Yield: 12 Cupcakes

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Chocolate and Hazelnut combine to make Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes! Sweet and nutty with an irresistible Nutella frosting, these are a must try dessert for any occasion.


For the cupcakes

For the Frosting

  • 1 ½ cups butter, softened
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream

For Toppings

  • 1 cup crushed hazelnuts
  • 12 Ferrero Rocher chocolates


  1. Bake and Cool chocolate cupcakes.


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, Add the butter and Nutella. Beat until nice and smooth. About 2-3 minutes. 
  2. Add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, combining after each addition. 
  3. Last, add in the vanilla and heavy cream and mix on high speed for 2-3 minutes until you get a nice “whipped” consistency. 


  1. Add the buttercream into a piping bag with a detachable tip (or divide the buttercream evenly between two bags. One with a round, and one with a large star tip. I used a Wilton 1M star and 2A round tip) 
  2. With the round tip, pipe a generous circle of frosting on top of the cupcake and gently press into the crushed hazelnuts. Knock off any access hazelnuts. 
  3. With the star tip, pipe a swirl of frosting on top of the hazelnuts and top with a Ferrero Rocher chocolate. 
  4. Continue with all the cupcakes. 
  5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving. 


  • Chocolate Cupcakes. Use a ½ batch of my perfect chocolate cupcake recipe. Or double the topping and make 24 cupcakes. Or use devil's food cake mix cupcakes!
  • For delicious results, use my homemade vanilla extract recipe!
  • Best frosting tips. Spoon the frosting into a disposable bag. Slide that bag into a second disposable bag fitted with a round tip. Then when it's time to use the star tip, just slide the frosting bag out, change out the tip (on the second bag), and voila! Easy peasy.
  • Storing. Keep the Ferrero Rocher cupcakes in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cupcake

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 677Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 389mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 3gSugar: 54gProtein: 6g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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