Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

These chocolate nutella cupcakes are my contribution to Krystal’s Virtual Baby Shower (hosted by Eva). Krystal will be welcoming her second bundle of joy to the family soon and they refer to the baby as cupcake! And doesn’t that just make a perfect theme for an online shower?!?

Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

I was excited about the theme because it’s been AGES since I’ve made cupcakes. And with our recent move, I was reminded at just how many different cupcake liners I have in my cabinet. So this was the perfect excuse to browse some cupcake recipes. I looked through recipes in cookbooks and online before deciding on these chocolate nutella cupcakes.

Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

And what a great way to re-introduce myself to cupcake baking than with my go-to chocolate cupcake that I know and love with a new amazingly delicious frosting. The frosting’s name is Nutella Cloud Frosting and I can’t think of a better way to describe it. Whether the cloud in the name is referring to the dreaminess of the frosting or the light-airiness is still up for debate, but it’s the perfect name for this frosting.

Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

And if you’re not a fan of Nutella, you can just leave it out and make yourself some chocolate cloud frosting. Either way, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. I decorated these cupcakes quite simply, using multi-colored liners and some sprinkles on top. They the perfect addition to any shower menu, virtual or not.

Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

So join me in congratulating Krystal and her hubby Eric on their upcoming arrival. To see all of the cupcakes, check out the round up on Eva’s blog. And, you might remember Krystal’s first virtual baby shower, where I made these delicious Cuban Sandwich Eggs Benedict. YUM!

Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

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Chocolate Nutella Frosting

Yield: 2 cups

Ingredients:

1 cup (227 g) unsalted butter, softened but cool
1-1/2 cups (190 g) powdered sugar
2 tps (10 ml) pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup (125 g) premium bittersweet chocolate, chopped, melted and slightly cooled
1/3 cup (100 g) Nutella
1 Tbsp (15 ml) milk
pinch of salt

Directions:

In a bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, combine the icing sugar and butter and beat on low speed for about 1 minute.

Add vanilla, and beat on low speed until well combined. Add the melted and slightly cooled chocolate and beat on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.

Add the Nutella, milk and pinch of salt, and beat on med-high speed for another minute.

Recipe from Sweetapolita

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22 Responses to “Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes”

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — May 6, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Jen – these look phenomenal! I am pretty sure I could eat the entire batch of your cupcakes in one sitting. Thank you so much for helping Krystal and Eric celebrate Cupcake’s arrival!

    • beantownbaker — May 8th, 2013 @ 8:21 pm

      These were definitely dangerous. People were fighting over the last one at the party I took them too.

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    Megan — May 6, 2013 at 11:13 am

    They look delicious! Love that little cupcake stand.

    • beantownbaker — May 8th, 2013 @ 8:22 pm

      I got it at Home Goods. Isn’t it super cute?

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    Erica @ In and Around Town — May 6, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Nutella frosting?! Yes please!

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    Krystal R. — May 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Awww Jen, these are so gorgeous and a great way for you to get back in your baking habit!! Did you know that I had a big nutella phase during cupcake’s pregnancy…I need this frosting in my life!! Thank you for participating in my virtual baby shower. XXOO

    • beantownbaker — May 8th, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

      You definitely need this frosting in your life. Even if you just make it to eat with a spoon. It’s SO good. Good luck with the upcoming arrival of your cupcake! (my sister is pregnant and refers to her little one as her nugget!)

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    Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake — May 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    These look wonderful and that nutella cloud frosting sounds phenomenal!!

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    Jessica @ Sunny Side Up — May 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    I used the nutella cloud frosting on my birthday cake last year and I was blown away at how perfectly the name matched the texture! I love how perfectly smooth and fluffy it is. And yours looks absolutely perfect on top of that cupcake!

    • beantownbaker — May 8th, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

      I know – isn’t it the perfect name for this frosting. It’s amazing.

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — May 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    I’d also fill these with Nutella, and use a chocolate stout cake… mmmm…

    • beantownbaker — May 8th, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

      YUM! That’s a great idea.

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    tracy {pale yellow} — May 6, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Gorgeous cupcakes! It’s hard not to want a nutella cloud frosting! I just made cupcakes for the first time in awhile too, I forget how relaxing and fun cupcakes can be!

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    Jessica of My Baking Heart — May 6, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    You had me at ‘Nutella’, Jen! Beautiful cuppies!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — May 6, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    So cute and absolutely perfect!

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    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — May 6, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Oh man…nutella frosting? These sound so good!

    • beantownbaker — May 8th, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

      It tastes much better than it sounds. Trust me. I’m debating going to get the leftovers out of the fridge to snack on some…

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    Nutmeg Nanny — May 8, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Oh goodness, these look dangerous ;) loving the nutella frosting!

    • beantownbaker — May 8th, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

      They’re definitely dangerous. I was glad I took them to a friend’s house.

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    Becky — May 8, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Those cupcakes are perfect!!!

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    Rachel — November 22, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Do i have to have a paddle and stand mixer? I only have a regular hand mixer at the moment.

    • beantownbaker — November 24th, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

      A hand mixer probably would work just fine.

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