Happy new year

Happy new year lovelies, I hope you all had the sweetest Christmas and New year.

I apologise for not blogging much this year, I have had a busy year starting my new job and a few other dramas. I hope you have satisfied your sweet desires by following me on my Instagram @dessertaddictsanonymous .

2018 saw me eating so many yummy things, my absolute favourite things had to be the cheesecakes from Jillian’s Cakery and Beatrix. Those places make the best cheesecakes ever!

I’ve also been spending way too much time on Instagram lately, I have a few favourites that I’ve adored last year..

I’ve based my favourites on instagram accounts that are honest, contain interesting content and interact with their followers.

I hate to say this, but I’m sick of so many foodie Instagram accounts who sexualise all their posts, it’s a huge turn off, especially if it happens on every post. I guess in the end it’s up to you how you like to post on Instagram.

Anyway, I promise to make an effort to blog more this year.


New favourites

It’s time to update you all on my current sweet favourites.

1. Christina’s Honey Cake

I am absolutely obsessed with Christina’s Honey Cake! This honey cake is hands down my favourite cake that I’ve eaten so far. The cake is truly addictive.

Link Christina’s Honey Cakes

2. Alouss Chocolate

I discovered Alouss Chocolate at the Good, Food and Wine Show and I have been addicted ever since. Their Mossman milk chocolate is my favourite from their range, it’s just so smooth and creamy!

Link Alouss Chocolate

3. Black Cockatoo Bakery

Black Cockatoo Bakery is the most amazing bakery, I am addicted to their chocolate croissants, their croissants are so flaky and buttery. In my opinion, their croissants are the best that I’ve ever eaten.

Link Black Cockatoo Bakery

4. Grumpy Donut’s Fairy Bread Donut

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with Grumpy Donuts, their donuts are just so amazing! I love their fairy bread donut, it is so yummy and the sprinkles remind me of my childhood.

Link Grumpy Donuts

There you have it, my current top favourites. Any suggestions on where else I should go or eat?


Easy homemade Scones

Making scones is one thing that I hate the most, I hate kneading things by hand. After volunteering for the Country Women’s Association at the Easter Show as a scone cutter, I felt invincible and knew that I could conquer this fear by making my own scones at home.

Volunteering for the CWA at the Easter Show was one of the most amazing and tiring experiences of my life. I got to meet some amazing women and learnt so much. My role was a scone cutter, this meant that once the mixture was mixed, I had to knead the scone mixture and cut them into scones. I cut a lot of scones on my 4 hour shift and was so tired afterwards. On the day that I volunteered they sold 5124 scones!

It’s actually taken me a few weeks to want to even think about making scones and because it was my day off, I felt inspired to make some scones.

I googled so many recipes and I found a recipe by the CWA that won me over. This recipe looked so easy. The recipe took so little time to make, I was chuffed. To cut the scones I used the top of a glass because I could not find my cookie cutter. To ensure the scones are not sticky, I used lots of plain flour to flour the bench and scones.

The results were beautiful.

I ate one of the scones straight from the oven. The scones tasted so amazing, they were fluffy and soft on the inside. My husband was also impressed.

I really think that I’ve found the best scone recipe ever, I’ll definitely make them again soon.

CWA scones Recipe:

3/4 cups of cream

1 cup of milk

3 tablespoons of sifted icing sugar

3 cups of sifted self raising flour


Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius

With an electric beater on low speed, mix the cream, milk and icing sugar for one minute.

Mix in the flour with wooden spoon, be careful not to over mix.

Put mixture on a well floured surface and knead. If mixture gets sticky, dust with plain flour.

Cut the scones into desired shape. Place scones on a greased/floured baking tray and make sure the scones are touching each other. I used cooking oil spray and sprinkle of plain flour.

Cook in the oven for 12-15 minutes.

Cadbury Caramilk

The latest hype in the supermarket this month appears to be Cadbury’s Caramilk from their New Zealand branch and I was determined to try it to see what the hype is all about.

I’ll confess that I am not a huge fan of Cadbury chocolate, I always find it so sweet, but because internet star Christian Hull said it was amazing, I had to try it for myself. Despite people complaining that they had trouble finding it, I managed to find it at Coles.

Cadbury Caramilk is essentially caramelised white chocolate and it was previously only sold in New Zealand and now Coles and Woolworths in Australia have been stocking limited quantities of the chocolate.

My friend and I had tried the chocolate at the same time, I chose this particular friend because he is a huge Cadbury fan. We both agreed that although the chocolate was creamy, the chocolate was just too sweet and honestly nothing special. We both felt so disappointed.

I felt really sad that I didn’t like it, I honestly wanted to, but it wasn’t for my liking.

Cadbury Caramilk costs $5 and is available from Woolworths, Coles and some independent supermarkets. It is currently on sale at Coles for $3.

Cinnamon sugar candied nuts

I love cinnamon sugar, it is just one of many sweet things that I adore, I believe that cinnamon sugar works well in any baking recipe. I had tonnes of raw macadamia and raw pecan nuts sitting in my pantry (my mum went crazy buying me tonnes), so I thought why not make some cinnamon sugar candied nuts.

The idea of cinnamon sugar candied nuts just sounded delicious, I assumed that they’d taste like the ones that from the nut shops that you’d buy. I searched for a recipe and I found one that was nice and easy.

The recipe was pretty easy to follow, however in one instance I forgot to turn them over (I blame my toddler). Once the nuts were baked, I let them cool and resisted the urge to eat one.

The cinnamon sugar candied nuts tasted so delicious, it really gave the nuts a nice crunch to them and the nuts itself tasted like they just had been roasted.

I decided to share the cinnamon sugar candied nuts with my dad and he loved them.

This recipe is so dangerously easy to make and so delicious.

The recipe for cinnamon sugar candied nuts- https://damndelicious.net/2013/10/30/cinnamon-sugar-candied-nuts/


I have a few items that I really dislike baking and pavlova is one of them. Making pavlova scares me because it always looks so complicated, I felt inspired to make one after finding a recipe by Adam Liaw.

The last time I made a pavlova it went quite brown and it was quite flat, I felt so deflated after that, so I decided to give up. Then one day I saw a Instagram post from Adam Liaw promising that his recipe will help make the perfect pavlova, so I decided to be brave and give it a go.

After reading the recipe it seems that the main reason that my pavlova might have failed is the fact that I did not mix the egg whites/sugar long enough and that my oven was too hot. This time around I followed those steps carefully and thankfully my pavlova looked much nicer.

For the garnishing I put mango, whipped cream and shredded coconut. I was so proud of my pavlova, look how high and white it looks. 😍

The pavlova tasted really nice and the additions of mangoes instead of the usual strawberries was a nice change. I might have put the same garnishes as Adam’s if I had the ingredients.

Looks like I might be making a pavlova again soon, I’m crossing it off my baking nemesis list.

Adam Liaw’s recipe:


Happy new year!

Happy new year lovelies!

I cannot believe it is already 2018, 2017 flew by so fast. What a year.

Thank you to my followers who have liked my Instagram posts on @dessertaddictsanonymous 27,000+ times, I am so overwhelmed with the love. Please check out my Instagram if you have not done so already.

2017 was a fun year in baking for me, I got to experiment with so many new techniques and my obsession for baking grew stronger. Here are my favourites for 2017-

I am hoping that I can continue to bake and to one day hopefully do a class so that I can improve my skills.

I promise to blog more this year too, I have not really had the chance to sit down and write. (Mum life)

Anyway, I you all have a fabulous year! Keep on baking.




Gingerbread cupcakes

It’s that time of the year again where I go into crazy baking mode baking for all the Christmas parties that I have to attend. This year I’ve gone crazy on gingerbread.

The one thing I hate about Christmas type cakes is fruit cake, I hate dried fruit, I find it disgusting and as a child I used to pick the fruit out of the cake and just eat the cake.

This year I decided to bake gingerbread inspired recipes and today I decided to bake gingerbread cupcakes with cream cheese icing and sprinkled with gingerbread crumble.

I actually had a dream about this recipe idea in my sleep, I was so excited to make it the next day. I ended up googling a few recipes for gingerbread cupcakes and then chose one that seemed to suit my needs. The recipe that I chose looked easy to make, the only tweak that I made was not using maple syrup and only using not quite 1/2 a cup of treacle rather than molasses. Despite these tweaks, the recipe did turn out really well, such a relief.

For the gingerbread crumble, I tweaked the recipe to add more spices to the mix.

The result, delicious Christmas inspired cupcakes.

The cupcake combination worked really well and it was not too intense in gingerbread flavouring. The cupcake was also so moist.

I apologise for not posting this recipe before Christmas, I was just so busy! I also apologise for not typing out the recipe, no time with a toddler. 😭

The recipe can be located on these links:

Gingerbread cupcakes (minus the Twix)

The gingerbread crumble (add mixed spice)

Cream cheese icing


As you all know, I’m a huge cake snob, so when my friend on Instagram @foodismylifemelbourne told me there’s a cake shop in Melbourne that sells the best cakes that he has ever eaten, I booked flights to Melbourne asap and went with him to check it out. 

Beatrix is a cute cake shop/cafe in North Melbourne, that sells a huge range of sweet treats and also savoury food such as gourmet ciabatta filled rolls, I definitely want to try their savoury items when I come back to Melbourne.

When I arrived at Beatrix, I was so impressed with their delicious range of cakes and slices, I really wanted to eat them all. My main goal of the visit was to try their their strawberries and cream cheesecake, because I am obsessed with cheesecake.

I ended ordering two slices of cake, I chose the strawberries and cream cheesecake and the cocoa sour cream layer cake. I really wanted to order a third slice of cake, but I knew I couldn’t stomach it. 

The strawberries and cream cake was amazing, the texture was so creamy and delicious, it was definitely love at first bite! Each bite of this cake brought me so much happiness. (I actually think I was having a Meg Ryan moment in “When Harry Met Sally”). 

The cocoa and sour cream cake was so moist and chocolately and not heavy at all. I also liked the raspberries in the cake too, unfortunately I was too full half way through and I had to get the rest for take away.

Leaving Beatrix was a REALLY sad moment for me, I just felt like I had broken up with a lost love, I knew that I would not have another chance to eat their cakes for a while, I really wished I lived in Melbourne. 

Now as I browse their Instagram page, I feel so sad because I miss their cakes and really wish that one day they’ll open up a shop in Sydney or I can visit Melbourne again some day soon.

Beatrix cakes is now officially my new favourite cake shop. 

Beatrix is located at: 

688 Queensberry Street North Melbourne (corner of Lothian Street)

My dessert favourites 

I’ve been eating way too many sweet things lately, I’m trying to convince myself that I deserve to eat them. I blame stress for making me eat sweets. Lol

Here are 7 of my current dessert favourites, that you must try :

1. Chocolate chip cookie from Fossix Coffee

I discovered this place after blogger Simon posted some photos of the cafe. The chocolate chip cookie from Fossix Coffee is seriously what dreams are made of, they use so much callebaut chocolate, the cookie is crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I really do think this chocolate chip cookie is the best that I’ve eaten in the Sydney CBD. 

2. Strawberries and cream sponge cake from The Grounds of the city

The strawberries and cream sponge cake at The Grounds of the city is seriously what I’ve been craving since falling in love with the sponge cake at Gumnut Patisserie. I have been obsessing over sponge cake for so long and I was over joyed to find a good one in the Sydney CBD. The sponge cake is so fluffy and moist, the cream filling is real fresh cream and the strawberries are divine. Heavenly! 

3. Ultimate chocolate cake from Zokoko

I’ve been a huge fan of Zokoko for such a long time and I still love their ultimate chocolate cake, it never disappoints. The ultimate chocolate cake is dense, moist and chocolately, the use of Zokoko chocolate makes it perfect. I don’t think I’ve ever had a chocolate that tastes better than this. 

4. Australian sea salt and honey crueller from Shortstop Coffee and donuts

What’s not to love about this sweet and salty combination ? The crueller is crispy yet chewy and it tastes like a Chinese fried donut. The balance of the sweet and salty flavours is perfect. I’ve really fallen in love with Shortstop’s donuts, more so now that I’ve found some favourites. The maple walnut donut is my other favourite.

5. Ferrero Roche croissant from Top Impression Bakery

 I really love a good pain au chocolat, this croissant was next level of amazement. The croissant was flaky and buttery and the amount of chocolate ganache filling was insane! I was actually defeated by this croissant, I couldn’t eat it all. 

6. Buttered toast donut from Grumpy Donuts and Butterbing cookie sandwich from Butterbing

Even though I’ve tried virtually every flavour of donut from Grumpy Donuts, I still love their buttered toast donut. A donut with delicious brown butter frosting and brioche crumbs, a very delicious combination. 

7. Lamingtons from Jillian’s Cakery

I love the lamingtons from Jillian’s Cakery, their lamingtons are not overly sweet and the lamingtons are so moist. Their lamingtons are definitely my favourite. 

Honourable mention go to Lexie’s cheesecake, but sadly they’ve since closed down. 

What are your favourite desserts?