Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

Sunday, 10 August 2014



Nutella Chocolate Cupcakes

I am here to introduce you to a delicious and easy chocolate cupcake recipe. Filled with Nutella, these chocolate cakes are so light and fluffy. Topped with a beautiful Nutella buttercream, they become the ultimate chocolate indulgence. They were the perfect cake to celebrate my mum's birthday on the weekend. 


Nutella Chocolate Cupcakes

My mum requested a chocolate cake but I couldn't resist giving them an extra chocolatey twist. So out came the Nutella! We never have Nutella in the house and now I know why - that stuff is amazing. And it goes perfectly inside a cupcake and in the frosting. Add a Ferrero Rocher or two and these cupcakes become a hazelnut chocolate delight!

Nutella Chocolate Cupcakes


SWEET MENU'S NUTELLA STUFFED CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES WITH NUTELLA FROSTING

Makes 12 cupcakes

Ingredients
Cakes
3/4 cup plain flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
Filling
12 teaspoons of Nutella
Icing
100 grams butter, softened
3 cups icing sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup Nutella

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with patty cases. In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, soda, powder and salt. In a separate mixing bowl, add the eggs, sugars, oil and vanilla and whisk together until smooth. Then add half of the wet mixture into the dry mixture, along with half of the buttermilk and gently fold. Add the rest of the wet mixture and the buttermilk and fold together until just combined.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared patty cases and pop into the oven. Bake for 18 minutes or until cooked through. Set cakes out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely. Using a chopstick, poke a hole into each of the cupcakes and pipe or spoon in the Nutella.

In a large mixing bowl, add the butter and gently add the icing sugar. Add a tablespoon or two of milk to help loosen up the mixture. Add the nutella and continue to beat. Continue to add a tablespoon of milk as needed to help loosen up the icing - don't worry if you don't need all the milk.

Once the icing is a thick and creamy consistency, place in your piping big and pipe onto your cupcakes.

Nutella Chocolate Cupcakes

30 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to your mother! These look phenomenal. I'm a sucker for nutella... it's dangerous to keep around :)

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    1. Thanks Medha! And you're right, Nutella is hard to resist! :)

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  2. Oh gosh, right now I'm staring at your stunning pictures and cannot think of anything more addictive that these cupcakes.

    Daniela

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  3. Those look amazing! You can't go wrong with nutella :) Pinned

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  4. I love nutella and ferrero rocher, these look divine!

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  5. Wow those are some gorgeous cupcakes! I bet they tasted just as good!

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  6. Yes, these look awesome! As Nutella's #1 fan, these are right up my alley! They look fantastic. :)

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  7. Gorgeous cupcakes! Love nutella and stuffing them is such a great idea! Happy birthday to your mom, she must have loved these :)

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    1. Thanks Kelly! I loved seeing people's faces when they realise there's an extra shot of Nutella inside :)

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  8. nutella stuffed anything is delicious but stuffed cupcakes sounds incredible. They are doubly rich and sweet! Love it

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  9. Yum!!!! I love the Nutella overload here! What piping tip did you use?

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    1. Hi Lindsey, unfortunately I can't tell you because I don't know! It's just a plastic one I bought at a cooking store - I tried to find the biggest star tip I could. I think the Wilton 1M looks pretty similar which is what I'll be buying next :)

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  10. That frosting is utter perfection! You pipe like a pro :)

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  11. How could anyone pass up a nutella stuffed cupcake? Heaven on a plate!

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  12. You can never go wrong with Nutella...EVER! These look completely chocolatey and wonderful, and that frosting! It looks so velvety and smooth! I must have some on a spoon immediately!

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    1. Thanks so much Alyssa - and I totally agree, Nutella is amazing!

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  13. Oh my these look seriously to-die-for! Love the nutella stuffing. Beautiful, pinning!

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  14. These look amazing, and the addition of that ferrero rocher on top...agh! Love these :)

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  15. Nutella on top of nutella! Sounds wonderful!

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  16. Extra chocolatey twists all the way! Nutella adds a nice nuttiness to mix up all the decadence. I bet your mum loved these! I know I do :)

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  17. Hope your mother had a wonderful birthday! These cupcakes look like a delicious and special treat.

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  18. Nutella overload in the BEST way possibleeee!!! I have yet to make Nutella filled cupcakes.

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  19. I'm obsessed with nutella so these cupcakes are calling my name! YUM!!
    Tina from www.tinaschic.com

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  20. These look incredible!! I am a sucker for anything with nutella, love that you put it in the filling and the frosting!

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