Sunday 14 September 2014

Kinder Bueno Cupcakes

 Kinder Bueno cupcake

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:
250g butter
200g caster sugar
3 eggs
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.

 Place cupcake cases in a muffin tin and spoon in equal amounts of the cake mixture. Bake for around 20 minutes until cooked.

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!

 I'm sending this to Alphabakes, the blog challenge I co-host with Ros of The More Than Occasional Baker as the letter she has chosen this month is K. I hope she doesn't mind me using her own recipe as inspiration!

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.


  1. There's no question about it, I love these. They're the perfect birthday treat and I really like all the differ components, especially the white chocolate spread filling. Thanks for sharing them with the Biscuit Barrel!

  2. My daughter loved Kinder Bueno before she was diagnosed coeliac. I had to buy her one last pack before she went gluten free. These cupcakes look lovely. Great use of Choc Shots!!

  3. Thanks for taking the time to enter - a petite treat indeed!

  4. I love Kinder Bueno and these cupcakes look good especially with the choc shot topping. Thanks for entering AlphaBakes

  5. Saved as a favorite, I like your website!


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