Monday, April 16, 2012

Nutella Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

 Hello all,

I think I've become obsessed with stuffing sweet treats with ooey gooey fillings. The Nutella-Stuffed Sugar Cookies, the Marshmallow Fluff-Filled Banana Split was only a matter of time before we had Nutella filled, Nutella Frosted, Chocolate Cupcakes.

Sigh. These made my week that much less stressful. With every bite comes an immediate relaxing sensation that everything: papers, exams and all, are going to work out fine.

I think we all need to stock up on these cupcakes.

They are really quite simple and easily adaptable to your needs. First, start out with any basic chocolate cupcake. You can whip up your favorite from-scratch recipe like I did, or even whip up a box mix. This is especially helpful for those like my nana with Celiac, who can now happily pick up gluten free cake mixes (and Nutella is gluten free!).

Once they are baked and cooled, cut out a decent-sized hole in the center of the cupcake. Proceed to filling said holes with lots of Nutella.

Are you interested yet?

I thought so. Now just whip up this amazing Salted Nutella Buttercream from MyBakingAddiction, pipe it on whichever way you please and ta-da!

Chocolatey-hazelnut perfection.

I hope these are as stress-relieving for all of you as they are for me. As I run this gauntlet otherwise known as upperclassmen college papers and exams, I know I will be sneaking one (or maybe five) of these cupcakes to keep me going!

Happy Baking!

Salted Nutella Buttercream By MyBakingAddiction 
(enough to generously frost 24 cupcakes)

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1-13oz jar Nutella
8-10 cups powdered sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4-1/2 cup milk

1. Place butter and nutella in large bowl and beat until well incorporated.
2. Add powdered sugar, a few cups at a time, and beat until stiff frosting comes together.
3. Add vanilla extract, salt, and tablespoonfuls of milk until desired consistency is reached.


  1. Nutella stuffed cupcakes sound perfect! yum!

  2. These look and sound too decadent! What a nutella treat :D

    Choc Chip Uru

    1. Thanks Choc Chip Uru!

      I thought you would like this post, what with all your awesome nutella treats you share :)

  3. Now that is one beautiful cupcake from top to bottom (especially the middle). :) Well done!! I hope you drop by my post today on my blog and get an award... you definitely deserve it for this wonderful cupcake!! :)

    1. Thank you Curry and Comfort!

      I get an award?? Neato :D I'll have to pop on over to check it out but thanks so much!

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    1. Thanks Anita!

      Drooling = my photos are getting better so this is a win win for me :)

  5. Yummmm.... I love how the nutella is oozing out and mixing with the frosting... :-)

    1. Thanks a bunch Renee! :D

      More Nutella is always a good thing in my opinion