Nutella Cupcake Recipe

Hey beaut's!

I've been absolutely obsessed with Nutella recently and have been trying to bake with it in every way possible, I did some Nutella Brownies a couple of weeks ago which where immense even if I do say so myself, the recipe is HERE if you'd like to have a read. Anyway today I thought I'd share with you a yummy Nutella Cupcake recipe which I would go as far as saying is my favourite cupcake flavour I've ever baked, it has a yummy chocolate sponge with chopped hazelnuts within it and it's finished off with a Nutella buttercream, trust me these beauties will knock your Nutella loving socks off!
What You Will Need For The Cupcakes
50g roasted, chopped hazelnuts
100g self raising flour
25g cocoa powder
125g caster sugar
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
140g Stork with butter
2 large free-range eggs 0r 3 medium
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

What You Will Need For The Icing
100g Stork with butter
150g Nutella
225g icing sugar
3-4 tbsp whole milk

How To - Cupcakes
1. Firstly pre-heat your oven to gas mark 4 /180 and line a muffin tin with your cupcake cases.
2. In a large mixing bowl, whack in all of your cupcake ingredients and mix until smooth with a hand whizzer. If you can only find whole hazelnuts in the supermarket your going to need to finely chop them or blitz them in a processor first before throwing them into your cupcake batter, luckily I found some ready chopped which makes it so much easier.
3. Pop a heaped tablespoon of the cupcake batter into each cupcake case and bake in the oven for around 18-20 minutes or until the top of the cupcakes are springy to the touch, then transfer onto a wire rack to cool.

How To - Icing
1. In a large bowl, beat the butter and the Nutella together until it becomes smooth and silky, then start adding the icing sugar slowly to avoid the dreaded icing sugar cloud and again mix until combined. You will notice that the buttercream becomes really thick and almost dry looking at this stage and needs loosening up to become more spreadable so just add in a tablespoon of milk at a time until you get the perfect consistency.
2. Pipe or spoon the icing on top of the cupcakes, I actually used a disposable piping bag with the end snipped off to ice mine, I wanted them to look plain without fancy patterns but you go for what you like, my boyfriend says mine look like emoji poo's (LOL) how delightful! 
And there you have it, super yummy Nutella cupcakes that are so easy to make! If you really wanted to go for it with the decoration you could add some more chopped hazelnuts on top of the buttercream or you could melt some Nutella and drizzle it over the top, gosh that sounds good. If your a Nutella lover then you have to try these beauties, trust me you wont regret it! 



  1. I've given up sugary snacks for Lent, but I will definitely be whipping these up for Easter. Yum! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  2. These look delicious!

  3. OMG these look like the best, most perfectly iced cupcakes ever! Jealous! I definitely need to make these! xx

  4. These look so good! You did such a good job with the icing as well. Now I'm massively craving nutella as well ohmygod.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  5. These look so good!! I’m drowning in a river of chocolate envy right now.


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