Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Blogging from Atlanta and My Discovery of Nutella Cupcakes

nutella cupcakes

Hello, friends and readers! I couldn't believe I left you without a word for so long. Packing for the move after Easter and some last minute baking had occupied almost all of my waking hours. Could you believe that we were still frantically packing on our last day before the move? Packing one week prior to the moving date is definitely not a good idea. Anyway, lesson learnt. On April 1st, we left St Louis for Atlanta. Another round of unpacking and furniture shopping ensued. To my surprise, I actually enjoy the unpacking process. It almost feels like presents opening on Christmas morning. Except there isn't new things that I don't already own. That,in a gist, explains my silence for the past weeks. I hope everyone is enjoying Spring, and no one notice my temporary absence.

Coming to a new city is exciting. I discover something new about this place everyday and nothing thrilled me more than knowing there's a few Malaysian restaurants in the vicinity. Although I haven't gotten the chance to visit them, but they will surely be on my "to-eat-list" once we have settled down.

nutella cupcakes


I haven't done any baking in my new kitchen yet, but there were a few things that I baked before our move. Most of them were given away before photographed.You can find them in my past posts like here, here and here. One of the recipes I got to try in an attempt to use up the jar of Nutella was Self Frosting Nutella Cupcakes from Nicole's blog- Baking Bites.

I have read rave reviews about it from other bloggers, but never gotten round making it until the last week before our move. What a treat these cupcakes are. And I couldn't believe it took me so long to make it.To be honest, I kind of regretted sending them off after eaten only one of them. One thing for sure, the Nutella cupcakes are going to make an appearance here once I have my kitchen all set up and perhaps I will not share so generously this time. We'll see.

nutella cupcakes


Nutella Frosted Cupcakes
from Baking Bites

10 tbsp(140 grams) butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla essense
1 3/4 cups (200 grams) sifted all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
Nutella, 12 teaspoons. (1 teaspoon for each cupcakes)

Preheat oven to 325F. Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners.

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy,about 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 or spoon , fill each muffin liner with batter. They should be 3/4 full, if you’re not using a scoop. Top each cake with 1 heaping teaspoon of Nutella. Swirl Nutella in with a toothpick, making sure to fold a bit of batter up over the nutella.

Bake for 20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 12 delicious cupcakes.

33 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh, wow, these look delicious! I'm such a pushover when it comes to Nutella. Chocolate and hazelnut were just made for each other.

Manggy said...

Aw, Mandy, we totally noticed your absence! Those cupcakes remind us why, lol :)

The best thing about unpacking is that you can once and for all establish where everything goes-- and decide if you want something unpacked or just leave it in its box :)

said...

These look INCREDIBLE! I can't wait to try this recipe out. I am serious Nutella fan.

Stardust said...

Oh Mandy! Great to see you back again!! :D I'm so envious of you about the Malaysian restaurants nearby your place, I hope that they'll meet your expectation!

I LOVE Nutella! It's one of those gentle coco that doesn't give me sore throat, I shall try this recipe soon! ;) Brought a jar of nutella from Sg and hesitant to open it cos it's so precious. These cupcakes call for an opening ceremony then. :D


Enjoy exploring! ;)

magpie said...

Ooo yum! My honey adores nutella so I'll have to try these out :)

tigerfish said...

Glad to know your move has gone well and smooth. :)

Really ? You actually enjoyed the unpacking process? I have more than 10 moving boxes still untouched...4 mths after my move :O

Always enjoy your creations though I don't bake. They are lovely.

Happy exploring the new city!

Happy cook said...

I love nuttelle, almost everymorning for breakfast i spread my toast lavishly with nuttella.
So i cam imagine how delicious this cup cake is

Lauren said...

Holy lovin!

Rachel said...

Beautiful cupcakes! And I love the font you used!

Ginny said...

I was just wondering where you had gotten off to...its funny how one of your favorite bloggers disappears for awhile and you start to miss them! :) Glad the move went well! The Nutella cupcakes looks amazing!!!

Rachel said...

These sound and look amazing - anything with Nutella sounds delicious to me, but these even more than usual! I'll definitely be trying them soon - thanks for posting :)

MyF said...

I have got to make these one day - real soon!!! They just look so heavenly delicious...

Patricia Scarpin said...

These are phenomenal! I haven't tried them either... Mandy, you've made me realize it's about time! :)

We've missed you. :)

Deborah said...

I'm glad the move went well!

These look AMAZING!!

LyB said...

My goodness those look delicious! I must try them, I have a few Nutella fanatics in the house, those cupcakes would certainly make them happy! Have fun in your new kitchen! :)

farida said...

these cupcakes look adorable and delicious! great recipe!

Aran said...

You are returned triunphant! These look amazing (love nutella!) and the photos gorgeous!!!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Congrats on the move and these cupcakes look delicious!!!

Gigi said...

Oh these are so good! I am glad you discovered them. Enjoy Atlanta!

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

hi mandy! as usual, ur pics makes me hungry.i hope u r liking Atlanta n the weather's better.

Little Corner of Mine said...

I have yet to try making this yet, yours look lovely!

Anne said...

Hi mandy, I missed your post but I know you were busy with your move.Glad to know everything went well. I'll also take note to pack early for our move next month :)

Those muffins looks super yummy :)

Arfi Binsted said...

That sounds a good idea to use Nutella in cupcakes!! Love the swirls!

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Mandy, glad to hear that you have settled down to your new place :)
Looking forward to reading more about your baking and cooking from your new kitchen :D

Sarah said...

These look amazing! I have been wanting to buy a jar of Nutella for weeks but I've been putting it off because I'm sure once I own it I'll eat it all without saving any to bake with!

I hope you enjoy exploring the new city! I'm moving in a few months & already looking forward to discovering new places (or maybe just excited to be getting away from here)!

myfrenchkitchen said...

Welcome in your new home..what better way to "keep on celebrating" than with these beauties!
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bleeding espresso said...

Nutella is great in all kinds of baked goods--I like it especially in banana cupcakes like these :)

Cecilia said...

What a wonderful idea! I have my own jar of Nutella that needs to be used up, so I'll be trying this recipe out for sure.

Mango Power Girl said...

Mandy - I said it on flickr and I'll say it again - I love diptychs and colors here. Nutella cupcakes - I've never had them before but who wouldn't want them. I think that's what I'll do with the remaining nutella jar ;) Enjoy Atlanta!

Mandy said...

thanks everyone for your well wishes and lovely comments! We have slowly settled down in our new place. I will need to make some new friends here to share my baked goods!

Tartelette said...

Welcome to the South! Good...now when I come visit, you can take me to the best Malaysian restaurants:)
and make me some Nutella cupcakes!
We were still packing the day of our move!!

Anonymous said...

These cupcakes were delicious when I made them! And, after nailing down the appropriate cooking time, I decided that this is also one of my favorite yellow cake recipes. Thanks again for the yummy cupcakes!

Rita said...

Oh my, these look delicious. I'll try to make these over the weekend. I love Nutella. Thks for sharing.
:-D

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