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Chocolate cupcakes with nutella buttercream

Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream

As I wrote earlier, I attended a cooking class last week. So, for this years midsummer festivities, I of course had to put my new skills to the test! We didn’t really learn how to make the actual cakes which meant I had to search for, and try out a new recipe. Like always, I was a bit nervous but they turned out great :D Since a couple of my friends even asked for the recipe I thought I’d post it.

Cupcakes (~12-14)

2 eggs
2.5 dl sugar
70g butter
100g dark chocolate
100g flour
1 tsp baking powder
40g cacao powder
a pinch of salt
0.5 dl milk
1) Turn on the oven (170C). Chop up the chocolate and melt the butter in a saucepan. Turn off the heat when the butter’s melted and add the chocolate. Stir until you get a smooth mixture. Let it cool down for a while.
2) Whisk egg and sugar until white and fluffy. Add the chocolate/butter mixture and whisk until it’s distributed evenly.
3) Mix flour, cacao, baking powder and salt. Sieve and add to the egg/chocolate mixture. Whisk until smooth.
4) Add milk a little at a time and whisk until smooth.
5) Prepare the muffin forms and pour in the mixture. Fill about ½ of each form.
Bake for ~10-12min in convection oven. Note that the baking time differs quite a lot depending on your oven. I think I had to bake the cupcakes for ~17min. Check if the cupcakes are ready using a toothpick. They’re supposed to be a little runny. Let the cupcakes cool down before adding the buttercream!

Nutella Buttercream (~15-20 cupcakes)

200g Nutella
200g butter
500g icing sugar
75g cocoa powder
1) Mix butter and Nutella until well combined.
2) Gradually add sieved icing sugar and cocoa powder. (Make sure that the mixture is firm but not too firm. You might not need all the icing sugar. I only used ~300g.)
3) Pipe onto cupcakes! I strongly recommend buying a nice icing syringe for this exercise. Why you ask? Well let’s just put it this way, the buttercream is brown and you want to make sure that it doesn’t resemble something completely different :)
4) Add some decorations to please the eye as well as the mouth.

2 thoughts on “Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. They look jummy!

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