Monday, 13 May 2013

Kinder Bueno Cupcakes


When my co-host for AlphaBakes Caroline announced that this month's letter is 'K', the first thing I thought about was kiwis hence my kiwi and strawberry muffins.  However, the more I thought about it, the more I realised that K was not that difficult as quite a few things start with and/or contains the letter K. One of these is Kinder Bueno which is a milk chocolate covered wafer with a milky and hazelnut filling. I decided to re-create this chocolate bar in a cupcake form and came up with these! A white chocolate and ground hazelnut cake filled with nutella and finished with a generous swirl of milk chocolate frosting and a square of kinder bueno. 

It's always nerve wrecking creating a new recipe as you're never sure if it will work or not so I was pleased that these cupcakes turned out beautifully.  I hope I'm not the only one who finds melting white chocolate a pain. It's much easier working with dark chocolate so I used a white chocolate mix which I found successful when making my maltesers cupcakes previously.  If you prefer a stronger white chocolate taste, I'd recommend melting white chocolate or using white chocolate chips. The cake itself was light and nutty. The cake really tasted like Kinder Bueno in cake form! 

I'm sending this to AlphaBakes hosted by Caroline from Caroline Makes this month and by myself on alternate months. The letter as mentioned is K. 




 Kinder bueno chocolate bars, ground hazelnuts, white chocolate mix, nutella 


 make a small hole in the centre of the cupcake and fill with a teaspoon of nutella 

 cover it up

 and add frosting on top

 the finishing touch

 cross section 

 I found this lovely presentation box at Sainsbury's 

An original recipe by bakingaddict

Makes 18 cupcakes

For the cupcake
250g butter
200g caster sugar
100g ground hazelnuts
120g self raising flour
2 x 11g packs of instant white chocolate drink mix
2 eggs
60mls milk

Milk chocolate buttercream frosting
225g butter
200g icing sugar
175g milk chocolate, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 170C. 
  • Line 2 muffin trays with cupcake wrappers.
  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs, one at time, mixing well with each addition. 
  • Mix in the flour, white chocolate mix and ground hazelnuts. 
  • Finally mix in the milk. 
  • Spoon into cupcake cases and bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely. 
  • Make a small hole in the centre of each cupcake and fill with a teaspoon of nutella. Replace the hole with cake as shown.
  • Make the icing by beating the butter and icing sugar until smooth. Add the milk chocolate and vanilla extract and continue beating until light and fluffy. This could take up to 5 minutes with an electric mixer. 
  • Pipe a swirl of buttercream icing on top of each cupcake and decorate with a square of kinder bueno chocolate bar. 

30 comments:

  1. Kinder bueno are my most favorite chocolate bars ever! And on top of a cupcake... NOM. And with NUTELLA.. - OH MY GOODNESS ME!

    Taste explosion currently occuring.
    Must bake now.

    Thanks for sharing! They look FAB!! x

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    1. If you like Kinder Bueno, you've LOVE these cupcakes! Enjoy x

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  2. MMMMMMMM Perfect idea! will definitely be trying these I have white chocolate in so will probably have a try about with quantities of melted chocolate

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    1. Ooh do let me know how you get on.

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  3. Very pretty indeed - love your frosting swirls. As an aside I made those smily face jam biscuits recently using your recipe (and linked) and have blogged them - thanks!

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    1. Thanks - I like lots of frosting on my cupcakes :) Thanks for the link too - heading over there now.

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  4. Sound great, and I love the idea of ground hazelnuts in the cupcake batter - brilliant change from almonds! And a great 'K' for Alphabakes! :)

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    1. It's really tasty and fragrant compared to ground almonds. Definitely a nutty taste.

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  5. wow...literally said to my sister this afternoon that I plan on making hazelnut chocolate cupcakes this thursday! your looks and sound immense!
    I was thinking of putting a hazlenut spread in the buttercream as well. How did you find your buttercream quantities last time I tried a choc buttercream i found there was too much of an icing sugar taste.
    My Cupcake Habit

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    1. I generally use a 2:1 ratio of icing sugar: butter and find that it works well. I also whip the icing for longer than you think you need so it's really smooth and silky as shown. Do let me know how you get on with your cupcakes. Hazelnut spread in the buttercream sounds great!

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  6. What a great idea, and these look gorgeous! Excellent Alphabakes entry :-)

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    1. Thanks - they disappeared really quickly and I've had requests for more!

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  7. Ros, just letting you know that your link to Food on Friday: Pineapple was featured in my Need Some Inspiration? Series today. Hope you are having a good week.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know Carole - sorry I'm so late at replying!

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  8. My Kinda cupcakes, They look sooo good and bet they taste even better :)

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  9. i LOVE the look and sound of these. Will definitely have to make them. I'm one of those sad people who bites the wafer bottom off the kinder buenos (best to do it in a oner) then lick/scoop out the chocolate insides, leaving the shells till last.

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    1. You won't be disappointed especially if you like kinder bueno bars!

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  10. Oh wow these look amazing. I love white chocolate so think I may try these with melted chocolate in the base. x

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    1. I was too lazy to melt the white chocolate ;)

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  11. These look amazing Ros and my twins love nutella! beautiful!

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  12. These look absolutely amazing. I looove Kinder Bueono or anything Ferrero

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  13. I was just wondering how many grams of white chocolate drink mix you used?

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    1. I was juust about to ask that, as in my country "package" measus might be a little different... And I want to do this tomorrow :) so it's a life threatening doubt :P nice blog btw, awesome recipes :D

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    2. 1 pack of white chocolate drink mix is 11g so I used a total of 22g - hope this helps!

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    3. Yep :) thank you very much :) hope it turns out as good looking as yours!

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  14. Hello! If i were to melt the white choc, how much should i melt? Thanks! :) And If i dont put white choc, but add vanilla essence instead, will it alter the taste?

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    1. Hi! Sorry i missed your comment earlier. I would start with 50g of white chocolate. Vanilla essence won't alter the taste much but you won't get the sweetness from the white choc. Hope this helps.

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