Saturday, February 5, 2011

World Nutella Day & Cupcakes with Nutella & Nusco topping

It is funny-I have never started  writing a post until I have tasted what I am sharing with the rest of the world. The nutella cup cakes are still in the oven and there are a good 15 minutes before they come out for the final testament. They looked good when they went inside and I am positive they will come out  swell :)

Today happens to be the World Nutella Day ,so I knew I had to celebrate this for my daughter lest she call me insipid ..actually I knew I had to do something special as her birthday also happens to be 2 days from now,I could serve these to her friends along with some of her other favorites (only if I still have some  of these left ,till then)

I have to share this with everyone that I was completely unaware of this decadent,rich & creamy bread spreads existence for a very long time.
I was in Hyderabad, when one of our  friend's sister  who was married  to a German guy and lived in Germany , was visiting India and  she got  bottles of Nutella for her family. Her niece was Manasi's friend and this is how Manasi first got introduced to Nutella. Manasi was very excited and asked me to look for this wonder spread in the stores. I checked with some of my friends who had already been living in Hyderabad much before we moved there and they led me to this fancy store which carried many exotic products  from other countries. The bottle was very expensive and I used to use the spread very frugally on the bread :0

OK the cup cakes are done and they look as light as a feather,the frosting is not the traditional frosting  nevertheless the nutella self frosting  cup cakes look and taste marvellous. The nutella hardens up in the oven and the texture is that of any  traditional  frosting. I did swirl it up a little with a metal toothpick  before I put them in the oven and I must say these taste incredibly soft and buttery with all the nutella goodness the Nutella day calls for.

Thanks to Amy  of Playing House who finds her own unique ways of baking and cooking,I am in love with this simplified self frosting nutella cupcakes. BTW Amy I  too have very little Patience with icing bags and frosting, they do fall under the high maintenance category for me .So I instantly grabbed this one .The moment I layed my eyes on this,I knew this was my kinda recipe.

Manasi has gone to Manhattan to celebrate her  pre-birthday party with her friends,she is in for a surprise when she gets back tonite,I will have these on a tray in her room by her bedside table :)

Here is the recipe for these cup cakes:
Notes: I have mixed Nusco which is also a duo hazelnut spread a product of Holland with Nutella.

All purpose flour: 1 and 3/4 cup
Butter: 10 tbsp (140 gms)
white sugar: 3/4 cup
eggs: 3
Baking Powder: 2 tsp
vanilla: 1/2 tsp
salt: 1/2 tsp
Nutella: 1/3 cup approximately

Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners. This mix will make 12 cupcakes.
Pre-heat the oven at 325 d farenheit

Beat the butter and sugar till light and creamy. Add eggs one at a time and beat well till well incorporated. Take the flour with baking powder & salt and seive.
Now add the flour a little at a time and fold in with the creamed butter & sugar.When all the flour is well incorporated add the vanilla. Mix it well, and scoop out a tbsp and a half  of the batter and fill the muffin tins upto 3/4  level and top it with a tsp of nutella and make a swirl pattern with a fork or a toothpick and let some of it mix with the batter.

Bake these for roughly 20 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.


  1. I loved the self frosting idea...Cupcakes with nutella sounds like a perfect surprise for your daughters B'day....:) Enjoy...

  2. Nutella cupcakes look so yummy and delicious. Marvelous preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. I could die for this. Simple ingredients and yet a yummy and lovely melt in mouth dish. love it,bookmarking it and now I know what I am buying from my next grocery shopping list:)

  4. Interesting recipe ... Nice clicks !! Njoy !!

  5. One of the perfect couple, cupcakes and nutella,loved the clicks.

  6. Yumm, such a beautiful and addictive cupcakes..looks damn pretty..

  7. Cup cakes are perfect with nutella nice flavor.

  8. Cute cup cakes, and i am sure it must have tasted great

  9. Real treat to eyes, fabulous and beautifully done..
    ..YAY for nutella :)

    US Masala

  10. Superb cupcakes,looks so inviting...can I take one please:)

  11. I would be infirm of purpose were these in my kitchen. They look wonderful and I'm watching what I eat. That being said, these would disappear in minutes. I simply could not refuse them. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...MAry

  12. wow, what an idea! Looks great.

  13. Simple recipe with a killer end product.Loved your nutella cupcakes.Do convey my birthday wishes to Manasi.

  14. Hi Kavita- Glad you liked the jackfruit koftas..
    Regrding your question, when making curry, you definitely want to use fresh jackfruit but for koftas I think it does not make much of a difference, if any whether you use fresh or canned ones. Hopefully you are able to find some in your area :)

    US Masala

  15. nice recipe..see you will know even before making how its gonna be...
    yummy yumm

  16. Great cupcake recipe. I didn't realize Nutella had a day, and guess what I missed it. Going to have to make up for that. Now if there actually is any Nutella left in the house I can bake some cupcakes, it has a way of always being an empty jar. :)

  17. Kavita-Your Nutella cupcakes are so perfect, and yummy! I would love to have one...or two, right about now, with a nice cup of herb tea. It's just the perfect time, @ 4:00PM.
    Love the recipe, and thanks for sharing're a sweetheart!

  18. first timer here. hope manasi enjoyed them as much as you did baking them for her. i like your hobby mentioned health treat ;P

  19. Thanks everyone for all the lovely comments and your good wishes for Manasi.She had a wonderful birthday and she along with her friends enjoyed the cupcakes :) I will post pictures soon from her birthday :)Love & hugs !!!

  20. Aw, I always miss out on world nutella day, but the baking sounds awesome! These cakes look yummy too, nutella forever!!


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