Friday, 20 February 2015

'Mr Nutella' Chocolate Cupcakes | Weekend Bake Recipe

In honour of Ferrero Rocher chocolate tycoon Michele Ferrero, or 'Mr Nutella', who sadly died this week, I had fun developing these Nutella inspired treats. Warning: These cupcakes contain a combination of ingredients so indulgently sweet as to probably be capable of inducing a heart attack. Bon Appetit!

Ingredients (Makes 6):
2 eggs (room temperature)
2oz caster sugar
2oz self-raising flour, no need to sift (or plain flour and 1 teaspoon baking powder) 
2oz unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Butter icing: icing sugar, unsalted butter, vanilla extract, 1 dessert spoon of Nutella

1) Preheat oven to Gas Mark 5
2) Cream together sugar and butter
3) Mix in eggs and vanilla extract
4) Fold the flour into the mixture
5) Spoon half of the mixture into 6 muffin cases
6) Add a teaspoon of Nutella in the middle of each case
7) Spoon the rest of the mixture into the cases, so that it covers the Nutella blob in the middle
8) Bake for 15-20 minutes in the preheated oven and allow to cool on a wire rack when baked
9) Decorate with a sprinkle of icing sugar or a dollop of Nutella butter icing

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