3 ingredient Nutella cupcakes

kim * Recipe

By kim * Bakerella


Fudgy, moist & delicious!!

A recipe this quick and delicious is DANGEROUS. Keep a jar of Nutella in the house and your only a few minutes away from these rich wonderful cupcakes.

After recently making these for a friend as a gift this week, I highly recommend the addition of the 4th ingred (hazelnuts). They add a wonderful dimension to these. Just be sure to lightly toast them up in a pan with a little sugar. Then sprinkle them onto frosting once cooled. Adds a wonderful crunchy flavor and texture.

PS .. Also FANTASTIC sprinkled with coarse sea salt!


1 c
nutella (divided)
1 large
5 Tbsp
all purpose flour
(4th optional ingredient) 3 tbs chopped hazelnuts for garnish.

Directions Step-By-Step

Please Note: I have also used a mixture of cake flour & self rising flour ... and prefer that ... as they turn out larger, and less dense. The All-purpose flour will produce more of a brownie textured cupcake. So use whatever you prefer. It's ALL good: )
Heat oven to 350'
Line 9-10 cups of a mini muffin pan w/foil liners (or about 5 reg size).
Mix together 1/2 cup of the Nutella & egg & whisk until smooth. Add flour and whisk until well blended. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups & bake until toothpick comes out with wet gooey crumbs (about 11 minutes) DO NOT OVERBAKE.
Set out on rack & cool completely.
Warm remaining Nutella 15-20 sec's in micro till warm & fluid.
Dip tops of cupcakes into Nutella & sprinkle w/chopped toasted sweetened hazelnuts & coarse sea salt if desired.
Grab a spoon and eat remaining nutella ... ok scratch that part; } (But that's what I do: )

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate, Other Desserts
Collection: Food on the Run
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #nutella, #Cupcakes

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kim * Bakerella
Oct 17, 2013
Dipti these bake at 350'.
Dipti Gaikwad dipss
Oct 17, 2013
wat temp shud these be baked at?
kim * Bakerella
Jun 6, 2013
So glad you liked them Cheryl! I know .. it's scary that 3 little ingredients together could taste so divine! Love the snickers idea: ) Thanks for sharing!
Cheryl Chu Cheryl_Chu
Jun 6, 2013
This recipe is TO DIE FOR! I died eating my own muffin.. it crackles at the outer layer and melts in your mouth. I added additional 1/4 tsp baking powder and a whole bar of chopped snickers. It blew me away. Thanks for the recipe Kim :) I made 12 mini muffins with mine! Xx
kim * Bakerella
Jun 2, 2013
Alyssa ... did you make regular size cupcakes or did you use a mini muffin pan as the recipe states? The recipe should make about 9 mini cupcakes. I usually serve 2 per person with mini shot glasses of ice cold milk. Always a big hit! Glad you liked the cupcakes though. Let me know if you think the recipe wasn't clear enough and I will edit with changes. Thx!: )