Sunday, February 12, 2012

Nutella Self Frosting Cupcakes

I love Nutella so what is not better than nutella cupcakes? Better yet, self frosting cupcakes.
I found this recipe online.


  • 10 tbsps. butter, softened (I used vegetable oil, next time I would stick to butter)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar 
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder.
  • Nutella (around 1/3 cup)

  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Line the cupcake pan with liners.
  2. Cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla.
  4. Stir in flour, salt, and baking powder.
  5. Fill each liner 3/4th the way. 
  6. Top each cupcake with around 1 tsp. Nutella (more if you would like). Swirl Nutella with toothpick.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean (from batter). I needed a little bit more time.

Enjoy! If anyone has any other ideas of what to bake using Nutella please post them here!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Double Peanut Butter Paisley Brownies

Had peanut butter chips. Wanted something sweet. This was the product.
I found the recipe on the bag.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsps. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 10 oz. pkg. peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup chocolate syrup

  1. Heat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease 13X9in baking pan. (I used a smaller pan, so the brownies were thicker and took longer to cook).
  3. Beat butter and peanut butter. Add sugar and brown sugar, beat well. 
  4. Add eggs. Beat well.
  5. Blend in vanilla.
  6. Add in flour, baking powder, and salt.
  7. Stir in peanut butter chips.
  8. Add half the batter to the pan. Squeeze out like to the right -->
  9. Add remaining batter. Swirl around with knife.
  10. Cook for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned. I cooked for an additional 10 or so minutes because I used a smaller pan.
  11. Enjoy :-)