Nutella cupcakes



Featuring a complete heaven of Nutella inside the cupcake batter as well as the delicious frosting, these glorious pieces of sweetness are topped with a lovely drizzle of even more Nutella, and a slice of juicy strawberry. The super moist cupcakes and the equally creamy frosting makes these treats an all-time favorite of those who fancy the flavour of Nutella to the core. Plus, these are just so easy to prepare, taking just about ten steps to get all serve-ready, following the instructions explained by Life Love and Sugar.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Lindsay



  • 2/3 cups 217g all purpose flour
  • 1 cup 207g sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup 168g salted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup 160g Nutella
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup 120ml sour cream
  • 1/2 cup 120ml milk


  • 1/2 cup 112g salted butter
  • 1/2 cup 95g shortening
  • 4 cups 460g powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup 160g Nutella
  • 2 tbsp 30ml water
  • additional Nutella for garnish
  • 5-6 strawberries sliced for garnish, if desired


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add butter, Nutella, egg whites, vanilla, sour cream and milk and mix on medium speed until smooth.
  • Fill cupcake liners a little more than half way.
  • Bake 19-21 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out with a few crumbs.
  • Remove cupcakes from oven and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes, then remove to cooling rack to finish cooling.
  • While cupcakes cool, make icing. Mix butter and shortening together until smooth.
  • Add 2 cups of powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  • Add Nutella and 1 tbsp water, mix until smooth.
  •  Add remaining powdered sugar and 1 tbsp water and mix until smooth.
  •  Ice cupcakes.
  • Warm up about 1/4 cup of Nutella (for garnish, if desired) for about 15-30 seconds, until pourable, and drizzle over cupcakes. Add a slice of strawberry, if desired.


You may notice little bits of butter in the cupcakes batter, but that’s ok. They will melt into the cupcake as they bake. Also, the shortening in the icing can be replaced with butter if preferred.

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