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[Recipe] Choc Chip Cupcakes with Nutella Cream Cheese Icing

Choc Chip Cupcake with Nutella Cream

Makes:

16 cupcakes

Preparation:

Leave the butter, eggs and cream cheese out and bring to room temperature

Ingredients for Choc Chip Cupcakes:

  • 125g Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs (room temperature preferable)
  • 1/3 cup Orange Juice
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Optional: Cupcake Decorations
  • 225g Self-raising Flour
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips

Ingredients for Nutella Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 100g Light Philadelphia Cream Cheese Block (or any Cream Cheese) at room temperature
  • 4 pieces of dark cooking chocolate
  • 2 tbsp of Nutella

Steps to Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 180C and line a cupcake tray with paper cases.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together using an electric beater until light and smooth.
  3. Add eggs one at a time and beat in well.
  4. Add the juice and flour and quickly mix until combined, avoid overbeating the flour.
  5. Add the chocolate chips into the mixture.
  6. Spoon the mixture into paper cases, fill it above half full. (I only have one cupcake tray which makes 6, so the rest of the paper cases were placed on a baking tray)

    Spoon the batter into paper cases – ones in a cupcake tray

    Spoon the batter into paper cases – no cupcake tray for them

  7. Bake for 25mins+ until lightly golden brown.

    Warm from the oven

  8. Leave the cupcakes on the cooling rack to cool.

    Can you tell which one was baked in a cupcake tray and which one wasn’t?

    Difference between ones baked in a cupcake tray and ones baked without one. The cupcake on the left side has a better body as it was baked in a cupcake tray.

Steps to Icing:

  1. Melt the dark chocolate pieces in a bowl over hot water OR microwave until melted
  2. Use a spatula and soften the cream cheese, then mix in Nutella and melted dark chocolate.

    The ultimate Nutella Cream Cheese Icing

  3. Add icing sugar to thicken the icing, skip this step if it already is thick enough to spread onto the cupcakes.

    Smearing Nutella icing onto each cupcake – yum!

  4. Prepare a bowl and fill it up with cupcake decorations of your choice, here I have used coloured candy sprinkles. Dip each cupcake with the icing side down into the bowl of sprinkles.

    Decorations with Nutella Cream Cheese icing and sprinkle candy!

An Undressed Choc Chip Cupcake

It is a luxury to have it fresh from the oven but if you don’t get the privilege; it is better to have it warmed up for 10secs in the microwave

For different variation of the cupcake, please check out my other achievable recipes:

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