#18: Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

In September, I started a cupcake adventure. If you haven't read about it yet, you can do so here. ***

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I had no idea how much people love this stuff:

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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.

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Meanwhile, my electric mixer was in the business of creaming butter and sugar.

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Next came the glorious Nutella spread.

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Yummy, chocolatey, hazelnutty batter.

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Muffin papers were filled 2/3 full.

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After being baked, the cupcakes had the most perfect, brownie-like texture...

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...though they did expand past their cups a bit.

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Nothing a star of Nutella can't fix! :)

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YUM-O!!