Monday, June 27, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nutella Cupcakes

Have you ever had nutella?  If not, you're missing out!  Nutella is a spread made with hazelnuts and chocolate, and is delicious.

That being said, when I was running low on peanut butter, it was a natural substitute for the frosting!  Not having to run to the store at 9:30 at night?  Awesome.  Discovering Peanut Butter Nutella Buttercream?  Even better!

This delectable frosting topped some dark chocolate cupcakes and I garnished it with a mini peanut butter cup.

Peanut Butter Nutella Buttercream
adapted from Wilton

1/3 cup butter (softened)
1/3 cup shortening 
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup Nutella
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
4-6 tbsp milk or heavy cream

Add butter and shortening to bowl of stand mixer and cream until smooth and fluffy. Next, add the peanut butter, nutella, and vanilla, and mix until well combined.  Scrape the sides of the bowl down and mix again.  Add the powdered sugar slowly, about a cup at a time;  the icing will look very dry.  Begin adding the milk/cream 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached, then beat until light and fluffy.  


Jennifer (mt) :) said...

You just found the key to my sweet tooth! I'll definitely have to try this!

Sweet as Coco said...

Looks great Dana!!! I love the combination of flavors!!!