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Vanilla Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

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Vanilla Cupcakes

I have tried numerous recipes for vanilla cupcakes but I am yet to nail the perfect recipe. I like a moist cupcake and my preferred choice of fat is oil. Since I like the flavor of butter, I use both butter and oil in most cupcake recipes that I try. Today’s recipe is one that I have minimally adapted from Glorious Treats and is by far the best I have found in terms of texture and flavor. The use of corn flour gives it a light and airy texture. Due to the oil the cupcake keeps moist for quite a few days. The key is to not over bake as the cupcake tends to be dry and curmbly. My son is very fond of Nutella and I decided on a Nutella Buttercream frosting which turned out absolutely amazing with the Vanilla Cupcakes. Seriously, the cupcakes are so good on their own that there is no need for any frosting.

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Vanilla Cupcake with Nutella frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting Recipe

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 17 min
Yield: 15
Main Ingredients: flour eggs

Ingredients

  • Flour - 1 1/4 cups
  • Corn flour - 2 tbsps
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsps
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Eggs - 2
  • Buttermilk - 1/2 cup
  • Butter - 1/4 cup, unsalted
  • Vegetable oil - 1/4 cup
  • Vanilla essence - 1 1/2 tsps
  • Directions:
  • Butter - 1/3 cup
  • Nutella - 1/2 cup
  • Icing sugar - 2/3 cup, sifted
  • Milk - 1-2 tbsps or heavy cream
  • Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C and line the muffin tray with cupcake liners. cup moulds with paper liners.
  2. Slft flour, corn flour, baking powder and salt at least 3 times and place in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, beat the butter until light. Add sugar and beat till light and fluffy.
  4. Add each egg, one at a time and beat until well incorporated. Add the oil and vanilla essence and mix well.
  5. Add 2 to 3 tbsps of flour, alternating with a little buttermilk and mix until well combined on low speed. Do not over beat.
  6. Start and end with flour. Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners a little over 1/2 full. Bake for 14-15 mts on until a toothpick inserted in the cupcake comes out clean.
  7. Place the tray on a wire rack to cool for 10 mts. You can frost the cupcakes with frositng of your choice. I frosted with nutella frosting.
  8. For frosting. Beat the butter for 3 mts on medium speed. Add icing sugar little by little along with a tbsp of milk and beat further for 6-7 mts until light and creamy. Add nutella and beat for another 3 mts. Fill a piping bag with a icing tip of your choice and pipe the nutella frosting over the cupcakes.

Tips

  • All the ingredients for the cupcake must be at room temperature.
  • Do not overbeat the cake batter at the time of adding the flour and buttermilk. Just mix till well combined on low speed.
  • You can add 1 cup sugar for a sweeter cupcake. Since I was frosting the cake, I reduced the quantity of sugar.
  • You can omit butter and use 1/2 cup oil or vice versa.
  • Refrigerate the piping bag with frosting for 15 mt so that it is not runny when you pipe the frosting over the cupcakes. I have reduced icing sugar to less the sweetness of the frosting. You can use utto 1 1/2 cups icing sugar.

Vanilla cupcakes is the most basic among cupcake recipes and the easiest to make too. Learn how to make cupcakes from scratch along with nutella frosting.

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By • Apr 30th, 2013 • Category: All Recipes, Cake Recipes, Flour Recipes, Sweet Dessert Recipes

  • Manasa Murty

    Awesome!! Not a fan of Nutella..but vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting sounds awesome!!! Definitely will try these out!! thanks for another awesome recipe…

  • Shahnaz

    Buttermilk is not available here.,what can i use instead of buttermilk? Plz. Advice. Thanks.

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      In 1/2 cup, add 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice and then add milk to the brim. Leave aside for 10 mts. Mix well and use as buttermilk.

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      In 1/2 cup, add 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice and then add milk to the brim. Leave aside for 10 mts. Mix well and use as buttermilk.

  • Vani

    sailu garu..these cup cakes turned so good for me..my husband liked it alot..Thank u so much andi..my humble request, can you post KAJA receipe please.. I requested in the past also but u didnt post…Thanks!

  • mounika

    i’m a big fan of yours.i got recently married and i’m planning to buy a oven basically for baking,which oven would you suggest…and may i know which oven u r currently using :)

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      I use a 40 lt Murphy Richards OTG. For a small family, 14 lt will do.

      • Aishwarya Gollapudi

        Hi Sailu, I planning to buy Morphy Richards OTG 40 ltr++.. Can you please tell me internal dimensions of your oven?
        I need to know how big square and round cakes I can bake in these ovens.

  • shreya nimonkar

    U r annapurna.I just love your recipes.we r veg n want Eggless version for this cup cake please.

  • http://foodfashionparty.blogspot.com/ Ash

    I’m gonna try these…
    I’ve just started blogging and i’m inspired…
    foodfashionparty@blogspot.com

  • kt

    looks pretty

  • kum

    I often make golden vanilla cupcakes, they are eggless .

    go to google and type, golden vanilla cupcakes, you can find the recipe in ppk forum…

    global vegan fare

  • Aishwarya Gollapudi

    Hi Sailu, I planning to buy Morphy Richards OTG 40 ltr++.. Can you please tell me internal dimensions of your oven?
    I need to know how big square and round cakes I can bake in these ovens.

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      The largest round cake pan you can buy is 13″. The largest square pan/baking dish is 13″ by 12″.
      13″ by 13″ will not fit properly.

  • Divya

    HI , Could u pls tell me which cup cake moulds can be used .. I have the paper ones .. How can we place them in the oven.

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      Yes, you can use paper cupcake liners by placing them in an aluminum cupcake pan. Place the pan in the middle rack of oven.

  • Neeha

    Hi Sailu,
    I live in the US and generally use the measuring cup here.. Is it safe to use that for your baking recipes? I normally use a small katori for your non baking recipes and it works perfectly for me..
    Love your recipes btw.. I haven’t found a single one of yours which did not produce amazing food..
    Thank you for sharing..

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      I use US IKEA measuring cups and spoons for my baking. I follow the US cup measurements for my baking. Go ahead and use them.