WARNING: Chocolate Nutella Cupcake Recipe

WARNING: Chocolate Nutella Cupcake Recipe

It's true; I was divinely inspired when I decided to combine the delicious Chocolate Hazlenut spread with cupcakes. However, I love Nutella and I’m pretty certain you could smear the stuff on a piece of cardboard and it would be scrumptious.

I was overwhelmed by the requests I received for this recipe and I since I would do anything for my beloved GoddessLife community....here it is in all it's glory. They are wickedly yummy, so I recommend making sure you have a large group to share them with. Enjoy!


Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

Makes 15-16 cupcakes

  • 1/2 C butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 C sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 C flour
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1 t vanilla

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a mixing bowl, beat butter until softened and smooth. Add sugar and beat for a few minutes, until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each until well combined.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. In a sseparate small bowl, combine milk and vanilla.

Add about 1/3 of dry ingredients to butter and sugar and mix until combined. Add about 1/2 of wet ingredients to mixture and mix until combined. Continue alternating dry and wet, mixing in between (finish with the remaining dry ingredients).

Fill cupcake tins about 1/2 full (don’t overfill – you only need 1/2) and bake for around 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. They will come out flat.

Nutella Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/2 C butter, room temperature
  • 1 C Nutella
  • 1 C powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1-2 T milk

Beat butter until smooth. Add Nutella and beat together until thoroughly combined. Slowly add powdered sugar, mixing until combined. Add 1 tablespoon of milk. Add additional milk or powdered sugar as needed to reach desired consistency.

13 comments (Add your own)

1. brandi wrote:
thank you! they do look great! you are a giving goddess

Mon, February 20, 2012 @ 2:16 PM

2. Kerri wrote:
Can't wait to try these!!

Mon, February 20, 2012 @ 2:17 PM

3. Nandhani Dhakshinamurthy wrote:
thank you!

Mon, February 20, 2012 @ 2:26 PM

4. Christina Gomez wrote:
Thank you!! Can't wait to try these!

Mon, February 20, 2012 @ 2:26 PM

5. Claudia Crabtree wrote:
Thank you, Dolphina! Have a great day.

Mon, February 20, 2012 @ 2:28 PM

6. Kerri Bachler-Connor wrote:
lol Thanks!!! I've had Nutella a few times and like it but have only had it on bread, which I try not to eat too much of - this looks like a wonderful treat!

Mon, February 20, 2012 @ 2:28 PM

7. Naheed Anwar wrote:
Great! Thanks Dolphina! You are too kind! And I promise to share with my hubby. x

Mon, February 20, 2012 @ 4:13 PM

8. Kim Murphy wrote:
These are insane! Got one for my bday from Dolphina and felt like I'd gone to sweet, gooey heaven!!

Mon, February 20, 2012 @ 7:45 PM

9. Crystal Scott wrote:

Mon, February 20, 2012 @ 7:46 PM

10. Emma Nefertitie Avril wrote:
thanku dolphina ♥

Mon, February 20, 2012 @ 7:48 PM

11. Sharon Krywosa wrote:
Thank you Dolphina for sharing!!! ♥

Mon, February 20, 2012 @ 10:06 PM

12. Lisa wrote:
If I could have had a sister, I would have been happy to have you! I've been enjoying your blog posts and will definetly try this recipe. You were also amazing in the Ellen show last week! Hugs.

Tue, February 21, 2012 @ 1:47 PM

13. Kristy wrote:
Hey, klleir job on that one you guys!

Thu, October 25, 2012 @ 9:08 AM

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