Nutella Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

21 Nov 2013

Nutella Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

These cupcakes are so chocolatey and moist, and the coconut cream cheese frosting makes the whole cupcake come together.

Nutella Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Just as I have finished recovering from my food overload on Canadian Thanksgiving, I see a whole host of delicious recipes for people preparing for American Thanksgiving. And I have got to say, I'm getting stuffed just looking at them.

But in the best way possible, of course!

Nutella Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Since I am quite the jealous type when it comes to food, as I scan through the glorious Thanksgiving recipes planning a second thanksgiving. A Thanksgiving that will be more perfect than the last because I have all these new, fantastic recipes.

So instead of making something deliciously savory to serve for this second Thanksgiving (since I don't think I can top my chestnut stuffing) I will make a dessert to make on special occasions like Thanksgiving or Christmas or, you know...Thursdays...

Nutella Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

And of course, since I promised you before, here is another Nutella recipe.

It's crazy that this is my second Nutella filled treat this week. I mean, first was my Nutella filled cookies and now this? If I'm not careful, I'll fill the turkey with Nutella. That is, if I get a turkey. For some reason, I'm not too into eating turkey. Maybe because it's not dessert.

So here's wishing you a fabulous, Nutella filled Thanksgiving! Although I'm not sure my cupcakes will make it until then...

Nutella Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Nutella Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting
printable recipe

What you'll need:


  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup boiling hot water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Nutella


  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 7.5 cups icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon brandy extract
  • 1 cup shredded coconut


  1. Cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the boiling water and cocoa until fully combined. Let cool to room temperature.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the flours, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and beat in until smooth. Beat in the vanilla.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until fully incorporated. Add in the cooled cocoa mixture and stir until smooth.
  6. Fill the prepared muffin pan 2/3 full with batter and bake for around 16-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool on wire racks.
  7. Frosting: In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese. Slowly add in the icing sugar until fully incorporated, then blend in the randy extract. Fold in the coconut.
  8. With a paring knife, cut a hole in the center of each cupcake. Pour a spoonful of Nutella in the cavity and place the circle of cupcake you just removed on top. If necessary, trim the removed circle of cake so that it will fit. Pipe the prepared frosting on top.

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  1. Wow Nutella filled cupcakes looks delicious , with coconut cream frosting it must have tasted awesome !!

  2. Yay for nutella love! These look fabulous.

  3. Thanksgiving is all about the stuffing - both the bird and the body!

  4. This is pure temptation and I wouldn't make any effort to resist because the cupcakes look soo good:)

  5. Four words , yummy , delicious , gimme some :)

  6. Hi Cathleen, Wow, Nutella cupcakes!!! Everybody's favorite!!!! Would love to sink my teeth into it now. Thanks for dropping by and have a great day :)

  7. Hi Cathleen. The Nutella Cupcakes are charming!
    Thanks for dropping by my blog. I have followed you and will try out your recipes some days.

  8. Oooh boy do these look good! Adding nutella to anything (turkey aside) sounds like a good idea :)

  9. Nutella is one thing I've never baked with. And I've only tasted it once. But what's really drawing me in here is that beautiful cream cheese frosting. I just might have to devour some of these and soon.

  10. Nutella cupcakes look so addictive, I bet the coconut flavour with it would be wonderful :D


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  11. Im new with Nutella and havent tried it in many recipes. I must give this one a try though! Would love for you to come and share at my linky party

  12. Love these nutella cupcakes, you can never have too much nutella in my book :) These look fabulous!

  13. we are suddenly craving nutella cupcakes for breakfast....seriously this is a bomb of deliciousness...nutella,coconut and cream cheese yummy :-)

  14. Haha, I totally know what you mean! But, boy....the cupcakes sound INCREDIBLEEE!! I wish you could ship your goodies!!


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