Strawberry Nutella Cupcake

Easter’s nearly here and the shop shelves are stocked with Easter Eggs of all types including the “infamous Cadbury’s Cream Eggs”. I was all set to do my traditional Easter Creme Egg Bake on Saturday, that is until I came across a box of Red Ruby Treasure  – the first of this years Keeling’s Irish Strawberries.

keelings strawberries
The Irish Strawberry truly is a thing of beauty and taste. I couldn’t resist the call,  all thoughts of creme eggs gone from my mind . I had the perfect idea for these little beauties Strawberry & Cream Nutella Cupcakes.

Strawberries and cream are the perfect duo but add some Nutella to the mix and you have the best threesome in the world!!! My kids are Nutella fanatics. They have it on toast & pancakes, sandwiched between two rich tea biscuits is absoloutely one of their favorite ways. I’ve used Nutella  in big cakes before -such as my Strawberry Oreo Fudge Cake  before but have never used it in a cup cake.

I got my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe and add a heaped teaspoon of Nutella to the batter

uncooked nutella cupcake

When the luscious chocolate cupcakes came out of the oven, I knew I was on to a winner, even before they were topped with fresh cream. The smell was amazing.

nutella cupcake collage

I wanted to incorporate the strawberries into the frosting of the cupcakes. I was originally going to chop up the strawberries and add them to the cream before I whipped it, but that would have turned the cream a pink colour and I wanted to keep it “cream”. I decided  to whip the cream and fold in the chopped strawberries at the end.

They would have been perfect at this stage but I think they need a “strawberry crown”. A strawberry dipped in chocolate and covered in sprinkles makes the perfect crown.

Dipped strawberries

This is a very easy recipe. If you don’t like cream you could use vanilla butter cream instead. These pretty little cup cakes would make a perfect Easter Sunday treat





Strawberry & Cream Nutella Cupcakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Strawberry & Cream Nutella Cupcakes


  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 4tbsp hot water
  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 165g caster sugar
  • 120g self-raising four
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 500ml fresh cream
  • 1 tub of fresh strawberries
  • 150g of chocolate for melting
  • sprinkles


  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC and line a cupcake tin with liners and set aside.
  2. Sift the cocoa powder into a bowl and add the boiling water.
  3. Mix until it forms a thick paste.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, butter, sugar and eggs to the mix.
  5. Mix until combined.
  6. Half fill the liners with the batter, add a heaped tsp of Nutella to each cupcake and top with the remaining batter.
  7. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until a cocktail stick comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool completely on a rack.
  9. Whilst cakes are cooling make the frosting
  11. Melt the chocolate and dip 12 strawberries, cover in sprinkles and leave to harden
  12. Chop six strawberries up small.
  13. Whip the fresh cream to a stiff peak & fold in the chopped strawberries.
  14. Pipe a swirl of cream on each cupcake and top with a coated strawberry
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  • Maura March 22, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Oh dear it looks so good think I may have put on stone just looking at it

    • Karyn March 22, 2016 at 6:36 pm

      Yep Maura I can agree with that one.. My hubbie is never done complaining that I’m responsible for his weight gain and not his lack of will power 😉

  • Kristen March 22, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    This frosting looks amazing! This is my first time visiting your site. I studied in Cork when I was in college. This reminds me of something I would get at a Irish Bed and Breakfast! Beautiful!!

    • Karyn March 22, 2016 at 6:37 pm

      Hi Kristen Thanks for the comment .. Cork is one of my most favorite places..the people are lovely ..We spend a bit of time in Kinsale each year

  • Jolina - The Unlikely Baker March 22, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Nothing says spring like strawberries. And those are beautiful berries you got there! This is perfect for Easter…looks like very fun to do to!

    • Karyn March 22, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      Thank you Jolina 😉 It was a lovely tasty bake.. anything with strawberry for me is heaven.. Appreciate the comment Happy Easter

  • Kylee March 22, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    Wow, those look so lovely! (You had me at “nutella”)

    • Karyn March 28, 2016 at 10:21 am

      Hi Kylee.. Strawberry & Nutella go well together.. truthfully Nutella is good with everything 😉 lol

  • Rhiannon March 22, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    I must be the only person on the planet who doesn’t enjoy nutella, but holy moly, these look absolutely incredible!! These would be perfect for Easter… Hope you and your family have a great holiday!

    • Karyn March 23, 2016 at 6:45 pm

      Hi Rhiannon…;) your not the only one.. My hubbie hates it… He doesn’t like Ferraro Rocher either LOL but the kids more than make up for it.. Hope you have a lovely Easter too

  • Donna March 22, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Oh how cute are these! I love that you went with fresh strawberries instead of the cream egg – the colour is just amazing! I have managed to resist the cream egg temptation so far this year (although they are definitely a big weakness for me!)

    • Karyn March 23, 2016 at 6:43 pm

      Thank you Donna 😉 If the kids have their way I’ll be making something with Creme Eggs soon 😉

  • Hannah March 23, 2016 at 4:52 am

    This is so cool!! And pretty. Love it!

    • Karyn March 23, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      Thank you Hannah 😉


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