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Brownie Cupcakes with Hazelnut Buttercream

Brownie Cupcakes with Hazelnut Buttercream

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These easy brownies are loaded with chopped hazelnuts, then they're topped with swirls of creamy chocolate-hazelnut frosting.

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 483 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 28.6 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs:
  • 57.2g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 214 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper baking cups. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions using oil, water and eggs. Stir in 1/2 cup of chopped hazelnuts. Fill baking cups 3/4 full.
  2. Bake 30 to 32 minutes or until centers are set. Cool 2 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on wire racks.
  3. For Frosting: Beat shortening, butter and chocolate hazelnut spread in a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, salt and 1 tablespoon of milk. Beat slowly until combined. Beat on high, 3 to 5 minutes, adding an additional 1 tablespoon milk at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
  4. Frost cupcakes by placing frosting into corner of resealable plastic bag. Cut 1/2-inch off corner of bag. Starting at outside edge, work in circular motion to build up frosting moving towards center, creating a swirl effect. Sprinkle with reserved chopped hazelnuts.
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I just made these last night and I think they are fantastic. I love hazelnuts and I love Nutella, so it was the perfect recipe for me. I doubled the batch and it made more than 24, and I also ground up the hazelnuts, since I don't love taking a big bite of a cupcake and getting a huge piece of nut. I added a little but more Nutella to the frosting, and the frosting is truly creamy...the best buttercream I've ever made. A very good recipe! It's the perfect combo...the cupcake tastes like a brownie and the frosting balances out the heaviness of the brownie!


I just used the frosting recipe for a hazelnut brown recipe I had and it is amazing. It is so smooth and creamy and deliciously chocolate.


I like these brownie cupcakes a lot. I think I went a lil over board with the nutella, i put a scoop in the batter as well. A little goes a long way with that nutella, I think Ill skip putting nutella in the batter next time. Overall they turned out nicely.