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Chocolate Stuffed Red Velvet Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

Hello my peoples! So yea… by the title you know this one is gonna be awesome! And, it is! Omg, I love red velvet everything! There is a local cupcake shop close to our house and they have the BEST cupcakes I have ever tasted. But, their red velvet are definitely at the top of the list! So I wanted to make some myself, and of course you know me, I had to really mix it up! I stuffed them with a little Hershey’s kiss and topped it with buttercream flavored with nutella… woah! These are just a little piece of Heaven!

Chocolate Stuffed Red Velvet Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

Chocolate Stuffed Red Velvet Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting, stuffed with a little Hershey's kiss and topped with buttercream flavored with nutella... woah!Okay, I have a confession to make… (as you will see in the recipe, ha!) I used a box cake mix to make these. I know! But, I just loooove boxed cake mix, it’s easy and it always comes out light and fluffy like I like it! So, feel free to use another recipe for the cake mix, but I’m sticking to my trusty premade cake mix! Frosting adapted from Kitchen Treaty.

Chocolate Stuffed Red Velvet Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting, stuffed with a little Hershey's kiss and topped with buttercream flavored with nutella... woah!

Chocolate Stuffed Red Velvet Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box red velvet cake mix, plus ingredients on back of the box
  • 12 Hershey's kisses
  • 1 stick butter, unsalted room temp
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • ⅔ Cup Nutella
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 3 Tbls cool whip (or 2 Tbls heavy whipping cream)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to directions on back of cake mix box. Make cake mix. Fill cupcake liners ⅓ of the way full. Place one hershey's kiss in the center. Cover with more batter until about ⅔ full.
  2. Bake according to directions on back of the box.
  3. Let cool on wire rack for 5 minutes, then take out and place cupcakes on wire rack and let cool completely.
  4. Make the frosting while the cakes cool. Cream together the butter and sugar with a hand mixer on low speed. Add in the nutella and whip on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add in the vanilla and salt, mix 30 more seconds. Add in the cool whip or cream and beat again for an additional minute until light and fluffy.
  5. Pipe on top of the cupcakes and add a couple chocolate chips for garnish, optional.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Step by Step Directions

Chocolate Stuffed Red Velvet Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting, stuffed with a little Hershey's kiss and topped with buttercream flavored with nutella... woah!

Preheat oven to directions on back of cake mix box. Make cake mix. Fill cupcake liners 1/3 of the way full. Place one hershey’s kiss in the center.

Chocolate Stuffed Red Velvet Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting, stuffed with a little Hershey's kiss and topped with buttercream flavored with nutella... woah!

Cover with more batter until about 2/3 full.

Chocolate Stuffed Red Velvet Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting, stuffed with a little Hershey's kiss and topped with buttercream flavored with nutella... woah!

Bake according to directions on back of the box.
Let cool on wire rack for 5 minutes, then take out and place cupcakes on wire rack and let cool completely.

Chocolate Stuffed Red Velvet Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting, stuffed with a little Hershey's kiss and topped with buttercream flavored with nutella... woah!

Make the frosting while the cakes cool. Cream together the butter and sugar with a hand mixer on low speed.

Chocolate Stuffed Red Velvet Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting, stuffed with a little Hershey's kiss and topped with buttercream flavored with nutella... woah!

Add in the nutella and whip on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add in the vanilla and salt, mix 30 more seconds. Add in the cool whip or cream and beat again for an additional minute until light and fluffy.

Chocolate Stuffed Red Velvet Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting, stuffed with a little Hershey's kiss and topped with buttercream flavored with nutella... woah!

Pipe on top of the cupcakes

Chocolate Stuffed Red Velvet Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting, stuffed with a little Hershey's kiss and topped with buttercream flavored with nutella... woah!

and add a couple chocolate chips for garnish, optional.

Chocolate Stuffed Red Velvet Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting, stuffed with a little Hershey's kiss and topped with buttercream flavored with nutella... woah!

Serve and enjoy!

Hubba, hubba!

Chocolate Stuffed Red Velvet Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting, stuffed with a little Hershey's kiss and topped with buttercream flavored with nutella... woah!

The kisses I think just add a nice little touch, a fun little surprise!

Chocolate Stuffed Red Velvet Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting, stuffed with a little Hershey's kiss and topped with buttercream flavored with nutella... woah!

I hope you enjoyed these little cuties! What’s the best red velvet dessert you’ve ever had??

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10 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    Kathi Riemer says:
    April 18, 2014

    Man, three of my favorite things in one place. I’m going to make these. Thank you for sharing!
    Kathi

  2. avatar
    Andi Morris says:
    April 19, 2014

    These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them! Thank you for sharing :)

  3. avatar
    Diane Balch says:
    April 21, 2014

    Nutella frosting with red velvet what an amazing idea. Thanks for bringing it to foodie friday pinned.

  4. avatar
    dina says:
    April 22, 2014

    they look yummy!

  5. avatar
    April 22, 2014

    I’m a BIG red velvet fan, and stuffed with chocolate is even better! thanks for sharing

  6. avatar
    Shanice says:
    April 23, 2014

    Nutella is a nice touch! Looks yummy. I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

  7. avatar
    April 27, 2014

    You had my attention at chocolate stuffed…then you sold me completely with Nutella frosting. I just can’t resist the stuff :-)

  8. avatar
    Melanie says:
    May 1, 2014

    Dana,
    These look AMAZING! Thank you for linking up at Skip The Housework Saturday! You were one of the top 3 vote getters, so I’m sharing like crazy!~

  9. avatar
    Vera says:
    May 11, 2014

    Hi Dana,
    I’ve featured these cupcakes on my blog, hoping that you don’t mind, but if you do, please contact me and I’ll remove it. All the best.

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