Sunday, November 6, 2011

Hot Chocolate and Cake Pops

Sweet November, welcome to my life.

I think I mentioned before that once it starts getting colder, I tend to gravitate towards the kitchen. This weekend was just like that, and full of sweetness too. All three of us kept orbiting around our kitchen table, and even science experiments happened over there (baking soda, food coloring, vinegar, and a baster - N. loved watching it fizzle).

I tried my first cake pops based on Bakerella's tips and recipes, and found out they are much harder then they look, and also that N. is not quite ready to help.

We also found this amazing recipe for hot chocolate. Yum! I don't think I will ever drink any other kind! Of course, I've got to share it:

  • 2 2/3 cups of milk
  • 6 tbs of Nutella
  • pinch of cinnamon (2x)
  • whipped cream
First you add 2/3 cups of milk in a saucepan and warm it up on medium. Add the Nutella and whisk it until it's well mixed. Add the rest of the milk and a pinch of cinnamon, and keep whisking until it's warm and frothy. Pour it in cups, add some whipped cream on top and another pinch of cinnamon. Enjoy! (notice the nearly empty cup on top... N. couldn't wait until I took the pictures)

What's your favorite room of the house around this time of year? Do you like to snuggle up under the blankets on a sofa, hang out in the kitchen, or somewhere else entirely?


  1. This turkey is so adorable, he made me laugh (I laugh at cuteness). My son had to see what I was so cracked up about. And this hot chocolate recipe sounds like something my family would lap up! Thanks for such great recipes.
    My Blog

  2. Yum and yum - mouth watering post today! I agree; the colder it gets the more I want to bake! :-)

  3. The cake pops are adorable - and yum that hot chocolate sounds amazing.

  4. Thank you for the hot chocolate recipe!
    Those cake pops look so cute!

  5. I think your cake pops turned out beautifully. I'd tried making Bakerella's cake pops and I have to agree that it's not as easy as it looks --mostly for the life of me, I could not get the candy melts to melt properly! =)

  6. i love the sofa and the kitchen... they are the warmest places of my house!

  7. Oh my goodness dear one this is my kinda weekend 100%...wish I was there making those adorable cakepops with you. I made them once and they were sooooo big! It was very funny.
    My favourite room is the Kitchen....for sure...we spend soooo much time in there.
    Hugs and love to you

  8. I tried making the little chick cake pops with a bunch of friends of for a baby shower and they were really hard to decorate. They looked so bad we couldn't stop laughing. Lucky for us the baby shower recipient had a very good sense of humor and didn't mind :) The hot chocolate recipe sounds wonderful I know my boys will love it! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Hi, I'd like to invite you to post your giveaways on our giveaway directory: Giveaway Scout ( Please submit your blog here: Once you receive our confirmation email you can post your giveaways on our site. Thanks.

  10. Nutella and hot chocolate? Oh my...

    I have a hard time with the winter months coming, but the cozy aspect of it all makes it seem more bearable. This recipe just might make it awesome. ;)

  11. That recipe sounds amazing, thanks so much! We love hot chocolate here at my place so we will definitely give it a try! The cake pops look hard to make but yours are really cute in the photos. :)


  12. Yum - cake pops! They always look tricky to me as well but they taste so good. And so fun for the kiddos!