Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Cloud Frosting

 

Nutella cupcakes 4

 

Nutella Cupcakes 2

Chocolate Cake Adapted from Primrose Bakery

Nutella Frosting Adapted from 52 Kitchen Adventures

Ingredients -Makes 16 regular or 48 mini cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcake:

  • 115g semisweet chocolate chips (or dark chocolate)
  • 85g unsalted butter
  • 175g brown sugar
  • 3 medium eggs, separated
  • 185g plain flour, sifted
  • 3/4tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 250ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Nutella Frosting:

  • 1/3 cup Nutella
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted (I used : 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate and 4 tbsp icing sugar melted and mixed into a paste)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 190g icing sugar or less (if using the unsweetened baking chocolate above use 200g icing sugar)

How to Make:

  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Melt chocolate over double broiler or in microwave. Leave to cool.
  3. In another bowl, cream together butter and sugar for 3-5 minutes or till smooth.
  4. In another bowl, separately beat the egg yolks for several minutes. Add egg yolks to the butter and sugar mixture.
  5. Next add in the melted chocolate and beat.
  6. In a smaller bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  7. Measure out the milk and add in the vanilla extract.
  8. Add in 1/3 of the flour into chocolate mixture and beat well. Next, pour in 1/3 of the milk and beat. Repeat this till all the flour, milk has added.
  9. Next beat the egg whites till soft peaks form and fold this into the batter.
  10. Fill the tray with cupcake cases and fill till 2/3 full.
  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes (or 15 minutes for smaller cupcakes).
  12. Leave to cool for 10 minutes.
  13. Make frosting, by beating together butter and sugar.
  14. Add in the vanilla, chocolate till smooth. Finally add in the nutella and beat well.
  15. Pipe the frosting over the cooled cupcakes. Keep in a cool area.

LOVE,

Zoe & Mia

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