Ultimate Nutella Cupcakes feature my perfectly moist chocolate cupcake base which is filled with Nutella, topped with Nutella buttercream, and garnished with a Ferrero Rocher candy! It's Nutella perfection!
In a medium heatproof bowl, add the chocolate, cocoa powder, and espresso powder. Pour hot water over mixture. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Whisk mixture gently until smooth then set aside to cool.
Using a spring-loaded scoop, divide the batter evenly among prepared muffin cups until 3/4 full. Bake until cupcakes are set and firm to the touch, about 20 minutes. Let cupcakes cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan to cool completely, about 1 hour. Cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 day.
*Instead of espresso powder + boiling water, you can also use very strongly brewed hot coffee. For a coffee free option, omit the espresso powder and just use the boiling water.
**For an ultra smooth buttercream, use organic powdered sugar made with tapioca starch instead of cornstarch.
Ultimate Nutella Cupcakes https://handletheheat.com/ultimate-nutella-cupcakes/ January 18, 2022