Nutella Cupcakes

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These Nutella Cupcakes are sure to be a hit - the hazelnut flavour from the Nutella adds a new dimension. Not only are these delicious cupcakes filled with Nutella but the buttercream is subtly flavoured too. For those Nutella fans out there this is the cupcake recipe for you. 


  1. Begin by preparing a 12 hole cupcake tin with cupcake cases and preheating your oven to 200°C (400°F, Gas Mark 6)

  2. In a large bowl beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

    • 175g Unsalted Butter (Softened)
    • 165g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
  3. Add the eggs one by one, mixing in a tablespoon of the flour with each egg to avoid the mixture from curdling.

    • 3 Large Free Range Eggs
    • 115g Allinson Self-Raising White Flour
  4. In a separate bowl mix together the cocoa powder and boiling water to make a smooth paste.

    • 40g Cocoa Powder
    • 4 tbsp Boiling Water
  5. Add the flour and baking powder to the egg mixture followed by the cocoa paste and blend all the ingredients together until you reach a smooth batter.

  6. Spoon the mixture into each of the cupcake cases, filling each 2/3 full and bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until springy to touch.

  7. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow to cool on a wire cooling rack. Whilst the cupcakes are cooling make your buttercream by beating together the butter, milk and half of the icing sugar.

    • 175g Unsalted Butter (Softened)
    • 2 tbsp Milk
    • 175g Silver Spoon Icing Sugar
  8. Once combined add the remaining icing sugar and Nutella and beat until light and fluffy. The longer that you beat the icing for the lighter it will be.

    • 175g Silver Spoon Icing Sugar
    • 200g Nutella
  9. When the cupcakes have cooled fully use a small sharp knife or an apple corer to carve out the centre of the sponge of each cupcake. Fill a piping bag with Nutella and pipe a small amount into the centre of each cake then top with the remaining sponge that you had removed.  

    • 200g Nutella
  10. To finish your cupcakes, fill another piping bag with a star nozzle and your Nutella buttercream and pipe swirls on to the top of each cupcake. For an extra touch add a sprinkle of chopped hazelnuts to the top of the buttercream.

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  1. 5 star rating

    Lovely! Recipe made about 24 cupcakes though but we will get through them 😂

  2. 5 star rating

    Wow very delicious if you are looking for a nutella 🧁 try this

  3. 3 star rating

    Idk yet but I think it will be to sugary and I don’t think it will look like the image to be onset.🤨🧐🧐

  4. 5 star rating

    Yum. People are complaining about clumped cocoa, the recipe doesn’t specifically tell you to sift dry ingredients but it’s an important step that will prevent this. People are saying there is too much icing but if you intend to pipe it up in a big pile like in the picture, the amount is perfect.

  5. 3 star rating

    Disagree with other reviews, my cocoa powder was not clumpy. However there was way too much buttercream for the cupcakes and it made more like 18 cupcakes. I am now stuck with a whole other piping bag full of icing I don’t know what to do with. The cake taste is alright but there is way to much sugar the recipe calls for 200g which was half my jar along with the icing sugar and the sugar in the cake. This is certainly not for diabetics or those watching their diet.

  6. 5 star rating

    Everything worked perfectly! Thanks for the recipe 👏🏻

  7. 4 star rating

    We skipped the Nutella filling (stage 9) and had far too much buttercream, but these cupcakes are delicious! The cake itself was as light as a feather. The whole family loved them. Thank you!

  8. 5 star rating

    So tasty! I recommend this for everyone that loves nutella! Try this it is so amazing!

  9. 5 star rating

    Quick and easy.

  10. 3 star rating

    Not tried the butter cream yet as are in the oven but I've made a lot of cakes and the coca powder doesn't usually clump and go lumpy like this recipie did. Bit disappointed

  11. 5 star rating

    Amazing cupcakes! Tasted great with buttercream. Highly recommend!

  12. 5 star rating

    Great cakes. My niece made these. She used half as much Nutella in the buttercream and still so yummy!!
    Surprised to see previous comment as there were no lumps at all 😬❤️

  13. 1 star rating

    Awful! I’m a professional cake maker and this batter is terrible. Lumps of cocoa powder in mixture, followed recipe to a T. Do not recommend 🙈🙈 awful

  14. 5 star rating

    Absolutely delicious 😋
    Super scrumptious 😋
    Definitely recommend 😁

  15. 5 star rating

    These Cupcakes are FANTASTIC they are so yummy and i love love nutella

  16. 5 star rating

    Made it for a birthday treat and definitely paid off! Beautiful, and tastes like Nutella the 'hole' 😉 way through! Definitely recommend and making them again today!

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  18. 5 star rating

    Amazing it tastes like the won you get from professional restaurants I definitely recommend this recipe to all of you guys

  19. 5 star rating

    Hi 👋 me and my dad made these and my mom loved them so much thanks for the recipe 👍🍩🍬

  20. 5 star rating

    Hi I just can’t wait to see make and bake it 🍩🍪😋 !!!
    Juliet age 7

  21. 4 star rating

    I liked the cupcake but It is a 4 star for me because 1. it was hard to make and 2. is because i like nutella but not that much.

  22. 5 star rating

    I loved it and instead of making it a cupcake i made it a full cake. YUM!😂

  23. 5 star rating

    Quick and easy

  24. 5 star rating

    Excellent cupcakes. Love the Nutella touch to the recipe. I use this Mary Berry recipe for all my choc cupcakes as it makes a beautiful cake. The Nutella centre is a lovely touch to an already lovely recipe. Well worth trying

  25. 5 star rating

    Nice! I learned these and made them, so good! I also substituted the cocoa powder with melted Nutella because the cocoa powder was all out, one word,

  26. 5 star rating

    Nice! I learned these and made them, so good! I also substituted the cocoa powder with melted Nutella because the cocoa powder was all out, one word,

  27. 5 star rating

    Loved baking these, they are really tasty and easy to make. The only few changes to the ingredients I made was I used 100g of Nutella for the filling (200g was far too much) and I found it took 7tbsp of boiling water to make the cocoa powder into a smooth paste. I would definitely recommend these....they are delicious 😋

  28. 5 star rating

    This is my first review of a recipe from this site and oh my goodness if this is a taste of the many recipes to try then I'll be blown away.....well perhaps not blown away so easy if I eat too many of these lol.😉

    My family are big fans of nutella so it's no surprise that these cupcakes are a hit with us. They are rich, moist, very easy to make and super yummy. I had loads of butter cream left so I made the recipe again (minus the buttercream) and made it into a chocolate sandwich cake! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe hun.x

  29. 5 star rating

    Love these, they disappeared in minutes

  30. 5 star rating

    Lovely especially for the 'hole' school

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