I have a school reunion coming up and they have ordered a few different things, most of which I can do with my eyes closed however they have asked for Chocolate cupcakes with a hazelnut filling & instantly my mind went blank!
Does anyone have a hazelnut filling suitable for cupcakes at all?
What frosting do I finish them off with? Chocolate maybe?
Ganache infused with hazelnut oil . Yum
I second the Nutella suggestion.
AYou could maybe fold in some whipped cream to lighten it.
Also, franjelico is hazelnut liqueur. You could put that into a whipped ganache.
In a large heavy-bottomed sauce pot, dissolve 1/8 tsp. salt in 2 T. Frangelico Liqueur and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Add 2 C. butter and 1/2 C. heavy cream, and sift in 1 C. dark cocoa. Over low heat, stir constantly until the butter melts, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Gradually sift in 6 C. confectioner's sugar until smooth and sft peakrs form. Cool to room temperature before using.
Oh Frangelico! I can't believe I never thought of that! I ended up making a Choc Hazelnut Frosting with nutella everyone loved it & I have had people ask for it since but I am soooo try that Frangelico one too maybe for my own birthday cake!
This is what they looked like!.......
Thankyou all sooo much for the help!!!!