Festive Golden Vanilla Cupcakes

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Festive Golden Vanilla Cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes



  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup whole milk

Buttercream Frosting + Topping

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • Gold sprinkles
  • 12 Ferrero Rocher chocolates


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, sift together all dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a larger bowl, cream together granulated sugar and 2 large eggs.
  5. Add softened butter into sugar and egg mixture. Stir vigorously. Add vanilla extract.
  6. Alternate adding dry ingredients and milk into wet ingredients. Mix well.
  7. Fill each lined section of the muffin pan with cupcake batter, about 2/3 of the way (approx. ¼ cup of batter).
  8. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Allow to cool before proceeding to the next steps.
  9. Use a paring knife to carve out a cavity in each cupcake, about ½ an inch in diameter and ½ an inch deep.
  10. Fill each cupcake cavity with Nutella.
  11. In a small mixing bowl, beat together softened butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk with an electric mixer. Start on low and increase speed to high, adding more milk (only one tbsp at a time), if too thick. These ingredients will make up the buttercream frosting.
  12. Scoop buttercream into a piping bag with Wilton tip #21 attached. Frost each cupcake.
  13. Top each frosted cupcake with golden sprinkles and one Ferrero Rocher chocolate. Serve and enjoy!

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