Brownie Cupcakes with Hazelnut Buttercream Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Brownie Cupcakes with Hazelnut Buttercream Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Brownie Cupcakes with Hazelnut Buttercream

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"These easy brownies are loaded with chopped hazelnuts, then they're topped with swirls of creamy chocolate-hazelnut frosting."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper baking cups. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions using oil, water and eggs. Stir in 1/2 cup of chopped hazelnuts. Fill baking cups 3/4 full.
  2. Bake 30 to 32 minutes or until centers are set. Cool 2 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on wire racks.
  3. For Frosting: Beat shortening, butter and chocolate hazelnut spread in a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, salt and 1 tablespoon of milk. Beat slowly until combined. Beat on high, 3 to 5 minutes, adding an additional 1 tablespoon milk at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
  4. Frost cupcakes by placing frosting into corner of resealable plastic bag. Cut 1/2-inch off corner of bag. Starting at outside edge, work in circular motion to build up frosting moving towards center, creating a swirl effect. Sprinkle with reserved chopped hazelnuts.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 35 mins
  • READY IN 50 mins
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Reviews More Reviews

Dec 14, 2012

I just made these last night and I think they are fantastic. I love hazelnuts and I love Nutella, so it was the perfect recipe for me. I doubled the batch and it made more than 24, and I also ground up the hazelnuts, since I don't love taking a big bite of a cupcake and getting a huge piece of nut. I added a little but more Nutella to the frosting, and the frosting is truly creamy...the best buttercream I've ever made. A very good recipe! It's the perfect combo...the cupcake tastes like a brownie and the frosting balances out the heaviness of the brownie!

 
Nov 11, 2012

I just used the frosting recipe for a hazelnut brown recipe I had and it is amazing. It is so smooth and creamy and deliciously chocolate.

 

8 Ratings

Nov 10, 2012

I like these brownie cupcakes a lot. I think I went a lil over board with the nutella, i put a scoop in the batter as well. A little goes a long way with that nutella, I think Ill skip putting nutella in the batter next time. Overall they turned out nicely.

 
Sep 01, 2013

I only made the frosting, but it's to die for! It's light, creamy, and not too sweet. I've never been a big Nutella fan, but had a jar sitting there and thought that I'd try this frosting. It's definitely one that I'll make again. I doubled the recipe to frost a cake. There was a little left over, but I'm sure that it won't go to waste.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 483 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 57.2 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 28.6 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 214 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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