It is universally acknowledged that Nutella is amazing. So it’s no surprise that cupcakes with Nutella both inside and on top are delicious. With creamy, Nutella buttercream frosting, sensational chocolate batter and an impeccable Ferrero Rocher perfectly poised in the center, these cupcakes are simply scrumptious. If you are looking for a way to vamp up your cupcake menu, this is one recipe you should not overlook.

Advanced Course

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time:
20-25 minutes
Total Time:
 50-55 minutes

Servings: 12

1 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick of butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
12 Ferrero Rocher chocolates

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If you want to make an insane amount of Nutella frosting:
1/2 cup Nutella
2 sticks butter
1 tablespoon heavy cream
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

Cupcake Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place 12 muffin cups into a cupcake tray.

2. Mix dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt) into a medium sized bowl

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3. Melt the butter in the microwave

4. In a different, larger bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, egg, yolk and vanilla extract. Do each ingredient individually, mixing together as you go.

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5. Melt the bittersweet chocolate and mix into the larger bowl.

6. Add about half of the dry ingredients.

7. Add the buttermilk.

8. Mix in the rest of the dry ingredients.

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9. Pour into muffin cups.

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10. Place one Ferrero Rocher (minus the wrapper) into each cupcake. Submerge as much of the chocolate with the batter as you can.

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11. Don’t forget to lick the spoon!

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12. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Tip: use a toothpick to tell when it’s ready!

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Frosting Directions:

1. Melt or whip butter

2. Mix in confectioners’ sugar, heavy cream, vanilla, Nutella, and salt.

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3. Apply frosting using something more sophisticated than what we used (knives and plastic bags).

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4. Share with your friends or hungry floormates.

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