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Hazelnut Cupcakes


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Serves 12 | Prep Time 15 | Cook Time 20

Ingredients

100g plain flour
20g cocoa powder
140g caster sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
a pinch of salt
40g butter, at room temp.
120ml milk (the recipe said whole milk, but I just used semi and they turned out okay!)
1 egg
120g nutella
chopped hazelnuts to decorate

For the icing

250g icing sugar
80g butter, at room temp
25 ml milk
80g nutella


Preheat the oven to gas 3/170c/325f


Put the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter in a bowl and mix together. You can use an electric hand whisk for this. It should be a slightly sandy/grainy texture


Pour the milk into the mixture and mix. Then add the egg and beat until it's all incorporated.


Spoon the mixture into cupcakes cases in a muffin tin, filling to about halfway or 2/3 full. They rise quite a bit. Bake for 15-20 minutes.


Leave to cool completely, then cut out a little circle in the cupcake. Pop the loose piece of cake out, insert a dollop of nutella, then put the cake piece back ontop so you have a filled cupcake.


For the icing:


Mix all the above ingredients together until incorporated and continue mixing for about 5 minutes. The more mixing, the fluffier the icing! Use a palette knife to ice the cupcakes, then sprinkle with a bit of chopped hazelnut. Enjoy! (I did, as you can see!)


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Notes

This recipe is from the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook and it was the first thing I tried from it. It's a chocolate hazelnut recipe for cupcakes. It is so delicious! It has a dollop of nutella in the centre, the cake is wonderfully moist and light and the icing is just perfect.

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