Nutella Strawberry Cupcakes

Nutella Strawberry Cupcakes - www.yummycrumble.comNutella Strawberry Cupcakes baked with a thick swirl of Nutella right in the batter.  Topped with sweet strawberry buttercream and a Nutella dipped Strawberry.  I’m falling in love!

Seriously guys.  Look at these cupcakes.  Someone needs to make Nutella dipped strawberries the universal symbol for love.  Are you with me?  If the strawberry dripping with melted Nutella doesn’t catch your eye, well then you’re a weirdo.  Now I’m definitely a dark chocolate fiend at heart.  I can chug a bowl of chocolate ganache if the challenge presents itself, but there is just something so comforting and indulgent about Nutella that get’s me going.  So to keep this post G-rated, lets talk about these Nutella Strawberry Cupcakes before I get carried away :)

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This cupcake is my favorite strawberry cupcake ever.  I first made them almost a year ago topped with a light mascarpone frosting and basil sugar.  It was love at first sight and I’ve never strayed from this recipe.  It uses strawberry preserves and lots and lots of chopped strawberries to really make sure you never forget your’e eating a strawberry cupcake.  Now I love box mixes, but I always wonder why on earth anyone would make strawberry cupcakes from the box.  For the love of God throw some chopped strawberries in there!  It’s so worth the chopping.  For these Nutella Strawberry Cupcakes I added about a teaspoon of Nutella into each cupcake and swirled it in the batter because well, Nutella.

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Nutella Strawberry Cupcakes
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
Strawberry Cupcakes
  • 3 tbsp strawberry jam or preserves
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1¼ cups flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 drops pink food coloring
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 tsp of Nutella in each cupcake
Strawberry Buttercream
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup strawberry preserves or jam
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 drop of hot pink gel dye
Nutella Dipped Strawberries
  • 12 Large strawberries washed and dried
  • ⅓ cup Nutella
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
Instructions
Strawberry Cupcakes
  1. Set oven to 350 F.
  2. In small bowl mix together fresh chopped strawberries and preserves.
  3. In another bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In another bowl cream together butter and sugar.
  5. Add egg whites, vanilla extract, and food coloring into fully incorporated.
  6. Add dry ingredients with milk, beating on low speed.
  7. Fold in strawberries and preserves.
  8. Fill cupcake liners to ¾ full and add a teaspoon of Nutella in each cupcake and swirl in the batter.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes.
Strawberry Buttercream
  1. Beat softened butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Add vanilla extract and strawberry preserves and beat well.
  3. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a team making sure to fully incorporate.
  4. Beat until super fluffy, then add the food coloring until no more streaks appear.
Nutella Dipped Strawberries
  1. Put Nutella and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Heat in 20 second increments until smooth and thin enough for dipping. Be careful not to burn the Nutella.
  3. Dip each strawberry and place on a frosted cupcake. Immediately put in the fridge for the chocolate to set.
Notes
Cupcake adapted from Kara's Party Ideas
Strawberry Buttercream form Best Friends for Frosting

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Comments

  1. Hey Kathleen, saw you over at What’s Cookin’ Wednesday and had to come check out your beautiful site. These cupcakes look AMMMMMAZING and so perfect for Valentine’s Day! Pinning these and subscribing to your site so I don’t miss a yummy recipe. Have a wonderful day! 😉

  2. Yum! Nutella covered strawberries sounds absolutely divine!

  3. Nutella and strawberry is a match made in heaven. I love baking with nutella- it adds such a nice chocolatey and hazelnut flavor to food!

  4. These cupcakes are the cutest. I want to try baking with Nutella more. What a great take on a chocolate covered strawberry :)

  5. Nutella just made the perfect even more perfect! Wow!

  6. Yummm… These look amazing! Love nutella and strawberry together is an amazing combo! 😉 Pinned!

  7. Wow now these look good, thanks for sharing.

    Simon

  8. I don’t often comment on recipes I try, but I wanted to tell you that these are my absolute favorite cupcakes! I’ve made them exactly as you have and also tried them with a Nutella buttercream, and both ways are divine! Thank you so much for sharing!