Friday, December 14, 2018

Friday Favorites: I'm on Christmas Break!

It's official - I'm on Christmas break! I had my last exam last night! The last couple of weeks my to do list has been full of school related stuff and I can finally move onto a more fun & festive to do list! I still have quite a few things to get done but it's all Christmas related. If you need me between now and Christmas, You can likely find me crafting/wrapping/labelling with a Hallmark Christmas movie on and I tea close by! Let's get into my favorite things from this week!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake (Vegan, Gluten Free and Sugar Free)

I had every intention of sharing a little peak into our Christmas decor and some holiday gift ideas this week but exams took over - ugh! Exams really took over my week but that all ends today! I have my last exam this evening then it's all Christmas, all the time for me! I have lots of Christmas presents to make, some holiday cards to address and some time scheduled with some of my favorite girlfriends to celebrate the season and I am so looking forward to all of it!

So, a quick recipe to share today before I head out to right the last exam of my Bachelor's (!!!) and it's a good one! Last week, I shared a recipe for that divine double chocolate bundt cake and today, I'm sharing a recipe for a fabulous cinnamon swirl bundt cake. When it came to choosing a favorite, we were a divided house. We could not reach a unanimous decision about which bundt cake is better because they are both that good! This recipe is also from Sarah Bakes Gluten Free and you can find the original HERE. I will detail how I made this cake below.

Before we get to the recipe, I should quickly mention that this is an 'everything free' cake. I've started calling my allergen safe baking 'everything free' because they really are free of everything! This cake is free of gluten, eggs, dairy and refined sugar.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Music for Monday: Christmas in the Sand

I love Colbie Callait all year long, but I love her Christmas music most of all! And, what's better than combining Christmas and the beach? In my opinion, nothing! I love that Colbie Callait put such a creative twist on this Christmas tune and brought Santa to the beach!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday Favorites: It's December!

Christmas is 18 days away and I can hardly stand it! This time of year is my favorite of all - the anticipation paired with just the right amount of twinkle lights makes me happy girl! I'm in the thick of finishing up some end of semester school things, but I'm so looking forward to the end of exams and really getting into the holiday season. Let's get into the best of this week, shall we?

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Double Chocolate Bundt Cake (Gluten Free, Vegan & Refined Sugar Free)

Remember when I posted these Espresso brownies, I suggested you cancel all your plans for the day and stay home to make brownies? I'm going to make that same recommendation today because this cake is so darn good. I was a little cautious with my excitement for this cake - I didn't trust that it would turn out as good as it did. It's 'everything free' for goodness sake! It turns out a cake with no gluten, no dairy, no eggs, and no refined sugar can be just as fabulous as regular cake!

This cake got big love in my house and I think what took it over the edge is the fact it's a bundt cake. For some reason, my crew loves a good bundt cake. I don't know what it is about bundt cakes but they get significantly more love than regular cakes around here. AND! This cake is double chocolate, which just makes my heart sing! I adore chocolate anything. I've always been a chocolate girl so this cake is checking all the right boxes for me.

This recipe comes from a blog called Sarah Bakes Gluten Free, you can find it HERE. I loved this recipe so much, I'm planning to try some of her other recipes! I followed the bundt cake recipe exactly but I didn't put the glaze on the cake. I love, love, love icing but in an effort to cut back on sugar, I left out the frosting. Ok, onto the recipe!