These were a little kitchen experiment for my friend Amy and I and we really weren’t sure how they would turn out but sometimes that’s all part of the fun. They were actually really good so I thought I would blog them for you this morning.
We wanted to incorporate melted kinder chocolate into the recipe but we weren’t sure how that would effect the cake batter or if it would burn, so as you can see from the picture we just did this with half and left the other half as a plain vanilla cupcake (just in case.) However they were really yummy and still moist even with the chocolate swirl, the ultimate comfort food and chocolate lovers’ cupcake…
100g softened butter
125g caster sugar
125g self-raising flour
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 small bars of kinder chocolate, melted (optional)
For the icing
100g softened butter
225g icing sugar
1 tablespoon Nutella
A splash of milk, if needed
3 Kinder bueno bars, to decorate
1) Preheat the oven to Fan 160 and line a 12 hole muffin tray
2) Put all the ingredients, besides the chocolate, into a large mixing bowl and beat until you have a pale mixture that is light and evenly combined
3) Melt the chocolate and then drizzle into the cake mixture, creating a marble effect with either a small spoon or pallet knife
4) Transfer the mixture into the cupcake cases and bake for 20-25 minutes, until they spring back when you touch them and when a skewer or knife comes out clean.
5) To make the buttercream, beat the butter for 2-3 minutes until it looks much paler in colour, then gradually add in the icing sugar until you have a light and fluffy buttercream. If the mixture is a bit stiff, add a splash of milk. Then stir in the Nutella.
6) Conveniently, Kinder Bueno are already in 4 pieces so simply break up three bars and top each cupcake with a piece.
If you aren’t a fan of Nutella or you don’t want a cupcake or icing that is too chocolatey, I would suggest finding some hazelnut essence at your local supermarket so they still have a taste of Kinder Bueno. Or you could drizzle the melted bueno over the vanilla icing once you have decorated the cake, which I would probably do next time.
P.S – head over to Amy’s blog for more recipes and all things beauty and fashion: amyrowley.blogspot.co.uk