Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday's Treats ~ Nutella Cupcakes

I've never been much of a Nutella fan. I know people who love it so much that they think it should be its own food group.

Me? I tried it once on bread and it felt like I was eating a chocolate sandwich. Which I was... but it was grody.

But peer pressure is an awful thing, isn't it? I decided to try baking with it and see what happened.

Well what happened was Kate put her finger in the jar to taste it and there was love and hearts flowing all over the place. I am officially a Nutella Convert.

And today I share with you... the Nutella Cupcake.

You'll Need:
1 vanilla cake mix
1/2 cup of Nutella
3/4 cup of butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 tablespoon of milk
1 cup of icing sugar

Step One:
Prepare cake mix and pour into cupcake pans.

Step Two:
Beat butter and Nutella together until combined. Add the remaining ingredients and beat on low speed until the icing sugar is incorporated. Increase speed to medium-high unil frosting is smooth and stable

Step Three
Frost your cupcakes!

Being that I was loving this new treat, I decided to inject some Nutella straight into the cupcake before frosting it. They were divine.

Both Sam and Julie rated this cupcake a solid 10 out of 10.

Solid ten, folks.

But wait....

I love Cool Whip too.... I wondered what would happen if I mixed Cool Whip and Nutella together.

Extreme deliciousness. That's what happened.

Just look for yourself.

This made for a very light frosting which I really liked.

The children still preferred the original.

All the more for Kate.

Happy Tuesday!



  1. O. M. G. I need to try this - you are a genius! And I've got to say, I'm very much a Nutella lover, but I HATE putting it on a sandwich or a slice of bread - eeew! No, no I dip pretzels in it or, more realistically, a spoon. But on a cupcake?! Genius! I think I would sprinkle the top with chopped hazelnuts too. Oh delish delish delish! I heart you.

  2. These look soo yummy!!! The second one (with the cool whip) looks more my style. I love a light flufffy icing :)

    What a great tasty tuesday treat! Thanks so sharing. Have a great one girlie

  3. Yum!! I LOVE Nutella. Especially on whole wheat toast. :)

  4. Ohmyyum.

    YUM!! I am going to bake today...and now I need to go use that coupon I got.

    I need me some Nutella!!!!

  5. Wowsa!!


    Send me some would ya! ;-)

  6. I didn't much care for Nutella on bread either, kinda weird. But I like it on graham crackers and now that I am reading Melis comment I might try it on pretzels or maybe with cupcakes and cool whip. Mmmmmm....

  7. Okay, I am not a huge Nutella fan, but this does look delicious.

  8. YUM! I agree, Nutella on bread is a grody chocolate sandwich. I wouldn't eat a hershey bar between bread. (well, unless I was having an extreme day of hiding things from the kids!) Give me a nutella crape...or cupcake! YUM! Going to have to try these soon!

  9. I like to eat cup cakes in dessert and this looks so yummy cupcakes.Now I can't wait to make it.I will make this in weekend.I hope my family will like it.

  10. Wowsa!!


    Send me some would ya! ;-)