Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

Today is Valentine's Day.
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What better way to celebrate with some Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes?!!
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The only problem is that I made them last Sunday and they were all gone in a manner of minutes when I brought them at the office on Monday.
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Too bad, because it would have been a really great way to celebrate Valentine's Day tonight with Ben!
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Guess I will have to bake some again soon! By the way - they are DELICIOUS!!!

Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes
from 52kitchenadventures

“Better than Sex” Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes
Adapted from Cupcake Project and Chockylit
Makes 15-16 cupcakes
  • 1/2 C butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 C sugar (used a little less)
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 C flour
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 C milk (used low fat)
  • 1 t vanilla
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a mixing bowl, beat butter until softened and smooth. Add sugar and beat for a few minutes, until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each until well combined.
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. In a separate small bowl, combine milk and vanilla.
Add about 1/3 of dry ingredients to butter and sugar and mix until combined. Add about 1/2 of wet ingredients to mixture and mix until combined. Continue alternating dry and wet, mixing in between (finish with the remaining dry ingredients).
Fill cupcake tins about 1/2 full (don’t overfill – you only need 1/2) and bake for around 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. They will come out flat.

Nutella Buttercream (did half the recipe)
  • 1/2 C butter, room temperature
  • 1 C Nutella
  • 1 C powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1-2 T milk
Beat butter until smooth. Add Nutella and beat together until thoroughly combined. Slowly add powdered sugar, mixing until combined. Add 1 tablespoon of milk. Add additional milk or powdered sugar as needed to reach desired consistency.

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7 comments:

Maria said...

Those sprinkles are darling! I hadn't seen them before! I bet that Nutella frosting was delicious! Happy Valentine's Day!

Margaret said...

Happy Valentine's Day. You made a perfect treat to celebrate the day!

Michelle Renee said...

Pretty photos! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Nicki said...

Happy Valentine's Day - these look so darn good. Nutella frosting - life is good1 :)

Gypsy Girl(Brenda) said...

OMG Nutella and chocolate in the same recipe. Happy Valentines.

Suzy said...

They look wonderful and the sprinkles are so cute!

Becca said...

Nutella + Chocolate= yummy!

Great photos!