Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

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One of my holiday indulgences is buying a box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates and slowly savouring them, like Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, knowing that once that box is empty, it will be another year until I indulge again.

This year, I decided to bring the Ferrero Rocher decadence to a new level by creating a Ferrero Rocher-inspired cupcake!

FERRERO ROCHER CUPCAKES. Yes. You read that right. A moist chocolate cake with a rich Nutella frosting, topped with a Ferrero Rocher chocolate. Pure decadence - the perfect cupcake to bring to a party

Ferrero Rocher Cupcake Recipe with Nutella Frosting

These are seriously one of the best chocolate cupcakes I have ever eaten – delicious, moist cake topped with a rich yet not-too-sweet Nutella-based frosting and, of course, a Ferrero Rocher chocolate.

Too often, I find chocolate cake can really lack that rich, chocolate-y flavour and is easily over-shadowed by whichever frosting it is paired with, but this chocolate cake stands out without being over-powering. If you’ve ever doubted whether or not from-scratch cake was worth it, this is the cake to change your mind!

Ever since making our Red Velvet cupcakes with buttermilk, it is a standard chocolate cake ingredient for me. I still go back and forth whether I prefer cocoa powder or melted chocolate in chocolate cake batter, but the cocoa powder is definitely a bit easier, especially if you’re baking with kids.

This frosting is definitely the star of the show, I simply added enough icing sugar to some Nutella to reach the consistency of frosting. Oh, and I added a pinch of good quality sea salt because I can’t make a chocolate recipe anymore without adding it.

CHOCOLATE + SEA SALT = THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF

You could additionally mix some hazelnuts into the batter, or garnish the cupcake with some after frosting… but I’m not a fan of nuts in soft baked goods (that’s a surefire way to ruin a brownie for me) and I didn’t really like the look of the hazelnuts when I tried sprinkling them over the frosting. To each their own!

Seriously one of the best chocolate cupcake recipes out there. I love her tips for adding a pinch of salt and using buttermilk for the main liquid.

Ferrero Rocher Cupcake Ingredients

For the chocolate frosting:

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

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Seriously one of the best chocolate cupcake recipes out there. I love her tips for adding a pinch of salt and using buttermilk for the main liquid.

How to Make Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 375F and line a muffin tray with 12 cupcake liners.

Beat the oil and sugar together, then add in the egg, buttermilk, and vanilla. Set aside.

Mix the remaining dry ingredients together and then incorporate into the wet batter.

Portion out the batter into the lined muffin tin, filling each liner about 3/4 full.

Bake 18-22 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean and the tops of the cupcakes spring back when tapped lightly.

Cool the cupcakes on a cooling rack as you prepare the frosting.

For the Nutella Frosting:

Add icing sugar and cream as desired to reach your preferred consistency for the frosting. Cream if you want a softer frosting, icing sugar if you want a stiffer frosting.

Wait until the cupcakes are cooled fully before frosting and topping with a Ferrero Rocher chocolate.

FERRERO ROCHER CUPCAKES. Yes. You read that right. A moist chocolate cake with a rich Nutella frosting, topped with a Ferrero Rocher chocolate. Pure decadence - the perfect cupcake to bring to a party

Grab your free printable for our Ferrero Rocher cupcakes recipe:

Yield: 24 Cupcakes

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

A delicious Ferrero Rocher Cupcake with homemade Nutella Frosting

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup White Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
  • ½ cup Cocoa Powder
  • ¾ cups Olive Oil
  • ½ cup Buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 12 Ferrero Rocher Chocolates

For the chocolate frosting:

  • 2 cups Nutella
  • 2-3 cups icing sugar, to desired consistency
  • 1-2 Tablespoons cream, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F and line a muffin tray with 12 cupcake liners.
  2. Beat the oil and sugar together, then add in the egg, buttermilk, and vanilla. Set aside.
  3. Mix the remaining dry ingredients together and then incorporate into the wet batter.
  4. Portion out the batter into the lined muffin tin, filling each liner about 3/4 full.
  5. Bake 18-22 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean and the tops of the cupcakes spring back when tapped lightly.
  6. Cool the cupcakes on a cooling rack as you prepare the frosting.

For the Nutella Frosting:

  1. Add icing sugar and cream as desired to reach your preferred consistency for the frosting. Cream if you want a softer frosting, icing sugar if you want a stiffer frosting.
  2. Wait until the cupcakes are cooled fully before frosting and topping with a Ferrero Rocher chocolate.

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FERRERO ROCHER CUPCAKES. Yes. You read that right. A moist chocolate cake with a rich Nutella frosting, topped with a Ferrero Rocher chocolate. Pure decadence - the perfect cupcake to bring to a party

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16 Comments

  1. Wow! Topping a delicious cupcake with the candy is a whole new level of decadence and indulgence. I love the way the dessert looks and I can imagine that it must be absolutely delicious. Plus, who wouldn’t be excited to see this treat show up at the end of a meal to enjoy for dessert? Deliciousness!

  2. Oh my goodness, those look so amazing. I’ve only had the Ferrero Rocher candies once before, but I think I liked them? I can’t remember haha! But these cupcakes look like something I could really like. YUM. So good.

  3. Wow, these must be really good and mouthwatering. I love cupcakes and Ferrero Rocher chocolates. When combined, the taste is heavenly! These are the perfect gift for anyone who’s a fan of rich and decadent sweets.

  4. OMG these cupcakes have my name written all over them! The abundance of chocolate frosting, those Ferrero Rocher chocolates, which by the way are my all time favorite! I just can’t say no to such a decadent and beautiful dessert.

  5. Ahh Ferrero Rocher’s are my weakness! It was the first chocolate my husband got me so they hold a special place in my heart! Anything with chocolate is good but anything with Ferrero Rocher is even better! Cannot wait to try these!

  6. Oh my goodness, these sound amazing! I definitely love ferrero rochers!!! I don’t think I could unwrap them and stick them on cupcakes, though. They’d just go straight to my mouth. 😉

  7. Talk about decadent! This looks like perfection! I am not much of a chocolate person but I would have to eat this based on the fact that it just looks so pretty!

  8. I literally squealed with delight when I found this blog post! I am a Ferrero Rocher lover. In fact, Santa brings me some every year! Not only am I trying these cupcakes but I am making them for my family’s Christmas Eve dinner celebration so that everyone can try them! Pinned!

  9. Every time I see this post I start drooling. I may just have to make these for Valentine’s Day and surprise the kiddos. Even more appealing is the Nutella frosting!

  10. This recipe looks yum! Cannot wait to try. I don’t suppose you know the conversion from cups to grams for the ingredients please?

    Would it be possible to put a forerro rocher in the cake mixture? ( for a hidden surprise!) Many thanks 🙂

    1. Hi Katie,
      I’m sorry, I don’t have much experience cooking in weight measurements, so I’d just be googling the answers for you (and hoping they were right).
      I’ve added chocolates to the center of cupcakes before and would recommend:
      – bake the cupcakes for 5-8ish minutes then insert the chocolate so that it doesn’t sink to the bottom
      – freeze the chocolate for about 30 minutes first so it doesn’t burn with baking
      I hope you’re able to give them a try!

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