Saturday, May 5, 2012
In The Kitchen - Vanilla Cupcake with Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting
Have you every run into a recipe and said, "wow, that sounds great" only to find out that, "humm, that wasn't a great as I though it would be." Well, that's this recipe. It is a vanilla cupcake with a nutella based frosting.
First, I have to admit that the vanilla cake was good. The texture and flavor was excatly what I would expect from a vanilla cake. The combination of vanilla extract and vanilla beans really brought a wonderful flavor to the cake. With oil, full fat sour cream and whole milk this cake was moist. Thumbs up from the family taste testers.
Now, to the frosting. I'm a big chocolate hazelnut fan. The biggest brand out there is Nutella, but I prefer Justin's brand. This frosting uses a Nutella base and I thought..."wow"! Well, IMO there is too much sugar, and if I were to make this again I would cut the sugar down to 1/4 cup (versus the 2 cups called for in the recipe). Although there was a nice aroma of chocolate, I was really put off by the very sweet and gritty texture of the frosting. I topped them with bits of chocoalte and nonpareils.
Well, now it's time to get rid of them. I had my one. That's enough of that. Now, off for a workout.