These are probably the most amazing, awesome, spectacular cupcakes I have ever EVER tried in my whole life. I love cupcakes, I love nutella, why on earth wouldn’t I absolutely adore nutella cupcakes?
Honestly, try these and let me know what you think!
Cupcakes: 100 g flour, 2 ½ tbls cocoa powder, 140 g sugar, 1 ½ teasp raising powder, a pinch of salt, 40 g butter (room temp), 120 ml milk, 1 egg, 120 g Nutella
Butter cream: 250 g icing sugar, 80 g butter, 2 tbls milk, 80 g Nutella
Pre-heat the oven at 170ºC and prepare the cupcake liners on the tray.
Mix the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and butter (room temperature) well together until obtaining a sand-textured mix.
Little by little add the milk stirring continuously until it is well mixed. Then add the egg and mix well again.
Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 of their capacity and bake for 20 minutes. Once baked leave them to cool on a cooling rack.
While waiting to cool you can make the butter cream. Beat together the butter at room temperature and the sugar, add the milk little by little.
Next fold in the Nutella, you can use a spatula to help with the process as you need to do it very carefully. Put your butter cream in a piping bag with the tip of your choice.
Once you cupcakes have cooled down you will cut out a circular portion of the centre of each cupcake making a hole. You will fill that hole with a teaspoon of Nutella and will cover again as seen on the images below.
Now your cupcakes are ready to be decorated, pipe on the butter cream and add some sugar sprinkles.
I made these cupcakes for Valentine’s day so I added heart-shaped sugar sprinkles and I made fondant roses to top up the cupcakes alternating those with Love Heart sweets.