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Ferrero Rocher’s Heavenly Nutella & Devil’s Chocolate


Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting | URBAN BAKES

Oh Nutella, how I love you so.  You pick me up when I am down and within a matter of seconds, you’re the perfect quick fix I need, just a spoonful away.  You’re creamy hazelnut spread is heavenly on it’s own.  Pair it with devil’s chocolate and I’m grounded again-everything will be alright.

It’s amazing how chocolate can do this to some of us.  I keep a jar of Nutella as my emergency go-to but my willpower to resist the temptation of combining the three main components of this decadence weakened yesterday afternoon.  Trying very hard to avoid yet another chocolate recipe was impossible as I felt an overpowering urge to combine devil’s food chocolate cupcakes infused with Nutella and the Ferrero Rocher chocolates that have been resting on my countertop for the past month staring at me.Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting | URBAN BAKES

So for those of you who are not a fan of chocolate, I promise I’ll have something different for the next post.  I strongly believe by now I have gotten my chocolate fix out of the way (for now) especially after having one of these.

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting | URBAN BAKESI have a vague memory of how I came across the gold wrapped ball of Ferrero Rocher chocolates.  It must have been around the time I graduated high school and happened to have one in my hand.  I remember thinking how sophisticated the wrapping of this candy was and immediately thought it must have been expensive.

I may not remember how or even why I had it but one thing I will never forget was the euphoric feeling I had once I bit into it.  I thought I died and went to heaven.  Seriously!  I’m sure my eyes rolled to the back of my head.  Okay, maybe I’m giving its greatness a little too much credit here but I feel like I’ve been missing out on this all of these years.  And to think that I tried Nutella for the first time in my life about four years ago.  Let me say that again FOUR years ago!  Do you know how old I am?!

We won’t even go there about my age but I’m old enough to know and feel like I was deprived as a kid.  I guess I should thank my parents because if I had known, who knows what size pants I’d be wearing as a child.

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting | URBAN BAKESI usually like to bake everything from scratch to test my abilities in the kitchen.  But when you feel like you’re in dire need of a quick fix, a box of chocolate cake mix is helpful.  Nevertheless, if you want to make the cupcake portion from scratch, I have provided a link below to a previous recipe.

ENJOY!

Ingredients | URBAN BAKES

Hazelnut Devil’s Chocolate Cupcakes

Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 17 min | Total time: 40 min (including assembly) | Quantity: 24

Ingredients

  • One box of devil’s food chocolate cake mix along with required amounts of eggs, vegetable oil and water/milk (to make from scratch, see here)
  • 1/2 C hazelnut spread
  • 1/2 C hazelnuts, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare 24 cupcake wells with a gold paper baking cup as shown.
  2. Box version: combine all ingredients together and mix with a whisk until just combined.
  3. From scratch: directions found here adding hazelnut spread and nuts via fold method as step 5.
  4.  Pour batter into each baking cup approximately 1/2-3/4 full.  Bake for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Hazelnut (Nutella) Frosting

Prep time: 10 min | Yield: 6 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 C (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 C confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 C hazelnut spread
  • 2 T milk
  • 1 T hazelnut extract (optional)
  • 1/4 C hazelnuts, finely chopped (optional; used as a topping)
  • 24 Ferrero Rocher chocolates (optional; used as a topping)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix shortening and butter until light and fluffy.  *Note: If butter is too cold, microwave for 30 seconds to soften prior to mixing with shortening.
  2. Add sugar 1 cup at a time, scraping down sides of the bowl to ensure thorough mixing.
  3. Add hazelnut spread 1 cup at a time, scraping down sides of the bowl to ensure thorough mixing.  For extra hazelnut flavor, add in extract and mix.
  4. If frosting is too thick, add milk 1 tablespoon at a time to thin frosting.

Assembly

  1. Once cupcakes are cooled and frosting is made, spoon frosting into a pastry bag filling up to 3/4 full, twist bag at the top to close (this will prevent flow back) and cut the tip of the bag to the size you want to pipe round swirls.
  2. Immediately after frosting each cupcake, sprinkle with hazelnuts.
  3. For a more dramatic and bold finish, top each cupcake with a Ferrero Rocher chocolate. ENJOY!

Hazelnut Devil’s Chocolate Cupcakes and Hazelnut Frosting was created by URBAN BAKES.


7 Responses to Ferrero Rocher’s Heavenly Nutella & Devil’s Chocolate

  1. I love the fact that you put the little Ferrero stickers on the baking cups. Beautiful! And… I never had Nutella as a kid either. My mother thought it was just packed full of sugar…. which it is, but it’s also so, so delicious! Glad that we get to eat as much as we want now ;)

  2. Lol I feel the same way about Nutella and Ferrero Rocher as you do, Connie! Thankfully I wasn’t as deprived as you – we always had a box of these gold-wrapped nuggets of heaven every Christmas as a gift. Back then, they were only available at Christmas but now – we can indulge all.year.round. Sooooo dangerous! These cupcakes look incredible – I love how you used the gold cupcake liner to mimic the gold wrapping. And your photos and styling are awesome. Don’t apologize for chocolate overload – it’s usually what I gravitate to! You can never have enough.

    • Nancy you are soo so sweet! Thanks for the compliments on…everything! I tried really hard to get nice photos. Just bought a new camera so everything before the dog carob chip cookies, was with my iPhone. Still need practice but will get better in time (crossing fingers). And I had no idea these chocolates were only sold during Christmas back then! Maybe that’s another reason I wasn’t exposed to it. Whatever the case is, I’m glad it’s now available all year round!