11.30.2012

Soul-Endangering Nutella Cupcakelets

Mali's week of 8th birthday festivities came to a close today, with two parties: one in her class, the other her "real" birthday party at a jumpy house palace. For the latter, she chose a Costco cake (score! from a labor perspective); for the former, she requested Nutella cupcakes. Um. OK. Commence Internet research.

The mini-cupcakes I ended up making (and which had folks on their knees) drew on three components:
  1. An appreciation for the nom nom ease of yellow cake mix. 
  2. A realization that full-size Nutella cupcakes would be sugar WMDs. They'd take the tops off Mali's classmates' heads.
  3. A preference for speedy buttercream frosting as opposed to finickier double-boiler options
You want to make them too? Well then:

Get some yellow cake mix. (Oh, come on. Yellow cake mix rocks.) Mix it up. Make mini-cupcakes with it. I recommend a barely-oiled silicone mold or cupcakelet papers.

When your bitty cupcakes are cooked and cooled, cut a divot from each top:


Fill each divot with Nutella
(Quarter is for size context,
divot cribbed from Baked-In.com)


Top with Kitchen Treaty's shockingly straightforward Fluffy Nutella Buttercream frosting.


Hold cupcakes in front of you while proferring, or put on a table and stand back. You don't want to get trampled. These bites are amazing.

Irony: Mali didn't like them. But she likes nothing except quesadillas, fresh blueberries, and Nutella from the source, so.

Please share and enjoy and consider yourself warned.

3 comments:

  1. Think I'll make these for Lydia's 8th birthday too. (I always copy your b-day ideas; Ella had the rainbow cupcakes the year Zelly did....). Happy Birthday to your baby girl!

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  2. One of the reasons we have friends is to use their brains as peripheral hard drives. I love it when you do the thinking for me, too. Hope Miss Lydia's day is the best. xo

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  3. Made these for my daughter's birthday Friday and was happy to be home alone to eat all the extra frosting. YUM!! Thanks for sharing.

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