Easy Nutella chocolate cupcakes

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We’ve been making these easy Nutella filled chocolate cupcakes for years, they’re so simple and just so good.

They’re especially good if eaten still warm from the oven, when the Nutella is still gooey and warm. We like to add a big scoop of vanilla ice-cream melting onto them…

Easy Nutella chocolate cupcakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Makes 12

Easy Nutella chocolate cupcakes

Easy Nutella filled chocolate cupcakes for kids


  • 4 oz butter
  • 4 oz caster sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz self raising flour
  • 1 oz cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • drop of milk to loosen batter
  • 6 tsp Nutella


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and put cupcake holders into the baking tray.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add one egg to the cake batter and beat in, then add the other and beat in, add the vanilla extract and stir well.
  4. Sift in the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder and stir gently to combine, if the mixture is too stiff add a drop of milk to loosen.
  5. Put half the mixture into the cupcake cases then add half a tsp of Nutella to each one and cover with the rest of the cake batter.
  6. Bake in the oven for around 15 minutes until the sponge is risen and bouncy.
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Make it your way…

  • You can fill with raspberry jam instead of Nutella.
  • You could ice them with chocolate vanilla frosting.

Eat me…

  • Still warm from the oven with a dollop of ice-cream.
  • After tea treat for kids.

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