Nutella Cupcakes.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Happy end of Boxing Day everyone! How was your shopping? Buy anything interesting? I did my shopping online today and only purchased an immersion blender and some make up brushes.  I was looking for a new laptop but none of the deals were enticing.  I also need a new winter jacket so I’m hoping there are still decent sales on tomorrow.  I have my eye on a beautiful North Face parka but finding it in store will be a nightmare *sigh* The money spending never ends!

Along with spending money, I have been eating so much lately.  I can’t help but nibble at food when it’s constantly surrounding me.  I don’t have that little thing they call will-power, especially when it comes to chocolate.  Basically you know you’re a chocolate addict when the main dessert for Christmas is a lovely homemade coconut cake but since there’s no chocolate in it, you decide to turn into the crazy chocolate lady and whip up a quick choco cupcake to add to the table. I found a fresh jar of nutella in the cupboard and quickly went to my pinterest board to find some nutella recipes.  I found a super easy self-frosting nutella cupcake recipe and to the kitchen I went. 

These cupcakes were very easy to make and not too many ingredients involved.  They were done in about 20 minutes and the whole house smelled of NUTELLA.  I dug into one right away and it was delicious! Very warm and fluffy and full of nutella.  I wasn't a huge fan of the cupcake itself as it lacked flavor.  Next time I would probably try a different cupcake recipe but still use the nutella as the frosting.  It really did cure my chocolate fix and it also put me over the top and into a temporary food coma.  I need to hit a gym ASAP :)

Self-Frosting Nutella Cupcakes

  • 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup canola or mild vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Nutella, at room temperature
  1. Preheat the oven to 325F.  In a medium bowl, beat the butter, oil and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the butter mixture and beat on low speed just until combined.
  4. Divide the batter between 12 paper-lined muffin cups.  
  5. Warm up the nutella in a microwavable bowl for 10 to 15 seconds.  This will help the nutella to drop onto the cupcakes better.  Drop a spoonful of nutella on top of each, and swirl through the batter with the tip of a bamboo skewer or knife.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until springy to the touch.  Cool on a wire rack.
Makes about 10 to 12 cupcakes.

 adapted from oneordinaryday

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  1. These look delicious! Save some for me! lol

  2. No chocolate at the table!! These were definitely in order then. So delicious!

  3. Such decadent cupcakes....OMG I'm a big fan of Nutella too:)

  4. You'll like your immersion blender! I use mine all the time. I know what you mean about eating all the time, but I keep doing it! Great looking cupcakes - thanks for sharing.

  5. I just adore Nutella and sometimes I just wander around in the kitchen with a dollop of it on a spoonful wondering what to put it on. Now I know I can put it in my cupcakes. Take care, BAM

    1. I always just eat it right out of the jar, so bad but so good!

  6. These are so cool! I love the self-frosting part.

    Wishing you a fabulous New Year!

  7. Yum, love the nutella swirl on top :-)

  8. these look so good.. anything with nutella is a plus in my book !!

  9. I love the swirly look of those cupcakes. So cool that they have built in frosting too!

  10. Love the idea of self-frosting with Nutella. Everything's better with chocolate. Happy New Year!

  11. These are incredible looking. I might have to whip up a batch. I mean, who doesn't want their house to smell like Nutella, right? ;)

  12. I have an unhealthy obsession with nutella.

  13. Mmmmmm....nutella....In a cup cake! Looks and sounds very delicious!


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