Surprise Cupcakes With Nutella Icing

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Last week I volunteered my services to make some Cupcakes for our local Mount Warning Am Rotary Club, they did a cupcake drive raising funds for the ‘End Polio Now’ campaign. I do love an excuse to bake especially one like this!!

I hadn’t planned exactly what I was going to make, all that was in my head was that 24 cupcakes needed to be ready to hand over to the gorgeous girls at Rotary last Wednesday.

After a quick inspection of the pantry I came up with a plan. I found I still had half a jumbo jar of Nutella remaining from making a few batches of my Nutella Crumble Slice recently (if you haven’t tried this little treasure you really should). I also found I had some Mars bars and M&m’s leftover from making my Mars bar and Pretzel cookies and M&m biscuits on Sticks, I knew I could put them o good use.

So using my favourite Butter Cupcake recipe where you throw everything in the bowl together (my kind of recipe) I got to baking my 24 cupcakes.

Cupcake batter

Next step was preparing the buttercream icing which I had decided would be flavoured with Nutella (it was soooo good!).

With the cupcakes cooled it was time to put the master plan into action, I had to put the surprise into the cupcakes, by cutting and scooping a cavity in the top of each cupcake I could fill them with my at the ready m&m’s or Mars bar pieces……Surprise!!! I then topped these little treasures off with a blop of Nutella buttercream icing and sprinkled some peels of dark chocolate over the top! There really never can be tooooo much chocolate on a cake can there? ( not in my kitchen anyway!).

With all that done these little surprise Cupcakes were ready and waiting for their delivery to their unsuspecting purchasers…….I hope everyone who received them got a nice little surprise and I really hope you get to make yourself a batch and surprise some Cupcake lovers in your circle!

What you fill these little surprise Cupcakes with is totally up to you and your imagination, I think they’d be a great hit at little peoples birthday parties with Gummie bears, popping candy, nerds, the M&m’s, tiny teddies, a malteser or 2, I could go on forever here but I  think you get the picture.

The weekend is just one sleep away, your baking project is sorted!

Here’s your how-to:

Surprise cupcakes how to

 

Surprise Cupcakes
 
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Cook time
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • CUPCAKES
  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 1⅓ cups castor sugar
  • 250g butter, softened (I cube it up and zap in microwave for about 10 seconds)
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • pinch of salt
  • NUTELLA BUTTERCREAM ICING
  • 250g butter at room temp ( you just want it a softish spreading consistency)
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • 100g m&m's
  • 6 snack size (approx 100g) Mars Bars cut in half across the short middle
  • 40g Dark chocolate peel for sprinkling over the cupcakes (just use your potato peeler)
Instructions
  1. CUPCAKES
  2. Line a 2 x 12 hole muffin pans with patty pans. Preheat oven to 150 C (fan forced)
  3. Sift dry ingredients into bowl of electric mixer, add butter, eggs, milk and essence. Beat on medium speed for about 6 minutes or until mixture is smooth and slightly lighter in colour.
  4. Drop 2 tablespoons of mixture into prepared cases.
  5. Bake in oven about 20 mins or until lightly browned, cool in pans.
  6. ICING
  7. Place butter in small bowl of electric mixer, beat until butter is as white as possible, gradually add about half the sifted icing sugar, beating constantly, add nutella gradually, then beat in remaining icing sugar, mixture should be smooth and easy to spread with a spatula or pipe through a nozzle.
  8. ASSEMBLING
  9. Using a fine-pointed knife, cut circles from tops of cakes about 1.5 cm from edge and 2cm down into cakes, you can also use a teaspoon.
  10. Fill with some m&m's or a Mars Bar pieces until you've got the 24 cupcakes sorted with their surprise.
  11. Either blop a dollop of the icing over the top or if you're felling a little creative grab a piping bag and pipe a medallion of icing over the surprise chocolates to seal them in.
  12. Sprinkle your chocolate peels over the top and your done!
  13. Store in an airtight container in fridge for up to 4 days (I recommend consuming these little treasures at room temp, just bring them out onto the bench for 10 minutes or so and you'll be all set for a good dose of deliciousness!).
  14. Enjoy!

 

What’s your  favourite buttercream icing and what will your choice be for the surprise in these little treasures, I’d love to hear.

We’ve got our local agricultural show on this weekend, needless to say the kids are beside themselves with excitement, yes we’re going and all going well I should have a little pictorial of our show adventures coming your way next week.

Have a great weekend whatever you’re up to!

Until the next time…….

Zamamabakes

 

 

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Surprise Cupcakes feature

Last week I volunteered my services to make some Cupcakes for our local Mount Warning Am Rotary Club, they did a cupcake drive raising funds for the ‘End Polio Now’ campaign. I do love an excuse to bake especially one like this!!

I hadn’t planned exactly what I was going to make, all that was in my head was that 24 cupcakes needed to be ready to hand over to the gorgeous girls at Rotary last Wednesday.

After a quick inspection of the pantry I came up with a plan. I found I still had half a jumbo jar of Nutella remaining from making a few batches of my Nutella Crumble Slice recently (if you haven’t tried this little treasure you really should). I also found I had some Mars bars and M&m’s leftover from making my Mars bar and Pretzel cookies and M&m biscuits on Sticks, I knew I could put them o good use.

So using my favourite Butter Cupcake recipe where you throw everything in the bowl together (my kind of recipe) I got to baking my 24 cupcakes.

Cupcake batter

Next step was preparing the buttercream icing which I had decided would be flavoured with Nutella (it was soooo good!).

With the cupcakes cooled it was time to put the master plan into action, I had to put the surprise into the cupcakes, by cutting and scooping a cavity in the top of each cupcake I could fill them with my at the ready m&m’s or Mars bar pieces……Surprise!!! I then topped these little treasures off with a blop of Nutella buttercream icing and sprinkled some peels of dark chocolate over the top! There really never can be tooooo much chocolate on a cake can there? ( not in my kitchen anyway!).

With all that done these little surprise Cupcakes were ready and waiting for their delivery to their unsuspecting purchasers…….I hope everyone who received them got a nice little surprise and I really hope you get to make yourself a batch and surprise some Cupcake lovers in your circle!

What you fill these little surprise Cupcakes with is totally up to you and your imagination, I think they’d be a great hit at little peoples birthday parties with Gummie bears, popping candy, nerds, the M&m’s, tiny teddies, a malteser or 2, I could go on forever here but I  think you get the picture.

The weekend is just one sleep away, your baking project is sorted!

Here’s your how-to:

Surprise cupcakes how to

 

Surprise Cupcakes
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • CUPCAKES
  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 1⅓ cups castor sugar
  • 250g butter, softened (I cube it up and zap in microwave for about 10 seconds)
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • pinch of salt
  • NUTELLA BUTTERCREAM ICING
  • 250g butter at room temp ( you just want it a softish spreading consistency)
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • 100g m&m's
  • 6 snack size (approx 100g) Mars Bars cut in half across the short middle
  • 40g Dark chocolate peel for sprinkling over the cupcakes (just use your potato peeler)
Instructions
  1. CUPCAKES
  2. Line a 2 x 12 hole muffin pans with patty pans. Preheat oven to 150 C (fan forced)
  3. Sift dry ingredients into bowl of electric mixer, add butter, eggs, milk and essence. Beat on medium speed for about 6 minutes or until mixture is smooth and slightly lighter in colour.
  4. Drop 2 tablespoons of mixture into prepared cases.
  5. Bake in oven about 20 mins or until lightly browned, cool in pans.
  6. ICING
  7. Place butter in small bowl of electric mixer, beat until butter is as white as possible, gradually add about half the sifted icing sugar, beating constantly, add nutella gradually, then beat in remaining icing sugar, mixture should be smooth and easy to spread with a spatula or pipe through a nozzle.
  8. ASSEMBLING
  9. Using a fine-pointed knife, cut circles from tops of cakes about 1.5 cm from edge and 2cm down into cakes, you can also use a teaspoon.
  10. Fill with some m&m's or a Mars Bar pieces until you've got the 24 cupcakes sorted with their surprise.
  11. Either blop a dollop of the icing over the top or if you're felling a little creative grab a piping bag and pipe a medallion of icing over the surprise chocolates to seal them in.
  12. Sprinkle your chocolate peels over the top and your done!
  13. Store in an airtight container in fridge for up to 4 days (I recommend consuming these little treasures at room temp, just bring them out onto the bench for 10 minutes or so and you'll be all set for a good dose of deliciousness!).
  14. Enjoy!

 

What’s your  favourite buttercream icing and what will your choice be for the surprise in these little treasures, I’d love to hear.

We’ve got our local agricultural show on this weekend, needless to say the kids are beside themselves with excitement, yes we’re going and all going well I should have a little pictorial of our show adventures coming your way next week.

Have a great weekend whatever you’re up to!

Until the next time…….

Zamamabakes

 

 

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10 Comments on “Surprise Cupcakes With Nutella Icing

  1. Baking for a cause- how lovely and I love the little extra chocolate surprise!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks House in Tillford. Have a great weekend.

      Reply
  2. These are awesome!!! I can just imagine how much everyone would love biting into one of these are seeing what’s inside – love it!!!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Lucy. I did get to see 2 reactions! Was great!

      Reply
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  5. These look great Danielle. I love Nutella!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Sooooooo good. My go to Nutella treat apart from a spoonful from the jar is on a crumpet with a good serve of butter!

      Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Any birthdays coming up? Or just a cheer up a someone excuse??

      Reply

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