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Delicious chocolate Nutella cupcakes bursting with yummy hazelnut and chocolate flavors. Created from scratch for the best flavor and texture imaginable.

Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes made entirely from scratch by http://homemadeFoodJunkie.com

Chocolate Nutella cupcakes that are bursting with chocolate and hazelnut flavors.

If you’ve been reading our blog, you know all about cupcake corner. That is my personal corner of the blog where I play with all sorts of amazing cupcake recipes.

All of our cupcakes are created from scratch with fresh ingredients. I enjoy perusing the internet in search of new ideas. Look what I found this time!

Nutella is all the rage these days. I see it absolutely everywhere! These nummy treats are all over Pinterest. Nutella cookies, Nutella cakes, Nutella toast! You name it; Nutella is in it! I am a lover of that wonderful chocolatey hazelnut spread myself! I’ve hardly met a person that doesn’t enjoy Nutella.

I thought these Chocolate Nutella cupcakes would be perfect to share with family. My husband and I went visiting in Idaho to see his parents. Easy travelers, Chocolate Nutella cupcakes came with us!

These beauties made a very positive impact on my Idaho In-laws.  The ones lucky enough to grab a chocolate Nutella cupcake before they were scooped up! Nice to make a good impression!

Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes are made entirely from scratch by http://homemadefoodjunkie.com

Decadent Chocolate Nutella cupcakes that are bursting with chocolate and hazelnut flavors.

Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes Recipe Notes:

These decadent cupcakes are fairly simple to make. There are a lot of steps involved. They are not difficult steps. These treats are so worth it!

I cored out the top of these cupcakes and filled them with fresh Nutella spread. Oh yes! That upped the creamy richness factor to the sky! Homemade Nutella buttercream frosting makes another level of  delicious, creaminess.

Seriously, if you have a Nutella addiction. I urge you to make these delicious little morsels!  The chocolate cake pairs beautifully with the yummy hazelnut flavor of the Nutella frosting. Did you notice those cute chocolate sprinkles? 

I recreated the frosting recipe until the consistency and flavor were just right. Nutella is very thick.  I recommend adding milk or cream, a tablespoon at a time, to make the frosting thinner. Keep adjusting until you get it just the way you want it. Enjoy!!

Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes are made entirely from scratch by http://homemadefoodjunkie.com

Chocolate Nutella cupcakes that are bursting with chocolate and hazelnut flavors.

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Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes
Yield: 30 frosted cupcakes

Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

Delicious chocolate Nutella cupcakes bursting with yummy hazelnut and chocolate flavors. Created from scratch for the best flavor and texture imaginable. Scrumptious!

Ingredients

  • Cupcakes:
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks, cut into small pieces)
  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 13 oz container of Nutella
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 7 tbsp heavy cream
  • Filling: you will need an additional container of Nutella spread to fill the cupcakes

Instructions

CUPCAKES:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Line cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  3. Mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl, set aside.
  4. Whisk together the unsweetened cocoa powder and the hot water in a small bowl.
  5. Heat butter and sugar together in a medium bowl on the stove on medium to low heat setting.
  6. Heat and whisk until they are just combined and melted together.
  7. Add in the cocoa powder mixture to the butter and sugar mixture.
  8. Remove from heat and blend with an electric beater for 4-5 minutes until it is cool.
  9. Add in eggs one at a time mixing thoroughly between additions.
  10. Mix in vanilla
  11. Finally alternate adding in the flour and the sour cream in additions of thirds until they are completely blended in.
  12. Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and comes out cleanly.
  13. Fill cupcakes with Nutella by putting the Nutella in a piping bag. Use a tip with a medium sized round hole. I cored out a small hole in the cupcakes and filled it with Nutella.

FROSTING:

  1. For the frosting, beat butter in a mixing bowl until it is creamy and a nice pale color. Alternate adding in powdered sugar and nutella, beat between additions until thoroughly mixed. Add in vanilla. Finally, add in the heavy cream one teaspoon at a time and mix until it is soft enough to pipe in a piping bag.

DECORATING:

  1. I frosted them with a Wilton 2D tip and I sprinkled them with chocolate sprinkles.

Nutrition Information

Yield

30

Serving Size

1 FROSTED CUPCAKE

Amount Per Serving Calories 336Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 51mgSodium 153mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 1gSugar 34gProtein 3g

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Kay B.

Saturday 23rd of December 2017

Just made these to bring to Christmas Dinner at my son's apartment; my daughter has given them her stamp of approval. Several tips: sift cocoa powder before using to get rid of any lumps; my frosting needed 9 tablespoons of cream to get to right spreading consistency; and finally I used an apple corer to remove a small 1/2 " deep plug from center of cupcake before filling with Nutella using a small open tip and pastry bag.

Diane

Saturday 23rd of December 2017

Yay! Thank you Kay for the wonderful review and EXCELLENT tips. We will put them to good use. Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

Anita

Tuesday 7th of November 2017

You gave the ingredients for the frosting but not the instructions. Could you please give us the instructions for the frosting?

Kayti Lavergne

Tuesday 7th of November 2017

Hi Anita! I'm so sorry! I have no idea how I missed that, I have updated the recipe to include instructions for the frosting. Thank you so much for letting me know!

Framed Recipes

Monday 30th of November 2015

Love Nutella right out the jar. But Ntella in cupcake - that is a whole new dimension there. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. - Sreelatha

Ciao Florentina

Thursday 2nd of July 2015

You had me at Nutella ! I knew right there I wanted 5 right now !!

Kayti Lavergne

Thursday 2nd of July 2015

Thank you! They are so yummy and addicting!

Sunshine Susie

Tuesday 30th of June 2015

You hit on two of my favs: Chocolate and Hazelnut. I've been waiting to try Nutella -I'm thinking this recipe will do the trick. I'll share them at the VFW and let you know what we all think!

homemadefoodjunkie

Tuesday 30th of June 2015

Oh I hope you let us know how they like them Susie!

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