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Coconut Nutella Cupcakes with Nutella ganache and coconut cream cheese frosting

Coconut Nutella Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • CAKE:
  • 1 Box devil's food cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C. butter melted
  • 1 C. buttermilk or milk
  • 1/2 C. sour cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • NUTELLA GANACHE:
  • 2/3 C. Nutella
  • 1/3 C. Chocolate Chips
  • COCONUT CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 C. butter softened (unsalted)
  • 2 tsp. coconut extract
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3-4 C. powdered sugar
  • SHREDDED COCONUT

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pan with cupcake liners.
  2. 2. In a large bowl. sift in cake mix to remove any lumps and add remaining cake ingredients. Stir unit combined.
  3. 3. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 18-22 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  4. 4. Let cool.
  5. 5. Nutella Ganache: (see photos) Melt Nutella and chocolate chips together in the microwave using a microwave proof bowl and stir every 30 seconds until smooth. Dip the tops of the cooled cupcakes in the ganache and then set upright to let set.
  6. 6. Coconut Frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter together. Add coconut and vanilla extrat and then add 3 cup powdered sugar. Continue to add until you reach your desired consistency.
  7. 7. Frost cupcakes over ganache and then top with shredded coconut!