In September, I started a cupcake adventure. If you haven't read about it yet, you can do so here. ***
From the moment I mentioned that I was going to be making Chocolate Hazelnut cupcakes, I got several emails from friends and family offering to take them off my hands. Who knew Nutella had such power?!
To make the cupcakes, I first mixed the dry ingredients.
Meanwhile, my electric mixer was in the business of creaming butter and sugar.
Next came the glorious Nutella spread.
Yummy, chocolatey, hazelnutty batter.
Muffin papers were filled 2/3 full.
After being baked, the cupcakes had the most perfect, brownie-like texture...
...though they did expand past their cups a bit.
Nothing a star of Nutella can't fix! :)