Vanilla and Chocolate Cupcakes topped with a Nutella Buttercream plus a giveaway for my fifth blogiversary!
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Today, Tara’s Multicultural Table turns five years old and I am celebrating with these Nutella Buttercream Cupcakes. As a thank you to all of my readers, I am also hosting a giveaway with a few of my favorite products from this year.
I love reviewing cookbooks and so far one of my favorites for 2017 is Bangkok by Leela Punyaratabandhu. The photography is just beautiful and all the recipes I tried are so full of flavor. You can find my review for the book here. I have been experimenting with making my own homemade chocolates and used the tiered square and candy bar molds to make these Strawberry Balsamic Chocolates for last Valentine’s Day. More recently, I used the Neko Kao Onigiri Set to create a cat-themed bento and bought a second set to give one of you!
To go along with the 5th blogiversary giveaway, I made cupcakes with one of my favorite flavors, Nutella. To keep the focus on the Nutella, I paired the buttercream simply with plain vanilla (and a few chocolate) cupcakes. For even more flavor, you can also use banana-based cupcakes as the base.
I made most of the cupcakes vanilla due to personal preference, but also mixed in a little cocoa powder into the last few scoopfuls of batter to make a few chocolate ones for the kids.
For the giveaway:
In celebration of my 5th blogiversary, I am giving away a Neko Kao Onigiri Set, Chocolate Bar Mold, Tiered Square Chocolate Mold, and a copy of the cookbook, Bangkok, to one reader. Retail value is $66.28.
Giveaway Entry Rules: Enter the giveaway below to win the Neko Kao Onigiri Set, two chocolate molds, and Bangkok cookbook. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years or older and reside in the continental United States. The giveaway will open on Monday, October 30th, 2017 and close on Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST. One winner will be randomly chosen from the comments via Rafflecopter and contacted via the email. The number of eligible entries received determine the odds of winning. You will have 24 hours to respond via email or another comment will be randomly chosen. Void where prohibited by law.
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Nutella Buttercream Cupcakes Recipe
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/3 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Cocoa powder (optional)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup Nutella
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoons milk
To make the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350˚F and line muffin tins with liners.
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then the egg yolk. Mix in half the all-purpose flour and baking powder until just incorporated. Mix in the sour cream and water until just combined, then the remaining flour. Stir in the vanilla extract, then divide the batter among prepared muffin tins.
If desired, slowly add cocoa powder to remaining mixture to create a chocolate batter.
Bake the cupcakes in preheated oven until set and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 20-23 minutes. Cool in the tins for 5 minutes before removing the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool to room temperature.
To make the Nutella Buttercream: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment or a large bowl, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Slowly beat in the Nutella, powdered sugar, then vanilla extract and milk.
Transfer to a piping bag fitted with desired tip and pipe onto cooled, room temperature cupcakes. If desired, top with sprinkles.