These Kinder Bueno cupcakes are a delicious treat that recreate the flavours of the Kinder Bueno bar and as an extra treat have a piece of the chocolate bar on top!
I got the idea from Ros at The More Than Occasional Baker who made some beautiful Kinder Bueno cupcakes. I changed quite a few elements so I think I can say this is my own recipe of course with a hat tip to Ros- mine are definitely a bit messier!
Have you eaten Kinder Bueno before? I think they tend to be aimed more at children - I remember seeing them a lot when I lived in Germany, and I always thought Kinder was German but actually it is owned by the Italian company Ferrero (as in, Rocher). The bars have a wafer base, a hazelnut cream filling and are coated in milk chocolate drizzled with (I think) dark chocolate.
Kinder Bueno Cupcakes - an original recipe by Caroline Makes
Makes 12 cupcakes
For the cupcake:
200g caster sugar
100g ground hazelnuts
125g self raising flour
For the filling:
12 tsp white chocolate spread
For the topping:
250g butter, softened
500g icing sugar
100g milk chocolate, melted
12 tsp Choc Shot liquid chocolate
3 Kinder Bueno bars
Preheat oven to 175C. In a large bowl, cream the butter and caster sugar then beat in the eggs.
Fold in the ground hazelnuts and the flour.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
When the cakes have cooled, use a teaspoon or cupcake corer to scoop a small amount out of the middle of each cake. Fill each cupcake with 1 tsp white chocolate spread - this gives the lovely white creamy filling you get in a Kinder Bueno. Replace the 'lid' of the cupcakes.
Drizzle with Choc Shot - this is a low GI liquid chocolate that you can find in the supermarket hot drinks and cocoa aisle. Finally top each cupcake with a square of Kinder Bueno. These are so easy to make even children could do them!
I boxed these up in a pretty gift box and gave them to a friend who I was meeting for coffee; she has a husband and four children so six cupcakes were just right!
Laura at I'd Much Rather Bake Than is celebrating the first birthday of the Biscuit Barrel challenge so I hope she will like these cupcakes.
The theme for Treat Petite, hosted by Stuart at Cakeyboi and Kat at the Baking Explorer is also one year old this month and has as it's theme 'anything goes'. Happy birthday to you!
I am also sending this to the Betta Living bake a cupcake competition.
You can find details of their #bettabakeoff competition on the link above.