Nutella Bueno Cupcakes

Nutella Bueno Cupcakes

You are probably familiar with the deliciousness of Nutella, and the world of epic dessert possibilities that have been created using this yummy spread. Whilst I wouldn’t turn any of these down, I have to say my favourite way to enjoy Nutella is simply in buttercream form on top of a light sponge.

These Nutella Bueno Cupcakes deliver on both fronts and there’s also the extra treat of a mini Bueno piece. I first made these Nutella Bueno Cupcakes for a bake sale almost a year ago, but I didn’t have a chance to take any photos so I could share them with you. Luckily I got to bake them again recently for another bake sale and now I can share this recipe with you!

Step by step…


I started by creaming together the butter and caster sugar. Then I added the eggs and whisked them in, then mixed in the cocoa powder and self raising flour.


I separated the mixture between 12 muffin cases lining a muffin tray. The cupcakes baked for 20 minutes.

To make the Nutella buttercream I mixed together the butter and icing sugar until smooth, then I mixed in the Nutella and the milk. I put it into a piping bag with a star nozzle and piped it onto the cupcakes.


I topped them with mini Bueno pieces and chocolate strand sprinkles.

Nutella Bueno Cupcakes

These Nutella Bueno Cupcakes are my idea of Nutella heaven! The sponge is lovely and light, and it’s the perfect vehicle to deliver the yummy Nutella buttercream. My only dilemma is do I eat the Bueno piece first, or save it till last?!

Recommended equipment & ingredients*

Cupcake tin Electric hand mixer Piping bags
Nutella spread Kinder Bueno Jem 1E Piping nozzle
Brown cupcake cases Wilton 1M Piping nozzle

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Nutella Bueno Cupcakes

Nutella Bueno Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes topped with Nutella buttercream and a Kinder Bueno piece
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Cupcake
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: thebakingexplorer


For the sponge

  • 175 g Butter
  • 175 g Caster sugar
  • 3 Eggs large
  • 150 g Self raising flour
  • 25 g Cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder

For the buttercream

  • 150 g Butter
  • 300 g Icing sugar
  • 200 g Nutella
  • 1 tbsp Milk

For the decoration

  • 12 Kinder Bueno Mini Pieces
  • Chocolate sprinkles


  • Pre-heat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4 and line a muffin tray with cupcake cases
  • To make the cupcake sponges, start by creaming together the butter and caster sugar
  • Add the eggs and whisk them in one at a time, then whisk in the cocoa powder, baking powder and self raising flour
  • Divide the mixture between the 12 cupcake cases
  • Bake the cupcakes for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean
  • To make the Nutella buttercream mix together the butter and icing sugar until smooth, then mix in the Nutella and the milk. Put it into a piping bag with a star nozzle and pipe it onto the cupcakes, or spread on with a spoon
  • Top them with mini Bueno pieces and chocolate strand sprinkles
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place, eat leftovers within 3 days
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33 comments / Add your comment below

  1. 5 stars
    wowsers these look so good Kat . Full of such delicious flavours and chocolate and yumminess! Yep, I would happily scoff a few of these please!!! 😉
    Thank you for linking to #Bakeoftheweek x

  2. 5 stars
    Oh Ive been dreaming about these beauties ever since i first saw them. They look amazing and I really want to make them and will do just as soon as ive caight up after a few days before. My only regret is you didnt post them a week earlier I would have made them for my sons birthday.

    1. Sorry they weren’t in time for his birthday, there’s always next year, but it doesn’t sound like you’ll be waiting that long! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I bake to cure sadness and honestly this frustrated me so much. Because I had to use every ounce of willpower not to eat the bowl of icing. Absolutely beautiful recipe

    1. Hi, thank you! I’ve never tried it, but I would recommend freezing them first otherwise they will just melt and potentially disintegrate. Let me know how it goes!

      1. Thanks for the advise! They did not look as great as your cupcakes but i think i managed quite well. I froze them, as you recommended, and the piece of bueno was still intact. The biscuit of the bueno was a little bit soggy but still tasted good.

  4. 5 stars
    Apparently the best cupcakes I have made – thanks for the recipe!!

    If I wanted to make gluten free ones, is it just a matter of swapping out the SF flour for GF flour?

    1. Hi Mona, yes you should just be able to swap out the flour. Check the packet of the GF flour you use, sometimes they suggest adding 1-2 tbsp milk extra. I’m so happy you liked the cupcakes!!

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