Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

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I have been super lazy for the last couple of months. It has been crazy cold in Delhi this winter, and all I can think about is slipping under the blanket with a hot cup of tea. Don’t get me wrong, I have been cooking and baking, just haven’t been writing about it!

My friend just celebrated her 30th birthday, and I wanted to bake something special for her big day. These cupcakes were just perfect, because after all, chocolate is her favourite! These super-moist gooey cupcakes were devoured at a pretty decent speed, and I was happy to see them go!

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You will need:

For the cupcakes:

  • Caster sugar: 1 cup
  • Plain yoghurt: 1 cup
  • Vegetable oil: ½ cup
  • Eggs: 2
  • Flour: 1 ½ cup
  • Cocoa: ½ cup
  • Baking powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Crushed peanuts: For sprinkling on top (optional)
  • Chocolate syrup (optional)

For the Nutella buttercream:

  • Nutella: 300 gms.
  • Butter: 150 gms.

For the cupcakes:

Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius.

Line a regular 12 cupcake tin with cupcake liners.

In a large bowl, sieve the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together.

In a food processor or a large mixing bowl, whisk the oil and sugar together until creamy (about 5 – 10 minutes).

Whisk in the yoghurt until smooth and add the eggs, one at a time, while continuously whisking, until pale and smooth.

Add the sieved dry ingredients from the third step, about half a cup at a time, and mix in, until smooth.

Fill the cupcake liners halfway with the mix.

Bake for 20 – 25 minutes.

Cool to room temperature, on a wire rack.

Makes about 12.

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For the Nutella buttercream:

Ensure that the Nutella and butter are at room temperature.

In a food processor or a large mixing bowl, whip the Nutella and butter until smooth.

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To decorate:

Use piping bag with a large star nozzle to ice the cupcakes.

Top with some chocolate syrup and peanuts, if using.

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19 thoughts on “Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

  1. Success!! Only had to peruse ten or blogs I follow to find the recipe. Note to self, save it in recipe folder next time. My daughter will be making these tomorrow and I will let you know how awesome they are!!

  2. These cupcakes were amazingly light and full of flavor. The frosting was so creamy; it reminded me of something Duncan Hines-like from my youth but Nutella has such rich unique flavor, it was far, far better.. My just-eleven year old made them completely independent of me without any problems. She made 27 of them and just 24 hours later, they are all gone! So, this recipe is a keeper, permanently inked into the spiral bound. Thanks Shatarupa for sharing this baking love ❤ Melissa

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