Friday, April 8, 2011

Cupcakes Week 3

I got an early start with this week's because hubby is leaving for NC for work on Sunday and I know how much he loves Nutella, and I wanted to make sure he got a taste before he left.
You made proceed to reading and drooling now...

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
• 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 cup and 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 2 tablespoons and 3/4 teaspoon butter, softened
• 1 cup and 2 tablespoons white sugar
• 1-1/2 eggs
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 3/4 cup milk
• 6 oz of Nutella
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a muffin pan with paper or foil liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk; beat well. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full.
3. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
4. When cooled hallow out the center with an apple corer and fill with nutella (tip-put nutella in a pasty bag for easy filling)

Nutella Buttercream Frosting
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 13-ounce jar of Nutella
pinch of fine grain sea salt
1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract
2 pounds confectioners’ sugar, sifted
6-8 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and Nutella until well combined. Slowly add in confectioner’s sugar, and continue creaming until well blended.
2. Add salt, vanilla, and 3 tablespoons of heavy cream or milk. Blend on low speed until moistened. Add an additional 3-5 tablespoons of heavy cream or milk until you reach the desired consistency. Beat at high speed until frosting is smooth and fluffy.


Emily said...

Nutella Buttercream Frosting should be illegal! That sounds so good. I might actually try to make these.

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Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

Jersey Girl said...
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Housewife In Training said...

Oh my goodness!! thank you so much!

and you are correct, it should be illegal!! they've been staring at me all week!