GiG Spotlight #4: Come Bake With Me

GIG Baking Spotlight

Hi all, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. We’ve had beautiful sunshine the whole weekend here in Linz it has been pure bliss! I can’t remember the last time I saw the sun, I can feel spring will soon be upon us 🙂

As some of you may know, myself and 6 other beautiful ladies from the blogosphere founded the Girls Inspired Group blogging community late last year.

To support our GIG members, to get their blogs out there and showcase their creativity both in writing and design, we have launched a concept called  GiG Spotlight which we run regularly.

I am so excited to be hosting the 4th GIG Spotlight: Come Bake With Me – Share with us your favourite recipe, along with my co-host the beautiful and talented Jessica of Jessiker Bakes. We will be running this spotlight from the 4th – 17th March and anyone is welcome to join us, all details can be found here.

So what’s my favourite I hear you ask?

Well for those of you who have been following me you will have noticed that my favourite recipe is non other than Nutella Cupcakes. I have made them for different occasions and they have always been a great hit with everyone and they still are a regular request.

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Nutella Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream

Recipe adapted from Good Life Eats

For the Cupcakes (makes approx 16):
1/3 cup Nutella
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1  tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 large eggs
3/4 cups sugar
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/4 cups buttermilk

Method:

Line your cupcake pan. Set aside. Preheat oven to 180C.

Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar for 5 minutes, until it is pale and thick. Add in the butter. Mix until combined. Add in the nutella. Now, add in the buttermilk. Beat until well incorporated.

Add the flour mixture in 3 increments and beat until smooth. Divide batter into the cupcake tins. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Do not over-bake. Remove from oven and let cool completely before frosting.

Nutella Buttercream

250 grams butter
2 – 3 cups sifted powered sugar,
1 tablespoon milk
1/3 cup nutella

Whip the butter till creamy.

Beat in the sifted sugar, milk and sugar.

Continue whipping till all ingredients have combined and it has reached a consistency you are happy to pipe with.

If it is too thick add in a little milk, if it is too wet add in more sugar.

Whip till smooth and combined.

Use the buttercream immediately or refrigerate till ready to use. If you do refrigerate the buttercream you will need to allow the butter to soften slightly and beat once more before piping.

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There you have it, my favourite recipe – yummy, scrumptious Nutella Cupcakes.

I hope you will join me in this fun and delicious GiG Baking Spotlight 🙂

Links to my other Nutella Cupcakes

Vaniella Cupcakes and Nutella Buttercream Frosting, Nutella Cupcakes with Triple Cream Cheese, Lets tee off………Fore!!!, Black and Gold Wedding Cupcakes, Mario Brothers Cake & The Cupcake Gang, Life Radio, The Charmed Cupcake Hits News Stands, Nutella Cupcakes and Much More

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