Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

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These I suspect are going to become a new favourite of mine. They are perfect for the decadence of the holiday season: stuffed with Ferrero Rocher chocolates, with a Nutella buttercream frosting. Who could possibly so no to that?

This recipe comes courtesy the obviously extremely talented Curvy Carrot. I have so much fun looking at cupcake blogs nowadays, it’s becoming a bit like an addiction. An addiction that is very dangerous to my waistline.

In order to make these cupcakes gluten-free (I made two separate batches), I filled the centre with a generous dollop of Nutella instead of a Ferrero Rocher, and I used gluten-free flour.

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Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup sugar

3 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup sour cream

For the filling:

12 Ferrero Rocher candies, unwrapped

For the frosting:

3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

6 cups icing sugar

1/3 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup Nutella

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For the cupcakes: preheat the over to 350F. Line a cupcake pan with the liners of your choice.

In medium bowl, whisk together cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt.

In separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about two minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla.

Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the flour mixture in two batches, alternating with sour cream and beginning and ending with flour.

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Divide the batter evenly into your prepared cupcake pan.

Lightly press a Ferrero Rocher candy into the centre of each cupcake.

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Bake the cupcakes until a tester inserted into the centre (around the candy) comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes.

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For the frosting: Beat the butter until smooth and creamy, about two minutes. With the mixer speed on low, slowly and gradually add the icing sugar, mixing until combined.

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Add the remaining ingredients, adjusting to taste, and mix until smooth.

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