5 November 2013

Gluten Free Mutella Cupcakes

Delish Mutella cupcakes are in the house! 

Why are these called Mutella? 
There are loads of Nutella cakes and recipe ideas online, I wanted to create a cupcake which won't make you feel like you are committing a culinary crime eating it. I've made this recipe gluten free and really simple. Nutella is combined in the sponge, filling and butter cream.
 Plus I like the name Mutella.

 From childhood to adulthood Nutella is a jar of goodness that fills a gap after a horrible or great day at school or work. My mum hardly ever bought it and when she did I would finish a jar in five days and even insist on taking a small filled tub to have with crackers at school. Dangerous times. I think that's how my obsession with chocolate began! 
 I still get a kick from piercing the gold film and reaching into the jar with a grin on my face, still having no portion control when I spread it on toast. The thicker the better.

I made these cakes for a friend who has set up her own beauty parlour in Shoreditch. I met her four years ago and she worked every year on her goal until she found the right location. She deserved some fun cupcakes to celebrate.
Here's the recipe for 12 cakes.

60g unsalted soft butter
150g soft brown sugar
1 medium egg
20g cocoa powder
1 tbsp Nutella
150g Gluten free plain flour
Half a tsp bicarbonate of soda
120ml Hazelnut milk mixed with 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
Extra tsp white wine vinegar

Mutella Love:
120g unsalted butter
250g icing sugar
50g cocoa powder
1 tbsp Nutella
1tsp Cola essence
2 tbsp Hazelnut milk

Lichtenstein pop art muffin cases and signs from a boutique cake shop or online.
Fruit corer
Milk and white chocolate balls
Red edible glitter
Dr Oetker gold lustre spray
Large rose tip piping nozzle
Piping bag

Preheat oven 180°c or gas mark 4.
Line cupcake tin with cases.
Whisk butter and sugar until fluffy, add egg and whisk until smooth.
Stir in cocoa powder, flour and buttermilk.
Add bicarbonate of soda and vinegar to get a CO2 reaction which enables the cakes to rise.
Whisk again and stir in cola essence.
Spoon a generous amount in each case add a teaspoon of Nutella on top and swirl into mixture with cocktail stick, bake for 25 minutes.
Leave out to cool completely.
Using fruit corer add half a teaspoon of Nutella into each cupcake and replace with cake in corer.

Make the buttercream by whisking all the ingredients listed.
Pipe on cold cupcakes and spray gold.
Dab glitter on butter cream, sprinkle chocolate balls and stick cool signs on every cake.

LOVING Disclosure at the moment.

Enjoy album and recipe.x