Sunday 11 March 2012

Nutella Cupcake with Nutella Marscapone Buttercream

These cupcakes are called self frosting as they have a dollop of nutella added to them which acts as a frosting but you know me I can't be doing with no frosting so I had to make some as well.

I made these with the boys little bro when he was over visiting from Japan ( We are going to see him out there in two weeks - super excited!). We had him over for dinner and trust me to ask my guest to make his own dessert!

The batter is quite a simple vanilla batter but, the exciting part, you add a dollop of nutella to each one after you have put them in to the case.

You then bake. Some of the nutella sinks in so you have a soft fondant centre and some stays on the top for the cute marbled effect.

Even thought nutella is delicious sometimes I find it can be a bit dry so I wanted to make the buttercream a bit creamy to counteract the dryness so I went for a buttercream with marscapone. Delicious, chocolately but creamy light! 

Nutella Cupcakes

Recipe can be found on

Nutella Marscapone Buttercream

Great combination, even if I do say so myself, finished off with a small swirl and large chocolate button.

Highly recommend for someone who loves chocolate but is maybe looking for something not too rich. I also think these would be really fun to make with kids.

Happy Baking x


  1. Double Nutella = double the brilliance!

  2. These sound great...I like the idea of the marscapone in the buttercream too! :-)

  3. Ah thanks! I think the big Tescos are the only place I found them in the end. I absolutely love the marbled swirl of these cupcakes and the giant chocolate button just finishes them off beautifully!

  4. I know what you mean about nutella being a bit dry - you were right to add frosting. YOur cupcakes look divine!


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