Tortine alla Nutella {Cupcakes filled with Nutella}

We’re celebrating! No it’s not my birthday {that was last month in case you missed it ; ) } It’s not our blogaversary {that’s in January} but you’re getting closer. We’re celebrating our BRAND SPANKING NEW SHINY LOOK! Yes bell’alimento has a brand new look but don’t worry – even though we have  a brand new outside we’re still the same on the inside ;  )

What better way to celebrate than with Nutella! You knew that was coming. I just can’t help myself. I’m weak when it comes to Nutella. I’m just weak. It’s my kryptonite. Always will be. And I’m on a mission to make it everyone else’s kryptonite too ; ) This cupcake will satisfy the choco-holic and nutella-holic in you all at once! It’s so moist and airy! And as you’re biting into it just when you think it can’t get any better you get this ooey crunchy surprise. Nutella and Bacio chocolates come together and *fireworks* *champagne corks popping*

And I didn’t even mention the icing. Oh my sweet mamma the icing. And yes, it’s my Mamma’s icing. I am fully aware this isn’t something that’s going to make  it onto any low calorie or healthy menus. But it’s sooooooooo good that I just block that out ; ) Sweet goodness, it’s almost too much for me to handle. Almost ; )

Light and fluffy chocolate cake…Nutella… Bacio chocolates {my second favorite Italian chocolate} and icing so good I could just pipe it directly into my mouth. It’s definitely perfect for a celebration!

This celebration wouldn’t be possible without COOKIELICOUS! She is the mastermind behind the brand spanking new look, and although I’m totally biased I think  it’s ah-mazing and I just love her  to pieces! She’s so gracious that she’s going to GIVEAWAY a new HEADER DESIGN to one of you lucky readers OR a CUSTOM TWITTER BACKGROUND. Winner’s Choice!  *and the crowd goes wild*

Edited to add: Thank you for your entries. Contest is closed. Winner announced HERE:

  • And now for the GIVEAWAY…
    To enter simply:1. leave a comment telling us what you love best about our makeover or what features you’d like to see added to bell’alimento.
    {bonus entries}
    2. Follow bell’alimento on
    TWITTERand RT the following & let us know you did so! {NOTE: you have to be following bell’alimento for this entry to count}
    @bellalimento is celebrating their new look w/#Nutella Cupcakes & a  GIVEAWAY http://bit.ly/b6KADF
    3. Follow bell’alimento on
    FACEBOOK. Come back leave a separate comment telling us you’ve done so.
    4. Follow COOKIELICIOUS on
    TWITTER . Come back leave a separate comment telling us you’ve done so.
    5. Sign up for our RSS Feed. Come back  leave a separate comment telling us you’ve done so.

That’s 5 chances to win!

Legal Schmegal: Contest is open to EVERYONE {hooray} and is open until Monday August 23rd at 12:00 pm EST. One winner will be drawn by a magic eight ball, ehem random.org. NOTE: Winner will be responsible for installation of design.

Baci e In bocca al lupo {Good Luck}!

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What you’ll need: {makes 18 large cupcakes}

{cupcakes}
2 sticks of unsalted butter – softened
5 eggs -separated
2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups cake flour sifted twice
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
9 teaspoons Nutella
10 Bacio Chocolates – crushed

{icing}
1 pound confectioner’s sugar
1 cup shortening
7 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 Bacio Chocolates – crushed

What to do:
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In your mixer, cream butter & sugar together until pale in color & very creamy. Add egg yolks one at a time mixing well after each one.

2. Into a large bowl add cake flour, cocoa powder, salt & baking soda. Gently whisk together to combine. Add the vanilla extract to the buttermilk. Set aside.

3. Alternate the flour mixture with buttermilk (end with flour) and add to butter/sugar mixture. Continue mixing until well combined. Set aside.

3. Into a separate mixing bowl, beat egg whites with your whisk attachment until stiff. Gently fold into cake mixture.

4. Line your cupcake pans with cupcake liners and fill 1/2 of the way up with batter.

5. Add the nutella and crushed bacio chocolates into a small bowl. Mix well to combine. Take 1 teaspoon of the Nutella mixture and add it to the center of each cupcake. Finish topping off cupcakes with 1/4 more batter each. Cupcakes should be 3/4 way filled when you’re finished. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before icing.

6. WHILE cupcakes are cooling make icing: into your mixer add: confectioner’s sugar, shortening, milk, cocoa powder and vanilla extract. With your paddle attachment, mix until well combined.

7. Place icing into a pastry bag {or zip lock bag} and pipe onto cupcakes. Garnish with additional crushed Bacio chocolates.

Buon Appetito!

And Psst.

COOKIELICIOUS is available if you’re in the market for a brand new look for your blog/site. Get to her before she has a waiting list longer than Rapunzel’s hair ; )

115 Comments

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    Felicia /

    I follow you on Facebook!

  2. 102
    Sarah Morris /

    Love the site style! Would love to see a comprehensive recipe page with lots of categories!

  3. 103
    Sarah Morris /

    I’ve been following you on Twitter for ages! (I retweeted!)

  4. 104
    Sarah Morris /

    And, I’ve been a facebook fan for awhile too!

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    Sarah Morris /

    Ditto with the RSS feed.

  6. 106

    Congratulations for your new style, i like it a lot, the blog looks awesome. The cupcakes looks amazing!

    Magi

  7. 107

    I love the site. It is so clean and fresh looking. I will be following you on twitter and facebook too!

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    Tracey Byram /

    The pages are easier to read and less busy looking. Also pages load quicker.

  9. 109

    wow, this top looks incredibly!

  10. 110

    I’m new to your site and I love it as it is! It’s so brite, cheery and concise! Maybe some more info on how you take such amazing photo shots! You make the food look absolutely delicious, I’m sure it is, but seems like I can taste the treats just by looking!
    Hugs, Sara

  11. 111

    I’m a folower and here’s my tweet (@whatisgood)
    http://twitter.com/whatisgood/status/23210995198

  12. 112

    I follow COOKIELICIOUS (@whatisgood is my handle)
    Sara

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