All-the-Way Nutella Cupcakes


Nutella is my favorite thing in the world.
I mean… there is my daughter.
And my husband.
Ok.
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: Allrecipes.com

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Ingredients

    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

    Filling:

    • 1 small jar of Nutella
    Instructions

    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.

    Assembly:

    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 Swank

    Ashton is the owner and author of Something 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.