Monday, May 12, 2014

Self-Frosting Nutella Cupcakes

I'm a fan of cupcakes with a bit of character. I define this as 'not being too perfectly flat on top'. Frosting makes cupcakes really adorable to look at but I'm more into streusels. A little crunch and crumble makes me beg for more.

I came across this recipe at CASA Veneracion, a cooking blog of sorts. The 'self-frosting' aspect intrigued me, so I gave it a go. It's a simple technique but one that I will treasure greatly. After all, when it comes to nutella, I think it's futile to resist.

I'm imagining several cupcake recipes I can try this out with. I'm not sure if it will work out the same way but I've got my fingers crossed for the best to happen.

Self-Frosting Nutella Cupcakes

How to do this topping:
After spooning cake batter into cupcake liners, drop a teaspoon of nutella on top. Take a toothpick, dip it to the bottom. Lift the batter up and fold across the nutella cream. I did this twice in a cross and swirled the top. The goal is not to stir nutella into the cake. It is to create a topping. Just work with the top.

The results: Amazing! The marbling effect turned out very well.

The cupcake top has a light yummy crunch to it. I'm embarrassed to say that I ate more than I should have. This cake recipe includes a little salt, which I thought was brilliant. The sweet nutella topping complimented the light salty-sugary taste of the cupcake tremendously. I describe the cake as not dense, not light, just right!

1) Batter should be smooth, but thick and still holds its shape.
This keeps the nutella from sinking.

2) Spoon batter into cupcake liners, drop a tsp of Nutella on top.
3) Do the fold and swirl.
4) Bake!

Here are a couple of photos to show you what it looks like inside:

The base is a lovely brown

Yummy center

These are fresh out of the oven.

Self-Frosting Nutella Cupcakes fresh out of the oven!

For the recipe, visit this link : Self-frosting Nutella cupcakes . I followed it to the dot!



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19 comments:

  1. Such an excellent idea, Sharon! I'm too lazy with the frosting but this doesn't involve any extra elbow grease.;) Surely a recipe I'll try out. With nutella particularly, who can say no...

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  2. I'm not a fan of cupcakes with a heap of frosting either. They look nice but often far too sweet to eat. This, on the other hand, looks delicious.

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    1. I agree and I find it messy too..haha. This works for me :)

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    1. Very delicious..but that's just my personal opinion. Try it out :)

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  4. Oh myyyy.. it looks really yummy!! such an amazing cupcakes....

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    1. Thank you for liking, Jaspinder! :)

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  5. Sharon, we just wish we could have all those cupcakes you baked in one go....whats not to go nuts about them....moist,swirly,chocolaty,tender and perfect cause of the nutella,you are a genius....thanks so much for sharing :-)

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    1. Haha..I honestly wish I'd thought of it! ;)

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  6. Hi Sharon,

    Self-frosting cupcakes? Great idea!!! They look so easy to bake and so delicious to eat :D

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Zoe, Thanks! I hope to try out some of your yummy treats soon :)

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  7. When it comes to sweets I always eat more than I should! These look great, Sharon!

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    1. Great, Abbe. We're in the same boat..lol! ^.^

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  8. Great idea, they looks delicious! I am going to try this, printed your post.

    Sharon, it seems that I have missed a good many of your post, not sure why. Playing catch up. Have a great week! :)

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    1. I look forward to seeing what you come up with, Michael. It's always exciting.
      My posts? Well, I have been away for sometime :)

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  9. Great idea Sharon, they look delicious! I make a lot of cup cakes and muffins so I will be trying this one!

    It seems I have missed a good many of your post, not sure why but I am playing catch up! Have a great week :)

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