Nutella Madness Cupcakes or Nutella Birthday Cake

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Updated on April 25th 2010....Nutella Birthday Cake, use same recipe below, just hollow out the middle of the bundt, fill, frost, spread some Nutella over the ganache and add candy topping!

I was inspired by my dear mom who loved hazelnuts, my grandmother, whose last name was Ferraro,(both long since have past on) and now my son Curt is a huge Nutella fan, and usually takes every jar he see's when visiting me. So this time this jar didn't get away.

So, here is goes, inside of this cupcake is a creamy Nutella filling, with crushed
hazelnuts, butter and rice krispie filling. The chocolate scratch cake is dark fudge. The topping is ganache with Ferraro Rocher crumbled on top. So you can see this isn't your average easy to name confection.

I cut open one of the cupcakes so you can see the rich decadent filling, with crushed hazelnuts and Nutella inside. A fluffy yet slightly crunchy delight.

The ganache with a semi sweet chocolate and heavy cream is smooth and delicious on top.

Who could go wrong with this wonderful delicious candy!

Ganache at its finest....I used Lindt Chocolate for this.

Take a sharp knife and cut a round circle in each center to fill each cupcake with filling

I used a baby teaspoon to fill each one which was easier to fill, or you can use a parchment bag and fill each one.

The filling is light but dense with flavor!

The dark chocolate cupcakes are a perfect match for this hazelnut filling and ganache topping.

8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
2 ounces good grade bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup dutch style processed cocoa
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 cup sour cream

heat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard-sized muffin pan.
Combine butter, chocolate, and cocoa in medium heatproof bowl. Microwave till melted and smooth, about 1 minute. Set aside to cool, to luke warm.
Stir in flour, baking soda, and baking powder in small bowl to combine.
Beat eggs in bowl. Add sugar, vanilla, and salt,beat till fluffy. Add cooled chocolate mixture and beat until well combined. Add flour and sour cream beat till everything is well combined.

Cool cupcakes in muffin pan on wire rack until cool enough to handle, about 15 minutes. Cut centers out, fill with filling below. Top with ganache frosting. Crumble Ferarro Rocher Candy on top of ganache.
4 tablespoons softened butter
1/2 cup of chopped hazelnuts and 1/2 cup whole ones for the top of the cupcakes 1/2 cup of Nutella
1 1/2 cups of rice krispies crushed or put in food processor 30 to 40 seconds
2 to 3 tablespoon of heavy cream
1 cup of confectionery sugar
Mix butter and Nutella together until well blended. Add confectionery sugar rice krispies, mix together and add the heavy cream until a smooth filling not running but thick and spoonable. Fill hollowed out cupcakes with the filling.

Ganache Topping
2 cups of semi sweet good grade chocolate
3/4 cup of heavy cream
Heat cream in microwave till boiling, remove add chips keep stirring until chips are all melted. If you want this to be a more like just frosting, cool for 20 minutes before spreading, otherwise I put this on while hot and let it drip down the sides.
Add crushed Ferarro Rocher candies on the top of the cupcakes after you have put the ganache on them.


  1. claudia,are delicious your cupcakes!
    and the name proposed by me:
    delice au chocolat

  2. @alison ooo so elegant a name! thank you alison!

  3. Looks amazing. How about Crunchy Ferrero Cupcake since Nutella also comes from Ferrero?

  4. A very delicious yummy chocolaty cup cakes. Hard to resist!
    My name suggestion is -
    Curteous Cup Cakes
    I hope your son will like it.

  5. @Ruth like that!
    @alwayswinner786 I am sure he will love it,thats cute!

  6. Very Irresistible Ferraro - I can just imagine how fantastic they must taste...

  7. Very delicious!
    My name is Paradise Cupcakes.

  8. They are too delicious to be nameless. Poor babies! But am not good at the naming, so will leave that to the experts.

  9. Just a little too busy wanting to eat them to try and think of a name. Umm....Heavenly maybe :)
    Wasn't it the Greek gods that dropped those Ferrero Roche candies from the heavens?

  10. To tell you the truth- I like what you have come up with No Name Chocolate Cupcakes... They're too good to be tied down to one name or definition!


  11. Such yumilicious cupcakes! I shall name them "Chococup Rocher"! What do you think?

  12. Holy cow these look decadent! I love Nutella! Any chance you can FedEx a few morsels to NYC ;) ???

    Name suggestion: The Legendary. Because it is ;)

  13. Curt's Sinful Cupcakes - after tasting these, it would be a crime for him to take away your Nutella ... fantastic cupcakes...

  14. I always have trouble coming up with names for my dishes! How about Hazelnut Ferrero Cupcakes?

  15. how about the Ooey-Gooey Crispy-Crunchy Chocolate Hazelnut Love Cupcake!

    Not short but descriptive

  16. Yummy chocolate deliciousness! Seriously, these look amazing!

  17. Nonna Ferraros' Hazelnutella Tortes!

  18. Nonna Ferraros Hazelnutella Naughties!

  19. Hazelnut-Chocolate Ferrero Cupcake. By the way, my father's side of the family is of Italian descent with the last name of Ferrada. We might be long lost distant cousins! :)

  20. I would just call them Nutella Madness cupcakes lol

  21. What a combination, I love it!

    How about Ferrero's Masterpiece Cupcakes?


    I thought Ferrero-Rocherous Cupcakes could also be appropriate since the suffix "ous" means full of, abounding, etc.

  22. The real Death by Chocolate (Cup)cake

  23. I like Kathy Gori's best. Here is my imput for what it is worth...

    Ferra-Rocher Choco Hazel-Nutella Cupa-cake


  24. Gorgeous and delicious! Name it after your grandmother!

  25. How about La Bomba Cioccolata de Ferraro? (As long as I'm correct and that means Ferraro's Chocolate Bomb?)

  26. Dear Claudia!
    Bonjour et bonne Annee!

    I suppose that I don't come with a name, you will hate French people for ever! LOL
    Aright, I have two names in mind. They are very simple and macho!

    1) English: Rocks in the Dark
    (Rock for Rocher, Dark for dark chocolate)

    2) French: (delice au chocolat, unfortunately is found everywhere here in Japan!) Maman Rocher (Mummy Rock!)

    And don't start hitting me with your spatula!LOL

    Best regards,

    PS: Thinking of your Foodbuzz Profile Name, Pegasus Legend, I've got pegasuses somewhere in my fantasy blog at

  27. Wow these are all fabulous names you have submitted I am going to have to put them all in a hat and doing a drawing they are who wonderful,...thank you all for your suggestions!!!!! I love them all!!!!!!!!

  28. Your killing me with these fabulous desserts, I mean really! Jeez, I'm gonna have dreams about this one. Nutella, hazelnuts, and chocolate.. well that's just heaven. Can't wait to see the name.

  29. I can't - I can't see these sweet chocolatey images of the cupcakes with ganache more Ferraro Rocher crumbled on top!!
    I'm having heart palpitations with this enticing creation!!

    Name: Chocolatey-Jump of Joy Cupcakes



  30. This looks so rich & decadent! Can anyone whose new year resolution to lose weight keep to it? I will just give in :D Blessed are those who eat and never gain weight...they should go for lots of these!!

  31. OMG, these cupcakes are decadence at its very best. No matter what you call them, I want one...NOW!!!

  32. I know a name, call it impossible to resist. ;-)

  33. These cupcakes look fabulous and Nutella Madness is a great name for them! Excellent!

  34. Girlfriend - -you need to start your own catering business! I adore this cupcake - -too bad my daughters are dieting now ---but I'll buy a dozen if and when you want to start selling them ok?

  35. Chocolate Decadence Cupcakes. I love the look of those little delicacies.

  36. That looks super yummy! I'm obsessed with nutella. Can't ever get my fingers out from the jar.

  37. I'm pretty sure I just gained weight looking at these! YUM!!!