Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Speculoos Chocolate Cake Roll

Photo and Recipe by: pinkflour
For the cake:
1 chocolate cake mix
3 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup strong coffee, cooled
Cocoa powder

For the frosting:
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup Speculoos Spread
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar
3-4 Tbsp milk

For the drizzle:
1/4 cup Speculoos Spread
1 cup powdered sugar
3 Tbsp milk


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a jelly roll (10x15”) pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray. Using a stand mixer (or a hand mixer), combine the chocolate cake mix, oil, eggs and coffee. Spread cake batter into prepared pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

2. While the cake is baking, lay out a clean dish towel on your kitchen counter. Sprinkle it with coco powder. When cake is done baking, immediately turn the cake over onto the dish towel and remove the parchment paper. Working from the short side, fold the dish towel over the end of the cake. Roll the cake up into the dish towel. Allow to cool for 1-2 hours.

3. For the frosting, in a stand mixer, beat together the butter and Speculoos Spread until fully combined. Add the vanilla extract and beat until incorporated. Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Then, continue beating for 5-7 minutes until frosting is light and fluffy. Unroll the cooled cake and then spread the frosting over the entire cake. Using the dish towel to help you, roll the cake back up tightly. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

4. For the drizzle, whisk together the Speculoos Spread, powdered sugar and milk until fully combined. Drizzle over the chilled cake and then, slice and enjoy!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Baked Speculoos M&M Donuts

Photo and Recipe by: insidebrucrewlife

Baked donuts made from Speculoos spread and topped with white chocolate and M&M's...the best way to start the day.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Yield: about 4 dozen mini donuts

1/2 c. butter
1 c. Speculoos spread
2/3 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 c. applesauce
1/3 c. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 c. flour
2/3 c. whipping cream
8 oz. Candiquik, melted
1/2 c. miniature M&M's

  1. Cream the butter, Speculoos and sugar. Add the egg, sour cream, applesauce, and vanilla and beat again. Sift together the baking powder, baking soda, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt, and flour. Add the flour and whipping cream alternately to the butter mixture until all has been incorporated.
  2. Spoon the batter into a large ziplock bag and cut one corner off. Use the bag to fill the cavities of a mini donut pan. Bake at 425* for 5-6 minutes. Let cool in the pan 4-5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the Candiquik slowly. Stir every 30 seconds. Dip the tops of the donuts in the chocolate and place M&M's on top. Store in a covered container.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Speculoos Swirl Brownies

Photo and Recipe by: unsophisticook

·         3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
·         1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
·         1 teaspoon kosher salt
·         2/3 cup cocoa powder
·         2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
·         3 eggs
·         1 cup all-purpose flour
·         1/2 teaspoon baking powder
·         1/2 cup Speculoos Spread, melted
1.       Preheat over to 350 degrees.
2.       Line a square 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper or give it a coating of baking spray.
3.       Melt the butter on the stove top in a sauce pan or in the microwave. Whisk in sugar, salt and cocoa powder, and then stir in vanilla extract.
4.       In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the eggs well, and then whisk in the chocolate mixture until well combined.
5.       In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder until well combined. Stir the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture until just combined.
6.       Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Melt Speculoos Spread in the microwave and drizzle over the top of the brownie batter. Use a clean butter knife to swirl the Speculoos Spread into the batter.
7.       Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cool on a wire cooling rack for at least 30 minutes before serving.