Nutella Rose Shaped Cupcakes

Valentines Day is coming up and that gives me an excuse to make pretty cupcakes. I’ve never been a fan of overly pink and red cakes but I think I’ve managed to create a slightly valentines style with rose shaped icing. I’ve used Nutella in the icing which made in look a pretty brown, pink colour and I’ve also added little gold stars which make them look slightly rose gold, which I love. These could be made for any occasion because they are super tasty, hope you all have a lovely Valentine’s Day, whether you have a significant other or not!IMG_1486


  • Eggs
  • Margarine
  • Self-Raising Flour
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Vanilla Essence

These cakes are super easy to make and to remember, also they taste incredible. The mixture is just a plain sponge so this can be also used to make a Victoria sponge with jam and butter icing.

  1. Depending on how many cakes you want choose either 2/3/4 eggs and weigh them. I used 2 eggs, which made 8 cupcakes. The eggs I used came to 132g and so everything else needs to weigh exactly the same. (Except the vanilla essence)
  2. Mix together the margarine and sugar until white and fluffy and then add a teaspoon of vanilla essence.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time with a little flour to stop it curdling.
  4. When all the eggs are mixed in, add the rest of the flour and fold that in. (or mix quickly)
  5. Fill the cupcake cases 2/3 full and then bake in the oven for around 10/12 minutes at 180 degrees. Keep checking the cupcakes and when golden brown they should be done. To check if they are done, poke a skewer into the middle of a cake and if it comes out clean they are done.
  1. If you’ve read my other cake blog posts you know Im not very helpful when it comes to icing as I just make it up.
  2. I add a chunk of margarine maybe around 50g and then about 120g of icing sugar a bit at a time so it doesn’t all fly away. You might need to add a few splashes of water to, to help it all bind together.
  3. When you have a good icing add a tablespoon of Nutella (or chocolate spread) and mix it all together.
  4. Use a piping bag something that you can use a nozzle with. Pipe the icing from the inside out with an extra circle on the top of the outside to create the rose shape.
  5. Add any decorations you want; gold stars, little hearts, sprinkles, melted chocolate… You can make them exactly how you want.
  6. Enjoy!





31 thoughts on “Nutella Rose Shaped Cupcakes

  1. These look SO nice, i feel hungry just looking at them. I would try to make them, but anything I bake, even with strict rules to stick to the recipe, it never works out for me, haha 🙂 x


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