Sunday, February 3, 2013

Nutella Cupkins :: Hey, That's Pin-tastic!


Let's get two things out of the way- these are not muffins. These are "cupkins." They are a delicious marriage of the cupcake and the muffin which makes them perfectly acceptable not only for morning consumption but any time of the day. 

Also? The first time I made them they were drier than the damn Sahara and I followed the recipe to a "T." Since then I've made them more times than I would like to admit and have thus tweaked the cook time making them the most delicious cupkin ever. 

This delicious recipe comes from this pin:







Amended: I hate when pins don't lead anywhere. Sorry about that. Here's the real recipe followed by the tweaks I would suggest making. 


1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup canola oil
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4-1/2 cup Nutella, at room temperature (I think I used closer to 1 cup, plus I snuck in an extra spoonful or two to my mouth...)
Preheat the oven to 325F.  In a medium bowl, beat the butter, oil and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the butter mixture and beat on low speed just until combined.  Divide the batter between 12 paper-lined muffin cups.  Drop a spoonful of Nutella on top of each, and swirl through the batter with the tip of a bamboo skewer or knife.  Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until springy to the touch.  Cool on a wire rack.

Of note? The batter is THICK and it should be to swirl the Nutella in. But don't be surprised, like I was, when it's kind of really thick.

A few adjustments? 

1. Bake time. The recipe suggests baking them for 25-30 minutes at 325* which es exactly what I did the first time around. After a little trial and error, I would say baking them at 325* for 17-20 minutes is ideal. 
2. Don't use muffin cups. I am an avid hater of the muffin cup. 
3. Lastly? A little chocolate frosting never hurt anyone. I whipped up a simple buttercream chocolate frosting using butter, confectioner's sugar, cocoa and a touch of milk and it complimented this cupkin perfectly. 



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11 comments :

  1. I think I want to make these every day

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  2. I'll be over in a few minutes. K thanks.

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  3. I wish I hadn't seen these... my husband loves nutella and now I must make these for Valentine's Day Breakfast! Which means I will end up eating several too!

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  4. Those look so delicious. Excited I got to join Hey, That's Pin-tastic this week! Can't wait to see what else shows up.

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  5. Yummmmmy. I have to try these.

    Sidenote: This is my first time linking up. I found it really difficult to use the button because you can't copy and paste and the "control c" thing wouldn't work. Then when I went to paste my link into the link up I couldn't do that either. Maybe there's another way to do it that I just don't know about. I'm on a mac???

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  6. Even though you think they look dry- they look amazing!!! Love it mama!!!

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  7. ummm u might have just killed my diet! also when i click the link to pinterest and then the blog it came from it doesn't pull up any posts?

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  8. Thanks for having us AP! I am your newest likes on facebook, following via my blog's page and my personal page! I would squeal if you'd like me AP!
    Beth @ The First Year Blog

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  9. can you share the recipe? the link on pinterest doesn't work and i really want to make these! :)

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