Thursday, July 21, 2011

nutella cupcakes with nutella cream cheese frosting

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 5:08 PM
So if you've tried Nutella how can you not like it. It's the perfect blend of chocolate andhazelnut flavor. Perfect on toast in the morning but what else can you do with it? So so much actually and I've made some cupcakes and frosting to prove it!

Nutella Cupcakes
10 tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated (regular white) sugar
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour. sifted
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp veggie oil
Nutella. 12 teaspoons. (1 teaspoon for each cupcakes)

First cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy I like to do this for about 5 minutes on high setting. Add in eggs one at a time, until they are all fully combined into butter and sugar mixture. Add oil and vanilla then combine. Stir in flour, salt and baking powder until no flour remains visible.

Preheat oven to 325F. Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners. Who does this step first now a days? It takes my over about 2.5 seconds to get hot so I never preheat the oven before I make anything or else the whole house gets too hot.

So anyway, using an ice cream scoop , fill each muffin liner with batter. They should be about 3/4 full.. Top each cake with 1 huge tsp of Nutella. To make it pretty use a toothpick and swirl the Nutella around. Tip: don't over swirl and also make sure you have some of the white batter showing on the top so it doesn't look like a regular chocolate cupcake. You want the marble effect.
Bake for 20 minutes and then cool completely on a wire rack.
Top with Nutella cream cheese frosting (recipe below) or white cream cheese frosting and sprinkles!
P.S. I'm not a food photographer so you have to deal with my half ass picture taking. K? thanks! :)

This should yield 12 cupcakes. Key word is should. I was only able to make 11 so I guess I was a little generious on the scoops.

Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
Combine cream cheese and butter until smooth. Sift the powdered sugar into the butter mixture and slowly combine. Add the Nutella and mix until completely incorporated.

For plain cream cheese frosting:
Remove the Nutella.
8 oz of cream cheese
1 Tbls butter
1/4 cup of butter (instead of 2 Tbls).
1/2 C. powdered sugar (instead of 1/4).

Combine using same process as above.

*I don't remember where the recipe came from so credit goes to whoever deserves it*

10 commented:

Stefani @ on July 21, 2011 at 5:18 PM said...

These look yummy although I have never tried nutella. I plan on buying some soon to see what it taste like!

Marcie W. on July 21, 2011 at 7:40 PM said...

I think you're a great food photographer and these look amazing! Come visit Vegas & hook me UP!

Kasey@ All Things Mamma on July 21, 2011 at 7:46 PM said...

I love Nutella! Sooooo yummy! Your cupcakes look delicious too!

2Wired2Tired on July 21, 2011 at 8:33 PM said...

These look amazing!

Dana on July 21, 2011 at 9:08 PM said...

We LOVE Nutella!!!! Definitely will be trying this recipe! Thanks for sharing! :D

From Tracie on July 22, 2011 at 1:14 AM said...


I want to come to your house for cupcakes.

Nutella is awesome, and your cupcakes look fabulous!

Shop with Me Mama on July 22, 2011 at 3:00 AM said...

Oh my goodness those look delicious!

Courtney on July 22, 2011 at 1:02 PM said...

mm i love nutella!:) looks awesome!

Dee@CWM on July 22, 2011 at 5:06 PM said...

Ohhh you just had to go THERE. Now I want one of those....yum! on July 24, 2011 at 9:47 AM said...

I LOVE nutella! This sounds so good, I'm going to try it, thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

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