Hazelnut Extract Substitute?

Baking By mom2spunkynbug Updated 26 Mar 2010 , 6:22pm by karateka

mom2spunkynbug Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 1:06pm
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I use King Arthur's White Cake recipe, which includes vanilla & almond extracts. (I call it Vanilla Almond) A bride asked me if she could have a Vanilla Hazelnut cake instead of Vanilla Almond...I said yes, no problem, since I would just replace the almond with hazelnut.

I went to the store yesterday and could not find any hazelnut!!! I went online to the McCormick website and they do not even sell such a thing!! Now the wedding is tomorrow (it's a very small cake) and I don't know what to do?!

Any suggestions?! (I did buy hazelnut coffee creamer- ?)

7 replies
Ronbob1984 Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 1:12pm
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You can use Hazlenut Liquor. I have for a wonderful cake.

cakemom42 Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 1:22pm
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Try one of these
- you can also use "Torani" it's a syrup but will work the same... I find this at World Market or Resturant Depot.
- Also I some times use "Nutella" which can be found in any supermarket.
- Lastly you can get Hazelnut flour at any chinese market and use it in your cake (use about 1/2 c of the hazelnut flour & take away 1/2 c from the regular flour in your recipe).
Let us know how it goes :0)

mom2spunkynbug Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 1:52pm
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Originally Posted by Ronbob1984

You can use Hazlenut Liquor. I have for a wonderful cake.

Thank you - Where can I find this?

Cakemom, thanks for your suggestions!

Ronbob1984 Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 2:07pm
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I usually buy the Nip bottles at the Liquor store. Baileys, Frangelico(hazelnut), Kahlua, Butterscotch Snapps, Limoncello. The possibilities are only limited to what is available

costumeczar Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 5:49pm
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I second the frangelico liquer.

RoseCitySugarcraft Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 6:11pm
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As much as I LOVE to soak cakes, or bake with alcohol in them, I try to use the oils more often than the liqueurs. There are a lot of people who don't want or can't have the alcohol content. The oils are a good option (IMHO) icon_smile.gif

Also, many grocers (ie: Safeway, Kroger, Albertsons) have nut oils in their baking aisles, too. I don't know the brand, but there is one that carries walnut, hazelnut, and others. keep your eyes peeled, and good luck!

~ Scott

karateka Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 6:22pm
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I purchased some hazelnut extract from Whole Foods. I also bought some Hazelnut oil, which I replaced half of the butter in my recipe with. Made for a nice hazelnut cake.

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