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Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

8 Jun 2014

I think the title says it all.

These muffins are incredible, and whenever I make them I am showered with compliments on my baking, so I think it's time to share the recipe with you. These babies were first made by me about three years ago, and I found the recipe again in my documents the other day, immediately baked them and had them ready for my housemates and I to gobble up during our last few days in Leeds. Not that they had many in the end, as I'm pretty sure I ate at least half of them myself - sorry guys!

You will need:
120g unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
150g sugar
1 1/2 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
180ml milk
340g all purpose/self raising flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
a pinch of salt
12 tsp nutella or another other chocolate spread

Cinnamon Sugar Topping
75g sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
5 tbsp butter (I used salted)

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 200C if you have a fan oven, or 220C for a non-fan oven.

Step 2: In a large bowl, or using a mixer, cream the butter and sugar together.

Step 3: Mix in the egg, vanilla extract, and milk.

Step 4: Gradually stir in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and mix until just combined - remember not to overmix!

Step 5: Spoon about a tablespoon of your mixture into each muffin case or straight onto a muffin/cake baking tray (if you are not using cases, then make sure to oil or butter your tray). Add 1 tsp of nutella on top of and in the centre of your mixture. Cover the nutella with another tablespoon of mixture.

Tip: If you want the chocolate to come through and bubble up on top of your muffins (see pictures below), then make sure you layer less mixture on the top of your chocolate than beneath it. If you don't want any to come through then layer more mixture on top and less on the bottom.

Step 6: Bake your muffins at 200 for 5 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 160 and bake for a further 15 minutes or until they are golden brown. I am always very weary of cooking times because ovens vary so much, but mine did take about 20-25 minutes in total.

Step 7: While your muffins are cooling, melt the butter in a microwave for approximately 20 seconds or until fully melted. In a separate bowl mix the cinnamon and sugar. Once your muffins are cooled, dip each one into the butter and then into the sugar mixture until fully coated. If you are like me and used muffin cases then you can also spoon your melted butter one and sprinkle the sugar on top.

I have to apologise for posting two recipes in a row, as on a whole I prefer to vary my pattern of posts, but I am still trying to catch up on bits and bobs seeing as second year has finally finished! 

Anyway, I hope you love this recipe as much as I do, and I may or may not have a post from a spontaneous trip to a food festival coming in the next few days...
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1 comment on "Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins"
  1. Yummy two of my favouirte things cake and Nutella these are right up my street Lucy


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