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Christmas recipe

Hazelnut cupcakes with Nutella®

A tiny little cake for a great Christmas

Cupcakes are also known as fairy cakes, due to their tiny measures and their artistic look. Can you resist when you find a cupcake in front of you, filled with Nutella and topped with merengue? We bet you’ll feel like you have no other option than taste it. 

1 h 20 min
Hazelnut cupcakes | Nutella


For the cupcakes:

110g soft butter

220g granulated sugar

2 eggs

120g ground hazelnuts

115g flour

½ teaspoons (2g) baking powder

a pinch of salt

120ml whole milk

150g Nutella®

For the meringue:

2 egg whites

185g granulated sugar

50g water


Hazelnut cupcakes 1 | Nutella

For the cupcakes:
Preheat the oven to 170°C (340°F) and position the baking rack in the middle of the oven.
With a whisk, cream the butter and the sugar for 5 minutes. Then mix the eggs and the ground hazelnuts in.
In another bowl, sift together the flour, the baking powder and the salt then fold in the butter and egg mixture until just combined

Hazelnut cupcakes 2 | Nutella

Spoon the batter into 10 muffin paper cups and bake for 20-25 minutes, (or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean)
Let the cupcakes cool down on a wire rack 

Hazelnut cupcakes 3 | Nutella

Using a small knife, cut the top of each cupcake and spoon out a little bit of the crumb (you will use as cupcake lid later)
With a piping bag, fill each cupcake with 15g of Nutella® and top with the lid

Hazelnut cupcakes 4 | Nutella

For the meringue:
In a small pan, heat 150g of sugar and the water until it reaches 118° C (245° F)
In the meantime, whisk the egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer, gradually adding 35g of sugar until soft peaks form
Once the sugar syrup reaches 118° C (245° F), turn up the speed of the mixer and pour the syrup along the sides of the bowl. Continue whisking until the bowl sides are barely warm

Hazelnut cupcakes 5 | Nutella

Fill a piping bag with the meringue and pipe it on top of the cupcakes

Hazelnut cupcakes 6 | Nutella

Caramelize the meringue using a blow torch or, alternatively, under the oven broiler set at the highest temperature

Sustainable palm oil in Nutella
Good to know

Our palm oil is 100% RSPO certified sustainable and traceable and we are committed to no deforestation.

Sustainable cocoa in Nutella
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All the cocoa we buy comes from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.

Upcycling Nutella jar
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Uhm, while preparing this recipe did you finish your Nutella® jar? You can upcycle it!

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