As it was my boyfriend’s birthday a while ago and he goes a liiittle crazy over Nutella, I wanted it to be the main ingredient in the cupcakes I wanted to make for one of his gifts. However, they turned out to have so much Nutella in them that the texture is more brownie-like, so I fittingly named them Brownie Cakes. As you can see from the title, they also only require four ingredients! And that’s including the frosting. How great is that? Seeing as I used an entire big jar of Nutella though, I would definitely not call these healthy. But let’s be real… guys don’t care about that. Am I right? (Yeah, I’m right.)
This recipe was originally found here. It says it yields about 28 mini cupcakes, but I got 35.
- 2 1/2 cups Nutella
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 8 oz cream cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 F and place cupcake liners in mini cupcake pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs.
- Add 1 1/2 cups of Nutella to bowl, and mix until smooth and creamy.
- Add the flour and stir mixture well.
- Pour batter into cupcake liners.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes.
For the frosting, combine remaining 1 cup of Nutella and cream cheese in a bowl and mix well. Make sure the Brownie Cakes are cooled well before piping the frosting on top! I added chocolate sprinkles because if you’re gonna bake yummy Nutella cupcakes and have Nutella frosting, why not top it off with more chocolatey goodness?!Tip: Make your own cute flags! I cut up Post-it notes, glued them on toothpicks and wrote the letters on them.And lastly, some extra hearts for cuteness. ;)
I have so many ideas and good recipes planned and will start posting more regularly now, so get ready!