Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Nutella Buttons : TWD

This week's bake at Tuesdays With Dorie (TWD), is Nutella Buttons. These are little mini spongy cupcakes, baked in mini muffin pan and filled with Nutella, already sounds so good! Dorie describes it as "the cake itself is a white cake with an especially fine and springy crumb, and the surprise is anything you'd like it to be". Instead of Nutella, you could fill the cake with a dollop of jam. In my house, it has got to be Nutella!


These buttons are easy enough to bake. Firstly, the eggs got to be separated. The dry ingredients are mixed with the egg yolks and vanilla extract and a few drops of almond extract (which I've omitted), to a thick paste. The egg whites are whisked in the stand mixer until firm peaks and then added to the egg yolk mixture. A teaspoonful of the batter is put into the mini muffin pans, followed by half a teaspoon of Nutella and another teaspoonful or more of batter, just to the top. Bake in a preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes until golden brown and springy to the touch. I baked mine for 16 minutes.


I used a standard-mini sized 24-hole muffin pan, and got a total of 36 buttons instead of 24, which is a good thing! Remove the buttons from the muffin pan immediately after baking, and let cool on wire rack.


These buttons rises really well and look very cute in little paper cups. From the picture in the book, Dorie has coated the top with chocolate ganache. But I have left them plain with only a dusting of confectioners' sugar before serving. As these little buttons are really small, you can pop the whole button into the mouth! I feel that with the ganache, it might be "chocolate overload" (if there's such a thing?, LOL!), what with the Nutella as the filling, I do not want the ganache to take over the taste of the nutella in these little buttons.


The cake itself is soft and springy. These little buttons are fun to eat and so yummy with the nutella filling. Makes the perfect snack for kids to share with their friends. 


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20 comments:

  1. You got such lovely little domes on yours - mine were flat on top. They were delicious, weren't they.

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  2. these were good plain but I dipped them in ganache because, well, chocolate!!!

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  3. Such interesting name.. I do love how these little cakes bake up with lovely filling... Love to try these someday soon

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  4. Those mini muffins look so adorable and that nutella filling is totally irresistible!

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  5. Your cupcakes got perfect little domes tops-so cute with the powdered sugar.

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  6. oooooooh looks very cute with that surprise little nutella centre!

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  7. They look perfectly baked Joyce and so pretty with the dusting of sugar and colourful wrappers. My family loved them too.

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  8. So yummy & cutie little Nutella Buttons. Think I'll 'pop' non-stop with a cup of coffee ^-^!

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  9. I made mine with the ganache topping, but they ended up being a little messy for the younger kids. I think next time I might leave it off for the littlest kids!

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  10. Adorable little domes -- and you can really see the "fine and springy crumb" on your buttons!

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  11. Hi Joyce,
    These Nutella buttons look so cute.
    Remind me of something Bake Along, bake before- 'doughnut muffins'
    This buttons must be so good to have over a cup of warm tea!
    mui

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  12. this is so interesting..im sure i will be the 1st one popping non stop with these :)

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  13. Joyce , those Nutella buttons look pretty delicious ! I love the texture contrast between the gooey chocolate and the spongy cake and it looks perfectly-baked :D

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  14. Joyce, these Nutella Buttons have a good rise and they do look spongy. Seeing that they are so small and easy to pop into the mouth, it would be rather dangerous for me to bake. Hah..hah...

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  15. They look so delicious, and the little dusting of sugar is perfect.

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  16. Look delicious!!! and beautiful!!

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  17. Hi Joyce,

    These little Nutella treats look cute and yummy! I can eat at least 5 of them at a go... but I have to eat at least 2 panadol to ease my fever first...cough cough!

    Zoe

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  18. These look cute and yummy to snack on...

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  19. they are so domed and cute! and I like your little gingham cupcake papers, too.

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  20. Picture perfect! So very pretty looking with the striking red wrappers. Good call on dusting them with sugar. I piped on ganache, and it did mask the Nutella.

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