My Favorite!

Nutella Cupcakes. I love Nutella; but I didn’t know how much I loved Nutella, until I made these cupcakes. Seriously. Best. Cupcakes. Ever. Hands down, these have been my favorite this month! Thank you pinterest!

I yet again used a chocolate cake mix and baked the cupcakes as directed. I cored out the middle and filled it with straight Nutella (Yum, already!). Then I topped them with this DELICIOUS Nutella Buttercream. Finally, I stuck in a piece of chocolate hazelnut candybar in the top for fun. They were AMAZING, if I do say so myself!

Nutella Buttercream

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 13-ounce jar of Nutella
pinch of fine grain sea salt
1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract
2 pounds confectioners’ sugar, sifted
6-8 tablespoons heavy cream or milk

1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and Nutella until well combined. Slowly add in confectioner’s sugar, and continue creaming until well blended.

2. Add salt, vanilla, and 3 tablespoons of heavy cream or milk. Blend on low speed until moistened. Add an additional 3-5 tablespoons of heavy cream or milk until you reach the desired consistency. Beat at high speed until frosting is smooth and fluffy.