Saturday, 29 October 2011

Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

MMMMMM to all of that

My mom sent tons of Halloween cooking stuff so this is the second time I've made cupcakes in 2 weeks with the cute cupcake holders, sprinkles, and other toppers.

Recipe taken from here:
Reposted here for ease....

Cupcake Ingredients:
  • 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 (or 3x baking powder)
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1 t vanilla
Frosting Ingredients:
  • 1/2 C butter, room temperature
  • 1 C Nutella (or tesco brand chocolate hazelnut spread)
  • 1 C powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1-2 T milk
Cupcake Directions:
1) Oven @ 350F/176C
2) In a big bowl beat the butter until smooth, add the sugar and beat until fluffy, add the eggs one at a time until well mixed

3) In a medium bowl mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, coca powder

4) In a small bowl mix the milk and vanilla

5) Add 1/3 dry mix to butter mix and beat until combined. Add 1/2 of the milk mix to the butter mix and beat until combined. Add more dry, then milk, then dry until done and everything is mixed well. Follow the images below. 


 6) Fill the cupcake holders 1/2 really don't need more

7) Cook for 20-25 min. They will be flat.
8) Let cool before frosting!

Frosting Directions:
1) Beat butter until smooth
2) Add the Nutella until mixed throughly
3) Add powdered sugar (I did use half regular sugar because I ran out and it was fineeee) and mix until combined

4) Add 1/2 the milk and mix until combined

5) Add more milk or sugar until you get the consistency you want
6) Frost the cupcakes!


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