Kinder Bueno Cupcakes

I don’t know about you but Kinder Buenos are one of my all time favourite sweets; the crispy wafer, the hazelnut filling and the chocolate. YUM! So of course I had to make these into cupcakes. These Kinder Bueno Cupcakes have a chocolate cupcake, white chocolate hazelnut buttercream, a Kinder chocolate drizzle and are topped by of course, a Kinder Bueno.

If you haven’t tried White Hazelnut Spread before where have you been?!!! I bought it in my local supermarket and it tastes exactly like the filling in Kinder Buenos it is insanely good. So I decided instead of using this in the centre of my cupcakes I would create a buttercream with it and oh my gosh! You need to try it (the cupcakes and the spread!)

I have to admit cupcakes are one of my favourite things to bake. There are so many different cupcake recipes on my blog like these simple Vanilla Cupcakes or why not try these Biscoff Cupcakes.

Before You Start Baking

Before you start baking you need to preheat your oven. This is such an important step and ensures that the cupcakes bake correctly and you don’t end up with them burning on the outside and raw on the inside or just completely raw.

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Also, add your cupcake cases to your muffin tray. This will save you doing it when your cupcake batter is ready so you can just fill the cases and pop them straight into the oven. I used these Baking Cups from Iced Jems. They are flat-bottomed and hold their shape when they bake so I just use a flat oven tray.

Finally, if you are using Unsalted Butter you need to take it out the fridge to come to room temperature. If you are using a baking spread like Stork I don’t tend to bother, but you need to use unsalted butter in your buttercream so you want it to be soft so you can mix it into your icing sugar.

Kinder Bueno Cupcakes

To start, cream together the butter and sugar; in this recipe I used light brown sugar because I think it gives the cupcakes a lovely caramelly taste. If you prefer you can replace this for caster sugar.

Next add in the remaining ingredients and mix until they are combined. You don’t need to mix these for too long just until they are smooth and combined.

Spoon the mixture into your cupcake cases. I use an Ice Cream Scoop just because I find it easier to ensure each case has the same amount of cupcake batter.

Pop the cupcakes into your preheated oven.

How Do I Know When the Cupcakes Are Baked?

This can be tricky especially with chocolate cupcakes as you can’t see if they are golden brown like you would with vanilla cupcakes.

I find the easiest way to tell if they are done it by using a cake tester. If you test the thickest part of the cupcake and it comes out clean then they are ready. If there is still some cake batter on there then put them back into the oven for 3-4 minutes and repeat until the tester comes out clean.

You could also gently press the top of the cupcake with your finger. If it springs back it is ready. If not then pop them back into the oven for 3-4 minutes and repeat until they spring back.  

Leave the cupcakes to cool fully in the tin.

White Hazelnut Buttercream

Once the cupcakes have cooled completely make the buttercream. I mixed together the butter, icing sugar and hazelnut spread. If it is quite thick you can add a teaspoon of milk one at a time mixing in between until the buttercream is the desired consistency.

It can be quite hard to tell when the buttercream is the correct consistency and everyone will have different answers. I prefer mine to be thick enough to hold its shape but not too thick that I won’t be able to get it out the piping bag.

Pop the buttercream into your piping bag and pipe onto the top of your cupcakes. I used a Wilton 1M Piping Tip and these Piping Bags.

Once you have added the buttercream onto your cupcakes put them to one side to make the Kinder  drizzle.

Kinder Chocolate Drizzle

 Add the Kinder Chocolate to a heatproof bowl and melt in the microwave on 30-second bursts stirring in between until it is completely smooth.

Put it into a piping bag with a small round nozzle or if you are using disposable piping bags you can just snip the end of the bag off.

Drizzle the chocolate over the top of the cupcakes.

Finally cup one Kinder Bueno bar in half and add to the top.

Alternatives

If you don’t want to use the White Chocolate Hazelnut Spread you could use Nutella instead.

You can use caster sugar instead of light brown sugar too if you prefer.

All the decorations are completely optional so if you don’t fancy a Kinder Chocolate Drizzle then you can just leave this off.

Equipment

Mixing Bowl

Spatula

Scales

Measuring Spoons

Piping Tip

Piping Bag

Cake Tester

Ice Cream Scoop

Baking Cups

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Kinder Bueno Cupcakes

Sarah Mark
I don’t know about you but Kinder Buenos are one of my all time favourite sweets; the crispy wafer, the hazelnut filling and the chocolate. YUM! So of course I had to make these into cupcakes. These Kinder Bueno Cupcakes have a chocolate cupcake, white chocolate hazelnut buttercream, a Kinder chocolate drizzle and are topped by of course, a Kinder Bueno.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Decoration Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 12 Cupcakes

Ingredients
  

For the Cupcakes

  • 145 g Unsalted Butter or Stork
  • 145 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 120 g Self-Raising Flour
  • 25 g Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Medium Eggs
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

For the Buttercream

  • 400 g Icing Sugar
  • 200 g Unsalted Butter
  • 200 g White Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
  • 3-4 tsp Whole Milk

For the Chocolate Drizzle

  • 100 g Kinder Chocolate

For the Decoration

  • 3 Kinder Bueno Bars

Instructions
 

To Make the Cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/160 Fan. Line a muffin tray with cupcake liners and leave to one side. 
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the flour, cocoa powder, eggs, baking powder and vanilla and whisk until all combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into the cupcake liners. I use a small ice cream scoop to do this so I know that they are all even.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. You will know the cupcakes are ready when they are golden brown and springy to touch.

To Make the Buttercream

  • In a bowl add the icing sugar and butter and mix until it is combined. Add in the White Chocolate Hazelnut Spread and mix again. If you find the buttercream is too thick add 1tbsp of milk and mix again. Repeat until the buttercream is the perfect consistency.
  • Add the buttercream to your piping bag and pipe onto the top of the cupcakes.

To Make the Chocolate Drizzle

  • Add the chocolate to a heatproof bowl and melt in the microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring in between until it is completely melted and smooth.
  • Put the chocolate into a piping bag with a small round nozzle or if you are using disposable piping bags snip the end off.
  • Drizzle over the top of cupcakes.

To Decorate

  • Cut the Kinder Buenos in half and add too the top of your cupcakes.

If you do have any questions about these Kinder Bueno Cupcakes or any other recipes on my blog you can contact me either by sending me a DM on social media or an email. You can find all my details on the right-hand side of this page. 

52 Comments

  • Rebecca Smith

    7 April 2021 at 5:49 pm

    5 stars
    These sound like my ideal cupcakes! I love a Kinder Bueno and this look absolutely delicious.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      7 April 2021 at 11:44 pm

      Thank you!

  • Lucy

    7 April 2021 at 6:50 pm

    These Kinder Bueno cupcakes look delicious! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      7 April 2021 at 11:44 pm

      Thank you!

    2. Jenna B

      4 May 2021 at 9:50 pm

      5 stars
      Another delicious looking recipe! I’d love to try these, but I’m not sure if Kinder Buenos are sold here in the U.S.

      1. aspoonfulofvanilla

        7 May 2021 at 5:17 pm

        Ahh that’s a shame. I have to admit I’m not sure either if they are sold in the US but if you can get your hands on them you should definitely give these a try.

  • Tiffany McCullough – Metaphysical Mama

    7 April 2021 at 11:20 pm

    These look soooo good! I love Kinder Bueno Bars! Putting them on cupcakes is genius!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      7 April 2021 at 11:44 pm

      Thank you!

      1. Kalin

        9 April 2021 at 11:55 am

        5 stars
        Delicious! These look so incredible with the candy on top! I love kinder bueno bars and only get them when I travel to Europe – I will have to stock up next time!

        1. aspoonfulofvanilla

          15 April 2021 at 7:51 pm

          Thank you! x

        2. Pamela

          9 May 2021 at 1:39 pm

          Great recipe. I love the kinder bars. But unfortunately, I am really bad at baking.

          1. aspoonfulofvanilla

            31 May 2021 at 7:07 pm

            Ahh, you should still give them a go!

  • Lisa

    8 April 2021 at 7:49 am

    Oh my word, these look amazing! I LOVE Kinder chocolate. I really am awful at baking but I might have to try making these, they sound delicious ❤️

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      15 April 2021 at 7:47 pm

      Yesss try them! I hope you love them if you do make them!

  • Eleanor Jones

    8 April 2021 at 10:53 am

    Omg these look amazing! I love bueno and the idea of making them into a cupcake is so fun. Thank you for sharing x

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      15 April 2021 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you!

  • Cristina Rosano

    8 April 2021 at 11:38 am

    These look delicious! We are huge fans of kinder Buenos at home, so these are a must-try! Thanks for sharing x

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      15 April 2021 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you! I hope you love them! x

  • Karalee Shotola

    8 April 2021 at 3:49 pm

    5 stars
    These cupcakes look delicious! I love Kinder Bueno & my daughter does too so these would be perfect to make! I would use Nutella instead of the white chocolate hazelnut spread because I’ve only seen chocolate spreads here.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      15 April 2021 at 7:47 pm

      These would be amazing but Nutella too! I hope you love them if you do make them!

  • Jenny in Neverland

    8 April 2021 at 4:20 pm

    5 stars
    Bookmarking this! Kinder Bueno are one of my favourite chocolates and having KB cupcakes is just genius. Thank you!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      15 April 2021 at 7:48 pm

      Yess! I hope you love them if you make them.

  • Lynn

    8 April 2021 at 4:45 pm

    5 stars
    These look divine, Sarah! My husband’s family are big bueno lovers so this would be a dessert for them. We have pounds of them during Christmas! Thanks for sharing x

    Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      15 April 2021 at 7:48 pm

      Thank you!

  • Sophie | Love and Literature

    8 April 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Yum! These look incredible, Kinder Bueno is one of my favourite chocs – I NEED to give this recipe a try sometime. Thanks for sharing x

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      15 April 2021 at 7:48 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them if you do make them x

  • Kelly Diane

    8 April 2021 at 11:34 pm

    5 stars
    These look absolutely amazing. Kinder Bueno is one of my favourite chocolate bars, especially the white one.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      15 April 2021 at 7:49 pm

      Sameeee! Thank you!

  • Epifania

    8 April 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Oh my word! This looks so delicious. I’m definitely going to try it out.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Epifania | Female Blogpreneur

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      15 April 2021 at 7:50 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy if you do make it!

  • Kelly

    9 April 2021 at 11:22 am

    Oh my gosh these look incredible! I recently picked up the White Chocolate Hazlenut spread after months of searching and it’s exactly like the inside of a bueno, I’m obssessed!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      15 April 2021 at 7:51 pm

      Thank you! It is so good isn’t it! I am obsessed too.

  • Natasha Evans

    9 April 2021 at 4:49 pm

    Kinder Bueno is one of my favourite chocolate bars so these are right up my street! Love the sound of them, thank you for sharing!

    Tash – A Girl with a View

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      15 April 2021 at 7:59 pm

      thank you! x

  • Simona

    10 April 2021 at 7:18 pm

    These look so yummy – lately I have developed an addiction to Kinder Bueno so we have loads at home, I know what I a baking tomorrow! x

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      15 April 2021 at 8:02 pm

      Yesss! Did you enjoy them? x

  • Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes

    19 April 2021 at 4:32 pm

    5 stars
    Thanks for sharing, these cupcakes look amazing 🙂

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      1 May 2021 at 11:37 pm

      Thank you!

  • I’m All Booked Up

    4 May 2021 at 6:52 pm

    We’ve never tried Kinder Bueno before, but this post makes us want to.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      4 May 2021 at 7:11 pm

      Ah Kinder Bueno is so delicious, you need to try it.

  • Luca

    9 May 2021 at 3:09 pm

    5 stars
    This is a great recipe and they look so yummy!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      31 May 2021 at 7:09 pm

      Thank you!

  • Nathalie

    9 May 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Looks delicious! I can’t wait to try!!!!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      31 May 2021 at 7:10 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy! If you do make them please remember and share images on social media I would love to be able to see them.

  • Elaine

    9 May 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Oh wow!! This look INCREDIBLE I need to try this recipe! So kinder chocolate obsessed lol you can’t go wrong! Next day off I’ll be trying this🤩🥰

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      31 May 2021 at 7:11 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy if you do make them.

  • Della Driscoll

    21 May 2021 at 3:55 pm

    5 stars
    I love Kinder Bueno and these cupcakes look so delicious! Fab recipe xx

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      31 May 2021 at 7:44 pm

      Thank you!

  • Fadima Mooneira

    26 May 2021 at 12:20 pm

    5 stars
    Oh wow!!!!!!!! I love Kinde Bueno chocolates. This cupcakes is something I’m interested to try. Thank you for sharing.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      31 May 2021 at 8:32 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy it!

  • Ramblings of a Nobody

    27 May 2021 at 2:29 pm

    These sound delicious. I didn’t even know white chocolate hazelnut spread was a thing?! Lucky I’m doing the weekly shop tomorrow hehe.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      31 May 2021 at 8:33 pm

      Yes!! I hope you have managed to find it, it too me forever but it seems to be more readily available now.

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