White Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting & a Guest Post

Hi Guys!  I recently wrote a guest post for Liz at Blog is the New Black featuring these white chocolate cupcakes with Nutella buttercream frosting.  Head over to her website to take a look!!!!

Also, please don’t forget to stop by Steph’s Bite By Bite on Monday, January 31st for her online bake sale!!!  Steph is running a marathon to help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Online bidding for a vast array of delicious goodies (including my Nutella & Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake) will begin on January 31.  Be sure to check out Steph’s online bake sale!

Cupcake Ingredients: (adapted from Bon Appétit)

  • 8 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup canned, unsweetened coconut milk
  • 3 large egg whites, at room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F and line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. In a small saucepan, simmer water and place a bowl with white chocolate over, stirring until melted.
  3. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Using an electric mixer, beat sugar, butter, and vanilla until blended. Add hot white chocolate to sugar mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Add flour mixture in 3 additions alternately with coconut milk in 2 additions, beating to combine.
  6. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form and gently fold into the batter in 3 additions.
  7. Divide batter among muffin cups (about 1/4 cup each).
  8. Bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
  9. Cool completely before frosting.

Nutella Buttercream Frosting:

  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup Nutella
  • 2-3 tbsp whipping cream

Frosting Directions:

  1. In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter on low speed until well blended, then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
  2. Add vanilla, Nutella, and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute, adding more cream if needed for piping consistency.
  3. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes.


Filed under Baked Goods, Desserts

26 responses to “White Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting & a Guest Post

  1. Hi Kara! I’m new to your blog today and I love the recipes with nutella!

    I’ve made nutella won tons. You use 1 wonton sheet, a few slices of banana, 1 dollup of nutella. Fold and saute in a small saucepan with a little butter until its browned on both sides. Serve with ice cream or sprinkle with powdered sugar. It’s so good!

    I’d like to ask you if you could help me with a project I am working on for eKwipper (www.ekwipper.com). Can you e-mail when you get a chance, and I’ll give you the details?

    My e-mail is slim-shoppin@comcast.net

    Thanks so much

  2. Nutella anything is good in my book 🙂 Love these cupcakes and your guest post!

  3. Lovely recipe. Delicious and easy. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Tes

    Nutella frosting sounds so amazing! It the kind of frosting that my family love. I defintely have to try this 🙂

  5. Those cupcakes are delicious! I can’t wait to make that frosting – we buy nutella by the gallon! 🙂

  6. This looks wonderful! Adding coconut milk is something I’d to try and just love the frosting …

  7. Looks very yummy! Love coconut milk and nutella in it.

  8. Yum! This combination sounds amazing! I’m loving all these nutella recipes these days!

  9. These sound really wonderful. I really like the food and recipes you feature on your blog. I love to visit here and see what you’ve been baking. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  10. Will you come to my house and bake these for me? Please!! I’ll make coffee, tea, and stuffed cookies 🙂

    These look so delish! That frosting is calling my name

  11. I love seeing nutella in a frosting. It sounds absolutely divine.

  12. Love Nutella! That is a nice swirl you’ve got going on too!

  13. I really need to go buy a new jar of nutella.. these cupcakes look fabulous!

  14. Oh Kara! You are killing me with all of these delicious Nutella recipes! I love it!! These cupcakes are seriously calling my name…I wish I had one right now! 🙂

  15. That sounds incredible…what great flavors, especially the nutella. YUM

  16. Ohhh….these look wonderful! I am so happy to have found your blog..it’s awesome!! You will be all set for world nutella day with all these great recipes! The cupcakes look amazingly good!

  17. You had me at Nutella! With this Nutella phase all over the blog world it’s amazing I haven’t put stock in Nutella yet. Beautiful picture!

  18. Yay more Nutella! That frosting sounds killer!

  19. These cupcakes look super yummy! I wish I had one to eat right now. 🙂

  20. Ang

    I wish I had some Nutella. I think my daughters babysitter has been sneaking spoon fulls while I’m gone:) These cupcakes look fantastic.

  21. What beautiful cupcakes! these look amazing and delicious!

  22. WOW. Nutella and white chocolate?! That make me drool. Your cupcakes look and sound amazing, great job!

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