Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes Nutella Frosting

Eating a nicely baked cupcake with lots of frosting transports you to another world. A cupcake is a perfect dessert. Pretty and dainty!!

I haven’t baked any cupcakes in a long time and the reason is that they vanish so soon 😛 and everyone is left wanting for more.

But finally on insistence of my brother, I baked these “Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting” .

Chocolate Cupcakes Nutella Frosting

A bite into this cupcake and there’s a chocolate explosion in your mouth 😀

Chocolate cupcake topped with chopped gems in chocolate syrup and then frosted with a creamy nutella whipped cream frosting. Chocolate overload!! It’s a medley of different flavours of chocolate.

I was initially planning to top the chocolate cupcakes only with a nutella frosting. But while looking for nutella in the pantry, I came across this box full of gems! So I chopped all of them and mixed them with some Hershey’s Chocolate syrup 😀

Chocolate Cupcakes Nutella Frosting

Then I made the smooth rich creamy nutella whipped cream frosting. Together it was a smacking dessert. As always my sister had been traveling and was more than happy to come back to this chocolatey surprise!!

Now for the heavenly recipe of these “Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting“.

Chocolate Cupcakes Nutella Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 55 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting


    for the Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk at room temperature
  • for Nutella Whipped Cream Frosting
  • 1 cup nutella
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


    for the Chocolate Cupcakes
  1. Whisk cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl until combined. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, whisk eggs with the sugars, oil and vanilla essence until smooth and fluffy. Mix in the buttermilk.
  3. Fold the wet batter with the dry ingredients until just combined.
  4. Pour batters into cupcake liners. Fill only halfway. Bake for 18-20 minutes in a preheated oven at 180 degrees or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
  5. for Nutella Whipped Cream Frosting
  6. Microwave the nutella for a few seconds. Mix in the cream. Blend well.
  7. Chill the container(preferably a stainless steel container) for 30-40 minutes and then whip with a hand blender until soft peaks form.


Chocolate Cupcakes Nutella Frosting

Now top the cupcakes with chopped gems in some hershey’s chocolate syrup or skip this step and directly frost them with the creamy nutella frosting.


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