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Chocolate Blueberry Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream

Chocolate Blueberry Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream on

I found Blueberries on sale at the market and I might have gone a little crazy. I can never pass up a good produce sale, even if it means I end up having an overwhelming surplus of something. This weeks’ crazy surplus was blueberries and I had to think up some way to use them all.

I noticed I had a serious lacking of all things chocolate on Confectionalism… Shame on me! I also noticed I had yet to share a cupcake recipe with you all… double shame!

I know, it shouldn’t have taken me this long. Well, today I am here to remedy the lack of chocolate and cupcakes.  All of this while using up a few of my pints of blueberries.

Chocolate Blueberry Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream on

I think the love affair between blueberries and chocolate is sometimes overlooked. It definitely shouldn’t be because they really have a beautiful relationship. Pair them with some Nutella and you have a love triangle that is a pure success. This chocolate cupcake recipe is rich and decadent, using real chocolate and cocoa, and the coffee and cinnamon brighten the flavors and add to their roastiness . The blueberries are studded throughout this moist cake and the tartness of the berries compliment the smooth sweet milk chocolate very well. Top all that with a smooth and powerful Nutella Buttercream Frosting and I start to do a little dance.

I like to top these bad boys with a few extra blueberries to help highlight their gooey insides, and a sprinkle of Cocoa Nibs for texture and decoration. I even had one for breakfast this morning and I’m starting to wish I wouldn’t have sent the rest with Aaron to share with his co-workers. It’s probably for the best as I wouldn’t have been able to resist over indulging today.

Get my Nutella Buttercream Frosting Recipe HERE 

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Chocolate Blueberry Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream
Yields: 24 cupcakes
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  • 6 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • ¾ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1¼ cups hot coffee
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1¾ cups sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1½ pints fresh blueberries
  • 1 recipe of my Nutella Buttercream Frosting ( )
  • blueberries for decorating
  • cocoa nibs for decorating
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 Muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  2. Combine the milk chocolate and cocoa powder in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the hot coffee over the chocolate and cocas powder. Stir to combine and melt the chocolate, until smooth.
  4. In a medium sized bowl combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Whisk to combine.
  5. Whisk the eggs, vegetable oil, vinegar, and vanilla into the chocolate mixture.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and stir to combine, being sure to not over mix.
  7. Fold in the blueberries.
  8. Spoon into cupcake tins, filling ¾ full for each cupcake liner.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 - 35 min, until the tops spring back when touched lightly.
  10. Let cool for 15 min and then transfer to a cooling rack.
  11. After completely cooled, top with Nutella Buttercream, a few blueberries, and sprinkle with cocoa nibs.
  12. Enjoy! I even devoured one for breakfast... don't judge me.

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I'm Nicole. Ceo, Pastry Chef, and Photographer for I'm a lover of sweets, art, and an avid puppy cuddler. I hope my recipes, kitchen tips, tricks, and culinary adventures inspire you to put your "Creativity to Plate!" You can read more about me and Confectionalism on the About Confectionalism link in the Menu bar to the far left of the site. Happy Cooking! Sincerely, Nicole

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11 thoughts on “Chocolate Blueberry Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream”

  1. Nutella buttercream?! Yes!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Please join us again this week!

  2. Visiting from Super Saturday link party. These cupcakes look great, I love nutella! I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us. Have a great day!

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