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Recipe: Nutella Cupcakes

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!

Nutella Cupcake Recipe

Pre-heat oven to 325F/162C/ Gas Mark 3

Ingredients

85g/3oz butter
85g/3oz unbleached sugar
1 egg
142g/5oz flour
28g/1oz cocoa
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!

© buttonsandbeeswax 2012

 

Onwards and Upwards

On Friday I officially finished my contract at work, and will be embarking on an exciting journey doing creative things to make a living.  This is going to require a lot of motivation! As a farewell to my colleagues, I made them Nutella cupcakes which we munched on with our coffee’s throughout the day.

Nutella Cupcakes

Nutella Cupcakes

I received this orchid and card (plus a bottle of rum which is now less than half full) as a leaving gift.  It was sad saying goodbye, they are a lovely team, however I am more than excited about what happens next! I will still be writing the blog for Cosy Tea (which I admit has not been updated for a few weeks) however this will be fortnightly now, and it won’t depend on how busy we are in the office as to whether I manage to post or not.

Leaving Card and Orchid

As a celebration of changes, my boyfriend bought me this lovely book from Magma Books in London.

Magma Sketchbook -Fashion

Upon first glance it just looks like another sketchbook, but when you look closely, there are faint guides inside of people, for me to sketch my designs on to.

Magma Fashion Sketchbook

This is particularly useful to me, as I am useless at drawing the human form, thus disabling myself slightly when it comes to designing garments.  I can see in my head what I’m aiming for, but it often gets lost and merges with other ideas.

It was only the second time I opened the book that I realised what was hidden in the back:

Magma Fashion SketchbookA handy guide for taking measuments for men and women, several pages of spec sheets to dedicate to specific customers, care labelling in European, American and Japanese, body measurements (I am always referring to bookmarks online for this) and then some info about fabrics and colours and how to tie various ties, knots and sarongs.

Magma Fashion Sketchbook

Needless to say this book is going to be travelling around with me a fair deal, and I think I owe someone some brownie points! 🙂