Hazelnut Crunch Cupcake From Donatella

hazelnut chocolate cupcake
Last week a fellow food blogger invited me to lunch at Donatella, a Napoletana pizza place in Chelsea owned by Donatella Arpaia. The pizzas were great, but since this is a blog about cupcakes, I have to tell you about this golden cupcake. It's a hazelnut crunch cupcake with Devil's food cake with chocolate hazelnut cream center, hazelnut praline buttercream and toasted hazelnuts. It was delicious! Also I would be remiss in not mentioning that the rainbow cookie ice cream sandwich at Donatella was just named the best ice cream sandwich in New York City. It is almond-flavored with a thin layer of bittersweet ganache that gives the sandwich a touch of chocolate flavoring, these red, white and green cakes surround a homemade vanilla gelato topped with just a touch of strawberry rhubarb jam.
Rainbow again #donatellanyc