Saturday, February 9, 2013

Nutella Dipped Strawberries and Buttercream Frosted Nutella Cupcakes Recipe

Dipped Strawberries in Nutella with a Nutella chocolate cupcake and Nutella Frosting.
Hard to resist this perfect easy treat for your Valentine and the special night needs a great ending! 
For all those lovers out there that don't want to cook..
(P.S. The heck with the cupcakes just dip the fresh strawberries in Nutella  add a bottle of Asti and your good to go!)

 Have a Romantic evening! It doesn't have to be Valentines Day! 

 Don't forget the Asti Spumante!  I think it goes great with  Stawberries and Nutella!



Nutella Batter For Cupcakes Recipe Below:
(Or use a Chocolate Cake Mix if your in a hurry follow your package directions)

2 3/4  cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup softened unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup Nutella

Prepare cupcake tins with liners and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl add the sugar and butter to cream. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla, Nutella and blend together. Gradually add the flour a little at a time with the baking powder, salt and beat until smooth.  Pour into liners and bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until the middles spring back. Cool completely.


Strawberry Garnish:

1 quart fresh strawberries washed and dryed
1 jar Nutella
Dip bottoms of the strawberries and half way up just before placing on the top of cupcake.


Nutella Buttercream Frosting:

1 cup Nutella
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
2 or 3 tablespoons heavy cream or half and half

In a large mixing bowl beat the butter with half the sugar. Add the cocoa, nutella rest of the powdered sugar and heavy cream beat until light and fluffy. If too thick add more milk.  Set aside. Cover with a wet paper towel to keep from crusting.  When cupcakes are cooled pipe a small amount of frosting on the cupcake then top with a Nutella dipped strawberries before serving/

+claudia lamascolo Author
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