Chocolate and Oatmeal Mini Cake – Guest Post by Sandra @ Sandra’s Easy Cooking

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Since childhood, chocolates and ice-cream could never win my heart. At times, I might take a bite or two from a dark chocolate or white chocolate. On the other hand, the husband can survive on chocolates for days. And the funny thing is that I love chocolate cake and the husband doesn’t like chocolate cake. How weird is that! 🙂

When my friend Sandra sent me the post, I was thrilled to see these mini cakes. They are filled with all yummy goodness and shaped to perfection.

Sandra @ Sandra’s Easy Cooking is a talented, pretty-looking blogger and in her blog, you will find her recipes along with her daughter Anna’s recipes. She is surely passing on the art of cooking very successfully.

Sandra @ Sandra’s Easy Cooking 

 Tell us a little about you and your family ?

I am mom of three adorable and funny kids who are foodies just like me and a wife of an amazing husband who is making me laugh every day for the last 12 years and who is also my main tester. I came to US almost 14 years ago from Southeastern Europe, better known as a “Balkan” or formerly called “Yugoslavia”.

Besides cooking and photography that I am drown to, I love to pencil draw in my spare time, at the same time listening to loud music and I do sing when nobody is around. 🙂

 Why the name ‘ Sandra’s Easy Cooking’ ?

I went through many names, and this one just stuck out:)) I enjoy cooking, but don’t like to stand on my feet in the kitchen for long period of time, I mean who does? So I am trying to prepare and cook meals in short period of time, without loosing taste of homemade cooked meal. Cooking is fun and should be easy. if you follow your instinct that easy part will come naturally. I guess that is why I named it, when I looked at the bigger picture.:)

How is the experience of blogging been so far ?

My experience blogging has been amazing..I can’t complain at all because I have talk to so many talented and creative people, received heart warming emails and comments through out this year that only gave me encouragement and support to go further.

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What an honor to guest post at this beautiful food website. I adore Kankana and her amazing recipes, mouthwatering photos, sense of humor and interesting stories in every post, that I can actually relate to so many.

While she is on vacation enjoying herself, I will share one of my recipes here today, and what better way to start than with chocolate. Ah that irresistible chocolate!:)

Ingredients : 

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Rolled Oats plus 3 Tbs. For sprinkling the muffins
  • 1/2 tbsp. baking soda
  • 2 Tbs. best quality cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil plus 2 tbsp. For greasing the muffin pan
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, sugar, chocolate chips and oats into a large bowl.

Pour all the liquid ingredients into a measuring jug.

Mix the dry and wet ingredients together, remembering that a lumpy batter makes the best muffins.

Spoon into the prepared muffin pan. Sprinkle the remaining oats on top and bake for 25 minutes or until the muffins are risen and springy.

 

Thank you Kankana so very much for inviting me to guest post. It was truly pleasure and honor for me!!!!

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Ann says:

Congratulations on a terrific guest post and the oatmeal mini cakes look SO delicious! I’d love one right now with a cup of coffee!

Tes says:

Beautiful guest post 🙂 It’s nice to know more about Sandra, too 🙂 The cake looks really beautiful 🙂

I love Sandra’s blog too! The title of her blog says it all – her food is always very easy and delicious, and she presents her food like one from a good restaurant. Very amazing lady… and this choco & oatmeal mini cakes look tasty as well. Wish I have some for breakfast. 🙂 Kankana, we miss you!! Hope you are having great time!

Rosa says:

Lovely cakes! they looks so delicious. A marvelous guest post.

Cheers,

Rosa

What a great recipe! And I love the interview as well. Kankana, I’m so happy to be introduced to your blog through Sandra!

aarthi says:

awesome cupcakes

Great guest post! Sandra does have a wonderful blog full of a variety of tasty things. That last picture of the cake tells me that she has definitely hit the delicious mark on these! Moist, chocolatey and that texture from the oats..I am now craving these…

B says:

Sandra, So nice to see you here. Your mini cakes sound so good, especially with the oatmeal and chocolate, Yum! Great guest post!

Beautiful guest post. Those mini cakes look so scrumptious

Sandhya says:

Wow… The choco chips are just melting… they are adorable..
Thanks Kankana for introducing me to Sandra’s space…..

Thank you Kankana so much..I enjoyed working to you because you are so sweet!:))

Thank you all for kind comments!!

:)) “working with you”…I have to put some kind of error in the writing lol!!!

kankana, are you back yet?

Spandana says:

Beautiful Post …. lovely and delicious looking mini cakes!!!

Divya says:

Another awesome guest post! I love the chocolate and oatmeal mini cakes, sounds like a great way to enjoy some coffee and cake in the afternoon.

Hope you’re enjoying your vacation, Kankana! Can’t wait to have you back :).

I agree with Ann @ cooking healthy for me – those cupcakes look delightful, and I could totally go for one with some coffee right now 🙂 Nice post, and good luck with your own website! I hope everything gets fixed soon.

Manju says:

Sandra -That just looks fantastic! Such mini delights!
K – Hope you are having fun at your vacation! But we do miss you here..:)

Alyssa says:

Love Sandra’s blog! Very interesting post!

Sonali says:

wow…lovely cupcakes !

Gorgeous little minis! I think mini food just plain tastes better 🙂 Great to see Sandra over here! Buzzed

Delishhh says:

Sounds so good – very nice! Great to see Sandra here too 🙂

Kiri W. says:

So delicious looking! I bet the oatmeal makes them wondnerfully chewy 🙂

Lovely guest post! Love the mini cakes! Chocolate and oatmeal have been paired so well in these mini treats.

Hi Sandra, what a fun guest post and these little cakes are just wonderful!

Liz says:

Kankana, so fun to find Sandra on your blog! These little cakes look perfect! They wouldn’t last long around here~

Fantastic guest post, well done Sandra!
Nice meeting you Kankana, love your blog!!!

Juliana says:

Nice guest post Kankana, and these chocolate, oatmeal cakes look delicious.
Hope you both have a wonderful week ahead 🙂

Maja says:

I love Sandra’s blog too 🙂 Nice done girls 🙂

Can anyone ever have enough of chocolate cake?I say NEVER!
I hope you are enjoying your vacation,Kankana.:-) Looking forward to more good recipes.

delicious looking cake and pictures

Oh they look so pretty and delicious and delightful for breakfast! Wonderful guest post!

i don’t think anyone can say no to these delish mini cakes !

Very pretty and yummy looking mini cakes!

sally says:

Such tasty looking little cakes!