Baked Goods & Sweet Treats Recipes

Hummingbird Nutella Cupcakes

One name is truly synonumous with cupcakes in London: Hummingbird Bakery. Their legendary cookbook is almost as popular and today I am bringing you my adaptation of their nutella cupcakes. 

Hummingbird Nutella Cupcakes   
chocolate hazelnut baking

(Adapted from the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook)
(For the cupcakes)
1 cup of flour
3/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
40 g of butter
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 cup of milk
1 egg
120 g of Nutella
(For the frosting)
2 cups of icing sugar
80 g of butter
80 g of Nutella
2 tablespoons of milk

chocolate hazelnut baking

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Prepare your cupcake tray. 

Mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, salt, butter. Stir until everything is thoroughly combined. Slowly beat in the milk. Lastly add in the egg and vanilla.  Beat very well. 

Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full. Bake for about 20 minutes, then set aside to cool. When the cakes are cooled hollow out small centres in each cake and fill with a dollop of Nutella. 

Then make your frosting.  Beat together the butter and sugar until it’s come together. Then add in the milk and continue until the mixture is light and fluffy. Lastly, fold in the Nutella by hand. Frost your cupcakes and enjoy!

chocolate hazelnut baking
chocolate hazelnut baking
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  • It’s one thing to bake to perfection, another thing to capture the result so beautiful. Another recipe post-wedding recipe to pocket. πŸ™‚

    • Ah, thanks so much! And post-poning delightful treats till after the wedding will be worth it, I’m sure. xx

  • I will have to make a stop at a hummingbird bakery and have a cupcake when I am in London, these look amazing!

    • Yes! Go to Hummingbird! They have delicious, delicious red velvet cupcakes. There’s one right opposite South Kensington station! x

  • That looks amazing. Almost makes me want to learn how to make cupcakes. haha Linking up from the Weekday Mixer. Nice to meet you! cheers! Shana from

  • Mmm… those look amazing!

  • I’ve never heard about the Hummingbird Bakery, but I’m into it! I think I need that cookbook in my life!

  • Betsy

    Those look awesome. Feel free to send me some! : D

    • If I could figure out how to keep them safe for international shipping, I definitely would πŸ˜‰ x

  • Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum! I will be moving into my own place soon with Hubby, so I will have my own space to do all the crafty, baking stuff I have planned to do!

    • Thank you. And I’m so excited for you! I can’t wait to read about your adventures in setting out a new home! xx

  • Totes pinned these for later!

  • Kaylin

    MMM! Need to try these out for sure!!

  • Coffee Beans High Heels

    can i just die here, because this is what heaven looks like!
    i am so, so greatful for this recipe! i have to try it asap! omg im really excited for this. Do you notice im a HUGE nutella fan?

  • I am DYING! I have to try this recipe!!

  • YUM. You would have fancy cupcake paper cups! (What the hell do you call those things anyways?!)

    • Hmm… cupcake liners? You know, I don’t actually know! They actually came from a pound shop (like a dollar store) in all kinds of crazy and colourful patterns! x

  • Your treats always look so good!

  • Those cupcakes look heavenly! And I LOVE the hummingbird bakery! Good memories of lovely conversations (and great cake) over tea. I didn’t even know they had a cookbook! I shall get my hands on it when I’m back in the UK! Also, anything with Nutella makes my day <3

    • Yes! One of my old housemates owned it and it’s fabulous. So many things in eat that are just simply delicious! x