Saturday, June 16, 2012

What I Bake: Nutella Cupcakes with Nutella Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Well hello there darlings!

Just as promised here is the Nutella cupcake recipe that helped me survive multiple rounds of company in and out of my house last weekend.  The original recipe was taken from here and modified just a tad.  It's as easy as pie and because the recipe yields 36 delicious little cakes - I simply could not go wrong.  Every last one went and were a big hit - so if Nutella and peanut butter are your things, I would most certainly recommend giving these sweeties a go.

What you'll need:
To Cake:
2/3 cup Nutella
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
2 1/2 cups plain greek yogurt (or the same amount of buttermilk)

To Frost:
6 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup Nutella
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 teaspoons vanilla extract


For the Cupcakes:

1. Line 3 dozen muffin cups with cupcake liners or grease using non-stick spray. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Sift together flour & cake flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar for 5 minutes, until it is pale and thick. Add in the butter. Mix until combined. Add in the nutella. Now, add in the yogurt. Beat until well incorporated.

4. Add the flour mixture in 3 increments and beat until smooth. Divide batter into the cupcake tins. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Do not over-bake. Remove from oven and let cool completely before frosting.

Nutella Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting:
Cream the butter and cream cheese in the large mixing bowl of a stand mixture. Add the nutella, peanut butter and vanilla and continue to cream. Slowly incorporate the powdered sugar as you continue to cream. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat on high speed until fluffy and smooth, adding milk or additional sugar (if needed) to reach desired consistency.

Frost the cupcakes and garnish with shaved milk chocolate or jimmies. Ooh la la - you will soon find out how heavenly these are :)

I'm finally back home from this exciting little week.   I have much to share, but for now I must do some catching up with all of you.  See ya soon and happy weekend!

Love Bunches, 


  1. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh too delicious!!!

  2. Ahh I really want to make these, you can't go wrong with Nutella and peanut butter :) xx

  3. Um, these are low cal and low fat, right? Right??? Cause I might need to know that AFTER I eat all 36 of them!

  4. look teast!!
    but now summer and i cant eat this sweet i just can look on them :)

  5. oh yes that looks very tasty seeing this delicous nutella cupcakes made my mouth watering, oh my god i need chocolate now ;)
    love and kiss,mary

  6. OMG I HAVE to try these! Ok without the peanut butter but nutella is amazing!!!! AHHHHHHH

  7. oh no my poor cholesterol! they just look so amazing! xxx

  8. Wow Marisa, this new design and structure is amazing :). I will explore it more today. Do you remember the

    Do you remember that we talked about the issue that we could try to make some creative session on a song/poem/book?

    I have 2 ideas, finally I could think about it :D. One is the book "The Seller of Pasts", the other is a song Nneka: Heartbeat.

    Do you know those?

    I hope, you are doing well:).



  9. Yummy ! It seems delicious !!!

  10. Tasty looking cupcakes, must save your recipe for later. Thank you.

  11. I need these in my life right now.

  12. Oh wow they look soooo delicious !!!!! I wanna get them right now ! :) I deffo have to try them. XX

  13. these look delish!!! I need to bake more :(

  14. Awe, Marisa! I think I might try this recipe today! My in-laws .. ehm ... invited themselves over for dinner :/. My mother-in-law is bringing dinner, so I guess I have to make dessert. I'll ask her if she likes Nutella first. Thanks for sharing! ;)

    Hope you've started the week off with a huge smile! :D

  15. I am in love with nutella, so this caught my eye!!

  16. Perfection. ;) these look so so so delicious. I'm a sucker for anything with nutella. Shall be trying this recipe asap! Thanks for sharing and thank you also for visiting my blog too xx

  17. oh. my.

    making these. gaining weight. don't care.

  18. Oh my! I will definately be making these - I absolutely love nutella, and my boyfriend could literally live off peanut butter (not even joking haha). Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

  19. hello darling! whats the measurement for buttermilk for the cupcakes? xoxoxoxo


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