Who doesn’t bloody-well-love a kinder bueno?! We certainly do, so we figured making our favourite chocolate bar into a cupcake was a foolproof idea. We took the 3 key components of a bueno (chocolate, the filling and wafer) and translated them into a chocolate cup cake with hazelnut frosting and wafer as decoration (to make them look all fancy). 

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Kinder Bueno Cupcakes
Yields 12
The cupcake version of a Kinder Bueno chocolate bar
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
For the Sponge
  1. 175g butter
  2. 175g caster sugar
  3. 175g self raising flour
  4. 3 eggs
  5. 60g cocoa powder
  6. 2 tbsp milk
For the Icing
  1. 100g butter
  2. 300g icing sugar
  3. 2 tbsp milk (optional)
  4. 200g hazelnut butter (we made our own, see how here)
For Decoration
  1. 100g milk chocolate
  2. 3 wafers
For the Sponge
  1. Cream together the butter and the sugar using a stand mixer or electric whisk.
  2. Add in 1 egg and mix till incorporated, repeat for the other 2 eggs.
  3. Mix in the flour and whisk until fully combined.
  4. Add in the milk and cocoa powder and whisk for 2-3 mins to create a light and fluffy mixture
  5. Bake at 175°C for 20 mins or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
For the Icing
  1. Combine the butter and half icing sugar until smooth.
  2. Add in some of the hazelnut butter, remaining icing sugar and milk and mix, repeat with the rest of these ingredients until you reach a consistency that you're happy with.
  3. Beat for a further 2 mins to make nice and fluffy.
Assembling the cupcakes
  1. Pipe or spread some of the icing onto the cupcakes
  2. Cut up the wafers into 12 small rectangles and place one onto each of the cakes
  3. Melt the chocolate and drizzle over the cakes
  1. We made our own hazelnut butter but the recipe works just as well with shop bought!
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These cupcakes were a bit of an experiment for us but we were really impressed with how they turned out. The icing is pretty damn close to actual kinder bueno filling and just as delicious! This was a bit of a Glen Coco moment for us (4 for you Glen Coco, you go Glen Coco).