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Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Orange Muffins

Deliciously moist orange infused muffins stuffed with Nutella and chocolate chips, and topped with orange flavoured icing, orange zest and more chocolate chips!

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Orange Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

You should all know by now my love for the chocolate and orange flavour combination, so today I bring you Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Orange Muffins!

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Orange Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Orange Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

These muffins are so moist from the buttermilk and vegetable oil used. I love using buttermilk and oil instead of butter in my baked goods, especially muffins and bread. I infused the muffins with a little orange juice and zest, and stuffed them full of Nutella and chocolate chips. Finally, I topped them off with orange flavoured icing, and a little more zest and chocolate chips. Perfection!

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Orange Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Orange Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Such a quick and easy recipe! All you need to do is whisk together the dry ingredients, and in a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. Combine the two together, pour the mixture into a 12-hole muffin pan, filling only half way. Scoop a little Nutella into each one, and top with the rest of the muffin mixture. Bake for 15 – 17 minutes. Once cooled, top with the icing (simply whisk together the icing sugar and orange juice), zest and chocolate chips. Done!

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Orange Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Enjoy!

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Orange Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction
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Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Orange Muffins

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yields 12 muffins

Ingredients

For the Muffins

  • 3 cups plain flour 375g
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar 170g
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips 175g
  • Zest of one large orange
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup orange juice 60ml
  • 1 cup buttermilk 240ml
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil 100ml
  • 12 teaspoons Nutella

For the Icing

  • 2 cups icing sugar 250g
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • Orange zest to garnish

Instructions

For the Muffins

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Line a 12-hole muffin pan with muffin cases, then set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, chocolate chips, and zest. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the egg, orange juice, buttermilk, and oil. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  4. Divide the batter evenly between the 12 muffin cases, filling only half way. Place a teaspoon of Nutella into the centre of each muffin, then cover with the remaining muffin batter. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted just off-centre (to avoid Nutella) comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Icing

  1. Whisk together the icing sugar, and 1 - 2 tablespoons of orange juice. Add a little water if the icing is too thick.
  2. Drizzle the icing on top of the cooled muffins, and garnish with orange zest and chocolate chips.

Notes

TIP: You can freeze the teaspoons of Nutella for 1 hour on a baking tray lined with parchment paper before placing them in the muffin batter. This helps prevent the Nutella sinking to the bottom of the muffins.

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Orange Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Orange Muffins | Marsha's Baking Addiction

16 Comments

  • Reply
    Noel
    April 23, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Such pretty cupcakes! and a really good suggestion on the substitutes.

  • Reply
    Beth
    April 23, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Love orange and chocolate together! I have a quart of buttermilk in the freezer right now! Guess what I’m doing this afternoon!

  • Reply
    Lindy
    April 23, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Orange and chocolate…yum. These look really nice. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      April 25, 2016 at 8:47 am

      Thanks, Lindy!

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    Kirsten @ Treat Yourself Sweeter
    April 23, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Such a perfect combo…. these look absolutely delicious Marsha! Sharing for sure πŸ™‚ x

    • Reply
      Marsha
      April 25, 2016 at 8:47 am

      Thanks, Kirsten! πŸ™‚

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    Kari
    April 23, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    These look delicious! Love the addition of Nutella!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

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    Megan - The Emotional Baker
    April 24, 2016 at 12:18 am

    What an awesome flavor combo! I bet these are so delicious πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      April 25, 2016 at 8:48 am

      Thanks, Megan! πŸ™‚

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    Natalie
    April 25, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Looks really delicious πŸ™‚ Just love it! Paper cups are so cute. Did you DIY?

    • Reply
      Marsha
      April 25, 2016 at 8:49 am

      Thanks, Natalie! No, I buy my muffin cases online! πŸ™‚

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    Demeter | Beaming Baker
    April 25, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    I know about your love for the chocolate/orange flavor combo and I’m in full agreement, Marsha! Loving these fluffy and delicious-looking nutella (!!) stuffed chocolate orange muffins. Seriously, how good does this look? Love the color too! Pinning, happily. πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      April 26, 2016 at 8:17 am

      Thanks, Demeter! πŸ™‚

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