Friday, November 14, 2008

Vanilla-Nutella Swirl Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream

I saw this recipe on Clara's blog- I heart cuppycakes and knew this cupcake would be making an appearance in my future. My family loves Nutella and cupcakes are always fun for everyone. They start out with a vanilla cupcake and you swirl Nutella into the batter. They bake up beautifully and then comes the Nutella Buttercream.
Be warned- these cupcakes are not for the faint- they are intense and might require a little sophistication on your palate. They are dense and wonderful. I doubled the recipe because I thought it would be nice to share these with others and it was. The buttercream recipe makes alot, but the leftovers will be coming in handy soon, I guarantee you that. Besides, aren't they pretty?





Vanilla-Nutella Swirl Cupcakes from I heart cuppycakes who adapted them from Amber's Delectable Delights
For cupcakes:
10 tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups sifted flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
12 tsp Nutella
For nutella buttercream:
1 stick (1/2 cup) of unsalted butter, softened
4 cups confectioners sugar (or more to taste)
1/4 cup whole milk or half-and-half
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup of Nutella (or more to taste), softened
Preheat oven to 325F.
Prepare cupcake pan with liners.
To make cupcake—Cream together butter and sugar until light, about 2 minutes. Add in eggs on at a time, until fully incorporated. The batter may not look smooth, this is fine. Add vanilla. Stir in flour, salt, and baking powder until batter is smooth and all flour is blended. Using an ice cream scoop, fill each muffin liner with batter. Cups should be 3/4 full if you’re not using a scoop. Top each cake with about 1 tsp Nutella. Swirl Nutella in with a toothpick, folding a little batter up and over the Nutella as well. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove to wire rack and allow to cool before frosting.
To make buttercream—In your stand mixer with flat beater, cream butter. Add 3 cups of the confectioners sugar, then milk and vanilla and beat until the mixture is smooth, about 3-4 minutes.Add the remaining confectioners sugar, beating about 1-2 minutes. (You can add more sugar to get a thicker consistency if you want.)In a microwave safe bowl, soften the Nutella until it has a spreadable consistency, about 15-20 secs.Add the softened Nutella to your buttercream and fold into the frosting until well blended.

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24 comments:

The Hopper Fam said...

you should totally open up your own restaurant or little cafe or something - i would be a regular if i lived in the vicinity!

Cathy said...

Oh good -- I'm glad that I didn't have to wait too long from when you mentioned these on FB! I've been thinking about them ever since! They look as fabulous as I dreamed they would. I can't wait to try them!

Mary Ann said...

Lia- you are too sweet. It is a dream of mine to do something like that someday. We will have to see!

Cathy- Yep- I had to get this post up fast. They were delish! Have fun on your trip this weekend!

CB said...

Your cupcakes look awesome! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! My friend is already asking me to make them again! HAHA
/Clara

Aggie said...

Nutella is one of my favorite things in the world...never would I have thought to put it in a cupcake! Perfect! Great job Mary Ann! Another unbelievable delight!

Kaitlin said...

Those look so good! Nutella is some dangerously good stuff!

Maria said...

I am a huge nutella fan so I know I will be loving these!!

HoneyB said...

I want one! Maybe I can make them soon (I mean, holidays are coming, who says I have to make cookies, I can make cupcakes for the students instead!)

Alexa said...

Those are amazing looking Mary Ann! Come on over for tea. Bring the cupcakes (minus the gluten), the kids... We'll have a great time. Don't you think?

Jeena said...

I love using nutella in cooking! Looking at your cupcakes I know why....those swirls of buttercream on top look so gorgeous.

P.s the lasagne with onion ssounds amazing!

Kelley said...

Oh my goodness, those look delicious! I love Nutella, and these may be showing up on my table soon. Wow!

Jaime said...

wow, those look amazing! i love nutella :)

Anne said...

Those look wonderful! The frosting looks perfect and sounds delicious. Great job!

Feed the Moose said...

Woah! These look like they are killer!

mosaicmama said...

made these today to bring to my friend at the hospital, she had just delivered her baby boy. she LOVED them. the frosting is pretty much to die for. i made mini muffins instead of full size. i'll use more nutella in the frosting next time. will be making these again!

Anonymous said...

would this work with store bought cake mix too??

Jenn in IL said...

I'm thinking about making these for a company bake sale, but am concerned by the words "intense" and "dense", ha...were they still moist and cupcake-y or dense like bread? They look gorgeous, I just didn't want to make a cupcake that no one wanted to eat! :)

I may make them anyway...more for me if no one wants them!

Katie said...

I made these for work and everyone LOVED them! Wonderful!

Anonymous said...

How many cupcakes does this recipe make?

Kim said...

I made these cupcakes for my Christmas party with my small group girls and they absolutely loved them :)! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Rochelle said...

Just tried these, they were awesome! :)

Anonymous said...

these sound incredible! would I store the leftovers in the fridge or leave them at room temp.?

The BabbyMama said...

These are in the oven right now - hoping they're awesome!

Anonymous said...

this is for how many cupcakes?