today i am sharing a ferrero rocher moment in the form of cupcakes! because is it really the holiday season without one of these little chocolates wrapped in gold foil!? the flavour of this cupcake is sort of like a deconstructed ferrero. it is infused with nutella in both the cake + frosting, & topped with an assortment of ferrero chocolate! if you wanted to get wilddddd, you could also place a whole ferrero in each cupcake tin before you pour the batter in & bake it! then there will be a little surprise ferrero rocher in every bite.


(makes approximately 24 cupcakes)

for the cake

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cups raw sugar (or white sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (i used nutella)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

for the frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (i used nutella)
  • 3 cups icing sugar, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 24 whole ferrero rocher's (to top cupcake)


  • preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • in the bowl of a stand mixer cream butter and sugar. add the vanilla, hazelnut spread, oil & eggs. mix until light & fluffy.
  • in a separate bowl sift the flour, baking powder, and salt. gradually add to stand mixer at low speed.
  • once flour is JUST combined into the wet ingredients, add the milk.
  • evenly distribute batter in a lined cupcake pan. bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes, or until the tops bounce back to touch.
  • let cupcakes cool while you make the frosting. for the frosting add all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer and whip until light and fluffy, about 8-10 minutes.

NOTE: if you wanted the chocolate & vanilla twisted frosting, only add the nutella to half of the buttercream. layer the different frosting into the piping back starting with vanilla.

thank you so much to ferrero rocher for sponsoring this post! all opinions are my own. check out the other ferrero moments using the hash tag #ferreromoment & share your own!