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Chocolate and hazelnut cupcakes flavoured with liqueur
Chocolate and hazelnut cupcakes flavoured with liqueur

Chocolate and hazelnut cupcakes flavoured with liqueur

Preparation 15 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cakes:

  • 190 ml (3/4 cup + 1 tsp) flour
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) baking powder
  • 160 ml (2/3 cup) hazelnut powder
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 185 ml (3/4 cup) sugar
  • 165 ml (2/3 cup) softened

Icing:

  • 500 ml (2 cups) icing sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) Nutella
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) amaretto
  • 12 whole hazelnuts

Preparation

Cakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and hazelnut powder.
  3. With a whisk, add the eggs.
  4. Add the sugar and stir.
  5. Add the butter and mix until evenly combined.
  6. Place in a 12-cup muffin pan lined with paper liners.
  7. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

Icing:

  1. In a bowl, with a whisk, mix together the icing sugar and the egg white.
  2. Add the lemon juice, Nutella and amaretto. Stir well.
  3. If the icing seems too liquid, add some icing sugar.
  4. Refrigerate for 1 hour. 
  5. Using a pastry bag fitted with a fluted tip, decorate the cupcakes with the icing.
  6. Garnish each cupcake with a hazelnut.
  7. Serve.
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