Nutella Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

‘Tis almost Valentine’s Day!
Nothing says I love you more than chocolate covered strawberries, right?  Well, except for in our house…Nutella anything says I love you.  So, I combined both and whipped up these Nutella Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting.  Make a batch and then share them with the ones you love the most.
This recipe makes about 18 cupcakes.

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For the cupcakes:
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter, softened 
1 (8 oz) container sour cream
2 eggs
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1Ā½ cups Nutella
For the frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
A splash or two of milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup of chopped strawberries
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Line 1 (12-count) muffin tin with cupcake liners and then a second muffin tin halfway full of liners (you will yield about 18 cupcakes).  Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt with a whisk.  Set aside.
In a second mixing bowl, beat with an electric mixer softened butter with the sour cream, and eggs.  Beat in cocoa powder and Nutella.  Slowly beat the flour mixture into this bowl.  
Pour batter into prepared cupcake liners (batter will be nice and thick) and bake 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one cupcake comes out clean.
Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
To make your frosting, beat your butter with powdered sugar.  Add in a splash of milk.  Add more milk if your frosting is too thick and more powdered sugar if it’s too thin.  Once it reaches the desired consistency, stir in your vanilla and chopped strawberries.
Frost cooled cupcakes with strawberry frosting.
Store in the fridge when you’re not enjoying.
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  • Narci February 2, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Oh my goodness!! Nutella cupcakes?? Yum!! These sound amazing!!

  • meigancam01 February 2, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    I'm glad that i visited your blog page, otherwise i might miss this wonderful recipe.
    Thanks for sharing!!

  • Joanne Voth February 2, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Yummy! And, I love the little chunks of strawberries in the frosting!

  • M&M FASHION BITES February 2, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Looks delicious šŸ™‚
    Maria V.

  • Monica B February 5, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    OMG, Made these a couple days ago…delicious! Thanks for a great recipe.

  • Judy February 10, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Hi shay _
    My twelve year old tried to make these today but they overflowed and fell- never wanted to sit up she noted the butter was lumpy after the sour cream was added and wanted to know if that was the problem – thanks

    • Mix and Match Mama February 10, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      Hmmmmm…it sounds like there might have been too much batter in each muffin tin. Also, the butter, sour cream and eggs should have been beaten until smooth. By any chance was her butter not softened?

  • kayet February 11, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Mine did the same thing. Butter was definitely soft and beat it together forever. Are the muffin tins regular or giant size? They smell so good but not able to eat them.

    • Mix and Match Mama February 12, 2016 at 11:05 am

      I used a standard muffin tin. Weird that didn't turn out for you???

  • Jaeme Anger February 12, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Mine did the same thing too! šŸ™ Butter was totally soft but the mixture was lumpy. Only thing I can think of is I used light sour cream…maybe that was the problem. The batter tasted so good though, I'll definitely need to try again!

  • Kailee McCall February 21, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Unfortunately mine didn't turn out either! I was careful to follow the directions and they ended up just as the ladies above said! They overflowed even though I didn't fill the liners all the way. I tried cutting off the top part but the rest of the cupcake is too crumbly and won't come off the liners cleanly.