The Tati Baking Event at Celsius (Nassima Royal Hotel): A Recipe for Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

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Tati, France’s favorite value retailer for all things home, fashion and family, joined hands with five-star property Nassima Royal Hotel for a bloggers’ baking event.

Tati is located on the 1st Floor of Mirdiff City Center, and was showcasing their very colorful, handy cookware range and what better way to do this than under the expert scrutiny of award-winning Pastry Chef Malith of Nassima Royal Hotel? 

Chef Malith plans to host regular cooking sessions for the public in Celsius restaurant (located on the 1st floor of the hotel), and started off with a baking class alongside recipe blogger Farah (find her on Instagram under the handle @bakingwithfarah).

Farah shared her trademark recipe for Vegan Chocolate Cupcake. See the image above? Can you believe these beauties are actually vegan and have no dairy or eggs were used in the mix?! Pretty shocking I know… what’s even more phenomenal is that they taste pretty fantabulous too! Do give the recipe a go:


Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe (courtesy @bakingwithfarah)

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

To make the batter, whip together the following in a food processor:

  • 250ml  coconut milk
  • 172g castor sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp cider vinegar
  • 160g all-purpose flour
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Pour into greased cupcake molds, and bake in the oven till done.
Allow to cool, and decorate with frosting before serving.
To Make the Vegan Cupcake Frosting, whip together:
  • 3 large ripe avocados
  • 660g icing sugar
  • 200g Dutch process cocoa powder


Complete the look with generous sprinkles of finely crushed pistachios.


About Celsius Restaurant

Located in 5-star property Nassima Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai, Celsius is the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant.

Celsius is renowned for its lavish and rich daily buffets, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner. In addition to their famed themed nights, guests will also have a selection of delicacies from the cuisines of the globe to tingle their taste buds.

What’s more, in addition to the open plan dining room, Celsius features two semi-private dining rooms for you to host private parties. Located on the mezzanine level, the restaurant’s show kitchen allows guests to watch live cooking demonstrations as they enjoy their meals.

For bookings and more information on Celsius, give them a call on +971 4 308 0000. You might also like to have a glimpse of my dining experience there; click here for more.


About Tati

Tati is a French retail institution of sorts. Created way back in 1948, the core ideology of the brand is to offer customers a wide range of homeware, accessories and fashion for the entire family at unbelievably low, everyday prices.

Founder Jules Ouaki, a pioneer in the low-cost textile market opened the first Tati store in Paris over 6 decades ago. Since then the brand has evolved to become one of France’s leading fashion department stores with over 140 stores to date and an ambitious international expansion plan.

Apart from fashion, Tati prides itself for its high-quality kitchen and bakeware products, all at competitively low, affordable prices. What better way to try your hand at baking than heading to Tati?

Visit the Tati store in Mirdiff City Centre, Dubai (1st Floor).