Nutella and Chocolate Cupcake

Nutella and Chocolate Cupcake

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Is there a particular food item that brings back the child in you? Give me a tin of condensed milk and I feel younger than my 6 year old nephew! Even today, every time I open a condensed milk tin I end up with a band aid on my finger. The funny thing is that, I’m eating and licking it in such a hurry thinking that I’ll get caught, even if I’m all alone at home, what to say… old habits die hard ;)

Recently when I went shopping with one of my friends, she got a tin of milk powder, not to make tea/coffee or anything of that sort… it’s solely for her husband to eat! Her statement brought back many memories.. memories of me hiding under the bed with Nestle Everyday milk powder tin and a spoon. I used to stuff my mouth with big spoonfuls of milk powder in a hurry before anybody got hold of me, that it got stuck between my teeth. No wonder Amma used to lock it up in store room!

I was introduced to Nutella only after coming to Bahrain. Initially I never bothered buying it, because I’m not a big chocolate fan. Then I happened to see Nutella this and Nutella that in so many food blogs, I decided to try it. Whenever I bought it, the Nutella jar mysteriously disappeared. Only to discover a few days later, an empty jar with a spoon stuck inside in some corner of the house! Over the years, I bought n number of Nutella, but it didnt last more than 2-3 days. If it’s Milkmaid for me and milk powder for a friend, it’s Nutella for Jose, that brings back the child in him. Anyways, recently when I bought it, I made sure to bake these cupcakes on the very same day, so finally I could do something with it.

Btw, all this while I used to think I’ve a lot of growing up to do, but the idea of two grownups sitting with a tin of Nutella and milk powder, respectively, licking the spoon… makes me think twice… that I’m pretty much grown up ;)

About these cupcakes, it’s a very moist  chocolate cupcake with the surprise element of Nutella in the middle. If you are already a Nutella fan, I’ve nothing more to say. If you are new to Nutella, try it, at least just to see whether the child in you is kicking and jumping and still alive ;)

Here you go with the step by step pictures…

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…

Slowly pour the milk into the flour mixture, beating well until all the ingredients are well mixed. Add the egg…

Beat well (scrape any unmixed ingredients from the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula).Spoon the batter into the paper cases until two-thirds full and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 mins, or until the cake bounce back when touched…

When the cupcakes are cold, hollow out a small section in the center of each one…

Fill the cupcakes with a dollop of Nutella, cover the cupcake with the cut out piece…

 

Recipe adapted verbatim from the hummingbird bakery cookbook

Nutella and Chocolate Cupcake
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • Plain flour (maida) – ¾ cup + 1 tbsp
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder – 2½ tbsp
  • Sugar – a scant ¾ cup
  • Baking powder – 1½ tsp
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Unsalted butter – 3 tbsp @ room temp
  • Whole milk – ½ cup
  • Egg – 1 @ room temp
  • Nutella – ½ cup
Nutella and Chocolate Frosting
  • Icing sugar – 2 cups, sifted
  • Unsalted butter – 5 tbsp @ room temp
  • Whole milk – 2 tbsp
  • Nutella – ⅓ cup
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 C, 10 mins 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. Add the egg and beat well (scrape any unmixed ingredients from the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula).
  4. Spoon the batter into the paper cases until two-thirds full and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 mins, or until the cake bounce back when touched. let the cupcakes cool slightly in the pan before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. 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.
  6. Icing Preparation
  7. 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. 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 mins. The longer the frosting is beaten, the fluffier and lighter it becomes.
  8. Stir in the Nutella by hand until evenly mixed into the frosting. When the cupcakes are cold, spoon the frosting on top.
Notes
I got 12 std size cupcakes with the above qty. I baked @ 180 C, for 17 mins. The oven time varies for each oven, so have monitor it closely after first 15 mins of baking. I used low fat milk. I used a piping bag to fill the cupcakes with Nutella. You can store the cupcakes with frosting @ room temp for 2 days and without frosting @ room temp for 3-4 days. Frsoted cupcakes can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days. Just leave it outside for 10-15 mins before serving.

 

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  • Sharmila Bhattar Naufel

    Maria,

    After hollowing out and filling with nutells, do we have to cover it with the cake piece cut out earlier?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sharmilla,

      Yes, you need to cover the cake with the cut out piece. I’ve updated the recipe accordingly.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://www.facebook.com/divya.kudua Divya Kudua

    Oh,I am glad to hear I am not the only one who cuts her fingers while licking off the last drop from the milkmaid tin:)I love Amulya Milk powder the best and yes,horlicks too:)Love the nutella filled chocolate cupcakes,I am sure I’ll love it!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Dont worry divs, you have company :) ohh yes, I also love horlicks, how did I miss that!

  • Jeena George

    Its looks so yummy Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Jeena :) and of course it was really yummy, after all it is Nutella cupcake, right :)?

  • Jansi natarajan

    Dear maria, all your recipes are awesome. Tried one or two and they came out well. I have a doubt. How can I use my old model microwave for baking has no pre heat option option.

  • unnimary mathew

    I wanna try this……..looks yummy !!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Unnimary! Hope you get to try it soon..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Raseena Siraj

    hi maria, its me raseena from kannur. its a good recipe and i wont be satisfied with internet until i can download this dessert from internet for free. okkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Raseena,

      Thanks dear :) I wish there was some technology that helps you do things like that ;)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Raseena Siraj

    hi maria, i think i will be your masterpiece in desserts. And i am sure i wont be satisfied with internet until i can download this dessert from internet for free.okkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.tnx maria.

  • Rekha

    Hi Maria, cupcake recipe looks great and is easy to follow.will try it out.thanks for posting this recipe.
    Take care, bob appetite,, love, Rekha

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a bunch Rekha! Hope you get to try this soon, it’s a keeper :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • keerthy denny

    it looks yummy waiting to try out

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Keerthy :)

  • susha bvera

    (just recently started baking myself), I made the cuppies for kids snack.. they were too good And Easy to make!! i did not put nutella as ther’s a no nut products to school policy due to allergies. (INSTEAD later i tried ur moist (butter cream,ganache) chocolate cake AND put nutella spread between the cake as a quick fix Birthday cake for my baker husband! Thank you so much for these truly tested recipes and keep it coming!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Susha,

      Thank you very much for your wonderful comment! I’m really happy to see your comment dear :)
      I’ve tried cupcake version of moist chocolate cake with Nutella and it was really nice!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Neha

    Hi Maria , recently got to ur site n also tried the sausage bites n beef kallu shappu, but tried it with deer meat, i had a malyalee family home for dineer n they liked it .i also told her abt ur site n lately she told me she also follows ur site . ur nutella cup cake looks good n will try it out soon. Thanks a lot . Neha .

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Neha, thanks a bunch for your feedback dear. Nice to know that you’ve tried the recipes from here and liked them too. Thanks to your friend also for visiting this site :)

      Cheers
      Maria

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  • Chandrika

    Hi Maria, Made the cupcakes for Thanksgiving….n it was very delicious…. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes in this lovely blog… Looking forward to more….. Tke care :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you very much Chandrika for trying out these cupcakes. Nice to know that you liked them :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Thank you Chella :)

  • Sukanya

    Hi Maria,

    these cupcakes look amazing! I am planning on making some but would like to ask you something first. When you say fill the cupcakes with a dollop of nutellla, are you referring to nutella straight out of the jar or the nutella and chocolate frosting for which you provide the recipe ?

    Cheers :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sukanya,

      Thank you!

      The cupcakes are filled with nutella straight out of the jar and not with the choc frosting. Hope it’s clear now.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sukanya,

      Thank you!

      The cupcakes are filled with nutella straight out of the jar and not with the choc frosting. Hope it’s clear now.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sukanya,

      Thank you!

      The cupcakes are filled with nutella straight out of the jar and not with the choc frosting. Hope it’s clear now.

      Cheers
      Maria

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