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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    Shannon — December 19, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    this sounds delicious and looks absolutely amazing! that swirl on top- so professional, how’d you do it?!

    • beantownbaker — December 20th, 2013 @ 9:19 am

      Thanks. I have a rotating cake thingy for decorating cakes. They’re like $10 from Michaels. SO worth it for frosting layer cakes. Anyways, I spread the mousse on, then I just hold the knife and rotate the plate so it spins. Slowly pull the knife in towards the middle while it’s spinning and voila – a nice swirl! And it’s fun to do 🙂

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    Nutmeg Nanny — December 23, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    This looks so beautiful! Would be a gorgeous cake to bring to christmas dinner, I love it 🙂

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