I found this recipe originally whilst browsing someone’s Facebook. There was so much banter about someone making them that I decided to take on the challenge. These cupcakes are perfect for any mad Nutella lovers out there! In fact they are just great for anyone who has a tad fancy for chocolate. I love the sponge mix that gives the cake such a light texture. The fact that there is two Ferraro Rochers in each cake adds to the incredible eloquence and richness of the overall look and taste. The recipe is not mine I got it from a site called cupcakes and cardio but it’s too good not to share.
-this recipe will make around 24 cupcakes
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (180g)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (300g)
3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder (~75g)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (~8mL)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda (~3mL)
3/4 teaspoon salt (~3mL)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil (45mL)
3/4 cup buttermilk (180mL)
3/4 cup warm water (180mL)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (5mL)
24 Ferraro Rochers
Preheat oven to 350F/170C. Using a stand mixer, combine all dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt) and mix. Turn mixer to low and add eggs, vanilla, oil, water and buttermilk. Mix until combined. Line muffin/cupcake pan with liners and place a tablespoon of batter in the bottom of the well. Place a Ferraro Rocher in the center, and top with another tablespoon of batter. Repeat until all wells are filled and bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature (240g)
2 cups icing sugar (200g)
3/4 cup Nutella (180mL)
3-4 Tablespoons heavy cream or milk (45mL)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (10mL)
chopped hazelnuts for decorating
In bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter until light and fluffy. Add icing sugar and combine. Add vanilla, Nutella and cream one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
*Once cupcakes are cool, pipe buttercream onto cupcake and coat sides with hazelnuts.
*Pipe additional Nutella on top of buttercream to add colour.