It is not secret that I try to use Nutella wherever I can ... and those who know and follow me, know about my piping obsession ... so to fulfill both needs I decided to make the following recipe ... my inspiration originally came from these two posts, one from Brown Eyed Baker which includes a wonderful vanilla cupcake recipe and from this other post from Just Putzin' Around the Kitchen which features a delicious recipe for Strawberry Crepe Cupcakes.
I did a mixture of both recipes ... I used the cupcake recipe from Brown Eyed Baker and the frosting recipe and filling idea from the Strawberry Crepe Cupcakes.
As you can see I did not quite fill up the cupcakes to the same degree.
Since I am not a fan of the swirl look, but since I still wanted to add a droplet of Nutella along with the strawberries, I filled the cupcake liners with half of the total mixture and then added the Nutella. Unfortunately I was not very successful at leaving the Nutella in the middle so some actually touched the borders as you see in the cupcakes below.
After letting them cool I proceeded to frost. Here I used the Just Putzing Around in the Kitchen frosting recipe.
I am not a fan of frosting as it is often too sweet for me, however I was very pleased with the outcome of this recipe.
My piping abilities are not up to par lately ... I am better when using the round tip ... maybe I should go back to it!
Please excuse my pictures ... the family was anxious to taste and after a long day at work ... well, lets just say I am not in my best shooting mood.
I love the fact that both recipes ... frosting and cupcakes are for 12 cupcakes. I love the fact of having the strawberry inside the batter with the little hint of Nutella inside as well.
... and now looking at these cupcakes again ... I must make a mental note to practice my piping skills!!! :)
... a dopo ... J
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