Chocolate Chip Nutella Cheesecake Cupcakes

Looking for an over the top cupcake for your next party?  These Chocolate Chip Nutella Cheesecake Cupcakes are the perfect way to go.
Chocolate Chip Nutella Cheesecake Cupcakes - vanilla chocolate chip cupcakes filled with a Nutella cheesecake center and topped with vanilla buttercream

Do you know that automatic car washes are a stressful thing for me?
I had gone 19 years without venturing into one and I would
have been perfectly content to go another 19 years.
But my hubby wanted the van washed and he had to go to work,
so, he sent me on the mission.

Believe me I tried to get out of it…
because the thought of driving up to one and not getting my wheel
in the track was totally freaking me out!!!
I had visions of me totally missing it and then becoming so frustrated
and embarrassed that someone else would have to fix my problem.
And of course then I would never be able to go there again, because
I am sure they take pictures of “crazy” drivers and keep them posted
in their break room just so they can laugh it up during lunchtime!

Chocolate Chip Nutella Cheesecake Cupcakes - vanilla chocolate chip cupcakes filled with a Nutella cheesecake center and topped with vanilla buttercream

My husband told me to suck it up and use the giant mirror that
is right above the track. He also said if I couldn’t do this simple
thing…he was going to revoke my driver’s license!
(I’m not 100% sure he was joking!!!)
Anyway, the threat of me being stuck at home forever
was enough to get me moving to the car wash!!!
I mean hello, I need a car to get me to the grocery store
every time I have a crazy need to bake something.
And let’s face it…that happens way more than I want to admit:-)

So the kids and I headed out and honest to goodness
I thought my heart was going to pound out of my chest,
but I am so happy to report that no pictures of this crazy
driver will be gracing their break room walls!!!!
I did it!
I actually used the mirror and got my tires
in the track on the first try!
Not sure if I could do it again…
and I have no intention of trying again anytime soon!

I am also pretty sure the threat of no vehicle
and no grocery store shopping
for yummy cupcake ingredients helped me steer so well…
that and a whole lot of prayer before, during, and after.

It would be tragic if I couldn’t get things like
cake mixes, chocolate chips, and nutella.
Because then you wouldn’t get to look at crazy things like these:-)

And you like it when I bake right???
Just humor me and say Yes!!!

Chocolate Chip Nutella Cheesecake Cupcakes - vanilla chocolate chip cupcakes filled with a Nutella cheesecake center and topped with vanilla buttercream


Chocolate Chip Nutella Cheesecake Cupcake

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Nutella Cheesecake Cupcake

Vanilla chocolate chip cupcakes filled with a Nutella cheesecake center and frosted with vanilla butter cream


For the Cupcakes
1 vanilla cake mix
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup miniature chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon flour
For the Nutella Cheesecake
12 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup Nutella
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons flour
For the Vanilla Butter Cream
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons milk
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350* Fill muffin pan with liners and set aside. Prepare cake mix according to the box. Add the sour cream in with the water and oil. Toss the chocolate chips with 1 tbsp. flour. Gently stir the chips into the cake batter.
  2. Fill liners 3/4 full and bake for 20-22 minutes. Cool completely, then cut out a small section from the middle of the cupcake. (I use a melon baller, but use what works for you.) Set aside.
  3. Beat the cream cheese. Add the nutella and beat until creamy. Slowly stir in the rest of the ingredients until smooth. Fill the centers of the cupcakes.
  4. Beat the butter and shortening until creamy. Add the salt, milk, and vanilla and cream again. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with extra mini chocolate chips if desired. Keep refrigerated. Makes 24 cupcakes.


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  1. says

    So glad you got to keep your license because.. YES I do LOVE it when you bake… especially when you bake with Nutella!
    Oh and the whole tires on the track thing freaks me out too, especially when we go to the oil change place and my car is over a giant HOLE in which could make me and the kids plumet to an untimely ending! Uggh!

  2. says

    Ha ha ha ha ha! Holy cow. You are so funny. I hate the automatic car washes. Those cupcakes look delicious. Do I dare even admit that I’ve never had Nutella? Oh man. You’re going to pull my friend card aren’t you?

  3. Jess the balanced libra says

    THESE look to die for! holy moly!
    stopping by from the link up party this chick cooks Great recipe!! Im going to attempt these! My Kids will love them!
    Jess @ the balanced libra

  4. sanieannie says

    Hahahahahahaha, you’re hilarious! You know they have car washes where you can pull in, and get out and wash it yourself. That way you can avoid those scary tracks. LOL

    * I do have to admist though, I get a little nervous that I too will make a fool of myself as well.

  5. says

    I have never had Nutella. This post is enough to make me want to try it though! Okay, so when we arrange our bloggy meet up – you will have to bring some of your delish cupcakes!! Then I can brag that I’ve eaten baked goods from THE Bru Crew girl! :)

  6. says

    Amber- you need to have nutella. It’s awesome. This post is fantastic. I once had a birthday cake with nutella-cream cheese filling… But this looks fantastic. And who doesn’t love a good cake mix recipe. Will definitely be trying, thanks so much for the great post.

  7. says

    I love nutella and these look fabulous. Pinning it for later use! I actually love car washes – anything that I don’t have to do myself is a bonus for me!
    Jenn :)

  8. Kim {Recipes To Run On} says

    The story about the car wash… too cute! It’s funny the things we can be afraid of. :-) These cupcakes look like the perfect cure for any ailment!

  9. says

    Oh man, i knew i shouldn’t have clicked on your link from TT&J…. now i’m totally gonna have to make these, they sound divine. I just might have to PIN this one. yummification!

    I would love for you to link this up at my weekend Link Party, Once Upon a Weekend. This weekend is my first-ever party, and I am so hoping people will participate! :)

    Here’s the link if you’re interested:

    Also, if you have a list of favorite link parties, I’d love to be included on Fridays. Thanks a ton!

  10. says

    Thank you for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you will come back tomorrow and share more of your recipes.
    I hope to see you there!


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