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Super Easy Nutella Cupcakes

These Easy Nutella Cupcakes are magical; they essentially frost themselves. No need to frost-fuss over these Nutella cupcakes. These baby cakes are tender, easy to make, and even taste like magic.

self-frosting nutella cupcakes

Intriguing, weird, and wildly cool are words that also describe these Self-Frosting Nutella Cupcakes.

These baby cakes almost do all the work by themselves.

self-frosting nutella cupcakes

When else can you make cupcakes that need no frosting? No need to fuss with buttercream or any cream. No messy, smeary spatula needed.

Simply mix up an easy batter, swirl in that addiction-inducing Nutella, and let the cupcakes do their magic. It’ll happen.

What emerges is unicorn-worthy.

You’ll get a yummy, tender batch of mouthwatering cupcakes. They’re as delicious as they are pretty.

Sprinkles are optional, but highly encouraged for a happy burst of color.

Perfect for parties, family, and friends. And unicorns.

self-frosting nutella cupcakes

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Self-Frosting Nutella Cupcakes

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These Self-Frosting Nutella Cupcakes are magical; they essentially frost themselves up. No need to fuss over a separate frosting for these Nutella cupcakes. These baby cakes are tender, easy to make, and even taste like magic.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Amy Dong



  • Preheat oven to 325F, with rack on lower middle position. Lightly grease muffin tin (or use liners.) In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment (or use electric mixer,) cream together the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 min. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until smooth and combined.
  • In another bowl, gently hand-whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Use wooden spatula to gently stir in the flour mixture with the butter mixture, just until mixture is combined – don’t over mix.
  • Fill each prepared muffin tin a little less than two-thirds full. (Be sure to leave some space at the tops of muffin tin, as the cupcakes will expand quite a bit.) Add 1 heaping teaspoon of Nutella on top of each cupcake and use a toothpick dip into the batter and swirl.
  • Bake 15-20 min, or just until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few tender crumbs attached (not fully clean.) Immediately sprinkle with your choice of sprinkles, if desired. Let cool on wire rack and serve.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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    • wendy

    I’m just wondering if I can double this recipe by doubling all the ingredients? I make weekly treats for healthcare workers in bulk.

    • Befitting Style

    Nutella in a cupcake? Never heard of or tried that before. Cool!

      • chewoutloud

      You’d love it! 🙂

    • Pooja Kawatra Gupta

    This looks ao heavenly and love to give a try with my kids.

      • chewoutloud

      The kids would love it 🙂

    • Keeping Up With Candy

    These cakes look absolutely amazing Amy. If I were trying to limit my carb intake for 30 days, I would print this out.

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      • chewoutloud

      I’ll join you in carb limiting, but not til January 🙂 😉

    • Elizabeth O

    Wow! I really love nutella. So this one is very perfect for my cravings. I will definitely do this next weekend.

      • chewoutloud

      So glad you like it, Elizabeth – enjoy 🙂

    • nicoleflintkontrol

    I love nutulla! It’s one of my favorite spreads. I never thought about incorporating nutella in cupcakes. Sounds delish!

      • chewoutloud

      i know, my kids just spread nutella all on their toast and call it a day! 😉

    • Amanda Krill

    We are straight crazy about nutella ANYTHING. These look absolutely amazing.

      • chewoutloud

      seriously, if i left it up to my kids, they would polish one jar in a couple of days. 😉

    • Fred

    I am not much of a Nutella fan, but these cupcakes look very tasty indeed. I am sure my kids will like this one very much.

      • chewoutloud

      My kids definitely do, too 🙂

    • Kay

    If it’s got Nutella, I’m in! These look yummy!

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks, Kay!

    • Katie

    These look so delicious. Fall weather makes me want to bake more.

      • chewoutloud

      that’s the one redeeming thing to me about cold weather 🙂

    • Shell

    Nutella cupcakes??!!! Oh my gosh these sound absolutely fabulous and I’m sure my kiddos would love them!!!

      • chewoutloud

      Thank you, Shell! 🙂

    • Shibani

    I love cupcakes and with!! I’m not a baker but I would like to try these at home for sure. The pictures are really tempting!!

      • chewoutloud

      You can definitely make these easy cupcakes 🙂 Enjoy, Shibani!

    • Courtney Blacher

    Thank you so much for this recipe! Can’t wait to make it. I think my family will love it.

      • chewoutloud

      you’re so welcome, courtney!

    • keisha1989

    This looks so delicious and i am not really a fan of cupcakes.

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks, Keisha! 🙂

    • Jojo Hua

    Mmmmm, these cakes all look so delicious! It’s making me hungry! I might have to try the Nutella one out!

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks, Jojo!

    • Ginger Mom

    These look delicious and I am not a cupcake fan. I am, however, a Nutella addict lol.

      • chewoutloud

      I know, who doesn’t like Nutella, right? 🙂

    • Karly

    A self frosting cupcake!? Miracles do happen! These are so genius- and look so delicious!

      • chewoutloud

      Aww, thank you, Karly!! 🙂

    • Techfern Websolutions

    Yummyyyy.. favourite Post. thanks for sharing !!

    • MomTraNeur

    Omg it looks so yummy! I have a sweet tooth and I love nutella! Will try this recipe. :)- Dae Nerys

      • chewoutloud

      Me too…sweet tooth + Nutella =

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