After my post at the weekend, a few of you asked me for the recipe for Nutella cupcakes. I based this on a chocolate bun recipe that has been handed down in our family – so you are lucky!
Pre-heat oven to 325F/162C/ Gas Mark 3
85g/3oz unbleached sugar
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
0.5 cups/4.2 fl.oz warm water
3 tbsp nutella
For the icing
1 x 200g/7 oz tub of cream cheese
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup Nutella
450g/1lb icing sugar (about 3 3/4 cups), sifted
Cream together butter and sugar. Mix the nutella with the water until it is smooth and milky. Make a well in the middle of the butter mixture, and beat in the egg. Sift in flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda and mix together, adding nutella mixture gradually. You may wish to add a little more water if the mixture is too thick.
Cook in the middle of a pre-heated oven for 25-30 minutes.
While the cupcakes are cooking, mix together the icing sugar, nutella, butter and cream cheese with an electric whisk (or some elbow grease).
Allow cupcakes to cool and then ice and decorate as you wish, voila!
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