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Nutella Chocolate Cupcakes for Two

Happy (early) Valentine’s Day! While I might not usually celebrate Valentine’s Day (hello, long distance), I definitely celebrate Galentine’s with friends, wine, and chocolate. Lots of chocolate. Now if you are celebrating with someone and you just want a little bit of dessert, these chocolate cupcakes for two are just the ticket.

The recipe is from The Baker Chick and it’s one of my favorite go to small batch cupcake recipes. The frosting is my adaptation of her frosting, adding Nutella to it because, well, Nutella makes everything better. More importantly, these cupcakes are here for a good cause today.

I’m so excited to participate in the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Valentine’s event (again). This is the fourth year for our event and we want to continue to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer.

Cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S. There are 40,000 U.S. children actively battling cancer right now. The National Cancer Institute’s budget for childhood cancer is less than 4%. It’s such a small number and that’s why I got involved.

Help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer!

Our goal is to raise at least $3000. Because these three companies: OXO, Mediavine and Dixie Crystals have each pledged to match our donations raised through this campaign up to $3000! That means when we raise $1, it turns into $4!

Thank you to so many of you who have already donated, please help us reach our goal so we can get the full matching donations and help us make an even huge difference!

Donate here today.

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dark cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract

For the frosting:

  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, very soft
  • 1 tablespoon of dark cocoa powder
  • 4-5 tablespoons of powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a muffin pan with two cupcake liners in the center of the pan.
  2. Whisk the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
  3. Add the water, oil, and vanilla extract. Whisk together until smooth.
  4. Add the batter to the two liners, making it as even as possible. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. While cupcakes cool, prepare frosting. Mix the softened butter and Nutella until well combined. Mix in cocoa powder. Add the powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.
  6. Frost cupcakes and enjoy!

[cupcake recipe from The Baker Chick]

Be sure to visit the other bloggers participating in the Valentine’s Day event and check out their recipes!

Brownie Cups from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Valentine’s Day Delight Recipe from Jennifer of The Rebel Chick
Strawberry Cake Rolls from Coleen of The Redhead Baker
Perfect M&M Cookies from Carlee of Cooking With Carlee
Paleo Almond Butter Cookies from Taryn of Hot Pan Kitchen
Black Tahini Truffles from Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Pink Glitter Drink fo Valentine’s Day from Jenn of Ever After in the Woods
Vegan Matcha Rose Shortbread from Carolann of Apron Warrior
Star Wars Kylo Ren Emoji Cookies from Jenn of justJENN recipes
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from Faith of An Edible Mosaic
Andes Mint Cookies from Rebekah of Kitchen Gidget
Chocolate Pots from Kristin of On the Home Front
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookie Bars from Melissa of Persnickety Plates
Dark Chocolate and Smokey Blue Cheese Gougères from Lisa of Taste Cook Sip
Nutella Cookies from Raquel of Organized Island
Strawberry Sandwich Cookies from Heather of Delicious Not Gorgeous
Mini Chocolate Lava Kiss Cakes from Sue of It’s Okay to Eat the Cupcake
Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies with White Chocolate from Lisa of Blogghetti
Chewy Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies from Jessica of A Kitchen Addiction
Butterscotch Cookies from Marlynn of Urban Bliss Life
Gluten Free Hot Cocoa Cookies from Elaine of Small Farm Big Life
Cherry and Chocolate Chip Cookie Cutter Cookies from Brenda of Meal Planning Magic
Cherry Cheesecake Bars from Laura of Untwisted Vintage
Grapefruit Gin Spritz from Sarah of Chef Sarah Elizabeth
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies from Brianna of Flippin’ Delicious
chocolate heart cookies from Meaghan of the decorated cookie
Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies from Gwynn of Swirls of Flavor
Salted Caramel Bars from Marybeth of Baby Savers
Cotton Candy Buttercream Cupcakes from Nina of Crazy for Cookies and More
Valentine’s Day Cookie Cake from Bree of Baked Bree
Red Velvet White Chocolate Chips Cookies from Maria of The Cookware Geek
Valentine’s Blondie Bars from Becca of The Salted Cookie
Confetti Cookies from Amy of The Nifty Foodie
Heart of Gold Chocolate Sprinkle Blossoms from Erin of The Spiffy Cookie
Ancho Chili Brownies from Dee of Meatloaf and Melodrama
Heart Shaped Spritz Cookies from Holly of A Baker’s House
Strawberry Macarons from April of April Erhard
Sweetheart Chocolate Pretzel Bites from Nicole of For the Love of Food
Gluten-free Peanut Butter M&M Cookies from Michelle of My Gluten-free Kitchen
Raspberry Cinnamon Rolls from Rose of Rose Bakes
Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies from Courtney of Know Your Produce
Nutella Chocolate Cupcakes for Two from Sara of Confectionary Tales
Butter Almond Mushroom Cookies from Jamie of Southern Revivals



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