I’ve had a minor obsession with cupcakes for the past few weeks so when an opportunity to bake came up I knew I had to try these Ferrero Rocher inspired beauties. This is a great way to take your favourite chocolate cupcake recipe and kick it up a notch.


Makes 16 cupcakes

I used this delicious cupcake recipe as the base.

For the filling

  • 16 whole hazelnuts
  • 200ml jar of Nutella

Baked cupcakes with filling stuff

For the ganache topping

  • 1/2 cup double cream
  • 250g chocolate, finely chopped- I used a 200g bar of whole nut (picked out the hazels for the filling) plus 50g 85% cocoa chocolate
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts


  1. Once your chocolate cupcakes are cool, use a teaspoon to cut out the centres.
  2. Cutting out middle Middle cut out
  3. Add a generous teaspoon of Nutella and pop a hazelnut in the centre.
  4. With Nutella and nut
  5. Make your ganache by bringing the cream to a boil, pouring over your finely chopped chocolate and stirring until smooth.
  6. Fold in the chopped hazels
  7. Add about a tablespooon of ganache to the top of each cupcake.


Ambassador, with these cupcakes you are really spoiling us.