Rocher Cupcakes

Easter is right around the corner and what better than making a batch of Rocher Cupcakes for your friends and loved ones? I love this cupcake for its tasty contrasting layers – creamy hazelnut filling, the crisp wafer shell, the crunchy hazelnut in the centre and the yummy taste of Nutella on the surface of the cake!

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Baking time: 25 minutes

Makes: 12

Cupcakes

100 g Q.B.B. Pure Ghee, room temperature

80 g unsalted butter, room temperature

80 g caster sugar

3 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

100 g sour cream

70 g unsweetened cocoa powder

100 g plain flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

12 Ferrero Rocher

Chopped hazelnuts (optional)

Chocolate syrup (optional)

Nutella Frosting

50 g Q.B.B. Pure Ghee, softened

80 g Nutella

100 g icing sugar, sifted

1 tablespoon milk

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  2. Cream Q.B.B. Pure Ghee, butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add beaten eggs, a little at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and sour cream and mix well.
  5. Sift in the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt and fold it lightly.
  6. Scoop batter into 12 muffin pans and lightly press a Ferrero Rocher into the centre of each cupcake.
  7. Bake cupcakes for about 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  9. In the meanwhile, prepare the frosting by beating the Q.B.B. Pure Ghee and Nutella until smooth and creamy.
  10. Sift in the icing sugar and beat until smooth. If you find the cream too thick for piping, add the milk and beat again till smooth.
  11. Pipe or spread the frosting over each cake and garnish with chopped hazelnuts or chocolate syrup if desired.

 

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