Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mood uplifters anyone? Nutella muffins with buttercream frosting

Let me start by accepting that I am no good at baking. It is definitely not my forte. So its only very rarely that I muster up the courage to bake. And most of the time take baby steps coz it breaks my heart when the cake doesn't rise or the cupcakes go dry.Call me foolish? will ya? I see so many talented bakers around..some dear friends and feel that they truly have an edge. But I pray everyday (or rather whenever I bake) that the baking genie will shine down upon me and one day I will be able to churn up a beautiful looking cake ( the ones with handmade flowers...detailing and stuff) sigh.... Today's attempt however i would say didn't go that bad rather it was kinda least I was happy to see my boys gobble up a few in no time. The little joys of life I say! You note the recipe which is loosely based on a recipe I scoured on the Internet.


Flour - 2 cups

Brown sugar - 1 cup

Butter - half cup ( softened)

Oil - 2 tbsp

Egg - 1 nos

Nutella - half cup

Baking powder - 1 tsp

Milk - 1 cup

Salt - a pinch

For the frosting:

Butter - 100 gms (softened)

Icing sugar - 1 cup ( i just used powdered sugar)

Food colour of your choice - few drops


For the muffins:

Heat oven to 200 deg C. Grease and prepare the cupcake tin.

Sift the flour, salt and baking powder and keep aside.

In a mixing bowl , mix together the butter, nutella and sugar until light and creamy.

Add the egg and mix well.

Now add the flour mixture alternatively with the milk to the creamed butter mix.

Spoon the batter into the prepared tin.

Bake for 15-20 mins till done. Don't over bake or it will go dry.

And while they were baking I made some mini ones too!

So once they are done...just let them cool for a while. In the meanwhile cream together the butter , icing sugar and the food colour. Fill your piping bag and dress them up pretty!!


  1. Just like you, I bake once a while. Firstly none of us at home enjoy desserts and secondly I don't have the time which is important for baking.

    You did a great job because the cakes turned out fabulous and lovely. Admiring them as I can from the pictures.

    1. Thank you Navaneetham for dropping by and posting a comment.

    2. Thank you Navaneetham for dropping by and posting a comment.