Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Nutella Frosted Cupcakes

I just absolutely love Nutella! Just ask my husband. I eat at least 2 spoonfuls every day after I get home from work...just because. I eat Nutella with sliced up bananas, with animal crackers and with pretzels. I had Nutella on the brain and I thought "hey I don't just have to dip things in Nutella. I could bake with it!" Now of course my idea is not original and there are 1000's of recipes already out there. So why reinvent the wheel? These Frosted Nutella Cupcakes are so simple and yet so delicious.

Nutella Frosted Cupcakes
10 tbsp(140 grams) butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups (200 grams) sifted all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
Nutella, approx. 1/3 cup
Preheat oven to 325F. Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners.
Cream together butter and sugar until light, 2 minutes. Add in eggs one at a time, until fully incorporated. Don’t worry if the batter doesn’t look smooth. Add vanilla. Stir in flour, salt and baking powder until batter is uniform and no flour remains.
Using an ice cream scoop, fill each muffin liner with batter. They should be 3/4 full, if you’re not using a scoop. Top each cake with 1 1/2 tsp Nutella. 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.
Makes 12.

I got this recipe from here.

I'm drooling.


Kelly said...

Oh MY goodness, these look so awesome. I have an unhealthy obsession with nutella. Pretzels is my go to, but really just because I think I need a vehicle - I should just cut out the middle man and go straight for the spoonful.

Tatiana said...

Nutella and I are BFFs girl! I find myself eating way too much of it every single day. Those cupcakes look delicious! I must give them a try

Natalie said...

mmm! There's nothing better than Nutella!

Sarah said...

oh my gosh sliced bananas?!! Why haven't I thought of this. I usually slap that gloriousness on toast and I'm content but man a whole new world has opened up to me!
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Ashley Slater said...

I have never tried nutella.... maybe I should?

Also, thanks for the comments about our new puppy! She IS pretty adorable :)

Jennifer said...

Wow. These look so good!

Anonymous said...

That sounds wonderful. I love Nutella as well.

My blog is also a nest. :)