DELICIOUS Nutella Cupcake Recipe

I am a HUGE fan of Nutella!And today I was craving it…one of the many perks of being pregnant :)I was looking for something new and decided to make cupcakes!

and let me tell you…they were DELICIOUS!


My FAVORITE Chocolate Cake:

2 cups white sugar
1-3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 350 F
In a large bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla and mix for 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer.  Stir in boiling water last.  Batter WILL BE thin.  Pour into cupcake tins and cook at 350 F for 17-20 minutes until cake is tested done.  Cool in cupcake pan for 10 minutes, then take out and cool completely.

While cupcakes are cooling prepare frosting.


2 sticks butter, softened
1 (13 oz) jar of Nutella
1 pound powdered sugarpinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
6-8 Tbsp heavy cream or milk

In a large bowl, cream softened butter and Nutella until well combined.  Slowly add powdered sugar, and continue creaming until well blended.
Add salt, vanilla and 3 Tbsp heavy cream or milk.  Blend on low speed until moistened.  Add an additional 3-5 Tbsp of heavy cream or milk until frosting reaches desired consistency.  Beat at high speed until frosting is smooth and fluffy.Frost cupcakes and top with crushed hazelnut candy bar.


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  1. Katherines Corner

    Oh my Mum would drool over these. She loves nutella. They do look yummy!I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. I hope you'll stop by Katherines Corner and leave a comment, and maybe even enter the latest giveaway. Hugs!

  2. Christy

    Mmmmm. I actually just had Nutella for the first time a few weeks ago. I too am in love now! :) Thanks for sharing.

  3. Bec@littlelucylu

    Definitely gonna have to try this one! Oh YUM!Thanks so much for linking up!~Bec :-)

  4. ~Rosanne

    Nutella is one of my favorite sweets and this recipe looks amazing.

  5. Mimi

    Nutella - oh how I wish I had created this wonderful creation! These cupcakes look amazing - bookmarking this to make this weekend. :)So glad you shared at Making the World Cuter

  6. Elizabeth

    YUM! Featuring this on my fan page today! Thanks for linking up to Made With Love!

  7. Manni

    girl you have no idea how much I was craving nutella and was thinking about a recipe. However you did the work and I'm so trying this out. THanks you soooo much!!! Love ithugsManni

  8. Rhiannon

    yum! these look delicious, technology needs to improve quick so i can taste these through my laptop! thanks for checking out my blog too!

  9. idesign

    i definitely have to bookmark this recipe :) thanks for stopping by my blog and following! following you now too :)Jackie

  10. Nicole

    Oh this is bad, really bad....I love Nutella too, those look devine. I think I will have to make them this weekend. When I do, I'll post about it and link back to you. :) (wipes drool from mouth) Stop by sometime

  11. Paige

    This looks so good I will have to try it! I'm pregnant too and nutella is a fave in our house :)Paige @

  12. Jaime

    Oh boy oh boy! I'd love for you to link these bad boys up!!

  13. Jaime

    I follow you back!! Good luck with your new baby! Can't wait to see pictures!!

  14. Jaime

    I featured you today on my blog! Come grab a button!


    YUMMY! These look great! Following from the homemaker on a dime blog hop! Kristy from

  16. Nicole@Thrifty Decorating

    Yum!! Love Nutella!! Thanks for linking all the recipes! :)

  17. Muriel Miller

    Oh my heavens these look amazing! I recently just discovered Nutella. Sad right! Gosh I have been missing out for so long! I can't wait to make these.

  18. Allison @ Alli 'n Son

    I love Nutella too! I've never baked with it, but your cupcakes sound wonderful.

    I'd like to invite you to share this on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.

  19. Kim McCallie

    These are so pretty. I attempted to cook a Nutella Swirl Pound Cake but it was a flop. The Nutella was too heavy to swirl like it was supposed to. But, I think using it in the frosting instead is the answer. I would love to invite you to share your recipe on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  20. Linda @ Lemon Drop

    these would be a huge hit in our house; especially considering Nutella is pretty much viewed as its own food group around here. Thx for sharing :)

  21. The Pastry Chef

    Saw these on A Well Seasoned Life - they look yummy. I love baking with nutella.

  22. Bites of Sweetness

    These look absolutely delicious! I love Nutella! I could just eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon. Mmmm. Thanks for following me! I'm following you now too.

  23. ASingleMothersJourney

    This is another recipe that I have to make. I love chocolate and nutella! My girls will be excited about this.

  24. Vicki V @

    Wowser, every recipe I see is SO awesome! Your husband must love all these treats and feel so pampered!

  25. The Paoletti's

    Just made this recipe and it is delicious!!
    Definitely a house favorite :-)

  26. InsightsbyApril

    I have got to try these!! I just bought some Nutella too :)

  27. Anonymous


    I see the cake recipe calls for 1-3/4 CUP Flour. Does that mean it's 1 plus a 3/4 cup flour?

  28. Wendy

    I made these tonight. They are fabulous! Thank you. Should I refrigerate them (because of the heavy cream in frosting)?

  29. Angie

    how many servings does this recipe make?

  30. Vanessa

    I want to make your recipe.. but what amount is for the nutella in the recipe? In which step do I add the nutella? Doesn't say...


  31. Lois

    Hello Katherine, please excuse my ignorance, how much is a stick of butter?

    Regards Lois, from New Zealand :)

    1. Chef in Training

      A stick is equal to 1/2 cup butter