Advent, Advent, a candle is lit. …
Do you know the rhyme? It’s a typical German rhyme for the beginning of the Advent season. For me, this means the beginning of the best time of the year. Well, I can’t take pleasure in this freezing cold, but all these different scents arouse a pre-Christmassy feeling. In order to warm you and those grinches among us up, I’ve got these sweet choco-cinnamon cupcakes with fruity Christmas frosting for you.
What kind of scents do you associate with the Advent? Is it the warm vapour of mulled wine that wafts towards you on a Christmas fair? Or, maybe, it’s the indescribable fragrance of fresh fir branches? Or do you associate it with this seet and sour smell of roast apples? With this infinite range of Christmassy scents, it’s almost impossible to make a decision.
After thinking about it for a longer time, the winners are orange and cloves. A few people stick those cloves into the oranges. But you can turn those two ingredients into a tasty cream cheese frosting which, by the way, supplies you with an extra portion of vitamin C during that cold season. And combining it with a chocolatey cupcakes, you get a dose of happiness hormones on top.
You don’t believe me? Well, then it’s about time that you grab this recipe for choco-cinnamon cupcakes with fruity Christmas frosting and try it for yourself:
I am not sure what’s on your mind now. But I will brew a tea, snatch me one of those cupcakes and snuggle down into a fluffy blanket.
With this in mind,
a (belated) first Advent.