Sunday, 17 January 2016

BAKING: Nutella Cupcakes!

Who doesn't love Nutella? While I'm not the type who likes to spread it on toast (it just seems weird!), I do love it in a Ferrero Rocher so just had to come with an idea to incorporate the hazelnut spread into my baking. And so we have, my easy Nutella cupcakes!


For the cupcakes:
3 eggs

220g caste sugar
150ml sunflower oil
80ml milk
150g self raising flour
45g cocoa powder

For the buttercream:
125g butter
180g of Nutella or any hazelnut spread
90g icing sugar

1) Preheat the oven to 180°C. Combine the eggs, sugar, oil and milk in a large bowl and give them a mix until smooth. I find this easier with a electric whisk but a wooden spoon does the job just as well!

2) Sift both the flour and cocoa powder into a separate bowl before adding to the cupcake batter a bit at a time until all the ingredients are combined but try not to over mix. 

3) Divide the mixture into cupcake cases at an equal size. Don't worry too much about being neat about this! Then pop into the previously heated oven for 20-25 minutes.

4) When the time is up, insert a skewer or similar and if it comes out clean, your cupcakes are ready to come out the oven! Transfer them to a wire wrack and leave them till they are cool.

5) For the buttercream, add the butter, nutella and icing sugar into a bowl and mix until nice and fluffy. This is the best point to give a little taste I find! 

6) Using a piping bag, spoon in your nutella buttercream and pipe whatever design you might fancy onto the cakes. I sprinkled some caramel crunch gave the cupcakes a nice finish but chopped hazelnuts would be also be a perfect finish! 

So there you have it, some quick and simple cupcakes for an afternoon treat or even to take along to a party, as I did. I hope you've enjoyed this recipe and let me know if you decide to give it ago! 

Emily x



  1. These look delicious and I love Nutella so much - I'll give these a go sometime!

    Lucy | Forever September

  2. Oh my gosh, these look incredible! I love Nutella (although not on toast either - bread & chocolate just seems odd) so will have to give these a go soon.


  3. Oh gosh, no stop! These look so amazing I feel like I can smell them through the screen. That buttercream looks amazing too, I'm going to have to save this recipe and give them ago! Thanks for sharing.

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

  4. I love it on toast. What is not to love? It melts slightly, almost dripping into your mouth... But the cupcakes look great too.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  5. Oh my God these looks amazing! I bet they're delicious! Thanks for sharing this! xx

  6. These look so good! I did a sort of nutella muffins a while back and they were delicious so I'm completely with you on trying another version! Although I fear it might become an addiction and that I would bake them a little bit too often, haha!

    Filippa ⎮ Always a Dot

  7. I am almost drooling looking at those yummy cupcakes and dang, you frost them so pretty too. Do you have any idea what would make a great substitute for Nutella? We suspect my little one is allergic to nuts. :-(

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. Oh boo! That's not good :( I would suggest another brand of chocolate spread, but I'd worry most of them have nuts in them! How rubbish!

  8. I like toast can learn a lot.

  9. Oh my, these look and sound amazing! I'll definitely be saving this link in the hopes I can recreate these for myself - they look sooo yummy :) x
    Charlotte's Road

  10. I think I made an audible noise at reading the title of this post. I love nutella anything (as I'm sure most people do). I baked nutella cookies a couple months back and they were a totally people-pleaser! I'll have to bookmark these for future baking!


  11. Impossible to lose weight when you constantly bump into yummies like this. Ha!! Will have to try this. Thanks for the easy recipe, Emily dear. :)

  12. WOWww, these look soo tasty. Will have to bake these at the weekend. I am feeling so hungry now!!!

  13. Oh my gosh, these look absolutely delicious! I love Nutella! <3 Thanks so much for this recipe darling, going to bookmark it! <3


  14. Oh my god!! These look insane and I'm so hungry now :(

    Alexandra |

  15. OH MY GOD, THESE ARE HEAVEN! anything with nutella is a huge win in my books :D I want to make these :)

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  16. Wow these look so lovely and delicious! Definitely getting my bake on soon with this recipe :) xx

  17. I'm not great at baking but I'm going to be passing this recipe on to my housemate who is amazing at baking! xx

  18. I wish you wouldn't have done this to me, now I'm craving cupcakes! They look amazing and I'm sure they taste fantasticaly too! I've done Nutella cupcakes before and they're one of my faves.
    I hope you have a great day xx


  19. These look unbelievably delicious!!

    BEX //

  20. These look so good!!

    Darriyan x |

  21. Ah this is killing me, I used to love nutella until I developed an allergy to it - otherwise, this tasty recipe would be RIGHT at the top of my list to create, yum! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  22. I love Nutella, I love cupcake so of course I am only going to love this !!! yum !! thanks for sharing. xx

  23. I love every form of Nutella! On toast, in cake or just straight from the jar, I am a Nutella addict haha :) Nutella cupcakes look so good, I am sure they taste as good as good as they look.

  24. My heart has skipped a beat when I saw the title of this post! Thank you thank you thank you for sharing this goodness, Emily ;) I am a massive Nutella junkie... In fact, I have already finished a 1kg jar my hubby got me as one of the pressies for Christmas. Am I ashamed of that? No :)
    This is an amazing recipe which I will 100% be trying very soon!
    xox Nadia

  25. Your food photography is always amazing, Emily! Have to make these for my nutella-loving friend! :P


  26. Oh my god, this shouldn't be allowed??? Like, why does this type of thing exist. I for one have no idea. But thank you. Because even though it hurts my soal (and stomach), I love looking at this type of posts.

    I too don't like nutella on toast (I actually prefer other brands that make chocolate spread) but I'd most likely eat all of them in a go. I'm obsessed and addicted to chocolate.

    Ella Pinto xx

  27. THESE LOOK AMAZING! I looooove nutella and I love cupcakes, this is literally heaven on a plate for me right now! How bloody pretty!

    xo, Lauren | The Dazzle Guide

  28. These look so good! I will be making these :p

    Nicole xx |

  29. they look delicious! Anything with nutella IS delicious!
    Amazing Post!
    Amaal <3

  30. Those look amazing! Will definitely be trying them =)


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