Advent Calendar Day 19: Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes


Back in October, Selma made
ambassador cupcakes using Ferrero Rocher chocolates for her son’s birthday. They looked so luxurious and elegant, that I tucked the idea away for Christmas….


So fast forward two months and armed with Selma’s idea, two boxes of chocolates, some gold cupcake cases and some shimmer spray, I’m ready! I’m using my trusty chocolate cake mix instead of Selma’s, but I’ll use her’s next time.


Chocolate cupcake Ingredients:
100g butter
150g brown sugar
2 eggs
200g plain flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoon cocoa powder
180ml milk
1 box of Forrero Rocher

1 can of chocolate icing
1 can gold shimmer spray
Toasted Hazelnuts
1 box of Forrero Rocher


Line a cupcake tin with foil cases. Preheat the oven to 190°/ gas mark 5 or turn your Rayburn off! Cream the butter and sugar, then add in the eggs. Sift in all the dry ingredients and then add the milk.


Spoon the mixture into the cases until half full. Pop a chocolate in the middle and spoon a small amount of mixture on top. Pop into the oven for 15 minutes.


Once cooled, pipe chocolate icing on top of the cake. Then, depending on how high your icing is, place a whole chocolate on top (or a half like I did). Sprinkle with hazelnuts and spray with shimmer!!!!


I’m bringing these delights to Angie’s for a festive fiesta friday!


6 more sleeps!!!

Melissa xx

30 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Day 19: Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes

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  2. Hey Melissa, you said you’ve been posting everyday for Advent? Wow, you’ve been busy. Tell me, what have you been doing to all those treats? I don’t think I could trust myself with that, but you surely have been committed. Kudos to you. I read somewhere that your Dad grew up in Kenya too? Wow! he and I have a lot more in common than just calling ourselves Goan :). I wonder if I knew him? It’s a small world, one never knows. Enjoy all the Goan sweets in Goa, and have a wonderful holiday!


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  4. Looks yummy (your daily treats are killing me!). 😀 The Glen House must be overflowing with sweetness and the aromas must be intoxicating. By the way… I found that wonderful silver and gold spray at my local store…different brand, but essentially the same! (I’m clapping my hands in excitement…can you tell?)

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