Nutella-Cupcakes

Nutella Cupcakes topped with Hazelnuts

Nutella is for my always the first sweet ingredient that pops into my mind when I think of what to make for Valentine’s day celebration. So, this time I choose to make these adorable and decadent Nutella cupcakes topped with hazelnuts to celebrate the day.

This Nutella cupcakes recipe is also every girl’s dream because on top of being delicious they are also easy and very quick to make. They are not only easy to make but also filled with Nutella taste then topped with a fluffy Nutella buttercream and the toasted hazelnut crunch adds a new level of flavor. So, this is for sure a must-try for all those Nutella lovers out there. 

Nutella is such an easy ingredient to bake with. You can use it in cakes, cookies, pies, and most important in cupcakes!

Nutella-Cupcakes

INGREDIENTS & EQUIPMENT

Ingredients needed to make Nutella Cupcakes topped with hazelnuts: 

  • Butter: is adding flavor to the cupcake.
  • White sugar: is used to sweeten the dish.
  • Roasted hazelnuts: add a delicious flavor to baked goods
  • Milk: serves as a source of liquid to hydrate the dry ingredients, adds flavor, supports browning and softens texture
  • Icing sugar: is giving the buttercream their consistency 

Equipment

  • Hand or stand mixer
  • Two bowls, one for mixing and one for the dry ingredients
  • One spatula
  • One wire rack for cooling
  • Cupcake tin
  • Piping bag
  • Piping nozzel  

Tips for Making the Best Nutella Cupcakes:

  • Ingredients at room temp mix together better. Be sure you set out any cold ingredients ahead of time.
  • Be sure to properly measure your flour: use a kitchen scale to measure your dry ingredients.
  • Mix your cupcake batter just until the ingredients are incorporated. This will ensure your cupcakes are fluffy.
  • Use a large cookie scoop to easily fill your cupcake liners. Or you can use a teaspoon, but don’t forget to put the same amount in every liner.

Nutella Cupcakes

adorable and decadent Nutella cupcakes
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cupcake, nutella, nutella cupcakes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 50 gr roasted hazelnuts
  • 100 gr flour
  • 25 gr cocoa powder
  • 125 gr sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda tsp = teaspoon
  • 140 gr butter – room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/5 tbsp milk tbsp = teablespoon
  • 1/4  tsp vanilla essence
  • pinch of salt

BUTTERCREAM:

  • 100 gr butter – room temperature
  • 150 gr Nutella
  • 225 gr icing sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • More Nutella and hazelnuts for decoration! 

Instructions

  • Grind the hazelnuts in a robot until they are very fine
  • Put them in the mixer ball together with the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, bicarbonate soda, salt, software butter and the 2 eggs.
  • Beat this together for about 30 seconds on a medium speed.
  • After this, add the milk and the vanilla extract and beat this for about 1 minute.
  • Then scoop equal amounts in a 12 hall cupcake tin
  • Bake them at about 170 C for about 20-22 minutes, until they pass the toothpick test.

Nutella buttercream

  • Put in a mixer ball the butter together with the Nutella and beat them for about 4-5 min on a high speed.
  • Then add the icing sugar, which we will split into 2 parts and we will beat them very well between each stage
  • When the consistency is very thick we need to loosen up with a little bit of milk.  You don’t have to use all of the milk that I’ve put in the ingredients – just enough to make it a nice and silky consistency.
  • Now it’s time to decorate the cupcakes but not before we make the buttercream, even more, Cutlery by painting the sides of my piping bag with Nutella.
  • We can now start to decorate them and to finish them up we top them with some lovely roasted hazelnuts.

NUTELLA CUPCAKES TOPPED WITH HAZELNUTS Q&A:

1. HOW LONG CAN I STORE THE NUTELLA CUPCAKES?

They can last for 2 days at room temperature or up to a week in the fridge without being frosted. 

These cupcakes can also last up to 3 months in the freezer.

2. HOW CAN I MAKE SURE THAT THE CUPCAKES RISE EVENLY?

This is easy, just don’t forget to only fill the cupcakes liners at 50%.

3. HOW CAN I MAKE THE BEST BUTTERCREAM: 

Making sure your butter is at room temperature is the solution.

Enjoy!


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