Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cappuccino Muffins w/ Nutella Fluff Frosting


I saw Tweets about Nutella Day and of course got to thinking about what I could contribute. Margot and I love the stuff and when I found it was made by the same company that makes the Ferro Rocher candies that I have been addicted to from time to time, it totally made sense.

I went with something that I don’t do a lot in my blog, baking. I made cappuccino muffins, cupcakes seem apt as a description too, with Nutella and marshmallow fluff frosting. The frosting was Margot’s idea. She’s got a better feel for sweet treats than I do and ignoring that idea would be pretty stupid in my experience.

Cappuccino Muffins w/ Nutella Fluff Frosting

Muffins
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tbsp baking cocoa
½ cup + 2 Tbsp vanilla almond milk
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
1/4 cup Smart Balance, melted
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Set oven to 375. Combine dry (first 6 ingredients) in a large mixing bowl. Mix the instant coffee into the almond milk. Mix in the melted Smart Balance, beaten egg and vanilla to the milk. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry until well blended. Pour batter into 6 greased or paper lined large muffin tins. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until a knife inserted in to the center comes out clean. Allow to cool.


Frosting
¼ lb butter, softened
¼ cup Nutella
½ jar Fluff
¼ lb confectioners’ sugar
½ tsp vanilla

Blend the softened butter and Nutella together until smooth. Mix in the sugar and vanilla. Gently fold in the fluff using a spatula. Spread over the cool cupcakes.

( Margot and I had some ideas of what we could do with this, but they really aren't blog worthy... )

The presentation in the china coffee cup completes the idea that this would be a great pairing with a hot cup of coffee for breakfast or an afternoon snack!

I hope everyone is having fun on Nutella Day. The list of recipes compiled so far is pretty amazing.

Cheers!

Jason

13 comments:

Nicky said...

Thank you for posting a recipe! Happy Nutella day!

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

Congrats on going out of your comfort zone - and what better reason that Nutella Day? I think these flavors would work very well!

Lisa said...

Wow, what a muffin. Talk about having dessert for breakfast, always a good thing. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog right now and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your muffins up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

Holy sh**. I'm skipping the muffins and going straight for the frosting.

Kate @ Diethood.com said...

Oh my goodness gracious - wow!! Amazing treat...thank you for sharing!

Eftychia said...

Yummy, yummy, What a delicious recipe. This muffin looks delicious. Thank you for sharing!!

Jennifurla said...

Inventive, awesome. Love it.

Jason Phelps said...

These were so much fun to make and it got me thinking about baking more. I used to when I was younger.

They were damn good too!

Jason

Anonymous said...

This looks fantastic, but on my computer, the FB and Twitter share buttons cover the proportions on the first 4 ingredients. Could you please let me know? I'd love to make some!

Jason Phelps said...

Muffins
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tbsp baking cocoa
½ + 2 Tbsp cup vanilla almond milk
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
1/4 cup Smart Balance, melted
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Anonymous said...

@Jason Phelps

Sorry, is that a 1/2 cup and 2 tbsp of almond milk? Just wanted to clarify.

Jason Phelps said...

@Anonymous
Just fixed the recipe. Thanks!

LIbby A. said...

These were delicious! The frosting was amazing and the cupcakes were great. The only thing I had an issue with was the cupcake being a bit on the dry side, therefore next time i make these i think will combine this recipe with a sour cream based batter just to ensure the moistness :)