Life is always full these days with lots of competing priorities. I seem to be constantly juggling the demands of my part-time job, running a busy household for our family of four, preparing content for our blog, photography, and always trying to find a little bit of time to do the things I really enjoy – sewing, baking, and other creative pursuits. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t change a thing – I thrive on being busy. It would be nice though to have a little more time to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.
I have been striving recently to achieve a better work/life balance. To fit everything in, I need to have really good time management. On the days I work, I prepare my lunch so that I have plenty of healthy food to get me through the day. I pop a few coffee sachets in my handbag – they are so portable and I love to have a range on hand – cappuccino, latté, mocha. NESCAFÉ have a new and improved range of café style flavours that are frothier and creamier than before. They are so quick and easy to prepare at work (you just need to add hot water) and provide a convenient coffee lift when you get to the afternoon slump. A simply delicious cup when you need it most.
When I have a day off, I love to bake – there is something so therapeutic about combining a few ingredients and creating something that tastes and smells amazing. My family always appreciates the results. I have created a cupcake recipe that uses the delicious Caramel Latté Coffee from NESCAFÉ Café Menu. The result is sublime – a light, caramel flavoured cake with a hint of coffee. It is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite morning coffee, and they are so easy to prepare.
- 125 g self raising flour
- 125 g unsalted butter
- 60 g brown sugar
- 60 g castor sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 sachet Nescafé Caramel Latté Flavoured Coffee
- 3 tablespoons milk
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
- Put all of the ingredients, apart from the milk, in a food processor and combine. Pulse while adding the milk to form a soft batter.
- Line a cupcake pan with 12 paper liners. Fill the liners with the batter.
- Cook for 17 - 20 minutes.
- Allow to cool on a wire rack.
- Serve dusted with icing sugar.
I enjoyed a cup of creamy, frothy NESCAFÉ Vanilla Latté in the winter sun, with a few of my favourite craft books for a relaxing and refreshing morning indulgence. Your break starts here!
If you would like to sample the new NESCAFÉ Café Menu for yourself, pop on over to the NESCAFÉ Facebook Sampling App to request a free sample. #NescafeCupAbove