2.08.2011

nutella cupcakes with nutella cream cheese frosting

ok, so these are gluten free... which i didn't even now until now, as i'm posting the recipe. so anyway they are delish. as i'm sure you gathered from the title.
ingredients for cupcakes (makes 12):
8 Tbs (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup honey or light brown sugar
2 Tbs milk
1/4 cup Nutella
2 large eggs
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs superfine sweet rice flour
1/4 cup millet flour
1/4 cup cornstarch (or use tapioca flour)
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt

or Use 200gr (about 1 3/4 cups) all purpose flour to replace the sweet rice and millet flours and the corn starch if desired.

directions for cupcakes:
Preheat the oven to 350F. Place 12 muffin liners inside a muffin pan and lightly brush with melted butter (or cooking spray).
In an electric mixer, whip the butter and honey until fluffy at medium speed, 2-3 minutes. Reduce the speed to low and add milk and Nutella. Still on low, add the eggs, one at time and scraping the bowl after each addition. In a separate bowl, mix together the flours, cornstarch, baking soda and salt and slowly fold this in with the butter - Nutella mixture until the mixture is smooth. Divide evenly among the muffin liners and bake 20-25 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting or enjoy warm without.

ingredients for cream cheese frosting:
8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 oz Nutella

directions for frosting:
In the bowl of an electric mixer, whisk together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Sift the powdered sugar over the bowl and whisk for a few seconds. Add the Nutella and mix until completely incorporated. That is plenty for 12 cupcakes by the way. Halve the recipe if you plan to do some Nutella and some plain.

or for plain cream cheese frosting: remove the Nutella and add 2 tablespoons butter to make it 1/4 cup total and 1/4 cup powdered sugar to make it 1/2 cup total. Same process.

6 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohh yum! Those cupcake sound and looks so good:) I love nutella:) Kisses and enjoy your Tuesday

Karina Cifuentes said...

Emily, what are you doing to me!? These look incredible. Forget the gym, gotta make these. :)

Ashley said...

Aah these look delicious, I love nutella its amazinggg!:)

Sophie said...

OMG these look and sound so delicious! nutella is my favourite. ive just overindulged for valentines day but whats another batch of cupcakes going to do? haha.i just found your blog and im loving it, im a new follower x

Kimberly Geneviève said...

This looks *and sounds sooo good. It's supposed to rain here all weekend, I might have to make these for Andre. He'll love me forever!!

LJ said...

I am SO making these! So glad I found your blog!
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