kim * Recipe

3 ingredient Nutella cupcakes

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!

Recipe Rating:
 5 Ratings


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

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    Terrie Hoelscher Blessed1 - Apr 25, 2011
    Sent this to my daughter ... she swears she will not cook anything, unless it is 3 ingreds., or less! She is also a chocoholic (like me, her momma! ha!), so this will probably become a 'staple' in her diet. haha! Thanks, Kimberleigh ... this sounds too easy to be true. ha!
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    Kristin Miller Kk723 - Apr 25, 2011
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    kim * Bakerella - Apr 29, 2011
    Yes .... these are so easy and wonderful & addictive ... I almost wish I hadn't discovered this recipe.
    (Especially sprinkled with toasted hazelnuts & course sea salt!) YUMMMM!
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    kim * Bakerella - Apr 29, 2011
    I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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    Kelly Young Tezsgurl - May 19, 2011
    These were awesome and so easy to make. I added a pinch of salt and about a 1/4 tsp of baking powder to make up for the self rising flour, and they turned out great. I also didnt warm the nutella i just spead it on as is like icing. Great recipe tho!!!