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Nutella Self Frosting Cupcakes

These Self Frosting Nutella cupcakes are delicious and look like a dream without having to go through the whole frosting process. An instant hit with kids, these are good for weekly snack box as well.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings


  • 10 tbsps butter (140 grams) at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 and 3/4 cups all purpose flour (200 grams)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/3 cup nutella


  • Preheat oven to 180C. Line a 12 hole muffin pan with paper liners.
  • Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy for about 2-3 minutes. Add in eggs one at a time, until incorporated. Add vanilla. Stir in flour, salt and baking powder until batter is uniform and no flour remains.
  • Using a 1/4 cup measure or an ice cream scoop, fill each lined muffin liner about 3/4 full.
  • Top each cupcake with 1 1/2 tsp of Nutella. Swirl Nutella in with a toothpick making designs your heart desires.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes till the toothpick comes out clean
  • Let it cool before serving. Best served the same day but stays good in an airtight container for 2-3 days.


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