Deliciously moist pumpkin cupcakes filled with Nutella sauce and topped with Nutella frosting!

Pumpkin Lava Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Another pumpkin recipe here – Pumpkin Lava Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting!

These cupcakes are incredibly moist and tender, with a little pool of Nutella sauce in the centre, and topped with creamy, melt-in-your-mouth Nutella frosting. Decorated with Halloween sprinkles.

Pumpkin Lava Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting | Marsha's Baking Addiction

These cupcakes do not have any eggs, or vegetable oil in them. They are completely replaced with pumpkin puree, making these extra moist! Just look how beautifully raised they are πŸ™‚

Pumpkin Lava Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting | Marsha's Baking Addiction

I decorated the Nutella frosting with Halloween-themed sprinkles, because why not? It’s October, and that’s the only reason I need πŸ˜‰

Pumpkin Lava Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting | Marsha's Baking Addiction

If you love pumpkin and chocolate (Nutella!), you need to make these cupcakes right now. Like, RIGHT NOW! Your kitchen will smell deliciously like autumn.

Pumpkin Lava Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Mmmm, Nutella sauce centre…

Pumpkin Lava Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting | Marsha's Baking Addiction

I hope you enjoy these pumpkin cupcakes as much as I do!


Yield: 16

Pumpkin Lava Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

20 minPrep Time

18 minCook Time

38 minTotal Time

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  • 220g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 335g pumpkin puree
  • 160ml milk
  • For the Nutella Sauce
  • 280g Nutella
  • 60ml milk
  • For the Nutella Frosting
  • 170g cream cheese, softened
  • 85g unsalted butter, softened
  • 95g icing sugar
  • 140g Nutella
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/176C. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake cases, and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix together the sugar and pumpkin puree until smooth. Alternating, beat in the dry ingredients, and milk on low speed, starting and ending with dry ingredients.
  4. Divide batter between the cupcake cases, filling 3/4 full. Bake for 15 - 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, or until cool enough to handle, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before filling and frosting.
  5. For the Nutella Sauce
  6. To make a hole in the cupcake, use a pairing knife to make a deep circular (1-inch in diameter) cut in the centre of the cupcake. Make sure you only cut about halfway through the cupcake. Using the tip of the knife, lift the cut piece of cake and remove it completely. Cut off the bottom half of the cut piece of cake, set it aside, or eat it. Set aside the top half of the cake piece, which will be used to cover the cupcake after filling them.
  7. In a medium bowl, whisk together the Nutella and milk until completely smooth.
  8. Using a small spoon or a piping bag, pour the Nutella sauce into each cupcake, filling almost to the top. Use the set-aside piece of cake to cover the tops of the cupcakes, where they have been filled.
  9. For the Nutella Frosting
  10. Using a hand or stand mixer, beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add the icing sugar, Nutella and vanilla, then mix until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a piping bag with a decorating dip and frost the cupcakes. Decorate with sprinkles if desired.

Pumpkin Lava Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting | Marsha's Baking Addiction


91 comments on “Pumpkin Lava Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting”

  1. Mmmmm, yes! While I’m not a huge pumpkin fan (definitely not ‘basic’ level, for sure), these look scrumptious. I think they’d even be perfect without the frosting, and that’s saying something. Go, Nutella!

  2. Oh my goodness. These looks AMAZING! Pumpkin and nutella are two of my fav things…but I’ve never thought to put them together. Can’t wait to try these!

  3. Some people may give pumpkin lovers a bad rep, but pumpkin makes everything SO moist and delicious! These cupcakes look really tasty! I haven’t made any in quite a while and I think your recipe is trying to tell me to make some! πŸ™‚ Saving this recipe to make and bring into work asap! Thanks for sharing!

  4. These look wonderful! The combination of Nutella and pumpkin sounds heavenly. These would be so fun to bake with my son for Thanksgiving. He loves cupcakes. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. You know when you walk into a bakery or cake shop, and you go Aaaahhhh cakes…and cookies… and doughnuts… and cakes.. more cakes… Well, that’s what I feel when I’m “walking” around your blog. Only I can’t grab what I want… which is everything. :p

  6. Two of my favorite things: pumpkin and nutella! This recipe looks decadently divine, and I cannot wait to try it. Your site is absolutely gorgeous. I look forward to following more recipes. Cheers!

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