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Ferrero Rocher cupcakes with nutella buttercream.

Ferrero Rocher cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes topped with a Nutella buttercream frosting and topped with Ferrero Rocher candy.
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 cupcakes
Calories 551 kcal


  • Electric mixer
  • Stand mixer fitted with paddle attachments
  • Measuring cups and spoon
  • Standard cupcake pans
  • spatula
  • Piping bag fitted with desired tip


Chocolate cupcakes

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup water hot

Nutella chocolate frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips Melted
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • pinch of salt


  • 5.3 oz Ferrero Rocher 12 pieces


Chocolate cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 300°. Prepare cupcake pans with liners and set aside.
  • Whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • In another mixing bowl, combine the buttermilk, egg, oil, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on medium until well combined. Pour water into mixture. It is okay of they batter is thin and runny.
  • Transfer batter to the cupcake liners and fill only ½ way full. Bake for 18-23 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Remove cupcakes from oven and let them cool for 5 minutes. Once cool, transfer to wire rack to complete cooling process.

Nutella chocolate frosting

  • Melt the semi sweet chocolate chips and let it cool to room temperature.
  • In a mixing bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in confectioner' sugar and mix until combined.
  • Add in heavy cream, vanilla extract, Nutella, and melted chocolate and mix until it is evenly combined. Put frosting in fridge for 15 minutes to let it set.
  • Place frosting in a piping bag fitted with a desired tip and pipe on to cooled cupcakes. Top with a Ferrero Rocher candy, serve and enjoy!


Serving: 15cupcakesCalories: 551kcalCarbohydrates: 76gProtein: 4gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 182mgPotassium: 238mgFiber: 3gSugar: 64gVitamin A: 472IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Ferrero Rocher candy, Nutella buttercream, chocolate cupcakes
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