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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: Allrecipes.com


    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 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.

    32 comments on “All-the-Way Nutella Cupcakes”

    1. 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. Drool. Drool. and more Drool.

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

    4. 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. 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. These look incredible…of course I don’t know if anything could beat that AWESOME 108 Oreo cake! Yum!
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    7. 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. Nutella and buttercream? Together? Seriously? Whoa.

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

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

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

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

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

    16. 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!

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

    18. 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.

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

      Katie @ Little Becky Homeckky

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

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

    22. 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

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

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

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    26. 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.

      • 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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