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Vanishing Cupcakes - Nutella Apple Cupcakes

These Nutella Apple Cupcakes have the goodness of whole wheat flour and apples and the deliciousness of Nutella! What more can you ask for? 
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup nutella
  • 2 apple pureed
  • 4 tbsps cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk hot
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • pinch baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Beat the eggs and sugar together till slightly fluffy. Add the pureed apples and Nutella. Beat a little more. Add the vanilla and stir.
  • Add the cocoa powder to it and mix well.
  • Sift together the salt, both the flours, baking powder and soda.
  • Add this along with the choco chips to the wet mixture made above and mix both till just mixed.
  • Pour the hot milk on top and mix again (don't overmix remember the golden rule of muffins is don't overmix the batter)
  • Pour in the lined muffin trays and bake in a pre heated oven at 180C for about 20 minutes or till done.


Some Notes: 
Add more Nutella for the glaze (i.e if you have some left for doing the decorations, I had to satisfy myself with just one)
If you are wondering why there is no oil or butter, well yes this is an oil free cupcake!  Interestingly, this was a mistake and happened by default.  I forgot to put the butter that Purple foodie mentions in the recipe I used for inspiration, but seriously the muffins were so good that I am happy that I didn't use any butter. I guess the pureed apples provided the necessary fat to it and I also increased the egg by one, which meant the batter was of the right consistency.
I wish I had a picture of the crumb shot to show you guys and let you see how nice and soft it was, but as I mentioned above, it got over before I knew and this one was the only one I could glaze with some Nutella :)
And with this we start another round of marathon, a 7-day marathon based on theme cooking and the theme that I have picked this time is the one very close to my heart! Yup, you guessed it right - It is Baked Goods :)
Please check out my fellow marathon bloggers who have picked up varied different themes to give you amazing dishes for the next one week.... Champa,Divya,Gayathri Anand,Gayathri Kumar,Padma Dharmaraj,Savitha, Smitha, Srivalli, Usha, Veena Aravind, PJ.
Also these muffins are off to Kids Delight - Restaurant Creations hosted by Champa originally an event by Valli and of course Champa's very own Bake-Off.
And also I am sending it to CBB - Celebrating Blogging & Bloggers.
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