Thursday, 18 June 2015

Vanilla Cupcakes with Nutella Swirl

I bookmarked this recipe for vanilla cupcakes by 'Subhashini Ramsingh' of Fond Bites as part of Bake along series. Though I haven't got opportunity to bake along with them, its been on my baking list for quite sometime. Glad I tried this recipe today. These cupcakes are so light, fluffy , moist and had no cracks on the top. With Nutella swirl on the top, they are delicious on their own without any frosting or icing - Just plain and naked. However , you can top it with Ganache or whipped chocolate frosting.

This Vanilla cupcakes recipe really is what it claims to be ''The Best vanilla cupcakes ever''. Thank you Subhashini Ramsingh for a fool proof and well written recipe.

Yield : 15 cupcakes

Recipe Source :


2 Cups of All purpose Flour
2 Teaspoons of Baking powder
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1 and 1/4 Cups of  Caster Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 Large Eggs at Room temperature
1 Cup Milk ( I used full cream milk ) at room temperature
Nutella as required to make swirls


1. Preheat the oven to 160 C. Grease and line a muffin pan with cup cake liners

2.  In a mixing bowl, sift together all purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside

3. In a large mixing bowl, add softened butter and using a hand mixer beat the butter for a minute on low speed.

4. Add sugar and using a spoon combine sugar and butter. Then using hand mixer cream butter and sugar together for a minute on low speed

5. Then increase the speed to high and beat the mixture for 3 more minutes until the mixture turns pale and fluffy and light

6. Then add one egg at a time , beat well for a minute after adding each egg

7. Stir in vanilla extract and beat once

8. Now add flour mixture (prepared at step number 2 ) in 3 additions alternating with milk in 2 additions. i.e 1/3 portion of flour mixture - 1/2 cup milk - 1/3 portion of flour mixture - 1/2 cup milk - 1/3 portion of flour mixture, and beat just until it is combined in the butter. Do not over mix.

9. Spoon the batter in the prepared liners upto 2/3 rds full in each cup. Add a teaspoon of nutella over the cupcakes and using a toothpick make swirls.

10. Bake at 160 C for 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean

11. Cool the cupcakes on a wire rack

12. Serve plain or top it with chocolate Ganache or whipped chocolate frosting

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