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Decadent Nutella Espresso Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream Frosting

Decadent Nutella Espresso Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream Frosting

Treat yourself to the rich, chocolatey goodness of Nutella Espresso cupcakes. These cupcakes are a perfect blend of moist chocolate cake infused with a hint of espresso and filled with creamy Nutella. replaces the word nice with emptypped with a luscious Nutella buttercream frosting, these cupcakes are a dream come true for any chocolate lover. The espresso intensifies the chocolate flavor, making these cupcakes irresistibly delicious.

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Why you'll love it: These cupcakes are not only delicious in flavor but also in perfect texture, combining the sweetness of the cake with the creamy richness of Nutella. Nutella buttercream frosting adds an extra layer of indulgence, making every bite a luxurious experience. The addition of espresso enhances the chocolate flavor, creating a sophisticated taste profile that will excite your palate.

Perfect occasion: Nutella Espresso Cupcakes are ideal for any celebration, whether it's a birthday, special occasion or simply a treat for a coffee and chocolate loving crowd. They're also perfect for bake sales, parties, or as a comforting treat to brighten up any day.

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Decorating Tips: For an elegant presentation, use a star tip to pipe Nutella buttercream onto each cupcake. Garnish with chocolate shavings, a pinch of espresso powder, or even a small drizzle of melted chocolate to enhance their gourmet appearance. Consider adding a Ferrero Rocher to each cupcake for a festive and luxurious touch.

Ingredients:

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder processed in the Netherlands
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of espresso powder
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 14 teaspoons Nutella, for garnish

For the icing:

  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups of icing sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
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Instructions:

  1. Prepare the cupcakes:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with 12 cupcake liners.
    • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Put aside.
    • In another pitcher, whisk eggs, oil, sour cream and vanilla until smooth.
    • Dissolve the espresso powder in hot water. Mix it with the wet ingredients.
    • Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, mixing until smooth.
    • Fill each cupcake mold halfway with the batter and bake for 14 to 16 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    • Let cool in the baking sheet for 15 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
  2. Make the frosting:
    • In a stand mixer, beat the butter and icing sugar on low until well combined, then on medium-high for 2 minutes until thickened.
    • Add the salt, vanilla and Nutella and continue to beat on medium-high for another 2 minutes.
    • Reduce speed to low, add heavy cream and beat until creamy and spreadable.
  3. Assemble the cupcakes:
    • Once the cupcakes have cooled, cut a small hole in the top of each and fill it with 1 teaspoon of Nutella.
    • Replace the cut-out cake piece (optional) and frost each cupcake with Nutella buttercream.
    • Decorate as desired.

Enjoy these decadent Nutella Espresso Cupcakes, a perfect treat that combines the beloved flavors of chocolate, Nutella and espresso in one delicious package!

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