Sunday, February 17, 2008

Self Frosting Cupcakes

The baking bug has hit me again. I had purchased some nutella, a chocolate hazlenut spread, at the grocery store so I knew that I was going to make something with that but I had no clue what. I searched the internet for Nutella recipes and the recipe I found the most was for these "self frosting cupcakes." Sounds pretty interesting and less work for me, since I would not have to make a frosting. :) Self Frosting Cupcakes it is.

These little gems were a breeze to mix up, I think the most time consuming part was swirling the nutella into the batter. I thought that they were a little dry but my husband did not agree with me. Regardless they were tasty.

Self Frosting (Nutella) Cupcakes
(Source: Found on PieKnits; orignal source unknown)

10 tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups sifted flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup Nutella

- Preheat oven to 325F and line 12 muffin tins with paper liners.

- Cream together butter and sugar until light, about 2 minutes. Add in eggs on at a time, until fully incorporated. The batter may not look smooth, this is fine. Add vanilla.
- Stir in flour, salt, and baking powder until batter is smooth and all flour is blended. Using an ice cream scoop, fill each muffin liner with batter. Cups should be 3/4 full if you're not using a scoop. - Top each cake with 1 1/2 tsp Nutella. Swirl Nutella in with a toothpick, folding a little batter up and over the Nutella as well.Bake for 20 minutes. Remove to wire rack and allow to cool.
- Makes 12.


Jessica said...

They sound pretty good to me! Your pics are great!

What's Cookin Chicago said...

Amber, your pics probably don't do your cupcakes justice. I can't imagine how awesome they taste!

Elly said...

Mmm, these look so tasty!

CB said...

oh yum! My hubs loves nutella. Definitely wanna try these. Thanks for sharing!

That Girl said...

Yay - nutella is definitely on my shopping list, so this is a good way to keep the hubs from devouring the entire container with a spoon!

Anonymous said...

Yummi looks so testy. I will definitely try this.

Nikki57 said...

Oh these look great! Self frosting sounds perfect to my lazy ass

MrsSchoon said...

Mmm, those look terrific!

ashley said...

they look so good!

Jaime said...

those are beautiful cuppies!

That Girl said...

I love that you make food your husband "doesn;t like" because I do the same thing

CB said...

Your cupcake has been chosen for ATC's Weekly Cupcake Collection! Click the link to see more. Looking forward to your next cupcake creation!

Unknown said...

Oh my is all I can say. The cupcakes look amazing and I'm starving! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!