Saturday, May 15, 2010

100% Rich and Buttery

I never really liked frosting on my cupcakes. The reason being that I always relate them with food coloring or I just think they are more for aesthetic principle. When I came across these self-frosting cupcakes, I was intrigued. No need for frosting and what.. NUTELLA?! Bookmarked! (hehe) The Nutella added a nice crunch to the cupcake and not to say, the absolutely amazing chocolatey hazelnutty taste! These cupcakes are swirly and beautiful without the frosting. Props to my bff for these awesome photos. You made my day♥

Self Frosting Nutella Cupcakes
recipe from Baking Bites
-makes 12
10 tbsp(140 grams) butter, softened (I used 8tbsp)
3/4 cup white sugar (I used 1/2 cup)
3 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups (200 grams) all purpose flour, sifted
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
Nutella, approx. 1/3 cup (~1 teaspoon for each cupcake)

Preheat oven to 325F.
Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners.
With mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light (~2 minutes).
Add in eggs one at a time.
Beat the mixture after each egg until fully incorporated.
Add vanilla.
Stir in flour, salt and baking powder until batter is uniform.
Fill each muffin liner 3/4 full with batter.
Top each cake with 1 tsp Nutella.
Swirl Nutella in with a toothpick (make sure to fold a bit of batter over the nutella).
Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

If you'd like more Nutella on your cupcake, I suggest adding in little at a time. It was a bit difficult to swirl the batter over the Nutella.

Oh-la-la.. Enjoy these absolutely Nutella-y, rich and buttery cupcakes.


  1. Wow!!! These look amazing.....anything with Nutella I love. I'm for sure going to make these. Thanks for sharing. I'm now a Follwer of yoyr blog.

  2. ooh, these look delicious! and the swirled batter is so pretty...

  3. OH! YUMM! Can't wait to try these!

  4. just made them (:

    they are delicioussss

  5. These photos are lovely and the cupcakes look great! I will most definitely have to try them!

  6. Making them right now! I'm so excited to see how they come out!

  7. I made these cupcakes an hour ago and boy was it delicious! Super flavorful and easy to make!

  8. Simply delicious! Thank you for a quick and super yummy recipe!