Nutella Swirl Cupcakes

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photo by Montana Heart Song photo by Montana Heart Song
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Ready In:
12 cupcakes




  • Preheat oven to 160°C.
  • Line 12 muffin tins with cupcake or muffin liners.
  • Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl. Leave aside.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl till texture is light.
  • Add in the eggs, one at a time till fully incorporated.
  • Add in the vanilla extract.
  • Gradually add in the dry ingredients into the wet mix till well-mixed.
  • Fill up each liner with batter till about 3/4 full.
  • Top up each cupcake with approximately 1 tbsp of nutella. Use a toothpick to swirl the nutella into the batter.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Remove individual cupcakes to cool completely on a wire rack before storing.

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  1. megskyle
    This a fast and very delicious cupcake all the kids would love it - we did add just under 3/4 cup of milk
    These cupcakes are delicious, however, recipe needs revision. cupcakes were not as moist as they should be. most cupcakes recipes call for 1/2 cup of milk or some sort of liquid, this one is missing the liquid ingredient!!! I added 1/3 cup of milk as advised by others and still they weren't moist enough. I will make some additions and will post results.
  3. The_Swedish_Chef
    Very delicious and unusual cupcake! I wanted to use the entire Nutella jar up so I decided to frost these after baking. Because that would have hidden the swirl on top, I got past that by putting the Nutella in a pastry bag and piped a good bit of it onto 1/2 the batter in each well, and then covered it with remaining batter. This worked out excellently; it was like a Nutella-filled cupcake with Nutella frosting. Just delicious with milk or a steaming cup of coffee.
  4. TrueGoodness
    Really good with a couple of changes. I used eggbeaters and half grated apple (raw applesauce)/half butter to lower calories and because that was what I had. I also added 1/3 cup milk like others did. The nutella really made a difference and with the changes, the cupcakes were soft (if a little denser because of the applesauce) with a crispy top. Nest time though, I would probably mix the nutella in with the entire batch instead of the the top of the cupcakes, so more nutella would be in the cupcakes and it is faster. For personal preference, I would also add more vanilla and maybe some chocolate chips or nuts.
  5. Ehaz2280
    This recipe is really great. I am new to baking and the recipe was easy to follow. The cupcakes turned out really yummy. My husband and kids are begging me to make it again. My Mom came over when I made these, and she's raving about it to my sisters. I put in 15 tablespoons of butter and 1/3 cup milk though. The rest I followed the recipe exactly.


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