Nutella Swirl Cupcakes

Nutella Swirl Cupcakes

My son, Nehal, loves Nutella and so do I. :) The other day while leaving home for school, he asked me to make something with Nutella. I asked, “How about cupcakes with Nutella?” He gave me a gleeful look and got into the car bidding me goodbye. It took me 40 minutes to prepare and bake the warm and aromatic Nutella swirl cupcakes. The house smelled heavenly when he got home and the sight of the cupcakes cooling on the wire rack ensured a tight hug and kiss for Mommy! :)

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Nutella Swirl Cupcakes ~ Cupcakes recipe that is easy to make

These cupcakes are a breeze to make. Though it sounds exotic, it is one of those cupcake recipes that is easy to make with everyday ingredients available at home. Nutella is the main star player that elevates the flavor of the cupcake. The self frosted Nutella swirl turns an ordinary cupcake into an special one.

nutella swirl cupcakes
Self frosted Nutella swirl cupcake

Nutella Swirl Cupcakes

  • Prep time:
  • Cook time:
  • Serves: 12

Main Ingredients:

  1. flour
  2. nutella


  • Maida - 1 1/2 cups (flour)
  • Baking powder - 2 tsps
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Butter - 1/4 cup (room temp)
  • Oil - 1/4 cup (I used olive oil)
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Vanilla extract - 1 1/2 tsps
  • Eggs - 2
  • Milk - 1/3 cup
  • Yogurt - 1/3 cup (curd)
  • Nutella - as required


  1. Preheat oven to 175 C.
  2. In a bowl, add maida, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add butter and mix well. It will appear like bread crumbs.
  3. In another bowl, add eggs, curd/yogurt, oil, and vanilla extract and beat until smooth and well combined.
  4. Add this egg mixture to the flour mixture and beat on medium speed until just combined.
  5. Slowly add milk and mix on low speed until just combined.
  6. Place cupcake liners in the muffin pan and fill the liners with batter just over 1/2 full. Add a tbsp of nutella over each of them and give it a swirl with a knife.
  7. Bake for 18-20 mts. Check from 15 mts onwards. When the cupcakes are done, remove the pan and place on a cooling rack to cool. After 5 mts, remove the cupcakes from the pan and cool for a few more minutes.
  8. There is no need to frost these cupcakes. They can be stored in an airtight container upto 3 days.


  • All the ingredients should be at room temperature.



Nutella swirl cupcakes are amongst the easy to make cupcake recipes. Make a basic cupcake recipe, add some nutella in cupcake batter and give it a swirl.


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  • Asha Shivakumar

    Nutella cupcakes are anytime welcome in our home too. Simple and delicious looking.

  • Harini

    These look simply awesome,I am sure making this :)

  • Anu

    I eagerly follow ur receipes. I don’t use eggs. What do I subsitute for eggs. Waiting for ur reply

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Omit eggs, Increase curd/yogurt by another 2 tbsps and add 1 tbsp vinegar at Step 3.

  • Kumar’s Kitchen

    absolutely drool worthy cupcakes, a must try for those swirls of nutella,yummm

  • Shreya K

    One sugestion, add a little milk to the netella, microvawe for 30 sec. Mix the mixture well and then add to the cake batter. This way the netella blends well…

  • Fritz

    Hi! Would love to try out these recipe. If I dont use yogart/curd what could I substitute it with? Hoping for your reply. Thanks

  • Gabi

    Hi! Instead of Maid Can I use All-Purpouse Flour?

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Use maida.

  • reshuu

    Hi, Can we make the cake in microwave …… Please let me know ,,,, if so upto wht temp and how many mins…