Monday, July 5, 2010

Vanilla Hazelnut Cupcakes

I've been wanting to make a decent quick hazelnut cupcake for a while now I just haven't been in the cupcaking mood the last few months. I made these for a small family Fourth of July celebration and they tasted fantastic. I used a simple vanilla cupcake recipe and added 1/3 cup of hazelnut meal to the batter to get a nice, but not overpowering hazelnut taste. I think you can buy hazelnut meal at a local Co-op or specialty store for an arm and a leg, using a food processor does the same thing for a fraction of the price. I can't believe I actually used to live without one of those.

For the icing I used a quick chocolate ganache from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. And dusted with crumbled hazelnuts.


  1. I'm so happy to see a new post! How do you make a vegan ganache? Soy? Coconut?

  2. I know I know, I've been awful with the posts. I'm working on a few different recipes that I should be posting soon(ish).

    I use soy milk for the vegan ganache unless I have soy creamer or coconut milk open then I tend to use those.