Gg’s Simple Chocolate Cupcake With Nutella Butter Cream (2)

An easy all in one bowl chocolate cupcake recipe paired with a luscious, sinful Nutella butter cream frosting simply spread on and decorated with mini marshmallows.

Simple Chocolate Cupcake (2) Recipe:
(yields 20-24 cupcakes)


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coffee powder/ granules
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons of Nutella
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Pre-heat oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners; set aside.
  2. Sift cocoa powder into a measuring cup, add coffee powder and warm water. Stir to combine into a smooth paste. Leave to cool.
  3. Sift together flour, baking soda and baking powder into a large bowl. Add sugar and salt. Stir to mix.
  4. Add buttermilk, eggs, oil, and vanilla  to the cocoa and coffee mixture, stir to combine.
  5. Add wet mixture to dry mixture. Using handheld electric mixer on the lowest setting, mix until smooth, 1 – 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl to assure batter is well mixed.
  6. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Bake until tops spring back when touched, about 20 minutes. Do not open oven door while cupcakes are cooking. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely


Nutella Butter Cream Recipe:


  • 1 /2 stick salted butter 
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • As much Nutella as you like


  1. In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, cream the butter , icing sugar, pure vanilla extract and Nutella until light and fluffy using the lowest setting to begin, gradually moving it up to the highest setting. About 5 minutes.
  2. For a stiffer frosting, add more icing sugar.

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