I really like taking flavor combinations from other well-known foods and turning them into baked goods. For example, I made Strawberries and Cream Bars, Almond Joy Cookies, and Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cupcakes, just to name a few. I think it’s a cool way of using flavor combinations that are already known to work and applying them to a different form. So, these are supposed to mimic Kinder Bueno bars, which are mainly sold in Europe but a lot of people at least know about them. I think they do a great job at mimicking them.
The weird stuff in the middle of the cupcake is way more appetizing than it looks, I promise. It’s supposed to be a copycat recipe for the filling inside a Kinder Bueno and it does a great job at recreating that taste. It’s a very simple recipe – mostly made up of hazelnuts and white chocolate. I never would’ve thought of white chocolate being in that filling, but once you taste it you’ll realize that it definitely does.
The rest of the cupcake is fairly straightforward. Just a chocolate cupcake recipe with a Nutella frosting. I used the same chocolate cupcake recipe as I used here because I remember it being extremely moist, chocolatey, and just delicious. The frosting is a great recipe for two reasons. One, you can actually taste the Nutella. A lot of times in baked goods, the Nutella is overshadowed by other ingredients and you really can’t taste it, but not in this frosting recipe. The other reason I really like it is because it doesn’t make too much frosting, like almost every other recipe on the planet does (I’ve found). It leaves a perfect amount for each cupcake.
So, assuming you like Kinder Bueno candy bars (who doesn’t, they’re amazing), you will love these cupcakes. Happy baking!