Speculoos cupcakes with vanilla glaze

Can we take a minute to appreciate the wonderfulness which is Speculoos cookie spread please. Most know it as a cookie spread, I know it because Bart introduced me to it and my life will never be the same. 

One thing about being in Europe was finding unique things I wouldn't get here in South Africa. On my bike trip to Holland  (which you can read about here, first time biking ever etc.) we stumbled upon a great store where I finally got my hands on some Speculoos spice. It's like gold in my life at the moment.

With a visit from my sister for breakfast yesterday, I decided why not add some to cupcakes. Yes and yes absolute hit people ! She ate 3 in under 5 minutes. 


  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp Speculoos (spice get the spice mixture recipe here) Use less if you desire.
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 tbsp oil 
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Icing sugar 
  • Hot water 
  • Vanilla essence


  1. Preheat oven to 120
  2. Mix all dry ingredients 
  3. Add the wet ingredients: eggs, water, oil.
  4. Mix until smooth consistency.
  5. Pour batter 3/4 of the way in oiled muffin tins or cupcake holders placed in muffin tins.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes

For glaze:

  • Slowly mix the icing sugar, water and vanilla essence until a smooth consistency. Add more icing sugar until you get your desired consistency. I like mine runny and thin.

Final step:

  • Drizzle baked cupcakes with some glaze and I sprinkled some icing sugar on it for added sweetness.

Have you tried Speculoos spread or cookies? If so between Nutella and Speculoos which is your favorite?

Love & light 


  1. Thank goodness I don't live in Holland! Speculoos would be the death of me! We have Dutch family visiting at the moment and they always bring me a jar. No other spread comes close! Please pass the spoon... Sorry Nutella. In this case, you don't make the cut ;)

  2. Yummy!! perfect food ;) Kisses from Spain.
    Xoxo, P.

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  3. Looks so yummy. xx

  4. As soon as I read the title I was curious as I'm not really familiar with Speculoos but I am such a fan of cupcakes. I shall have to try to make these. They look delicious!

  5. Well don't these look and sound lovely! :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  6. Yummy Yummy
    Amazing recipe, thank you for sharing sweetie
    Maggie D.
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  7. Hmmm... looks yummy!
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  8. this looks yum!



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