Hay hay, it's Donna Hay – Nutella Delight

Swirly Nutella Frosted Cupcake

Everyone loves nutella. There’s not a soul I know that detests or avoids it intentionally. I mean, come on, you cannot go wrong with chocolate and hazelnut. It’s simply bliss. It’s eternal heaven. It’s sinful for sure, yes, but hey, when you’re scooping spoonfuls into your mouth, the only thought on your mind is ‘Mmmmmmmm…..’. That’s it. No one should leave this earth without tasting this wonder. It most definitely is more than a one hit wonder I’m sure. It’s a gazillion-full of wonders. Okay i’m starting to deviate. Sorry! Ahhh okay anyway here’s something that will get your attention:

Nutella Delight

Now, I started dreaming about nutella cupcakes when I saw Nic’s post about hers. She had used a Donna Hay recipe and tweaked it abit. Then others started trying out the recipe too. Finally, Barbara of winosandfoodies decided to launch “Hay hay, it’s Donna Hay“. So here I am, trying my hand at these delicious cupcakes and eating them in quick time. Haha… besides, I know some of you have been asking me for a good nutella cupcake recipe. Actually I had always thought that it would be a chocolate cupcake frosted with nutella. But you know what? That’ll be too much… too cloying. I really like this version. It’s a keeper! Here’s some more photos of these cupcakes:

Nutella Cupcake batter
before entering the oven

Freshly baked nutella cupcakes
freshly baked nutella frosted cupcake out of the oven

Here’s the recipe…. courtesy of Nic. I’m so glad she posted about these cupcakes. My my… i’m uber happy. I just found the way to eternal happiness :p


Nutella Frosted Cupcakes

10 tbsp(140 grams) butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups (200 grams) sifted ap flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
Nutella, approx. 1/3 cup

Preheat oven to 325F.
Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners.
Cream together butter and sugar until light, 2 minutes.
Add in eggs one at a time, until fully incorporated. Don’t worry if the batter doesn’t look smooth. Add vanilla. Stir in flour, salt and baking powder until batter is uniform and no flour remains.
Using an ice cream scoop, fill each muffin liner with batter.
They should be 3/4 full, if you’re not using a scoop.
Top each cake with 1 1/2 tsp Nutella.
Swirl Nutella in with a toothpick, making sure to fold a bit of batter up over the nutella.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 12.

Posted on 21st Nov 2005 in Uncategorized


There Are 26 Comments


Rachel commented on November 21, 2005 at 10:16 pm

this is how i picture heaven.


Nic commented on November 22, 2005 at 5:23 am

Those swirls are absolutely perfect!
And I love that you love the recipe!


rokh commented on November 22, 2005 at 7:00 am

nutella heaven eh? absolutely screaming to be pop into the mouth


gabrielle commented on November 22, 2005 at 7:23 am

WOW! Those cupcakes look absolutely gorgeous!! U bet i’ll try the recipe! Thanksss!! 🙂


Fat Fingers commented on November 22, 2005 at 7:39 am

i miss baking!
they really do look good!! 🙂


gabrielle commented on November 22, 2005 at 8:22 am

Erm, may i know what’s ap flour?


rachel commented on November 22, 2005 at 2:48 pm

stumbled onto your blog..no regrets! These looks good! I am currently now embaring on a baking spree too so these recipes are perfect!erm.. what cup do i use?


the baker commented on November 23, 2005 at 2:08 am

hey ya’ll, YES I could imagine heaven having unlimited supplies of these beautiful irresistible cupcakes. hahaaa….

gabrielle: ap flour is all-purpose flour a.k.a. plan four 🙂

rachel: hmmm 1 cup is usually 8 ounces.. approx 227g. get those measuring cups from the store, it’s easier.


Rosa's Yummy Yums commented on November 23, 2005 at 8:22 am

These cupcakes look “evil”!!!!


babe_kl commented on November 23, 2005 at 8:23 am

wow so yummilicious!!!!


Barbara commented on November 24, 2005 at 7:51 pm

Hi Cheryl – great swirls. Check for my round up this weekend.


Lazyg3r commented on November 25, 2005 at 5:00 am

Hi Cheryl
These cupcakes looked really yummilicious. Feel like sinking my teeth into one of them now!! Will try this recipe soon. Thanks for sharing.


Anonymous commented on November 26, 2005 at 3:58 am

hi there…i just browsing for the cake recipe and yours grabbed my attention mostly..it looks so delicious and easy to make..i think i’ll try to make that cupcakes 🙂 thx..!! ~cheers~


Anonymous commented on December 21, 2005 at 6:48 am

This receipe rox!!! I tried and it’s delicious.. but my cupcakes can’t stand as beautifully as urs~ My nutella seems to be real heavy and pushes the cupcake inwards. =(


Denise commented on July 11, 2006 at 4:59 am

Hello I’m thinking of trying this receipe, the cupcakes look so delicious. Unforch I’m kind of new to baking so was wondering.. 1/2 tsp vanilla, the vanilla, do you mean vanilla powder or essence?


JellyGirl commented on July 31, 2006 at 2:09 am

Hi there, thanks for the recipe, I tried it out yesterday and the cupcakes turned out beautifully! You can see my result here, if you’re interested. 🙂


Monique commented on November 29, 2006 at 7:08 pm

The swirls look so pretty! I sure wanna try these cupcakes out! Thanks for sharing.


aini commented on May 6, 2007 at 9:01 am

i’m baking some in the oven right now… it looks utterly delicious!


Butternoodle commented on June 14, 2007 at 2:31 pm

I have tried your recipe. However the cupcake turns out to be super oily. The paper cups turns out to be soaked with the oil, leaving 1 pool of oil on the pan after i remove the cupcake. Do you know where the problem lies?


Anonymous commented on June 29, 2007 at 1:57 am

Hi ger

I baked some nutella cupacake yest? I baked for close to 30 mins as my oven is a small portable one…Everythings is ok except that the cake is beri hard and not buttery enuff..may I chk wif u whether I can use some milk in it? and add more butter in?? cos I dunoe wat is the cause & effect by adding eggs etc…hope u can guide me on this!!

Thanx and god bless u



simpleyesa commented on April 19, 2008 at 2:11 am

OMG! nutella cupcakes are tempting.


C.A. aka "t'que" commented on April 21, 2008 at 4:38 am

i will definitely try this, my kid is chocoholic. thanks for sharing. can we xchange links? thnx.


Anonymous commented on October 25, 2008 at 8:34 pm

These are really good. I made them as mini’s for my friend’s b-day and she LOVED them. Thanks so much for the recipe!


karen commented on October 25, 2008 at 10:17 pm

Mine came out super dense (maybe because I creamed the sugar/butter by hand?) but still extra yummy!


Anonymous commented on May 14, 2009 at 3:18 am

How much is 1/3 cup of nutella pls?


jonathan commented on July 29, 2014 at 3:40 am


ñýíêñ çà èíôó….

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