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!
Recipe can be found on allrecipes.com
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