This is a relatively easy recipe to make with simple ingredients and is pretty fuss-free. Everything can be bought from the local supermarket and is a delight for most people, especially with the use of Nutella! Recipe inspired by Donna Hay's cupcakes.
Just for fun, I also put this post up at bakebakebake.
Frosted Nutella Cupcakes
10 tbsp(140 grams) butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups (200 grams) sifted flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
Nutella, 1 jar (375g)
Preheat oven to 325F.
Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners.
Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, approx 2 minutes.
Add in eggs one at a time, until fully incorporated. Better to beat the eggs in a separate bowl before adding it in, easier to mix in.
Add vanilla and mix it in completely.
Stir in the flour, salt and baking powder separately, until batter is uniform and no flour remains.
Using a table spoon, fill each muffin liner with batter.
They should be 1/2 full.
Top each cake with 1 1/2 tsp Nutella. (you can always add more/less of course)
Swirl Nutella in with a toothpick, making sure to fold a bit of batter up over the nutella.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
After topping the batter with one huge spoonful of nutella, and in between stealing mouthfuls of nutella from the jar.
i covered the entire chunk of nutella with batter, leaving only the top for swirling with the batter. use a toothpick to fold in the batter above the nutella first before swirling it.
freshly baked cupcakes, hot from the oven.
letting them cool off first before adding the frosting and toppings.
can be eaten when its nice and warm too.
my finished cupcake with silver balls and colored bunny&chick toppings.
The reason why i covered the entire chunk of nutella under the batter instead of leaving most of the nutella above the batter is because, after biting into the cupcake, there will be a moist chocolate centre inside. top it off with a chocolate frosting, it is just nice for a chocoholic like me! This came as a pleasant (and a tad sweet for some) hidden surprise for most of the family, friends and neighbours who tried it.
But if you find this a tad too sweet, you can always reduce the chocolate added into the cupcake or minus the chocolate frosting/sugared toppings above.