Nutella Strawberry Cupcakes

Nutella Strawberry Cupcake

Nutella Strawberry Cupcake

Since Valentines Day is right around the corner, I thought I’d share my signature Nutella Strawberry cupcake recipe.

I made these a few weeks ago and they were a hit.

“The Nutella Strawberry cupcake is a masterpiece of chocolate, cream cheese, and strawberry. Deceptively simply, the Nutella strawberry cupcake achieves a perfect balance between cake and cream, chocolate and strawberry. And they’re pretty.”

~Amy Snyder

Chocolate Nutella Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • Eggs (as called for on cake mix box)
  • Oil (as called for on cake mix box)
  • Water (as called for on cake mix box)
  • 1 box chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 jar of Nutella

Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients

I use Wilton’s recipe, but any cream cheese icing recipe should work.

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter softened
  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese softened
  • 8 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Garnishes

  • 12 strawberries, halved
  • A little bit of the afore mentioned Nutella

Cupcake Instructions

  1. Combine the chocolate cake mix and chocolate pudding mix in a bowl.
  2. Add eggs, oil and water as directed on cake mix box.
  3. Mix and bake cupcakes as directed on cake mix box.
  4. Let cupcakes cool.
  5. Core the cupcakes with an apple corer or similar tool.
  6. Put a about half of the Nutella in a microwavable bowl and microwave until liquid-y.
  7. Fill each hole with Nutella.
  8. Let the cupcakes sit for a little while.
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Cored cupcakes filled with Nutella

Icing Instructions

  1.  Beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer (or by hand if you’re a poor college student and don’t own one).
  2. Gradually add confectioiners’ sugar and milk.
  3. Beat until smooth.
  4. Add more confectioners’ sugar to thicken, milk to thin.

Decorating Instructions

  1. Pipe icing onto cupcakes.
  2. Poke a small hole with a toothpick in the corner of a Ziplock bag.
  3. Fill bag with the rest of the melted Nutella (or melt more if needed).
  4. Pipe the Nutella out of the bag in back and forth pattern on each cupcake.
  5. Garnish with half a strawberry. (I’ve found that if you wait to add the strawberry until you’re ready to serve it, the cupcake will hold up better.)
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