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Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream

Dhanya Samuel
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Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
18 People
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ABOUT Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream RECIPE

Deliciously moist chocolate cupcakes piled up with Nutella buttercream frosting.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Kids Recipes
  • Fusion
  • Baking
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 18

  1. For the Chocolate Cupcakes:
  2. 50 gms Dutch processed Cocoa powder
  3. 240 ml boiling Water
  4. 175 gms all purpose Flour
  5. 2 tsp Baking powder
  6. ĵ tsp Salt
  7. 115 gms semisweet Chocolate chips
  8. 113 gms unsalted Butter room temperature
  9. 200 gms granulated white Sugar
  10. 2 large Eggs
  11. 2 tsp pure Vanilla extract
  12. For the Nutella Buttercream:
  13. 170 gms Butter at room temperature
  14. 300 gms powdered/Icing sugar
  15. 2-3 tbsp Milk
  16. 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  17. 20-25 gms Nutella


  1. Chocolate Cupcakes: Stir cocoa powder and hot water in a small bowl until well combined. Leave it to cool.
  2. Whisk flour, chocolate chips, baking powder and salt in another bowl.
  3. Grease muffin tray or line it with paper liners. Preheat your oven at 180C.
  4. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy using electric/hand mixer. Start by adding one egg at a time and beat until smooth. Combine flour mixture and gently beat until just everything gets incorporated.
  5. Pour in cooled cocoa mixture and stir until smooth. Scoop this batter up to two-thirds of the capacity of pre-arranged muffin cups.
  6. Place the tray in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, till cakes turn springy and toothpick runs clean. (Start checking after 15 minutes). Over baking can result in dry cupcakes.
  7. Transfer onto wire rack to cool. Once they turn cool, decorate with buttercream.
  9. Sift powdered sugar to avoid lumps. Beat butter till pale and fluffy using electric/hand mixer. This will take 5-6 minutes or more, be patient.
  10. Slowly start adding the sugar. Beat on low first and gradually increase the speed to high. Continue to do until sugar and butter or completely mixed.
  11. Beat by adding Nutella and vanilla extract. To get thick and fluff up cream then add 1 tbsp. of milk. Add more milk to get wet cream.

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