Whipped Nutella Frosting Chocolate Cupcakes (Super Easy + Delicious)

I’m super excited to share with you a recipe that’s a real crowd-pleaser: Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Nutella Frosting. There’s no better combo in my mind than chocolate cupcakes paired with the creamy, dreamy goodness of Nutella in a fluffy frosting.

Whether you’re baking for a special occasion or just treating yourself, these Nutella-frosted cupcakes are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

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🧁 Why You’ll Love This Recipe

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  • Decadent Whipped Nutella Frosting: It’s smooth, it’s nutty, and it’s everything a Nutella lover dreams of.
  • Rich Chocolate Cupcakes: The perfect balance of moistness and chocolate intensity.
  • Customizable: Perfect for any event, from casual get-togethers to elegant parties.
  • Fun to Make: An enjoyable baking experience, whether you’re a novice or a pro.

🥄 Ingredients You’ll Need

For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup cold brew coffee
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Whipped Nutella Frosting:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ⅓ cup Nutella
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 TBSP heavy cream
  • A pinch of salt

Topping Decorations:

  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate melting wafers

🍳 Equipment Needed

nutella whipped frosting cupcakes
  • Cupcake pan and liners
  • Mixing bowls
  • Hand mixer or stand mixer
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Sifter or fine mesh strainer
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Cookie scoop or spoon
  • Wire rack for cooling
  • Piping bags and tips for frosting and chocolate decorations
  • Microwave-safe bowl for melting chocolate

📝 Step-by-Step Directions

Cupcake Preparation:

  1. Preheat and Prep: Begin by heating your oven to 350 degrees F and lining your cupcake pan.
  2. Melt Butter: Melt the butter and let it cool slightly – this ensures a smooth batter.
  3. Combine Wet Ingredients: In a bowl, whisk the cooled butter, oil, coffee, egg, buttermilk, and vanilla.
  4. Mix Dry Ingredients: In another bowl, sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Create the Batter: Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet mix until just combined.
  6. Bake: Use a cookie scoop to fill liners and bake for 22 minutes.
  7. Cool: Let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate Decorations:

  1. Melt Chocolate: Gently heat the chocolate wafers until smooth.
  2. Decorate: Pipe “X”s and “O”s onto parchment paper and let them harden.

Whipped Nutella Frosting:

  1. Whip Butter: Start by whipping the butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Gradually Add Ingredients: Slowly mix in powdered sugar, then Nutella, cream, vanilla, and salt.
  3. Frost: Fill a piping bag with the frosting and get creative on your cooled cupcakes.

🌟 Pro Tips for Perfect Cupcakes

  • Room Temperature Ingredients: This is key for a smooth batter and frosting.
  • Gentle Mixing: Avoid overmixing to keep the cupcakes light.
  • Cooling is Crucial: Frosting warm cupcakes can lead to melting, so patience is key.

🍽️ Serving Suggestions & Pairings

These cupcakes are a standalone treat but can be paired with a cup of espresso or a glass of cold milk. They’re also a great addition to a dessert buffet, especially when you’re looking to impress.

🌟 Variations to Try

  • Hazelnut Crunch: Add chopped hazelnuts to the frosting for texture.
  • Mocha Nutella Frosting: Incorporate a teaspoon of espresso powder into the frosting for a coffee twist.
  • Gluten-Free Option: Swap the flour with your favorite gluten-free blend.

❓ Common Questions

Can I Use Nutella Instead of Buttercream?

Yes, you can use Nutella as a frosting on its own, but it will have a different texture and consistency compared to buttercream. Nutella alone is denser and less airy. For a lighter, fluffier texture, it’s recommended to whip it with butter and powdered sugar as in this recipe.

Can You Add Nutella to Store-Bought Frosting?

Absolutely! Adding Nutella to store-bought frosting is a quick way to give it a delicious hazelnut-chocolate flavor. Simply mix in Nutella to taste. Keep in mind that this may alter the frosting’s texture slightly.

How Do You Make Nutella Thicker?

To thicken Nutella for frosting purposes, you can mix it with powdered sugar and a little butter, as done in this recipe. If you’re looking to thicken Nutella alone, chilling it in the refrigerator can also help, but this might not be suitable for frosting cupcakes.

Is Whipped Frosting the Same as Whipped Cream Frosting?

No, they’re not the same. Whipped frosting, like the Whipped Nutella Frosting in this recipe, typically involves butter and powdered sugar, resulting in a light yet stable texture. Whipped cream frosting, on the other hand, is made primarily with heavy cream and is lighter and airier but less stable at room temperature.

That’s a Wrap

There you have it – your guide to making the most indulgent Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Nutella Frosting. Whether for a special occasion or a sweet treat, these cupcakes are sure to be a hit. Happy baking, and enjoy the chocolatey, Nutella-filled goodness!

nutella whipped frosting cupcakes

Whipped Nutella Frosting Chocolate Cupcakes

I’m super excited to share with you a recipe that’s a real crowd-pleaser: Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Nutella Frosting. There’s no better combo in my mind than chocolate cupcakes paired with the creamy, dreamy goodness of Nutella in a fluffy frosting.
Whether you’re baking for a special occasion or just treating yourself, these Nutella-frosted cupcakes are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 17 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 CUPCAKES

Equipment

  • Cupcake pan and liners
  • Mixing bowls
  • Hand mixer or stand mixer
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Sifter or fine mesh strainer
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Cookie scoop or spoon
  • Wire rack for cooling
  • Piping bags and tips for frosting and chocolate decorations
  • Microwave-safe bowl for melting chocolate

Ingredients
  

Topping:

  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate melting wafers

Instructions
 

Cupcake Preparation:

  • Preheat and Prep: Begin by heating your oven to 350 degrees F and lining your cupcake pan.
  • Melt Butter: Melt the butter and let it cool slightly – this ensures a smooth batter.
  • Combine Wet Ingredients: In a bowl, whisk the cooled butter, oil, coffee, egg, buttermilk, and vanilla.
  • Mix Dry Ingredients: In another bowl, sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  • Create the Batter: Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet mix until just combined.
  • Bake: Use a cookie scoop to fill liners and bake for 22 minutes.
  • Cool: Let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate Decorations:

  • Melt Chocolate: Gently heat the chocolate wafers until smooth.
  • Decorate: Pipe “X”s and “O”s onto parchment paper and let them harden.

Whipped Nutella Frosting:

  • Whip Butter: Start by whipping the butter until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually Add Ingredients: Slowly mix in powdered sugar, then Nutella, cream, vanilla, and salt.
  • Frost: Fill a piping bag with the frosting and get creative on your cooled cupcakes.
Keyword chocolate, cupcakes, NUTELLA

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