Monday, October 1, 2012

White Vanilla Cupcakes with Nutella filling

I baked these cupcakes for a Baby Shower; they're absolutely delicious and easy to make! you can change the color of the flower to pink for a girl.

Yield: 24 Cupcakes

White Cupcakes:
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar plus 1/3 more for egg whites
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 
  • 1 cup milk, at room temperature
  • 6 egg whites, at room temperature
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180º C (350º F). Line muffin tins with paper liners and set aside
  2. In a medium sized bowl mix flour, salt and baking powder
  3. Cream over a big  bowl in low speed butter and 1 1/3 sugar, until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. Add vanilla and mix
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, alternating with milk and  mixing in medium speed in between each addition
  5. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites in high speed until foamy, for about 2 minutes; then start adding the sugar gradually, and keep beating until soft peaks form, about 2 more minutes. Fold them gently into batter mixture 
  6. Fill cupcake papers 3/4 cup with batter
  7. Bake for 23 minutes or until a tooth-pick inserted in the middle comes out clean

Vanilla Buttercream:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoons milk
  • Blue food coloring
  1. Beat butter for 2 minutes in medium speed. Add powdered sugar and mix until incorporated with butter. Add salt, vanilla extract and milk and beat in medium speed for 3 minutes

To assemble:
  • Cupcakes
  • Buttercream
  • Blue food coloring
  • 1 cup nutella
  1. Insert a paring knife into a cooled cupcake at an angle, about 1 cm from the outer side of the cupcake; continue cutting in a circular way, all around the cupcake, until closing the circle, you should have a cone form center in the end. Remove the cone and slice it's pointed end leaving the top of the cupcake intact. With a pastry bag or a normal bag with the corner cut off, fill the cupcake center with Nutella; then place the flat circle on top of the cupcake, covering the hole
  2. With a Wilton large closed star 2D tip, pipe the buttercream into the cupcakes (your frosting will be barely enough, so try not to waste)
  3. take 3/4 of remaining frosting and add the food coloring until getting the desired color. With a small Wilton 107 tip, pipe the flowers on top of the piped white buttercream
  4. Pipe a small dot in the middle of the flowers with the remaining white buttercream with a small Wilton 1 tip
*make sure to place your cupcakes in a fresh place so the buttercream stays nice and firm


  1. OMG!!! They look so pretty and delicious!!!
    Thanks for sharing

  2. Wow, these look amazing! Thank you for sharing.

  3. So bookmarking this! I LOVE Nutella!!

  4. Nutella is so yummy...I can just imagine that yummy goodness inside of a cupcake. Yep, I've GOT to try these cupcakes!!! They look awesome!
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