’s strawberry season! At least here in Germany, those red cuties can be found everywhere at the moment. At the supermarket, the farmer’s market, or on top of cupcakes. These cupcakes here, for example. A few months ago I found a recipe for vegan strawberry cake and wanted to try it as soon as there were fresh strawberries available … More Strawberry cupcakes with whipped chocolate ganache frosting || vegan