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Island Bites: Vanilla Cupcakes with Nutella filling and Nutella Buttercream


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This is the perfect recipe for nutella lovers. The vanilla cupcakes are light and fluffy and filled with delicious nutella. But that's not all! The cupcakes are frosted with a creamy nutella buttercream.

Vanilla Cupcakes

Cook Time

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30 min

15 min

45 min

About 12 cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. With the mixer on low speed, add the eggs, 1 at a time. Add the vanilla extract and oil. Mix well.
  3. Add flour in three parts alternately with the milk in two parts, beginning and ending with flour Mix until just combined.
  4. Fill the cupcakes liners about 1/2 full. Bake at 350 for 13 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick tester comes out clean. Cool the cupcakes completely.
  5. To fill the cupcakes, add nutella to a piping bag with a bismarck tip. Insert the tip in the center of the cupcake and fill it with nutella. If you don't have the tip, you could use a paring knife to cut a cone-shaped circle from the top of the cupcake. Spoon a dollop of nutella into the cupcake and put the top back.


  • 1 cup sugar, sifted
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup self-rising flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup milk, room temperature
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil
  • Nutella, room temperature

How to fill a cupcake


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and Nutella until combined.
  2. Slowly add in powder sugar and continue creaming until light and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla extract and milk. Increase speed and beat until smooth.

Nutella Buttercream


  • 1 stick of butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup nutella (or more, if you'd like)
  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • 1 tbs milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

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IslandBites (author) from Puerto Rico on December 08, 2013:

Thank you, Thief!

Carlo Giovannetti from Puerto Rico on December 08, 2013:

Nice! Voted Up.

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IslandBites (author) from Puerto Rico on September 22, 2013:

Thanks, Crafty!

CraftytotheCore on September 22, 2013:

My children love nutella. I never thought to decorate a cupcake with it. Great tips!

IslandBites (author) from Puerto Rico on September 15, 2013:

I appreciate your comment, Phyllis! I hope you like it.

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on September 15, 2013:

I have read a lot of articles/recipes with mention of nutella and with this hub I am so ready to try it now because of your recipe. Thank you!

IslandBites (author) from Puerto Rico on September 15, 2013:

Thank you, midget!

Michelle Liew from Singapore on September 15, 2013:

A lovely cupcake recipe! Delicious and shared!

IslandBites (author) from Puerto Rico on September 12, 2013:

Thanks for stopping by, epbooks!

Elizabeth Parker from Las Vegas, NV on September 12, 2013:

I don't know how I missed this one, but...ohhh how delicious looking! Great job here.

IslandBites (author) from Puerto Rico on September 12, 2013:

Thanks, rajan!

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 12, 2013:

The cup cakes look very inviting. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Voted up and rated 5 stars.

IslandBites (author) from Puerto Rico on September 11, 2013:

Thanks, Mike! It is so good.

Mike Robbers from London on September 11, 2013:

Looks delicious especially the nutella butter cream! Great recipe!

IslandBites (author) from Puerto Rico on September 09, 2013:

I appreciate your comment, thanks!

Tirralan Watkins from Los Angeles, CA on September 09, 2013:

IslandBites, you've written another great cupcake recipe. Your cupcake photos are always so inviting. Thanks for sharing!

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