I started by dicing up 400g fresh strawberries. I added 1 heaped tsp flour and mixed in, to ensure they wouldn’t sink when baking.
I stirred together 480g self raising flour, 1 tsp baking powder and 1 tbsp cinnamon.
I added 285ml almond milk (or you can use regular milk), 225g melted butter and 2 beaten eggs.
I gently folded in the strawberries and 285g caster sugar.
I filled 23 cupcake cases with the mixture.
I baked them on 180C/160C Fan/325F/Gas Mark 3 for 25 minutes until golden brown, then left them to cool.
To make the buttercream I mixed together 150g butter and 300g icing sugar.
I then added 200g Nutella, 3 tbsp double cream and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
I piped it onto the cupcakes using a piping bag and sprinkled some pink heart sprinkles on top. The cupcakes are perfectly moist with a delightful strawberry flavour, and the buttercream is absolutely delicious! It’s just the right amount of Nutella flavour. These would be such a perfect treat for any of your loved ones on Valentine’s Day.
I’m entering this into myself and Cakeyboi‘s monthly challenge Treat Petite, this month hosted by United Cakedom. The theme is Like It, Love It, Gotta Have It! And I certainly feel that way about Nutella!
And into this month’s Food Year Link Up hosted by Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen, for Valentine’s Day.
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Strawberry Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream
- 400 g Fresh strawberries
- 480 g Self raising flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tbsp Cinnamon
- 285 ml Almond milk
- 225 g Butter melted
- 2 Eggs
- 285 g Caster sugar
- 150 g Butter
- 300 g Icing sugar
- 200 g Nutella
- 3 tbsp Double cream
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
Dice up the fresh strawberries. Add 1 heaped tsp flour and mix in, to ensure they won't sink to the bottom when baking
Stir together the flour, baking powder and cinnamon
Add the almond milk (or you can use regular milk), melted butter and eggs
Gently fold in the strawberries and the caster sugar. Fill the cupcake cases with the mixture
Bake them on 180C/160C Fan/325F/Gas Mark 3 for 25 minutes until golden brown, then leave them to cool
To make the buttercream, mix together the 150g butter and icing sugar
Then add the Nutella, double cream and vanilla extract. Pipe onto the cupcakes using a piping bag and nozzle of your choice, then add sprinkles as desired