Nutella and Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Cook Time: 45 minutes


Servings: 12 cupcakes


  • heaped 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 2 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 2 cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 1/3 cup Nutella


  1. Preheat oven to 180 C, 10 minutes before baking.
  2. Put the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment (or use a handheld electric whisk) and beat on low speed until you get a sandy consistency and everything is combined.
  3. Slowly pour the milk into the flour mixture, beating well until all the ingredients are well mixed.
  4. Add the egg and beat well (scrape any unmixed ingredients from the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula).
  5. Spoon the batter into the paper cases until two-thirds full and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until the cake bounce back when touched.
  6. Let the cupcakes cool slightly in the pan before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. When the cupcakes are cold, hollow out a small section in the center of each one and fill with a dollop of Nutella and cover it with the cut put piece.

Icing Preparation

  1. Beat the icing sugar and butter together in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment (or use a handheld electric whisk) on medium-slow speed until the mixture comes together and is well mixed.
  2. Turn the mixer down to a slower speed. Slowly pour in the milk, then when it is all incorporated, turn the mixer up to high speed. Continue beating until the frosting is light and fluffy, at least 5 minutes. The longer the frosting is beaten, the fluffier and lighter it becomes.
  3. Stir in the Nutella by hand until evenly mixed into the frosting. When the cupcakes are cold, spoon the frosting on top.



Unsweetened cocoa powder


Baking powder


Unsalted butter

Whole milk



Icing sugar

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