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!

Enjoy!

Yield: 16

Pumpkin Lava Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

20 minPrep Time

18 minCook Time

38 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  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.
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91 Comments

91 Comments on Pumpkin Lava Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

    • Marsha
      October 8, 2015 at 2:53 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Anu! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  1. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    October 8, 2015 at 3:50 pm (1 year ago)

    You had me at pumpkin lava! These cupcakes look incredible, Marsha!! LOVE the nutella center and frosting… because one can NEVER have too much nutella! These are awesome! Pinned! Cheers, girl!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 8, 2015 at 7:01 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Cheyanne! πŸ™‚

      Reply
    • Marsha
      October 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Jess! πŸ˜€

      Reply
  2. Abida
    October 8, 2015 at 8:24 pm (1 year ago)

    Im a recebt convert to pumpkin desserts ans oh my goodness this sounds so delectable and indulgent!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 8, 2015 at 10:17 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Abida!

      Reply
  3. Linda@ Today She Loves
    October 9, 2015 at 2:09 am (1 year ago)

    Fantastic job Marsha!!! Wow, these pictures are incredible too and I love the festive sprinkles on top.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 9, 2015 at 7:03 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Linda! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  4. Sarah
    October 9, 2015 at 9:00 am (1 year ago)

    These cupcakes are so cute! Pumpkin + nutella = life made

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 9, 2015 at 10:57 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Sarah!

      Reply
  5. Manal Obieda
    October 9, 2015 at 11:12 am (1 year ago)

    These are so cute and screaming fall…I need to try them for my kids charity school bake soon. Thanks for sharing

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 9, 2015 at 11:26 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Manal! Enjoy! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  6. Lynn | The Road to Honey
    October 9, 2015 at 11:34 am (1 year ago)

    Woah! Check out that Nutella center. The Nutella frosting was heavenly enough but then you gave me an extra dose of that loveliness to discover smack dab in the center. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate fall.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 9, 2015 at 11:47 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Lynn!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      October 9, 2015 at 2:05 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Peter!

      Reply
  7. Emily
    October 9, 2015 at 2:52 pm (1 year ago)

    These look heavenly! Perfect fall treat! =)

    Reply
  8. Julia (@Imagelicious)
    October 9, 2015 at 4:14 pm (1 year ago)

    Pumpkin and nutella? What? This sounds amazing! The cupcakes look absolutely delicious!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 9, 2015 at 6:59 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Julia!

      Reply
  9. Stacey
    October 9, 2015 at 4:30 pm (1 year ago)

    I love everything going on in these decadant cupcakes, especially the nutella lava center!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 9, 2015 at 6:59 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Stacey!

      Reply
  10. Sarah @ Sarah's Bake Studio
    October 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm (1 year ago)

    These cupcakes look awesome. I love how perfectly domed they are! With so many people in love with pumpkin and nutella what I a great combo. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 9, 2015 at 10:40 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Sarah! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  11. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    October 10, 2015 at 12:07 am (1 year ago)

    So glad to have found your blog as I’m in love with all your recipes! I just pinned this and I’ll be licking that frosting bowl clean!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 10, 2015 at 4:57 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you so much! Means a lot! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  12. kushi
    October 10, 2015 at 12:22 am (1 year ago)

    I love the recipe dear. Cupcakes look so flavorful and gorgeous with interesting combo πŸ™‚

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 10, 2015 at 4:57 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Kushi! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  13. Whitni @ A Cookie & A Kiss
    October 10, 2015 at 1:02 am (1 year ago)

    I absolutely LOVE this combo! Thank you so much for sharing this deliciousness!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 10, 2015 at 4:58 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Whitni!

      Reply
  14. Amanda
    October 10, 2015 at 2:08 pm (1 year ago)

    These cupcakes look so good. The frosting looks so light and fluffy. And the fact that it has Nutella really makes me crave it!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 10, 2015 at 4:58 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Amanda!

      Reply
  15. pam
    October 10, 2015 at 8:22 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh my gosh!!! Those sound amazing!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 10, 2015 at 8:26 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Pam!

      Reply
  16. Annie@ciaochowbambina
    October 11, 2015 at 1:53 pm (1 year ago)

    Yum! You had me at little pool of Nutella! This recipe is a keeper! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 11, 2015 at 8:49 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Annie!

      Reply
  17. Ann
    October 11, 2015 at 4:56 pm (1 year ago)

    These look so mazing! You had me at Nutella….. hmmmmmmmmm yummzy!!!!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 11, 2015 at 8:50 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Ann!

      Reply
  18. Melissa
    October 11, 2015 at 11:18 pm (1 year ago)

    I have done this with a cake mix and pumpkin before, but these look like a MUCH better texture! Must try!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 12, 2015 at 8:56 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Melissa!

      Reply
  19. Bre
    October 11, 2015 at 11:18 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh my gosh…these look AMAZING! Pumpkin and Nutella are two of my favorite things…I can’t even imagine how delicious they taste together!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 12, 2015 at 8:57 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Bre! These taste so good! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  20. Bridgette
    October 11, 2015 at 11:53 pm (1 year ago)

    I’ve died and gone to Nutella heaven! And what a coincidence, I have pumpkin AND Nutella in my pantry! Definitely putting this on my fall to-bake list!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 12, 2015 at 8:57 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Bridgette!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      October 12, 2015 at 8:58 am (1 year ago)

      Haha, thanks Via Bella! I hope you enjoy! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  21. Samantha
    October 12, 2015 at 1:00 am (1 year ago)

    Oh, wow! I shouldn’t have read this on an empty stomach, these look amazing! Thanks for posting!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 12, 2015 at 8:59 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Samantha!

      Reply
  22. Christine
    October 12, 2015 at 1:25 am (1 year ago)

    I like the surprise in the cupcake! πŸ™‚

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 12, 2015 at 8:59 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Christine!

      Reply
  23. Leisel
    October 12, 2015 at 1:35 am (1 year ago)

    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!

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    • Marsha
      October 12, 2015 at 9:00 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Leisel! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  24. dallas
    October 12, 2015 at 3:06 am (1 year ago)

    photos are great!!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 12, 2015 at 9:00 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Dallas!

      Reply
  25. Aileen @ Aileen Cooks
    October 12, 2015 at 3:37 am (1 year ago)

    Wow, these look delicious! Any excuse for sprinkles is a good excuse for me!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 12, 2015 at 9:01 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Aileen!

      Reply
  26. Sarah
    October 12, 2015 at 4:59 am (1 year ago)

    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!

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    • Marsha
      October 12, 2015 at 9:01 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Sarah!

      Reply
  27. Claudia | The Brick Kitchen
    October 12, 2015 at 7:21 am (1 year ago)

    That nutella lava centre looks epic! Love the chocolate-hazelnut-pumpkin combination – so autumnal. I need lessons on doing my icing though – yours looks perfect!!

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    • Marsha
      October 12, 2015 at 9:02 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Claudia! This was my first time icing cupcakes with a piping bag, I do need to get more practice in! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  28. Ariel
    October 12, 2015 at 11:16 am (1 year ago)

    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 like..now! πŸ™‚ Saving this recipe to make and bring into work asap! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Marsha
      October 12, 2015 at 2:54 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Ariel! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  29. Rica@YogaMatMonkey
    October 12, 2015 at 11:35 am (1 year ago)

    Yum! Nutella frosting sounds amazing! I never thought to use it on my baked goods. Duh! I’m sure the pumpkin/Nutella combo is a crowd pleaser. Could be dangerous…

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 12, 2015 at 2:54 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Rica!

      Reply
  30. Kristina
    October 12, 2015 at 12:34 pm (1 year ago)

    I’m not a huge pumpkin person but I am obsessed with nutella! I can’t wait to try this out!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 12, 2015 at 2:55 pm (1 year ago)

      I hope you enjoy! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  31. Natalie @ A Fit Philosophy
    October 12, 2015 at 1:47 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh my! I think this might be love at first sight! Nutella & Pumpkin are two of my favorite things!!!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 12, 2015 at 2:55 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Natalie!

      Reply
  32. Callie | Flour and Fancy
    October 12, 2015 at 2:37 pm (1 year ago)

    I love that you’ve created this recipe as a lava cake versus just a cupcake, and your frosting recipe looks so enticing! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 12, 2015 at 2:56 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Callie!

      Reply
  33. Kate
    October 12, 2015 at 4:24 pm (1 year ago)

    These look delicious. I can’t wait to try them. πŸ™‚

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    • Marsha
      October 12, 2015 at 8:58 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Kate! Enjoy! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  34. Carmen
    October 12, 2015 at 5:56 pm (1 year ago)

    What? I didn’t even know these existed!! Pinning!! πŸ˜‰

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 12, 2015 at 8:57 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Carmen!

      Reply
  35. Lucy
    October 12, 2015 at 5:57 pm (1 year ago)

    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!

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    • Marsha
      October 12, 2015 at 8:57 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Lucy! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  36. Meredith
    October 12, 2015 at 8:04 pm (1 year ago)

    I am at the bottom of a long list of compliments… but your photos are always sooo good and they make me hungry every time!!!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 12, 2015 at 8:56 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you for the kind words, Meredith! πŸ™‚

      Reply
    • Marsha
      October 13, 2015 at 8:52 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Natalie!

      Reply
  37. Lindsey
    October 13, 2015 at 4:05 pm (1 year ago)

    Those sound amazing! Can’t wait to try!

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    • Marsha
      October 14, 2015 at 10:53 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Lindsey!

      Reply
  38. Kelly
    October 19, 2015 at 11:22 am (1 year ago)

    These are so cute and festive! Love the pumpkin and nutella combo! I’m totally smitten over the nutella sauce – such a great idea! πŸ™‚

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 19, 2015 at 11:38 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Kelly! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  39. Steph @ Steph in Thyme
    October 21, 2015 at 3:00 am (1 year ago)

    So so fun and festive for the fall season. That nutella frosting…YUM!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      October 21, 2015 at 12:31 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Steph!

      Reply
  40. AiPing | Curious Nut
    November 7, 2015 at 6:25 pm (1 year ago)

    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

    Reply
    • Marsha
      November 7, 2015 at 9:31 pm (1 year ago)

      Aww thanks, AiPing! How I wish I could share! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  41. Aarika
    December 15, 2015 at 2:38 am (1 year ago)

    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!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      December 15, 2015 at 8:09 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Aarika!

      Reply

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