Pumpkin Nutella Cupcakes

It is fall here at the farm and the pumpkins are glowing in the field.  We must have about three thousand pumpkins right now.  They are slowly finding new homes and hopefully we will have plenty left for the annual pumpkin carving the Saturday before Halloween.

Field of Pumpkins

I have been planning to do some pumpkin recipes and was excited to learn that the Cupcake Hero ingredient was pumpkin this month.  My first instinct was chocolate and pumpkin but I have seen so many chocolate chip pumpkin cupcakes lately that I want to put a different spin on it.  Then it hit me….Nutella!

This is my new favorite cupcakes ever.  They are moist and pumpkiny with a surprise hit of Nutella in the middle and a Cream Cheese Nutella frosting.  The pumpkin and Nutella go together really well, the hazelnut flavor really compliments the pumpkin and of course chocolate makes everything better.

Pumpkin Nutella Cupcakes

Pumpkin Nutella Cupcakes

3 Tbsp milk

1 cup oil

1 can pumpkin

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups sugar

2 1/2 cups white wheat or all-purpose flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup Nutella

Pre-heat the oven to 350*F.  Line two muffin tins with paper liners.  Mix together the milk, oil, pumpkin and vanilla.  Sift together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just mixed.  Put two tablespoons of batter in the bottom of each muffin cup.  In the center of each cup drop one teaspoon of Nutella and then top with an additional two tablespoons of batter.  Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool in pan for five minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.  Makes 24 cupcakes.

Cream Cheese Nutella Frosting

1 8oz package of Cream Cheese

2/3 cups Nutella

Beat cream cheese and Nutella together until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.  Use a pastry bag or a sandwich bag with the corner cut off to frost the top of your cupcakes.  I tried to make little witches hats in honor of Halloween on my cupcakes.  Make about 1 2/3 cups frosting, enough for 24 cupcakes.

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6 Responses

  1. these sound amazing!

  2. I cannot wait to make these! Pumpkin and nutella have to be 2 of my most favorite flavors! They look delicious!

  3. I found you! I think I may have to make these before the brownies though. I adore anything pumpkin and Nutella is up there too!

  4. Isn’t this just a match made in cupcake heaven.

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