Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

I like to bake for work sometimes, and we found this recipe a couple of weeks ago and it sounded delicious. You KNOW how much I love Nutella! This really disappointed me though! Personally, I thought they were very tasty. They were overcooked because my timer didn't go off (boooo!) but they weren't burned, just a little dry. The buttercream was heavy but delicious. SO I brought them to work and.... only two got eaten. TWO! I was really disappointed! They certainly weren't my crowning achievement but they were still very good nonetheless. Booo.

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Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes
52 Kitchen Adventures

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Nutella Buttercream:
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup Nutella
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1-2 tablespoons milk

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. 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.

3. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. In a separate small bowl, combine milk and vanilla.

4. 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).

5. 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:

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.

Yield: 15-16 cupcakes

1 comment:

Rain Child said...

These look amazing! I might just have to try them!