Self-Frosting Nutella Cupcakes

~ Posted on Monday, May 28, 2012 at 7:53 AM ~

If you have been following my blog regularly, you would know I go crazy over chocolates. Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to review food and it was Nutella Chocolate Chip cupcakes without the icing/frosting. I love eating them so much and I think it shows in my review and the sponsor was so happy reading my glowing review that she baked me another batch of cupcakes. And I got hooked and after a few weeks, I ordered another batch from the sponsor (am getting embarrassed for eating for free hahaha!)

At this point, I think it is sufficient to say that yes, I am addicted to the Nutella cupcakes and I spent some time Googling for the similar recipe to make it. And yes, I managed to find it and gathered up my courage to drive my long-time-untouched car by myself (the last time I drove the car was when I was pregnant with Alyson) to the nearest baker's shop to get the ingredients and waited for the right day, chucked my girl to my MIL to take care and I gave it a try, so without further ado, here goes:



Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 15-20 minutes


10 tablespoons butter, softened  (I used about 125g of butter at room temperature)
3/4 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour, sifted  (I used wheat flour, can't find AP flour)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
Nutella, approximately 1/3 cup  (I didn't measure this, just scoop based on how addicted I am to Nutella which probably might be about 10 tbsp : 1 tbsp for each cupcake?)

What to Do?

* Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper liners.
* Cream together butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes. Add in eggs one at a time, waiting til one is incorporated before adding the next. Mix in vanilla.
* Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt until incorporated and completely mixed. DO NOT OVERMIX!
* Scoop into liners, filling each 3/4 full. Add a teaspoon of nutella to the top of each and swirl in with a toothpick.

* Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean (don’t insert it into the nutella swirl, make sure it goes into just the cake). Remove from pan and move to a wire rack to cool completely.



"A bit too moist but otherwise.... ahhhh... nice....!"
Note to self: Must try other cupcake liners as the one used is a bit hard, suspect it causes the cupcakes to be too moist and shrink up at the sides (too dry at top?)

"Mmmmm! Somemore!" 

"Very moist, nice!" 
"Not bad, not too sweet!"

So there you go.... my attempt of making SELF-FROSTING NUTELLA CUPCAKES!

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Comments (8) -


nice work!!! may i know which brand or model oven you're using? me too searching for one and wonder which one is good.. ^_^ i would want to learn to make cupcakes.. cookies.. cakes..

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Nicole,
We're using Cornell, I don't know how much cos it's passed down by my SIL when she upgrades hers to bigger size oven. But I remembered seeing it at Jusco One Utama years ago. Have to consider the size, fan or no fan, button (some knobs some digital), measurement differences (mine interval by 10C each but there are some oven I see that can't show clearly the temperature like they put gap for every 50C so if you have to bake something with 190C then have to guess lo)


Wow! Now you're into baking and you can bake! Good good. So fan or no fan which one is better?

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Carolyn!

Eh I've been baking very long time liao laaaa.... you see my recipe library you know laaaa... I cannot compare fan or no fan cos mine is with fan wor

Adrea i noe nid to use machine to stir flour, baking powder, and salt??

Jessie Hay

Mmmm these look yummy! Smile

Mary Dailey

These look so delicious and good for you too!

Sylvia Zajis

I really think that any item with Nutella in it is for  I like that these can be eaten without any frosting which can sometimes just make a baked good way too sweet for me.  I will definitely try these!

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