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Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (or your favorite homemade recipe)

Nutella Frosting

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup Nutella hazelnut spread
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk or water


  1. Bake cupcakes as directed on the box.

  2. Make icing while cakes cool. Beat together butter and shortening until smooth.
  3. Add Nutella and mix until smooth.
  4. Slowly add 4 cups of powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  5. Add 2-3 tbsp of milk or water and mix until smooth.
  6. Add fifth cup of powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  7. Add more water or milk until the right consistency.
  8. Frost the cupcakes as desired.

Recipe Notes

To add the chocolate pieces on the top of the cupcakes I used chocolates melts. Melt the chocolate in the microwave and spread the melted chocolate on a silicone mat. If you don't have a silicone mat use a cookie sheet and cover with parchment paper. While still warm, add any color sprinkles you desire. Let the chocolate harden, break into pieces and add to the top of the cupcakes for decorations.