Kinder Bueno Cupcakes taste amazing. They feature chocolate-hazelnut cupcakes, a Kinder Bueno filling and frosting made with Kinder Bueno to retrieve the delicate flavor of this unique chocolate bar.
These Kinder Bueno cupcakes are as good as they sound. When I think Kinder Bueno, the first flavors which come to mind are hazelnut and chocolate. The creamy hazelnut filling was the starting point for me to create these delicious cupcakes with a Kinder Bueno Frosting. If you like these flavors, you’ll love these Kinder Bueno Cupcakes.
These decadent Kinder Bueno Cupcakes are made from scratch. The cupcake is well balanced between cocoa powder, ground hazelnuts, and a small amount of Nutella to taste like the candy bar.
The Kinder Bueno filling is just amazing. Added melted Kinder Bueno in the filling is the big PLUS instead of trying to replicate the flavor.
Why you’ll love these Kinder Bueno Cupcakes
- There are delicious cupcakes. I shouldn’t say more, but also:
- The hazelnut chocolate cupcakes are easy to bake
- The Kinder Bueno filling/frosting is made with Kinder Bueno, so it tastes like Kinder Bueno
- Elevate your cupcakes with this amazing filling
- These Kinder Bueno Cupcakes are showstoppers, perfect if you are looking for birthday cupcake ideas
- Kinder cupcakes are always a win with kids
Note about ingredients
Ground hazelnuts. Can’t find them: In your food processor, ground roasted, skinned hazelnuts until a sandy texture. Don’t overmix or you will end up with hazelnut butter. Ensure to use roasted hazelnuts to bring out much of their flavor.
Nutella: a tiny amount to taste like the candy bar. Don’t be tempted to add more otherwise, the batter won’t be light anymore. You can use any chocolate-hazelnut spread.
Cocoa powder: I used Dutch-processed cocoa powder.
Kinder Bueno Filling/Frosting
It’s a twist from a namelaka cream made with milk, heavy cream (double cream), gelatine, and Kinder Bueno instead of classic chocolate.
Gelatine: I use gelatine powder, strength: 200 bloom. I use a kitchen scale with readabilities of 0.01g to get precise weighing.
Not all gelatines are equal, so check your gelatine strength before. If you need help to adjust the gelatine, check this recipe, section ” How to adjust the quantity of gelatine?”
Milk: whole milk or 2% fat.
Heavy cream: 30 – 36% milk fat minimum (also called double cream in some countries)
Kinder Bueno: 6 pairs of 2 bars for the filling/frosting and 1 pair of 2 bars to decorate
Full instructions are at the bottom of the page. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable version at the end of this post.
Tips to make the Kinder Bueno Cupcakes
- Start with the frosting as it needs to set for 6 hours.
- When you’re ready to add the gelatine, make sure the cream is not too hot, it could affect the gelatine.
- Ingredients at room temperature to prepare the cupcakes.
- Ensure the cupcakes are completely cooled before processing to the assembly.
- If you don’t have a cupcakes corer, use an apple corer to make the hole.
- Place a quarter of Kinder Bueno for decoration, only when ready to serve the cupcakes, otherwise they will absorb moisture.
How to store the Kinder Bueno Cupcakes?
Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days
Can we make these cupcakes ahead of time?
- You can prepare the cupcakes (without the frosting) 2 days in advance. Then, store them in an airtight container.
- You can also start the frosting one day in advance. But whip the Kinder Bueno cream and decorate your cupcakes a few hours before serving. Once the cupcakes are decorated, they are at their best. After 8 hours, a skin starts to develop on the frosting.
Can we freeze the cupcakes?
The cupcakes themselves freeze very well. However, freeze the cupcakes before assembling, without the filling and frosting. Wrap with plastic wrap, and place in an airtight container. Freeze for up to a month. When ready to use, fill and frost when they’re thawed.
What can we do with the leftover waffles (from Kinder Bueno Bars)?
I made truffles. After you pushed the mixture through the sieve and remove the waffle bites, keep the leftover waffle mixture. Place it in the fridge until set. Once chilled, the texture should be soft but firm enough to roll into balls. Form the balls and place them in the freezer for 15-20 minutes. Then dip the balls in melted chocolate. Chill until the chocolate is set.
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