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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Two Years Ago: Roasted Banana Soft Serve and Fudgey Banana Brownies
Three Years Ago: Lemon Raspberry Layer Cake
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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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25 Responses to “Chocolate Fudge Cake”

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — June 17, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Happy birthday! Today is my husband’s birthday, and he also requested a chocolate cake. I baked him Ina Garten’s Beatty’s chocolate cake. Your chocolate cake may be the one I bake for my birthday later this year. 🙂

    • beantownbaker — June 17th, 2013 @ 8:48 am

      That’s a really good chocolate cake recipe too! Tell your husband happy birthday!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — June 17, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Happy birthday! A no frills chocolate fudge cake sounds perfect 🙂

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 17, 2013 at 9:16 am

    This looks amazing!! And happy birthday!!!

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    tracy {pale yellow} — June 17, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Happy Birthday! Noting like a perfectly simple chocolate cake to ring in a new year! This one looks scrumptious!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — June 17, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    That is seriously one gorgeous cake!!! I think I’m in love!

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    carolg — June 17, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    happy birthday and thanks so much for the chocolate cake- can’t have too many chocolate cake recipes

    • beantownbaker — June 18th, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

      I couldn’t agree more!

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    Jessamyn — June 17, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    We’re birthday buddies! Hope you had a great day!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — June 18, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Happy Birthday! Your cake looks amazing!!

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    carolg — June 18, 2013 at 8:44 am

    and if i want to make this 9 x 13?any caveats? i never know if i can just change pan size and oven time/temp?

    • beantownbaker — June 18th, 2013 @ 4:05 pm

      Two 9″ round pans is the same amount of cake batter as a 9×13 pan. I’d probably use the same temp and start checking around the same time. But I would expect it to take longer to bake in the end.

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    carolg — June 18, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    tnx- 9 x 13 is easier to tote

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    Nutmeg Nanny — June 18, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Oh goodness, this looks indulgent! I need to make this for my husband as soon as I can!

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    Karen - Cinnamon Freud — June 18, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Happy birthday! This cake is to die for- looks so chocolatey and fudgey. Hope you had a great day!

    • beantownbaker — June 19th, 2013 @ 7:13 am

      Thanks! I had a great birthday this year.

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    krimpetgirl — June 23, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Tomorrow is my birthday and I am making your birthday cake for my big day!

    Thanks!

    • beantownbaker — June 23rd, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

      Happy birthday tomorrow!! Hope you enjoy the cake as much as I did.

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    Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com — July 5, 2013 at 6:16 am

    Wow – this cake looks so good! I am always looking for chocolatecake recipes to try – so glad to have stumbled on your blog!

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    Amber Berry — August 3, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I just made this for my mom and brothers Birthday tomorrow 🙂 I will come back and let you know how mine turned out 🙂 thanks for the recipe and happy late Birthday!

    • beantownbaker — August 4th, 2013 @ 6:42 pm

      Definitely let me know how it goes!

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    Amber Berry — August 4, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    The cake turned out amazing and was a huge hit! Most of the kids weren’t a huge fan but i don’t think they have learned to appreciate dark chocolate 🙂

    • beantownbaker — August 5th, 2013 @ 7:14 am

      Glad it was a success (for the adults!)

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