Honestly, I have no idea how I've only just managed to discover the whole baking for one in a mug revolution, and I have to admit I've become quite fanatical over this craze. It's truly super genius and completely puts to shame that old saying "the best thing since sliced bread". Whenever you get a craving for a certain something decadent and naughty, you just place the ingredients into the confines of your favorite (microwavable) mug and nuke it for a few minutes; et voila! Cake for one.

Idiot proof really.

I know some people downplay these as simple student/college dorm room cuisine but in my humble opinion I think age knows no bounds with this clever little life hack. And there are literally hundreds upon hundreds of these neat little tricks over on the web, especially on Pinterest, that will surely tickle your fancy, no matter age nor palette since it's not just limited to the sweet stuff. There's a bunch of recipes for the savoury kind also. Oh and let's not forget the sheer convenience of it all ,which firmly outweighs all arguments against (if any at all).

Not convinced? Well just imagine a quiet Friday night in. You're in your beloved Monrow sweats, watching a rom-com movie and tucked away, snug as a bug beneath your lush Missoni weave throw when suddenly those blasted chocolate cravings strike! And it's during those occasions when there's not a crumb or flake of chocolate remaining under the roof that the persistent bugger leashes all hell on you. With no choice but to succumb you delve and scrummage through your pantry - even though it's a lost cause and soon start contemplating dashing on over to the shops in haste. But that requires you to abandon the comforts of your home and couch. Sigh, what do you do? 

WHAT DO YOU DO?

Bookmark this bad boy. That's what.

You know, for those 'incase of an emergency' situations or hell any day or time of the week really, I pass no judgements here. Then again, since I (apparently) sleep beneath rocks you're all probably well aware of the numerous perks of this humble mug fad and I'm not telling you anything new here. So tell me what's your experience been like with these?

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 INGREDIENTS: 
3tbs almond meal
1½ tbs cocoa powder
2 tbs honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
Pinch of cinnamon

Place all ingredients into a microwavable mug and mix to thoroughly combine.
Microwave on high for around 1-2 minutes depending on the strength of your microwave.
Serve inside mug or pop it easily onto a plate with a dollop of vanilla bean ice cream.

Et voila.

Honestly, I have no idea how I've only just managed to discover the whole baking for one in a mug revolution, and I have to admit I've become quite fanatical over this craze. It's truly super genius and completely puts to shame that old saying "the best thing since sliced bread". Whenever you get a craving for a certain something decadent and naughty, you just place the ingredients into the confines of your favorite (microwavable) mug and nuke it for a few minutes; et voila! Cake for one.

Idiot proof really.

I know some people downplay these as simple student/college dorm room cuisine but in my humble opinion I think age knows no bounds with this clever little life hack. And there are literally hundreds upon hundreds of these neat little tricks over on the web, especially on Pinterest, that will surely tickle your fancy, no matter age nor palette since it's not just limited to the sweet stuff. There's a bunch of recipes for the savoury kind also. Oh and let's not forget the sheer convenience of it all ,which firmly outweighs all arguments against (if any at all).

Not convinced? Well just imagine a quiet Friday night in. You're in your beloved Monrow sweats, watching a rom-com movie and tucked away, snug as a bug beneath your lush Missoni weave throw when suddenly those blasted chocolate cravings strike! And it's during those occasions when there's not a crumb or flake of chocolate remaining under the roof that the persistent bugger leashes all hell on you. With no choice but to succumb you delve and scrummage through your pantry - even though it's a lost cause and soon start contemplating dashing on over to the shops in haste. But that requires you to abandon the comforts of your home and couch. Sigh, what do you do? 

WHAT DO YOU DO?

Bookmark this bad boy. That's what.

You know, for those 'incase of an emergency' situations or hell any day or time of the week really, I pass no judgements here. Then again, since I (apparently) sleep beneath rocks you're all probably well aware of the numerous perks of this humble mug fad and I'm not telling you anything new here. So tell me what's your experience been like with these?

////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

 INGREDIENTS: 
3tbs almond meal
1½ tbs cocoa powder
2 tbs honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
Pinch of cinnamon

Place all ingredients into a microwavable mug and mix to thoroughly combine.
Microwave on high for around 1-2 minutes depending on the strength of your microwave.
Serve inside mug or pop it easily onto a plate with a dollop of vanilla bean ice cream.

Et voila.

137 comments

  1. I've never heard of such a morsel of goodness before! Wow, seems so easy to do for a little get together also. Glad you shared it, will definitely try this.

    xx,
    Tania
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    1. I'm glad I could acquaint you both then! Enjoy! xx

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  2. you want to kill me! I can't see this wonderful dessert the day after the beginning of my diet! :P
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  3. OMG! This killed me! Looks so appetizing and recipe sounds great!

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  4. Idiot proof!! Just what I need!! Hahahaha how divine - I will DEFINITELY bookmark this and when I give it a bash (and probably muck it up SOMEHOW...) I'll let you know ;)


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    1. Hehehe! I hope you had a bit of luck with this one Jade xx

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  5. Hi Sonia, so happy to see recipes on ur blog today, u know alwyas enjoy them. First time I discover this way of baking was just on Pinterest and I was so amazed. Still havent tried but for sure I will, and just ur recipe, looks delicious, easy and quick. Well done Sonia!:) Kisses and have a lovely weekend ahead! xo

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    1. Come to think of it Lilli I think I discovered this via Pinterest myself. I could be wrong but I think I'm not. Hooray once again for Pinterest! xx

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  6. I think i would kill for this cake!!! i love indulging on chocolate!

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  7. Gotta love mug cake, especially with a dollop of vanilla ice cream!
    xx

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  8. Ummm... I love chocolate!
    xoxo
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  9. I love chocolate and your recipe.... of course!!!!!
    Kisses darling!
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  10. Thanks for sharing the recipe, it looks so delicious!! I'm suddenly craving haha

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  11. Oh how I love these recipes of yours! You always come up with something totally yummy and simple to make! I'm gonna make this one over the weekend, I'm already drooling.

    xx
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    1. Oooh I hope you enjoyed it then ;op

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  12. Omg this looks do delicious and mouth watering I want to eat it now. Thanks for the recipe.
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  13. Minhami!!!!
    xoxo
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  14. This is so absolutely perfect. I would like to have this right now.

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  15. I have such a sweet tooth! I must try this. Thanks for sharing, babe ;)

    xo,
    miranda

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  16. it's good, i often have fun with mug cakes :)
    Kisses
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  17. I think even I can muster the courage to bake this! the ingredients look healthy too!

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    1. I think you should probably get on it girl! And let me know how you go too xx

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  18. Davvero carino!
    Passate anche da me: http://theroaronthecatwalk94.blogspot.it/
    vi aspetto!

    Really cute!
    Also passed by me: http://theroaronthecatwalk94.blogspot.it/
    I'll be waiting!

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  19. I must say your style of writing is very impressive! You have a fantastic blog and all the pictures are wonderful! Loved everything!

    And this choclate cake looks so delicious! Wana eat it right now! <3

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  20. Wow that's just genius, seriously! I don't use a microwave (it's bad for you!!!) so I wonder if this would work in an oven. Would the mug break?

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    1. I don't think it would break but you could always try it in a small bowl. You'd have to adjust the baking time though, maybe 10 minutes? Give it a go and let me know! xx

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  21. Mug cakes are the best! So yummy!!

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  22. That's exactly what I need right now.. I'm drooling! =D Thanks for sharing the recipe hun.<3

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  23. Oh my word this looks SO yummy. I could go for a nice little treat like this right now!

    Lauren xo
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  24. Okay this is truly as amazing as you say! I want some of this amazing looking dessert right now.. And I think it's amazing because baking in a mug is the ultimate form of portion control-- you can't eat more if you don't have any more! I think I need to do some research into this trend right now, thanks for sharing about it :D

    Thanks for your comments on my blog, I had a fabulous time in HK and hope that my sad iPhone-only pictures can do my trip justice (I couldn't bring my heavy DSLR camera, I'm hoping to get a lighter version someday soon)!

    xx Debbie

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    1. You are so, so right on the money there. It is perfect portion control. You can't over indulge (unless you start making more than one at a time lol) BTW your iPhone snaps captured HK immaculately darling xx

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  25. Gosh, you're making my hungry! TGIF, dear! I'm following you now & would love to have you follow me too :)
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  26. You can keep posting all the food from now on:), because I can steal some of the easier ingredients like today, I'm crying out for any thing sweet right now, I'm going to try to make it as my own, it does sounds pretty easy to me:). Thanks for such an easy ingredients Sonia. Thank you so much for your opinion on my blog, I absolutely couldn't agree more with you about that:).

    Have a lovely Friday and the upcoming weekend!

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    1. I'll keep that in mind Tanya. I hope you got to make this and that you enjoyed it too! xx

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  27. This dessert look so delicious
    OMG make me feel like I want to eat all this plate haha
    Amazing post darling
    xoxo
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  28. Oh microwave mug chocolate cake is one of my favourites! I follow a different recipe, but I'm sure yours tastes just as good! :) It's a nice quick little treat :)

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  29. I became fanatical about it too. Wait til you try mug molten chocolate cake! so much better and perfect for me because the hubby hates chocolate


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    1. Did you say molten?! Oh em gee I am so on this. And on a Friday night in at that! Love you! xx

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  30. Amazing look!!! *-*

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  31. This looks delicious! I always wanted to try it but never got around to actually do it. But I'm definitely bookmarking it. It's genius!

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    1. Ooh I hope you got around to making this bad boy then! Let me know how you went! xx

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  32. Wow! Mmm, delicious!
    Do you wanna follow each other?
    Kisses!

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  33. I would never have thought that it is so easy to make and it looks so so yummy!

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  34. You've painted the perfect picture.. say no more, I'm convinced! Time to start baking in mugs! ;)

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  35. Sonia! this is genius!!!! I normally hate going through the whole process and then cleaning up all what I used to mix the ingredients of a big recipe! but this is so perfect, easy and convenient! I was so impressed by this that I looked for a recipe book that has only easy recipes for one!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this, it looks delicious!!! I will try this recipe for sure :)
    XOXO

    Milu
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    1. Urgh, I know what you mean. I hate the mess I create when baking. But mug stuff has very minimal mess involved. xx

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  36. Well, this post literally made me hungry. Have an amazing brand new week!:D


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  37. Wow ,that looks delicous! Great Work <3

    kisses

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  38. This seems to be quite easy recipe, I have to try this, because this cake looks so delicious!

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  39. cool
    sounds brilliant for me.
    when I bake sweet stuff- I'm the only one who eats it (my bf usually can't stand sweet things) so I have to eat the whole cake myself- this could be a better idea.
    thanks for sharing
    btw we camped at a camping site- and there were very few bugs - so the camping was really fun :)

    x

    e d i o t

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  40. that looks amazing babe. you're really making me regret not having a microwave right now. i know, right? i must be the only one.

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  41. MAJOR YUM.

    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  42. It looks so yummy! And quite simple to too, thanks for sharing Sonia!
    XO
    Jeanne
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  43. now thats making me so hungry. love it
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  44. I definitely haven't tried this trend but it does look really easy and SO delicious. You need to make your images Pinable :) You're so right about Life Hacks too because who has time to spend all day in the kitchen unless you're a cook or just really love it, which isn't me. hehe

    nice post!!
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    1. Yes! Thank you for reminding me Dale. All done! xx

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  45. Oh my YUM!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  46. Wow I have never heard of this great idea!! I must try it soon!! Thanks for sharing!

    XO,
    Shirley
    TrueHonestFashion

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  47. great post like it
    xx
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  48. Nice post,kisses.
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  49. it looks oh so yummy dear :)

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  50. Well I'm totally conviced. This deserves the name food porn for sure!! My mouth is already watering. I don't have a microwave but maybe it'll work with an oven too. Yes it's still warm right now we have 24°degrees. Have a happy Tuesday :)

    xx Mira

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  51. Sounds delicious!
    Xoxo,
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  52. OMG that's so easy peasy!!! And saves me from devouring the entire pan in one sitting lol

    Thank you for the blog visit babe, hope to see you back soon!

    xo-Julie
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    1. Hehehe so true! Idiot proof portion control xx

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  53. I won't rest until I try this at home. The photo is love too. Thanks for posting and feel free to drop by me anytime.

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  54. Hi Sonia, I have nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award because I find your blog so inspiring! Check it out on my blog when you get a chance here: http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-happy-surprise.html

    Much Love,
    Tania

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    1. Awww thank you Tania, you're too kind. Will check it out now lovely xx

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  55. I saw this on IG and just had to check it out! I must admit I've yet to embrace the mug cake revolution, but this looks seriously good

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  56. Ive always wondered about these mug cakes, thanks for showing me that it actually can be a great success! Always grateful for your kind comments :)

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    1. Yes a success they are Sam. You should give it a go! xx

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  57. Oh very delicious!
    xx

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  58. I've never heard of using a mug before either! It looks sooooo good though!!! I wish I could reach through my laptop screen and eat it lol! <3

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  59. Oooh, I would love to eat this now,
    but we don't have a microwave anymore. :(
    But It looks sooo delicious. :)

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  60. Yes one of my fav treats xx

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  61. These are one of my favourite things to make - mainly because like you said they are totally foolproof, but they are also soo delicious too! Now I'm craving making one tonight! Hah

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  62. i love mug recipes - they're so fun and easy! yours look extremely yummy!

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  63. Oh it looks so delish.
    This post made me crave for some cake and sweets.

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  64. awww so yommyyyy
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  65. Thank you for sharing this, Sonia. This is actually the first time I heard of a chocolate in mug cake. I think we do not have this practice here. Dorm life hack or not, it is an ingenious idea that should remain unbiased to age and place. Your recipe is so easy that I feel like I should get some of these ingredients and bake mug cake for myself. Your picture makes me crave for chocolate cake now.

    Jo
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    1. I think this may have been an American thing to start with (don't quote me on that one lol, just presuming so with the term "dorm room") and Pinterest is utterly flooded with many a mug creation Jo. You should try it out! xx

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  66. Great Post & lovely Blog! :-)
    I follow you now on GFC & Bloglovin, hope you follow back♥
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  67. wow, that looks so yummy! wishing you a great start into the new week, my dear

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  68. mmmm delicious!!
    xx

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  69. looks amazing and I'm sure it tastes even better!

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  70. Ohh this looks super yummy! Will try to make this one!

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  71. Delicious!!!!!!!!!!! :)
    Sara
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  72. yum yum yum that looks so good!

    xx Anna
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  73. This looks like those desserts they serve in cafes/restaurants!
    Omg looks yummy! Imma pop a slice of brownie into the microwave and top it with vanilla ice cream when it comes out, right now! yummmms

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    1. Naww thanks Hachi, hope you enjoyed that microwave brownie! xx

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  74. It looks so yummy, Sonia! :) I would love to try this.

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  75. you kill me with these food porns!
    xx.M
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  76. Oh my! Now I have to say good bye to my diet! :D I would surely love to try the recipe of this marvelous looking desert! Looks so yummy! :)

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  77. OMG! it's so delicious!!
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  78. I love these pictures!!Amazing blog!

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  79. Oh my my! This looks sooo good!
    And the pictures are amazing, I will try that recipe for sure!

    x Vonyll
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  80. OMG seriously this look so amazing
    Delicious, like I will eat this in two
    Seconds hahaha
    Look so yummy :)
    xoxo
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  81. Ah dear, this looks so delicious! Definitely have to bookmark this recipe in order to try it out later this week :)

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  82. this is a lovely food you made here, i love chocolate, it looks dekicious, am gonna have mine later on, great pictures, i love this.. https://jenniquecreatives.blogspot.com new post on blog now..

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  83. Sonia…I love this!!!!!!
    Sara
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  84. That looks absolutely delicious!!

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  85. This looks SO good! I love that it's so simple!

    Karen, sincerelykn.blogspot.ca

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  86. This is the most amazing dessert! I love fashion and food as well! Your photography looks amazing. The plate is divine!! LOVE everything going on here!! =)

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  87. this looks so delicious, yum yum! and nice presentation!

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