In England it is tradition on your birthday to bring the cake or the cupcakes. So as my birthday approaches, Saturday, I thought I would make some special cupcakes. I am headed to San Sebastian, Spain for the weekend with a few friends and thought using the Bueno Bar in my cupcake would be a great idea. Since Nutella is one of my favorite things ever, what a better way to top my birthday cupcakes!
1 1/2 Cup of Sugar (Separated out 1 Cup and 1/2 Cup)
3 Egg White
1 1/2 Cup of Flour
1 Teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
6 Tablespoons of Butter
2/3 Cup of Whole Milk
16 Bueno Bars
Preheat Oven to 350
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and 1 Cup of sugar until light and fluffy about 3 Minutes. Add in the vanilla, once the vanilla is combined alternate with dry ingredients (Flour, Salt and Baking Soda) and the milk.
In a Separate bowl, whip the egg whites, once foam forms slowly add in the remaining 1/2 Cup of sugar and continue mixing until peaks form. At this point fold in egg white mixture in 1/4 batches into the other batter.
Prepare the Cupcake liners, place two pieces of the Bueno bar at the bottom of each liner and then spoon the batter on top. Bake for 20 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
Let cool completely before frosting. Top each cupcake with half of a Bueno Bar.
Happy Birthday to Me!