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Welcome to the latest beauty edit and the very first beauty awards here on the blog! I’ve tried so many wonderful beauty products this year and wanted to let you guys know which were my top must-have products of the year. I’ve picked from new and small businesses only, as I love to work with indie brands. And like most of the beauty brands I review; most of these are organic, natural, and cruelty-free.

These are the items that long after the required testing and promotion period, I find myself still using and preferring above any others. The're the products which despite a never ending stream of free PR samples, I would still spend my own money (and in some cases have) in order to get more of. And whether affordable or more costly, these are the beauty products that I truly think are worth the price. So if you’re thinking about adding more beauty or selfcare products into your 2019 routine, I highly recommend each of these brands.

BEST NAIL POLISH

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White Chocolate Carrot Cake


Carrot cake is an essential dessert for Spring entertaining. And while I love a classic spiced carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, these white chocolate mini cakes are such a cute variation. What I totally love about it is you don't have to have a lot of cake-decorating skills to make such an adorable dessert. All you need are some pre-packaged white chocolate bunnies.


INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbs ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp 
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or butter
  • 1 cup milk (or dairy-free option)
  • one pound of freshly-grated carrots
  • 12 oz. bag of white chocolate chips
  • 1 tbs butter or shortening

DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease your mini bundt cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, soften the butter or add oil and mix in the sugar, eggs, vanilla, and milk. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients - flour, spices, baking soda, and baking powder and slowly add to the wet mixture. Blend until just combined.
  4. Fold in the carrots and one cup of the chocolate chips.
  5. Bake about 30 minutes or until center is cooked through. Allow to cool.
  6. Place the rest of the chocolate chips and the tbs of butter or shortening into a microwave-safe dish and cook for 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time until melted smooth with no lumps.
  7. Use a rubber spatula or butter knife to spread the melted chocolate onto the tops of the mini bundt cakes and top each one with a chocolate bunny. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to cool and allow it to set. (You may need to press the bunny down into the cake a little to make it stand up.)

You can do the same process with chocolate cake, milk chocolate topping, and a milk chocolate bunny if you're not a fan of carrot cake. Have a lovely Easter!


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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, these are so cute! You are so talented!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  2. These are the cutest carrot cakes ever!!! Great job! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  3. This is the best combo - cute and delicious! Happy Easter weekend!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

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    1. Thanks, Chelsea.:)I hope you had a great Easter weekend.

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  4. Carrot cake topped with white chocolate bunnies...how appropriate!

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  5. These look SO amazing for Easter. My mouth is watering. They are just so cute!

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  6. I love white chocolate, these are so cute!

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  7. What a great dessert for Easter!

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  8. This looks and sounds incredible, yum!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  9. This looks so cute and tasty :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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  10. This is so cute, I love the bunny on top
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  11. What a good idea to add the bunnies! A carrot cake is a perfect spring or Easter dessert. I want one now! Thanks a a lot. ;)

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  12. This carrot cake is too cute and looks so delicious!

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  13. I love this. Super cute. Thanks for sharing the recipe. xoxo Cris
    https://photosbycris.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/discover-duranbah-beach.html

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