This rich devil's food cake was inspired by Nutella®.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 cupcakes
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 18 muffin cups or line with paper baking cups. Stir together the sugar, flour, ground hazelnuts, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

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  • Beat together the eggs, vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in the flour mixture until moistened, then stir in the water until batter is smooth. Batter may be a bit thin. Pour into the prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan, and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Once cool, frost with the chocolate-hazelnut spread, and sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts to garnish.

Nutrition Facts

391 calories; protein 5.8g; carbohydrates 48.8g; fat 21.2g; cholesterol 21.8mg; sodium 315.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2008
Sorry about that! I did say that the batter would turn out runny when submitting the recipe but that was omitted when they edited it unfortunately. I originally made them and frosted them with ganache which made them super decadent. Read More
(10)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/16/2010
If I could give this negative star rating I would. I bake a lot and these were a complete disaster! I made the recipe as written and it was too runny the batter overflowed onto the oven floor and the batter left in the cups did not bake and rise but were left concave and a liquidy goey mess. I do not suggest anyone make this! The only positive was the batter did taste good. Read More
(20)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 1 stars
02/16/2010
If I could give this negative star rating I would. I bake a lot and these were a complete disaster! I made the recipe as written and it was too runny the batter overflowed onto the oven floor and the batter left in the cups did not bake and rise but were left concave and a liquidy goey mess. I do not suggest anyone make this! The only positive was the batter did taste good. Read More
(20)
Rating: 1 stars
12/28/2009
I think the flour and sugar are mixed up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2008
Sorry about that! I did say that the batter would turn out runny when submitting the recipe but that was omitted when they edited it unfortunately. I originally made them and frosted them with ganache which made them super decadent. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 1 stars
11/08/2010
I just spent more time cleaning the oven! This was a complete mess. The recipe said runny it was more like a flood. I'll try the hazelnut recipe again but from a different book. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/26/2008
These cupcakes did not turn out for me. But I'm pretty sure it was all my fault!! After putting all of the ingredients together the batter was really really runny. So I left out the 1/3 cup of water and added 3/4 cup flour. I'm sure this threw off the chemical balance resulting in brownies that sunk in the middle. Bummer because I love hazlenuts and they're not cheap!! Oh well if you try these just beware that the batter is runny. Maybe I'll try them again some day--especially since I now have two jars of Nuttela! Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
06/11/2011
This was an interesting experience. We decided to cut it in half. Even so it made 12 not 9 ENORMOUS cupcakes (but at least they didn't spill into the oven)! They were tasty but top anything with nutella and can it really be bad? They also imploded and could not stand up on their own (not even LifeAlert could help them). It was a good effort but something is not quite right. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/06/2009
This recipe didn't turn out for me at all. I followed the recipe exactly and the cupcakes caved in. When pouring the batter how full do you recommend? I think maybe I just needed to put a little less batter in each cup...they taste delicious but are in no shape to serve to anyone! Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
10/24/2011
The ingredients are great but with all the modifications I had to make I decided to create my owen recipe. Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
01/16/2014
I really wish I'd read the reviews first. What a waste of ingredients! Read More
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