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Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Author Natalie


For the chocolate cupcakes:

  • 125 ml. (1/2 cup) vegetable oil
  • 200 grams (1 cup) sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 200 ml. (1 cup) sour cream
  • 250 ml. (1 cup) milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 180 grams (1 1/4 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 70 grams (1/2 cup) cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda

For the filling:

  • 175 grams (1/2 small jar) Nutella

For the chocolate cream:

  • 250 ml. (1 cup) whipping cream very cold
  • 100 grams dark chocolate chopped


  • 12 Ferrero Rocher balls
  • Edible gold dust


  1. Chocolate cupcakes: preheat the oven to 170c degrees, and line baking paper molds in a cupcake pan.
  2. Place oil, sugar, eggs, sour cream, milk and salt in a bowl and mix well until you get a uniform mixture.
  3. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda and whisk only until you get a uniform batter.
  4. Pour the batter into the jugs and fill up to 3/4 of their height.
  5. Bake the cupcakes for 15-20 minutes or until set and a skewer inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs.
  6. Cool completely at room temperature.
  7. Using a Parisian spoon or 2 small teaspoon create a small hole in the center of each cupcake.
  8. Fill the holes generously with Nutella
  9. Chocolate cream: whip the cream until you get a very firm whipped cream.
  10. In a small bowl, place the chocolate and melt in the microwave or over double-boiler until completely melted.
  11. Add 2-3 tablespoons of whipped cream into the melted chocolate and stir well until combined.
  12. Add the chocolate mixture into the rest of the whipped cream and fold gently until you get a uniform chocolate cream.
  13. Transfer the cream into a piping bag fitted with a smooth 2 cm piping tip.
  14. Drizzle mounds of cream on top of the cupcakes.
  15. Place a Ferrero Rocher ball over each cupcake and decorate with a little edible gold dust.

Recipe Notes

  • The cupcakes are at their best on the day of preparation, but they can be kept in a closed container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Edible gold dust can be bought in baking specialty stores or here. If you don't have edible gold dust – you can skip it.
  • You can also make the chocolate cream with milk chocolate in the same amount instead of the dark chocolate.
  • Instead of Nutella you can fill the cupcakes with any other chocolate spread you like.