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Nutella Hot Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes

Fudge brownie cupcakes with a swirl of Nutella frosting is what dessert's all about.

Ingredients

  • 75 grams plain flour
  • 75 grams cocoa
  • 300 grams castor sugar
  • 300 grams butter
  • 300 grams chocolate
  • 6 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons Nutella for batter
  • 1 cup nutella for filling
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup toasted Hazelnuts
  • Choc Sauce (recipe: www.thescranline.com)
  • Frosting
  • 1 batch Fluffy Chocolate Ganache Frosting
  • 5 tablespoons Nutella

Steps

  1. Preheat a fan forced oven to 160C (320F).
  2. Add butter and chocolate to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds at a time and repeat until it becomes smooth.
  3. Add flour, eggs, sugar to a large mixing bowl and mix on low speed using the paddle attachment or a wooden spoon until everything is combined.
  4. Slowly add chocolate and butter mixture while mixing on low speed.
  5. Scoop batter into cupcake tin, lined with cupcake liners and fill almost to the top. Bake for 40 min. Once baked, transfer straight to a cooling rack to cool.
  6. To prepare the frosting, add nutella to chocolate ganache frosting and mix until well combined.
  7. To assemble cupcakes, core each one and fill with Nutella. Fit the end of a piping bag with a large round tip and frosting cupcakes in a donut swirl. Drizzle with chocolate sauce and sprinkle with mini marshmallows and toasted hazelnuts.