Sunday, November 8, 2009

A day with the coolest people I know, and Nutella

Finally an update! I misplaced my memory card reader to upload pictures and I just found it today.
This was back on October 7th. I headed over to my Aunt and Uncles house for the day to bake my Uncles favorite baked goods for his birthday. We baked him a cake with pure Nutella frosting (amazing/disgusting idea, I know) and hazelnut cupcakes with Nutella frosting. Although Nutella isn't vegan, there is a vegan alternative that is called "Simple Soynut Butter" that you can use for this recipe. Over all, this day was spent with two of the coolest people I know listening to Black Flag, This is Boston Not L.A., and eating good food.

Here is the recipe:

Hazelnut Cupcakes:

1/2 cup soy milk
2 1/2 tsp hazelnut extract
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes. Take out, set to cool.

Hazelnut Chocolate Nutella Frosting:

1/2 cup earth balance
1/2 cup shortening
3 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup soy milk
1 tbsp hazelnut extract
1/3 cup vegan nutella

I would suggest chopping up hazelnuts and putting some on each cupcake

Happy Baking!


  1. Hi there. Where can I find Vegan Nutella?

  2. Nutella contains skim milk which is low fat dairy milk.