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vanilla nutella cupcakes

(1 rating)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Catherine Cappiello Pappas
Amityville, NY

These cupcakes are light and airy. A perfect combo of vanilla and chocolate!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

The Nutella frosting is amazing chocolate decadence in these cupcakes. If you love hazelnut, you'll love these. The vanilla cupcake is tender with a subtle flavor. It allows the Nutella frosting to shine. When mixed, the frosting is heavy but has an airy texture. Quite tasty.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield 1 dozen
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For vanilla nutella cupcakes

  • 1 3/4 c
    cake flour
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2/3 c
    whole milk
  • 1 lg
  • 1/4 c
    Nutella or nocciolata
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 3/4 c
    confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make vanilla nutella cupcakes

  • Flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Oil, margarine, sour cream, vanilla extract, milk, sugar, and egg whisked together.
    In another bowl, whisk oil, margarine, sour cream, vanilla extract, milk, sugar, and egg.
  • Slowly adding flour to the egg mixture.
    Slowly add in flour mixture until a nice smooth batter forms.
  • Batter poured into a cupcake pan.
    Pour cupcake batter into a lined cupcake pan.
  • Vanilla cupcakes baking in the oven.
    Bake for about 20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Let cool in pan.
  • Beaten butter in a bowl.
    In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter until smooth and whipped.
  • Confectioners' sugar and Nutella added to the butter.
    Add confectioner’s sugar until a thick smooth frosting forms. Add Nutella and vanilla extract.
  • Nutella frosting on the cupcake with chopped hazelnuts.
    Once the cupcakes have cooled completely, spread frosting liberally on each cupcake. If desired grate a chocolate hazelnut candy over each cupcake.