Monday, March 8, 2010

Nutella Cupcakes With Nutella Coffee Icing

Talk about your Nutella overload! The flavor of these cupcakes is intense and so wonderfully sweet and cakey (is that a word?). The chocoalte coffee combo in the icing tops the cupcakes off perfectly. They are hard to resist!

Nutella Cupcakes With Nutella Coffee Icing

10 Tbsps unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour (sift then measure)
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/3 cup Nutella- you can add more if desired!

Preheat oven to 325. Line 12 muffin tin with paper liners.

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated. Don't worry of the batter looks curdled. Add vanilla.
Stir in flour, salt and baking powder until thoroughly combined and no flour remains.
Fill each paper liner with batter, 3/4 full. Top each cupcake with approx. 1 1/2 tsps. Nutella.
Swirl Nutella and batter together with a toothpick, making sure to fold a bit of the batter up over Nutella. Bake 20-25 mins., until toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean (except for the Nutella). Remove cupcakes to a wire rack and cool completely.

Nutella Coffee Icing

4 tablespoons butter, softened

4 tablespoons Nutella
3 cups powdered sugar
2 to 4 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoon instant coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons milk with 2 teaspoons instant coffee and stir until coffee is dissolved.
In a separate bowl, combine butter, Nutella, sugar, salt, vanilla, and the 2 tablespoons of coffee-milk mixture. Mix well with electric mixer for at least 2 minutes, adding more milk as needed to make a fluffy spreadable frosting.

“Who throws a cupcake? …honestly!”
- a young Dr Evil, Austin Powers movie character


Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Thank you for this recipe. I have a jar of Nutella in the cupboard that I need to use. These cupcakes look like they are delicious. I'll be making them soon.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Glad I could help! Of course. there is always eating out of the jar if you can't think of any other use for the Nutella... :)

Let me know if you like the cupcakes.

Beth said...

Oh my, those look so good! I must say, I really envy your family getting to eat all these wonderful treats. I wish I was your neighbor. I'd be dropping by ALL the time. :-)

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Thanks, Beth! It would be wonderful to have a neighbor friend to share all this stuff with!

CountryDew said...

Groan! That sounds heavenly!