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Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes

Servings 24 cupcakes

Ingredients

Chocolate Cake:

  • 1 bod Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 1 small pkg. chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 C. oil
  • 1 C. buttermilk or milk
  • 1/2 C. sour cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Chocolate Hazelnut Buttercream:

  • 1 C. butter softened
  • 2/3 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 C. hazelnut coffee creamer powder Coffee-Mate
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • 2-3 C. powdered sugar

Crushed hazelnuts for decoration

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. 2. Sift cake mix and pudding mix into a small bowl and set aside.
  3. 3. In a large bowl combine all other Cake ingredients.
  4. 4. Add cake mix and pudding mix and stir until smooth.
  5. 5. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 16-22 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  6. 6. Buttercream: Beat butter. Add cocoa powder, creamer powder, vanilla extract and milk and beat again. Slowly add in powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Add more milk or hazelnut creamer if needed.
  7. 7. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with hazelnuts.