Sweet Cravings by Cynthia R.

WARNING: If you are on a DIET. LOOK AWAY NOW!
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This picture makes me cry every time I see it! haha

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Sweet Cravings is a tiny business venture by my dear friend Cynthia, who lives in Bahrain. You don’t know how much I wish I lived there or she lived here because if we did live in the same GCC, I will be her volunteer (over weight) taste tester. I believe in her talents and I’m very proud of what she has done and because we are miles away the only way I can think of to help her is to help her spread the word by managing her  FB page (so if you have the time, I would appreciate the time to like). 

Cynthia is the owner, baker, artist and sometimes even delivery gal of this small business that would gladly take care of your sweetest needs with professional dedication and love. Oh and did I mention she’s a mother of three too? This gal can do everything I tell ya!

She started her business out of a simple hobby but like the perfectionist that she is, she studied under professional pastry chefs to improve her craft. Her first customers were her friends which became friends of friends and now it has grown to referrals by happy customers all over Bahrain. Of course her happiest and most satisfied customers are her three princesses and her husband who I’m sure is her no. 1 fan.

I could go on and on about how good friends we are and how good her cakes and CHEESECAKES are (That’s my fave) but why take my word for it? Give in to your SWEET CRAVINGS and give her a call. (Spoiler: if you are in Bahrain that is)

Sorry! Now you know how I feel! haha

For more mouth-watering pictures check out our FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/sweetcravingsbahrain
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Bailey’s Irish Cream Cupcakes

Made these babies over the weekend for an adult dinner we went to. Of course my kids tagged along but with kuya not so crazy with mommy’s chocolate cupcakes anyway I was sure he wasn’t gonna want to taste this one. I was delighted when the cupcakes turned out moist (that’s how i like my cupcakes). The big disappointment was I bought the wrong whipped cream, the recipe called for heavy whipping cream, the closest I could find was thick whipped cream I thought it was the same but the frosting turned out to me runny…so next time I make this, I will make sure I get the correct ingredients. I think the group liked it or they may be just good actors hihi

Here is the recipe I borrowed from food.com

Ingredients:

Servings: 12
Units: US | Metric

Cake

  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 1 3/4 cups sugar
  3. 3/4 cup cocoa
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 tablespoon baking soda
  6. 1 egg
  7. 2/3 cup oil
  8. 3/4 cup buttermilk
  9. 1/4 cup bailey irish cream
  10. 1 cup strong black coffee

Frosting

  1. 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  2. 1/4-1/2 cup powdered sugar
  3. 1/4 cup bailey irish cream (or more to taste – I tend to use 1/8 cup!!)

Directions:

  1. Cake: Sift dry ingredients together.
  2. Beat egg, oil, buttermilk, liqueur, coffee together.
  3. Add to the dry ingredients; beat together for about 3 minutes.
  4. Pour into greased/floured 10″ springform pan or 9×13 pan.
  5. Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutues for the springform or 25 to 30 minutes for the 9×13- or until done.
  6. Cool.
  7. Frosting: beat ingredients together until stiff.
  8. Turn cake out onto a plate and frost with whipped cream mixture.
  9. Sprinkle with chocolate curls.

 

The recipe was for cake but I decided to make cupcakes so that it would be easy for them to eat it but with the runny frosting it got a little messy. I forgot to take photos of my products – believe me I’m kicking myself for not getting any.