Monday, July 25, 2011

"Better than Sex" Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

I found this recipe and was intrigued just by the name... take note: I did not name this cupcake but will say that the name is says it all... if you LOVE Nutella as much as I do - you will definately think this cupcake was well named!  Just pure deliciousness!!!
 Here's what you'll need:
  • 1/2 cup of butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions:
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 separate 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
  • 1/2 cup of butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup of Nutella
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1-2 tablespoons of 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.
Adapted from Cupcake Project and Chockylit
Makes 15-16 cupcakes


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