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All-the-Way Nutella Cupcakes

Nutella is my favorite thing in the world.
I mean… there is my daughter.
And my husband.
Nutella is my third favorite thing in the world.
(on a good day, anyway) 
But anytime I’ve ever gone to look for a Nutella Cupcake recipe, my search has left me unsatisfied.
I can usually find chocolate cupcakes with Nutella buttercream.
Or chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting– and a little bit of Nutella filling.
Sometimes even just a chocolate cupcake frosted with Nutella.
And while I love anything with Nutella in it, no matter the amount– more is always better.
And I want more Nutella in my Nutella Cupcakes.
These are “All-the-Way” Nutella Cupcakes.
Nutella in the cake.
Nutella filling.
Nutella buttercream.
nutella. all. the. way.
All-the-Way Nutella Cupcakes
Slightly modified from:

    Nutella Cupcakes:

    • 2 cups brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup shortening
    • 1 cup nutella
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
    • 1 pinch salt

    Nutella Buttercream:

    • 3/4 c. Nutella
    • 1/4 c. shortening
    • 3-4 c. powdered sugar
    • 3 tbsp. milk
    • 1 tsp. vanilla


    • 1 small jar of Nutella

    For the Cupcakes:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line or grease cupcake tins.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, shortening and Nutella until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add in the vanilla.
    3. Add the flour, milk, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
    4. Spoon into the prepared muffin cups.
    5. Bake for 19 minutes, let cool on rack.

    For the Buttercream:

    1. Whisk together the nutella and the shortening.
    2. Whisk in the powdered sugar, and milk. Alternate the additions of powdered sugar and milk until smooth and your desired consistency.
    3. Whisk in the vanilla.


    1. Hollow out the top of each cupcake with a knife.
    2. Fill with 1 tbsp. of Nutella.
    3. Pipe on Nutella buttercream.
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    Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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    32 Responses to “All-the-Way Nutella Cupcakes”

    1. Kristin posted on March 21, 2012 at 12:40 am (#)

      These do look tasty! So. I am that person. The one person left on the planet (maybe?) who has not had Nutella. I see it in the store. I think about buying it. But I’m afraid of getting addicted!
      Maybe I need to go completely nuts and try this recipe! Your pictures make everything look so darn good…

    2. Sarah posted on March 21, 2012 at 1:34 am (#)

      Drool. Drool. and more Drool.

    3. cupsbykim posted on March 21, 2012 at 7:01 am (#)

      Oh Thank You. I’ve been suffering the same dilemma. Yum. Can’t wait to try them!

    4. Hayley posted on March 21, 2012 at 9:49 am (#)

      You and Nutella, man. A love affair I could never break up but I would try really darn hard just to taste this. I mean, a little smidgen of a taste… you may turn me onto Nutella, after all.

    5. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on March 21, 2012 at 10:18 am (#)

      Oh, these would make me happy. These really are Nutella cupcakes. All those others are just impostors. (Just ‘cuz I’m wearing green doesn’t make me Irish, ya know?) :)

    6. Stephanie posted on March 21, 2012 at 10:35 am (#)

      These look incredible…of course I don’t know if anything could beat that AWESOME 108 Oreo cake! Yum!
      I am hosting a super fun $25 giveaway on my blog and I would love to have you stop by and enter

    7. Angi posted on March 21, 2012 at 10:58 am (#)

      My husband just licked the screen…seriously. He has the same Nutella addiction. I am being “forced” to make these this weekend!

      Thanks for creating these little cups of happiness!

    8. MrsJenB posted on March 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm (#)

      Nutella and buttercream? Together? Seriously? Whoa.

    9. Winnie posted on March 21, 2012 at 5:14 pm (#)

      These look just wonderful!
      I don’t eat Nutella (due to kosher problem) but something else which is very similar – and we all just looooooooooove it
      Your cupcakes are just for my taste, and I’d love to try this recipe

      BTW – love the new look of you blog!!

    10. Mackenzie posted on March 21, 2012 at 6:20 pm (#)

      Oh my gosh! I may break my rule and eat one of these. I am literally dueling. Yeah…I want one. NOW. lol

    11. Justine posted on March 21, 2012 at 10:17 pm (#)

      You have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award. Stop by my blog to collect your award.

      Queen of Savings

    12. out of the frame posted on March 22, 2012 at 8:25 am (#)

      wow! they really are all the way! I love nutella too.

    13. Ellen posted on March 22, 2012 at 9:47 am (#)

      These look and sound amazing! I’ll be adding booze in mine, of course…

    14. Heather posted on March 22, 2012 at 12:08 pm (#)

      looks SO delicious!! Love the blog – visiting from Fireflies and Jellybeans

    15. Julie E posted on March 22, 2012 at 11:54 pm (#)

      Umm..yum! I’d love for you to come share at my linky party. :)

    16. The Blissful Baker posted on March 24, 2012 at 11:58 pm (#)

      oh man…these look amazing and oh so tempting!!! :)

    17. Taylor posted on March 25, 2012 at 1:35 pm (#)

      I’m a recent discoverer of Nutella. And these look divine! :)
      I would love for you to share this with my “Unveil Your Genius” link party.

      Happy Sunday!

    18. Jessica @ O. Alouette posted on March 25, 2012 at 4:42 pm (#)

      These look amazing! I totally agree with you – there never seems to be enough Nutella in most other cupcakes!

    19. Linda Norton posted on March 25, 2012 at 10:24 pm (#)

      Yum! I’m going to have to try this recipe. I just happen to have a jar of Nutella in the cupboard… guess I better get more. Thanks for sharing.

    20. Katie J. posted on March 26, 2012 at 1:43 pm (#)

      OMGosh! These look so good!! I am going to have to try these!! Thank you so much for sharing!

      Katie @ Little Becky Homeckky

    21. The Cooking Actress posted on March 27, 2012 at 7:41 am (#)

      Yes! Finally! That always bothered me too!!! These look amazingggg, yay Nutella!

    22. Lisa posted on July 10, 2012 at 10:40 am (#)

      We might be twins seep rated at birth. More Nutella IS better. It could be my life motto.

    23. Anonymous posted on August 8, 2012 at 5:57 am (#)

      I’ve just tried to make these the milk was left out of the instructions and they are just puddles in my tin and haven’t cooked properly

      • Something Swanky posted on August 8, 2012 at 9:17 am (#)

        So sorry for the typo! The milk made it into the ingredients list, just not into the instructions!! I’ll fix now. Sorry for your cupcakes!

    24. Anonymous posted on August 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm (#)

      I made these for my birthday party and they were amazing! Great recipe!

    25. Alex posted on October 21, 2012 at 8:32 pm (#)

      Hi there! These look great and I am thinking of making them–can anyone tell me what the approximate yield is for this recipe?

      • Ashton posted on October 25, 2012 at 3:15 pm (#)

        Approximately 24 :)

      • Ashton posted on October 25, 2012 at 3:16 pm (#)

        ….with a few extra cupcakes, but only enough frosting and filling for 24 cupcakes.

    26. Anonymous posted on February 3, 2013 at 3:33 pm (#)

      I was very excited about making these for World Nutella Day, but they spread out all over my muffin pans and I had to remove the crusty tops to get them out. I wasn’t left with much to frost. The only thing I did differently was to use butter instead of shortening. Could that have caused the problem? I use butter all the time in cupcakes, normally. They tasted good but didn’t look too great.

      • Ashton posted on February 3, 2013 at 8:41 pm (#)

        Hi there! So sorry– but yes, I think the butter is the problem. I always use shortening when dealing with Nutella, simply because the added sugar from the nutella makes just about anything baked (cookies, cupcakes, etc) spread.The higher melting temp for the shortening sort of evens that out.


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