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Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Mascarpone Frosting

Who doesn't love Chocolate Cupcakes especially topped with a creamy Mascarpone and Nutella Frosting. Everyone will love these, perfect for a Party or Family get together.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: cupcakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American/Italian
Keyword: chocolate cupcake recipe, Chocolate cupcake with frosting, chocolate cupcakes
Servings: 6 cupcakes
Calories: 575kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen



  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk (I use 2 %)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (I use corn oil or sunflower)
  • 1/2 cup boiling water


  • 1 cup mascarpone
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella
  • 1 tablespoon icing / powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup whipping / whole cream


  • Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C), place 6 cupcake sleeves in a 6 tin muffin pan.


  • Make the frosting first, in a large bowl add the mascarpone, Nutella, sugar and cream, beat until very thick.  Refrigerate for one hour. (while cupcakes are baking and cooling).


  • In a large bowl whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt, then add the egg, milk, vanilla and oil beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • Add the boiling water and stir with a wooden spoon or spatula (do not beat) to combine.  Pour into prepared cupcake pan and bake for approximately 15 minutes (check with a toothpick for doneness). Let cool completely before frosting. Enjoy!


Calories: 575kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 20.8% | Vitamin C: 0.2% | Calcium: 13.5% | Iron: 9.3%