Creamy fluffy nutella marshmallow frosting ,swirled high on a moist delicious homemade chocolate cupcakes and topped with a delicious chocolate hazelnut truffle.
My Mr’s birthday and Father’s Day usually fall on the same day. Not this year. I want to know whose idea was it to move it by one week. Two presents this change cost me. Not that I am complaining, he absolutely deserves both presents and more. To celebrate Father’s Day I made him these nutella marshmallow frosted chocolate cupcakes.
I have used this chocolate cake recipe many times , like here (another variation ) , here , here , here and also here (with a slight variation to the usual recipe). It is simply the best recipe and never fails me. To enhance the chocolate flavour and give it that boost I added some coffee extract to chocolate cupcake batter.
Now for theof this chocolate cupcake, Nutella Marshmallow Frosting. Saying this frosting is delicious is an understatement. There needs to be a word invented to describe just how good the nutella marshamallow frosting is. It has the creamiest texture and with the delicious flavours of nutella and marshmallow creme.
I started the frosting with my favourite whipped vanilla buttercream recipe. Some of the butter was substituted with vegetable shortening because I wanted a crusting buttercream. If you don’t have vegetable shortening that’s okay, just use butter. Beat the butter until it is creamy and light. What we want is a very creamy, fluffy frosting. Add in sifted icing sugar and beat until well combined. Be sure to sift icing sugar, just to remove any hardened lumps and also incorporate air. I know, sifting icing sugar can get quite messy, but the last thing you want is a lumpy frosting. Mix in vanilla extract and if you have any some, chocolate extract. Add nutella and marshmallow fluff and mix in.
Add 3 tablespoons of whipping cream and beat until well combined and frosting is light and fluffy. The whipping cream gives the frosting this wonderful creaminess.
Be sure to taste the frosting to see what you think. If you think it needs more nutella, by all means add some more. The more nutella the better. More marshmallow fluff needed, add some more.
Now it is time to frost your cooled cupcakes. I have two methods of frosting swirls on cupcakes using a 1M open star.
Frosting from the outside of the cupcake into the centre
Or frosting from the centre of the cupcake and upwards.
Decorate cupcakes with chocolate hazelnut truffles like I did or with crushed nuts, chocolate chips or chocolate vermicelli.
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