Lately my mom has been making these outrageous “ice cream cakes” mainly by baking a thin brownie base, spreading slightly melted ice cream, then freezing the whole thing before serving. At our family reunion today, she made this vanilla peanut butter swirl with peanut butter Kit Kat ice cream cake which was oh-so-indulgent!

Lately my mom has been making these outrageous “ice cream cakes” mainly by baking a thin brownie base, spreading slightly melted ice cream, then freezing the whole thing before serving. At our family reunion today, she made this vanilla peanut butter swirl with peanut butter Kit Kat ice cream cake which was oh-so-indulgent!

Ice Cream Cake Dessert Homemade Food Peanut Butter Chocolate Kit Kat Vanilla

Nutella Swirl Cupcakes (Vanilla and Matcha versions)

Nutella Swirl Cupcakes, for him/G (plain vanilla) and for her/me (weird matcha).

This is one of my go-to recipes for cupcakes, because I am that lazy person who does not want to make frosting separately (besides, frosting is usually too sweet anyway). I have made these cupcakes a couple of times before, but I ended up making the same mistakes when I made them last night (i.e. not adding milk, not making sure the Nutella is soft, not sandwiching the Nutella between the batter because it is hard to make swirls in the sticky batter using a toothpick). Well, I’m now documenting everything here so that all goes well next time!

The batter is soft and a little dense, which is perfect because who wants the Nutella to sink at the bottom of the cupcake? The sweet Nutella goes well with the buttery vanilla version, and perfectly compliments the strong taste of the matcha version. 

Curious about the combination of matcha and Nutella? Read on for the recipe!

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Baking Cupcakes Nutella Vanilla Matcha Food Dessert

I love ice cream. I used to have it every single day. It didn’t help that back home we had three different half gallon boxes of ice cream in our freezer. Or that there was a Mc Donald’s just beside our office where I could buy sundae cones.
But now, I’m being more careful. After I volunteered for a focus group discussion on low-fat ice cream for a marketing class, I found the best compromise to my body’s need for ice cream and for remaining fit and not fat. This Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich is only 140 calories but is very creamy and filling, and not too sweet. So now I can go back to having ice cream every single day. :)

I love ice cream. I used to have it every single day. It didn’t help that back home we had three different half gallon boxes of ice cream in our freezer. Or that there was a Mc Donald’s just beside our office where I could buy sundae cones.

But now, I’m being more careful. After I volunteered for a focus group discussion on low-fat ice cream for a marketing class, I found the best compromise to my body’s need for ice cream and for remaining fit and not fat. This Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich is only 140 calories but is very creamy and filling, and not too sweet. So now I can go back to having ice cream every single day. :)

The Skinny Cow Ice Cream Low Fat Chocolate Vanilla Sweet Dessert